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ryandoesntstress

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  1. I have now tried with two alternate 7600GT cards and both give me the same issue. Which is a slight glitch before opening a command prompt and a blank screen when opening Duke Nukum 1 (And I assume other programs and games of similar resolutions). The monitor says "The current timing is not supported by the monitor display." However if I Alt+Tab away and back again everything works.
  2. Just tried putting in a Radeon X550. First thing that I noticed was that DOS type screen are razor sharp compared the the Nvidia! CMD runs without glitches, Duke 1 open normally right away. Duke 3D has no issues either. Restart in MS-DOS Mode works. Good call on the GPU. Thanks very much! Now I'm trying to know if it was that particular card or the unofficial drivers that were causing the problem. Any suggestions for a cheap, Windows 98 friendly PCIE GPU?
  3. Just going through the manual there looks to be a few other settings that should be changed also; Limit CPUID Max. to 3 - Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item to Disabled for Windows XP operating system; set this item to Enabled for legacy operating system such as Windows NT4.0. (Default: Disabled). Now set to Enabled HPET Support - Enables or disables High Precision Event Timer (HPET) for Windows® Vista® operating system. (Default: Enabled). Now set to Disabled MS-DOS prompts - Definitely doesn't come up smooth. There is a split second after running cmd where there is some distortion or some artifacts appear on screen. I did some testing within Windows and found that Duke Nukum 1 gave a black screen but sounded like it was working in the background. I was able to end the task and get be to the desktop easily. I can also tab away and then back to the game to make everything run fine. Duke Nukem 3D was working without problems. Now when launching cmd in 16-bit colours the colours go out of control and look crazy. No problem launching cmd with 32-bit colours. Restart in MS-DOS Mode - Windows protection error Phantom Floppy - Legacy USB storage detect was already disabled. But I enabled it and the floppy drive is now gone. By now I'm getting explorer crashing, active desktop crashing, icons on the desktop are staying selected when they shouldn't be. I've reinstalled Internet Explorer and the U98SESP3 main updates but the issues persist. Tried formatting the disk and starting again with setup /p j and reached approximately the same point. The only device manager ! is a resource conflict with a motherboard resources device. It's still very fussy with shutdowns especially if some new drivers or software has been installed. Restarting in MS-DOS mode will not happen but I can boot into it with F8. Normal shut downs work as expected from both the start menu and the power button. Duke games behave the same way. It feels a bit like my GPU or monitor just doesn't like old fashioned resolutions. Hopefully I can try another monitor tomorrow. Are changes related to ACPI and AHCI for that matter useful for performance or just to make everything work? If windows supports ACPI and my motherboard supports ACPI, then installing with /p j should be the correct way?
  4. Nusb - Install seemed to go well this time using 3.3 and usb mass storage devices are working. No more unknown PCI Universal Serial Bus! IE 6.0 SP1 - Tried installing in preparation for U98SESP3 3.64. Got a black screen with no error given on restart just as the Updating System Settings drum progress bar completes. Same again on second attempt. Looks like the software installed because the installer told me it was on my second attempt. DirectX 9.0c - Installed fine in preparation for U98SESP3. No problems U98SESP3 3.64 - Black screen after extraction. HIMEMX.EXE - Followed the instructions. Copied the .exe to C:\Windows and C:\Windows\Command\EBD and added the line to config.sys. Restarted ok. Tried U98SESP3 again with the same result Nvidia Manual Drivers - Installed well. Shutdown gave a flashing _. After install of Nvidia shutdown patch I got the protection error. U98SESP3 3.64 & Nusb - Again just for fun. No black screen after extraction. Main updates installed ok. At this point the power button works to shutdown the pc with no errors where it did nothing before. A small message box with a blue door and an exit arrow shows up but is gone too quickly to read. Shut down from the start menu still gives me a protection error. I unplugged the system to install the sound card and windows became upset that I didn't shut down properly when I used the hardware button. Maybe is only acts as a sleep or hibernate? Audigy 2 ZS - Installed some fancy manual VxD drivers that I found from other research and it all worked beautifully. But I was unsure if they were really VxD as it didn't specify in device manager and I was curious to see if the official CD would work. WDM drivers installed after a looong time. Froze on reboot. Installed VxD drivers through the utility and another reboot and another freeze. Eventually it works! Comparing the installed VxD to my manual one from earlier, it's the exact same thing. Next time I will install manually. Phantom floppy - Still there. I even installed the real thing intending to remove it in device manager but it doesn't show. I'll probably just ignore it for as long as I can. And that's it! I'm pretty much done besides a for a few other settings an tweaks that shouldn't give me problems. It looks like the only real problem was that Nusb, U98SESP3 and IE6.0 really wanted a graphics driver.
  5. All the unnecessary devices and ports have been disabled prior to installing Windows. Would disabling more than just the HD audio be causing any issues? NUSB33 is an easy thing I can try right away. Also alternate PCI slots for the sound card. But should I be focusing on the basics like the right combo of ACPI and ACHI first? Is HIMEM.EXE compatible with the R.Loew RAM patch? My motherboard doesn't make it totally clear if I'm using AHCI mode. Currently On-Chip SATA Mode is set to Auto. From my understanding, Enhanced would be equivalent to AHCI Mode, then I should disable PATA IDE Is this correct? https://download1.gigabyte.com/Files/Manual/motherboard_manual_ga-p31_ds3_ds3l_s3l_e.pdf That TRIM utility looks excellent. How often would you run it? I guess it depends on how often files are being moved around the drive, right? On a previous attempt I installed with p /j and found more unknown devices in my device manager. I assumed more is bad and it would be easier to just focus on the PCI Universal Serial Bus. No ACPI devices are currently showing under System Devices. There is an ACPI Controller that is identified during boot though. Maybe floppy can be solved by installing a real one and then disabling the device in Device Manager.
  6. Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L 512MB RAM 60GB SSD GeForce 7600GT Intel E7200 I've just finished an install of Windows 98SE using the "Slipstreamable" Intel Chipset INF Drivers from; The Windows (setup /p i) went really well with nothing abnormal happening. On boot up the device manager reports only one unknown device (PCI Bus). (Edit: PCI Universal Serial Bus.) I tried uninstalling the device using inf files machine2 and MDHDC but had no luck. On a previous attempt I had problems with; Nusb36 - Black screen and freeze but USB devices worked. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling different versions with the same result Audigy 2 ZS - Drivers installed, sound worked but opening the Creative utility to install VxD drivers gave me the error "No driver installed" and no options to install either VxD or WDM drivers. The sound card is not physically installed right now. Unofficial NVidia drivers - Broke my shutdown even with the shutdown patch installed Phantom diskette drive - Even though the floppy drive has been disabled in the bios it still shows in my computer. Sometimes a 3.5 sometimes it's a 5.25. Never shows up in device manager. So now my question is, where to start? Nothing seems to be quite working perfectly and I am not sure how or what I should be troubleshooting first.


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