stb velocity 128 agp drivers for win98se

February 22, 2011 at 14:05:29
Specs: Windows 98se, Pentium II / 128mb
I recently reinstalled win98se on my computer and have been trying quite a while now to install video drivers in for my Gateway G6 266 PC. My video adapter is ONBOARD and Gateway no longer provides support for this older computer. From what I have been able to find out online, the video adapter is apparently an STB Velocity 128; AGP 3D SVGA; Graphics chip nVIDIA; Bios 1.6; 4MB.
I have tried downloading and installing drivers from nVIDIA and even from my installation CD. I still, however, am stuck with a 16 color display and a yellow advisory in my Device Driver window.

Any advice to remedy problem and end my frustration?

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February 22, 2011 at 14:18:41
The STB Velocity 128 is NOT onboard, it's a video card. If it's onboard you're using, you need drivers for S3 ViRGE/GX. Where does your monitor cable connect?

This cable is connected to a video card:

This cable is being connected to the onboard video port:

Here's the S3 drivers site:

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February 22, 2011 at 15:30:04
Is there anything on a label on the case other than G6 266, such as Gxxxxxx ?

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February 22, 2011 at 16:38:29
There should be a sticker on the back with a serial number but even better, on the motherboard itself you'll find a sticker with the gateway part number. It'll probably be of the form 4000XXX where XXX are other numbers. There'll be other stickers on the board but finding that one will be the most helpful. Then post back that number.

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February 22, 2011 at 17:51:26
Thanks MICKLIQ for responding. I went to your suggested websight, downloaded the S3 Virge DX-GX files and installed them, but still have the same problem.In Device Driver window, the S3 Virge DX/GX shows, but has the yellow warning. The message is "device not present or working properly - Code 24" and, of course I am advised to reinstall the drivers(which I have several times).

I have opened up my PC and looked on the motherboard - an Intel i440LX Revision 3 - for any hint of what might be my video chip, but see nothing obvious.

I'm still in the dark as to a solution and welcome any more ideas.

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February 22, 2011 at 18:35:12
"the motherboard - an Intel i44LX Revision 3"

I assume you meant i440LX.

That's relatively useless. Most mboards that have the Intel i440LX main chipset were NOT made by Intel.

Revision 3 may be useful eventually, if it's printed on the surface of the mboard.

See DAVEINCAPS's suggestion.
See if you can find the GATEWAY stuck on mboard part number label. It often also has a bar code on it. Usually it's on the surface of the mboard. Sometimes it's on the top of the parallel port. If you see no stuck on label, sometimes there's a label stuck to the inside of the case that has the mboard part number.

Is there anything on a label on the outside of the case other than G6 266, such as Gxxxxxx ?

The actual mboard used in older systems can often be determined by it's bios string.

Go here, download BIOS AGENT.
Run BIOS AGENT to find your bios string.
- here's the link that downloads Bios Agent

The current Bios Agent calls the bios string the Bios ID.
Tell us the Bios ID it finds, or everything Bios Agent finds, and include any dashes, etc.

"In Device Driver window, the S3 Virge DX/GX shows, but has the yellow warning.

The most common reasons video drivers that SHOULD work fine DO NOT work fine are
- something interfered with their installation
- the most frequent reason - you DID NOT install the video software the right way !

The resident modules of anti-malware software often interfere with the proper installation of software.

See response 3 regarding disabling resident modules of anti-malware software:

See response 14 in that if you have Panda Global Protection

Sound and video "drivers" always have associated files that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device, and/or the other software associated with it, will NOT work properly.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....
(this ALWAYS applies to video and sound adapters )

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.

The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !

If you DID install drivers that way,

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

- for video "drivers"....

- go to Settings - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, let the desktop screen fully load.

Install the video software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the video card that's in a slot, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the video software installation from the installation program on that.

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February 24, 2011 at 08:46:09

Yes, my motherboard has a number of stickers on it, two with bar codes. One reads 4000274; the other reads 00140088. If you can help me translate these numbers into information that will help me solve my problem, I will be eternally grateful.

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February 24, 2011 at 09:33:53
See response 5.
If you DO already have the correct video drivers, or in any case, that details the most frequent reasons the software DOES NOT install properly when it should !

"Yes, my motherboard has a number of stickers on it, two with bar codes. One reads 4000274; the other reads 00140088."

Anigma Pentium II Motherboard w/ Integrated AGP/Audio/DVD
(Home support page)

Gateway Support - 4000274 Anigma Pentium II motherboard with integrated

If you don't have a Restoration CD that came with the computer, they don't have any software downloads - in that case, that info is only useful for general info and for how to install the software properly.


Global view of mobo:


MPACT-2 Media Processor (onboard video)

Video drivers for the onboard video on the web

There are also Creative sound drivers for this mboard on the web.
(Creative bought out Ensoniq a long time ago.)

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February 24, 2011 at 09:54:39
I didn't exactly tell you to just go ahead & install the S3 drivers. I told you to look where the monitor cable connects. Does it connect to an actual video CARD in the slot area of the tower? Or does it connect to the motherboard? I supplied 2 links to give you an idea of what to look for.

Based on the numbers you supplied, here is your board:

Apparently it doesn't use STB/nvidia or S3 graphics. Assuming the above pic is correct, the graphics chips is probably the large silver square on the lower left of the pic. I found this:

BTW, did you install the Intel chipset drivers?

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February 24, 2011 at 10:40:27
I guess it's some contractual thing why the video drivers aren't on gateway's site:

Driverguide isn't free anymore. Possibly you can find a free download site.

As Mickliq asks, are you using the on-board video or an add-on card?

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February 24, 2011 at 11:37:27
I think that adapter is based on an STB chipset. I was checking some other gateway part numbers that used the mpact drivers. One was 6000709:

That's probably an add-on video card. Check the last posting here:

You may be able to get some basic driver support from nvidia but it wouldn't have the DVD software the mpact download would have.

I wouldn't have thought setting up video on an old gateway would be so hard..

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February 24, 2011 at 12:27:00
"Driverguide isn't free anymore."

The last time I used it it was still free but you just had to Register, and if you didn't want to do that, there was the alternative - you can agree to look at a series of ad pages, and choose to not to respond to any of the offers, and then you can download the software free.

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February 24, 2011 at 13:10:16
Yeah they had the 'series of ads' thing for awhile but last time I tried it was pay to sign up or pay for each download. The ads were no longer an option.

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February 25, 2011 at 18:41:23
If you have your 98 cd you might go to:


Those should be the velocity 128 drivers. I don't know if they'll work but you can try them.

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