Win2K hangs with VIA chipsets

MS admits blame

Microsoft has put its hands up and admitted to providing incomplete support for VIA chip sets in Windows 2000's AGP drivers.

Programs using 3D AGP functions under Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server on VIA-based systems may stop responding. MS has posted a patch for the problem here.

Microsoft says the patch has not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers that are experiencing the problem and recommends other users to wait for the next Windows 2000 service pack which will contain a 'proper' fix. ®

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