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    Radeon 9000 on Win 98SE

    Ok guys,
    I have a guy that has been having his computer perform like crap lately and I convinced him to let me blow it away instead of sifting through the mess of programs and utilities he had on there. Well the format and install went fine until I tried to get the drivers for the video card installed. This is a Radeon 9000 Dual display edition. I've tried the drivers from the CD that it came with and the new Catalyst 3.5 or whatever was released yesterday. Both of them say they install fine but when I restart the computer it comes in with 16 colors and only 4 different display options. Of course after going from 16 colors to anything you're required to reboot. But everytime I reboot I get the same message. Something like "The settings on your display adapter are to low yadayadayada" I can post the full error tomorrow. I've tried just about everything driver wise. It's an AOpen AK77-8XN motherboard, and the only other card in the thing is a modem. This is really starting to piss me off and I'm wondering if the card went bad. I'm going to try to put the card in another one of my machines but does anyone have any other things I could try before I do that?
    AMD 2000+ - AOpen AK-77(Pro-A) - 512Mb PC2700 DDR-RAM - ATI Sapphire 9800Pro
    120Gb WD 7200RPM - 30Gb WD 7200RPM - AOpen 16x Slot-Load DVD-ROM - AOpen 48x12x48 CD-RW
    2 160W Speakers (15" Woofers, 12" horns, and 3 2" super tweeters on each) - Infocus Projector about 6' screen. - Windows XP Media Center Edition

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    If applicable,
    Install the current Hyperion drivers and supported DirectX.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    Thanks Shinma, I've already got DirectX 9.0 installed, and I've tried installing the Hyperion from the CD, are there newer ones?
    AMD 2000+ - AOpen AK-77(Pro-A) - 512Mb PC2700 DDR-RAM - ATI Sapphire 9800Pro
    120Gb WD 7200RPM - 30Gb WD 7200RPM - AOpen 16x Slot-Load DVD-ROM - AOpen 48x12x48 CD-RW
    2 160W Speakers (15" Woofers, 12" horns, and 3 2" super tweeters on each) - Infocus Projector about 6' screen. - Windows XP Media Center Edition

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    I just saw your post about the new Hyperion drivers, I'll give that a shot when I get there today.
    AMD 2000+ - AOpen AK-77(Pro-A) - 512Mb PC2700 DDR-RAM - ATI Sapphire 9800Pro
    120Gb WD 7200RPM - 30Gb WD 7200RPM - AOpen 16x Slot-Load DVD-ROM - AOpen 48x12x48 CD-RW
    2 160W Speakers (15" Woofers, 12" horns, and 3 2" super tweeters on each) - Infocus Projector about 6' screen. - Windows XP Media Center Edition

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    nope didn't work, i put in an Nvidia card and it's working now. I've yet to test the Radeon 9000 in another system yet but I'm guessing it's probably bad. Thanks for your help.
    AMD 2000+ - AOpen AK-77(Pro-A) - 512Mb PC2700 DDR-RAM - ATI Sapphire 9800Pro
    120Gb WD 7200RPM - 30Gb WD 7200RPM - AOpen 16x Slot-Load DVD-ROM - AOpen 48x12x48 CD-RW
    2 160W Speakers (15" Woofers, 12" horns, and 3 2" super tweeters on each) - Infocus Projector about 6' screen. - Windows XP Media Center Edition

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    Uh oh...
    If you had nVIDIA based video card in there previously,
    Trying to get rid of all traces of the driver is a real PITA.
    In fairness,
    The reverse is also true,
    ATi is also a PITA when switching to nVIDIA based video card as well.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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