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Old Jul 27, 2010, 02:44 PM   #6
caveman-jim
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I'll jump on this dog pile, too:
  • If I'm having problems and I suspect it's because of driver install issues, what should I do?
    This is what the Caveman does for Driver freshness. You'll need two free tools - CCleaner and DriverSweeper. You'll also need to know how to reboot into safe mode, and to be able to use 'common sense'.

    • Disable Eyefinity groups, Crossfire, if enabled
    • Optional - Enter Device Manager: Uninstall Display Adapters and check box for 'Delete Device Driver'
    • Add/Remove Programs: Remove currently installed Application Profile updates (if installed)
    • Uninstall CCC and Display Driver, using Catalyst Install Manager Custom mode (Don't express uninstall if you have an AMD Chipset)
    • Reboot into safe mode
    • Run Driver Sweeper for ATI, don't reboot. [Do not remove entries pointing to WinSxs folders]
    • Run CCleaner for Registry - only select for removal ATI entries (click on Registry button on left, Analyze, then only remove Entries listed for ATI).
    • Delete the following folders (applies to Vista/7)
      • SystemDrive:\ProgramData\ATI
      • SystemDrive:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ATI
      • SystemDrive:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\ATI
    • Reboot to desktop, run Express install on desired Catalyst driver & reboot if prompted.
    • Install all Application Profiles newer than Driver release (i.e. 10.3whql/a/b would use both March & April profile updates).
    • Enjoy!

Last edited by caveman-jim : Feb 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM. Reason: added new directories to delete
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