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Windows 7: Radeon HD 2600XT (AGP) - freezes at 'Starting Windows'

17 Jan 2009   #1
rayjaymor

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 
Radeon HD 2600XT (AGP) - freezes at 'Starting Windows'

Hey Guys,

Well, as the title suggests - I have an AGP HD2600, and whenever I install the ATI Display Driver (any version, from 7.10 right through to the Windows 7 Preview Drivers).

The install process itself proceeds fine without any issues (although Device Manager never recognizes my card - always calls it a VGA Adapter) but whenever I reboot after installing said drivers, it freezes at the Starting Windows section - right at the part where the desktop should load up.

I've tried compatibility mode, I've tried disabling enforced driver signatures, but the only thing that lets me boot after installing the ATI Drivers is to system restore back to the crappy VGA Adapter generic driver....

Any ideas? Please? I'm desperate


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17 Jan 2009   #2
rayjaymor

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

further info: using the leaked version of Build 7000 (assumin there is a diff. etween the leaked and the genuine Beta...)
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17 Jan 2009   #3
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Does it freeze at boot screen, or you get a black screen ?
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17 Jan 2009   #4
rayjaymor

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Hey Mate,
I get a permanent freeze of the 'Starting Windows' screen. The logo animation freezes as well.
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17 Jan 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hmm...strange, I'm afraid I have never heard of this error...

are all of your motherboard drivers updated? esp Chipset driver?
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18 Jan 2009   #6
rayjaymor

Windows 7 Build 7000
 
 

Hmm... I can't find any *new* drivers for my chipset, they only go as far as XP.... I'm assuming they must be catered for Vista by using included drivers with the OS...

I managed to get Win7 to recognise my card by force installing the INF file that comes with the card - but same problem will occur when rebooting the system...
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09 Apr 2009   #7
patrickf3

 
 

I am having this same problem with my Radeon 4800 and windows 7. Every time I upgrade the drivers that ATI provides my PC freezes at the splash screen...
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09 Apr 2009   #8
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

You mention you tried each driver from 7.1 to 9.3. Try reformatting and reinstalling; the drivers don't always uninstall completely and may conflict with each other.
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26 Jul 2009   #9
firetrap

BT3
 
 

I have the same problem, i have a also a ati radeon hd2600 xt agp, but my windows 7 rtm 7600 works normaly, after a few reboot's he freezes at starting windows, it's driving me crazy. i cant do nothing, not even in safe mode he boots , and i dont update the ati drivers
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26 Jul 2009   #10
rjc8620003

Windows 7 DUH...
 
 

unsupported card getting sick of saying this some sticky the ATI link I posted like 3 time
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