Final Install Difficulties with ATI X1600 Pro with 512MB of memory

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jplappo, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. jplappo

    jplappo Guest

    I downloaded the final version of Windows Vista RTM from the website. I have
    a Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro with 512MB (AGP). I have seen multiple people
    complaining about installation problems with this version of cards. I still
    can't find a solution for this problem. The BSOD comes up after the install.
    Does Microsoft have any answers for this problem?? I know it has been a
    problem since RC1, and I have never seen an answer for this problem. It is
    not only a Sapphire card that is a problem. Other cards have shown this same
    problem. Please help!!
     
    jplappo, Nov 22, 2006
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  2. What are the details on the BSOD? ? When does this occur?

    Are you using the ATI Vista beta drivers for the card?

    Drivers & Software:
    http://atitech.com/support/driver.html

    I would check with ATI support or the vendor where you purchased the card for help.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Nov 22, 2006
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  3. jplappo

    John Guest

    Hi
    If you have a PC with AMD 64 x2 install VistabootPro and set it to 1 CPU
    and you can install the vista drivers.
    It works also with Aero.

    John


    What are the details on the BSOD? ? When does this occur?

    Are you using the ATI Vista beta drivers for the card?

    Drivers & Software:
    http://atitech.com/support/driver.html

    I would check with ATI support or the vendor where you purchased the card
    for help.
     
    John, Nov 22, 2006
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  4. jplappo

    jplappo Guest

    Sorry, should have given more info. The problem occurs right around the time
    of the reboot for the 1st start time up. Unfortunately, the blue screen of
    death happens right around then. I never get a chance to select any drivers,
    since the crash occurs then. I did see it say that there was a problem with
    video something, but the BSOD goes away very quickly.

    If you search around on TechNet and Google, you will see that many other
    people are reporting this same problem. ONe person who seemed to get it to
    work changed their aperature from 64Mb to 256MB for the 512 card, but that
    option is not available on my BIOS.
     
    jplappo, Nov 23, 2006
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    coolcat Guest

    Hello I am having the same problem. I have the same card and all. I took some
    pictures of it:
    This is after first reboot.
    [​IMG]
    Then this comes up again.
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    Then during that this screen comes for like 2 seconds.
    [​IMG]
    and thats that it keeps restarting my computer and comming to this screen
     
    coolcat, Dec 10, 2006
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  6. jplappo

    Mr. Vista Guest

    Have you fixed this problem?.


     
    Mr. Vista, Dec 10, 2006
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  7. jplappo

    Will Guest

    go into your bios
    and under "advanced features" (or similar depending on what bios you have)
    there should be an entry that reads "boot VGA to" on that entry you should
    have an option of PCI, AGP, or PCI-E select the appropriate one, but
    regardless wether you have an AGP card or PCI express PCI should not be
    selected that will in most circumstances cause a hardware conflict which
    your screen seems to indicate.

    I hope this helps
     
    Will, Dec 10, 2006
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  8. jplappo

    coolcat Guest

    I just went there and saw no such thing.

     
    coolcat, Dec 10, 2006
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  9. jplappo

    jplappo Guest

    Still haven't seen a solution for this problem. I tried it again today after
    having a stable install for Vista with a Nvidia 256MB 6200. Less power than
    my card, but it still didn't work, tried to install drivers in safe mode and
    others, but it still crashes.

    Jack

     
    jplappo, Dec 30, 2006
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