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Windows 7: ati drivers refuse to install


13 Jan 2009   #1

windows 7 32
 
 
ati drivers refuse to install

i am trying to install the ati drivers in windows 7 x32, but they refuse to do so. the hardware manager does not even show a display / graphics adapter
i have a ati 4870 based card, i tried the vista + beta windwds 7 drivers neither worked

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13 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Have you tried using Windows Update to install/update the latest driver from Microsoft? Also if that doesn't work, you could try running a program called Driver Sweeper (as an administrator) to clear out any old drivers.
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13 Jan 2009   #3

windows 7 32
 
 

windows update did not find anything, and i dont have a display tab under the hardware manager. i have confirmed that the driver fails to install due to not decteting the card
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

I would try powering down the system, removing the card, and putting it back in. Or at the very least checking to make sure it's seated all the way in its socket.

If that doesn't work, then I'd still try cleaning out any old drivers with Driver Sweeper.
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13 Jan 2009   #5

windows 7 32
 
 

i reseated the card + used driver cleaner + reinstalled drivers, but it didnt help, this same card works just fine in xp
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13 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Is it giving you a specific error when you try to install the drivers? Or just crashing/hanging?
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13 Jan 2009   #7

windows 7 32
 
 

it gets to the end of the installer and says there was a error click here for details. a do and it opens firefox with some weird address like file:///program/
(and yes there are 3 /) when i run the installer from the command prompt, it says the required hardware is not found
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14 Jan 2009   #8

XP PRO SP3/W7Beta
 
 

Find a mirror for

beta_w7-64_8-56-1-081203a-72489.exe

The driver from Microsoft failed to install for me also... AMD link on their website is fubar'd too

Im 64-bit also

Good luck
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14 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

To my knowledge, 64bit is actually using x86, or at least that's what his system specs/original post indicate.

64bit, what does the window that opens in Firefox say? Does it give you any kind of error number?

Unless someone else has another idea, I'd almost suggest reinstalling Windows 7, clean install (not an upgrade), and make sure you're using the official release from Microsoft.
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14 Jan 2009   #10

windows 7 32
 
 

1. i am running x86 (32bit) for some reason i said download 64, but it did 32 anywase
2. using offical microsoft release.
3. i used the ati drivers
4. am probly gonna reinstall 64 bit anywas after downloading it seeing as i have 6 gb of ram installed
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