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HP NC8000 With Windows 98SE


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#1 Rainattack

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hello, I recently obtained a HP NC8000 with Windows 98 SE on it. I am trying to get the Graphics Card installed because I assume at some point before I got it, someone removed all the drivers on it as it is stuck on a VGA resolution. :P

If my understanding of HP's Docs are correct, the card is an:

ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 Pro

I'm just uncertain where I could get these drivers, and how I would even install them, or if the 9600 Mobility is even compatible with 98SE. If anyone can help me out, that would be really great! I'd just be happy if it wasn't stuck at 640x480 with 16 colors at this point. :P

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

According to the HP support website neither model of the HP NC8000 had 98SE as an OS. They were Win2K or XP.

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

Oh, well that would explain a few things. :lol:

Since I do not have a Windows 2000 XP disc handy, would it still be possible to find the drivers for each of the individual components? And if so, how would I go about that?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

I would search drivers and downloads with the model machine selected, from the link I posted. See if you can find them there first. After that it will be a lot more work if even possible this late in the product lifecycle.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

Assuming that you've exhausted the HP and ATI websites, try Driverguide. They still have some of the older device drivers.

Edited by straightupwv, 06 December 2012 - 06:10 AM.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

I believe this is the driver you want my friend

http://anonym.to/http://web.archive.org/web/20041209210335/http://drivers.soft32.com/download/driver-ATI_MOBILITY_RADEON_9600-24069-5.html (Win95 and 98 are listed)

Here is the DL link from that page

The file is 25MB - ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp26001-26500/SP26223.exe

Good luck :)


Edited by 4dude, 11 December 2012 - 03:13 AM.





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