We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

ATI-TV Wonder drivers STOP system

ek_enigma
ek_enigma asked
on
Medium Priority
1,823 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I just purchased an ATI-TV Wonder tuner board and when I plugged it in and installed the drivers, my system halted (Win2k Blue Screen of Death) on the installation of Video drivers (i'm using newly downloaded drivers, so that's not the problem).

The error message went something like this:
STOP: 0x000000CA
Plug and Play detected an error most likely caused by a faulty driver.

I downloaded the drivers again and re-installed them, but that produced the same results.

Does anyone have a clue on how to go about fixing this?
Comment
Watch Question

There are several known problems with the ATI TV card. The All In Wonder at least can be forced to work properly. The ATI TV wonder, on the other hand, is a nightmare.

What motherboard are you using? (It doesn't like VIA chipsets, even with latest VIA drivers). And do you know about the BDA for Direct X (the latest video capture drivers you need to install on top of DX8.0A)? I'm also assuming you are using the right DX for Windoze 2K.
Also, do you have the full error message?

Author

Commented:
The full error message...

STOP: 0x000000CA (0x00000002,0x81821CD0,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Plug and Play detected an error most likely caused by a faulty driver.

Memory dumping...blahblahblah

I know about the DX update and I installed it before the drivers.  I have a proprietary version of the ASUS PII board, I believe it's called a Condor?  I'm using an HP Pavilion 6470Z and it's got this proprietary board.

Author

Commented:
The full error message...

STOP: 0x000000CA (0x00000002,0x81821CD0,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Plug and Play detected an error most likely caused by a faulty driver.

Memory dumping...blahblahblah

I know about the DX update and I installed it before the drivers.  I have a proprietary version of the ASUS PII board, I believe it's called a Condor?  I'm using an HP Pavilion 6470Z and it's got this proprietary board.

Commented:
Try downloading the drivers again (preferably form another source)  it may be a glitch in the download corrupting the drivers.

Author

Commented:
The drivers are not corrupt, I've tried various locations.  Please give me some other advice!

Commented:
OK these drivers.  Where are you getting them?  The ones Microsoft Updates provide do not work very well.

Remove the device from software by removing the ATI contol programs for the card and removing the device from the control panel.  When it reboots have it start up in "safe mode".  Seeing your system is an HP I would first of all start up in Safe mode and open the device manager.  These systems are based on hard drives that load every possible driver that could be used in a system HP builds.  Remove all duplicates for everything in your system.  These are notorious for having about twentgy CD rom devices listed.  remove them ALL.  Do the same for sound devices and others that show parts which you know are not part of your system.  Reboot and reload the card.

Author

Commented:
I know what you are thinking pbessman but I'm actually an experienced tech and when I got the HP originally I didn't even boot it up but LLF'd it.  I've re-installed Windows 2K from scratch and installed the drivers and the card.  I've also installed Win2K and SP2 and installed the drivers and card.  Same results!  Give me something to work with that would not be an obvious solution.

Thanx

Author

Commented:
The drivers I got were from http://www.atitech.com from the ATI TV-Wonder Win2K drivers section.
Also, what video card are you using? Is IRQ enabled for the video card? Do you have the option of trying a non-ATI video card (if you are currently using ATI AGP)?

Like the detonator (for nvidia chipsets) there are now non-manufacturer drivers available for ATI graphics cards - if you are using ATI AGP. Have you tried?

(I do remember that your problem is the TV card, not AGP)

Author

Commented:
The on-board video card is not using an IRQ, but what does that have to do with this situation?  I have tried all kinds of drivers for the ATI on-board chip.  The on-board chip is an 3D RAGE PRO AGP TURPO 2X chip with 8MB of SDRAM.  I have also tried an S3 Virge add-on AGP board (that didn't change a thing with the TV Tuner).  What else you got up your sleeves experts?
ATI TV cards don't like working with ATI graphics chips hence the question.

After spending several days trying to get TV wonder cards (several of them) to work with Radeon VEs, Rage AGP amd Rage Fury AGP we gave up and are now using Pinnacle TV cards or Radeon All In Wonders (another cheesy name).

The only Wonder about the ATI TV cards is that ATI sells any. Or maybe they don't sell that many. Maybe they'll have to withdraw it. Sorry can't help further.
Top Expert 2007

Commented:
Dear questionner/expert(s)

No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I'll leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is to be:

 - PAQ'd and pts refunded

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

==> PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER ! <==

VirusMinus
Cleanup volunteer
Per recommendation, points refunded and question closed.

Netminder
EE Admin

Explore More ContentExplore courses, solutions, and other research materials related to this topic.