I am unable to install my ATI drivers for Windows ME! Despite the fact that the the video card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series and the website that I downloaded the drivers for claims that it is compatible with both Windows ME and the ATI Radeon Xpress 200, I am unable to install the drivers.
I only provided the link for the Power Management device as a reference. That link only references XP. I am not sure if ME has a driver for ACPI or where you would begin to find it other than a chipset driver. I am not sure the SB400 has drivers for ME.
latest VGA drivers for ATI Radeon 32, VE, 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9250, 9500, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, X700 and Xpress 200 series with Beta software support for Radeon X300, X550, X600, X800 and X850 series
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The freeze always happens around the same time, shortly before the windows desktop should appear. The dots under the user name stop spinning, the computer freezes completely and I have to restart manually. Sometimes after the next boot the AMD graphics driver is deactivated and reverted back to the Microsoft basic display driver. I then have to manually re-activate the "AMD Radeon graphics" device in the device manager, which suggests to me that the freeze may be related to the graphics driver. Usually the freeze does not leaves a trace in the event log, but very occasionally the freeze may generate a blue screen like this:
Seems to point to AMD drivers or the 5700G conflicting with Citrix, I noticed you have 'Card name: Citrix Indirect Display Adapter'. This could be part of the problem. Others have mentioned that Citrix can sometimes cause problems. Look further into it by searching on this board. Remove it temporarily if you can to see if that fixes it.
If it still happens after disabling Citrix, the next step would be to document all the settings for Citrix and uninstall it. Is it easy to configure again for your work? If so, try that. If for some reason you can't do that, other things to try are, did it begin doing this after a driver update? Uninstall the drivers, use AMD Cleanup Utility or DDU in safe mode and install some older AMD drivers. You already reinstalled Windows so it seems that should not be the problem. If you uninstall Citrix and you still see the problem it could be the hardware, maybe a bug in the 5700G, contact the manufacturer and AMD, but you already replaced a bunch of stuff. Maybe a bug in all 5700G? It's a difficult one!
As I have ruled out actual hardware defects by swapping practically everything (see 1st post) and as it has happened with multiple Windows installs and AMD drivers there are now only 2 things left I can think of as likely causes:
And see if the problem doesn't occur, I have had several problems that I didn't think were software related, and when I removed the program, the problems went away. Try to isolate the problem, it's difficult especially if you use those for work. Essentially whatever is causing it does it occur with just Windows and drivers installed? If no, then install each program and run for a while to see where the problem is. A strong point of Windows is the dearth of applications, but it causes problems too, freedom comes at a cost. Good luck! 2b1af7f3a8