VISTA ICANDY and no Support FOR INTEL MotherBoards

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jon Acord, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Jon Acord

    Jon Acord Guest

    VISTA RC1 32 Bit / 64 Bit both provide no support for my PCI Video slots on my
    Intel® Server Board SE7525RP2. I did a clean install on my 64 bit PC (both
    32 bit and 64) using my NVIDIA PNY 7600 GT PCI Express card 2 Gigabytes of
    DD2 RAM.
    Keep in mind folks that this setup works fine with XP Professional 32 bit
    and 64 bit, which I am forced to run as we speak due to VISTA's inability to
    assign resources to PCI express slot on my motherboard. When it boots up I
    have 4 bit color. When right clicking on my computer the error is: error 12,
    'Unable to load drivers, not enough resources to start this device, free up
    some resources and try again.' Its not the video card drivers I discovered.
    Its The VISTA team who is not providing support for my MB. Its not like I
    have oddball hardware here. I am disapointed BIGTIME. If anyone has a
    solution, I am listening, but sad. : *(

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    Jon Acord, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. Drivers and support for 3rd party hardware is not provided by Microsoft.
    The drivers included in Vista were provided by the hardware manufacturers to
    Microsoft.

    Have you contacted Intel and expressed your desires?
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Sep 13, 2006
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  3. Jon Acord

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    And what am I supposed to tell Intel? The video card doesn't install? They
    will tell me to go to the video card manufacturer.

    There are no missing/unrecognized motherboard devices listed in device
    manager, nor any errors given while VISTA is installing. The "not enough
    resources" message is with the video card and doesn't define what resources
    are missing or give any clue how to correct.

    The problem is not so much that I expect Microsoft to provide the drivers,
    as I expect them to provide error messages that are connected to the correct
    problem. In this case, unrecognized motherboard devices, not the video card
    that happens to sit in one of those devices.
     
    Jon Acord, Sep 14, 2006
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  4. You need to contact the video card manufacturer.
    What do you tell them? Tell them you want support for their card.
    The more people that ask for support, the more likely they will provide it.
    Also, the older a piece of hardware is, the less likely anyone is to support
    the older hardware.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Sep 14, 2006
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  5. Jon Acord

    Jon Acord Guest

    We are talking about a PCI Express Nvidia PNY card 7600 here...It is not
    outdated.
    I haven't seen an operating system perform this way since Windows 3.1,
    Windows 95, where IRQ settings had to be put in manually on cards. Keep in
    mind I have a degree in computer science. My Job day to day is a system's
    Administrator. I am responsible for hundreds of PC's. Trust me, VISTA will be
    tretaed as Windows millinium. When I order new machines they will have XP on
    them. Again, no support from Microsoft on this...I've filled out bug reports,
    called them, all to no avail. I give up.
     
    Jon Acord, Sep 14, 2006
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  6. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Sep 14, 2006
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  7. Jon Acord

    Jon Acord Guest

    Go read my other thread with the SAME title

     
    Jon Acord, Sep 14, 2006
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  8. "VISTA's inability to assign resources to PCI express slot on my
    motherboard"
    That is a relatively clear message about the source of the issue, Intel or
    NVIDIA.
    If it is not the video card, it is the motherboard.
    In either case, Intel or NVIDIA.

    Two points:
    1. You do not help by starting two threads.
    2. You give no indication you have contacted any of the hardware
    manufacturers involved, Intel or NVIDIA.

    Since it seems to be a hardware issue, that is where you should start as has
    already been said.

    Also I would have performed a Clean Installation long ago to verify the
    issue.
    I do just that with Vista before I search for solutions elsewhere.

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    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Sep 15, 2006
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  9. Jon Acord

    Jon Acord Guest

    'You do not help by starting 2 threads' you stated. Answer: The page gave me
    errors and informed it did not post: I was unaware that it had accepted the
    first one. The point you seem to be missing is Vista's inability to give an
    error message in a clear manner. I contacted intel: A technical support
    representative stated that it was Vista's inability to assign and handle the
    drivers. As far as nvidia I downloaded and had tried the latest drivers. Same
    error; their technical support also laid the blame on the poor design of
    Vista: its apparent inability to manage the hardware and software. and yes,
    I've tried a clean install twice. With the 32 bit version and the 64 bit
    version to no avail. I suppose I'll have to wait until enough people
    complain. An article appeared in info World magazine today: it was called and
    i quote' 'Twisted Vista'. Lots and lots of people are having problems with
    Nvidia cards and vista. I am Not the only one.
     
    Jon Acord, Sep 15, 2006
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  10. The error is clear enough to narrow down to one of two pieces of hardware,
    video card and motherboard.
    Perhaps it could be better, or perhaps that is as close as it can get
    considering the close relation between the card and motherboard.

    A great many are not having trouble with NVIDIA and I am one of those.
    Vistas inability to use 3rd party hardware is related to the 3rd party not
    providing support.

    "I contacted intel: A technical support representative stated that..."
    So what does Intel's website say about that motherboard and Vista?
    What does the Vista Upgrade Advisor have to say about the Intel motherboard?
    Has Intel updated that boards BIOS for Vista?
    Are the boards chipset drivers etc designed for Vista?

    Vista compatibility is a long chain, any weak link in the hardware can cause
    your issues.
    Vista has narrowed it down seemingly to the motherboard and video.
    It is up to the hardware manufacturers to make the final step for
    compatibility..

    Vista is a Beta which really means nothing is guaranteed.
    Of course you have appropriately bugged this to Microsoft as well as
    formally reporting this to NVIDIA and Intel.

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    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Sep 15, 2006
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  11. Jon Acord

    Jon Acord Guest

    Honestly I keep checking the Nvidia Website for updated drivers: I already
    know the Nvdia Gforce drivers dated from September 1st will not work. In the
    meantime if anyone else reads my ealier posts and can relate to the issues
    please respond!
    Nice talking with you Jupiter, thank you for the advice.
     
    Jon Acord, Sep 15, 2006
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