After much frustration and downloading all sorts of drivers from all sorts of sites - and zero results - I'm pretty sure this solution should work for most of u since it worked for me after i tested every frickin driver out there and none worked till now!
I actually found some drivers that fixed my Radeon 8500 on WIn2k PERFECTLY with absolutely no bugs whatsoever
GO to >
and Windows 2000 people scroll down and download the 6058 version file
Unofficial Radeon Windows 2000 Display Driver
Size: 9.25 MB
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Make sure u unistall the previous drivers completely through add/remove programs and then restart the machine and then in the crappy display that it restarts in load the new 6058 drivers and restart and presto - Unbelievable fast Maya workflow with no hassles whatsoever - super fast frickin everything and everything else(DVD playback!! ..havent checked 3D games but that should work perfect too) - works GREAT
It's a happy day for the RADEON 8500 USERS!