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About sandau

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  1. The Great Driver Hunt

    hmm, when i changed my registry to point to vga.sys instead of xomdd.sys i showed 3 modes. I don't know what it was before that. Anyone? I know I have the standard, 800x600 and 640x480....at least I did before I disabled my adapter and can't boot it. I've left the partition dead until better drivers are available.
  2. The Great Driver Hunt

    not likely, this is a stumper and I think it has a lot to do with the 'bios' that is installed for all of this to work. Next time you boot windows, press escape then when you see debug code, press q you'll be in the 'bios' that narf is using. you can see the device manager with ac97 and other items for video etc. my question is why does narf require a special vga driver? whoever did this contest should ask all the questions and get the answers to the 'why's' not just the hows... because personally I think that this thing isn't complete yet until its a fully functional win xp installation, meaning you can install all the drivers that support the hardware. Until then, its pretty cool but useless for me.
  3. The Great Driver Hunt

    set it up, i'll donate. no less than $25, mebbe more.
  4. The Great Driver Hunt

    check the wiki...http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Drivers Following Drivers did NOT work: * Omega Drivers * Drivers for Acer Travelmate 8200 * Drivers for Asus A6J * DNA Drivers * ATI Catalyst Mobility drivers v5.13b i used the modified ati drivers at http://www.ngohq.com/home.php?page=Files&go=cat&dwn_cat_id=9 and manually got it to install in safe mode without errors (see above) but no display is available so I think the problem lies there..
  5. The Great Driver Hunt

    i posted this at xponmac.net but thought you might not read it there... i've got a radeon 1600 mobility driver in device manager which was set up and showed 'working' and 'no conflicts' with memory addressing. I think the problem is that there is no Device Manager entry for Default Monitor or Plug and Play Monitor. I've tried installing them to no avail. Also, I manually updated the registry and moved the pointer from the xom vga driver to the default one. I tried to disable the default vga to force use of the good adapter (mobility) but on reboot it has killed the load. However, very interestingly enough, I was in some kind of debug mode and kept pressing keys...q brought up an Intel Mobile Calistoga CRB Framework Implementation...looks like a BIOS. this might be what they (narf) is using for the BIOS for the load. Has for evaluation purposes only in the header and do not distribute! i think you can get into it if you press tab or arrow after you start loading windows and it'll show you the boot code, at that point press q. all kinds of cool options to fiddle with....
  6. The Great Driver Hunt

    i don't know how useful this is but the windows XP embedded edition has a target application platform tool that reads everything it knows about the system you want to deploy to. I ran Tag.exe on my iMac under windows xp and got this info. Check out the file, it might help someone with something. Its all in XML format. http://www.pbaz.com/pictures/misc/devices.txt also, is it just me or is my iMac video (in os x) not right? It sure doesn't seem as crisp or clear and kinda hurts my eyes. All the setting seem fine (millions of colors, resolutions right) but not sure what's wrong. Maybe staring at XP under crappy drivers gave me eye strain? ack!
  7. Just looking over the results...the average on the 'intel developer transiition systems' is BELOW the mac mini g4....we are in the range of a 'fruit' ibook? wth? any comments on this? http://ladd.dyndns.org/xbench/