Radeon Pro 9800 128mb and Windows Vista....dont match!!

By will86 · 4 replies
Feb 8, 2007
  1. Hi Guys.

    I have the card mentioned in the title, i just went out today and bought Windows Vista and ATIs driver for this card just doesnt work!! It says that it installed fine, i viewed the log and this is what it showed....

    Catalyst® Install Manager
    Installation Report
    02/08/07 21:44:28

    Hardware information
    Name RADEON 9800 PRO
    Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc
    Device ID 0x4e48
    Vendor ID 0x1002
    Class Code 0x030000
    Revision ID 0x00
    Subsystem ID 0x3002
    Subsystem vendor ID 0x1002
    Other hardware

    Existing packagesCatalyst Control Center
    ATI Catalyst Install Manager
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

    Packages for install
    Catalyst Control CenterFinal Status:
    Version of Item: 0122.1848.2579.33475
    Size: 150 Mbytes
    ATI Catalyst Install ManagerFinal Status:
    Version of Item: 3.0.604.0
    Size: 20 Mbytes
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 RedistributableFinal Status:
    Version of Item:
    Size: 10 Mbytes

    Other detected devices
    RADEON 9800 PRO Secondary
    Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc
    Device ID 0x4e68
    Vendor ID 0x1002
    Class Code 0x038000
    Revision ID 0x00
    Subsystem ID 0x3003
    Subsystem vendor ID 0x1002

    Error messages

    And then once the computer restarts it says that no ATI hardware exists..??

    Can someone please help, this is driving me up the wall!!!'


  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You`ll probably need to install Vista specific drivers for your video card from HERE. You should uninstall your current video drivers first.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

  4. will86

    will86 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi guys

    thanks fgor the replies, before there was a reponse to this thread, i tried to install the windows xp display drivers to get the 3d card working....and what do ya kno it did!!!

    then i came and saw the links to the drivers for Vista on here and i installed that one, now it did replace the old driver with one that was dated 2007, so obviously it installed fine, but once it completed its restart, for some reason the computer cleared all display drivers and i was left with no graphics hardware acceleration at all!!

    is this a problem with the new drivers or my computer?? I did try and uninstall all display drivers and install just the vista ones to avoid conflicts, but it didnt work....

    so for now im running xp display drivers on Vista :(

    any ideas??

  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +457

    Problem isn't the drivers - unless you have a bad download of the installer - runs fine for me with a 9800 Pro.
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