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catalys 8.8=black screen of death?

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August 26, 2008 3:12:51 AM

So, just built this amazing new computer. Have an HD4870 in it. I installed catalys 8.8 drivers, and restarted. So, expecting to have a reconized VGA, i was all hunky dorey. I here the sound fo vista starting up, i see the loading bar.but then..nothing. blackness.
I ended up having to go into safe mode, and uninstall the drivers.

DFI LP DK x38 T2RB
E8400
Visiontek HD4870
G.skill ddr2 800 2x2


EDIT: SOLUTION! I finaly found the solution to this problem> i guess alot of people are having this problem, but i havent seen any crop up here. anyways, ill copy and paste what i found:

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1. Used the DVI to RGB Adapater and connected my display via RGB cable with my Radeon.

2. Started Vista with installed driver and no singal loss

3. Opened CCC to check "Reduce DVI frequency on high resolution displays"

4. Didnt found the option, so i unplugged RGB and plugged in DVI cable while Vista was running and i got a signal to the display via DVI.

5. NOW there is an option "Reduce DVI frequency on high resolution displays" in CCC i check it rebootet and still i get a signal via DVI but another problem accured, if i changed resolution i couldnt change it back (e.g. startet Warcraft 3 in 800x600 display res changed but as i stoped the game windows res was still 800x600 and i couldnt change it back to 1650x1050) so i went into CCC and unchecked "Reduce DVI frequency on high resolution displays" again. Rebootet and still was getting signal + res change works now. (So i cannot confirm if its its really necessary to check "Reduce DVI frequency on high resolution displays" or if the RGB/DVI cable switch while Vista was running did fix it on its own.)
August 26, 2008 3:19:08 AM

did you get the right drivers for operating system???
August 26, 2008 3:20:27 AM

Sorry also if you installed 8.8 after you had install other drivers did you uninstall old drivers?
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August 26, 2008 3:29:41 AM

i didnt have any drivers in the first place idt. and yeah, vista 64 right on there website
August 26, 2008 3:34:48 AM

Try waiting longer than you normally would before restarting or shutting it off. The period vista spends in black before actually popping up randomly increased by like 10x for me, no idea why.
August 26, 2008 3:38:30 AM

this is after ive restarted. i install them, when theyve finished i reboot. then when its starting back up i get the loading bar, and then my monitor searches for a signal before finaly going into sleep mode
August 26, 2008 3:44:24 AM

marshmellow1991 said:
i didnt have any drivers in the first place idt. and yeah, vista 64 right on there website
Well sorry sir at this point i hope you fix it S!
August 26, 2008 3:46:46 AM

Thats weird. Try it again... Be more patient.
And btw, BSOD does not mean black screen of death, it means blue screen of death.
August 26, 2008 3:47:31 AM

fleakiller said:
Well sorry sir at this point i hope you fix it S!

well, ive gone into safe mode and deleted the driver. and under devices it wasnt showing any display hardware
August 26, 2008 4:12:37 AM

doomturkey said:
Thats weird. Try it again... Be more patient.
And btw, BSOD does not mean black screen of death, it means blue screen of death.

i know it means blue, but this is black. both start with b..next time ill use blosd lol
August 26, 2008 4:57:29 AM

hheehh. im getting put out by this now. ive removed every blasted thing that has ATI in the name. ive installed 8.8 REPEATEDLY.
wtf
it starts up but nothing shows
I here my programs start up.
but nothing shows.
Is this the card?
is it the drivers?
is it cpu or anything?
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edit: Im looking at the bios for my board now. the latest one it says the following for description:
1. Fixed system can not display with some Graphic card.
2. Optimized system O.C. function.
3. Fixed on board audio record function.
4. Fixed “Execute Disable Bit” function fail.
5. added ABS O.C. feature.
6. Fixed USB keyboard fail to hot key to reload CMOS.
7. Added hot key "End" to load optimized default.


I`m thinking that the display issue might be the reason why this is happening. thoughts?

edit 2: i give up. ive tried following the instructions on the site on how to flash the bios but im getting a assload of errors when formatting/running the floppy. read head error, windows error N.5

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