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brooktree bt878 & bt360 cannot find

by sparrow4u / August 12, 2005 5:25 PM PDT

I have a windows 98 machine that I had to reformat now I can only use 16 colour and 2 bit colour graphics I have searched for the brooktree drivers but have had no joy could anyone please help. Below is the drivers I think I need to download

Device Description
BrookTree Bt360 MediaStream Controller
BrookTree Bt878 Video Capture Device - Audio Section
nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 Video Adapter
OPTi 82C861/2/3 FireLink USB Controller
VIA AGP Controller
VIA VT82C571 IDE Controller
VIA VT82C586B Apollo Chipset - PCI-ISA Bridge
VIA VT82C586B Power Management Controller [3041A]
VIA VT82C691 Apollo Pro Chipset - Host-PCI Bridge
VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB ControllerAfter reformatting a 98 computer I can only view in

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by Dragonbssj / August 12, 2005 6:51 PM PDT

Im searching for your Names you suggested im not sure but you say that you can only use 16 Color but BrookTree is not your Video Card its the nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 Video Adapter? is that your video card? because if so then its easy to get your color back.

About the BrookTree Drivers.
BrookTree Bt360 MediaStream Controller
BrookTree Bt878 Video Capture Device - Audio Section

Im not sure but try the ones on this website.
It says it has bt 878 Driver. then some others by BrookTree...Try those if that works.

nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 Video Adapter

I think all you need is this
Presario nVidia Unified Graphics Driver

OPTi 82C861/2/3 FireLink USB Controller

Dont know about the other stuff still not sure if any of those work or not but try them.

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nvidia is the video card but...
by reefurbb / August 12, 2005 7:09 PM PDT

first search for "VIA chipset drivers", to get-download current motherboard VIA drivers "VIA all-in-one", as it appears you have the VIA drivers but W98SE only has drivers for les than 1998 VIA chipsets, just as older Intel chipsets. This will get your pci-isa-agp controllers-bridges able to use devices. is another large place for all drivers, free registration, so far...

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VIA Chipsets.
by Dragonbssj / August 12, 2005 7:25 PM PDT
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Dragon has the VIA links for main chipset but...
by reefurbb / August 18, 2005 9:21 PM PDT
In reply to: VIA Chipsets.

there often is another VIA chip, northbridge, that has the video-sound-etc, and you have to choose which generic driver to get. I often download all that is offered for generics so I don't have to go back. If you install the wrong video generic driver, usually you can uninstall it from add/remove programs and try the next one.
A look at your mobo may show you an S3 chip or other, that is a video chip other than VIA.

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