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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

15 Jul 2009   #381
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can see that problem on a desktop as well. When any model card series comes out the software/drivers on the cd may be buggy! I ran into that on the HD 2xxx series card here until the next Catalyst was available.


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18 Jul 2009   #382
zultar

 

HELLLPPP!!!!
Have Win7 64 RC installed, ATI 4870 X2, system runs grreat until I try to start a game then POOF BSOD. Gives me an ATI something error.
I have booted in safe mode, uninstalled card and drivers and all ATI software a few times, and even installed new cat driver, and still same deal. Pissing me off grrrr.
Have tried running the games in compat mode with admin rights etc, and still no good. Other then going back to Vista I dont know what else to do, someoone lease help me
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18 Jul 2009   #383
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

First of all you need to slow down a bit and look at a few other things besides the catalyst versions. The first thing to be looking at there is the error information seen on any blue screen if seen. That is used to find out just what the problem is.

You could be seeing a hardware not driver fault while generally the information is useful since that may point to a specific device driver which could just as well be for sound as well as video. You could have a memory problem or some other fault now being seen with the card itself.

Another place to look is at the event viewer logs since that can often point out a specific manufacturer. Did you install the drivers for the board itself?
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18 Jul 2009   #384
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zultar View Post
I have booted in safe mode, uninstalled card and drivers and all ATI software a few times, and even installed new cat driver, and still same deal. Pissing me off grrrr.
After uninstalling the drivers, run driver sweeper in safemode as well and then reinstall catalyst.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Cat drivers are either a breeze to install or a monumental PITA. There is no in between

Also as nighthawk suggested, check the event viewer. There could be something else that is causing the ati drivers to crap out.
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18 Jul 2009   #385
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You don't need a 3rd party program to see the catalyst and drivers removed. Those come off easy by simply going into the "C:\ATI\support\Cat version\driver" sub folder and start up the installer from there.

Once that comes up you simply select the unistall option. ATI provides their own remover for the registy entries as well as the drivers themselves.


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18 Jul 2009   #386
O8h7w

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS
 
 

Hi, yes, I have a problem!

Got a windows driver working OK. But my screen is too small, 1024x768
My beloved ThinkPad has the ability to use a higher resolution and just scroll the screen when the mouse hits the edges... but Windows wont let me choose a higher resolution than the reported screen resolution! So I tried to install the Catalyst Control Center ...

Downloaded the 9.6 version without the driver. Came as an .exe, so I ran it. A program called "Catalyst Install Manager" installed an older C++ library and... "Catalyst Install Manager" - what? :S The installer seemed to be installing itself... how exciting!

And no sight of installing CCC. Except when I open the newly created folder, in which I find what seems to be installation packages... at least it is very alike what you usually find on installation CDs. There are a few setup.exe and similar but think I've tried them all and everyone started the very same CIM, which said that the C++ library and the CIM was already installed (would have been sorry if not) so that it couldn't do anything better than to reinstall those two.

All in all, I dont get the CCC to install at all. And I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong. Please help me, what can it be?
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18 Jul 2009   #387
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

O8h7w, welcome to the forums.

Did you try the shortcut that is found in the Catalyst Control Center folder in the Start-programs list, or right clicking on the desktop and selecting it from the context menu?
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18 Jul 2009   #388
O8h7w

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS
 
 

Thankyou for noticing me being new to this forum! It seems to be among the better ones

But obviously I was not clear enough in my first post. Nothing has been installed, except the C++ library and the CIM. Both visible nowhere but in the 'Uninstall a Program' -list. I suppose that is how it should be, only CCC has not been installed. So there is no such shortcuts to click...
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18 Jul 2009   #389
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What you are running up against is that there is zero Windows 7 support for the video (X300 Mobility) in your laptop, and there wasn't even for XP (drivers were only provided from the laptop manufacturer). All is not lost if you're up to a little challenge. Go here,

Mobility Modder - DriverHeaven.net

and follow the instructions on how to mod the driver yourself so that it will (should) work on on your laptop.
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18 Jul 2009   #390
O8h7w

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS
 
 

Are you really sure about that?

I'm asking because nothing seems to be wrong with the driver, just with CCC. But then if CCC would install, you're saying it wouldn't recognize the driver anyway so I couldn't use it?

With XP all was running fine, pity 7 has me all hooked...
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