Toshiba Satellite Pro A60 - Display Driver Issue


I've been having some issues with the display driver on my Toshiba Satellite Pro A60; a seemingly common error with the ATI Radeon 7000 IGP going into an infinite loop and blue-screening, or defaulting to minimum screen resolution due to the driver shutting down, etc...

The problem seems to have gotten worse since. My laptop boots and goes to black screen with a flashing black... uh, underscore... text-prompt(??) and the ONLY way that seems to allow me to log on and use the laptop much at all is to boot in Safe Mode with Networking - which seems to be working fine - and until I can find some way to resolve the issue I've set the laptop to boot automatically in this manner.

I also attempted to reinstall Windows and replace anything lost by accident, only the laptop crashed partway through installation...

I'm kinda at a loss for what to do here - and if you've found any of my other threads you'll note I also have issues with my main PC too... much to my delight...

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  1. Hi,
    I'm having the same problem with my Toshiba Satellite Pro A60. Sometimes it suddenly goes to lowest resolution, and a dialogue screen says i should restart my laptop. When i do that everything seems normal and a Windows message telle me that my computer recovered from a severe malfunction or something like that. But sooner or later the problem comes back.

    A couple of days ago i used toshiba Product Recovery DVD-ROM to format the harddisc and reinstall XP. My computer crashed about 8 times before it worked, i thought it was because of a problem with the power supplie but reading your story it might have been something else to.

    Also i installed the latest driver i had on the Additional Software CD (i think it's called ati2dvag.dll?). But no results..

    Now i'm trying to find a newer driver but that seems very hard, since the Toshiba Support site seems to have forgotten about the A60 model :(
    The display chip used in my computer is ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP AGP (0x4437), driver version 6.14.0010.6430 (9 mar. 2004)

    What should we do? Can anyone help us please?

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