Radeon Driver Problem


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Sidmon

Radeon 9200 128MB ATI Graphics Card. When I go to load up the driver onto XP it
says it cannot install because it needs a standard VGA graphics card installed.
What the hell is going on!!!! I have taken the latest drivers off the
sapphiretech website as well! I'm using the most up to date I can get my hanbds
on and it just wont install!!!!
 
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Strontium

Try the actual Catalysts, from www.ati.com

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:
Radeon 9200 128MB ATI Graphics Card. When I go to load up the driver
onto XP it says it cannot install because it needs a standard VGA
graphics card installed. What the hell is going on!!!! I have taken
the latest drivers off the sapphiretech website as well! I'm using
the most up to date I can get my hanbds on and it just wont
install!!!!
--
Strontium

"And, all of your lies weren't enough to keep me....here."

- Goo Goo Dolls
 
S

Sidmon

Downloaded off the ATI Catalyst site and when I installed it, it still insisted
I should have a standard VGA driver installed before installation. But windows
will not let me use one of those when I go into the graphics Card Settings it
just gives me a choice of ATI graphics Cards.
 
S

Shawk

Sidmon said:
Downloaded off the ATI Catalyst site and when I installed it, it still insisted
I should have a standard VGA driver installed before installation. But windows
will not let me use one of those when I go into the graphics Card Settings it
just gives me a choice of ATI graphics Cards.
Have you uninstalled current drivers and then rebooted? When the PC boots
up it should then find your card and look for the drivers - you have to
cancel that and Windows will then load the VGA driver. THEN you can load
your new catalysts.

HTH, Shawk
 
S

Sidmon

It finally installed in the end but now I have radeon 9200 and radeon 9200
secondary. Why is this?
 
S

Strontium

Because it is a dual-head card.

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:
It finally installed in the end but now I have radeon 9200 and radeon
9200 secondary. Why is this?
--
Strontium

"And, all of your lies weren't enough to keep me....here."

- Goo Goo Dolls
 
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Sidmon

Which enables me to do what that I wouldnt already be able to do?
 
S

Strontium

I guess that depends on what, or who, you are replying to...

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
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Which enables me to do what that I wouldnt already be able to do?
--
Strontium

"And, all of your lies weren't enough to keep me....here."

- Goo Goo Dolls
 
S

Sidmon

I'm just on about the fact that it is a two headed graphics card. What
advanatages does this give to me over conventional single drivered graphics
cards.
 
S

Strontium

The advantage is that you can use two monitors. I have no use for it. But,
people that do CAD and even a friend that does a lot of stockmarket trading
find it useful. Can also run a game and have IRC and other things on the
other monitor...

But, the major benefit is that the second port is DVI...you can use an LCD
with the card.

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:
I'm just on about the fact that it is a two headed graphics card. What
advanatages does this give to me over conventional single drivered
graphics cards.
--
Strontium

"And, all of your lies weren't enough to keep me....here."

- Goo Goo Dolls
 
S

Strontium

For a hoot, decided to hook up my spare 17". It's pretty cool. Can game,
and read/chat/surf without alt-tab'ing out of the game....yes, I know...I'm
spoiled. Only thing I don't like is the real estate that it takes up!

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Strontium stood up at show-n-tell, in (e-mail address removed), and
said:
The advantage is that you can use two monitors. I have no use for
it. But, people that do CAD and even a friend that does a lot of
stockmarket trading find it useful. Can also run a game and have IRC
and other things on the other monitor...

But, the major benefit is that the second port is DVI...you can use
an LCD with the card.

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:
--
Strontium

"And, all of your lies weren't enough to keep me....here."

- Goo Goo Dolls
 
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Gert B. Frob

Sidmon said:
It finally installed in the end but now I have radeon 9200 and radeon 9200
secondary. Why is this?
I've had the same problem on one of my machines. How did you finally get it
to install?
 
S

Sidmon

Sounds crazy but you have to have a newer version of windows (service pack 1a)
in orfder for the downloaded version of the driver to work!
 
S

Strontium

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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:
Sounds crazy but you have to have a newer version of windows (service
pack 1a) in orfder for the downloaded version of the driver to work!
If you are referring to XP, I've got news for you. I run XP Pro, without
service packs (or updates). The only time that I, ever, had problems
installing Catalysts was when I had a poor quality version of the card
(PowerColor). Who made your card?
 
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Gert B. Frob

Strontium said:
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Sidmon stood up at show-n-tell, in
(e-mail address removed), and said:


If you are referring to XP, I've got news for you. I run XP Pro, without
service packs (or updates). The only time that I, ever, had problems
installing Catalysts was when I had a poor quality version of the card
(PowerColor). Who made your card?
I'm having the problem with Win 2000 Sp 4, ATI Radeon.
 

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