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Mr. W: Followed your instructions for deleting old ATI's, but on your second reboot (after deleting ATI from regedit ... SOFTWARE), I find ati2evxx running again as a double-process, and in Device Manager, there is an ATI driver that is slightly newer than the (safe) old one I had been using. I thought Device Manager wouldn't have anything!

(The safe old driver I was using before the deletes was Driver Date 8/3/2010, Driver Version 8.762.0.0, which included ati2dvag.dll version 6.14.0010.7111 (English) dated 8/3/2010. Now, the self-installed driver from Device Manager is Driver Date 1/26/2011, Driver Version 8.821.0.0, which includes the same ati2dvag.dll. I am predicting this will trigger a BSOD.)

Note: I have NOT yet run the install for the latest ATI driver package 11.4.

Also, there is no longer an ATI entry in Add-Delete Programs.

So, is my Windows machine automatically re-installing ATI stuff on each reboot? If yes, what should I do?

Thanks!!

Could have come through on windows update. Disable win update, go to device manager and right click, uninstall your VGA cards and reboot. Install 11.4. It's all you can do mate in this situation. Good luck!
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Senor W: So far so good. Followed your advice above. On this last reboot, it tried to re-install drivers from ATI but asked me whether I wanted to continue (since the drivers are not Windows certified), so I was able to answer "Stop."

Now I have generic drivers and confirmed there are no ATI folders in C:\\ and no ATI thingy in Regedit ... Software.

So now I will install the download from ATI-AMD 11.4 and see what happens.

If this doesn't work and my PC goes dark, please mail me that Commodore 64.

Thanks.
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Hope it works for you now.
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Sir W:

OK - I'm running with ATI --
Device Manager: Driver Date 4/5/2011 and Driver Version 8.841.0.0
dxdiag: Main Driver ati2dvag.dll, Version 6.14.0010.7179 (English), Date: 4/5/2011 22:01:20

dxdiag tests successful.

My issue was BSOD after a few mins up to 24 hours if I updated the ATI drivers. Now that I've deleted the old drivers first per your helpful guide, let's see whether I get a BSOD over next 24 hours.

By the way, is Sheffield famous for having been badly bombed in WWII, or am I confusing it with Coventry? And wasn't there a "Sheffield" in the great SF book "The Stars My Destination" (aka "Tiger Tiger")?

Thanks.
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Sir W:

OK - I'm running with ATI --
Device Manager: Driver Date 4/5/2011 and Driver Version 8.841.0.0
dxdiag: Main Driver ati2dvag.dll, Version 6.14.0010.7179 (English), Date: 4/5/2011 22:01:20

dxdiag tests successful.

My issue was BSOD after a few mins up to 24 hours if I updated the ATI drivers. Now that I've deleted the old drivers first per your helpful guide, let's see whether I get a BSOD over next 24 hours.

By the way, is Sheffield famous for having been badly bombed in WWII, or am I confusing it with Coventry? And wasn't there a "Sheffield" in the great SF book "The Stars My Destination" (aka "Tiger Tiger")?

Thanks.
Yes sheffield was attacked by the Nazi's as all the weapons were made here. Well, London as well. I think Sheff got hit harder though. We are still finding bombs even today that did not go off. Found a massive bomb last week lol. Bomb squad removed it. It was burried in a old lady's front garden.

Here is Sheffield.






Sheffield during WWII
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thanks for this guide man.

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thanks for this guide man.

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Your welcome mate.
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Many others have repped me reporting my way has fixed bsod and CF issues!
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Hey Mr. W - So far it's working - a few days now. Fingers crossed. Thanks.

You might want to send a note to ATI-AMD - there's no reason why their update program couldn't automate what you're doing.
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Glad it worked out for you!
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