Topic Title: Installs successful but don't install
Topic Summary: Catalyst AGP Hotfix
Created On: 10/19/2012 02:07 PM
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 10/19/2012 02:07 PM
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Installs of the Catalyst AGP Hotfix 12.8 complete successfully, but don't actually install it.

Incidentally, I'm happy with 11.8 so I wouldn't have even tried to update it, except that I need to run System File Check (sfc /scannow), and for some reason doing so makes the Catalyst drivers stop working.

I follow the steps at to uninstall before installing.

Card:  HIS HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1GB (128bit) DDR3 AGP

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I also tried 12.6 without success because it is the latest version available at

I was one of those people that couldn't update for a while because versions after 11.1 (until IIRC 11.8) gave the "ati2mtag.sys" BSOD on install.

WinXP Pro sp3 32-bit

Dell Dimension 8300 with latest BIOS (A07) and 305W PSU.

Monitor: HD LP2475w over DVI.

3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 dual-core CPU

Four 1GB sticks of G.SKILL RAM

PCI Cards:  A SATA card, an eSATA card, and a NIC card.

System (boot) hard drive:  WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB


 10/19/2012 02:57 PM
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The highest Catalyst version you can install with a Radeon HD 4670 is Catalyst 12.6.

 If the automatic package is not working I recommend that you manually install the drivers through device manager.

 To obtain 12.6 AGP drivers:



1. Go into the Device Manger (Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then  click System. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. )


2. In this case we probably have the following entries for other devices. Video Controller <--- Right click on this  and select "Update Driver"Video Controller (VGA Compatible)


3. In the hardware update wizard, select no not this time and then install from a list or specific location


4. Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install


5. Click on "have disk"


6. Browse to C:\AMD\Support\12-2_win_XP_32_dd_ccc\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF AS AN EXAMPLE for Catalyst 12.2.


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 10/19/2012 03:08 PM
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That is the verson of 12.6 that I already tried.  (I tried 12.8 because FileHippo's Update Checker is offering it, FYI.)

I'll give a manual install in Device Manager a shot, thank you very much!

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