going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Via4in1Driver in regedit i get:
when running the 4in1 installer (on my XP system), it lets you choose whether to install (or uninstall) the following components:
VIA PCI IDE Bus Driver
VIA INF driver
(i think in Win98 there's another module/driver, something to do with IRQ routing?)
i always choose only the INF driver. but still it says "4in1INFFile: 0".
incidentally it also says "Viamach: 1.80a" and this is the version of the INF driver!
i don't install the AGP driver so "4in1AGPFile: 0" makes sense.
i don't see where in the registry there's any indication of the PCI IDE Bus driver.
in short, the info in the registry isn't very clear to me.
Inertia wrote:On my WinXP system I have:
4in1Version = 4.42
Viamach = 1.70
On my Win98SE system I have:
4in1AGPFile = 1
4in1DelFile = 0
4in1INFFile = 0
4in1Version = 4.34
Viamach = 1.40a
i'm wondering about the differences.
are you sure you do
have the VIA IDE Bus drivers installed? apparently it's not very clear in the registry.
in the WinXP box at least, can you verify which drivers you actually have installed, MS or VIA? by looking in the Device Manager like i explained in my first post in this topic. what drivers are listed for you in the Driver File Details page? is it consistent with my expalanation there?
When the VIA drivers are installed in WinXP with the "Quick Installation" which installs all drivers without a choice, the registry entries are brief as indicated in my WinXP list above. When the "Normal Installation" is chosen, the registry entries are expanded.
I just installed v4.47 both ways, and with the "Normal Installation" I chose all three drivers. In the registry the 4in1Version changed to "4.47" as expected. Sorry, but my AGPFile, DelFile, and INFFile entries are all "0", just like yours.
Don't ask me to explain, but I will give you a guess.
Since I had already installed the drivers first with the "Quick" installation, when the "Normal" installation was done nothing was changed or replaced. Hence the "0". This explanation may be totally wrong, but it is sufficient for the weak-minded. (Before anyone thinks I am calling them weak-minded, I was referring to the guesser, not the reader.)
My drivers in device manager were, and remain exactly the same as yours.
dodecahedron wrote:out of curiousity, why aren't you using newer VIA 4in1s?
In the case of WinXP, I had all of the updates up to v4.47, but didn't bother to install them. I wasn't experiencing any problems and wasn't motivated to update until this post.
In the case of Win98SE, the following message is on VIA's update page at VIA Hyperion 4in1
**Note: Win95/98/98SE are now relatively old operating systems, and drivers are no longer optimized for those operating systems. Many users of VIA chipsets who run Win95/98/98SE report that using an older version, such as VIA 4in1 version 4.35, they experience a more responsive system.
I had already downloaded v4.35, but hadn't bothered to install it in Win98SE. I will do so now, before someone asks me, "Why are you using v4.34?"