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Cannot install/uninstall ati drivers

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by pantherx12, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

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    So I tried driver sweeper, now I have no graphics driver or a way to install a new one.

    The installmanager app crashes after hitting install/uninstall.
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    Make sure all your . nets are installed and up to date..
    I would try running windows update first.GL:toast:
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    No luck with windows update : [
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    Backup what you need and reinstall your OS
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    try from safe mode, or try reinstall the old driver again then uninstall it, it looks something is missing so it refuse to uninstall. does it works
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    Or you could try a restore point....unless Driver sweeper wiped that too..
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    This happened to me once when I went to an older driver.

    Try to install another version driver.
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    sorted. eventually the os pointed out the app could be crashing due to microsoft visual studio 2005, so I patched that and all is well now : ]

    thanks everyone.
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    rofl yes that will definitely "solve" it!
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    Why would Driver Sweeper delete / remove System Restore unless ya Selected All to be Cleaned. The Only thing to be cleaned is Display Drivers specifically ATI. and /or nVidia.

    Windows would boot up normally and automatically use the Standard VGA Driver .

    Guess you can say .. went alittle too far and cleaned house with Driver Sweeper.

    Well ..you always heard people should make a Back-Up of their Hard Drive or make sure they have a System Restore Point before doing stuff they are unfamiliar with.

    Sorry that it had happen to you Pal ...

    But you'll get it running.
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    Open device manager and select "show hidden devices". Uninstall all hidden graphic cards too.
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    Problem already solved a few posts up.

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