Reinstalling accidentally deleted display drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jo, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Jo

    Jo Guest

    Hello, I accidentally deleted all the ATI display drivers installed with
    Vista when I tried to uninstall some older ATI drivers that I was trying out.
    The uninstall not only uninstalled the old drivers, it uninstalled every ATI
    driver on the computer that it could find, so I can't go back to the Vista
    drivers that were included with the install. Does anyone know how to get
    those drivers back off the Vista install disk without completely reinstalling
    the OS. I've reinstalled the older XP drivers and they work, but aren't
    quite as good as those I found in Vista. I have an ATI Mobile Radeon 9000
    IGP display card/chip. Thanks!
     
    Jo, Jul 13, 2006
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  2. Jo

    Bob T. Guest

    Boot into safe mode. Insert your Vista DVD and abort the setup screen. Go
    into your Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Device Manager. Right click
    your display adapter and select Update driver software. Hopefully if you
    select Search automatically it will check the DVD. If that fails you would
    have to Browse for the path of the drivers.
     
    Bob T., Jul 13, 2006
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  3. Jo

    Jo Guest

    Thanks so much. I'll give it a try and hopefully this advice will help
    others, too.
     
    Jo, Jul 13, 2006
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  4. Jo

    Jo Guest

    Do you have any idea what the path to the drivers would be? I looked on the
    DVD and couldn't decipher where anything was, as it was such a different
    directory structure than XP.
     
    Jo, Jul 13, 2006
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  5. Jo

    Jo Guest

    Sorry, I didn't work. First said current drivers were up to date (in Safe
    Mode, uses standard driver). When I searched the Vista DVD is could not find
    drivers; it only found few remaining ATI drivers on my hard drive that
    weren't named ATI and thus weren't removed by uninstall utility. I guess if
    I want them back, I'll need to reinstall, but thanks anyway.
     
    Jo, Jul 13, 2006
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  6. Jo

    JW Guest

    Try running WinUpdate and you may just get the latest Vista ATI drivers that
    MS has approved for Vista. If you have trouble with a normal boot you could
    try an F8 boot with networking and WinUpdate.
     
    JW, Jul 13, 2006
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  7. Jo

    Bob T. Guest

    I don't because I haven't had to try this. Jo, does ATI have the drivers
    available on their website like Nvidia does?
     
    Bob T., Jul 14, 2006
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