I can't upgrade from the Catalyst AGP Hotfix version 11.11 I've been using for years. I can uninstall and reinstall it, but can't upgrade from it.
Installing Catalyst AGP Hotfix 12.6 reports "Successful", but doesn't work (leaves me with no videocard drivers/unable to use monitor's native resolution). Perhaps because these are the only components it will offer to install:
I've long had to re-install the Catalyst AGP Hotfix whenever I run SFC /SCANNOW (which is a valuable troubleshooting step, but for some reason it has always 'broken' my Catalyst install; I've long been curious about this 'mystery' too).
But now, for the first time, after SFC /SCANNOW I'm only able to re-install 11.11, upgrades to 12.6 don't work.
Incidentally, if I don't run SFC /SCANNOW I can't uninstall Catalyst AGP Hotfix 11.11. (Oh, the uninstaller completes successfully but even on reboot I've still got proper native resolution only the drivers can provide.)
HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1 GB DDR3 AGP Graphics Card (H467QS1GHA)
AMD Catalyst Driver History
I started with 11.1 which I had to stick with (because of the common "ati2mtag.sys" BSOD) until 11.10. I've long used 11.11
This week I've unsuccessfully tried both AGP 12.6 and this 13.1 both without, and with, first uninstalling the previous versions as recommended here (using Driver Fusion 1.5.0 to remove the previous version).
After each round of testing I revert via a Ghost backup system image to 11.11
Win XP Pro sp3 32-bit
System Make & Model
Dell Dimension 8300
via DVI to Samsung SyncMaster 206BW
Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2 cores@ 3.2GHz
Motherboard BIOS Version
A07 (most current)
4 x G.SKILL 1GB SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS
7 case fans
Samsung optical drives models SH-S222A & SH-S243N
Two PCI SIIG SATA cards: SC-SA2012-S1 and SC-SA4011-S2 and one PCI gigabit ethernet card
Scans clean with Norton AntiVirus 2013, SUPERAntiSpyware free 22.214.171.1244, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 126.96.36.1990
Hardware tests passed:
- Memory with Memtest86+ and Windows Memory Diagnostic.
- CPU with S&M Stress Test 1.9.1
- Hard drives HDD Tune and Western Digital Diagnostics.
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