HELP! Problems with my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro!

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I NEED HELP! Heres the problem: My ATI Radeon 9800 Pro worked fine and dandy until one day i took all the cards out of its slots and put it back in (because i was putting the Zalman VF700-CU Fan/Heatsink + VGA Ram Heatsink) and then, CHAOS (screen blanks after XP loads)! After reformating/reinstalling comp...

My card starts Windows XP and runs fine (in VGA Save mode).. well, it runs fine before I install the drivers for it and when I do install the drivers, the screen goes blank after XP loads. The only way back is to System Restore through safe mode and uninstall the drivers to let it run under VGA Save mode. I am forced to live with WinXP SP1 because SP2 installs ATI Drivers and then same thing, my screen will go blank. I have read that numerous other ppl have experienced this problem, but I have yet to read a solution about it. One more thing to note, my monitor says Signal Failed when I have the power cord plugged into the card, hence, it wont run with the power going through the card.. but will run without it. Boy, im in for a mess..I shoulda just stuck to GF cards. Should I just get a new video card? Here's the details

Display Properties ==> Settings ==> Advanced ==> Adapter ==> Properties ==> Resources

Input/Output Range 03B0 - 03BB used by:
Intel(R) 82875P Processor to AGP Controller - 2579
Input/Output Range 03C0 - 03DF used by:
Intel(R) 82875P Processor to AGP Controller - 2579
Memory Range 000A0000 - 000BFFFF used by:
Intel(R) 82875P Processor to AGP Controller - 2579

Device Manager ==> Other Devices
- Exclamation on a yellow Question Mark for "Video Controller"
- Exclamation on a yellow Question Mark for "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)"

And heres my computer details
- P4C800-E Deluxe (AGP 8x)
- Intel 875P @ 3.2C Ghz
- ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (AGP 8x)
- WD 34GB SATA
- CPU Runs at 40-50 celcius (measured using Asus Probe Software)
- Motherboard at 35-40 celcius (measured using Asus Probe Software)
- PSU: Antec Phantom 350

Stuff that I have already tried but still the problem occurs:
1) Updated BIOS to the latest version
2) Installed the latest INF for Intel 875P
3) Running the computer without any cards in PCI slots
4) Taking out the Zalman Fan that I installed and letting it run on its stock cooler again
 

habman6

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i desperately need to know this too, since i have the EXACT same problem (but with a geforce 6800)
 

zephead

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look at your respective event logs, as there may be datails on your failed starts there.
 

sw123

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Try cleaning any dust in a PCI slot or whatever slot your using. The try again. Looks like you have a bsod...


The infinite loop means that the card may have been trying to start itself, but failed, and tried again, failed. This can happen numerous times, so the computer informs you with bsod, then it shuts itself down so it "protects your files" (even though it doesnt always) But, this means your card may be defective. Try a new card or use the onboard if its still good(all the drivers there and all)
 

sw123

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Still, i have no idea. Maybe the drivers programming was a little corrupt after you downloaded it(if you did). If its off a cd, try cleaning cd and try again
 
I got the same problem with my GeForce 2 ultra 64
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Input/Output Range 03B0 - 03BB used by:
Intel 82443BX Pentium(R) II Processor to AGP Controller
Input/Output Range 03C0 - 03DF used by:
Intel 82443BX Pentium(R) II Processor to AGP Controller
Memory Range 000A0000 - 000BFFFF used by:
Intel 82443BX Pentium(R) II Processor to AGP Controller
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every time I install a real driver(omega or nvidia) my PC freeze and after restart it goes blank after the win-load-scr. If I manage to install driver till the end it shows me error code 10 ( error with the device communication)
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what I did:
use all kinds of drivers (correctly uninstalled and installed), they were not corrupted cose I use the same installs on my old Card and work prefect
I got the last ver. BIOS
my AGP slot is just fine! cose I use other card well.
 
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