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Problem using 2 Video Cards - Windows 7

Last response: in Windows 7
March 3, 2011 12:46:00 AM

I can get each of the video cards working fine separately but not together. I get one of two errors - either Windows has stopped this device bacuase it has reported problems. (Code 43) or The device cannot start (Code 10)

System Specs:
Nvidia PCI-E 8800gts graphics card
Nvidia PCI FX5500 graphics card
ASUS m4n78 mother board

Troubleshooting already tried
>Putting the FX5500 video card in a different PCI slot
>I have tried uninstalling and installing the FX5500 PCI card with both the default windows 7 driver and the latest nvidia driver several times.
>Updated both video cards to the latest driver

I checked and made sure the FX5500 was compatible with Windows 7 before purchasing it. In the past I have used a ATI 9200 and my nvidia 8800gts fine with windows XP (4 monitor setup) but the ATI 9200 is not supported with windows 7.
a b $ Windows 7
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2011 2:41:04 AM

I found this and some people got the ATI 9200 to work under Win7

Hey Guys,
To all of you who were searching for a suitable driver of you compaq nx 7010 on windows 7, one that wont restart or not respond after sleep or hibernate, i finally found the latest and most functional driver ever!Where? in windows vista Drivestore!!!!!
Previously, when I had vista os on my pc I noticed that in Vista Drivestore ,inside the XDDM Driver provided by microsoft there is a hidden or removed driver for ATI Mobility Radeon 9200, but when i used that on vista, the screen flickering didnt go!But recently i read some article somewhere on the web that windows 7 corrected lots of the flickerings and display errors of windows vista so i decided to give it a try!! and it worked PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!
All u have to do is go to any PC having Windows Vista, browse C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository and copy the folder called "atiixpag.inf_x86***"(* means bla bla bla in pc language) copy it to your Flash disk, take it to ur windows 7,inside this folder right click and edit the file called "atiixpag.inf" to make the hidden drivers visible, go to the title called [ATI.Mfg.NTx86] in the notepad, underneath it remove all the ";" from the line beginings. Voalla!! [ATI.Mfg.NTx86] should look like this: [ATI.Mfg.NTx86]
"RADEON FIRE GL 8800 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5148&SUBSYS_110A1002
"RADEON MOBILITY (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_M6, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C59&SUBSYS_00E31028
"RADEON MOBILITY (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_M6, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C59&SUBSYS_00E41028
"RADEON MOBILITY (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_M6, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C59&SUBSYS_001A103C
"ATI ES1000 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RN50, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5969
"ATI ES1000 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_RN50, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_515E
"ATI ES1000 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_RN50, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_515F
"ATI FireMV 2200 PCI (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5965
"ATI FireMV 2200 PCI Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5D45
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_M9, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_011D1028
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_M9, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_08600E11&REV_01
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_M9Plus, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_08600E11&REV_01
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_M9Plus, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5C61
"ATI MOBILITY/RADEON 9200 Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_M9Plus, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C66&SUBSYS_08600E11&REV_01
"ATI MOBILITY/RADEON 9200 Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_M9Plus, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5C41
"RADEON 7200 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_default, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5144
"RADEON 7500 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5157
"RADEON 8500 / Radeon 8500 LE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV250, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_514F
"RADEON 8500 / Radeon 8500 LE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_514E
"RADEON 8500 / Radeon 8500 LE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM) " = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_516C
"RADEON 8500 DV Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4242
"RADEON 8500 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_514C
"RADEON 8800 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200GL, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5148
"RADEON 9000 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV250, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4966
"RADEON 9000 LE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV250, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4967
"RADEON 9000 LE SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV250, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_496F
"RADEON 9000 SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV250, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_496E
"RADEON 9000U Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5962
"RADEON 9000U SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5942
"RADEON 9100 Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_514D
"RADEON 9100 SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_R200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_516D
"RADEON 9200 LE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5961
"RADEON 9200 LE SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5941
"RADEON 9200 SE Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5964
"RADEON 9200 SE SEC Family (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5D44
"RADEON 9250 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5960
"RADEON 9250 Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RV280, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5940
"RADEON IGP 320 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_A3, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4136
;"RADEON IGP 320M (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_U1, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4336
"RADEON IGP 340 (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RS200, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4137
"RADEON IGP 340M (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" = ati2mtag_RS200M, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4337

now to the device manager, right click on ur graphic card press "Update Driver", Browse to this INF file,remove the click "Show only compatable hardware" and pick "ATI MOBILITY/RADEON 9200 Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - XDDM)" !!
Note: If you copy paste the [ATI.Mfg.NTx86] I provided insde your inf file to replace the one there all of you who have nx 7000 or 7010 wont even need to remove the click "Show only compatable hardware" because I changed the Hardware IDs to become compeletely compatable, you can do that by getting your VGA ID from Device Manager and paste it after the "," of your selected driver

It worked perfectly for me!! hope it does for you!!

here is a link to the file you need. just wait for the Regular Download button to appear

March 3, 2011 11:15:52 PM

Thanks for that info Emerald. I can now get both the FX5500 and the 9200 working with Windows 7. But I am still having problems getting either card working at the same time as the 8800.

I have been doing some research. To get the 2 video cards to work with Windows 7, they both have to be supported by WDDM 1.1. So I am going to sell my FX5500 and buy a PCI 8400gs.

A little bit frustrating since I don't need a secondary video card with gaming performance like that.
a c 354 $ Windows 7
a c 160 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
March 4, 2011 4:09:53 PM

Sometimes you can be better off with 2 different video card vendors for dual card use. ATI and nVidia, Matrox and ATI, etc...

That way you won't have driver issues where you have one driver running different generations of cards.
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