XP: This happens when i FIRST BOOT the PC

By marcolopes ·

When i BOOT the PC for the first time (after some hours OFF) i get this:

The description for Event ID ( 108 ) in Source ( ati2mtag ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: \Device\Video0, display, ati2dvag.

STRANGE is, once i reboot again, EVERYTHING is FINE!
SAME thing happens when i RESUME from overnight Hibernation...

Any ideas WHY this happens when the PC comes back to life after SOME hours?

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How old is the system - this could be due to a flaky

by Deadly Ernest In reply to XP: This happens when i F ...

battery losing CMOS data - it'd help to know the operating system and hardware in use and what the devil a at12mtag is - from the title I'd assume this to be something to do with an ATI graphics card that needs special drivers to display anything at all - sometimes happens with laptops.

I'd also check the Device Manager to see what it has to say about the video card. You could also try reinstalling the video card drivers, or getting the latest from the manufacturer and installing that - it may fix the problem.

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Check the hard drive

by Goldenbarstewart In reply to XP: This happens when i F ...

Make sure S.M.A.R.T is enabled in BIOS. Run a diagnostic on your hard drive - these are available from the Hard Drive Manufacturer's site. You may also have picked up spyware or a Trojan Horse.

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Asked for ATI HELP

by marcolopes In reply to Check the hard drive

The problem persists. Asked for ATI HELP.

737-23733: ATI2MTAG Error Message Appears in Event Viewer Stating "I2C return failed"
The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):
Catalyst Display Driver 6.10
Radeon? X1900 series
Radeon? X1800 series
Radeon? X1600 series
Radeon? X1300 series
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
On some systems, an "ati2mtag" Event Viewer error may appear under the System log.

With the system started, please open the Control Panel, and select Administrative Tools. When in Event Viewer, notice that an error message pertaining to the ati2mtag will appear under System. The description indicates that "I2c return failed".

Currently, there is no solution.

ATI Customer Care has been advised of this issue and is investigating it. Any updates will be published when they become available.
My System:
Enlight EN-7230 ATX Chassis
1 x 8cm Front Fan
Enlight ATX-723A 230W Power Supply

MSI MS-6337 V5.0 Board FSB133
Award BIOS 6.00 PG (11/01/2002)
Intel 815E/EP Chipset
82801BA (ICH2) LPC Interface Controller
Intel PIII EB 800mhz Processor
2 x 256MB SDRAM PC133

Version: 2.0
Transfer Rate supported: 1x, 2x, 4x
Transfert Rate: 4x
Aperture Size: 64MB
Side Band supported: Yes
Side Band enabled: Yes
AGP Enabled: Yes
AGP Write: Disabled
AGP Read: Disabled

Floppy Disk drive
2 x Seagate Barracura 120GB PATA
2 x DVD-RW Philips DVDR1648P1

PCI/AGP cards:
ATI 9200SE 128MB AGP Card
NEC 4 Port USB2 PCI Card
Pinnacle 4 Port Firewire PCI Card
Realtek RTL8139 PCI Card
Sound Blaster Live Value PCI Card

NON-Powered USB devices:
Crative Pro EX USB Webcam
***IVT BlueTooth USB Adapter
***Sigmatel IR USB Adapter

Operative System:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Build 2600_xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300

Intel Chipset Software (08/11/2006)
Intel 82801BA Ultra ATA (01/10/2002)
ATI Technologies 8.252.0 (03/05/2006)
Realtek RTL8139/810x 5.671.601.2007 (01/06/2007)

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