AGP transfer mechanism disabled Help !!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mentor561, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. mentor561

    mentor561 Guest

    Hi All,
    I was hoping to get some help from all you Gurus out there.
    I have a Radeon 8500 with 64mb.
    I run WIN XP pro.

    I cannot run most games. Diablo 2 for example comes back with an error that says. Error 22 unable to initialise direct draw.

    When I looked at dxdiag it has hardware acceleration not available for direct draw.
    When I looked using Powerstrip I saw that AGP transfer mechanism was disabled.

    I desperately need help to enable AGP transfer mechanism.
    Please help

    Thanks in advance
  2. Hmmm


    Funny thing, I JUST installed my new Radeon 8500 about an hour ago. Its on System #2 in my profile, running XP Pro and the recommended ATI drivers from their site (like 6015 or something..NOT the BETAs) and have been benchmarking it using 3dMark2001SE. The results are quite impressive, eclipsing that of even my beloved GF3 on an overclocked system (system #1).

    I havent had any problems whatsoever running benchs and games. So far ive tried UT, Q3, Undying and 3Dmark2k1SE.

    What drivers are you using. Whats your system specs? Chipset and drivers? What games give you trouble. Details are needed so we can help you weed out the source of your problem. Though Id say, download the LATEST drivers from ATI and Uninstall video drivers you may already have in there. Remove and reseat your card. Reboot and install the new drivers with the .EXE you downloaded from ATI. IF you are using the native XP drivers then it is likely you have no 3d API support (D3D, OpenGL) Keep me posted. :D
  3. mavis

    mavis Guest

    you must forgive me im a bit trashed right now...

    anyway you should make sure that your BIOS settings are correct, the first thing that comes to minf is your AGP aperature setting.... is it set to atleast 64MB? I also have a Radeon 8500 (see sig) and my AGP aperature is set to 256MB, although I'm not sure what is optimal. I would recommend checking for details (the mostr comprehensive Radeon site I've ever seen)...

    Also, if you're interested in Radeon case badges for your PC, check out eBay :) here is a link to an auction:

    yummy. Bubble Radeon 8500 case badges. :)

  4. mentor561

    mentor561 Guest

    AMDdoolbooter / Mavis,

    Thanks for taking the interest.

    Ive tried a bunch of drivers including ATI's latest official and Beta and also the OMEGA drivers.
    All graphics intensive games are giving me trouble including DOOM, Diablo 2 ...
    My system specs are as follows.

    Pentium 4 2.2 ghz
    Intel D850MV mobo

    Processor Socket micro PGA 478
    Chipset Intel® 850
    Form Factor ATX
    Memory RDRAM, PC800, 4 sockets filled 1 GB
    I/O ATA-100
    LAN Controller No Intel® 82562ET Kinnereth
    PCI slots 5
    USB Connectors 7 USB 1.1 (2-F, 4-B, 1CNR)
    AGP slot
    Communications and Networking Riser (CNR)
    Hardware Management ASIC
    Instantly Available PC
    Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot and Enhanced BIOS Update

    :confused: :confused:
  5. Carbonize

    Carbonize Guest

    Have you tried installing AGP drivers? I don't know where to find theme for the Intel Chipset, but I guess you should be able to find theme at Intels web pages...