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I just did a complete removal of my old 8.12 drivers (they were crashing my computer when I overclocked & when I just started using my 2nd monitor). I booted into safe mode and removed everything ATI. I then rebooted, and installed them again, but I got a "You do not have Direct X 8, please install error". I installed DX9, rebooted, and tried again. Same error.

I then downloaded the entire suit (CCC suit & drivers), and tried installing them. Everything went fine (do DX8 error), until this point.

Also, please don't ask if I downloaded the right versions. This same error came up with the same exact file I used to previously install my drivers.



What do I do?
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Roll back to a previous version.
Try the 8.7 cats, don't do any cleaning. Then try the 8.12 cats.
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Roll back to a previous version.
Try the 8.7 cats, don't do any cleaning. Then try the 8.12 cats.
I need 8.7's for XP. 32 bit.

Edit Would here work (ATI dosen't have them)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ati_catalyst_xp/4424/

Edit2: Same error for 8.7's.
Edited by low strife - 12/24/08 at 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
I need 8.7's for XP. 32 bit.

Edit Would here work (ATI dosen't have them)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ati_catalyst_xp/4424/

Edit2: Same error for 8.7's.
Can you run the Cat uninstaller or does it error out?
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Have to you tried to download them separate,drivers,ccc, then install them one by one. I had that problem twice and I had to do it that way...
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Can you run the Cat uninstaller or does it error out?
Ran the Cat uninstaller without any problems, rebooted (still in safe mode this entire time), just tried installed 8.7's, same error as every other time.

I'm replacing my C:/ 80GB drive with a 250GB SATA drive I'm getting from my dad once he finishes moving everything off it. We both got one 640GB for christmas, I get one, he gets one. My current 80GB IDE is dying, so I'm planning to throw it out (or donate it, I don't care), and replace it with the 250, in the process reinstaling XP (it's been 5 months, and it's getting sluggish. Boot times are ~2 minutes after the BIOS finishes).

I was planning on reimaging next month sometime, after the holidays were over, but if I can't get the drivers to install...
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Ran the Cat uninstaller without any problems, rebooted (still in safe mode this entire time), just tried installed 8.7's, same error as every other time.

I'm replacing my C:/ 80GB drive with a 250GB SATA drive I'm getting from my dad once he finishes moving everything off it. We both got one 640GB for christmas, I get one, he gets one. My current 80GB IDE is dying, so I'm planning to throw it out (or donate it, I don't care), and replace it with the 250, in the process reinstaling XP (it's been 5 months, and it's getting sluggish. Boot times are ~2 minutes after the BIOS finishes).

I was planning on reimaging next month sometime, after the holidays were over, but if I can't get the drivers to install...
You can't install ATI drivers in safemode.
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You can't install ATI drivers in safemode.
.............................

I can't believe this........

*commence laughter at myself*












ANYHOW, I still need to reimage XP, so.... Yeah. I need to add a 250GB drive, and the 640, so while I'm at it, I'm just gona reimage.

Still, huge ****ing idiotic failure on my part.
Edited by low strife - 12/24/08 at 6:33pm
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