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Hey Guys,

I was running 11-4 and wanted to give 11-5 a try so I uninstalled 11-4 in windows, rebooted into safe mode, removed all the rest of the stuff using drive sweeper, rebooted and now when I try install any driver it says error view log file. In the log file it just says that the ATi driver install failed but CCC and all the other are fine.

By now I would have just reformatted my rig so I can get mining again but I cant find my Windows 7 disk so I have a problem

What should I do?

I have tried all the different drivers, hotfixes and beta versions I have on my PC

Thanks

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1, in ze future DON'T USE DRIVERSWEEPER.

2, Get on usenet and download a win7 iso.
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Okay thanks man,

I will not use driversweeper anymore and I have a 384kb/s line so there is no way that I will be able to download this this evening (will be done next week some time if im lucky )

Any other thoughts?
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You can try to unformat with a variety of tools. I'm not very good with oh sh!#t recovery software.
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Unformat?

I never formatted it because I wont be able to reinstall windows?
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post #6 of 16
LOLz, duh I read that wrong.

Ok you need to get the device manager to show the default driver for your card. Probably by now you've run windoze updates enough times to have MS annoying update your default drivers. This will cause problems when driversweeper does stupids and deletes drivers, hence your crash.

Go into your os, or safe mode if you're having issues, you should be able to boot from there and manually change the driver from ati and you should have the option to uninstall/delete the current driver. Reboot, repeat until it shows standard vga.

Once it boots to regular windows mode, you can install new amd drivers.
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Hi there,

I can get into regular windows fine, im typing this from it (just with real low res )

In device manager it has ATI Radeon 5800 Series with a little yellow triangle in the corner of the pic.

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When I right click and go properties I get this:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
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I got it to show standard vga but the driver wont install :/
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post #10 of 16
Go to windows update and install the driver for your 5870 from there. If it can't find the kind of card you have, the AMD Catalyst install manager will not install the updated driver that you seek.
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