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downloaded a graphics driver, don't know what to do.

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Oscar AT, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    I recently downloaded a driver from a post, but I don't know if that is the correct driver, or how to use the driver. The computer I use is stuck in 16 color, 640 by 480 pixels mode, and it says my graphics card is the Standard Display Adapter (VGA) (as well as my Default Monitor). I know this isn't my actual graphics card/default monitor, but I don't know what it used to be, and don't know how to find that information. Here is my Hardware Information:


    OS Information:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows ME|C:\WINDOWS|
    Service Pack .
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

    Current Clock Speed 78
    Description Pentium(r) III processor
    Manufacturer GenuineIntel
    Name Unknown Intel P6 processor

    Memory (RAM):
    Bank Label Bank 0/1
    Capacity 134217728

    Bank Label Bank 2/3
    Capacity 134217728

    Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~256 MB
    Memory Reported to Operating System: 255MB

    Disk Drives:

    Installed Printers:

    Manufacturer Gateway
    Name Base Board
    Part Number
    Product Solo5300
    Serial Number None
    Version Rev 1.0

    Manufacturer Gateway
    Name Default System BIOS
    Release Date 19010131******.******+***
    Version Rev 1.0

    Description Default Monitor
    Name Default Monitor
    Screen Height 480
    Screen Width 640

    Description Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard

    Pointing Device:
    Manufacturer (Standard mouse types)
    Name PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

    Sound Card:

    Video Card:
    Adapter Compatibility (Standard display types)
    Adapter RAM
    Description Standard Display Adapter (VGA)
    Installed Display Drivers vga.drv
    Driver Version 4.0
    Driver Date 6/7/2000 7:00:00 PM
    Video Mode Description 640 x 480 x 2 colors

    DirectX Installation:

    Model Xircom MPCI Modem 56
    Name Unimodem.vxd

    Network Adapters:
    Description Intel(R) PRO Adapter

    External Ports:
    External Reference Designator COM 1
    External Reference Designator Parallel
    External Reference Designator PS/2 Keyboard
    External Reference Designator PS/2 Mouse
    External Reference Designator RJ45 Jack
    External Reference Designator RJ11 Jack
    External Reference Designator USB
    External Reference Designator VGA
    External Reference Designator Docking Connector

    Expansion Slots:
    Slot Designation Mini PCI Slot J20
    Slot Designation CardBUS 0
    Slot Designation CardBUS 1

    I hope this helps, but for now, this is all I can do! PLEASE HELP!!!
  2. Tassie Devil

    Tassie Devil DAL Aussie Contingent

  3. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    The driver I had downloaded was S3 SAVAGE4 2X AGP 3D Graphics Card. The driver Everest says I have is S3 SAVAGE/IX+MV (86c294). I don't know where to look for the driver, and even if I did and I downloaded the driver, I don't know how to get it to work. Any help would be great.
  4. Tassie Devil

    Tassie Devil DAL Aussie Contingent

  5. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    Sorry I took a while to respond. My computer suffered a Spyware attack, but Spybot took care of that. Now, I downloaded the driver, but I don't know what you mean when you say to run it. It came in a compressed folder ad in it, I couldn't find something to run. Am I doing something wrong?
  6. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    You need to "un-zip" the file you downloaded then run (click) the install.exe

    If you don't have a "un-zipper" this program offers a 21 day free trial

  7. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    What install.exe file? I opened the driver in WinZip, and looked at the contents, and there isn't any install.exe files. These are what it says is in the driver folder:
    Dvideo.dll, Gtf.dll, Metal.dll, MXICD.dll, Rfmdd.dll, Rfmk2v.dll, Rfmvxd.vxd, S3duochs.hlp, S3duocht.hlp, S3duodan.hlp, S3duodeu.hlp, S3duoenu.hlp, S3duoesp.hlp, S3duofin.hlp, S3duofra.hlp, S3duoita.hlp, S3duojpn.hlp, S3duonld.hlp, S3duonor.hlp, S3duoptb.hlp, S3duosve.hlp, S3duovue.cfg, S3duovue.dll, S3gamchs.hlp, S3gamcht.hlp, S3gamdan.hlp, S3gamdeu.hlp, S3gamenu.hlp, S3gamesp.hlp, S3gamfin.hlp, S3gamfra.hlp, S3gamita.hlp, S3gamjpn.hlp, s3gamma.cfg, s3gamma.dll, S3gamnld.hlp, S3gamnor.hlp, S3gamptb.hlp, S3gamsve.hlp, s3uninst.exe, S3vdd7.vxd, s3_7.cat, S3_7.dll, S3_7.drv, Smx5333.inf, Vgartd.vxd, Vpm.drv, Vpm105.dll, Vpm110.dll.

    These are all the files I see in the driver's folder. The .dll files are Application Extensions. The .vxd files are Virtual Device Drivers. The .hlp files are Help Files. The .cfg files are CFG Files. The only .exe file is the s3uninst.exe, and that appears to be the uninstall not install application. The .cat file is a Security Catalog. The .drv files are DEvice Driver files. And the .inf file is Setup Information. Those are the only files in the folder, so what am I supposed to do?
  8. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    sorry for the confusion...

    another way to try would be to re-download the driver Not choosing Save but Open & hopefully WinZip will open it & set it off.
  9. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    That didn't work. Maybe it's the wrong driver?
  10. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    What was the exact ID of your card (not driver) from everest? Under Display; PCI/AGP Video

    S3 SAVAGE/IX+MV (86c294) ?

    Although the above driver does not appear to be an exact match it is as close as I think you will get for ME as the card is no longer updated.

    Perhaps someone else will have a clue as to how to load it.

    Ok ... here is another approach ... open device manager and click your card then update driver then follow the prompts to select your own driver & browse to the file that you have downloaded.

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2005
  11. Oscar AT

    Oscar AT Techie7 New Member

    Hey, I went to my computer manufacturer's website (Gateway) and they had drivers there. I downloaded their video driver for my operating System, etc. and I was able to install it and now I have color! And Resolution!! Yay!!! Thanks for you guys' help, though. You guys were great help. I will reccomend this site to anyone I know who has computer problems. Thanks!!!
  12. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    glad you got it goin :eek:

    thanks for letting us know ;)
  13. Trasnochao

    Trasnochao Techie7 New Member

    Hello Oscar :

    I have the same problem with the same graphic card. Could you put a link to download the driver