Problem with 9800se ¿drivers maybe?

By Lopexavi · 6 replies
Apr 26, 2006
  1. Don't know how to explain this problem.
    I have bought 9800se and cannot use it, because it restarts the pc before or on the user's screen of winxp (the screen freezes or is restarted without asking)

    I have tried to install drivers on "Safe Mode" in Winxp, but when ask to reboot it's the same :wtf:

    First I start on the drivers Omega(downloaded) and I put 9800se overcloked (and normal too), then I try to install the disc drivers that come with the graphic card (Ati display driver), installs perfectly the Winxp driver, I put "not to reboot" to install the catalyst drivers that come on the same disc and there is when freezes the pc (the red light keeps lit, as if it was working).
    Note: before installing again any other driver I have insured myself of erasing the previous one.

    Can't install any driver

    My pc caracteristics:
    P4m80-m7a with bios update
    Winxp with sp2
    Pentium4 3.01ghz

    Reading a somewhat similar problem, it seems I have to format and reinstall WindowsXp :confused:
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    The 9800SE should have an auxilliary power connector. Did you forget to connect it to the power supply?
  3. Lopexavi

    Lopexavi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes it has.
    Three conectors, 1 to the graphic card, second to the power supply and third to the HDD. :suspiciou
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    After you uninstall the previous driver you should be restarting the PC and once restarted, then you install the new graphics driver. So, when it restarts (without the new driver installed), Windows restarts okay too, right? How are you proceeding after this point?
  5. Lopexavi

    Lopexavi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    After I install "ati display driver" and reboot, everything fine.
    When I try to install Catalyst or omega its when it freezes the screen.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Do u have the latest .NET Framework installed? Try installing that and then try to install the Catalyst drivers again. Also, try waiting at the screen to see what happens. Just leave it for 10 minutes or so.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    So you are installing the display driver separately from the Catalyst Control Center? I'm asking to clear up any confusion since there is a Catalyst Control Center Package too which already contains the display driver.

    Then Rage_3K_Moiz has a point. You need .NET Framework installed before installing Catalyst Control Center.
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