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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by king32, Sep 6, 2004.

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  1. king32

    king32 Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2004
    When i first got this new computer i have, everything worked fine. One of my games had weird horizontal line distortions and one of my friends recommended a new driver. The company i had ordered my comp. from had given me an ati radeon 8.0 disk to install(i was still using windows default driver and only getting half of what i could) so i got that out and installed it. It asked me to restart my computer like most things do after they've messed with the registry. I restarted it but when the user login should have appeared, it was back with lots of stat-icky white lines. I restarted and once again the static was there but now accompanied by an error page telling me to check my devices. I then rebooted with my windows xp disk and manged to get windows xp reinstalled with no loss of memory. But now i have consistently often crashes, terrible game distortions followed by crashes, an annoying yellow lines that follows my curser, and if i try to reformat, when my computer restarts like it does when reformatting, it starts to load the drivers and i get this error:


    then it usually asks me if this was the first time it had occured and if so to restart. and then it usually says somthing along the lines of :blah blah blah safe mode blah blah blah check drivers. and thenit always goes on to give me this (but not ever the same code) *** STOP: 0X00000050 (0XFFFFFFE8, 0X00000001, 0X887878, 0X00000000)

    To sum it all up- i think my ati driver didnt install properly and now i cant reformat so im stuck with this pitiful excuse of a computer.

    i think my problem will be resolved if i can just get my computer reformatted. please tell me another way.
  2. nooter


    Aug 27, 2004
    Can you try going into Device Manager and open the Display Adapter and right click on your video card and select Properties and then the Driver tab and then Roll Back Driver. That should take you back to the XP driver and then go to ATI'S web site and look for updated driver.
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