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ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 series: Installation of Catalyst 8.12 results in a black screen preventing Windows Vista from loading.

Symptoms:

After installing ATI Catalyst driver release 8.12 for two or more ATI Radeon HD ™ 4850 graphics cards in a system with ATI CrossFireX™ technology, the system restarts and halts on a black screen. The black screen occurs prior to the loading of the desktop for the Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit operating systems.

This issue ONLY occurs when two or more ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphic cards are installed in the system with ATI CrossFireX technology. One single ATI Radeon HD 4850 card will not encounter this issue.

Recommendation:

The following hotfix may help resolve the issue:

Catalyst 8.12 Hotfix for Windows Vista 32-bit Edition
Catalyst 8.12 Hotfix for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition

Note: The hotfix driver is only necessary if two or more ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphic cards are installed in the system with ATI CrossFireX technology

Applicable Products:

The issue applies to the following products:

Drivers:

ATI Catalyst release 8.12
Graphics Cards:

2 or more installed ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 series graphic cards in a system with ATI CrossFireX technology
Operating systems:

Windows Vista 32-Bit Edition
Windows Vista 64-Bit Edition
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=40671
post #2 of 11
so will this give us a boost in performance in games
    
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so will this give us a boost in performance in games
Did you read it?
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4850s only

they're not the only ones with issues. mine cant run GTA4 and its pissing me right off.
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How can you install a hotfix for make windows to startup, if you can't even get to windows for install it...?
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Originally Posted by ivan0550 View Post
How can you install a hotfix for make windows to startup, if you can't even get to windows for install it...?
Judging by the size of this (64.1mb) the hotfix is embedded in a full driver. So you don't install this hotfix over the already installed driver, you just install it as the driver.

Of course I could be wrong, that's just my guess based on the size alone.

Otherwise I guess you would remove the extra cards -> boot with a single 4850 -> install the hotfix -> shut down -> put your other 4850s back in.
    
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4850s only

they're not the only ones with issues. mine cant run GTA4 and its pissing me right off.
I think your issue got to do something with GTA4, because it happens on Nvidia cards, too.
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I had a 4870/4850 cf setup testing and when I installed 8.12 I BSOD right when the install finished and couldn't get into windows until I pulled out a card.
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How can you install a hotfix for make windows to startup, if you can't even get to windows for install it...?
they could use onboard video or use 1 card for installation?
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Originally Posted by vis213 View Post
I had a 4870/4850 cf setup testing and when I installed 8.12 I BSOD right when the install finished and couldn't get into windows until I pulled out a card.
Probably the same issue, if you still happen to have the 4850 you might want to try again with this.
    
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