Issues with drivers for ATI Radeon x1950 Pro on XP Home SP3 32bit

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Lielanthris, Apr 7, 2022.

  1. Lielanthris


    Apr 7, 2022
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    Hello friends!
    I just discovered this forum after searching for, well, a Windows XP Forum. Looks like there are a lot of fun topics here. I can't wait to start exploring. Anyway. On towards the reason me being here.

    I recently bought a lot of random parts to make a "Retro Windows XP gaming rig" I have been having issues with drivers. Mainly pertaining towards a refurbished Visiontek ATI Radeon x1950 Pro. The video card works great, that is until I get the drivers I downloaded installed. The issues is that once the drivers are installed into my Windows xp home edition sp3 32bit system, Once I restart the PC, the splash screen comes up, windows loading screen comes up, then once it finally gets into the operating system, the monitor shuts off and will no longer receive a signal.

    Now, I've reformated the harddrive several times, fresh install of windows, upgraded to sp3, installed motherboard drivers, which are also a pain in themselves as well, I cannot find all the correct drivers for it either. Each time I get odd graphical glitches, but only in the windows loading screen, even before I load to windows for the first time. However, if I run the system in safe mode, I can log into windows with no issues. I'm almost at my wits end with this build.

    Picture of said graphical issues on Windows splash screen. 277415937_317921267105610_6274262354502424072_n.jpg

    It seems like every where I look for the drivers for these, None of them seem to work for my system. I've tried directly from the visiontek website, from AMD legacy drivers, random drivers from shifty websites. Nothing seems to be working for me. I am so desperate for any tip that can help me out. I have spent more money than I wanted to get this system together. I am at the edge of greatness and fun games, yet it now seems so far away.

    Current system specs:
    Motherboard: Intel D945GNT, D945PSN
    CPU: Intel P4 HT 3.00Ghz
    RAM 2gb Apacer DDR2 PC4300
    GPU: Visiontek ATI Radeon x1950 Pro 256mb
    HDD: SATA 80gb Maxtor HDD
    Audio: CL Soundblaster Live!
    Lielanthris, Apr 7, 2022
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