Windows 2000 will not load with Radeon 9550 drivers

By Bleak Mitch
Jul 18, 2005
  1. I hope that this is the correct forum to post this plea. My apologies if it is not. I have just installed an ATI Radeon 9550 graphics card in a dual boot machine (Windows 98SE on C: and Windows 2000 on E:). The Radeon drivers for Windows 98 work fine. The card runs with minimum functions in Windows 2000 without the ATI drivers. However, when the ATI drivers are loaded, Windows 2000 ceases to load and reboots continuously at the point where the load screen normally switches to the desktop. I presume that, because the card works fine with Windows 98SE and is recognised by Win 2000, the problem is somewhere in Win 2000. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

    System tech specs:

    Motherboard: Tyan S1854 Trinimty 400 (rev. 1.06)
    Pentium III 667Mhz
    Award P & P bios v. 1.0A (1999?)

    CMOS setup:
    video: EGA/VGA

    Bios setup:
    PCI/VGA pallet snoop: Disabled
    Video bios shadow: Enabled
    (all settings default values)

    Chipset features:
    Video RAM chacheable: Enabled
    AGP Aperature size: 64Mb
    AGP-4x mode: Enabled
    AGP driving control: Auto

    PNP/PCI configeration:
    AGP master IWS write: Disabled
    AGP master IWS read: Disabled
    Assign IRQ for VGA: Enabled
    Init display first: PCI slot

    Windows 98SE is loaded on the first partition on Drive C. ATI Radeon 9550 drivers are loaded and Device Manager says everything is O.K. The card works well with PhotoShop CS in Windows 98SE.

    Windows 2000 is loaded on the second partition (Drive E). The Radeon 9550 drivers are recognised and installed then the screen goes blank and the endless boot/reboot process starts. On each reboot, the Win 2000 start up screen displays.

    Win 2000 Hardware Resources lists 'Video controller (VGA compatible)' and 'Netgear FA311 Fast Ethernet PCI adapter' (both) on IRQ 11. No conflict is shown.
  2. merisell

    merisell TS Rookie

    I had the same problem

    I have a different post about my own ati radeon 9550 problems which you can find here on techspot.
    But I have resolved my problem.
    I upgraded my chipset and then was able to download the latest ati radeon 9550 drivers. My computer works fine now.
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