after being led astray by a lot of 'win98' drivers for neomagic 2097 chipset i found this from the hp/compaq china support site. it works for notebook presario 1220. i dont know why it wasnt on hp usa or aus sites. but this works anyway. probably for all neomagic 2097 vga's. cheers. just run the exe and yes this one will work after it reboots.
The following files are found inside the driver download file.
|SETUPEX.EXE/NMGCVP32.dll||35.8 KB||29 Dec 1997|