Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 38 of 38

Thread: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

  1. #31
    Gumbo is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I am having the same problem. running dual monitors on a ATI raedon 2600 card. I always had the little blackout and driver recovery message. but now the vga monitor won't come out of stand by unless I mess with the display properties. Dell sent me a new video card... same problem. Driver is up to date. So they said it is unstable because I am running one DVI and one VGA with a DVI adapter. will uninstalling the Catalyst control panel help this?
    Thanks


  2. #32
    Bob Campbell Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    "Gumbo" <Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > I am having the same problem. running dual monitors on a ATI raedon 2600
    > card. I always had the little blackout and driver recovery message. but
    > now the vga monitor won't come out of stand by unless I mess with the
    > display properties. Dell sent me a new video card... same problem.
    > Driver is up to date. So they said it is unstable because I am running
    > one DVI and one VGA with a DVI adapter. will uninstalling the Catalyst
    > control panel help this?
    > Thanks


    I had this problem until I got the latest drivers from ATI. I think it
    was in June. Not a single problem since. I also have a 2600 with 512
    megs RAM. I run a 24" from the DVI port and a 22" from the VGA port.


  3. #33
    Bob Campbell Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    "Bob Campbell" <bob@bob.bob> wrote in message
    news:ZpudnbG4IrPdIW7VnZ2dnUVZ_judnZ2d@supernews.co m...
    > "Gumbo" <Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> I am having the same problem. running dual monitors on a ATI raedon 2600
    >> card. I always had the little blackout and driver recovery message. but
    >> now the vga monitor won't come out of stand by unless I mess with the
    >> display properties. Dell sent me a new video card... same problem.
    >> Driver is up to date. So they said it is unstable because I am running
    >> one DVI and one VGA with a DVI adapter. will uninstalling the Catalyst
    >> control panel help this?
    >> Thanks

    >
    > I had this problem until I got the latest drivers from ATI. I think it
    > was in June. Not a single problem since. I also have a 2600 with 512
    > megs RAM. I run a 24" from the DVI port and a 22" from the VGA port.


    Just to follow-up, my driver is dated 6/2/2008, and is version 8.501.0.0.
    I have had no problems since installing this. I have never used the
    Catalyst Control Panel. Just install the driver.


  4. #34
    keepout@yahoo.com.invalid Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:30:45 +0530, Gumbo <Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >I am having the same problem. running dual monitors on a ATI raedon 2600
    >card. I always had the little blackout and driver recovery message. but
    >now the vga monitor won't come out of stand by unless I mess with the
    >display properties. Dell sent me a new video card... same problem.
    >Driver is up to date. So they said it is unstable because I am running
    >one DVI and one VGA with a DVI adapter. will uninstalling the Catalyst
    >control panel help this?
    >Thanks


    Just my opinion, 7 years with ATI. I now use a geforce on a dual display with
    no problems. DVI & VGA.
    I figured ATI was the greatest with the AIO TV graphics card.
    my 1st one had zero problems.
    the 2nd one 8400 was nothing but trouble with EVERY update. ATI does NOT know
    how to write software.
    yeah it's hard to admit you bought trash, especially if it's almost new.
    --
    more pix @ http://members.toast.net/cbminfo/index.html

  5. #35
    Gumbo is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks Bob
    I am running driver 8.530... I'll try to find the one you use and see if that helps it

  6. #36
    Ross Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    I am having the same problem, I had a GeForce 8400 and they replaced it with
    a GeForce 8600GT and still have the same problem. and I also run DVI & VGA..
    Funny thing is it only happens when I watch a movie on 1 screen and do
    something else on the other.

    "Gumbo" <Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:Gumbo.3h8m3b@winvistaclub.com...
    >
    > I am having the same problem. running dual monitors on a ATI raedon 2600
    > card. I always had the little blackout and driver recovery message. but
    > now the vga monitor won't come out of stand by unless I mess with the
    > display properties. Dell sent me a new video card... same problem.
    > Driver is up to date. So they said it is unstable because I am running
    > one DVI and one VGA with a DVI adapter. will uninstalling the Catalyst
    > control panel help this?
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > --
    > Gumbo
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Gumbo's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=602
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23720
    >


  7. #37
    ax89 is offline Beginner
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Okay, I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to mention to Sults that ATI released new drivers a couple of weeks ago. I had the same problem as you with "atikmdag stopped working but has recovered" message (sometimes this was continuous so it was very hard to save my files). I did everything other posters (in other forums) suggested including turning off transparency. Nothing worked.

    But all is smooth sailing with the new drivers. I haven't had any crashes like that since I put in the new drivers. (Before it was at least every 2-3 days.)

  8. #38
    blakebritton is offline Beginner
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    19

    Default

    I have a problem like this, but it happens in both dual and single monitor configs. I'm using an ATI vid card. It usually happens while watching an mpg file or DVD.

    I've tried getting a card replacement, but the new card does the same thing.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22