I've had a bit of bother when trying to install a Sapphire Raddeon X5500 graphics card into my desktop.
My desktop has an AGP slot (8x), and i've managed to insert the card in ok, but when i turn on the desktop, the computer dumps and i get the following error message:
"The registry cannot load the hive (file): \system Root\System 32\Configs\SOFTWARE
It is corrupt, absent or not writable"
the specs on my Carrera Vision Plus AMD desktop are as follows: Foxconn K 8S Althon 64 Motherboard Skt 754 AMD Athlon 3400 64bit 754 Pin CPU Aries 256Mb DDR RAM The monitor i've got is a NEC52VM 15' monitor I've not got a sound card installed on my PC.
I've tried to tweak the settings in the BIOS, i.e. change the AGP setting to 256MB, but this has not solved the problem. I've not yet installed the drivers on my PC that came with the card.
I suspect it might be the monitor itself, as the monitors own "settings" appear on the screen while it tries to boot up, but i'm not sure about this.
With the above in mind does anyone know what could be wrong?, i.e. is the graphics card compatabile with my PC, or do i need to install the drivers first?? Any help would be appreciated.