December 6th, 2003, 12:40 AM
ATI Radeon 7200 + WinXP Professional
I have bought a brand new comp:
AMD Athlon 2500+
ATI Radeon 7200
512 MB DDR
Problem is, I have just installed XP Professional and right after installation, it gave me the BSOD! Error was with atidvag.dll. When I rebooted, Windows gave me an error saying it had to do with my display device driver. Since I havent had the chance to install any specific drivers I assume its a problem with the generic drivers bundled with XP and this video card. But I cant install any driver because the comp keeps on crashing (BSOD) right after the desktop loads...
Any idea whats going on here? The only thought I have is to try and reinstall with Windows 2000 and try it out...???
Thanks in advance.
December 19th, 2003, 05:49 PM
when you power the computer on, tap the F8 key constantly untill the boot menu appears select safe mode, install the driver, reboot. if the problem still occurs you may have problems with your chipset. dont give up, try different chipset drivers, maybe bios updates, radeon updates, service packs for windows, anything and everything you have can be updated, you will eventually find the right combination. just because drivers are the latest dont mean the best, try the backdated drivers on the mfg sites if you have problems.
December 21st, 2003, 09:32 PM
Thanks..i returned it to the store and it ended up being a bad card. They replaced it with another card (same kind) and it worked. They claim it was bad memory on the original card.