Radeon x1600 Pro Black Screen Boot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Brad Rothman, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Brad Rothman

    Brad Rothman Guest

    I have a Radeon x1600 Pro 512mb PCI Express x16. Everything during the
    install of vista seems to work fine, however after the install's final reboot
    (when its supposed to get you to create your windows username) all I see is a
    black screen with the mouse cursor (which does seem to move - not frozen).
    The only way I can get to a desktop is if I boot into safemode where I can
    install the ATI Catalyst Vista drivers which seem to work. Once I restart the
    computer from safe mode Windows seems to work correctly with Glass enabled
    etc. However if I reboot again, I get the black screen. So it looks like if I
    want glass I have to boot into safe mode and reinstall the ATI Vista drivers
    before I can boot into regular mode.

    I know that the Radeon Mobility x1600 has had some issues and only works
    with the standard VGA display adapter driver (which obvisouly doesnt support
    glass). Is it maybe because the Mobility and the PCI-E versions are built on
    the same chipset?

    Is anyone else having problems like this? Please let me know.
    Brad Rothman, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. Here's a little work-around until ATI releases drivers that actually work for
    your vid-card.

    After you have rebooted from safe-mode in a normal vista session, let it
    install everything it finds without rebooting. Once Vista has finished
    installing all those drivers, go to your Device Manager and upgrade the
    graphics adapter driver using the INF files from Catalyst 6.5 for Windows XP.
    The installation program for Catalyst itself doesn't work but you'll have
    everything you need to install the drivers in
    C:\ATI\SUPPORT\6-5_xp-2k_dd_32464\2KXP_INF afterwards (default installation

    Tell me if that works for you.

    Jean-Felix Piche, Jun 11, 2006
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  3. Brad Rothman

    dolldesign Guest

    I also have ati x1600 pro but vista does not identify it, on start up
    display adapter unkown any suggestions the name does appear in device
    driver but the drivers do not work
    dolldesign, Jun 24, 2006
  4. Brad Rothman

    Smoke286 Guest

    You do have the axillary power supply pluged in don't you?

    I forgot to on install :(
    Smoke286, Jun 24, 2006
  5. Brad Rothman

    dolldesign Guest

    yes it is pluged in, everything works in winxp/ dual boot just in vista
    screen does not indicated display adapter same with the samsung monitor not
    dolldesign, Jun 24, 2006
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    Smoke286 Guest

    Sorry mate, thats the extent of my knowlege on the subject
    Smoke286, Jun 25, 2006
  7. Brad Rothman

    `8^} Guest

    I have the "black screen" problem also. Our newly installed Visiontek ATI
    Radeon X1300 / 512 after post gives a very dark gray unreadable screen.
    Ctrl, Alt, Delete brings back the green sighout screen. We have downloaded
    and installed appropriate driver software from ATI,, to no avail. Although
    the claim for this video card is that Windows Vista is one of its system
    requirements. We have an Asus motherboard that include its own Intel 945G
    chipset that include the onboard 950 GPU, so Vista Beta2 works fine without
    a video card. We just saved $200 !
    `8^}, Jun 26, 2006
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