According to my invoice I have a "128mb DDR ATI Radeon 9800 SE All-in-Wonder Graphics with TV tuner & DVI". It is faulty or dead. I can't download drivers on the WXP(SP2)PC its from as there is "no video input" only showing on the monitor. Unless there is a way to dowload drivers on this PC (W98) and transfer them to my WXP PC, I'm thinking I need to get a cheap replacement (my boys no longer use it for games etc, so something just for surfing and basic use would be fine). Any suggestions? Can I get drivers to check it first in these circumstances or must I get a card to get it working and if so what one?
Hi, are you sure that the card is faulty - might be worth checking all physical connections and checking that card is properly seated, remove the card and then refit it. Check connections to monitor etc.
Yep, all checked. In fact got this far from extensive help on another thread. Unfortunately it was doing exactly what you (and others before you) said that left me where I am now - no complaints, I had a fault anyway - now I need to get back up and running and the drivers or a new card was my next step, according to the previous threads.
Strawballs got me excited, but sadly although I have a blue socket, and a green one and a red one too, the white plug for the monitor doesn't fit any - different size/pin configurations, etc.
I'd like to give Technotiger's idea a try. I only have floppy drive and disks (yes, still using them!) for this pc, so as long as drivers will fit on a floppy all I need to know is where to get the drivers. So, is a floppy worth a try? If so where do I go for the drivers?
Downloaded drivers to cd, reseated card, rebooted pc ready to try and install drivers from cd and the screen opened normally and showed none of those nasty marks throughout the process. Plugged rest of ware back in one peace at a time starting and restarting pv to make sure ntohing changed and put the pc back in place and all still well.
Perhaps after all this it was a badly located card! If only they could be made so one would know if it was or wasn't seated properly!!
Then again, perhaps it was something else altogether. Will hold onto drivers just in case. Who can ever really know in this virtual world?!!!!!