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Windows XP Compatability with Older ATI (Legacy) Software from ATI

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by csteele32, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. csteele32

    csteele32 Flightless Bird

    I am currently using an older machine a: ASUS P2B-VM slot 1 550Mhz with a
    built in ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X (GT-C2U2) 8MB Ram Video Card running 384mb
    RAM. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and have been for quite a while. I
    have done very little upgrades, even though I know it definately needs alot.
    I haven't had any problems with anything until recently. 2 or 3 years ago I
    downloaded from the ATI website a new driver with a display console adapter
    for adjustments. It worked fine in Win 2000 and in XP up until three weeks
    ago. Now XP is trying to protect my CPU and dumping the memory saying the
    Video Driver isn't correct, and windows is stating that the ATI software is
    not upto Windows Standards, or something like that. It is good software from
    the valid site of the creation company of the hardware. I have enclosed the
    Addressess of the site I downloaded from, and the instructions enclosed to
    install them.

    Drivers Download Page
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/legacy-xp.aspx

    Instructions site
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-j5-30-1-b02.html

    Is there a way to fix this? Can I tell Windows to leave it alone? Anyone Help?
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    csteele32 wrote:
    > I am currently using an older machine a: ASUS P2B-VM slot 1 550Mhz
    > with a built in ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X (GT-C2U2) 8MB Ram Video Card
    > running 384mb RAM. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and have
    > been for quite a while. I have done very little upgrades, even
    > though I know it definately needs alot. I haven't had any problems
    > with anything until recently. 2 or 3 years ago I downloaded from
    > the ATI website a new driver with a display console adapter for
    > adjustments. It worked fine in Win 2000 and in XP up until three
    > weeks ago. Now XP is trying to protect my CPU and dumping the
    > memory saying the Video Driver isn't correct, and windows is
    > stating that the ATI software is not upto Windows Standards, or
    > something like that. It is good software from the valid site of
    > the creation company of the hardware. I have enclosed the
    > Addressess of the site I downloaded from, and the instructions
    > enclosed to install them.
    >
    > Drivers Download Page
    > http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/legacy-xp.aspx
    >
    > Instructions site
    > https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-j5-30-1-b02.html
    >
    > Is there a way to fix this? Can I tell Windows to leave it alone?
    > Anyone Help?


    First - "something like that" is not a description one should put when
    quoting an error. Try quoting verbatim, please. ;-)

    Why not download the latest version of the video device driver and install
    it?

    The video device - BTW - is supported by the original manufacturer (or not.)
    Microsoft has no responsibility surrounding it. They did not create it,
    they did not make a driver for it so any of their OSes could use it, etc.
    If you are having issues surrounding the video card, it is up to the
    manufacturer to fix it (or not.) Unfortunately for you - most manufacturers
    stop supporting a product usually at a certain OS level, but sometimes just
    at a certain patch level.

    I believe you may just have gotten lucky with it working in Windows XP - I
    mean you were using a product ATI/AMD decided to stop supporting at the
    Windows 2000 level in WIndows XP using what sems to have been a hack that
    only redirects you to this web page now (when you click on the second link
    you gave...):
    http://support.amd.com/us/403/Pages/leech.aspx

    It's fantastic it worked for you all this time, it's too bad it is giving
    you trouble now - but it was never meant to work. You could uninstall the
    driver and just use the machine with a generic VGA driver or you could find
    a cheap *supported* Windows XP video card to replace it with (used, friends,
    family, ebay, local computer store, etc.)

    Windows is not, despite the implications in your post, attacking the driver.
    ;-) You have not given enough information for anyone to tell what started
    the issue - like any updates you did (you said yuou don't do much in terms
    of that) or anything else. AFAIK you have been infested/infected with
    something because you haven't updated and finally got hit through some
    security flaw left unfixed and this is just a symptom - unfortunately.
    Could be the ancient video device circuitry is just dying. In order to
    provide more, one would have to know what changed between it working fine
    and it no longer working.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "csteele32" <csteele32@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:20E568D6-06BC-40D1-BAB4-9B48A05C6396@microsoft.com...
    >I am currently using an older machine a: ASUS P2B-VM slot 1 550Mhz with a
    > built in ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X (GT-C2U2) 8MB Ram Video Card running 384mb
    > RAM. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and have been for quite a while.
    > I
    > have done very little upgrades, even though I know it definately needs
    > alot.
    > I haven't had any problems with anything until recently. 2 or 3 years ago
    > I
    > downloaded from the ATI website a new driver with a display console
    > adapter
    > for adjustments. It worked fine in Win 2000 and in XP up until three weeks
    > ago. Now XP is trying to protect my CPU and dumping the memory saying the
    > Video Driver isn't correct, and windows is stating that the ATI software
    > is
    > not upto Windows Standards, or something like that. It is good software
    > from
    > the valid site of the creation company of the hardware. I have enclosed
    > the
    > Addressess of the site I downloaded from, and the instructions enclosed to
    > install them.
    >
    > Drivers Download Page
    > http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/legacy-xp.aspx
    >
    > Instructions site
    > https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-j5-30-1-b02.html
    >
    > Is there a way to fix this? Can I tell Windows to leave it alone? Anyone
    > Help?
    >
    >


    Along with what Shenan said, you shouldn't be installing drivers from the
    ATI site for an onboard video card; you should be getting the driver from
    Asus. But since they stopped supporting anything after NT and Win9x for that
    board, good luck with that. Windows is probably correct that it's not the
    correct driver. You might try reinstalling the original and see what
    happens. You'll have to uninstall your current one first, though.

    Sounds like it's time to save up your pennies for a new(er) MB, or a new
    system. Quite often, you can find ads for entry level PC's for around $200
    with Win7 already installed. If what you have now is satisfactory for you,
    one of those would be like jumping to a Cray :)

    I know that's not what you really want to hear, but eventually some piece of
    software or hardware is going to want a much better system than what you
    have now and you're going to be stuck with either doing without or getting
    an upgrade.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  4. Rich Barry

    Rich Barry Flightless Bird

    That also may be WinXP telling you that the Rage Pro chip is finally
    going south for the winter. I have a slot 1 that is only used for
    emergencies. It's nine years old at least. I don't have the heart to throw
    it away since it was my first build.
    "csteele32" <csteele32@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:20E568D6-06BC-40D1-BAB4-9B48A05C6396@microsoft.com...
    >I am currently using an older machine a: ASUS P2B-VM slot 1 550Mhz with a
    > built in ATI 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X (GT-C2U2) 8MB Ram Video Card running 384mb
    > RAM. I am running Windows XP Home Edition and have been for quite a while.
    > I
    > have done very little upgrades, even though I know it definately needs
    > alot.
    > I haven't had any problems with anything until recently. 2 or 3 years ago
    > I
    > downloaded from the ATI website a new driver with a display console
    > adapter
    > for adjustments. It worked fine in Win 2000 and in XP up until three weeks
    > ago. Now XP is trying to protect my CPU and dumping the memory saying the
    > Video Driver isn't correct, and windows is stating that the ATI software
    > is
    > not upto Windows Standards, or something like that. It is good software
    > from
    > the valid site of the creation company of the hardware. I have enclosed
    > the
    > Addressess of the site I downloaded from, and the instructions enclosed to
    > install them.
    >
    > Drivers Download Page
    > http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/legacy-xp.aspx
    >
    > Instructions site
    > https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-j5-30-1-b02.html
    >
    > Is there a way to fix this? Can I tell Windows to leave it alone? Anyone
    > Help?
    >
    >
     

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