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Well I have a crappy Radeon 9250 for my desktop and I have a problem with the drivers staying installed. Every time I restart the computer, they uninstall. And when I install them I have to restart again for them to apply. So every time I want to restart my computer I have to install the drivers before I cut it off so I won't have to restart a second time. Very annoying.

I have the newest drivers from the ATI website. I once tired a windows update and it screwed it up so bad I had to start the computer in VGA mode to even see anything and reinstall the regular drivers back.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Sounds to me like an OS reinstall is in order. Before you resort to said measures, try this:
Download driver cleaner pro
download some sort of registry cleaner, such as regsupreme pro
uninstall the drivers in the add/remove progs menu, and select ATI software uninstall utility
reboot into safe mode using F8 at startup
run DC Pro
run the reg cleaner
run DC Pro again
reboot and install the drivers.
I think that you may have screwed something up in a major way, so I would say to reinstall XP. You are probably nearing the same amount of time it would take anyway, after troubleshooting the drivers so long.
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Well I have 3 windows XP partitions...XP home, pro, and 2003 server. I have to do this on every partition so there is no way it can be a OS problem unless I'm extremely unlucky. I'll try a few of those suggestions tomorrow though and post how it went, I'm off to sleep now.
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I had this same problem with my Dell desktop as well *(it only has pci slots, so I filled it with the 9250)* I had no problems of this sort prior to the installation of the card.

1. I would not personally reccomend using driver cleaner, but simply download and use ATI's uninstall utility. After installing it, go to "Add/Remove Programs" and simply uninstall it. It will then remove everything ATI related from your drive(s) as well as from the registry.
2. Make sure that any onboard video controllers are disabled through the bios and also through Windows (after the above step, but before restarting)
3. Download and install the drivers and Catalyst from the original installation disc.
4. If the problem ceases to exist, then-and-only-then, upgrade to the newest version of Catalyst/drivers.
5. If the problem continues, it is more than likely an OS confliction with the install of the drivers.

The above steps worked for me, although every system is different and you just never know. I only figured I'd give my mind on the matter b/c I experienced the same problem, with the same card. GOOD LUCK!
    
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