How to reinstall ATI driver adapters

Emachines / W3400
August 2, 2009 at 00:35:46
Specs: Windows XP
I'm going to try to explain this the best I can; I'm no computer genius. :/ Obviously if I was I wouldn't be in this situation. ^-^

Okay so I previously uninstalled one of the ATI driver adapters so I could install a different video card. Unfortunately, I figured out a better card would just be the ATI HD4830 (which I have not bought yet). So now I want to reinstall the driver, but I do not have a clue how.

My 2nd monitor cannot be enabled. I have tried trouble shooting, & recovering the second driver. Unfortunately I do not know the model.

The only information I have found is that it is
a MSI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [ 1772ED ]
& that is not listed under the model in "Add New Hardware"

I did this when i uninstalled it--
look in DeviceManager - Display adapters - if anything other than some default VGA adapter is listed, RIGHT click on the entry, and Remove it, but in that case DO NOT reboot the computer before installing the proper software for the card. The video has to either be set to default VGA adapter, or in a "safe vga" mode which is what removing the entry does, when you install the drivers and software for the card."

or something like that >.<

If you have any advice, I'm more than willing to listen! I do NOT want to take any chances downloading Driver Robot (which is what others have told me to do).

Thank you!

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August 2, 2009 at 08:21:51
"Driver Robot"? Who the heck have you been talking to??

If you've been using the Xpress 200 onboard video & you want to install a Radeon video card, the 1st thing you should have done was install the old ATI drivers using Control Panel > Add or remove. Then reboot, go into the BIOS & disable the Xpress 200, set the shared memory amount to "none" & the "Initial Display 1st" setting to PCIe (not all systems will have these BIOS settings). Save the BIOS changes, then shutdown & install the card. Reboot & windows will auto-install generic drivers. Then pop in the drivers CD & install the new drivers or go to the ATI website & download the latest available Catayst drivers (version 9.7) for your new card. If you want to use the Catalyst Control Center, you'll need to install Microsoft .NET framework 1st.

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August 2, 2009 at 08:30:49
Comprehensive response by jam. He didn't describe how to re-install the drivers for the current graphics chip though.

You have two methods available. The first is probably the better. Go to the link below and download the complete driver package. While there read the detailed installation notes to learn how to use.

The second method would be to go to the eMachine site and get the original graphic drivers, which may be outdated.

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August 2, 2009 at 11:07:10
I have been talking to people on Yahoo, but I figured it was a scam. That's why I didn't download it.XD

Thank you so much for the help guys!

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August 2, 2009 at 15:37:22
"My 2nd monitor cannot be enabled."

Once you have installed the correct specific drivers correctly....

Usually the second display is not enabled by default, whether it's another monitor or a TV out connection.

You often can't turn it on anywhere but here:

RIGHT click on a blank area of your desktop screen, choose Properties (goes to Display Properties).
Choose Settings - RIGHT click on the display that is not enabled, enable it.

Once the second monitor has been enabled, you can change the mode the two monitors are in, in the Catalyst settings, if you so desire.

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