08-27-2008, 10:16 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Hi all, this is a very strange one.
I am running XP SP2 on a fujitsu siemens notebook.
Recently when I turned the machine on it went through startup and eventually i was left with just a black screen.
When i shut down and opened logged in again in safe mode I could see the screen but there was funny lines running through the screen blue, black and yellow squares making things look funny.
I didnt know what it was so i tried to install windows again.
I then saw a message saying it was VMA (what ever that was)
I went to the ATI website and found out I have a ati mobility radeon x700 video card.
I downloaded the driver package to try installing them and it tells me it is unable to find a drive for my hw and sw configuration.
It also sent me a message saying I needed microsoft .net 2.0 at least.
When i try to install that from microsoft it now tells me that i updater is invalide and want install anything.
I think the microsoft installer thing is a different problem but I still seem to have no drivers for my video card.
I think my reinstall of windows has mucked up but I still want to try and get the screen back to normal.
Do you think some hardware has blown?
Thanks in advance.