So i got a Sapphire HD2900XT
With this lovely new purchase i received a copy of 3dMark 06
Which i installed and prepared to run on my new system
basically the Splash screen comes up and then it hangs.
task manager shows that its not responding.
ive reinstalled it.
ive tried my friends copy of 3d mark
ive reinstalled xp pro
ive reinstalled the gfx drivers
ive updated the gfx drivers
ive patched 3d mark (the copy i have is 1.1.0 )
there seems to be no problem with the card as i play games beautifully now
(upgraded from a 6800)
3dmark06 takes some time to check your hardware. it will take like 2-3mins. run the program and wait.if it hangs, let it hang and there is a chance that after 2-3mins, things will be normal. hope i helped.
I had the same problem but found his to work (found this on 3dmark website):
"It is a Microsoft WHQL signature check, and has nothing to do with 3DMark03. You can disable it by running the dxdiag, and uncheck the "Check for WHQL digital signatures" checkbox. "
"Q: I just bought the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT and 3DMark06 freezes during the splash-screen. What is wrong and how can I fix this?
A: This is a known issue and we have been able to reproduce it in our test lab. The problem lays in an DLL which we use to detect the graphics cards' core and memory speeds. We are working on an update to correct this issue after which all Futuremark benchmarks should run fine with the latest offerings from all IHV's. Until then you can work around this issue either by renaming the "Direcpll.dll" file (found in %WINDIR%\system32\Futuremark\MSC\) to something else, or you can run the benchmark using the -nosysteminfo command line. Please note that if you use the -nosysteminfo command line, you will not be able to publish the result online. Futuremark will inform all its users when the update is available! "