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Windows 7: ATI Radeon drivers install, but fail to initialize

25 Oct 2009   #11
Mercy

Um... Windows Seven, obviously
 
 

Ya know, I heard a few things on the internet about modifying a certain .inf file like this to get some ATI cards working... Looks like Torrentng found a tutorial somewhere.


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25 Oct 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yep. I make them custom for people. No, I developed this on my own although I'm sure many other knowledgeable users have done the same. It's standard driver stuff.

Crazy, I'll have a look into it for ya and get back with a solution.
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25 Oct 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Crazy, here is your custom .inf for your Gigabyte HD 4650 AGP Card. Follow the instructions as per my post #7 on last page, only using this .inf. You need anything else, let me know.

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25 Oct 2009   #14
infested999

 
 

Can you do this for mine to? ATI RADEON X850XT PE

DEV_ is "5D4D

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25 Oct 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by infested999 View Post
Can you do this for mine to? ATI RADEON X850XT PE

DEV_ is "5D4D

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Please see this. ATI says you should be running the Vista driver.
ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

If you really would like to try my method on your card, I can not guarantee success in this instance. That's because your class of card is not part of the possible choices in general installer section within the .inf. You may give it a shot though as I chose the oldest one possible to apply to your card. I don't think it will work, but might. Here's your .inf.

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If it doesn't work, you will be happy with the Vista driver. The only difference is WDDM 1.1 for 7 and 1.0 for Vista.
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26 Oct 2009   #16
A CrazyCanuk

windows 7
 
 

Thanks Torrentg ......Appreciate it alot..Cheers...
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26 Oct 2009   #17
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You're welcome, no doubt.
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27 Oct 2009   #18
rrlundbo

Windaows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi All,

I am having a similar issue with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and this Gigabyte Card.

I install the driver for the card from Gigabytes website and all goes well, reboot and get a BSOD regarding "atikmdag.sys".

I have pretty much tried everything I can figure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Rick
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27 Oct 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I didn't look but I bet Gigabyte's version of Catalyst they have posted is older than the latest ATI.

Download the Suite Catalyst installer if you want to try my method. And also tell me your hardware id so I can make an .inf for you.

You'll be up and running on the latest.

I have gotten 64 bit to work for people, but 64 bit has by design and on purpose, troubles allowing an unsigned driver to run. I'm not even sure how the people I've helped on 64 bit have gotten my method to work. We can try if you like though.

You wanna know something? Uninstall only the CCC using the ATI Installer Manager under custom mode and your crashes may be gone. Use ATI Tray Tools instead.

Let me know if this fixes and/or what you want to do.
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27 Oct 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Oh yeah, that Gigabyte driver is irresponsibly old. Someone should get on them. What's up with that? Latest = 9.10 Gigabyte = 8.62, from 6/18/2009

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