October 9th, 2012
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| | ATI Driver Shenanigans
So I have an ATI Radeon HD 5570 that I bought some time ago, and after having to reinstall my Windows I've had this issue where my drivers install (Usually with an error message, but it seems almost random) and apparently work fine; assuming I don't restart the computer.
If I restart my computer, an error message pops up on startup that tells me that no AMD Device is installed. Although the monitor is hooked up to my graphics card, it refuses to acknowledge its existence until I uninstall and then reinstall the drivers, at which point they once again install with an error message and work without a hitch.
It takes like 4 minutes to uninstall the ATI Catalyst drivers and install them, but it has been fairly annoying to have to do every time I restart my computer. I've tried quite a few solutions, including virtually every driver ATI has put out in the past century. I've used programs to clean my driver registry, then installed the drivers without error message; nevertheless when I restarted I was right back to square one.
I think it has to do with my Windows installation, which was troublesome but seemingly functional: I still have the option to continue the "Windows XP Setup" everytime I boot, to the point that if I don't key away from it and run XP Professional it will try and install XP, retardedly.
Any idea how I might go about not having to reinstall my drivers on a constant basis? Many thanks in advance.