Still need help on XP driver conflict between onboard Rage XL and installed All in Wonder 800X


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George Mizzell

I have an Intel dual P4 Xeon motherboard - Server mother board SE7505VB2.
This is a great motherboard and is a super fast computer. I recently bought
the ATI card to run the video for my new Christmas present - a Dell 24 inch
flat panel display. However the motherboard has an onboard video driver
from ATI - the ATI Rage XL. The All in wonder manual says to remove any
other video driver to install the 800x but I am hesitant to remove the only
working video driver unless I know theirs will work or I know how to restore
it in the event that the other one does not work. This is my main work
computer as well and being shut down for a couple of days trying to rebuild
it is absolutely out of the question. ATI's tech support group is
vacationing through Monday. Is there anyone out there who can help?

Thanks
George Mizzell
 
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Augustus

George Mizzell said:
The All in wonder manual says to remove any
other video driver to install the 800x but I am hesitant to remove the
only
working video driver unless I know theirs will work or I know how to
restore
it in the event that the other one does not work. This is my main work
computer as well and being shut down for a couple of days trying to
rebuild
it is absolutely out of the question. ATI's tech support group is
vacationing through Monday. Is there anyone out there who can help?

Download the updated drivers for both your on board RageXL and X800 AIW
card and burn it to CD or keep in on your desktop. Uninstall the current
driver. Shut down Install the AIW X800. Boot with the plain vanilla VGA
driver. Install the new X800AIW Catalyst. There's no way this should kill
your box. If the new card is wonky or you have issues, reverse procedure and
install the RageXL drivers. If you're nervous, either set a system restore
point right now with your current config, or image the drives(s) right now.
In my experience, new ATI drivers require at least 2 reboots for them to act
properly.
 
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George Mizzell

Augustus

I followed the instructions and still the big problem was at startup the
card was having a resource conflict with some other device. I called the
ATI techs who bumped me up to the senior techs confirmed that it actually is
the card that is the problem and they recommended turning the card in and
getting a new one. Unfortunatley Comp-USA did not have another one and so I
am searching pricewatch to locate one.

Thanks for the tips

George
 

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