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Windows 7: Catalyst 9.6 does not love me.

21 Jun 2009   #1
Mr P

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
Catalyst 9.6 does not love me.

Hi there.

My mum always told me not to fix things, that are not broke, but i'm stubborn as a donkey after my father and i know my thing.

And here's the problem:
I've uninstalled the older version of Catalysts, ran the cat-uninstaller, rebooted and went on with the brand new and shiny 9.6 version. Analyzing the system went smoothly, and so did the installation. Even too smoothly. The thing is that neither drivers, nor the CCC do install. The only thing present is the "Catalyst Install Manager" and just it. The whole process takes about 30 seconds and skips right to the finishing screen. It does not even detect my video card, which leaves me with a tiny resolution of 1024x768, which is kinda painful, when you have a 24'' display.
Trying to uninstall the "Catalyst Install Manager" gives me a message saying, that "no installed components were found", which obviously is true, as none were installed in the first place.
I've tried installing only the driver with same results. The installers were downloaded at least three times each, so we can cross out any file error. I've tried uninstalling the driver for "standard VGA graphic adapter" (that's how my card is listed in device manager), and then deleting the device, so i could manually choose the driver, but even that does not work. The system keeps telling me, that the driver is updated to the newest version. For the "standard VGA graphic adapter", of course. As ironic as it may seem - he's not lying here. Same applies for an automated online driver search. Trying to choose the driver manually also gives nothing, as i only get Nvidia and Intel cards listed - no ATI present whatsoever.
Also, after uninstalling the driver or deleting the device and restarting the system, it keeps installing standard VGA drivers, returning me to the entry point.

Does anybody have any idea on how to resolve this issue?

The card is a Radeon HD3650 on AGP slot. The rest is a P4 2.66 on a 478 socket and 1gb RAM. Win7 build 7100. The package downloaded

Sorry for any typos, tense or syntactic mistakes - i'm not a native english speaker.

Thanks in advance.


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21 Jun 2009   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good reason for that,

Quote:
The card is a Radeon HD3650 on AGP slot.
you need to use the AGP hotfix driver for that card,

Catalyst AGP Hotfix - Radeon HD 3000 and Radeon HD 2000 Series AGP products

Same goes for any HD2xxx or HD3xxx series cards that are AGP.
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06 Jul 2009   #3
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

If you get the 9.6 hotfixs to work for you YOU ARE LUCKY! i got a hd 3850 agp and i am stuck with the 8.9 CCC . but that's from sapphires web site, not from evil amd.ati site.
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06 Jul 2009   #4
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Did you try just going into device manager and selecting the display adapter and telling it to use the latest driver? I mean, you can have the latest driver without using CCC, which would allow your computer to take full advantage of the Video Card. On top of that you can force the device to use the driver...
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06 Jul 2009   #5
DJG

 

I always install only the driver, never CCC - too many moving parts I never use. But that's just me, as always YMMV ...
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07 Jul 2009   #6
r2l

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

so you don't like to make your video card run the way you like? weird. i am a NVIDIA GUY so i am used to messing with the 3d settings... AND for me i just tested 9.3 - 9.6 and only the CCC will install, not the driver. thats just me
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07 Jul 2009   #7
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r2l View Post
so you don't like to make your video card run the way you like? weird. i am a NVIDIA GUY so i am used to messing with the 3d settings... AND for me i just tested 9.3 - 9.6 and only the CCC will install, not the driver. thats just me

I use CCC when I want to OC or on my TV I force it to overscan a little (for some weird reason it doesn't fill the outside pixels...) When I don't want to mess with any settings, I don't want another program running all the time and then driver only for me...
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07 Jul 2009   #8
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait, people still use AGP?
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07 Jul 2009   #9
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

i dun like it, it doesnt give me the option to change my screen ratio, now i ended up playing games with 2 black bar at the side
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