Installed Win7x32 on an old P4 machine with an Radeon 9800Pro graphics card. When installing windows the auto install detects and installs the relevant device drivers
All works good with the auto install driver
When downloading the latest applicable ATI driver from their website the system runs but the display is crashed.
The system appears to be working but the screen appears multicoloured horizontal coloured stripes making visuals undetectable (Almost like the old colour bars when a Spectrum would be loading software). It almost looks like the graphics card is faulty. On reboot the dos bios screens are fine, then half way through the windows logo (agp440 phase of boot) the system resets.
Unfortunately after the ATI driver is installed I cant access the system even in safe mode (see the agp440 command line crash).
On reinstalling Windows 7 and averting the ati driver install just letting windows do it on its own its fine.
Obviously I dont need the latest ati website driver but I am concerned that windows update will eventually update the driver with the full driver rather than compnent drivers.
Any others had issues with this in the past and suggestions welcome.
How can I ensure the ati driver only gets the basic update as its not my pc and I dont want the user to experience the issue with the driver install.
Are there known issues with the newer ATI drivers with older P4 systems please?
Thanks as usual
Just read the following thread http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/2...ws-update.html
Guessing the windows download files are digitally signed so want to stick with those guessing answered this myself? Curious why the screen crash with the newer driver from ati website, motherboard and so forth maybe?