Problem: monitor abruptly stops displaying a signal. Monitor seems to be fine and seems to be on, and rebooting gets the display back. Seems to be video card issue. Windows has twice now notified me when it came back onthat there was a drive issue.
Bad catalyst drivers? Is ATI’s curse returning?
I think I’ve found out something of what’s causing my monitor to stop displaying a signal. Even uninstalling the video drivers and running the Catalyst uninstaller won’t work, because it looks like windows has grabbed a copy of drivers. Ordinarily this would be a good thing, but in this case it causes a lot of problems, since it keeps automatically reinstalling the latrest catalyst drivers which keep causing my video card to stop responding. It just blacks out like its resetting the screen resolution, but never comes back on.
How can I delete the saved copies of the drivers in windows? IE, where, exactly is the Windows XP driver files kept?
Also, I’m getting the Radeon 9600 showing up twice in my device manager. This is probably not supposed to happen. How can I get rid of this problem?
Does anyone have any other suggestions besides “go get an Nvidia?!” I do have a ghost file of my PC in a pristine clean state, but for obvious reasons I don’t want to use it.
Athlon XP 1.66 Ghz
512 MB RAM
Radeon 9600se 128MB