Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:27 PM
After having received your message, I decided to go ahead and try what you had suggested. I uninstalled the video drivers, in Display Adapters under Device Manager. Both of them were identical, Radeon x1600. Then, I restarted the computer, went into BIOS, and checked to see that PCI was enabled (onboard was not selected, and so I'm assuming it is therefore disabled). Then, on startup, I loaded the ATI Catalyst software Disc that came with the Radeon x1600 but it wouldn't run at first. Then, when it was downloading, it stopped suddenly wanting me to find something - a string of numbers and letters, with the Browse button. There was no way around it. So I just went online to download the driver there. AMD claims to not have the x1600 driver anymore but that the Legacy may work. So, I downloaded the Legacy. After that was successful, the software disk began again, and it was successful too!
Then my computer crashed. When I started it, it a message came up saying:
"The system has recovered from a serious error" and "A log of this error has been created" and "Please tell Microsoft about this problem" etc., with a send error report button.
When I sent the error report, the following came up:
"Address a problem with your video device driver
You received this message because a hardware device in your computer caused Windows to shut down unexpectedly and restart. This is a serious problem, commonly referred to as a "stop error" or "blue screen."
There are two things you can try to solve the problem. If the first option doesn't work, then try the second.
Install the most current device driver for your video card
Manually decrease Hardware Acceleration for your video adapter"
So, needless to say, I feel like I'm back to square one. What would you suggest? Should I perhaps run through the whole uninstall and reinstall the video drivers, or try something else?