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18-Mar-2013, 04:52 PM #1
Solved: Uninstalled ati radeon Xpress 1250 driver
First of all, thanks in advance to anybody who offers assistance.

I had just recently bought an inexpensive computer from a friend thats a
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
2.20 GHz. 2.97 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension with
XP service pack 3.
with ati radeon Xpress 1250 version 6.14.10.6666

I started uninstalling programs I didn't need like MSN messenger and whatnot, and some other one I had no idea what it was for, but from what I could tell it had nothing to do with ATI. Suddenly, I tried to launch a game but it kept crashing, and afer investigating, the driver was uninstalled, and it had a yellow ! mark by its name on devmanager.

I cant rollback the driver or revert to a restore point even after setting one because Windows "forgets them." So I tried DriverMax but it wouldnt recognize the GPU and using the autodetect functions on the ATI website to download a driver, but when I try to install them, I get error messages telling me I need to run the installer as administrator (which I already am) or "Catalyst manager failed to initialize" and "failure occurred during installation.

It seems like the only reason this graphics card worked was because of the separate program already installed, and now its completely incompatible with this computer

Are there any older versions of this driver?

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18-Mar-2013, 06:33 PM #2
The Radeon X1250 is not supported by any of current driver releases, you have to use the Legacy driver which is here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...3&lang=English

You may also want to reinstall the AMD Chipset Drivers from this link: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...windows.aspx#4
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18-Mar-2013, 06:37 PM #3
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The Radeon X1250 is not supported by any of current driver releases, you have to use the Legacy driver which is here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...3&lang=English

You may also want to reinstall the AMD Chipset Drivers from this link: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...windows.aspx#4
Ive tried installing this about a thousand times, and it keeps failing to initialize, extracting files, then telling me the package is incompatible, yet I have the ATI driver listed in devmanager. Thanks for your time though.

installing chipset drivers now
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18-Mar-2013, 06:42 PM #4
What motherboard do you have? Or if it's a big box OEM system, such as a Dell, what is the system model number?

This can help you identify the motherboard: http://www.piriform.com/speccy

You may have to use a customized driver from the manufacturer of the motherboard/system if the generic drivers do not work.

Your last option is a much older Catalyst 6.5 driver which is a previous Legacy driver: http://downloads.guru3d.com/Catalyst...load-1407.html
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18-Mar-2013, 06:42 PM #5
Actually try the 6.5 driver as chances are it might be newer than what the motherboard manufacturer has posted anyways.
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18-Mar-2013, 06:53 PM #6
My motherboard is an ASUS, customized if I remember right. ( Asus m24-VM is written in marker inside my tower) A customized driver does make sense,
Motherboard
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model M2A-VM (Socket AM2 )
Chipset Vendor ATI
Chipset Model Radeon X1250
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor ATI
Southbridge Model SB600
Southbridge Revision 00
System Temperature 40 C
BIOS
Brand Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version ASUS M2A-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 1404
Date 10/9/2007
Voltage
CPU CORE 1.248 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 3.312 V
+5V 4.946 V
+12V 11.904 V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 4.946 V
CMOS BATTERY 3.216 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI1
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI2
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIEX16
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width Unknown
Slot Designation PCIEX1_1
Slot Number 3
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18-Mar-2013, 06:53 PM #7
downloadin 6.5 now
EDIT: It still says I dont have the soft/hardware for it.
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18-Mar-2013, 06:56 PM #8
Download the full "AMD Chipset Driver Program for Windows XP & 64bit XP.(WHQL)" driver from the ASUS website in that case, it'll have the graphics driver and the motherboard/chipset drivers in the package: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M2A...rt_Download_17
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18-Mar-2013, 06:58 PM #9
How hard would it be to get a driver configured to my custom motherboard setup, or if I can switch the motherboard for something generic that would be compatible?

EDIT: downloading now

ETA: 25 minutes or so for the download to complete
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18-Mar-2013, 08:37 PM #10
what exactly am I supposed to run? so far, a few the installers and setups crash with the window titled severe, and it says setup will only run in administrator mode. I did install CCC successfully though.
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18-Mar-2013, 08:42 PM #11
Sounds like you might have an issue with the user account. Try creating a new user from the control panel with full administrator rights, and installing with that user.
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18-Mar-2013, 08:59 PM #12
OH MY GOOOOOOOD! IT WORKED. I just installed the driver from dev manager, and now my game is runnning fine after restart. I never thought I had a chance of getting back the driver to the custom tower. YOU SAVED MY LIFE.

This wouldve gone by so much faster if I hadnt gotten x64 and x32 confused with 32 bit and 64 bit though.

Thank you so much!
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18-Mar-2013, 09:17 PM #13
Glad you got it working
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