Cant install NVIDIA AGP driver
Posted on 2005-04-05
My ABIT NF7S2 mobo uses the NForce2 chipset and has an AGP slot.
I have been running it with an ATI Radeon 7000 AGP just fine.(I thought)
Now I bought an ATI AIW 9600XT which however will not install.
Evidentally my ATI Radeon 7000 was running in PCI mode not AGP -BUT- the AIW will not run at all - wont even show the BIOS screen on boot and no beep.
The AIW manual states that you MUST have the VGART driver from the Chipset maker installed prior to installing the card or you will have just a black screeen on boot (and they are right).
I tested the AIW in another box and it ran fine.(AGP controller was under System Devices in D/Manager as it should.)
I removed all other cards to avoid conflicts.
My BIOS is set for AGP enabled.
My problem is that I have D/Loaded and run the latest Nvidia driver set ver 5.10 which includes the AGP driver BUT when I look in Device Manager there is no listing for AGP Controller under System Devices (or anywhere else)
I removed all the old NVDIA drivers through "add/remove hardware" and then ran DriverCleaner to get rid of any traces.
Still the new NVIDIA AGP driver refuses to install - when I run the installer it appears to install but nothing shows up in
Device Manager indicating that the AGP controller is installed.
What do I have to do to get the NVIDIA AGP controller (driver?) installed ?
Hope you can help.
AMD Athalon 1800 XP
ATI AIW 9600 XT
2 x 256 Kingston Hyperx PC3200
2 x 80 mb WD 8MB H/D
1 x 160 mb Maxtor 8MB H/D
Samsung D/L DVD RW
Antec 300w p/s