Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:31 PM
So, about 6 months ago my father in law bought an old computer. Just a couple weeks ago he finally decided to get online, so he called his cable company and ordered their internet service. They had to install a network card for him, and when they tried to get him up and running they discovered that he had Windows 98 first edition, and needed Second Edition. So we got him SE and installed it over the old installation, and then we couldn't get hooked up to the internet. The cable company was just about useless, cuz they haven't worked with 98 in so long they didn't know what to do. So my husband went back over there today to format and reinstall Win98SE.
OK, now he's got the internet working, but apparently the video adapter isn't working right. It's an ATI Rage 128 Pro, and he downloaded the driver from ATI and it won't work, says it won't work with the adapter. That's problem # 1. The Device Manager is calling this a standard PCI graphics adapter.
There are other things showing up in the device manager as not working properly. After taking the side cover off my husband says there's a PCI card in there hooked up to the hard drive, he can see it says Ultra, and ATA 166 maybe. So I go looking around and find out it's an IDE controller. Never encountered one of those before, but he can't figure out who the manufacturer is. The generic driver the computer installed is working well enough that the computer works, although a little slow, but it's showing up in the device manager with a yellow exclaimation mark.