video card

hello, need help. just put together an upgaded computor. 133   16mb ram 2.5gig hard drive.
had some shut down problems, narrowed it down to video card or video drivers. bought cheap S3 virge dx card.
when i remove the drivers no more problem. exchanged for another card{same model} reinstalled same problem.
doesnt appear to be any conflicts according to device manager or irq. works fine until i try to shut down.
one thing i noticed was the directions for installing the card says to set video display to vga, even though i have a supervga monitor. any ideas greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. ted
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jhanceCommented:
You might try looking for some updated drivers at the S3 or the card's manufacturer's website or BBS.  Often the ones packaged with the card are obsolete by the time they get here from Taiwan.
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tedreynoldsAuthor Commented:
tried their web site. a bit confusing. if i am using the b version of win95, should i download the driver that says for the OS/2
or the driver that says for win95 thanks
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jhanceCommented:
Unless you are using IBM's OS/2, then stay clear of the OS/2 driver.  (I think you're confusing it with Windows 95 OSR2).
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tedreynoldsAuthor Commented:
hi. is it okay to install svga S3virge drivers if the video card box says vga virge. my monitor is a svga thanks
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jhanceCommented:
Yes, these days VGA and SVGA are used interchangeably.  If the drivers fail, then you can restart Win95 in SAFE mode (i.e. press F8 when you see the "Starting Windows 95" message and choosed the SAFE mode) and change your drivers back to one that worked before.
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alex66Commented:
Start fresh by removing the display adapter through Control Panel/System and restarting your machine. Use the generic VGA driver Windows offers when it detects your card. Run the card with the VGA driver and see if it is free of lock ups or similar. If it is, download the latest Windows driver for the card and go through the Change Display Adapter routine to install it.
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tedreynoldsAuthor Commented:
alex, windows doesnt give me an option to install their vga drivers. it automatically detects the card and installs the s3 drivers for it. when i manually try to change to " standard vga" instead of s3 it only gives me 16 colors. thanks
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alex66Commented:
The standard VGA driver will only give you 16 colors. You are only using these to do a basic test on the card itself. If everything works fine with a very simple 16 color driver it is safe to move on to the next step of getting the most recent drivers specifically for your card.
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