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Old 08-12-2010, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Having problems installing drivers for sapphire ati HD 5850

So, i had an issue with my OS responding sluggishly so i decided to reinstall win 7. I did a fresh install (or so I thought) and reinstalled windows. When I boot it did the video card on a generic driver. I went to amd's website and downloaded 10.7 and installed it. When i reboot it goes to a black screen where the log in should be. I am now posting this in safe mode. Someone pls tell me what I need to do to fix this driver issue. All mobo drivers and bios are updated and all windows updates installed. Need help fast!
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Did you delete your original windows folder (windowsold) to prevent driver conflict?
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I'm not sure of this card, but sometimes, the latest driver is not the best option.
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I have tried the newest, 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.5. All give the same result. I have started in safe mode and used driver sweeper, then start in normal and install drivers. Nothing.

I don't mind reinstalling the OS again, but someone give me step by step instructions on what to do this time. I am unfamiliar with how to precisely reinstall windows.

I want to format the drive then install fresh. I know I put the disk in and boot from there but after that what exactly do i do in win 7 to format the drive so I can reinstall.
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It has a prompt in there to format it. Adhere to my quote on the bottom of my sig, use GParted.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/gpa...torial-224994/
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found the problem. I still had the hdmi cable hooked up from my tv to the vid card. Unhooked it and worked fine.
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