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Hi, i recently have been trying to install the newest driver for my diamond Riva TNT2. I have the first version of the driver for my computer, and it works, but i need something better. Whether i download the newest Ndivia driver for TNT2, or the newest Diamond Driver for the same card, my computer will lock up when it is loading up the starting programs. I have considered 2 possible hardware conflict. I have a creative sb live value, and a creative dvd rom, with a decoder card. The thing is though, wouldnt a hardware conflict occur with any driver i used? And another thing, i thought it might be old drivers messing up my new ones. So i went drastic, i formatted my computer. You can imagine how mad i was after 2 hours of reinstalling, when the computer locked up again. Please help soon, thanks
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by:Perigryne
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have you tried :
http://www.3dfiles.com

-they have a massive driver list with OEM, and Chipset drivers as well.

-try reinstalling all the extras like directx7, codecs, and do diagnostics on the card with something like fixit99 to make sure there isn't a bad chunk of memory in the top end of the range on the card.

-check the program vendor's site for patches and or warnings about new drivers for your card.  (Everquest was a pain for that one *grin*)

other than that, if you have to format again,  I learned this from LOADS of formats:
-remove all H/W extra from the computer, then install piece by piece.

ie:
install win98
install vid card software
shutdown
install sound card
install soundcard software
shutdown..
and so on..

this takes more time to do, but allows you total control over what gets installed where with what resources.

If this doesn't help or you have more info you can offer, please post again.

Peri.
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Perigryne earned 75 total points
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see text above for it.. maybe I should have put it as an answer like that in the first place, but hey.. I am new around here.

Peri.
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by:paulof
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Fastanley,

I am not sure that this is the answer to your problem but it might be usefull to try. It has worked for me in the past.

- Remove all but the necessary cards from your system (keep only the Video card).

- Configure the OS with only the video card in and verify that everything is working fine even with the latest drivers.

- Then add a card and configure... this should help narrow down the problem at least a hardware conflict.

You might want to try to use the latest drivers for all or go in the other direction and use all the original drivers.

Also verify that there is no IRQ conflicts  or memory addressing conflicts.


/PauloF
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by:fastanley
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Thanks for your help, but i did find the problem. For your knowledge, there is a known problem involcing amd'd, windows, and tnt2... It cannot be fixed yet, but i redeced it so it hasnt locked up yet. I downloaded the newest ALi AGP patch for my motherboard and so far, the system is working great.
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