I have a Packard Bell imedia 1459 to repair which has been full of viruses and so evern after their removal it appears to have corrupted windows beyond repair and I kept getting dll errors, freezing, no responses etc so best option was a clean XP home install.
However, the install goes fine but as soon as I try to install the drivers for the onboard graphics with is an ATI Xpress 200 I get problems. The motherboard is an NEC GA-8TRC410M-NF and it requires the drivers for the VGA controller.
I have tried various driver versions and in some they will not install saying it does'nt detect the hardware, in cases where I have managed to get the drivers on it will often boot up and then after a few minutes give me a BSOD with the error being the ati2dvag as the cause. This is with service pack 1 installed. Even if I do another clean install of windows I still get back to this Trying different versions of the drivers has not solved it either.
When I loaded service pack 3 on to it and managed to get the drivers installed, after a few minutes they display would go blank and stay like that.
If I load Windows Mini XP from Hiren's boot cd the display is fine and when I plugged a post probe card into the motherboard no errors came up. However, I tried running a couple of different versions of Ubuntu from a live cd and the display crashed on both before they could get loaded.
Generally, the machine itself runs ok all except for when it comes to installing and/or using the drivers for the onboard graphics. I do not particularly want to leave it running in just basic graphics display mode!
Would I be correct in thinking that there may be a problem with the onboard graphics? I have noted that on the machine the onboard LAN does not seem to work and so there has been a PCI network card installed instead.
Any ideas anyone?