|"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.