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ATI Card problems

By AMDIsTheBest010
Jul 9, 2006
  1. hi all:

    im fixing up my dads PC which is running Windows ME, and i just re-formatted HD and the display now only shiws up as 16 colors, so i install ATI RAGE drivers from CD and it says to restart. after i restart it comes to desktop, i go into "active desktop" and enable 16bit color (the highest it will go) it tell me to restart. so i do and it comes uo with a blue error message"

    "Windows Protection Error"

    "Please restart to continue"

    I restart and it brings me into the safe mode, and i choose "normal startup"

    and it never enables 16bit color, its stays to 16

    card specs:
    ATI Rage w/128MB memory
    AGP slot
    VGA output

    thanks
    ...AMD
    '
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  3. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    the system specs are:

    900MHz AMD Athlon CPU
    80GB HD
    128MB PC100 SDRAM
    Windows ME
    then that darn ATI card

    BTW all it says is ATI RAGE128

    and thats all it says

    thanks for any help
    ...AMD
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I managed to find THIS driver. Try it and I hope it can help.
    And check the sites I linked, they can help.

    Regards! :wave:
     
  5. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    thanks Wolfram i'll try this driver and then report back whether it worked
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    You're welcome mate! :)

    Good luck! :wave: :grinthumb
     
  7. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    tried to go to site and it says that i dont have authorized access, i go to ATI web site with the ME PC and and it says "Page Cannot Be Displayed"

    this PC if frustrating me so much, im about just to build him a new one with XP on it
     
  8. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    i burnt the driver onto CD and im gonna take it to my dads house tomm. and then maybe (hopefully) it will work

    BTW the card is an "ATI Rage All-In-Wonder 128Pro"
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    The driver (hopefully) will work with that card.
    Good luck!
     
  10. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    thanks i downloaded it on my XP computer and it burned it to a CD-RW and im gonna apply it when i go to my dads, and hopefully it'll get it working.

    Thanks a million
    ...AMD
     
  11. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    Thanks Wolfram i installed the new driver via cd installation, and the color it perfect now, it even suports 32Bit color, which is better than 16bit,

    The screen is nice and sharp now.

    Thanks You :)
    ...AMD
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'm glad I could help :)

    Good luck, and have fun playing F.E.A.R on that machine :) :)

    Cheers!
     
  13. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    i dont think this system could handle F.E.A.R

    its only got 128MB RAM of main RAM
    and 128 GPU RAM

    the CPU is only 900MHz

    thanks for the advice though
    ...AMD
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I was just joking :) :haha: . I knew that an ATI Rage wouldn't even start the game :haha:

    Cheers! :)
     
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