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Have done this before but its not working this time.How does one change the driver.I want to replace the standard windows driver with my sis6326 driver.
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by:Pete Long
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start>run>devmgmt.msc

delete the graphics adaptor and reboot
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when it comes back up, and detects it, tell it you are going to provide the driver, select have disk and browse to your SIS drivers
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New driver – now what?
I have downloaded a driver from the manufacturer’s Web site, but can’t do anything with it. When I double-click it I am asked what program I want to open it with. I don’t know what to do next – can you help?

Many drivers include multiple files, or a single file that can be large. To make downloading them easier they are frequently compressed into ZIP files and it sounds like this is the case here. To unzip these files you need some third-party software. Pop along to www.winzip.com, where you can download some software that will enable you to work with these files. With the software installed you can extract the files within this Zip file to a new folder and then update your driver by selecting to specify the new drivers location and then browsing to the folder you extracted the files to.

Here’s a quick guide on how to upgrade a graphics cards on a Windows 98 system

1. Right-click your desktop and select Properties. Click the Settings tab and press the Advanced button, click the Adapter tab and then press Change. Choose to Specify the location of the driver, press Next and check the button to display a list of all the drivers in a specific location.

2. Choose the Standard PCI graphics adapter (VGA) from the list and press Next. You will be prompted to reboot your PC. Select No and instead shut down your PC. You can now disconnect your PC and remove your existing graphics card and replace it with the new one.

3. Reboot. If the system boots to your desktop in VGA mode, right-click the Desktop and select Properties. Click Settings and press Advanced. Click Adapter, Change, specify the location of the driver and then select Have Disk. Browse to your new driver, install it and reboot when prompted.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-GB;835639
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The above will also work in ME,2000 and XP
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Yeah well the problem is when I enter the location of the drivers and then click next it goes right back to loading the same old standard driver. I have done this before and it worked ok but for some reason it refuses to use the new driver location.It also states something about locating the driver in msdisp.inf file.
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How about right clicking the Desktop and try Updating the driver through the video properties.
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are you sure its an sis graphics card Ive seen windows (wrongly) report an sis graphics chip when it is in fact an AC97 audio chip?

try
Everest Home Edition
http://www.lavalys.com/download.php?dlid=1
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By default windows looks at the driver date and will refuse to install anything older than whats installed. Do not let windows look for a driver (and then point to a location). Simply click 'don't look, let me decide' or somthing (I'm using localozed version here...) and click 'browse'...point to the location of the driver and your done (make sure it's unzipped and complete).

Blue Rishi
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Yeah I've already tried that but it still wont load the new driver. Last time I had to do this I had no problem whatever. But it seems like the system keeps looking for an  .inf file like msdisp.inf. At least thats what  is stated in the dialog box.
Anyway I'll just keep trying.
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Well the problem is finally solved.What I had to do was download an inf file namely sis6326m.inf and put it in the same folder as my  .drv and .vxd files.
I then went to desktop-> properties->settings->adaptors and Change. Then in the driver wizard click  Next.Then click on the option that says  Display a list of all drivers blah blah blah... Then click on  Next and it will show the driver (sis6326m) in the list of Models.Then click next again and it will say to put the win cd into your drive.But instead just click on  Skip and keep doing that until it accepts it. And then click on  Finish.
This is typical Microsoft garabage but thats the way it works.
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That sounds like a real pain. Glad you got fixed.   : )
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:)
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