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Recovering Video Card..Need Help


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:D Hi to all. I am new on this site and far from a novice in the computer world. :D
I recently re-installed Windows 98 over WIndows XP due to some incompatability reasons. I got the installation part down, but how can I get my graphic card and DVD to work. I know that they are compatible since they were running on win98 before. I know I can probably update my drivers since I've been doing quite a bit of reading but it won't allow me to log on to the internet due to some file that can't be located. Any advice will be very much appreciated.

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Hi blessed, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

It sure sounds like driver issues for your video and possibly for the DVD. Let's try and get you on-line first. Can you tell us are you connecting through dial-up or broadband, and some more info on the file that's missing? File name?
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I am using dial-up, as for the error I can give that information to you tomorrow.
(currently at work).
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<_< Good Update, I located the internet provider cd and ran it and was able to get into the internet. I also downloaded the updated drivers for my video card. One of the problems I am having now is that after I log on my computer freezes. I also noticed that I currently have two operating systems running on my computer which I can imagine is causing the computer to freeze up due to limited resources. How can I completely remove Windows XP?

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Your best bet would be to fdisk, format, and reinstall Windows 98. This will erase everything on your computer, so make sure you have good backups, or don't have any data that you're concerned about losing.

Here's a very comprehensive guide:
http://www.hexff.com/win98_install.php
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:D Thanks for the help, I'll give it a try. Will I have to download the video drivers again once I am through?

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Will I have to download the video drivers again once I am through?

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