Powercolor Radeon 9550 - Black screen after Windows XP Screen on Startup
Hey, new to the forum, been reading all this talk of 9550 o'cing and all and decided to get one myself for a new system I built. Problem is, I can't get any driver to work with this card. If it doesn't crash during install, it crashes on reboot, with a black screen after the Windows XP startup screen disappears (before it shows Welcome).
Biostar M7VIZ-SATA motherboard, latest BIOS and chipset drivers (Via Hyperion 5), 1GB DDR 333 RAM, AMD AthlonXP 3000+ @ 2.2Ghz; onboard video on the motherboard, but I can disable the RAM sharing in the BIOS which disables the port. Running WinXP Pro + SP2, but I have tried it on SP1, stock, and on Win2k, no soap.
I have tried jumping thru every hoop on this one, used ATI's catalyst drivers, both the ones that come with the card and the latest from the website, the latest Omegas, etc. - Driver Cleaner in safe mode, install in safe mode, install in vga mode, install standing on my head naked... you get the picture.
I have heard plenty in the last few days of trying that many people had this problem... I also see that many of you have gotten this or a similar card to work... any hints? I'm not a technology n00b, but I could use a step by step walkthru if possible as I'm frazzled at this point.
Maybe I need a replacement card? I don't have another machine to test it in, unfortunately.
Thanks in advance...