Glitches on Boot screen and Windows

By ATI Glitches
Jan 5, 2008
  1. Hi whenever I turn on the computer and the bootscreen appears, funny lines and flashes appear. When Windows loads up, lines appear across the screen. If I open a game those glitches still don't go away. I tried to find the latest update for a RADEON 9800 PRO driver for Windows XP but can't find one.. here are some pictures -


    I tried reinstalling my driver from a CD but after reinstallation when Windows loads up, the computer freezes and I can only access on Safe Mode so I did a system restore and now I'm still stuck like this..

    So my final question is..

    How the hell do I fix this?
    If I need to update my driver where can I find the right update? (I've been searching ages and I'm not sure which one I need..)
  2. pcguy20

    pcguy20 TS Rookie

    Well you might need to try download driver from Website and click on ATI Products then make sure you download right software and driver for it. Or also double check see sometimes videocards can go bad over time there are newer ones. I know it is fine before maybe they stop makeing drivers for that series. Just check see if they do have that driver for it. If not you might have to upgrade or just check also see it is your moniter?
  3. ATI Glitches

    ATI Glitches TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nah it's not my monitor I can't find a RADEON 9800 PRO update on that site either..
  4. pcguy20

    pcguy20 TS Rookie

    Yea you might want to upgrade your videocard. Your videocard is a discontinued product on the ATI Product page. So if you have the money to do that only way I can think of. I know videocards can cost allot now.
  5. ATI Glitches

    ATI Glitches TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Damn.. isn't there anyway to fix this
    or maybe like the latest driver update in an alternate site?
  6. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Try using Omega Drivers instead of the Catalyst package that ATI/AMD gives you.
  7. ATI Glitches

    ATI Glitches TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK I'll try that and I'll post the results soon.
  8. ATI Glitches

    ATI Glitches TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's no use I installed it and restarted the computer but instead of stripes, I got little flashes all over the place in Windows so I did a system restore and now I'm still stuck like this.
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