Problem with ATI Radeon HD 5450 in Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows XP

Legacy ECS L7S7A2 Motherboard Home Built system with 400 W CoolMax PSU. 2.5GB RAM

Installed ATI Radeon HD 5450 based GPU the Jaton Video-339PCI-HLX which runs perfectly on the Windows 7 installation, but only runs on the Windows XP installation in VGASave mode.

The WinXP SP3 is a clean totally updated installation with minimal programs installed. Running with the non plug and play driver I can change the resolution and color quality with no problems but the the XP install runs really slow. I get the ATI Radeon HD 5450 drivers installed successfully according to Catalyst Control Center installer, from then on Win XP crashes after Logo Screen and right before Windows Logon.

If I reboot into XP using F8 and Enable VGA Mode I boot into XP and can check Hardware Devices --> Display and find that ATI Radeon HD 5420 is working fine.(I even have APCI features back like Hibernate and Stand By, which are gone when the VGASave driver is present) It comes up in VGA mode using the 5450 Driver with a screen resolution of 640X480 and Low Quality Color 8 Bits But the second I try to change the resolution or color the system freezes

I've taken this card out and installed it in another Win XP machine with the same driver and it works fine AMD (10.8-xp32-dd-ccc-enu.exe) . I've tried this driver as well, it's the most recent available from AMD (14.4-Xp32-64-dd.ccc.pack2.exe) no luck

I've tried moving the Jaton card to another free PCI slot which did not help.

I've tried Nvidia AGP video cards which work fine with this XP install but are not supported with Win 7 drivers.

This card has HDMI, DVI and VGA display outputs :
http://www.jaton.com/graphics_card_detail.php?pid=161

I would like to use the Dual Boot functionality to run some Legacy software not compatible with Win 7

Thanks for your help!
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  1. 1) The card is physically fine since it works in W7 thus it's a SOFTWARE issue.

    2) The software issue is likely either:
    a) corrupted software,
    b) insufficient drivers for motherboard (main chipset driver especially), or
    c) driver issue

    Since it's a clean install corrupted software seems unlikely so your problem is a little odd.

    It may be some weird combination of motherboard, graphics card, XP and driver support (for motherboard and card) that is causing problems. I've had devices have issues on different OS versions of same PC or different PC's.
  2. http://www.jaton.com/vga/graphics_card_detail.php?pid=162#down

    I don't know if it matters (I wouldn't think so) but here's the drivers from Jaton for your card. They should simply be identical to the ones AMD released at the time but worth trying anyway.

    I assume you want the XP 32-bit copy.
  3. photonboy said:
    http://www.jaton.com/vga/graphics_card_detail.php?pid=162#down

    I don't know if it matters (I wouldn't think so) but here's the drivers from Jaton for your card. They should simply be identical to the ones AMD released at the time but worth trying anyway.

    I assume you want the XP 32-bit copy.


    Photonboy Thanks for your reply. The driver I tried first after clean install of Win XP was the one you suggested from the Jaton site which is AMD (10.8-xp32-dd-ccc-enu.exe) and it crashed as well. You might be onto something with the chipset drivers but I am not sure how to change them

    Here is a link to specs of my motherboard:
    http://

    Chipset: º SiS® 746 & 963L
    º North Bridge: SiS® 746
    º South Bridge: SiS® 963L

    Maybe I"ll try the SIS website.
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