Problem installing ATI Drivers for Radeon X800XL

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by CrazyHorse, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse Guest

    During installation of display driver, the screen goes black and stays that
    way. Not sure if anyone else had this problem. I searched and couldn't find
    anyone with similar problem...

    Anyone else have a similar problem, or better yet, workaround? I heard
    (read) someone had booted into safe mode and installed the drivers that way,
    but I haven't tried that yet. Oh yeah, I tried installing the drivers
    manually as well with the same result.

    My setup...

    Vista Beta 2
    Radeon X800XL
    Acer 1912 Monitor (1280x1024, 19")
    CrazyHorse, Jun 16, 2006
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  2. I have exactly the same configuration (except monitor: Sony SDM-HX93), and I
    have successfully installed the latest version of ATI drivers for Vista:
    Driver Packaging Version 8.26-LH-RC0-060520a-033347E-ATI
    CATALYST® Control Center Version 2.0.2320.28349
    Note: as I am running on the 64 bits version, I downloaded the ATI 64 bits

    This driver was built for a previous beta version, not for the 5384.4 ... so
    it is not very stable... I have noticed that I need to disable the TV on 2nd
    display to get Aero working... otherwise it is not active.

    If you have a secondary display activated, I recommand you to try to
    desactivate it before installing ATI drivers.


    Jean-Marc Cruvellier, Jun 16, 2006
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  3. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse Guest

    Just an update for anyone having similar problem to mine above. What I did to
    get the ATI drivers finally installed was just to do it through Safe Mode.
    The installation ran without a problem in safe mode.

    Also, I'm working with 32bit drivers by the way.

    Hope this saves other some grief...
    CrazyHorse, Jun 17, 2006
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