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How To: Reinstall Video Drivers (Quick Guide)

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Quick question. Ive been hearing not to delete specific AMD/ATI folders if you also have a AMD Processor as you could be deleting important cpu files. I have an AMD RADEON HD 6870 and a AMD PHENOM X6 II CPU. Could I harm my pc doing this? Im getting these pixel errors. http://i.imgur.com/CG0or.png So im trying to reinstall drivers correctly.
 
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Looks more like a hardware failure than a driver problem.

And, no. If you follow the guide it doesn't matter what CPU you have.
 
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What trouble are you having? :)
 

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nvidia graphic driver

I've been having this issue with recent installations of nvidia driver updates. Basically only 1 or two of the updated drivers install and the rest will fail. Now since i have a relatively old card (230m), I assumed certain updates fail as they aren't applicable to my particular card. Is this the case or should I look to re-install from scratch?
 

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Hey there. Don't know whether this thread is still active but i have a problem! I did every step and i ended up with a BSOD system service exception error. I'm running windows 7 and i was reinstalling my AMD graphics. Anyone can help me? Please
 
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Well syrfnr if you get a BSOD often then that most likely is a hardware problem than a driver one. On the bright side at least you got that BSOD to prevent any more damage than it already has. Hopefully this helps
 

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CCC won't open!

I have followed the guide carefully, and after the reboot and then went to reinstall when i go to click on the CCC icon the vista loading blue circle comes up for a few seconds then disappears and nothing happens.

Thanks for the help in advanced. :)
 
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I have followed the guide carefully, and after the reboot and then went to reinstall when i go to click on the CCC icon the vista loading blue circle comes up for a few seconds then disappears and nothing happens.

Thanks for the help in advanced. :)
Make sure you have the correct driver version downloaded. x86 or x64. Unless it's a Vista/newer drivers issue.
 

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Make sure you have the correct driver version downloaded. x86 or x64. Unless it's a Vista/newer drivers issue.

It used to work fine (the CCC) but then when I opened a game it said that my drivers could be updated and could affect the game play if i left them. So I went on the ATI website and downloaded the AMD driver autodetect, it found the latest drive for my OS etc and i installed it. Now i'm at this point.

Thanks for the quick reply.
 
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What model video card is it? Are you using 32 or 64 bit Vista?
 
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Still no luck :( I have a slim case so technically a PC but can't get much inside :) I'm on the dell website and found a driver for the graphics card, so i'm currently downloading that now.
Downloaded and seems that I have been using a too new version which it didn't like but i don't know. The problem now is that as soon as I open CCC it comes up with the "Host Application has stopped working" error message.
 

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I've done it finally!!! :) I just deleted all the driver entries etc, restarted pc then installed new drivers, restarted again and now it works :D

Thanks for the advice.
 
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Can anyone help me?

I'm trying to fix this laptop equipped with E-450 APU with HD6320 as the gfx card, tried the methods above but am at a loss, I still get the error "Application Install: Install package failure" error.

attached is the error log (added .txt to the end to be able to upload) from the Catalyst Manager tool. :(

Thanks all!

EDIT: Managed to make it work, now only 1 component gives a failure, the drivers install fine but
Code:
AMD Drag and Drop Transcoding
Final Status:    Fail
Version of Item:    2.00.0000
Size:    1 Mbytes
That's the error I get, and even if I manually run the said *.msi installer, it looks for a network source. (but I have the installer on the OS drive).
 
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quick fix: share a folder and browse the the "shared" folder????
 
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quick fix: share a folder and browse the the "shared" folder????
Fixed it with microsoft msi installer fix or "Fix it!" program. It was due to some corrupt registry entries. Everything seems fine now. Thanks :D
 
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Hello

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On Section A, i cant seem to find ADM or Nvidia and i am unsure if i have it or not...

PLZ HELP!! :(:(
 
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Hello

(i just joined the site today so this question can get answered and i am aware this thread is over 1 year old)
On Section A, i cant seem to find ADM or Nvidia and i am unsure if i have it or not...

PLZ HELP!! :(:(
Hi!!

Download GPU-Z here: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2571/techpowerup-gpu-z-v0-8-6/

It will tell you what you have.

This thread is a bit outdated now. The easiest/best way to currently reinstall drivers is to uninstall through Windows Control Panel, then run DDU, which you can get here: http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
 

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Do you even need to uninstall drivers now if you are switching out a card?
 
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