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Old Feb 28, 2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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Common Problems and Fixes

downloadable version here

updated Feb 16 2006

DISCLAIMER: these are fixes that work for me, no guarantees they work for anyone else.
they are really more for omega drivers then ati (at least the file references), but the same problems will happen to regular ati users

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Originally Posted by redsolar
If you are having issues with video playback and gaming on Mobility IGP 320/320M, then take a look at this thread.
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If your trying to install ATI CCC
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Originally Posted by Spyre
The (0xc0000135) error is because you didnt install .NET (it tells you this on the download page and lots of other pages at ATI's site) ... .NET is available from windows update amongst other places
if you are still having problems you can try .NET 2.0 beta
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1. SmartGART/FastWrites not working (video card stays on AGP x1/AGP Off).
A:check for C:\windows\system32\atiprbxx.exe
it if isnt there copy it from Radeon Omega Drivers\vX.XX.XX\2KXP_INF\

B:reinstall your chipset drivers then install the video drivers
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2. Missing Advanced 3D tab in Advanced Settings
radlinker isnt installed properly, try reinstalling it
you can try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to remove radlinker if your having troubles installing it
http://support.microsoft.com/default...-us;290301#kb2
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3. "INF Failure, can not find video driver."
the device ID for your video card is missing
two things to do (try A first then also B)

A:find your device ID, easy way is have drivers installed start regedit goto
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
look under one of the 000? keys for the value called MatchingDeviceId
it'll show something like
pci\ven_1002&dev_1234
1234 is the number you want.
if you have dual setup then also get the one for your secondary device, its under one of the other keys called 000? (check the value called DriverDesc to figure out which is which)
now open install.ini and add
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,0x1234,0x1235
to the end of each R6= line
(C:\program files\Radeon Omega Drivers\vX.XX.XX\install.ini)

B:grab the newest ati drivers and hope they support your card
then open (default folder for just the driverset)
C:\ATI\support\wxp-w2k-?-??-???????-???????\2KXP_INF\CX_?????.inf
look under [ATI.Mfg] for your card (these are examples)
"RADEON Xnothing Series" = ati2mtag_R999, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1234
"RADEON Xnothing Series - Secondary " = ati2mtag_R999, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_1235
copy those two lines then open Radeon Omega Drivers\vX.XX.XX\2KXP_INF\CX2K_RAD_OMEGA.inf
paste the two lines under
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[ATI.Mfg]
next copy R999 from the info for your card, then skip past all the other cards and search for R999
it'll show you a section looking like this
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[ati2mtag_R999]
CopyFiles=ati2mtag.Miniport, ati2mtag.Display, ati2mtag.Desktop, ati2mtag.OpenGL, Uninstall.CopyFiles;, DVCR.CopyCodec
AddReg=Uninstall.AddReg
UninstallFiles=ati2mtag.Desktop, Uninstall.CopyFiles
UninstallReg=Uninstall.AddReg, ati2mtag_SoftwareDesktopSettings
CleanFiles=ati2mtag.Miniport, ati2mtag.Display, ati2mtag.OpenGL
CleanReg=ati2mtag_SoftwareDeviceSettings, ati2mtag_R999_SoftwareDeviceSettings, atioglxx_OpenGLSoftwareSettings, ati2mtag_Desktop_SoftwareDeviceSettings, ati2mtag_LargeDesktopSettings
CleanService=ati2mtag_RemoveService
you have to copy/paste that into the omega inf, just stick it under the other ones (that look like it).

now we get to go searching for r999 again and we'll get another something like this
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[ati2mtag_R999.Services]
AddService = ati2mtag, 0x00000002, ati2mtag_Service_Inst
do the same as before (copy/paste)

now we search again and find. another something like this:
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[ati2mtag_R999.SoftwareSettings]
AddReg = ati2mtag_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = ati2mtag_R999_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = ati2mtag_Desktop_SoftwareDeviceSettings
AddReg = atioglxx_OpenGLSoftwareSettings
DelReg = ati2mtag_RemoveDeviceSettings
AddReg = ati2mtag_LargeDesktopSettings
AddReg = ati2mtag_SoftwareDesktopSettings
again copy/paste.

another time, but im not including most of it as theres a lot.
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[ati2mtag_R999_SoftwareDeviceSettings]
HKR,, DisableLCD, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, DisableIDCT, %REG_DWORD%, 0
then all the way near the bottom one more section to copy/paste
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[ati2mtag_R999.GeneralConfigData]
MaximumDeviceMemoryConfiguration=4096
your all done, if you feel it's too unclear let me know.
ps. if your video drivers arent installed you can use SIV to find out the chiptype (it also supplies information about your system, try the machine button)
http://siv.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/ (i dont think it'll work too good with brand new cards)
you can try updating the picdevs.txt from here
http://members.datafast.net.au/dft0802/downloads.htm
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4. Ugly 640x480 16 colour display after install/reboot of driver install
reboot again into safe mode goto control panel>system>hardware>device manager>display adapters>remove your adapters
then run driver cleaner and remove ati drivers, reboot cancel any add new hardware prompts then install drivers again
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5. "Setup was unable to complete the installation. Try to setup your display adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup"
goto control panel>system>hardware>device manager>display adapters>rightclick on your adapter>goto update driver>install from a list...>
dont search i will choose>pick standard display adapter>install it then reboot and try again>try step 4 if that doesnt help you
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6. I cant use XXXX resolution
goto display>settings>advanced>monitor>uncheck hide modes that this monitor cannot support>press ok>then get refreshfix
http://www.radeon2.ru/refreshfix_eng.html
(newest version at the bottom)
start refreshfix>after you reboot run refreshfix again
now you can set any custom refreshrates or add custom resolutions (needs another reboot)
see Game/Misc section #1 (below) if you have problems with directx games complaining about unsupported res
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7. if you have white/red dots in games (white=memory artifacts and red=core)
could be a few things
overheating
bad driver install
faulty pipelines (maybe extra pipelines were enabled with softmod?)
bad windows install?
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8. if you get this error on windows XP SP2 when trying to install drivers
Setup failed to launch installation engine:
The RPC server is unavailable.
goto start>run>type in services.msc>goto DCOM Server Process Launcher>set it to automatic
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9. if you get these errors while starting the driver setup
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Error Number:0x80040707
Discription:
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ISLAYER.DLL not loaded into memory
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Error Number:0x80040702
Description:Failed to load dll: ISLAYER
Setup will now terminate.
quickfix: goto start>run>type in cmd then copy/paste these two lines
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cd /d %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
mkdir desktop
if you still get the error see here
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10. add newer cats into omega drivers (using cat 5.2 and omega 2.6.05a)
this assumes you have ati catalyst v5.2 and radeon omega drivers v2.6.05a setup files extracted
and you have moved the folders wxp-w2k-8-10-050119a-020581c and v2.6.05a to X:\vidtemp (it doesnt matter where you have the folders i'm just using X:\vidtemp for consistency)
you can find wxp-w2k-8-10-050119a-020581c in C:\ATI\SUPPORT and v2.6.05a in C:\Program Files\Radeon Omega Drivers (default install folders)

you can use Beyond Compare 2 to compare the differences between later driver ini files (30 day shareware)

goto start>run>type cmd>type
cd /d X:\vidtemp\wxp-w2k-8-10-050119a-020581c\2KXP_INF\B_20640
type
expand -r *
this will uncompress all the .??_ files
(theres also files compressed in data1.cab and data2.cab but you can ignore those, i dont think i would be allowed to mention the tool needed anyways)

now move all the files into X:\vidtemp\v2.6.05a\2KXP_INF (replace all the files)
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for those with x8?0 pcie video cards open X:\vidtemp\v2.6.05a\INSTALL.INI
turn off wordwrap and go all the way over to the right then add
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,0x5D4F,0x5D52,0x5D4D,0x5D6D,0x5D6F,0x5D72,0x554F, 0x554D,0x556D,0x556F
to the end of each line (if this doesnt work then see .3 B)
they will probably work if you installed them now but lets also update the ini so it reflects our changes

open X:\vidtemp\v2.6.05a\2KXP_INF\FW-On\CX2K_RAD_OMEGA.inf in your txt editor (i'm using the FW-On one for the examples but the same with work with FW-Off {Fastwrites})
first off goto edit>find and replace
for find put
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Omega 2.6.05a
for replace put
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Omega 2.6.052 (thats just vanity put whatever you want)
first line change
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DriverVer=11/30/2004, 6.14.10.6505
to
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DriverVer=01/19/2005, 6.14.10.6512
next ati added a new file with these cats
[ati2mtag.Miniport] <--- where to add it under
ati2mtag.sys <--- the filename already there
ati2erec.dll <--- the file name to add
the second part
goto
[ati2mtag_EventLog_AddReg]
change
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HKR,,EventMessageFile,0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\Sys tem32\IoLogMsg.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\a ti2mtag.sys"
to
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HKR,,EventMessageFile,0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\Sys tem32\IoLogMsg.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\a ti2erec.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ati2mtag .sys"
then add these two lines to the bottom of the [ati2mtag_EventLog_AddReg] section
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HKR,, CategoryMessageFile, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ati2erec.dll"
HKR,, CategoryCount, 0x00010001, 63
now goto [Uninstall.AddReg] and change
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HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Un install\ATI Display Driver",DisplayVersion,,"8.09-041221m-020455C-ATI-OMEGA"
to
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HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Un install\ATI Display Driver",DisplayVersion,,"8.10-050119a-020581C-ATI-OMEGA"
now goto [ati2mtag_SoftwareDeviceSettings] and change
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HKLM,"Software\ATI Technologies\CBT",ReleaseVersion,,"8.09-041221m-020455C-ATI-OMEGA"
HKR,, ReleaseVersion,,"8.09-041221m-020455C-ATI"
HKR,, BuildNumber,,"20455"
to
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HKLM,"Software\ATI Technologies\CBT",ReleaseVersion,,"8.10-050119a-020581C-ATI-OMEGA"
HKR,, ReleaseVersion,,"8.10-050119a-020581C-ATI"
HKR,, BuildNumber,,"20581"
also change
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HKR,, Catalyst_Version, "Omega 5.1"
might not want to change it to 5.2 for when omega's come out, i put 5.2ish

next goto [ati2mtag_RemoveDeviceSettings] and add
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HKR,, GCOOPTION_ExtTMDSMaxTMDSClockSpeed
HKR,, GCORULE_ExtTMDSReduceBlankTiming
HKR,, DALRULE_ONEDISPLAYBOOTDEFAULT
HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atierecord ",eRecordEnable
HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atierecord ",eRecordEnablePopups
save the file and goto X:\vidtemp\v2.6.05a\2KXP_INF\FW-On move your inf to X:\vidtemp\v2.6.05a\2KXP_INF (replacing orginal omega inf)
install and check file versions
http://www.drivercleaner.net/tools.htm (DH ATI File Version)

if you need help figuring out how to do this with future versions then send me a pm

if theres any i missed and you want to add then i'll quote them here
if you need help pm or email me

it seems i can only post 15000 bytes in a message so for anything else i'm going to link to my next message in this thread
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/showthre...532#post562532

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im gonna use this message (as it's my next one) for adding more
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11. remove extra lang files from system32 folder
put this into a bat file and run it
it's made for english but you can change it to your lang by removing the lines with the lang you use
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cd /d %SystemRoot%\system32
del atfchtxx.hlx
del atfchsxx.hlx
del atfaraxx.hlx
del atfcsyxx.hlx
del atfdanxx.hlx
del atfdeuxx.hlx
del atfellxx.hlx
del atfespxx.hlx
del atffinxx.hlx
del atffraxx.hlx
del atfhebxx.hlx
del atfhunxx.hlx
del atfitaxx.hlx
del atfjpnxx.hlx
del atfkorxx.hlx
del atfnldxx.hlx
del atfnorxx.hlx
del atfplkxx.hlx
del atfptbxx.hlx
del atfrusxx.hlx
del atfsvexx.hlx
del atfthaxx.hlx
del atftrkxx.hlx
del atmaraxx.cnt
del atmaraxx.hlx
del atmchsxx.cnt
del atmchsxx.hlx
del atmchtxx.cnt
del atmchtxx.hlx
del atmcsyxx.cnt
del atmcsyxx.hlx
del atmdanxx.cnt
del atmdanxx.hlx
del atmdeuxx.cnt
del atmdeuxx.hlx
del atmellxx.cnt
del atmellxx.hlx
del atmespxx.cnt
del atmespxx.hlx
del atmfinxx.cnt
del atmfinxx.hlx
del atmfraxx.cnt
del atmfraxx.hlx
del atmhebxx.cnt
del atmhebxx.hlx
del atmhunxx.cnt
del atmhunxx.hlx
del atmitaxx.cnt
del atmitaxx.hlx
del atmjpnxx.cnt
del atmjpnxx.hlx
del atmkorxx.cnt
del atmkorxx.hlx
del atmnldxx.cnt
del atmnldxx.hlx
del atmnorxx.cnt
del atmnorxx.hlx
del atmplkxx.cnt
del atmplkxx.hlx
del atmptbxx.cnt
del atmptbxx.hlx
del atmrusxx.cnt
del atmrusxx.hlx
del atmsvexx.cnt
del atmsvexx.hlx
del atmthaxx.cnt
del atmthaxx.hlx
del atmtrkxx.cnt
del atmtrkxx.hlx
del atricdxx.dft
del atriprxx.dft
del atrpuixx.ara
del atrpuixx.chs
del atrpuixx.cht
del atrpuixx.csy
del atrpuixx.dan
del atrpuixx.deu
del atrpuixx.ell
del atrpuixx.esp
del atrpuixx.fin
del atrpuixx.fra
del atrpuixx.heb
del atrpuixx.hun
del atrpuixx.ita
del atrpuixx.jpn
del atrpuixx.kor
del atrpuixx.nld
del atrpuixx.nor
del atrpuixx.plk
del atrpuixx.ptb
del atrpuixx.rus
del atrpuixx.sve
del atrpuixx.tha
del atrpuixx.trk
del attaraxx.hlx
del attchsxx.hlx
del attchtxx.hlx
del attcsyxx.hlx
del attdanxx.hlx
del attdeuxx.hlx
del attellxx.hlx
del attespxx.hlx
del attfinxx.hlx
del attfraxx.hlx
del atthebxx.hlx
del atthunxx.hlx
del attitaxx.hlx
del attjpnxx.hlx
del attkorxx.hlx
del attnldxx.hlx
del attnorxx.hlx
del attplkxx.hlx
del attptbxx.hlx
del attrusxx.hlx
del attsvexx.hlx
del attthaxx.hlx
del atttrkxx.hlx
pause
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12. remove extra startup programs from omega infs (it should work with others, but i have only tried official ATI and NGO's)
none of these programs need to be running, but if you use the ati hotkeys then dont expect them to work
open C:\program files\Radeon Omega Drivers\vX.XX.X\2KXP_INF\CX2K_RAD_OMEGA.inf (a backup might come in handy)

remove ALL of this, including the [???]
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[ati2mtag_EventLog_Inst]
AddReg = ati2mtag_EventLog_AddReg

[ati2mtag_EventLog_AddReg](this one might look a bit different then yours just be sure to remove the whole section)
HKR,,EventMessageFile,0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\Sys tem32\IoLogMsg.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\a ti2erec.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ati2mtag .sys"
HKR,,TypesSupported,0x00010001,7
HKR,, CategoryMessageFile, 0x00020000, "%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ati2erec.dll"
HKR,, CategoryCount, 0x00010001, 63

[Ati2evxx_Generic_Service_Inst]
ServiceType = 0x110
StartType = 2
ErrorControl = 1
ServiceBinary = %11%\Ati2evxx.exe
LoadOrderGroup = Event log

[Ati2evxx_EventLog_Inst]
AddReg=Ati2evxx_EventLog_AddReg

[Ati2evxx_EventLog_AddReg]
HKR,,EventMessageFile,0x00020000,"%11%\Ati2evxx.ex e"
HKR,,TypesSupported,0x00010001,7

HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",DLL Name,,"Ati2evxx.dll"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Asy nchronous, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Imp ersonate, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Loc k,,"AtiLockEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Log off,,"AtiLogoffEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Log on,,"AtiLogonEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Dis connect,,"AtiDisConnectEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Rec onnect,, "AtiReConnectEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Saf e, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Shu tdown,, "AtiShutdownEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Sta rtScreenSaver,, "AtiStartScreenSaverEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Sta rtShell,,"AtiStartShellEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Sta rtup,,"AtiStartupEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Sto pScreenSaver,,"AtiStopScreenSaverEvent"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent",Unl ock,,"AtiUnLockEvent"

HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ru n",AtiPTA,,"atiptaxx.exe"

HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\AtiExtEvent" (two copies of this)
for these next lines dont remove the stuff in [], just the lines below them(there could be doubles)
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[ati2mtag.Display]
Ati2mdxx.exe
ati2evxx.exe
ati2evxx.dll
ati2edxx.dll (ATI External Device Utility, i dont need it)

[ati2mtag.Desktop]
atiphexx.exe
Atiiprxx.exe

[SourceDisksFiles]
ati2evxx.dll=1
ati2evxx.exe=1
ati2mdxx.exe=1
atiphexx.exe=1
and last find every instance of
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AddService = Ati HotKey Poller,, Ati2evxx_Generic_Service_Inst, Ati2evxx_EventLog_Inst
and
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HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ru n",ATIModeChange,,"Ati2mdxx.exe"
then remove them (you can just remove the two for your card if you dont wish to remove them all)
save the file and install as usual

i recommend you use driver cleaner to remove your drivers first so the extra files wont be hanging around your windows folder.
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13. you have VIVO or a T.V. tuner card and one or two unknown devices are found after installing display drivers
those are for your video in/video out, you need to install WDM drivers (the usual way is to install WDM drivers before display drivers)
if it still shows up as an unknown device (or two) then you can try manually updating the drivers.
goto control panel>system>hardware>device manager>other devices>right click on one of them and goto update driver>install from a list or ....>dont search i will choose>show all devices>have disk>then browse to your ati wdm\winxp (depending on your OS)
default is C:\ATI\SUPPORT\tv-capture-wdm-XXXXXXXXXXX\
then do the same for the next one and reboot
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14. I need an older version of omega drivers
goto omega's website
http://www.omegadrivers.net
click ati radeon at the top then archive near the top
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15. installing drivers from device manager in windows 64 gives this error:
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The system cannot find the file specified
start regedit 64bit (check taskmanager to be sure)
goto
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion]
create a new key called
RunOnce
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16. windows x64 and unknown devices with catalyst 5.5 and up.
the pci ids changed for vivo/aiw.
add these lines to the [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64] section in C:\windows\inf\atixpwdm.inf
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%MVDCodec.DeviceDesc%=MVDCodec.Device,DISPLAY\NTat ivmd40
%ativpdxx.DeviceDesc%=ativpdxx.Device,DISPLAY\NTat ivpd40
%ativpdxx.DeviceDesc%=ativraxx.Device,DISPLAY\NTat ivra40
%ativpdxx.DeviceDesc%=ativrvxx.Device,DISPLAY\NTat ivrv40
%ATITUNEP.DeviceDesc%=ATITUNEP.Device,DISPLAY\NTat ivtu40
%ATIXSAudio.DeviceDesc%=ATIXSAudio.Device,DISPLAY\ NTativxs40
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17. installing catalyst on windows x64 gives you this error mesage
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fail to set the install registry key
download supershell
http://p-nand-q.com/download/supershell.html
start it and type in regedit
goto HKLM\SOFTWARE and delete the whole "ATI Technologies" key
reboot and reinstall the drivers.
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18. how to uninstall ati drivers (does not include setup files see below).
goto start>run>type in devmgmt.msc>expand display adapters> uninstall your video card.
then reboot into safe mode (press f8 after your bios screen, but before the windows logo shows up). run drivercleaner, remove all the ati entries but the IGP ones. then goto ?:\windows\inf and look for oem?.inf and oem?.pnf files.
when you install new drivers with infs not in the inf folder then windows will make a copy of the inf renamed to oem?.inf, some of these infs will be for ati drivers there will also be some for other drivers so you shouldnt delete them unless you know you have the drivers elsewhere. move them somewhere else and reboot and your done.

for setup files you can usually remove them in add/remove programs.
for the ones you cant remove you can delete the registry key for it at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Uninstall
for the actual setup files heres the defaults for some of them.
ati stores setup files at C:\ATI\support
omegas are in C:\Program Files\Radeon Omega Drivers
DH zer0point are at C:\Program Files\DHzer0point Drivers\ATI
and NGO's are at C:\Program Files\NGO ATI Optimized Driver v?
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19. installing catalyst on windows x64 gives you this error mesage (and smartgart isnt running after reboot)
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(titlebar) thunk.exe
INF file is missing
i used filemon to monitor the install and found thunk.exe was trying to run system32\ati2saag.exe, so i extracted data1.cab in the driver folder (using i6comp x data1.cab).
then copied ati2saag.exe to the system32 folder and problem fixed.
copying the one in syswow64 to system32 also seems to work.

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1. HL2 CSS says it doesnt support my display settings
goto start>run>type in dxdiag>goto more help>override value>set it to the max refresh you use (or anything higher)
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http://www.georgebreese.com/net/software/#PCI
"PCI Latency" patch for VIA chipsets
http://www.georgebreese.com/net/software/#INT
Memory interleave enabler for VIA chipsets
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http://www.georgebreese.com/net/software/#CREATIVE

i also use LtcyCfg2 to set my audigy2's latency to 64
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=951
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updates for windows>directx\dotNET framework(if you use CCC, i like v2.0beta your choice)>chipset drivers>WDM drivers (if used)>display drivers>anything else
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start>run>type in regedit>goto
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}\XXXX\Settings
look for
DisableAGPWrite
ForceAGPFastWriteON
to enable put DisableAGPWrite to 0 and ForceAGPFastWriteON to 1
to disable do the opposite
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start>run>type in smartgart
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http://www.pagehosting.co.uk/rf/
run reforce>click auto populate
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run reforce and choose restore orginal settings apply and start game (as long as you used refreshfix to set your refesh rate)
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goto start>run>type in regedit>goto
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\NonEnum
delete the DWORD called
{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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unreal doesnt like the cpu speed changing so set it to max (or disable C&C) before playing
you can use rightmark cpuclock to temporarily disable it
http://cpu.rightmark.org/download.shtml
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open firefox\chrome\toolkit.jar, make a backup first (jars are renamed zips)
open content\mozapps\xpinstall\xpinstallConfirm.js in text editor
change this
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this._installCountdownInterval = setInterval("XPInstallConfirm.okButtonCountdown()" , 1000);
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this._installCountdownInterval = setInterval("XPInstallConfirm.okButtonCountdown()" , 0);
save the file and replace it with the one in the jar
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12. game runs fine when you stand still, stutters when you move and fps is stable.
enable vertical sync and/or triple buffering.
for vsync you can enable it in your display settings.
triple buffering is usually a per game setting so check your game configs.
for directx games you can force triple buffering (see #.16 above).
this one got to be too big also, next message
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No need to thank. Thank YOU , it's a great collection of various fixes in one place.
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oh alright then

btw we have the same case, it's a nice one for arranging cords no?

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you must have a version of ms .net installed
run dxtweaker
the left side will show a list of your games
the right side shows the plugins/options

im going to use swat 4 as an example
rightclick in the left box, choose new, in the right side click on the ... next to path
browse to your swat 4 folder, then goto content>system and choose swat4.exe
now before you do any tweaks, click the checkbox next to active (top right corner)
and double click on the swat 4 icon in the rightside, hopefully the game will start
if it does work then exit, if not then you can try uninstalling your current version of .net and install .net 2.0 beta 2

now you can try some tweaks
to enable plugins check the box and change the settings then start the game (if the active box isnt checked then the tweaks wont be applyed)
for SSAA (Super Sampling AA)
you dont need to change any of the settings
for triple buffer
check present changer and put 2 in the count box
also maybe of interest
Force Shader PP
This plug-in changes the shader-code sent to the graphics hardware to make use of speed-enhancements through reduced precision for all pixelshader calculations.
Force Shader FP
This plug-in changes the shader-code sent to the graphics hardware to make use only of DX9-full precision (depending on your graphics hardware FP24 or FP32) for all pixelshader calculations.

if you want to use dxtweaker with steam games then you must set the path to steam.exe
then in arguments add
-applaunch 240

Counter-Strike Source - 240
Half-Life 2 - 220
Source Dedicated Server - 205
Half-Life Source - 280
Day of Defeat Source - 300
Half-Life Dedicated Server - 5
Counter-Strike 1.6 - 10
Team Fortress Classic - 20
Day of Defeat - 30
Deathmatch Classic - 40
Opposing Force - 50
Ricochet - 60
Half-Life - 70
Condition Zero - 80
Codename Gordon - 92
Condition Zero Deleted Scenes - 100

thats it, if you havent been to dxtweakers website then it has a list of what most plugins do
http://www.nonatainment.de/portal/De...dex=7&tabid=19
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goto tools & options>osd>uncheck enable onscreen display

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Thanks man,great...
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oh alright then

btw we have the same case, it's a nice one for arranging cords no?
Yes, it's a great case. I love it, esecially with the amount of stuff I have in it. All wires in plastic casing, wrapped, but it's off topic
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one thing that can help if you are having issues with ATi drivers...
1- when freezes.
2-when u get the bsod (blue death)
3- any game or video... crash or restart windows.. atidvag....etc...
the problem maybe is ur memory card and not the AtI drivers, give a check >:]
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can you explain this part?



"12. game runs fine when you stand still, stutters when you move and fps is stable.
enable vertical sync and/or triple buffering.
for vsync you can enable it in your display settings.
triple buffering is usually a per game setting so check your game configs.
for directx games you can force triple buffering (see #.16 above)."


The triple buffering part.. How do i force this on? I read #16 at the top but i do not understand it. I wont to force it for bf2. Can you explain how you force it on?

And i have the omega drivers by the way..thanks for any help this has been bugging me for a long time
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sorry just got back from fishing

you can use ati tray tools or dxtweaker to force triple buffering
for ATT you need to make a game profile then goto the additional tab for it
for dxtweaker see #13

thanks for pointing that out guess i'd better correct it
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dont wont to bug you but i used ati tray tools to force triple buffering in bf2..

My fps jumped from 42 to 75 but when I load another map (different map with out exiting out of bf2) my fps drops to 30-50s. Do you know the reason for this? I am guessing its wasiting resources or something which is making my graphics card work harder when it doesnt need to.. but i dont know

ill try the other option u posted see if it stops this issue
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could just be bf2
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only game i have on my computer right now (had to get rid of my old games to just install it lol)... to bad it does that.. oooh well

thanks for the help

i posted how do you enable triple buffering in d3d games and everyone told me there was no way..lol
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sorry to buy you again but what is this


"you must have a version of ms .net installed"



were can i download this?


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lol sorry again .. ill try to stop posting

I did what you said and I just have one more question never mind what i posted above.. I am wondering if there is a way to use this tweak and have it load with my settings just by hitting the bf2 shortcut or do i always have to go into the tweak and run it that way?
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i dont mind answering your questions
i dont think dxtweaker allows you to make a shortcut to run, but i know ATT does.
when your in the manage profiles window theres a button that says create desktop shortcut.
you can get .net by searching google or goto the ms download page.
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hey is there any other ways to force tb? I used the dxtweaker and it worked better then att but after about 30 minutes of play good old pb told me i was hacking and shut me off


So never got to us it really..


if there isnt any other way... is there some way to make vsync not kill my fps? Should i buy a monitor with 200 refresh rate or something?do you know of any?


I dont know what to do about vsync and my fps....

with vsync my fps caps at about 42 then drops often 30-20s...

with it off I get 60-83

triple buffering using att works for a round then craps out for some reason next round lower then with it off


I never had issues with vsync before..there has got to be a work around right?
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ATI Tray Tools , in Game Profiles
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"hey is there any other ways to force tb?"
i only know those two ways (att or dxtweaker).

"is there some way to make vsync not kill my fps? Should i buy a monitor with 200 refresh rate or something?do you know of any?"
well you said with it off you get 60-83 so getting a monitor with 200 is overkill.
att can render a 3d window (its under hardware>overclocking settings), you can use that to see the max fps you get with vsync on/off. try going to start>run>type in dxdiag>more help>override>then put the max rr your going to use, other than that have you used a program to force a rr or did you just change it through the control panel?

"triple buffering using att works for a round then craps out for some reason next round lower then with it off"
you should test using different games and find out if its bf2 thats doing that or just d3d games.
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What you mean? My highest refresh rate my screen can handle is 85

Its just that with it off my fps is 60-80s and never drops... but with it on its 20-30-42-85 it jumps all over the place and its just very laggy.. I tryed lowering my settings, but I did not buy a X800xt to play with low settings in the first place you know?

Dont know what to do... I even read up about oc, and was able to oc my card to pe speeds after breaking my first x800xt

Do i need to go buy something better then a x800xt? Why does vsync effect fps so much


Has to be a way around this..right?

I would test it with different games but like I said bf2 is the only game i have room to install... Ill go download the FEAR demo or something and try that

really been bugging me and I dont know what to do... is my x800xt already getting outdated? Already spent a lot of money on my (first) computer but seems I didnt buy the right stuff i guess
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i have no idea why vsync is making such a big difference
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dam

this is the only question i really had and I posted it all over the web as much as i could and no one gives a answer.... might just sell my computer now and buy dual 7800 or whatever ... i dont know


cant stand screen tearing but I cant stand 20 fps or low settings

well thanks for some help guess there is no way to fix it.. starting to not like computers
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Hey i figured it out.. but now i have another question.. its easy but not for me

I have a dell xps 3 system and i wont to upgrade the cooling, but the problem is I need 3/4 pin connectors to connect the fans to. (this is what it says) i have not purchased it yet)

Do i have them? how can I tell if i do or dont? if i dont is there a way to get them?


Im asking were is the plug for it and what it look like?

I dont see anything for it on my motherboard...

computers are confusing
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never heard of a 3/4 pin connector its probably a 3 pin or a molex

the smaller one is a 3 pin the bigger is a molex. molex connections are on your psu lines.
3 pins are on your mb heres some pics of them:
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Ok I looked as best I could see... I even removed some stuff to get a better look



All I saw was 3 metal sticks (donít know what they are called, but they stick out)



Then another one thatís the same thing but with 4 instead of 3



Can that big connector connect to the one with 4 pins or not? In that pic you should me of the fan.



The fans I have on now they have 5 pins and the connector is very small





Sorry my post doesnít make much sense but I donít know what they are so itís hard to type about it



And is there a way to add on connectors if i dont have them?





Edit


Fans i have now are connected to a 5 pin connector but they only have 4 pins


On my cd/dvd drive there are 2-4 pin connectors/ can you use those?

lol i have no idea

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do you know the model # of your motherboard or the model # of your dell?
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