ATI Radeon X1900 RC1 Installation Crash RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone been successful installing Vista RC1 onto a system with an ATI Radeon X1900XT in it.  I have not been successful after several tries.  I assume its the display adapter problem.  The crash is caused by ATIKMDAG.SYS

    My system consist of

    2 GB Ram

    Intel Pentium D 950 Presler 3.4GHz 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core Processor

    Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard

    ATI Radeon X1900XT 100-435801

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000KS 500GB 7200 RPM

    SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model SHS162LBEBN   

    I had no problems with win xp or win xp 64.  I expected there would be compatibility issues, but I didn't think installation would be such a problem.  After all this time Vista has been in development, this shouldn't be a problem.

    Thursday, September 21, 2006 3:43 PM

All replies

  • I have an X1900XTX with an Asus A8N32-SLI board, SB Audigy 2, and if I load the ATI driver for RC1 i get constant bluescreens...  I just leave the driver out and it works fine with the built in driver.  Be sure you visit ati and report the problem though, maybe they will put out a fix...
    Saturday, September 30, 2006 4:38 PM
  • I've been using the MS driver with no success.
    Monday, October 2, 2006 12:11 PM
  • I've had no problems with my video and installation with RC1 5600, 5728, 5748

    Here is my setup:

    Video: MSI Radeon X1900
    Monitor: Dual HannsG HC194D
    Motherboard: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
    CPU: Intel Core Duo 6400
    RAM: 2GB
    HD: 360 GB Seagate

    I only have one video card so I'm not running in crossfire mode.

    The primary monitor was working during the entire installation and first boot into the OS.  Extending the desktop to the second monitor a minor setting in display properties. 

    I installed the Catalyst vista beta drivers ( even though the MS ones were working just fine ) to get the extra options such as TV out.  However, my HDTV is detected as a regular CRT so it appears as though ATI has some more work to do to fine tune this feature.



    Tuesday, October 3, 2006 3:19 AM