Windows Neptune Build 5111 - GeForce 2 MX - Which Forceware ?

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  1. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 itsmemario1, Jul 30, 2015
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    A pentium III (1GHz) with 256mb RAM.
    MSI MS-6318 Mainboard.
    ASUS GeFore 2MX 7000 (400MHz)

    I installed Neptune and then "93.71_forceware_winxp2k_international_whql" nvidia drivers.

    It asks for a reboot after installation and now I get a blue screen.

    STOP: c0000263 Driver Entry Point not found
    The \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys device driver could not locate
    the entry point VideoPortQueryServices in driver VIDEOPRT.SYS.



    On 81.98 it even shows the error above on installation. I even tried to not to restart and let the hardware wizard install the GeForce 2MX...bluescreen on reboot.


    I can still boot into safemode to remove the drivers via the device manager.


    Failed so far :
    93.71
    84.xx
    81.98 (same "Entry Point" error already on installation within windows)
    53.03 (same "entry Point" error already on installation within windows)



    ForceWare is not enlisted under Control Panel -> "add/remove programs" and I get a catalog error when looking at the empty programs list.

    Im aware this is a bad idea and beta. ;)


    Maybe there are remnants left that lead to this error ?

    p.s.
    Im also confused as there are ATI Radeons with the name 7000 T by ASUS, but the same ForceWare drivers (93.71) work using XP on this PC.
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The problem is probably that even though the drivers say they have 2k support, they actually expect patchlevel SP4+Rollup1. Neptune is the never released Home version of 2000 (pre-release 5111NTC) so it is at patchlevel SP0 or even lower. Expect support for graphics cards around 1998/99 only.

    Abandonware always has old and crappy hardware and driver support.
     
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  3. itsmemario1

    itsmemario1 MDL Senior Member

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    Ya, I gave up, no nvidia driver worked. :eek:
     
  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Use the NT4 drivers, if available.
     
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