So, I tried what you suggested last night and now I'm in worse shape than
before. I set the driver to VGA and attempted to install the new ATI beta
catalyst drivers for Vista, and it still gave the same problem. I then booted
into safe mode and attempted it, and attempting the driver installation gave
me a slightly different error - it said there's an error adding the drivers
to the driver store.
Finally, after giving up on the beta Catalyst Vista drivers, I found that I
couldn't get Vista back to my original config. The built-in Radeon Vista
drivers are no longer there! So, at this point, I'm stuck in VGA mode :-(
Am I just out of luck or is any of this a known problem to ATI and/or MS?
> If you have the vista ATI drivers installed then the ATI drivers will not
> You must set it as VGA drivers.
> "Zack Whittaker" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > If there are any .INF files, try right clicking on them and selecting
> > "Install". I had a trouble with some drivers of a previous build, and this
> > did the trick for me )
> > --
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> > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> > that up!
> > --: Original message follows :--
> > "Kevin Hsu" <Kevin Hsu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:5350E7DA-BFB5-4A8D-8A97-4F328245B366@microsoft.com...
> >> I'm having trouble installing the Catalyst Vista 5308 drivers. I am
> >> following
> >> the directions in the install notes, but when it tries to install, the
> >> installer just waits forever until I cancel out of it (the installer UI
> >> is
> >> still responsive). My Radeon 9550 256MB card seems to had default drivers
> >> installed by build 5308, so I already do get the Aero Glass effects, but
> >> I'd
> >> like to test ATI's drivers.
> >> Anyone suffering from the same problem?