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Problem with Radeon 9250

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i have a problem, so please i would appreciate any help.

problem is that for some reason in last few weeks my screen (computer) simple restart itself, and than comes back as:
1. either with the message that problem was caused by Radeon 9250
2. or, more often, it restart itself but screen is black, so basically i have to switch off the comp. and start it again; then there are also 2 variations: one is with blue screen that say that problem is by ati2adv.exe (actually i am not sure, its ati2-something.exe) which goes in something as "loop" and than again i have to restart it; or with black screen with the question as should i start with normal or last good or safe mode;
3 but basically i have to restart it a few times before option 2 happens.

i have some basic knowledge about computers, so i have run also driver updates, but there are always like three problems:
1. Uli Integreted Driver
2. Uli Integreted Mainboard Driver for Windows 9x/me/..../2003/x64
3. ATI CATALYST Driver for windows 2003/xp
... than after updating the drivers, when i run checks, it shows me same drivers again and all over again...

For the info: i do not have viruses or troyans (i think) as i run AVG, Adaware (andSpybot) and i have ZoneAlarm.

Computer is old 8 months but i have this problem last three weeks.


Below are details about moreorless everything on my PC:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
DirectX (DirectX 8.1)

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+
Motherboard Name ASRock K8Upgrade-1689 (4 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 Future CPU Port, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset ULi/ALi M1689, AMD Hammer
System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (10/19/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter RADEON 9250 (128 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON 9250 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9250 (RV280)
Monitor Iiyama Vision Master Pro 450 A901HT/i90A [19" CRT]

Audio Adapter ULi/ALi M5455 AC'97 Audio Controller

IDE Controller ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller ALi SATA/RAID Controller (M5289)
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y120L0 (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive ASUS CRW-5232AX (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 117232 MB (105590 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network Adapter ULi PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface

Printer Adobe PDF
Printer Lexmark Z54
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller ULi/ALi M5237 USB Open Host Controller
USB2 Controller ULi/ALi M5273 USB 2.0 Host Controller
USB Device CanoScan N670U/N676U
USB Device GlobeSpan USB ADSL WAN Modem
USB Device USB Printing Support

DMI BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
DMI BIOS Version P1.00
DMI System Manufacturer
DMI System Product K8Upgrade-1689
DMI System Version 1.00
DMI System Serial Number 00000000
DMI System UUID 00020003-00040005-00060007-00080009
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer
DMI Motherboard Product K8Upgrade-1689
DMI Motherboard Version 1.00
DMI Motherboard Serial Number 00000000

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Video drivers are always finiky! You have to make sure you remove all previous drivers before installing new ones. In other words, you need to clean out the old drivers as completely as you can before even attempting to update to new ones.

I would uninstall your drivers completely, all the way to where windows is using it's basic driver, then reinstall updated drivers.

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