XP Driver for S3 Trio64V+ Display Card(PCI)

January 28, 2010 at 04:31:47
Specs: Windows XP
Hi! Can anyone tell me how to find (or email me) the XP driver for the S3 Trio64V+ PCI display card?

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January 28, 2010 at 06:42:09
I have removed your email address as a favor to you. Posting it in the open forum like that will surely get you lots of spam.

Googling for that driver produces lots of hits. I can't say they are for WinXP. That said, I would think that WinXP would configure the card automatically.

Are you using SP3?

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January 28, 2010 at 08:21:37
"I would think that WinXP would configure the card automatically"

I was thinking the same thing. The S3 Trio64V+ is a pretty old card...XP *should* recognize it & load generic drivers. If you're looking for newer drivers, I doubt there are any.

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January 28, 2010 at 18:12:49
Yeah, S3 only shows drivers through ME:


If XP isn't installling the drivers on its own you should be able to manually install through display properties.

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

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January 29, 2010 at 07:26:40
I added the Trio64V+ Card to my Dell Desktop several days ago in order to run dual mon. It worked fine initially with the original factory-installed XP. It'd installed the correct driver automatically.

As the original Windows XP was very slow (due to prolonged use), I re-installed XP SP2 yesterday but found that a yellow Exclamation Mark had popped up in my HW List inside the Control Panal.

Yes, I've downloaded and tried both the NT and Me drivers from S3 but the problem (the mouse pointer sometimes "Freezes" when I click on the Menu Bar of a window on the secondary mon, and could only re-boot to re-activate the m/c) still persisted.

Any idea of what has caused this and how to fix?

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January 29, 2010 at 08:37:47
Go to Device Manager and expand the listing for display adapters then right click on the adapter listed and choose properties> drivers> roll back driver.

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January 29, 2010 at 09:29:03
Ah! Your suggestion triggers me on another possibility.
Since I am using another hard disk when I re-install XP 2 days ago (I still have the original HD with me although its XP runs rather slow), the roll back driver method cannot find any previous copy.

However, I'm thinking whether ther is a way trru which I can plug back the original HD and extract the Taio 64V+ driver from it (may be with some driver backup software) and then append it to the new HD?

Any suggestions on what software would fit this job best?


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January 29, 2010 at 10:35:15
Well, you could un-install SP3.

Do you also have onboard graphics, in addition to the S3 card, by chance?

List all the information currently under driver details for the card.

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February 2, 2010 at 03:26:59
My current system is only SP2.

Yes, there is an on-board graphics (Intel 82865G).

FYI, the info are as follows:
S3 Trio32/64
Driver files: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\s3legacy.sys

Provider : Microsoft corporation
File Rev: 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

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February 2, 2010 at 18:33:22
The yellow exclaimation mark in device manager doesn't necessarily mean you need different drivers. It may be an address or IRQ problem. What does it tell you when you click on it?

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

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February 4, 2010 at 01:15:41
I just checked the Hardware List inside Control Panel again and noticed that the yellow exclamation mark is no longer there. (It may be due to the improved driver that I downloaded and installed several days ago.)

However, when I open a window (Explorer) in the 2nd Mon(the external display card), the frozen OS problem still existed.
I can make many clicks on different directories without any problem, but whenever I click on the header bar (the blue one) of the window on the 2nd mon, the machine got frozen immediately and no longer response to any subsequent keystrokes of mouse movements. I was then forced to reboot.

I have once suspected it might be a thermal preoblem, but this concern has been ruled out because I can work/stay inside the Explorer window for a very long time and operate smoothly ---- until I click the header bar and then the system hung.

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February 4, 2010 at 06:58:50
Just a guess but that card may not be able to support both displays at the resolutions and color depths you have set. Also, verify that you are not trying to run the second display out of range.

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