I just signed up to this forum in hope of that someone here could advice me how to solve a serious problem with my PC. My seems to be all messed up and doesn't remember the working directory. This causes that most of my games crash after about five minutes, the savegames disappear in all Command & Conquer games and if I save the game then I can find them on random locations on my harddrive (mostly the windows/system directory), Unreal and Unreal Tournament can no longer find the maps, mods etc... This is getting rather frustrating.
I am running a 1200Mhz Athlon Thunderbird with 256Mb DDR and ASUS A7V motherboard. I have tried downloading the latest VIA's 4 in 1 drivers and Asus A7V BIOS. I also have a SB Live! and Creative GeForce256 DDR that for some reason are sharing the same IRQ and I don't know how to fix that. I also have a IBM 60GXP that seems to work fine although some say there's some problems with them, and I have tried updating my Windows 98 SE. Do you think a re-install of Windows would help? I don't have the upgrade version tho so I would have to format my harddrive and that is the last thing I would want. Is it really my motherboard causing the problem? Is there a compatibility problem with my SB Live! IBM 60GXP and GeForce256 or is it just my Windows 98 SE that has gone bad? Has anyone had the same problem? I would be thankful for any advice that could help me get rid of it. Please, save my Christmas!
One thing I can suggest is to NOT install the Via IDE driver. Use the Promise driver supplied from the Asus site or from Promise. Be sure it's the correct driver. You can simply uncheck the option to install it during the 4-in-1 install.
How exactly do I get them on separate IRQ's? In my BIOS I can set the IRC settings for the PCI ports but not for the AGP and whatever I change my SB IRQ to my GeForce also gets. It's strange... Not good to have 2 Creative cards in one computer, eh?