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Windows 7: Graphics card drivers

29 Jan 2012   #1

XP 32 bit
 
 
Graphics card drivers

Ok I got the daul boot system working. This is a home built PC. I now have another problem. I have an Asus M2A-VM motherboard. I have XP installed on one drive with a Visiontek 5450 Grapchics card. I used the drivers that came on the cd to install it in XP. All seem to be working fine. I rebooted into windows 7 & again used the visiontek cd to install the drivers for the visiontek 5450 on the windows 7 setup. Thats when all the problems started. My pc screen will go black & the only way I can get it back is to force reboot. I booted into safe mode & unistalled the visiontek card & drivers & the pc will boot up. At this point it will install a generic VGA driver & I can only use basic operations of the video card. If I try to reinstall the visiontek drivers I get the problems all over again. Some of the things it will do are I can not shut the pc down. When I hit the restart it will hang on the shutting down screen for 15 or 20 minutes & then go to the BSOD screen & will restart. & the device manager will show that the visiontek driver is installed & I am back to the same problem. As near as I can tell the visiontek drivers are not compatiable with my mother board? I have gone to the visiontek sight & tried at least 3 or 4 different drivers to no avail. I ran the windows 7 compatiablity program & it tells me that my system is compatiable. also according to visionteck this card is windows 7 compatiable. I for got to mention that once I remove the visiontek graphics card & drivers in the safemode my PC will shut down with no problems. I also called Asus & they tell me that my motherboard is windows 7 compatiable. I have not updated the bios since I got this board. Is it possiable this could be the problem? I am at my witts end & any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edison


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29 Jan 2012   #2

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You need to go to the Visiontek website and download the drivers specific for Windows 7: Drivers | VisionTek ATI/AMD Radeon Graphics Partner

Be sure all old drivers are completely uninstalled before installing the new drivers.
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29 Jan 2012   #3

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Hi I have already gone to visiontek sight but will try it again. I did make sure that all old drivers were uninstalled. Thanks for your suggestions.

Edison
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29 Jan 2012   #4

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If you tried the Windows 7 Driver from Visiontek and it didn't work then I would suggest going to the AMD website and download the Windows 7 drivers for your specific model graphics card from there and try that.
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