ATI All-In-Wonder 128 PCI Freezes
Posted on 2001-08-04
When ever I try to use the ATI TV program, my computer locks up at a random time, and I have to shut it off and restart it. Sometimes it will lock up when the flash screen first appears, other times, when I'm in the tv setup (when it scans for tv stations and stuff) and other times when I try to record something, nearly any time. It seems that if it can get through the setup without freezing the tv program itself will work fine. But when I try to record something, it will record just fine until I press stop, and then the "Save as..." box will appear and my system will lock and I have to shut it off and turn it back on (I can't do CTRL+ALT+DEL).
I've tried doing a clean install, I reformatted my computer and I followed ATI's clean install instructions to get rid of any garbage that may have been in the registry and such. All this before I loaded the ATI video card drivers (version 4.13.7140) and ATI Multimedia Center 7.1. I also ran scandisk and defrag before and after installing it. I also made sure not to plug the ATI Input & Output Adapters into the video card until all the AIW drivers and software were installed.
According to the device manager, nothing is sharing IRQ 9 with the video card. I've enabled the "EMM Exclude A000-FFFF" option in msconfig. I also have downloaded and installed ALi's ALADDiN 5 Drivers, for the ALi M1542/M1543 chipset, as well as all the updated drivers from IBM's update site.
My computer does have an on-board agp chip, and there are no bios or jumpper settings to disable it. The only bios settings related to the video are: "VGA Palette Snoop = DISABLED" and "Primary Display Adapter (Auto/On-board) = AUTO." I also have IRQ sharing and the on-board USB disabled in the bios.
I have set the on-board chip to just a generic "Standard display adapter (VGA)" and it is disabled in the device manager. I've also tried removing ghost drivers from the device manager in safe mode.
I've also installed directx 8 and the digital video update.
I've reformatted my hard drive nearly 50 times in the last 8 months trying to fix this, but with no success. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.