ATI screen appears on xp windows load

March 22, 2013 at 14:57:14
Specs: Windows XP
After system crash and partial restore, every time Windows would load a large "CIM" (as I recall, could have been CMI) Window opened. Contained two files, ATI and ATI Technologies. Had also updated several ATI drivers during restore process. Drove me crazy, searched and found some responses but none worked for me. This is what DID work, and pretty simple solution. Open program files (from my computer), should see the ATI folders. Simply drag the one called "ATI" into shared documents! Allow the "ATI Technologies" file to remain in program files. No more problems. > System older 2005 PowerSpec model 6341, Sempron 3100+ @ 1.79 GHz, 1.43RAM, Windows SP3. Hope this helps someone. Sincerely, Images (Rick)

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March 23, 2013 at 06:53:10
What you should have done was uninstall ALL ATI drivers, then download & reinstall the latest drivers available from the AMD website. You also could have run MSCONFIG & removed ATI from the startup apps.

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March 24, 2013 at 19:58:57
Riider, thanks for your response. Surely the info will be helpful to many users. Situation I was in was a crash with no access to anything but BIOS and Selective start screen; and of course only option there was to go to "last good configuration", which was BAD (hence could not load windows at all for options like system restore etc. as a critical windows operating file had been dumped or lost). Did not have an official XP disk to work with either. Powerspec provides their own restore disc, which offers limited options. As said, the solution in first post worked for me once things were up again. Per your suggestion I did check out the AMD site, did an update for Radeon Express drivers but drove me into a "necessary update to .net 2.0 Framework with updates". I'm not a puter my best. Getting into configsys and following windows prompts for "corrections" got me into this mess to begin with. After re-install also did a check for multiple driver updates. Thanks for your response, I didn't grow up with these things (mid-50's), call me whatever, I try and struggle as we all do.. Sincerely, Images (Rick)

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