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  • Hey MIcrosoft im just wondering if i can recover my ati radeon x1600 cause one time i buyed my computer at the dumoulin store and they preinstalled a bunch of things that bugs the computer and my games so i downgraded (intelligent of me)to xp then reinstalled to vista and today i went to check how to recover it and he said that i have a sort of protected softwares thats if i reinstall my computer i could get my drivers back but in xp he said that i probably erased it he said that i could go to the acer site something like that and told me to get my drivers back from there now i have vista and i buy medal of honor:airborne and my ati radeon x1100 isnt supported can you help me recover my x1600 cause when i download from the amd site it only gives me the ati radeon x200 (wddm)

    thx in advance

    BlatheredBlood
    Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:10 PM

Answers

  • Seeing as HP hasn't seen fit to post an updated driver since 2007.....
    Your best bet is to download the latest ATI display driver from here.  Save it to your desktop.
    Uninstall the current ATI drivers:  first, open add/remove programs (control panel > programs > uninstall a program.)  Look for the ATI software there.  If it's listed, select it > uninstall. 
    If it's not listed, open Device Manager > right-click the display adapter > uninstall.
    For either route, reboot when the uninstall is complete.
    On reboot, the Found New Hardware wizard will start - watch your system tray for it.  When it pops up, click the little pop-up (tooltip), and stop the installation.
    Double-click the driver installer that you prevoiusly downloaded, and install the new driver.  Reboot when complete.
    Should now be good.

    HTH,

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 5:29 AM

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  • these are my computer infoSurpriseS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
    Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    Other OS Description  Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name BloodBlath-PC
    System Manufacturer Compaq-Presario
    System Model RK549AA-ABA SR2170NX
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 2992 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.04, 11/30/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    User Name BloodBlath-PC\BloodBlath
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Total Physical Memory 766.69 MB
    Available Physical Memory 127.37 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 1.76 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.02 GB
    Page File Space 1.04 GB
    Page File C:\pag
    Drive D:
    Description CD-ROM Drive
    Media Loaded Yes
    Media Type UNKNOWN
    Name LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S ATA Device
    Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
    Status OK
    Transfer Rate -1.00 kbytes/sec
    SCSI Target ID 0
    PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMLITE-ON_DVDRW_SHM-165H6S________________HP16____\5&1800DCAB&0&0.0.0
    Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.0.6000.16386, 65.50 KB (67,072 bytes), 11/2/2006 4:51 AM)Name High Definition Audio Device
    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Status OK
    PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_103C2A4F&REV_1000\4&3CAC549&0&0301
    Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.0.5840.16387, 230.00 KB (235,520 bytes), 11/2/2006 6:25 AM)
    Name RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A61&SUBSYS_2A4F103C&REV_00\4&559D9A&0&2808
    Adapter Type Not Available, ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
    Adapter Description RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    Adapter RAM Not Available
    Installed Drivers atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.dll,atitmmxx.dll
    Driver Version Not Available
    INF File atiilhag.inf (ati2mtag_RC410 section)
    Color Planes Not Available
    Color Table Entries 4294967296
    Resolution 1280 x 1024 x 60 hertz
    Bits/Pixel 32
    Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF
    I/O Port 0x0000A800-0x0000A8FF
    Memory Address 0xFF4F0000-0xFF4FFFFF
    IRQ Channel IRQ 17
    I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys (7.1.1.523, 1.93 MB (2,028,032 bytes), 11/2/2006 6:25 AM)
    this is some of my importante info
     now help me plz

     

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:58 PM
  • Seeing as HP hasn't seen fit to post an updated driver since 2007.....
    Your best bet is to download the latest ATI display driver from here.  Save it to your desktop.
    Uninstall the current ATI drivers:  first, open add/remove programs (control panel > programs > uninstall a program.)  Look for the ATI software there.  If it's listed, select it > uninstall. 
    If it's not listed, open Device Manager > right-click the display adapter > uninstall.
    For either route, reboot when the uninstall is complete.
    On reboot, the Found New Hardware wizard will start - watch your system tray for it.  When it pops up, click the little pop-up (tooltip), and stop the installation.
    Double-click the driver installer that you prevoiusly downloaded, and install the new driver.  Reboot when complete.
    Should now be good.

    HTH,

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 5:29 AM
  • how do we stop the installation???

     

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 8:53 AM
  • After you reboot, you'll see a balloon tip pop-up from the system tray (the far right end of your taskbar) that says "Installing device driver.  Click here for status."  Click the balloon, and the New Hardware Wizard diaglog box will come up. 
    There will be a button in it that says "Stop installation."

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:35 PM
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    no there isnt theres just close...

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:37 PM
  • It (the system) might not have deleted the old drivers completely, and it's re-loading the drivers too quickly for you to stop it.
    Which path did you take to uninstall the drivers:  "Uninstall a program", or Device Manager?

    We might need to do a manual uninstall of the drivers.  Post back with how you tried to uninstall them, and I'll give you a walkthrough on how to get rid of the remnants by hand.

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 4:51 PM