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October 11, 2005, 4:39 pm
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I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 which was shipped with Windows
98SE. It was due for a reload anyway, so I updated the BIOS, did a clean
install of Windows 2000 (which was a supported OS as shipped), and installed
the latest Toshiba drivers and utils I could find at the support web site.
I am finding occasional video corruption, usually when web browsing,
consisting of broken graphics within web pages. Searching the newsgroups I
find back messages complaining about the same thing, with some folks
reporting that several identical 4600's exhibit the same problem. There
is even a support page for a game (something Tycoon) which reports video
corruption even with updated drivers. All signs pointed to a buggy driver
for the Trident CyberBlade XP video card in this model.
I have tried various video acceleration and resolution/color depth
settings with no change. I am now using the recommended default
Toshiba stopped development of drivers for this model long ago. The
manufacturer's web site (www.tridentmicro.com) has a teaser for driver
downloads, but when you go past the compliance agreement you are led to a
Anyone have a pointer to compatible, less buggy drivers for this video chipset?
Re: Satellite Pro 4600 video corruption
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:39:26 +0000 (UTC)
Don't forget Mike, that DirectX plays a very important role in
displaying video correctly. To check what version you are running is
done by Start -> Run and type in:
This will tell you lots of things about your DirectX, even version
number. The latest is 9.0c I believe. Once you update, I don't think you
can go back. Although I have installed older versions and it seems to
work. But I don't think anybody would recommend it.
I have found some things need an older version of DirectX (with some
older video card drivers). So keep this in mind. Let us know what
Bill (using a Toshiba 2595XDVD & Windows 2000)
-- written and edited within Word 2000