ATI Radeon 9700 Disabled - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2006, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
Default ATI Radeon 9700 Disabled

hey im new to the forums here but a friend told me this was good for computer problems. anyways, a few days ago i was playing a game and left it alt-tabbed for a while. when i came back the resolution changed to 800x600 and it turned into a tiny block in the middle of my screen. i think my computer is normally 1920x1600. i tried to set my computer resolution to 800x600 to see if it would stretch to fit my monitor like it normally does but it doesnt anymore. i thought the problem might have come from my graphics card so i went to display properties -> adapter -> and disabled the device. i rebooted and enabled the device again and the resolution was fixed.

however, i started up my computer the next day and the resolution got messed up again. so i disabled the device again and now my computer wont start. windows will not load at all. i get to the screen with the logo and the loading bar on the bottom and then it goes black. i can get to the boot menu and the setup menu and i have tried repairing windows using a cd but it still wont work. does anyone know how to fix this problem or at least get to DOS?

im using a Dell Inspiron XPS, 3.4 gHz, ATI Radeon 9700, 1 Gig of RAM. please help, and thanks in advance.

yihua876 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 03:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 765

Oh my God.... You disabled your graphics card.... Oh my God... hahahahahaahahahahahaha wow.... haahahahahah wow... that was a good chuckle.

Sorry man, but this is pretty elementary :P It's not a huge deal.

If you have another video card somewhere, like a PCI video card, throw it in there and plug your monitor cable into that. When you get into windows, enable your video card, and then you should be fine

Sorry for laughing :P

septoid2 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 548
Send a message via AIM to aye29 Send a message via Yahoo to aye29

He can't. Its not a desktop, its a laptop.
aye29 is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS

Start windows in safe mode by hammering down F8 while booting. When you get to a screen to select what you want to enter, choose safe mode.

When your in, enable your graphics card again.
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 01-05-2006, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2

i already tried the safe mode thing and it says windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt. system32/hal.dll. i think i have another internal graphics card or something and thats what it used to start up the first time when i disabled my radeon. but now windows wont load at all so i cant enable any of them. oh and i dont mind if you laugh, im a noob techie haha. but yea, any other suggestions?
yihua876 is offline  
Old 01-06-2006, 04:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 398
Send a message via AIM to Eagleboy

Try a repair install of XP?

I really don't know anything else other than a reformat.

Eagleboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.