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Windows 7: Programs not starting at all.

22 Feb 2014   #11
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows This is the latest Driver for your gpu


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22 Feb 2014   #12
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows This is the latest Driver for your gpu
Just installed it , now the screen is 640x480 and after rebooting it says no amd driver has been found.
Now you may understand the reason behind my nickname here lol . On a serious note , what do i have to do?
As i expected this to happen i created a restore point before installing the driver , gonna roll back to that while waiting for an answer
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22 Feb 2014   #13
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hmm. Thats unusual, Did you do a clean install of the drivers? Did you also make sure you chose the laptop version?
With the new driver installed, Go to the page in the picture and make sure your res is set to the highest(Native one for your monitor/screen)


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22 Feb 2014   #14
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Hmm. Thats unusual, Did you do a clean install of the drivers? Did you also make sure you chose the laptop version?
With the new driver installed, Go to the page in the picture and make sure your res is set to the highest(Native one for your monitor/screen)
Yup , i chose the laptop version , ran the setup ( tried both custom and express install ) and i right clicked the desktop to see if there were other resolutions available , only 640x480 and 1024 x 768 were there.
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22 Feb 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Have you enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more when you Check for Updates?

What display driver do you end up with then?

Next go to the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model PC to try the latest Display driver there. What is the difference? If you need help post back the HP model number.

Sometimes the driver is modded by the OEM making it preferred. You really need to try them all: Updates, HP, and AMD - for just the driver and not the Catalyst bloatware.
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22 Feb 2014   #16
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

What was the aspect ratio set to?
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22 Feb 2014   #17
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

The catalyst is very useful...CPU overlooking as well as enabling/disable crossfire, force vsync and many many other useful features.
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22 Feb 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Would there really be a reason the average consumer would need those? Catalyst is often problematic resolved by uninstalling it. I've always heard it is only needed for overclocking or special settings used by gamers. We may be talking about two separate audiences?
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24 Feb 2014   #19
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then run all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more when you Check for Updates?

What display driver do you end up with then?

Next go to the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model PC to try the latest Display driver there. What is the difference? If you need help post back the HP model number.

Sometimes the driver is modded by the OEM making it preferred. You really need to try them all: Updates, HP, and AMD - for just the driver and not the Catalyst bloatware.
Yes , stayed the same , hp drivers are old ( no difference in performance when i tried them whatsoever ).
Tried all drivers and updated everything.
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24 Feb 2014   #20
ihatemylaptop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
What was the aspect ratio set to?
looked like 4:3
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