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Solved: Uninstalled ati radeon Xpress 1250 driver

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ghostfire231, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. ghostfire231

    ghostfire231 Thread Starter

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    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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  3. ghostfire231

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    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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    Actually try the 6.5 driver as chances are it might be newer than what the motherboard manufacturer has posted anyways.
     
  6. ghostfire231

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    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
     
  7. ghostfire231

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    downloadin 6.5 now
    EDIT: It still says I dont have the soft/hardware for it.
     
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    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
     
  10. ghostfire231

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    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.
     
  11. Triple6

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    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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    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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    Glad you got it working (y)
     
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