RIVA TNT2 model 64

April 16, 2010 at 21:46:49
Specs: Windows 98
I installed a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64 PCI video card in a computer
running Windows 98. I tried several drivers, all downloaded from NVIDIA
site, from version 40.72 to 45.23. In all cases, the installation program
runs and exits OK, and afterwards I can set the video mode. On reboot,
however, Windows stops during boot process and restarts. At the end
of boot it displays a message that the video driver was not responding
and a generic VGA driver was started (which is true). I know this card
has been used under Windows 98 and the drivers I downloaded support it.
What can be going wrong ?

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April 17, 2010 at 06:24:19
"I tried several drivers, all downloaded from NVIDIA
site, from version 40.72 to 45.23"

Uninstall the old nvidia drivers, reboot & allow the generic to load, then reinstall the latest supported nvidia driver. Why are you installing such old ones? Try version 71.84:


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April 17, 2010 at 23:23:25
In the past I've used these Nvidia downloads for 98:


Although all versions I tried which specified they were for 98 worked OK the above were the only ones that didn't lockup when I used the 'shutdown windows and restart in msdos mode'.

That doesn't appear to be your problem but if you're going to try various versions you should probably try those.

As jam says, uninstall all prior attempts, including any drivers from your previous card and install when the only driver is the generic VGA. Check my # 3 here if you need to force generic VGA:


You're not really green until you're soylent green.

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