ATI Radeon 9800 PRO upgrades after

Posted on 2004-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
For my Radeon 9800 PRO card I am using version dated 12/12/2003. Now, after I downloaded Catalyst and upgraded the driver, I got problems and CLI.exe pop up and slow scrolling issues. Then I rollled back to the version again. The reason I want to upgrade is that at start up the images of Dell and Windows are distorted. This is since after SP2 upgrade of XP.

Does anyone know which driver I need to get to upgrade the driver to a version that supports SP2 (if this is the issue)? Please also explain how to do this. Many thanks for the reactions.
Question by:cpulles
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    I don't think this is a driver issue to be honest.
    You say that you have a distorted image during the bootup,
    in Windows, the drivers are usually not loaded in to the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) until the system has booted to 96%. Check the BIOS and make sure you have the right apature for your card. I would suspect that even if you press F8 and enter safe-mode, that the problem remains. This might be an hw issue with the card that shows now after installing SP2.
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    This idoesnt really seem to be a SW issue, as the pictures get corrupted before the loading of OS into memory. What i would suspect are the pictures itself sotred in the BIOS. There isnt really much to do in this situation, as I doubt that some MOBO manufacturer would bother to make a special BIOS file to be flashed in. What i recommend is, that in the bios itself, you turn off the Full Screen Logo function in the advanced options. This way, no picture is going to be displayed during the bootup and as a bonus, you can watch the memry allocation test :))

    Hope this helps!
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    Heh, just basically what I suggested, not a driver issue...

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