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Warning: Catalyst 7.99 Trashed Windows 98

Discussion in 'ATI' started by bagdad, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. bagdad

    bagdad Guest

    I tried to update from the Catalyst 7.90 to 7.99 on Windows 98 SE.
    7.90 worked. My CMOs and chip set drivers worked with 7.9.

    I installed 7.99. It went OK.

    I tried to boot. It hung while starting windows. It never got the
    graphic screen. It was still in DOS mode loading and I would see the
    DOS prompt. It was not a black screen, at least not on my machine.
    It don't look exactly like the black screen problem in the Ati
    knowledge data base.

    I tried again, and the same thing happened. I went into safe mode and
    rebotted to get into VGA mode. Windows would not start.

    I went again into safe mode and uninstalled all ATI software thru
    add/remove programs. That appeared to work.

    Then I booted again. The same thing happened. Even after
    uninstalling the Catalyst software, Windows would not start, except in
    safe mode. My system looks gone. I don't have a clue of what to
    change to try again.

    My record of some 10 years never having a trouble free installation of
    any ATI card continues. However, before, Windows always survived.
    bagdad, Apr 29, 2004
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  2. bagdad

    Dodgy Guest

    Catalyst 7.99? Eh? What time machine did you use to get that?

    I wouldn't blame ATI too much for things, their drivers have got a lot
    better recently, not that it sounds like you're using anything recent
    though. My 98 machine ate itself within 6 months and didn't even have
    a gaming video card with all the associated drivers.

    Dodgy, Apr 29, 2004
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  3. bagdad

    patrickp Guest

    Ati's uninstalls are not very effective. Download the
    cat-uninstaller.exe from
    http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/misc/catalystutils.html and run it.
    That'll clear the Ati stuff off your system much more effectively


    - take five to email me
    patrickp, Apr 29, 2004
  4. I thought it was (4.3) wme-catalyst-7-981-040127m-013420c?
    Danny Greaves, Apr 30, 2004
  5. bagdad

    Asestar Guest

    NO no .. that catalyst 7.991.xxx are catalyst 4.3 for winMe/98.

    Translating original post (to normal versions):
    Catalyst 4.3 trashed my windows 98. Upgraded from 4.2 to 4.3. and so on..
    Asestar, Apr 30, 2004
  6. Woops! I should have looked a little closer. I assumed I had 4.3 installed but
    your correct and i'm using 4.2.
    Danny Greaves, Apr 30, 2004
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