Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:20 AM
Ok, so I installed Windows 7 on this guy's computer. It's a Gateway E-4600, 1st Generation P4. I maxed out the RAM at a whopping 2 GB (RDRAM), Onboard Sound wasn't compatible with Win 7, so I replaced that. His video card is an Nvidia Geforce2 MX 100/200. The driver I got through DriverMax, and I can't find a newer one anywhere.
I thought everything was cool...I had all the Windows Updates installed, and I went to Windows Media Player to testrun a DVD movie, and I get a bluescreen and a couple of seconds later it auto reboots.
I think, ok, it must be a codec problem...wrong!
When it finishes loading back into Windows a Microsoft Popup appears with more information about the bluescreen. I click the link, taking me to online for more info about the event. It says that the video card is not compatible with the latest version of DirectX.
dxdiag shows that 3D DirectDraw, Direct3D Acceleration, and AGP Texture Acceleration are all three ENABLED.
QUESTION - If I can DISABLE the 3D Acceleration of this card, will the bluescreen/crash be avoided? Can I DISABLE the 3D Acceleration?
- Edited by 5 Star Computer Tech Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:20 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:34 AM
This is really very old computer and you encounter more pain than pleasure.
Here are video card drivers
Do not expect miracles....
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:37 AM
The GeForce 2 card is too old to work with Windows 7.
Only GeForce 6 and later are supported with Windows 7 drivers.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:41 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:32 AMModerator
It seems this video card is too old, you can try search the driver for your video card via GeForce to test the issue.
Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
If possible, it is better to use a new video card that compatible with Windows 7.
TechNet Community Support
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:29 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:07 PM
The display adapter must be changed if you must use this machine. Page 37 of the user guide provides that it must be a 1.5 volt 4x AGP display adapter. Check eBay or other sources for an nVidia 6800 display adapter. http://support.gateway.com/s/manuals/servers/eseries/8506984.pdf. Those should be affordable.
- Marked As Answer by Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, July 27, 2012 5:52 AM
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:38 PM