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Hi,

I got an old P3 450 PC with win98 SE. Everything worked fine, graphics- high res and 16-24 bit color scale, audio, network etc.
I formatted its HD and now I can't find a graphics driver.
The network card works but the onboard graphics + audio doesn't. The graphics is high priority.
The motherboard is Inte's 440 family - at least that what intel's chipsetID utilty showed me. Still I can't find the driver at intel.com.

Any ideas ?

10x

DNeeBrkra
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by:yolunga2000
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try looking at Driverguide.com Use username "drivers" and password "all". If you cannot find a driver there, check if Intel has any drivers. If have for win2k and/or winxp, then consider changing from win98se to win2k/winxp
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by:Dynamic1
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What brand board.
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by:Solaron
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take out the board and have a look at the chipset and make printed on it. Go to their website and i bet they'll have some archived drivers.
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by:KJHDI12
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There should be a model number and brand info on the motherboard itself written with white letters. If found you should be able to find your motherboards support site.

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by:yolunga2000
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Do as above. If you are desperate and there are no brand markings on the baord, there will definitely be an FCC ID which will you can use to track down the manufacturer of the board.
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by:Blue_Rishi
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To identify the graphics card chipset, download astra32 at http://www.astra32.com/files/astra32setup.exe (trial/nag version) and look under video info.
To find the drivers; look at the site of the card's vendor (e.g. nvidea.com, www.ati.com, etc) or when using a older card with discontiued support; look at www.driverguide.com (free registration required).

If you're not sure, just post the details of astra32 and/or the info from windows device management (right click 'my computer' choose 'proportions' etc.). There should be an ! where the videocard is mentioned

Good Luck,

Blue Rishi
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by:dneebrkr
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OK,

I found the board model : SR440BX

I found the drivers on Intel.com : http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/filter_results.asp?strOSs=18&strTypes=BIO%2CDRV&ProductID=209&OSFullName=Windows*+98+SE&submit=Go%21

But after I install the graphics driver the system crashes with this error:

EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in
module USER.EXE at 0006:00008bb3.
Registers:
EAX=00000010 CS=17b7 EIP=00008bb3 EFLGS=00000202
EBX=00001300 SS=2357 ESP=00008814 EBP=0000881c
ECX=00000001 DS=16c7 ESI=00101001 FS=26ff
EDX=00000114 ES=05bf EDI=00000002 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
66 67 8b 46 04 66 50 ff 76 0c 53 ff 76 08 e8 94
Stack dump:
00000000 000200b5 8b16882e 178c1755 13000114 17640000 88460002 17b75b37 178c1755 00001300 00000000 05bf0114 88620000 044f7934 00000000 00001764

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by:nobus
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are you sure that are the correct ones? that is an NVIDIA driver

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by:dneebrkr
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Absolutely sure.

There's a sticker inside the case with the motherboard's map and model # on it. So I'm pretty sure. Moreover, before I formatted the HD I made a list of all the drivers (which I couldn't find the compatible ones yesterday)

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by:nobus
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if you want to know what everything is, download and run

http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1

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by:nobus
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ok; then you can:
delete the graphics device in device manager,uninstall the drivers, reboot and reinstall them
run chkdsk and sfc

nobus

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by:Blue_Rishi
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The drivers on the intel site are quite old (1999)...download the newest drivers on guru3d:

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=10 
(I've checked and 56.64 (2004) for w9.x/ME still supports tnt, don't know about newer versions).

Make sure you have the latest directX version (9.0c)...
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=14

1) uninstall the intel driver in safe mode (press F5 during boot)
2) install directX 9.0b
3) install the newer Nvidea driver

Good luck,

Blue Rishi
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by:dneebrkr
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Blue Rishi,

Thanks,

I can't seem to find what driver to download on guru3d
Would you be so kind and send me the specific link?

10x

DNeeBrkr
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by:dneebrkr
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Blue Rishi,

Won't help. I found the driver you mentioned only I get an error upon setup.
Obviously it can't find the grphic card....which I actually don't have.

I installed the directx 9.0 also and re-installed the drivers I have and nothng changed for good.
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by:dneebrkr
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I found the driver!!!

http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=82908

10x everyone!

DNeeBrkr
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