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Windows 7: Windows Aero Crash

31 Jan 2010   #1
Damo08

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 
Windows Aero Crash

Hey guys, I have recently upgraded my PC (I know the spec isn't that great!) and installed an ATi Radeon HD4650 onto my AGP slot... The drivers installed without a problem and it plays DVD's and views photographs without a problem, even with Aero enabled.

However, when Aero is enabled, there is a distortion appears, namely on the close/minimize/maximize buttons, and on any flash screens for programs starting... Anyone have any idea why this would be happening?

I have installed the latest drivers available from the ATi web site: Catalyst Hotfix 10.1


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31 Jan 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums Damo08: Well your running a what 8 year old board which is amazing to me but great. MSI KT4AV-L (MS-6712) (Motherboards: AMD Athlon XP) by MSI -- FiringSquad Hardware Info & Web Reviews Have you tried following this thread for AGP cards? Might be worth a look.Install AGP Drivers for HD 3850, 3650, 2400 PRO Hope this can give you some help. Hopefully your running the 32 bit version if not I'm really surprised seven is working as well as it is. Fabe Start at post #180 in that thread.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Damo08

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for my welcome Fabe, hopefully I shall be able to help some others whilst here!

Thanks for the info, I shall take a look when I finish work and update, and I am definitely running the 32-bit version yeah. I know the mainboard is very old just fancied getting another year out of it before I build my next system!
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01 Feb 2010   #4
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL...be PROUD of your system. Old is.....FUN.
(for an entertaining read: Windows 7 on OLD computers )
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01 Feb 2010   #5
Damo08

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately, this didn't work! I have attached 2 print screens to this message to give you a better idea of whats going on! I'm completely baffled, never experienced anything like this before! Any other ideas based on the attachments?


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Windows Aero Crash-screen1.png Windows Aero Crash-screen2.png 
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18 Apr 2010   #6
JohnnyBee

Windows 7
 
 

I have same problem with Sapphire HD 3650 AGP! Using lastest catalyst version 10.3... My motherboard is very old Asus A7N8X-X with Sempron 2500+ and 1GB DDR1 RAM... Please help me, I want use aero on my Windows 7!
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18 Apr 2010   #7
Damo08

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 
Sucks!

That sucks man, I had tried for a few weeks to fix this problem, but it turned out for me that the mainboard had fried somewhere, so certain things were no longer working... Got to the point where Windows 7 would no longer load and nothing else would work properly. So just built myself a new PC.

You have downloaded the AGP hotfix as opposed to the PCI-e one? What is the rating on your power supply? As I beleive this is what fried my mainboard in the first place...
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18 Apr 2010   #8
Damo08

Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
 
 

(Welcome to the boards by the way!)
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18 Apr 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

JohnnyBee, welcome to the forums.

It isn't your video card that is the problem but the antiquated chipset (NF2) on the motherboard, and the lack of a proper working AGP/GART driver. Try one of (or both) of the driver packs that sirdan linked to in the last post here,

Asus Radeon AH 4650 Driver Error Please Help



Had a quick look at it and it looks like it is one of the last driver re-mixes for that board. With a bit of luck the AGP/GART driver in either one will get your video card working properly. It may take running the setup.exe in XP Compatibility mode,

Compatibility Mode

to get the driver to install.
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18 Apr 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Here's the latest AGP drivers for ATI - Catalyst AGP Hotfix - Radeon HD 4000 Radeon HD 3000 and Radeon HD 2000 Series AGP products. Not sure they'll help but....

There's a discussion thread here - Catalyst AGP Hotfix thread (current: 9.5) - Rage3D Discussion Area

Good luck.
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