"Colin Nash [MVP]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "jplappo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> When I installed the RTM of Vista, I had a Radeon card in my system. I
>> never able to successfully install with this card installed. Constant
>> right before the final boot. I went and bought another cheaper card so I
>> could use Vista.
>> I waited the month, and attempted to reinstall the Readeon. It still can
>> be used in Vista, and with the amount of people who have written about
>> problem, still no answer appears. Any idea what is causing this? THe
>> comes so fast, I can't see it. But if you do a search, there are other
>> people who are reporting this same problem. I want to play Oblviion on
>> Vista, but I need a better video card.
> Seems to be a common problem, at least with the AGP version of the X1600
> I got around this by swapping in another ATI card, which works fine. Then
> I upgraded to the newest drivers from ATI's website and put the X1600 back
> in, and it works. They key was that both cards were ATI so they use the
> same driver. If you are using a non-ATI card right now, it's hard to
> install the new ATI drivers.
> You can also try hitting F6 to install a newer driver (off a disk or CD)
> during Vista setup. Haven't tried that.
> I wonder if deleting the ATI drivers from the Windows drivers folders (the
> ones that ship with Vista) would force Vista to boot to a standard VGA
> video mode and then let you install the newer drivers. The built-in
> drivers seem buggy.
If anyone has had some practice at that, please post your experience(s) and
a brief description of the limitations of doing this. I have a computer
with a Radeon X1300, and it blue-screened on *every* attempted default
install of Vista RC1 (I ran clean install twice, then upgrade twice,
accepting defaults in all cases). The error code uniformly was 0x000000EA,
which IIRC is a video driver conflict.
My girlfriend's computer, with *all* hardware being approved by the Upgrade
Advisor, failed to load about half of her hardware.
Is there a way to manually specify which [detected] devices are loaded on
install? I'm sure by the time I get to upgrading