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Can't install graphic drivers


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#1 8-bit

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:49 AM

I was messing around with my drivers, trying to update them and then roll back to a previous version but now I can't install any at all. I have a Radeon 3800hd card and I either get a message saying that the device isnt installed properly or say "The parameter is incorrect". What do I do know, I have no drivers installed at??

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:10 PM

Sounds like you may have the wrong driver. Go HERE and using the menus,select the proper driver for your card.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

Thanks for the reply.

Things are getting even more wierd. I selected my card and downloaded and tried to install the drivers but it keeps telling me "Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware of operating system" (??)

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:49 PM

Is tis a home build or bought off the shelf?

Make\model?

What operating system?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:12 PM

Its on a system I put togeter myself. The card is a Sapphire HD 3850 PCI-E 512mb running on an XP system. Everything has been fine for nearly a year with it but now I cant install new or old drivers.
Also getting a message ...'RegPermWriter.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close' Googled it but seems like not much is written about it. Maybe I should just buy a new NIVIDA card instead.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

Do you or did you have a registry cleaning program on your system?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:09 PM

I have got one yes

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:17 PM

Those are generally bad news and may be the source of the problem.

I`m going to take a guess that at some point during attempts to fix the current driver problem you ran it.

Try going here. Download\read how to use the program\run it according to the instructions.

Make sure you have the current proper driver for your card. Reinstall the driver.

Edited by ThunderZ, 25 August 2009 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:18 PM

Thanks I'll give it a try. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

Tried it but still getting the same message. Maybe I should just go and buy a NVIDIA card instead!. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

Before I spent any money...I'd remove everything earmarked "ATI" and "radeon", starting with all video drivers (Device Manager) and extending to all files/folders (Start/Search).

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sou...all&aqi=g10

Then I would manually edit the registry to remove all reg entries, using the same strings.

Then...I would try to install the correct drivers which formerly worked. Chances are the old ones just got damaged.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:17 PM

Thanks. I've tried all kinds of uninstalling programs and reg cleaners but to no avail. I've never poked around with the registry and dont really feel confident to try. I used Driver Cleaner Pro and that cleared out the reg but it didnt help.

I just poked around with Regedit and found an entry called ATI which it wont let me delete.

Edited by 8-bit, 25 August 2009 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:13 PM

What's the entry?

I have ATI onboard video on this system.

As has been said...your registry cleaners may be part of the problem.

Louis

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:43 AM

Thanks. I've tried all kinds of uninstalling programs and reg cleaners but to no avail. I've never poked around with the registry and dont really feel confident to try. I used Driver Cleaner Pro and that cleared out the reg but it didnt help.

I just poked around with Regedit and found an entry called ATI which it wont let me delete.



I`m guessing it is a "Legacy" entry. To remove it you need to be logged on as an Admin. and take possession of it.

Not difficult but if you are not comfortable poking around in the registry.....

I do think we may have found your problem though. See bold and underlined text add`d by me in the quote above.

Edited by ThunderZ, 26 August 2009 - 06:44 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:25 PM

What's the entry?

I have ATI onboard video on this system.

As has been said...your registry cleaners may be part of the problem.

Louis


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