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Windows 7: is my video card COMPLETELY incompatable?


06 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7, and my favrite: Windows 2K Pro :)
 
 
is my video card COMPLETELY incompatable?

hi, So i have windows 7 home premium (because this computer cant handle the features of ultimate anyway) build 7600 installed on an IBM thinkpad a22m. the video card is an ati rage 128. I have installed winxp drivers, 2k drivers, even 9x. everyperson i ask says its to old (which i choose not to believe) The drivers install, but it just disables them with error code 43. The same thing happend with windows 7 7100, and vista home basic on the same machine.

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06 Aug 2009   #2

XP SP2
 
 

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Code 43
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
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One of the drivers controlling the device notified the operating system that the device failed in some manner.

If you have already run the Troubleshooting Wizard, you might want to check the hardware documentation for more information about diagnosing the problem.

Source:
Explanation of error codes generated by Device Manager in Windows XP Professional
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06 Aug 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlj945 View Post
everyperson i ask says its to old (which i choose not to believe)
Its better to believe...
This card isn't supported by Windows 7 (discontinued)...
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06 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7, and my favrite: Windows 2K Pro :)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Its better to believe...
This card isn't supported by Windows 7 (discontinued)...
so is windows 2000 and i have virtual pc 2007 installed and running, and i almost have itunes 8 and wmp 10 running under 2000 (which are all not supported by 2k)

if your not going to help, dont reply.

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If you have already run the Troubleshooting Wizard, you might want to check the hardware documentation for more information about diagnosing the problem.
The troubleshoot button isnt even there, unless im missing it.

ive also tried using add legacy hard ware, but the device doesnt even show up when i do that.
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06 Aug 2009   #5

 

It seems that your card is... well... too old.
ATI Rage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not that I am trying to help.
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06 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlj945 View Post
so is windows 2000 and i have virtual pc 2007 installed and running, and i almost have itunes 8 and wmp 10 running under 2000 (which are all not supported by 2k)

if your not going to help, dont reply
He did help. He told you your video card is no longer supported, which is true. Just because you hacked iTunes 8 and WMP 10 to "almost" run under 2000 doesn't mean you can magically do the same with an old ATI Rage driver to work under 7.

Btw, 2000 isn't COMPLETELY discontinued until sometime next year.
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06 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7; Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlj945 View Post
hi, So i have windows 7 home premium (because this computer cant handle the features of ultimate anyway) build 7600 installed on an IBM thinkpad a22m. the video card is an ati rage 128. I have installed winxp drivers, 2k drivers, even 9x. everyperson i ask says its to old (which i choose not to believe) The drivers install, but it just disables them with error code 43. The same thing happend with windows 7 7100, and vista home basic on the same machine.
I can understand your concern on this matter because I myself had problem with IT8212 SATA/ RAID controller (discontinued by company in Taiwan) during Windows 7 Installation.

But, if new hardware is needed to run Windows 7, then all you can do is to get another card.

For me, I was lucky to find another updated driver for the problem and installed fine. Now Windows 7 is chugging happily along.

In your case, you can pray that you can get the updated driver for the card, or there's a compatible driver which you can use.

Please understand that the forumers are trying to be helpful (and truthful) in telling you where the problem lies.
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