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#1 Epsynus

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:47 AM

Hello i have had some problems updating my graphic drivers (getting blue screen on start up.)
so is there a way i can backup the old files to replace them?
since i am enabled to go into safe mode.
but i can only reset the drivers back into windows default.
witch will be on my side a needing to reinstall windows to get the fairly new drivers back.

so just to clear up the above part.

what files are it that
ATI Radeon 9700 / 6500 PRO
are using??
is it possible to copy those to a folder and if something goes ape crack replace the new ones to reset back to the old??

EDIT:
running on
Windows XP Pro Sp3

Edited by Epsynus, 17 June 2009 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:54 AM

The best procedure I have found for dealing with ATI drivers, updates, problems...is to uninstall everything in the files and registry which relate to ATI, Radeon, etc...and then do a clean install of video drivers (either ones which came with the system/card or newer ones).

I think that ATI drivers don't necessarily uninstall cleanly when using just Device Manager or Add/Remove Programs and attempts to just update drivers often result in frustration for users.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/...ll-Utility.html

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:11 AM

Thank you.
ill try with those suggestions and see where it leads me ^^

EDIT:
OK i had to do it this way to make it work

Boot into safe mode.
delete the old drivers.
restart & reboot into safe mode.
tried a install by the installer.
it went ape crack and said the drivers weren't for this OS (even though i downloaded the XP drivers.)
so i went into Device manager
and pointed it to search at the installer folder.
it did and copied the drivers to the correct place.
rebooted again into normal mode
and the drivers where now updated.


and in my opinion THAT'S BAD
all that it should require is to run the installer and then reboot and it should work!

But thanks for the info hamluis

on another note
i would love to have the catalyst control panel.
but i don't know if i dare to install it or if it will crack it all up....

EDIT:
removed some harsh words. kids might read this.

Edited by Epsynus, 17 June 2009 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 01:19 PM

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 01:21 PM

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