Driver update: Windows 2000 VIA AGP fix

Microsoft has a fix posted for the AGP issues of VIA chipsets under Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server. According to the bug report, the trouble is caused by not fully supporting VIA chipsets in the Windows 2000 AGP driver:

SYMPTOMS: When you run a program that uses 3D AGP functions on a Windows 2000-based computer that contains the VIA AGP chip set, the computer may stop responding (hang).

CAUSE: This problem is caused by incomplete support for the VIA chip set in the Windows 2000 AGP drivers. The fix for this problem adds support for the VIA AGP chip set.

RESOLUTION: A supported fix that corrects this problem is now available from Microsoft, but it has not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. If you are not severely affected by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack that contains this fix.

To resolve this problem immediately, download the fix as instructed below or contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix.

US English: Q261606_W2K_SP2_X86_EN.EXE

Operating systems Windows 2000
Website Microsoft