Vista installation problems with ATI HD2600-series grafic board

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Marathonkillen, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. I have tried to intall Windows Vista on systems using HD2600Pro and HD2600XT
    grafic boards but it is impossible. The installation starts and I get to the
    point where I can select "Install now". The time it takes to get there is
    around 20 minutes. When selecting "Install now" I interupts the installation
    after one hour because I still waits for the system to start the installation.

    If I installes Windows XP on these systems the installation runs without any
    trouble what so ever.
    The first system contains Gigabyte GA-M56S-S3 motherboard, 4 times 1GB
    Corsair PC6400 RAM, AMD X2 5600+ , Xilence 650W PSU and Sapphire HD2600XT
    grafic board, Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 16MB SATA and Seagate 250GB 16MB SATA

    The second system contains MSI AGM-3FH motherboard, 4 times 1GB Corsair
    PC4300 RAM, AMD X2 4200+ , 350W PSU and GeCube HD2600Pro grafic board Samsung
    Spinpoint 500GB 16MB SATA. and WD 250GB 8MB SATA drive.

    Both system has been tested with just one memory module and with an 80GB IDE
    hard drive too. The SATA drives has then been disconneted. The grafic boards
    has been swopped between the systems without any change.

    If a grafic board ATI X1650Pro is installed in the systems Windows Vista
    will install successfully! If the X1650Pro is replaced with HD2600Pro or
    HD2600XT after Vista installation the Vista installation crashes when the
    driver ATI Catalyst 8.1 is installed (7.9 version contains a bug). The Vista
    system becomes very unstable with HD2600 series grafic board installed and
    can not be used.

    If a nVida 8800GT is installed in the system the Vista system runs without
    any problems what so ever.

    Why does Vista have these problems with HD2600 series of grafic boards?
    Marathonkillen, Jan 20, 2008
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