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

02 Nov 2009   #51

7600.20510 x86

Sure not a problem. Is that an AGP or PCI-e card?

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02 Nov 2009   #52

Windows 7

Never mind. I fixed it. I pretty much followed the instructions you gave someone else, I just used the existing .inf file instead of one you created. Now it works perfectly. I thought I was gonna have to get rid of Windows 7, but now I dont have to.
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02 Nov 2009   #53

7600.20510 x86

Cool. Good move.
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02 Nov 2009   #54


I only have yellow on my SCSi adapter and the HDMI audio.
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02 Nov 2009   #55

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derrickdj View Post
I have yellow on my the HDMI audio.
Bios update might fix that. Then reinstall video driver after. Also, disable any unused ports in the bios in case there is a shortage of resources causing your problem. Disable floppy drive support too if you don't use that.
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02 Nov 2009   #56
A CrazyCanuk

windows 7

Ok , I tried installing the INF from Torrentg(Thanks so much for trying to help me out btw .) to no avail...What I did do (this may not be the answer you want to hear ) is I re-formatted the hard drive..Installed a clean vista 32 install with just the sp1 installed.reinstalled the latest 9.10 cat and driver Re-installed windows 7. It now recognizes the card/drivers and proper versions. Cheers all and good luck...4650 agp sapphire 1 gig ....
p.s Torrentg thanks again for trying to fix my problem..much appreciated
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03 Nov 2009   #57

Windows 7 HP 32 bit
Sapphire ATI 3650 HD same problem

Hi Torrentg thanks so much for helping.

My Sapphire ATI 3650HD AGP does not install either in Win 7 32 Home Premium, I just get the generic VGA.

here is the hardware ID


Can you help? Much appreciated.
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03 Nov 2009   #58

7600.20510 x86

You're welcome.

Install AGP Drivers for HD 3850, 3650, 2400 PRO


Your chipset may be too old if you get error 43 after driver install. In this case, update your chipset drivers to most recent you can find and do a bios update for the mainboard. Those steps are your best chances. Your AGP slot is only 4x instead of the card's 8x spec. It technically can work well under that condition. It all depends if the chipset is supported by Intel/Vista/7 combo.

Let us know how it goes.
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03 Nov 2009   #59

Windows 7 HP 32 bit

Torrent G you are amazing. Many thanks.

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03 Nov 2009   #60

Windows 7 HP 32 bit

Thanks I'll give it a shot and let you know.
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 ATI Radeon drivers install, but fail to initialize

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