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shockchargeIV

Win98SE on a delightfully 2000's Gateway?

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Greetings fellow nostalgic nerds,

I recently picked up a 2003 Gateway with a Pentium 4 in it and a beautiful 1024x768 CRT. Swapped a few parts and got it running like new, and installed Windows 98SE with no problems. The machine works great, except I can only get 16 colors at 800x600. I have searched the bowels of the internet and it seems like nobody has any drivers for 98 that work with integrated Intel chipsets. I haven't been able to determine exactly what internals the machine has because the original HDD was dead, along with it's copy of XP and all the drivers. System info only says its an "Intel Family" Processor and generic VGA adapter graphics. Do any of these drivers exist, or should I search for a compatible VGA graphics card to put in it?

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Try posting EXACT make/model, maybe something can be done.

Anyway most probably you can get away with the UNIVBE/VBEMP:

https://bearwindows.zcm.com.au/vbe9x.htm

but if a manufacturer driver can be found it would be probably better.

jaclaz

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It's a 2003 Gateway ES2 500S. I've tried searching the name and model/serial numbers but I've only found a few Ebay listings. I will try the universal driver and see if that works, thanks for the help!

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Posted (edited)

Looks like it could be Intel Integrated chip you could try https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/7005/Intel-R-Extreme-Graphics-2-driver?product=81530 By all means try and install a driver but if you intend to do gaming or high intensive graphics then an integrated combined Video + North-Bridge usually has not enough heat-sinking. BTW most graphics cards could do with more heat-sinking.
 

Edited by Goodmaneuver

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Posted (edited)

Is it this one?

https://www.cnet.com/products/gateway-500s-mdt-p4-2-ghz-128-mb-40-gb-lcd-17/

The board is seemingly an Intel 845G, so these:

https://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/1170/

via Wayback Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20040409055856/http://aiedownload.intel.com/df-support/4773/eng/win9xe114.exe

should be the suitable drivers.

Check the VEN&DEV , as an example with one of the programs here https://msfn.org/board/topic/179593-alternative-device-manager-for-win98/

Should be: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562

jaclaz

P.S.: @Goodmaneuver For some reasons your link doesn't work :w00t:

 

This one works:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/7005/Intel-R-Extreme-Graphics-2-driver

should be latest-latest version :):

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/7005/a08/win9x1361.exe

 

Edited by jaclaz

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Jaclaz: The link is to the download page like yours, both yours and mine work for me. There is a slight difference to the page, my link has an added URL link on the page written as 'Graphics Drivers for Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller' which directs to all OS's download page.

Edited by Goodmaneuver

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@jaclazIt looks very similar, except mine has a CRT monitor and 1GB of ram. The ram is most likely an upgrade, it was my friend's family computer for a long time. The universal vga drivers did work, but I haven't tried running a game or anything on it. I'm going to try all the other linked drivers next, will update with what happens. Thanks for all the help!

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Universal VESA is not 3D. Can try screen saver OpenGL will not work. Good for modern video cards that have no drivers available for Win9x but 2D only.

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7 minutes ago, shockchargeIV said:

Installed the 845 Chipset drivers and it seems like it's working great, full resolution at high color

 

Good. :)

@GoodManeuver

I don't know, if I use your link (with the "?product=81530" at the end) I land to a 404 page:

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Page Not Found

We are sorry, there is no Intel.com page matching your request. The page may have been renamed, moved or is no longer available. Please verify the address you typed is spelled correctly. If you are certain that this URL is valid, please send us feedback about the broken link.

If you are searching for a download, these would be the alternatives:

Use the Automatically update your drivers to automatically scan your PC for the latest updates.

Use Search to find your download.

Visit Download Center to search for downloads.

If the Download Center site is unavailable, it may be down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may caus

However no problem, shockchargeIV's is solved. :)

jaclaz

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Posted (edited)

Yes a shame about that, Euro area must not link to the same server or something. Did you use Google as a search as I found the link through Google URL by searching the file name. I wonder if ShockchargeIV could link to my S/C?

Edited by Goodmaneuver

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3 hours ago, Goodmaneuver said:

Yes a shame about that, Euro area must not link to the same server or something. Did you use Google as a search as I found the link through Google URL by searching the file name. I wonder if ShockchargeIV could link to my S/C?

If I google for win9x1361.exe I find (among other links) the link I posted (without the "?product=81530" at the end), it is porbably as you say, different location= different servers, but it remains "queer".

jaclaz

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