ATI Radeon 9200 install problems

Ati Radeon 9200 graphics card
August 21, 2010 at 00:40:14
Specs: Windows XP
Alright, here's what's happening. Installed an ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card on my computer today. Got the cd all installed. When I start up the computer, all the preliminary stuff loads, the loading screen that says "Windows XP" with the little progress bar does its thing, and then the screen goes black, says no signal, and the monitor goes off. It works in safe mode, so I've been trying to install all the drivers I can for the card, but they keep giving me error messages, including saying that DirectX 8 isn't installed, even though my DirectX is completely up to date. I also get the error "INF error. Video driver not found." Then it tells me "Setup was unable to complete the installation. Try to set up your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup." I have no clue what to do anymore. Suggestions?

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August 21, 2010 at 08:41:40
The 9200 is a pretty old/crappy card. What did you upgrade from? If you were previously using onboard video, make sure to enter the BIOS & disable it. There *may* be a setting for "shared memory"...set that to NONE. And look for a setting called "Initial display" (or something similar) & change that to PCI or AGP, depending on which slot your card uses.

You need to go into safe mode & delete the drivers you installed. Then boot into normal mode & let Windows automatically load the standard VGA driver. THEN you can install the ATI drivers.

Here's the driver you should be using:

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August 21, 2010 at 11:54:03
Alright, i went into safe mode and deleted all the drivers. Rebooted regular, and everything actually showed up, definitely a step in the right direction. But then I installed the catalyst, it said it needed to reboot to finish everything, and when I rebooted, instead of the signal being lost like earlier, the monitor stays on but just goes black. I am now confused again.

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