Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Microsoft Windows XP And Vista

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-03, 10:46 AM   #1
coolguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 57
Default Problems with new PC

I got a new Pc with the following specs :

P4 2.4C with HT
Asus P4P800 mainboard
Transcend DDR 333MHz, 256mb RAM
XFX Graphics GeForce Ti4200 AGP 8X card
Samsung 60gb HDD
ASUS 40x CD-Writer
Pinnacle PCTV Pro TV tuner
Logitech Cordless Elite Duo
Samsung 763MB 17" monitor
Altec Lansing pseakers
etc, etc

Some problems have cropped up.

1) The Keyboard and mouse receiver is connected to a USB port. While installing Win98SE, I don't get mouse and/or keyboard support in DOS

2) Upon finally finishing installtion and after installing all necessary drivers, the 'windows' key on the keyboard doesn't work. Nor can I 'shift+arrow' select text for copying. The cursor just moves across.

3) Multimedia files (mp3, mpg, avi etc) play with jerks.

4) Can't capture audio while capturing video through Tv Tuner. SoundMax software reverts to Mic recording even after specifying Line recording.

5) The system tab in control panel shows a question mark in front of Logitech PS/2 mouse though it is connected to the USB port

The vendor says that all these problems are due to the old OS and will disappear after installing WinXP.

Will they really? Are they really due to the OS and not for any other reason? He has shown me a similar system running perfectly under WinXP.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
coolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-03, 04:25 PM   #2
saturnotaku
Apple user. Deal with it.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: The 'burbs, IL USA
Posts: 12,502
Default

For the answer to #1 on your list, you should be able to go into your BIOS and specify USB keyboard and mouse support via BIOS or OS. Make sure you set that to BIOS.

As for the rest, I have no doubt that upgrading to XP will solve most of your problems. I personally have had nothing but trouble trying to get new hardware to run in harmony with Windows 98. If you need 98 for classic gaming, get yourself a second, less powerful rig. 98 will work much better.
saturnotaku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-03, 05:18 AM   #3
EciDemon
Registered User
 
EciDemon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,423
Send a message via ICQ to EciDemon
Default

Most of it sounds as drivers issues. USB should not be a problem in Win98SE but it can be, its old and at the time Usb was new as a feature in windows. I am confident that XP will solve those problems for you. But you would need a clean install, no upgrade to be on the safe side.

Ive had tons of problems with my old computer while using win98se. Mostly due to drivers. I was more lucky with my new rig (everything works as it should under win98se ... but only with all the propper drivers installed).
What you could do is to try and find the most recent drivers for everything that has to do with chipset and mobo.

With your mobo you should have a cd, some times things works with out using it, even so you should use it and install all those driver related things.

You could also try to reinstall Win98se from scratch again but this time be sure to follow these steps in this sequence:

BIOS:
Enable USB Support, if possible let it auto configure IRQ and such.
Check for USB keyboard support, Enable it.
Install win98 as you would normaly do.
Use your mobo cd and install all the drivers for chipset, usb and ide controll.
Then install aproapriate drivers for your devices (mouse, keyboard, gfxcard and so on).

This is all based on my own trial and error so some ppl here might dissagree, It has always worked for me so it can be worth a shot.

Well you let us know if you have any luck
EciDemon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-03, 01:21 AM   #4
coolguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 57
Thumbs up

Thanks everyone. I took your opinion and installed winxp.

The system runs very well now and all my above mentioned problems have vanished. I even ran 3DMark2001SE without tweaking my system and got a score of 11220. How's that!!!
coolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
problems with drivers after 295.40 (OpenSuSE 12.1, GeFroce 7900 GS, Phenom II X4) alawa NVIDIA Linux 0 06-09-12 06:37 PM
Problems with drivers fforw NVIDIA Linux 7 10-11-02 07:06 PM
Nvidia Problems in Slackware 8.1 xtreme NVIDIA Linux 3 10-01-02 12:03 PM
F1 2002 problems with driver 40.41 arutten NVIDIA Windows Graphics Drivers 6 10-01-02 07:07 AM
DirectX 8 problems with GeForce4 Derwin NVIDIA GeForce 7, 8, And 9 Series 19 08-20-02 01:23 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.