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Hard lock up with TV On Demand (aka Time Shift)

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Mitosis, Jan 20, 2004.

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    Mitosis Guest

    I'm having a problem that I haven't seen posted here or archived at
    http://www.videocard-forum.com/ (but then it doesn't have a search
    feature so it's POSSIBLE I missed it.)

    I have a AIW PRO 9600 on Windows XP and everything works great except
    for the TV-On-Demand function. I can record programs, schedule, play
    back, use TV out, the remote...you name it but if I use TV-On-Demand
    (also known as Time Shift) I get a hard lock within 5 minutes.
    Unfortunately for me, it's a real anoying kind of lockup where the sound
    gets in a loop and nothing will stop it short of the RESET button on the
    computer case.

    Here's some of the things I've tried:
    * Cleaning out my previous Nvidia drivers with Driver Cleaner 2
    * Upgrading to CAT 3.10
    * Upgrading to Omega 3.10 based drivers
    * Upgrading the remote wonder drivers
    * Using the Omega recommended BIOS settings
    * Downgrading to 3.9
    * Upgrading my Motherboard BIOS (KT266A chipset)
    * Upgrading my Soundblaster Live! drivers
    * Upgrading my VIA 4 in 1 drivers
    * Doing a clean install of the CD software/drivers
    * Upgrading to CAT 4.1
    * Changing GART settings
    * Changing the TV On Demand Settings (MPEG and VCR with various
    quality settings and CPU usage high and low)
    * Turned VPU on and Off
    * Tried only running it from the remote or from just the desktop
    * Cursed at it and gave it the finger

    I don't know what else to try. I sent in a Problem Report, but the last
    time I did that ATI's help was pretty useless.

    One last thing, I noticed that my BIOS P/N looked weird compared to what
    ATI had as examples on their web site. Can anyone verify if "113--A090-
    01-" is a screwwed up BIOS P/N for an AIW 9600 Pro?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mitosis, Jan 20, 2004
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    RonW Guest

    I don't know for sure, but try clearing the "fast write" option under

    This may help. Let us know!
    RonW, Jan 23, 2004
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  3. Mitosis

    Mitosis Guest

    Thanks but already tried it and no joy. :(
    Mitosis, Jan 24, 2004
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    JAD Guest

    I would say its more related to sound card than video, sb live cards have been a real thorn
    JAD, Jan 24, 2004
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