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Ati technologies Folder empty, Driver issue with my 6870:(

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Hey guys

Alright, this is probably the most annoying problem i've faced lol. I have a 6870 card. A week ago I tried to update my graphic driver from 10.10 to 11.2. So uninstalled the driver (using driver sweeper in safe mode etc which was probably what cause the problem) and then i installed the new driver. Restarted the computer. But annoyingly it wasn't installed:S i dunno if thats the correct word for it but my Ati technologies folder in program files is empty. In device manager under display adapters it says "standard VGA Graphic adapter". So my graphic card is not detected.
There is no CCC installed.

Windows 7 64bit is my OS.

I have been going at this for like 3 days uninstalling and installing again, tried another 6870 from my friend, tried older drivers, tried another slot, but no hope. I made sure that I'm installing the 64 bit one. I tried restoring the deleted files due to driver sweeper. I've pretty much tried evrything. I just dont want to reinstall windows.

I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to computers so honestly any help would be greatly appreciated

also When i select custom install i only get 2 options to install which is very weird:

1) ATI Catalyst Install Manager
2) ATI Stream SDK v2

and nothing else.

Thank you
post #2 of 4
Make sure you installed the driver and not the CCC update.

Also when you install a driver pack the actual display drivers move to the Windows folder.
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By "Make sure you installed the driver and not the CCC update." do you mean the display driver under individual downloads?

Sorry could you guide me with "when you install a driver pack the actual display drivers move to the Windows folder." as I am not sure what you mean.

thank you:)
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Yes, make sure the pack explicitly mentions display driver.
Not sure if they've fixed it by now but the first download used to only be the CCC update, and did not contain a display driver.

#2, the installer places your video driver within the Windows folder automatically. You don't need to have a populated ATI folder in order to have a functional graphics card.

You could also always try updating the driver through Windows Update if you feel you're completely boned.
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