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GRR ATI Driver

By Drakborn
Jan 5, 2004
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  1. I had Windows XP Home Edition and my ATI Radeon 9200 video card was fine, could play video games and everything perfectly but today i got Windows XP Pro. Now when i boot up it says the ATI panel cant come up (somthing like that) I downloaded the catalyst driver thing and when i try to install it a message comes up that says i need to set my device to a standard VGA setting (somthing like that, again) could anyone tell me how to do that? or if im doing somthing wrong?
  2. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 210

    which catalyst did you download, as this was a problem with that catalyst driver package released a month or so ago.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Take a look in device manager and tell us what you see.

    Right click on "My Computer" and left click on the following things:

    Properties \ Hardware \ Device manager

    Poke around and see if there are any yellow exclamation point icons anywhere. Also, check your "Display Adapter" in Device Manager and see what is listed underneath.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    And you should remove your previous drivers from control panel.

    Start / Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs / ATI Catalyst

    And also remove "ATI Control Panel".

    Reboot your system afterwards and install your new drivers. Perhaps this will help.
  5. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    After removing both drivers and control panel (as Rick said), but without restarting, do the following:

    Then remove the ATI card, close device manager and restart you computer...

    You should now be prompted for installing a new video card. You can now just abort it and run the driver installer... The card should be installed.
    Reboot if prompted.

    Then install the control panel and you should be set :)
  6. Shiney

    Shiney TS Enthusiast Posts: 223

    Just a few programs on the ATI site that might help people with driver issues. cat-uninstaller & smartgart-uninstaller.

    These seem to do a good job of removing all traces of old installs :)
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