|MadSci Network: Computer Science|
Hi Jason, I'm more of a Mac guy myself, but my sister happens to run a Windows help desk, so I checked to see what she had to say. I hope this helps. Mike Westerfield --- Jason, There are several solutions to your dilemma with your 2d accelerator. No matter which solution it is a good idea to back up your registry and system files. Many of these files are hidden, so you will need to set your Windows Explorer to view all files. This is accomplished by selecting Start - Program Files - Windows explorer. When explorer opens select View – Folder Options – View – and make sure show all files is marked. Copy your system.dat, user.dat system.ini, and windows.ini files located in your Windows directory. I name mine with the FilenameMyinitials.old. This should be done on a regular basis or prior to major system changes. I would also prepare a bootable floppy. You can create an emergency startup disk by going to the control panel -add remove programs, startup disk tab and follow the instructions. Now that we have put in a few safe guards lets look at how you can remove your driver. Here are three methods, any one of which should do the trick: 1) Boot the system to the bootable diskette and delete the driver. 2) Boot to safe mode by hitting the f8 key as your system is coming up. This boots with the default VGA driver. 3) The third way is a little more complex. Go to your Start – Programs – Accessories – System Information. This will give you a menu driven method of editing your registry and system files and is a little safer than regedit. Click on the advanced button under the General tab and click the VGA 640 x480 x16 box. This will allow your system to boot without the accelerator. After a reboot, the driver can be deleted. After completing one of these methods and booting your system I would suggest installing the correct driver for you device. Happy Computing, Julie
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