Solved

Graphics Cards Mayhem - More

Posted on 2003-11-22
5
275 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hello.
However - this isn't quite the end. What I have is not stable. I can't use any program for more than a few minutes without 'Program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down.'

Maybe the detonator driver would go better? I am upgrading to XP soon so maybe that would fix it.

It's a pity beacause I can really see the nice improvement in graphics.

Wonder what you think?
0
Comment
Question by:alanhll
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
AlbertaBeef earned 125 total points
ID: 9804468
Um...  can you provide more information, alanhill?

But first, if you're not using a detonator driver and you have an nVidia card, then BY ALL MEANS, use the detonator drivers!

Second...  you'll find XP more stable than whatever you're running, most probably, unless you're running Windows 2000 professional, which is wonderfully stable in it's own right, although not as good a gaming platform as XP.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AlbertaBeef
ID: 9804472
When was the last time you did a clean install of Win98?  If it's been a while, that might likely be an issue here, not just the graphics card.

0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AlbertaBeef
ID: 9804475
If reinstalling 98 doesn't fix it, hopefully it will be resolved with XP.  But if it's still unstable in XP, or unstable after a clean format/reinstall of 98, there may be other issues.  IE: RAM, or Motherboard, Power Supply or Hard Drive.

What kind of mobo/processor/RAM are you running, if I may ask?
0
 

Author Comment

by:alanhll
ID: 9804735
Thanks for the speedy response, AlbertaBeef.

I have some good news - I have it working spot on (really). I reinstalled the driver (45.23_win9x_english.exe), and straight up, no error messages, no crashes - in fact I have started and restarted about 5 times now, done some graphics intensive work with a variety of programs running and open and I would say the system is actually better than ever - more stable than when I started of this whole excercise.

So hopefully, we can all put this odyssey to rest.

Thanks folks,

Alan.

0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AlbertaBeef
ID: 9804737
hope so.   Good luck.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: SHIELD1
The 5 R's 1. Repair 2. Restore 3. Reinstall 4. Remote admin 5. Run away OK so I'm not the most skilled engineer around but I definitely have an abundance of experience: electronic repairs since I was 13 and PC and computer hardware repair…
pc, laptop  monitor connection configurations
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

635 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question