Help installing VGA driver for Desknote i-Buddie XP 1500+

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HI, everytime I try to install the vga driver it reboots and locks up,screen turns dark n muddy..
I was using winME but just installed XP and same problem.
this site has specs for my desknote:
http://www.ecs.com.tw/products/ibuddiexp.htm
any ideas?
thanks

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Top Expert 2004

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boot to safe mode, go to device manager, remove your adapter, reboot, and point windows to the driver you want to load
this is the correct driver for the adapter?

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ive been messing with this about a week now,ive removed the adapter many times and tried a few differnt i-Buddie XP driver for from a ECS elitegroups main site and ECS's Desknote site,none have worked..
when I had ME installed this was the driver at Desknotes site for win9x's and ME for the i-Buddie XP
VGA Driver: V2.07b (04/24/2002)
650w9xme207b (948kb)
Top Expert 2004

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what OS are you using?
is the video built in or is it a card?
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Top Expert 2004

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Ooops just saw XP
please don't edit the question, just add comments
thanks
Top Expert 2004

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what is the model number?
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
they use a number of different adapters. you need to know the exact one

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The model is ECS DeskNote A929 (i-Buddie XP)
the card is built in..
This is from specs from Desknote.biz

Core Logic:
SiS 740 & SiS 961, 4X AGP bus interface, supports host bus at 266MHz ACPI V1.0b, AGP V2.0 and 3.3V PCI version 2.2 compliant
533MB/s high bandwidth MuTIOL between SiS 740 & SiS 961...

Video & Graphic:
Built-in SiS 315 graphic core and AGP 4X supported
High performance 256bit 3D graphics engine up to 143MHz 3D engine clock speed,Video bridge supported by SiS 301LV, TV-out function provided
Support SiS "Ultra-AGPII" technology with up to 2GB data transfer rate
Share Memory Architecture supports up to 64MB DDR frame buffer
Built-in high performance 333MHz RAMDAC provides maximum graphic
mode resolution up to 2048x1536 at true colors...

I installed windows XP yesterday when I could not get anywere with windows ME and XP is having the same problems..
I just got this computer a week ago and the person I got it from had XP on it and says ran flawless but he had older drivers, when I installed my operating system I had to download new driver from Desknotes website,even tried them from the main site Elitegroup (ECS)
all drivers work but the VGA. so either i'm doing something wrong or there driver on the website is fewbar...

 
Top Expert 2004
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go here
http://www.ecs.com.tw/download/driver_vga_m.htm
get the SiS agp driver
and the 740 vga driver, install the agp driver first

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Got it running,looks like it needed that agp driver besides the 740 driver.. thanks for you quick help..
wish ecs would include that AGP driver on the vga driver downloads page were all the other drivers are listed for the i-buddie XP.
it's running fine now :)
Top Expert 2004

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Glad I could help
the AGP dirver was for the advanced graphics port (on the motherboard) and then the vga driver was for the video adapter (two different peices fo hardware, hence the two different drivers)

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