Vista ultimate & new MS ATI 1900 update

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jon M, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Jon M

    Jon M Guest

    I've been using Vista Ultimate since it was released on MSDN... Applied
    ATI's RC1 drivers, and the latest version released on Dec 12 and its been
    working great. Then last Thurs or Friday, MS released a driver version on
    Windows Update and my display no longer works at all... I see the Post and
    initial boot, but once it goes to the hi-res mode for the desktop, the screen
    goes blank. Had to go into Safe mode and disable my video adapter to get
    picture back. Now all I get is a very slow 800x600 in the standard VGA
    driver. Can seem to remove this driver at all... tried to wipe and reinstall
    Vista, but it just keeps grabbing the bad driver during the Update phase of
    the install process, so now Im really screwed.

    Don't really want to go back to XP..... any suggestions?
    Jon M, Dec 26, 2006
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  2. Try installing offline and don't turn on Automatic Updates. Get the system
    stabilized and go from there.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 26, 2006
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  3. If you have moved the box around recently, try reseating the card.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 26, 2006
  4. Jon M

    Jon M Guest

    Yes - tried that too before the last attempt at Vista....

    Just reinstalled XP, and can get up to 1400x1050 with the default VGA driver
    installed so it does not appear to be a HW problem. I did a clean install of
    Vista - including drive format every time. Going to try offline install with
    format one more time... if it doesnt work, guess Ill have to stick with XP
    for awhile.

    I used the computer last Wednesday evening, and shut down around 11pm. When
    booted the next morning, the video was gone.... Very strange.....
    Jon M, Dec 26, 2006
  5. Jon M

    Reyede Guest

    Yeah, I tried this update just before Christmas and it completely hosed the
    display. I have a 1900 Crossfire (second card don't work in Vista) and
    either get 800x600 on a Dell 30" or corrupt video. This is why we make

    Reyede, Dec 27, 2006
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