Alright, I get a problem after installing the driver for an ATI radeon 9700 pro. I've used Driver Cleaner to get rid of the drivers for both my old nvidia and new ati card. I'm using the standard drivers from ATI. The card works fine before I install the drivers, but once I do and it restarts the welcome screen to windows doesn't show. Its mostly black with some garbled colors. Ive logged in and I can kind of see where the taskbar is but no way you could actually do anything with it. The first time I start up with the drivers I can actually log in and stuff, but after a few seconds it gives me a blue screen with an error mentioning ati2dvag and an infinte loop reated problem. I tried a fix I got here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic15393.html, and this did not work. Any help would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need any more info or anything like that. My system looks like this:
P 2.0 GHz stock
512 kingston value ram
Antec True 430 Power supply
Ati Radeon 9700 pro
Other than that nothing special, plenty of fans (5)
Generic DVD burner and CD drive
What version drivers where you installing? the ones from the cd or the newest drivers from ati's web site.
Try the orgional drives first. then try newer ones.
Also might try reseating the video card and undo any overclocking, if any, that you have done.
I was just installing the drivers from ATI's website, I have not done any overclocking. After looking around for a little while yesterday I found that this was not an isolated problem and apparently ATI even has a topic for this exact problem on their customer care site, but no solution. Also, the card is not built by ati and I'm having trouble identifying(?) the actual maker. I bought it off ebay as oem, but am a little confused as on the back there is a place that says "Place Permanent P/N, Barcode, & S/N Product Label Here" But nothing is there, and it doesn't look like it has been tampered with. No scratches, no fragments of the sticker left behind. Really weird. The PN on the top says 109-94200-30. It seems that this card is not from ATI and it looks just like this one, so I think it may be sapphire. http://www.agptek.com/products/products_detail.php?id=3...
Anyone have any ideas as to why there is no Barcode or S/N sticker on the bottom though. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Yes, the 9700 pro has a power connector and it is hooked up. Also, my mobo is the gigabyte ga8ie-533 which doesn't even support agp 8x, only up to 4x. I went into the bios but couldn't find an option to maually set it at 4x. You do set this in the bios correct? Well I've been messing around with it for a while now but am yet to try it in another system. This seems to be a widespread problem though, and considering I don't even know the manufacturer of the card, i think it will be hard to get help from ATi or anyone else. After looking into it I think it's either powercolor or sapphire, but can't be sure. Once again, any help is greatly appreciated.
Alright, just a little update. I went through a few drivers (catalyst 5.1, 5.6 and 4.12 from ATi Website, and the omega driver), all with similar results to earlier. Then I let windows install its 9700 pro drivers and I'm as close to working as I've been, but not quite there by any means.
With all the drivers I could get into windows on first reboot after install, where I'd be safe for anywhere from 30 seconds to about 2 minutes, but after second reboot I couldnt even get to a login screen. While in, I'd try to check out dxdiag and it always said that direct3D was disabled make sure you have the lastest drivers for your vid card etc. I have DX9.0c installed so that is not a problem and this is one reboot after installing latest drivers so no problem there either.
With the drivers windows installed, it lets me test Direct3D and DX7 works fine, but both DX8 and DX9 are messed up. It only shows 3 sides of the spinning cube, and a black square right in the middle of the cube as if it were there to support the rest of the cube. Ran 3DMark01 and 03, both were pretty messed up throughout the whole thing. I got 10438 in 01, but none of the demo's looked anything like they did with my GF4 mx 420, just crazy looking, I'll try and get a screen to show ya'll. Well anyways once I get this screen up I'd like to know if ya'll think this is a Driver problem or if my chip is fried to some extent.
Sorry for the long post, just trying to be as specific as possible. If you need any more info screens just let me know.