"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
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