Sony Viao Display Issue

  mEmo99 17:51 13 Feb 2007
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The battery went flat on my laptop while i was working and now i keep getting the error below. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the display adaptor but i still get the error and can only boot up in safe mode.

"COMPUTER RESTARTED AFTER UNEXPECTED SHUTDOWN, THE DRIVER FOR THE DISPLAY DEVICE WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE A DRAWING OPERATION:
DISPLAY DRIVER FOR ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 SEEMS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SYSTEM INSTABILITY"

I've spoken with VAIO support and they can only recommend i rebuild the laptop with the original restore disks. I'd rather try a few other things before this as i have some applications that i don't have the install disks for.
I have updated the BIOS and used the latest drivers that VAIO made available on their website, but it hasn't solved the problem...

Can anyone help me?

  Ho-Lin-Sok 20:57 13 Feb 2007

Can you do something with this
click here

  Ho-Lin-Sok 21:01 13 Feb 2007

Drivers here
click here

  SANTOS7 21:05 13 Feb 2007

Go into your BIOS, go to video device, the options will say something like, AGP, PCI, and onboard (and sometimes AGP/Onboard). just select the type of video card you have installed. Then when you get into windows, click start > right click my computer> properties > hardware > device manager, and make sure that you disable all of the display devices EXCEPT the one you have installed.

  mEmo99 17:10 16 Feb 2007

Thanks for those tips.

I'm now getting an error literally blink up which i've had to take a photo of to be able to read:

STOP: C0000415 UNKNOWN HARD ERROR
BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY
PHYSICAL MEMORY DUMP COMPLETE
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ADMINISTRATOR FOR ASSISTANCE"

I don't think i can avoid rebuilding the laptop, unless anyone can advise me otherwise???

Any help would be much appreciated...

  Ho-Lin-Sok 17:24 16 Feb 2007

Try doing a Google as it appears it may be an AGP driver issue, one link that if it works would be easy
click here

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