Cannot update Video Drivers past ATI 8.56.1.4

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  1. Geist

    Geist New Member

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    This is my first time posting but I've been fighting this issue since I installed Windows 7

    After installing Win 7 I'm unable to use my TV (connected via S-Video) in addition to other periodic glitches. I've been trying to update to the latest ATI driver (9.3) however when trying to install the software I keep receiving the error "Failed to load detection driver" I've tried removing the drivers then reinstalling them during normal windows boot-up as well as safe mode, I've tried also installing C++ 2008 SP1 redistributable but had no luck with that either. I've exhausted about every troubleshooting method I can think of and am out of ideas, any help someone can provide would be appreciated.
     
  2. Witchsong

    Witchsong New Member

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    Go to this folder (if you extracted the contents of the ATI file to the default location):

    C:\ATI\Support\9_3_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH_INF

    Run the first of the .exe files in that folder, and it will install the drivers.

    NOTE: You cannot install the drivers the 'normal' way through Device Management, and it didn't seem like the Catalyst installer did the job properly for me. So this was how I solved the install.
     
  3. Geist

    Geist New Member

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  4. Witchsong

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    Ah, it was .msi files. I just have a habit of calling them .exe files. :p
     
  5. Geist

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    Well regardless I'm being prompted to use the update manager to install the files, can't get around it really, any thoughts?
     
  6. Witchsong

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    Nope, cannot get around the ATI installer. But did you try it, just running that .msi file through the ATI installer, like it tells you to? What happens?
     
  7. Geist

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    Whenever the install manager comes into play the driver load errors out, I've tried selecting the both of the .inf files listed in that directory and see a list of ATI cards however my X1900 isn't listed in there
     
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  9. nitewulf

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    This does indeed work by eiting the .inf file and following the procedure outlined in the link supplied by Novarro99.
    I had the same isue and spent hours trying to get th driver installed in lieu of the update-supplied M/S driver for my X1950 Pro.
     

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