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well obviously, so what should I do? uninstall them pop in my windows install dvd and use that?

I really don't understand how this could be a problem, after I run the installer they are dated 5/24/11 obviously they're newer why would they have some backwards dependency on an older driver from another time
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basically if i use driver sweeper i got a lot of issue installing drivers from my experience, i useally unistall it with the ati software then reboot then install.
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I didnt try using driver sweeper until I went through the process about 5 or 6 times. thanx for reading!
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wow, I'm starting to think I'll seiriously have to reformat because of this. ***. so the installer fails and bsods my crap, breaks my drivers, then subsequently bsods me again when i uninstall it, and continues to break my drivers, then installs newer ones automatically that dont work and makes me reformat. that is complete rubbish, the worst part is I know it would be a waste of my time to contact the tech support of my video card manufacturer or the chip because well they would just say reformat ftw. Thanks a lot guys over at AMD for making installers that work.

on the bright side i'll finally have 11.5b working. seeya in like an hour.
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well obviously, so what should I do? uninstall them pop in my windows install dvd and use that?

I really don't understand how this could be a problem, after I run the installer they are dated 5/24/11 obviously they're newer why would they have some backwards dependency on an older driver from another time
There's a way to force it to use base drivers like when you go to safe mode. First where are you that you can see the date of the driver, in regular widows or safe mode? Wherever you are, in device manager, uninstall the hardware, and CHOOSE to delete the driver. This way, windows won'tkeep using the bad driver. AMD catalyst drivers can't be used w/o catalysts btw. Anyways, keep doing this until it loads the default drivers, dated 2006 by Microsoft or so.
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There's a way to force it to use base drivers like when you go to safe mode. First where are you that you can see the date of the driver, in regular widows or safe mode? Wherever you are, in device manager, uninstall the hardware, and CHOOSE to delete the driver. This way, windows won'tkeep using the bad driver. AMD catalyst drivers can't be used w/o catalysts btw. Anyways, keep doing this until it loads the default drivers, dated 2006 by Microsoft or so.
Cool I'll keep that in mind if I ever fudge up another catalyst install, but I just reformatted.

thx alot man.

BTW the drivers I was supposed to have say "VGA display device" or something along those lines as opposed to the bad ones which read "ATI 6800 Display Drivers". There was also recently a Windows Update version of the drivers released through windows update. I believe this to be the reason windows couldn't reload the VGA is because when it looked for most recent it sees the crap from windows update in april. I had tried deleting the april dated drivers and researching for updated and it kept on coming up with the april drivers. this install I opted to not install that update.
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could you possibly have accidentaly downloaded the 32bit version of the drivers instead of 64?(assuming you are using 64, if not, visa versa)

this may not be helpful at all, but hey, its worth a shot good luck
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could you possibly have accidentaly downloaded the 32bit version of the drivers instead of 64?(assuming you are using 64, if not, visa versa)

this may not be helpful at all, but hey, its worth a shot good luck
definitely not the problem.
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