SiS AGP to PCI Windows Update and Aero and Headache

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by therealdeadman, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. My very quick config:
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    HiS ATI X1650 Pro 512 meg
    1.5 gig memory
    Monitor is an older Dell 21" UltraScan P1110

    After suffering from the Error 43 thing for several months, the other day (Dec 15), Windows Update
    lists a "SiS Driver update for [AGP]". Of course, I installed it, then reinstalled the newest ATI display
    drivers, and finally I see Aero working for the first time, for about 8 minutes.

    Now what happens is everything seems fine, but then the display will click over to a slightly differant
    resolution, or just click over to something else, which I think is another refresh rate. After doing this
    a few times, the monitor will just fill with some random, striped colour, and it will say something
    like 'Monitor is working. Switch to another frequency'. Sorry, not exactly that, but something like that.
    I should have written it down. When it does this, I have no way of switching back, and must
    force a reboot, and start the process over again. At least it gave me enough time to go back to the
    default VGA display driver.

    Before I switched back to the old display driver, I switched the Dell P1110 monitor driver to the
    default monitor driver and that seemed to make it last a little longer before it went nuts again.

    Anyone have any ideas on what to do to get things working?

    Anymore info needed, just ask. And thanks for any support on this issue.
    therealdeadman, Dec 19, 2006
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  2. therealdeadman

    JW Guest

    When you say the latest ATI drivers do you mean the Vista Beta drivers
    posted at ATI last week 12/13?
    JW, Dec 19, 2006
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    DeadMan Guest

    Sorry, yes it was the Dec 13 update. Had my date wrong below.

    Today, I uninstalled the ATI display driver (left ATI CCC installed for
    now), and the Dell P1110 monitor driver. I reinstalled the display driver,
    and it seemed to be running fine for about 2 hours, then it did as I
    discribed below again. Upon reboot, the BSOD crash prevention window popped
    open shortly after logging back in, here's what it displays:

    Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 100000ea
    BCP1: 859C9748
    BCP2: 00000000
    BCP3: 00000000
    BCP4: 00000000
    OS Version: 6_0_6000
    Service Pack: 0_0
    Product: 256_1

    I really have no idea where to start with that. I will look at the log files
    a little later to see if there is anything that might help with this new

    I don't normally have a problem with clicking the 'Check for solution'
    button, just to see if I actually get any useful info from it for once. Last
    time I clicked while sorting out this particular problem, it blue screen
    after hunting for a few minutes.

    Right now I have restarted and am running with Classic theme instead of Aero.

    DeadMan, Dec 22, 2006
  4. therealdeadman

    raacc Guest

    i've got x1650pro 256mb can't load ati drivers or catalyst 7.2
    had standard vga drivers installed went to windows update, it checked system
    then loaded drivers for RV530LE, after which aero works ok got primary and
    secondary monitors ok,but still cannot load catalyst 7.2 or ati
    drivers,compatibility problem
    hope this is helpful
    raacc, Feb 27, 2007
  5. therealdeadman

    DeadMan Guest

    There has been anew RV530LE wanting to update the last couple weeks now, but
    I've been paranoid. After installing the newest Catalyst and ATI drivers, it
    screwed things up so badly from crashing, I had to do a fresh install.
    Restore points were corrupt as well, although they used to work great. Maybe
    I will try this weekend with the current RV530LE.


    DeadMan, Mar 1, 2007
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