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STB MPACT! 4MB AGP graphics accelerator problem.

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I have a gateway G6-350 with a STB MPACT! 4MB AGP graphics accelerator (STB Nitro) card on a MP440BX motherboard which shipped with Win 98.( Pentium II 350 MHz cpu, 256 SD-RAM, 45GB hard drive space) I have recently installed Win XP Home.  The graphics are now rubbish with jerky DVD playback. I seem to be operating some low level graphics.

However when I try to load a disc supplied by Gateway (Mpact Mediaware 4MB AGP graphics accelerator software Gateway 7502836) install shield starts and then encounters a problem and quits. ( I have reloaded this successfully several times when running Win 98 and DVD played fine!)

Should I expect this card, or the motherboard,  to work with Win XP? Any ideas what's going on?
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Check for spyware with something like Adaware SE. I have seen this issue with install shield starting and them encountering a problem.
Also, you can check online for an XP compatible driver as it is likely the Win98 driver is not compatible with WinXP. When you installed WinXP did you get a mesage saying that the driver is not signed for WinXP and did you accept the driver anyway? If so then it is definatley the issue. Hope this helps.  
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Thanks for helping.

The STB MPACT! 4MB AGP graphics accelerator (STB Nitro) card probably needed a specific WinXP driver. Searched in vain for same - it's an old card!
Replaced it with an inexpensive PCI video card (NVIDIA TNT2 PCI Model 64 Pro 32MB card) and it now works fine.
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