startup glitch, black screen, problem with radeon 9200?
Posted on 2004-11-30
I seem to be having a problem with my display driver and I haven't a clue what to do about it...
When I start up my computer (Sony Vaio s-150,running XP Home),it seems the monitor doesn't communicate with the computer; i.e. the hd whirs and the power indicator lights up, but the screen remains black. So I hold down the power switch until it turns off and reboot. Sometimes I do this 13-14 times before the screen will finally light up and Windows will start.
Once it gets going, it runs fine.(although once in a very long while, when I'm watching a dvd, the screen will freeze up and I will have to reboot (this is infrequent))
Sometimes, when Windows starts up I will receive this request to send an error report:
Computer restarted after an unexpected shutdown. Microsoft windows detected a possible device failure.
The driver for the display device was unable to complete a drawing operation. Please check with the device manufacturer for a driver update.
The display driver for Mobility RADEON 9200 seems to be responsible for this system instability.
Help, this is driving me nuts!