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Windows 7: Have ATI card, but not working? PEEP

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08 Jul 2009   #1
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Have ATI card, but not working? PEEP

My story is simple, I bought a Sapphire HD 3850 512mb DDR3 !AGP! and i want 9.6 catalyst drivers installed NOW!
Well, I had to manually install the drivers first. So make sure your drivers are already extracted to your c:\ or w/e.
www.otleague.net/stuff/9.6_32_bit_hotfix.zip
This link will take you to my Problem Step Recorded (psr.exe) movie of how I got my drivers from the 9.6 Catalyst.
After I restarted I than installed the CCC from the C:\ati\Support\9-6_agp-hotfix_vista32_dd_ccc\Setup.exe. (hotfixs are for AGP cards only) You can use the setup know beacuse it doesn't need to install your drivers And boom I hope it works for you, like it has for me.
It took me close to a week of trail and error to get this answer.

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09 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Edit: Did not notice the solved check mark when I posted this but if your solution does not work, you could always try this one.


Here is a copy/paste of a post I made in another thread:


I also have had some problems with ATI drivers in the past with Windows 7. The problem with doing a clean install of drivers is that it requires a reboot but once the computer reboots, the WDDM driver install takes over before I could install any drivers. There were some tutorials out that was supposed to disable this automatic driver installation, but none of them were working for me with a clean installation.

But here is the workaround that I have found to be effective:

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1. Download and install Driversweeper (and make sure you have the video driver that is to be installed downloaded)
2. Go to Device manager Right click my computer /properties/ device manager / and Disable any under display adapters.
3. Reboot into safe mode (usually F8)
4. Run Driversweeper and select your video drivers ATI (or Nvidia if someone else with Nvidia is reading this)
5. Manually delete any ATI folders that may be located at C:\ ATI and Program files (both X64 and X86)\ATI
6. Reboot again into Windows and install the new drivers then reboot once the installation completes.





By disabling the drivers in device manager instead of uninstalling them, it allows you to reboot without the WDDM installation taking over. You also should use Driversweeper and do a clean driver install any time you install Video drivers instead of just updating them, especially when switching between ATI to Nvidia as any leftover driver remnants from one brand will interfere with the other.
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09 Jul 2009   #3
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

i posted this to give an example of what i had to go through to get the 9.6 drivers; hotfix too; working. So maybe if your device manger looked like mine, thats all you need to do. maybe i need to add more details to what to do, although my pictures klind of just boost the help.
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12 Jul 2009   #4

Windows Xp (Soon to be 7?)
 
 

After manually installing the 9.3 drivers, does the same thing as the vista 9.1 Still no custom resolution. Thinking it might be my system that's the problem. Tempted to install vista and see if custom res works or not. I don't use a computer monitor, so If I can't get proper screen sized video to my lcd tv, then windows 7 I have no use for.

Appreciate the help though.

Emailed ati and they said that officially only the hd cards are supported under Windows 7. Yet the catatlyst 9.3 drivers that have support for my card are labeled as vista_win7.
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13 Jul 2009   #5
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

have you tried other drivers? my card had many catalyst options, so i test a bunch, THAN i did this and got everything to be fine. I made something harder than it was, but for you, you might need to download a bunch of catalyst drivers and see which driver install right. it might be older ones, for me the oldest version was 8.6, than i tried 8.9, they worked.so yea test other driver packages. good luck man
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13 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacks View Post
After manually installing the 9.3 drivers, does the same thing as the vista 9.1 Still no custom resolution. Thinking it might be my system that's the problem. Tempted to install vista and see if custom res works or not. I don't use a computer monitor, so If I can't get proper screen sized video to my lcd tv, then windows 7 I have no use for.

Appreciate the help though.

Emailed ati and they said that officially only the hd cards are supported under Windows 7. Yet the catatlyst 9.3 drivers that have support for my card are labeled as vista_win7.
im not sure but if you what it says in the system specs is correct then it only supports wddm 1.0 and from what ATi has said they have stopped as of March (and labeled them "legacy" cards)...
they will only provide quarterly updates to those so either 9.7 or 9.8/9 will bring your drivers to your card...
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06 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi there... I also installed Windows 7 64bit with a powercolor X1950 AGP card.
Installing above ATI 9.1 does nothing. 9.1 installed, asked to reboot and then gives me BSOD before being started up.
Your link is not working.
Does anybody has his Windows 7 64bit running with an X1950 AGP card?
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06 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huuub View Post
Hi there... I also installed Windows 7 64bit with a powercolor X1950 AGP card.
Installing above ATI 9.1 does nothing. 9.1 installed, asked to reboot and then gives me BSOD before being started up.
Your link is not working.
Does anybody has his Windows 7 64bit running with an X1950 AGP card?
I'm the same as you. But i'm using powercolor hd3650.
I tried installing the latest version of catalyst driver, but it wont work.
I just install the driver from the powercolor website.
Although it is older version of catalyst, but it works.
Powercolor X1950 AGP.
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