Radeon 9700 driver issue with Windows 98
Posted on 2006-10-30
I have a dual-boot machine (well, actually 2 hard-drives) one with XP & the other with Windows 98, primarily used for older games that don't work well on W2000 or XP. It has 1GB RAM and is a 2.4 GHZ Intel CPU on a P4T533 ASUS motherboard.
It also has a Radeon 9700 Pro Video Card (AGP).
All was working wonderfully (famous last words) until I decided to change the W98 hard drive for a larger one, a Maxtor Ultra ATA 300GB, partitioned down to 120GB, FDISK'd with the patched FDISK, Formatted, then W-98 installed.
for some reason I can't get the video drivers loaded & working properly. (All works well booted under XP). When booted as W-98, first, installing the video drivers from the factory disk (Sapphire DriverVer 11-002) I got the famous Blue-Screen error just trying to install it.
Next I downloaded the latest drivers from the ATI site. Different but equally nasty error upon installation of the drivers this time (I think it said "Unable to continue installation ...")
Does this ring any bells? I am thinking:
1. Locate a better driver
2. Just buy a newer Video Card that might work better with W98 (I am liking this idea IF it solves the problem. Any suggestions? I only run mild games - Motocross and car race games mostly)
3. Switch back to a PCI Video Card (mine is AGP)