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Video card problems? Or is it something else?


LOVE8

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#1
I am having a problem that whenever I start an app that (I think) needs hardware acceleration it fails to start. What I mean by this is that it will show the "intro" and then the screen changes to the app background color but blank.

The apps include but are not limited to:
PaintPlay
MoPod
Labryinth
Tile Puzzle
Copper
BitBox
Word Hunt
...

The only error that I am getting is from Copper. I think that this started when I installed the ATI X1400 drivers and software, none of the software is running but it was able to set my resolution to 1920x1080 (I prefer 1440x900 but it wouldn't do that much!). The other problem which I think is the same is that when I go to the start menu half of the time it will be blank until I go to "Search" the apps and from there go to the start menu.

My specs are below.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

LOVE8

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#2
Sorry, I forgot to include the error!

And my screen resolution is 1920x1200 not 1920x1080.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

stinger608

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#3
Hi Love8,

The problem that I have seen with some of the older imbedded video cards on the older laptops, is that AMD/ATI is not really keeping up to date with the drivers. I would suggest uninstalling the drivers using driversweeper which I have included the link below;

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Once that is done then run Windows update to see if the update shows a better solution to the drivers. I have seen reports that this seems to be working better than running the drivers included with the laptop or updating through the manufactures site.

Good luck and keep us informed :)
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 and Windows 8
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    self built
    CPU
    AMD AM3 1090T x6
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
    Memory
    GSkill Ripjaws X [email protected] & [email protected]=12gb total
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 560 Duke Nukem Total Package
    Sound Card
    Creative Titanium Fat1lity Pro X-fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP w2338h 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
    PSU
    Ultra 1000w modular
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF AMD Special Edition
    Cooling
    Total liquid
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    Thermaltake Challenger Pro
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    Logitech MX Revolution
    Internet Speed
    T1
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    Optical drive: SAMSUNG SH-222AL

    Link to drive:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151235

LOVE8

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#4
I don't care about the video drivers because they are pretty much useless Windows does the same thing except that Windows won't let me use my full monitor resolution. I will try your solution and update it here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

LOVE8

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#6
I tried it and restarted as required then my resolution went to 600x800 so I reset it to 1600x1200 (the only one that was better) and retried, and they were having the same error, so I restored via Driver Sweeper and now it says that it is using the ATI drivers but my resolution is stuck at 1600x1200.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

Capt.Jack Sparrow

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    Windows 7

LOVE8

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#10
Also try messing with the ccc settings or choosing a basic windows theme instead of aero.
CCC won't run but the drivers were doing fine, I had to use the dell ATI drivers because ATI's detected that it was not Windows 7 even when I ran them in compatibility mode.

@Capt.Jack Sparrow windows update can't seem to find anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

Capt.Jack Sparrow

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#11
Also try messing with the ccc settings or choosing a basic windows theme instead of aero.
CCC won't run but the drivers were doing fine, I had to use the dell ATI drivers because ATI's detected that it was not Windows 7 even when I ran them in compatibility mode.

@Capt.Jack Sparrow windows update can't seem to find anything.
Try to install and older version of driver
 

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    Windows 7

LOVE8

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#12
From where? The ATI website drivers aren't working.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro, Ubuntu 12.10, Backtrack Linux
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 17R N7110
    CPU
    Intel i5-2410M @2.30 GHz
    Memory
    6 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps

Atlas

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#14
Same here peeps, I'm running here in circles... I'm with my ATI HD4650 installed as 'engineering sample' in the driver tab. If I change the driver will it work? Even Win8 telling me that his driver is the 'up to date' driver ?

It's running fine over the last 30 minutes... but did anyone have trouble with this ?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    CPU
    Core 2 Duo T6600
    Motherboard
    Intel PM45 + ICH9M
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD 4650

Pooch

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#15
Same here peeps, I'm running here in circles... I'm with my ATI HD4650 installed as 'engineering sample' in the driver tab. If I change the driver will it work? Even Win8 telling me that his driver is the 'up to date' driver ?

It's running fine over the last 30 minutes... but did anyone have trouble with this ?
Hello Atlas, Its easier and quicker if you start a new post when you have a question, There is no reason why you cannot download and install the newest drivers for your card, I did :) Of course I cannot give you a guarantee that it will work but I see no reason why not.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Brew
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67
    Memory
    16 GB G Skill F3-10666 CL9D-4GBRL
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 6870
    Sound Card
    ATI Radeon HDMI / Realtek ALC892
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x 22" standard monitors / LG32LC56 to watch films
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x OCZ Vertex2 120GB in RAID 0
    3 x Samsung103SJ
    1 x Samsung103UJ
    1 x WD3200BEVT
    1 x Hitachi5K320-160
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 and 5 120mm Case fans
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
    Mouse
    Hama M3110 / Logitech M305
    Internet Speed
    16000
    Other Info
    I have also used Fedora, Suse, Ubuntu Linux
    And all other Windows from 95 to date except ME

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