Question about ASUS A7V8X- X VIA KT400 ATX AMD AUDIO LAN (A7V8XXLANUAYZ) Motherboard
In the beginning, everything was fine. ATI Radeon 9550 sat well on the Gigabyte GA-7VA motherboard (AGP 8x) running on XP. But then VIA updated their drivers (they were included in the 4-in-1 package) and my display just went really odd. Loads of colour streaks, blocks, mouse disappearance... So I reinstalled XP and hung onto the original VIA drivers and everything was fine again.
Recently, I thought I would give Windows 7 a test drive. Obviously I suppose, the installation has the newer VIA drivers that caused me problems in the past and they are causing me problems again. As soon as setup begins, there are streaks and ghosts and flashing colours on my display and by the time it gets to "Running Windows for the first time", the system has decided it can no longer go on and crashes, then reboots. OK I thought, why not just go into safe mode and force the VIA drivers back to the old ones? Nice idea but the Windows 7 installation tells me that it cannot boot in Safe Mode.
I have a few further ideas... If I had onboard graphics then I suppose I could use that to load Windows 7 initially, use Device Manager to change the VIA drivers to the old original ones, then slip in the ATI graphics card But I don't have onboard graphics... So maybe I could find an old AGP graphics card that will allow Windows 7 to install...
All this seems like so much trouble. Maybe I should just go back to WinXP bearing in mind to avoid any mention of VIA KT400 driver updates!
So basically I'm asking if anyone has had similar conflicts with the newer VIA drivers and the ATI Radeon 9550? I took a sidestep from Vista but I would imagine the Vista setup would include the newer VIA drivers too.
AGP is a bit old for win7, i'd drop it. that said, if the ati card is an addin perhaps your onboard (via) chip is causing the problem. turn it off in your bios so that the install never even detects it and use drivers from ati.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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