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Solved: cant use setup.exe to upgrade drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hrtbob, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. hrtbob

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    G/day,

    Ive just reformatted my computer after getting a replcement motherboard (the other one died) and have installed everything but the graphics card drivers. I have an asus radeon x600xt pci express card that comes with a CD that contains : drivers, enhanced drivers, smart doctor, gameface et al. However when the autoplay kicks in the computer freezes requiring a reboot.

    I got on the net and went to the radeon website and got the latest catalyst driver from there, clicked on setup and it too freezes requiring a reboot.

    when i bought the computer and installed the drivers the cd's and driver setups worked fine...whats changed?

    regards,
    Hrtbob
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Do you get any kind of an error? Or does it just freeze?
     
  3. imjerry

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    Go into setup and make PCI Video your first choice, esc, F10, enter and it will reboot, and then you should be able to load the drivers!! Default on new MOBO's W/AGP slots are set to default to AGP not PCI!!

    Hope that solves your problem
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Did you use the Radeon on the old board? Have you installed the chipset drivers for that board?
     
  5. hrtbob

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    hi all,
    I didn't receive any error messages from the computer, nor where there any in the event viewer. Upon entering the bios their doesn't appear to be any default setting for video card. I did use this card with the same motherboard prior to the reformat and currently the chipset drivers are installed with no error/warnings in the device manager.

    regards,
    hrtbob
     
  6. Elvandil

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    What is listed under Display Adapters in Device Manager?

    Were there any problems or errors during installation?

    You might run chkdsk /f just because it's a good idea.
     
  7. hrtbob

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    under display adaptors it has "asus eax600 xt and asus eax600 xt secondary"
    i managed to install this by pointing windows installer in the right direction to look for drivers, but i cant update as the new drivers are .exe packs. i'l go off and run a check disk now.

    cheers
     
  8. hrtbob

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    check disk ran fine, no problems there.
     
  9. loserOlimbs

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    Do you have the latest service pack (SP2) and the .net framework?

    Catalyst needs those, but I doubt it will fix the immediate problem, just save you a headache later. But hey, give it a try I guess.
     
  10. hrtbob

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    loserolimbs, the sp2 is installed as is the .net framework 2 beta 2. The first time around i only had xp without sp1 or .net framework at all. Just for some added information, i rolled back the drivers and tried to install without any anti-virus programs running but it made no difference.

    cheers
     
  11. hrtbob

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    just an update, i have tried to install the catalyst drivers, the asus drivers, and the omega radeon drivers. all freeze and require a restart. Tried to install in safe mode and an error occured informing me that the necessary hardware was not found and that nothing was therefore installed.
     
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  13. hrtbob

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    thanks for the heads up, i'll go off and find someone with broadband now... i dont want to be online for the next 5 days! do you recommend installing it in safe mode? actually, what is the best method to install this driver?

    i would believe it to be,
    . uses catalyst uninstaller to remove current ati drivers
    . turn off computer, remove card.
    . restart computer without card, shutdown
    .reinsert card, turn on computer, allow hardware wizard to initiate

    ???

    cheers,
    hrtbob
     
  14. hrtbob

    hrtbob Thread Starter

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    well i have the drivers installed, but had to go through the add hardware method and advanced browse to do so. I did use the asus drivers, big download! and touch wood things will be smooth sailing from here. i guess technically this thread is solved since the problem of drivers is no longer valid, however the inability to do this via .exe files is a bit annoying. anyway thanks guys;

    cheers,
    Hrtbob
     
  15. Elvandil

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    You can start a new thread on the other problem if you want.

    If you're satisfied with this one, you can mark the thread "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
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