Windows Vista Fails to install using an ATI X1600 Pro AGP 512MB Vi

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Mrlopez, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Mrlopez

    Mrlopez Guest

    I have a problem installing Vista (any build) using my ATI X1600 Pro AGP
    512MB video card. I own 2 of these cards. One is a X1600 Pro AGP 256MB built
    by Diablotek and the other is a 512MB made by ATI.

    When using the 512MB card, during the "Completing installation" phase, the
    system gets the blue screen of death and shuts down less than a minute or so
    before Vista is installed. If I boot the system again I get the same error.
    If I boot in Safe Mode I get the message: "Installation can not be completed
    in safe mode"

    The Diablotek 256MB card works fine.
    Has anyone else had this problem?
    Mrlopez, Oct 11, 2006
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    MikeyB Guest

    My X700 was having problems with crashes, etc. as well. Forcing the card to
    run @ AGP 4X in the BIOS solved the problem for me.

    MikeyB, Oct 12, 2006
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    Mrlopez Guest

    My Motherboard ASUS P4S800D-X Has no options in the BIOS to control the speed
    of the AGP card.
    Mrlopez, Oct 13, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    I have a brand new system runing a core2 duo chip with a gig of ddr2 667 RAM
    and a very nice ATI Radion XT1600 256Meg runing in the PCI Express socket

    Naturally I thought Vista would fly, HA HA HA

    When I finally got it to install it took ages to get to the desk top, the
    mouse runns as fast as you like but when I try and open any window that take
    ages to display. I tried fetching the RC Vista driver from ATi and that had
    no effect at all. the only way I can get it to run is to disable the ATI
    drivers and use the Vista one. The draw back of this is Aero Glass will not
    run and if I re boot the machine it defaults abck to the ATI drivers and go
    slow resumes.

    Has any one else experienced this. I gave up in the end and re installed XP

    Guest, Oct 14, 2006
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    Mrlopez Guest

    Believe it or not my ATI X1600 Pro AGP 256MB card runs great with both the
    ATI and Vista video drivers. My problem is only related to the ATI X1600 Pro
    AGP 512MB card.
    Mrlopez, Oct 16, 2006
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    Anders Guest

    I have roughly the same problem. I have a Club 3D-built ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
    512MB AGP, and the installation crashes at the same stage as yours do. But
    after the crash I have only two options, start Windows XP and Vista Rollback.
    Nothing seems to work. I tried setting the AGP speed to 4X, but that didn't
    help. I have no idea what to do about the problem.
    Anders, Oct 23, 2006
  7. Mrlopez

    mrlopez Guest

    Looks like we'll have to wait for Build 5840 or the RTM because ATI will not
    support Vista at this time. I suspect the problem is a bad ATI driver. I
    can't explain why some people have no problems with their X1600 Pro AGP 512MB
    cards if that is really true. I'd like to know if other people with the same
    model ATI video card works. My brother has that card and his works fine but
    his is a PCI-express card.
    mrlopez, Oct 25, 2006
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    Anders Guest

    Here's a photo of the bluescreen I get during the installation. I had to
    first press F8 and then disable automatic restarts on error to see this, the
    display shuts down a second or so before the computer crashes.
    Looks like ATI is to blame.
    Anders, Oct 25, 2006
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    Theo Guest

    Theo, Oct 25, 2006
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    JW Guest

    Have you checked to see if your system BIOS is up to date and have you
    checked to insure that the speed of your AGP slot in your BIOS is set to
    that required by the card (probably 8X)? Also if you have any other card in
    the PCI slot next to the AGP slot have you moved it to another location?
    JW, Oct 25, 2006
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    mrlopez Guest

    That's the error message I am getting too!
    It took a while to attempt to slow down the BSD so I could see it on screen.
    It helped to read your picture to know where to look on my display. Thank you
    very much.
    mrlopez, Oct 26, 2006
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    mrlopez Guest

    I wonder why they haven't posted a driver for RC2 Build 5477 or later.
    I read on their web site they are about to release a RC2 driver.
    Their slow response is causing ATI customers to wonder if it was smart to
    purchase an ATI graphics card.

    I can't even get ATI to admit many customers are getting the same error.
    They could informally leak not only a confirmation of the problem but a
    workaround including a good driver file or which ever file is to blame. Is
    that asking too much?
    If we can get an entire Windows Vista Build leaked with links to Microsoft
    to download it I don't think it would be too hard for someone to leak the fix
    we need.
    I wonder if the RTM release will work.
    mrlopez, Oct 26, 2006
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    JW Guest

    To stop the BSD go into system advanced settings and disable automatic
    JW, Oct 26, 2006
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    Tom Lake Guest

    One reason for an infinite loop error with ATI drivers is an inadequate
    power supply.
    Even if the graphics card ran fine in XP, Vista requires more from the card
    than XP did.
    I had the same error and it went away when I installed a 650W power supply
    as opposed to
    my old 500W supply.

    Tom Lake
    Tom Lake, Oct 26, 2006
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    Morris Lee Guest

    hum.... I am haviong the same problem, the first installation I tried was to install using upgrade, not a clean install, I managed to get to windows vista desktop and all, but it crashes in like a few seconds after. i have test using a clean install, the blue screen appears in the end of the installation, and crashes, just like what described here, I have already posted the compability problems on the wikipedia page, and currently finding solutions - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    Morris Lee, Oct 28, 2006
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    morrislee Guest

    OK, just 1 hour and 57 mins untill i finish downloading the 5840 build
    but i won't test it till monday afternoon, I will tell you guys if th
    problem is fixe
    morrislee, Oct 29, 2006
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    Mrlopez Guest

    How do you get to system advanced settings if you can't install Windows
    Mrlopez, Oct 30, 2006
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    JW Guest


    JW, Oct 30, 2006
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    morrislee Guest

    OK, wtf, I downloaded the vista build 5840 (pre-RTM) still has problems
    another quesion anyone here use p4s800d-x that is havingg this problem
    morrislee, Nov 1, 2006
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    Mrlopez Guest

    I finally downloaded Vista Build 5840 and the problem is still there. (bummer)
    Mrlopez, Nov 2, 2006
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