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Video animations in Win98

gabrie asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
After my upgrade to Windows 98, video fragments get stuck within' a couple of seconds after starting them. Most of the time, I do need a restart of the PC. I checked my video driver (S3), it is up to date. Pls help?
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What are you using to play your movies? Active Movie, Quicktime . . . What brand/model video card? Hope I can help you . . .

When you updated your system to 98, many of the video DLL's were updated. If those DLL's are either incompatable or enable a video format that is incompatable with your video card, the card will not work with video. You might want to verify that your card can support the video you are trying to use.

Example: Using the Win95 Indeo, my video card played video, but it was in software because the Indeo didn't support the format the video was in. With the upgrade, the Indeo supported the format, it told my video driver to use hardware, but the card failed because it couldn't handle the format.


I got a S3 Trio64V2-DX (775) video card and I use Quick Time as movieplayer. My problem has changed a little; I followed somebody's advice on this site to do a "clean install" (after formatting the hard disk). Result: all video's worked fine, but a new problem came up: my presario 4550 does not recognize my modem anymore. It can only detect new hardware in COM1, but my modem is in COM2. This might seem trivial for some of you, but not for me, so any help is welcome!!
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Is there a "?" icon in your System Properties->Device Manager? Make sure there isn't a "generic" modem driver installed under the "?" icon or modems; if there is one, delete it and reboot.

If you have a driver on disk and windows doesn't properly recognise you modem, you may need to use Control Panel->Add New Hardware->Modems->Have Disk and select you modem's driver from disk.


Thanks Bud! My Windows 98 is working fine now....I spent appr. 10 hours on getting it right, compaq and microsoft couldn't help, but with the tips on this site I managed!
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