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DietPepsi0219

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Milwaukee, WI
i recently installed the omega 2.6.87 drivers for my ati radeon 9250, since they were taking so long to install i said **** it and cancelled the installation. I then proceeded to uninstall the omega drivers but while i was doing so it asked me if i wanted to uninstall the "ati" and "ati radeon 9250" drivers, and since i was uninstalling the omega drivers i assumed they were the drivers omega had installed. So i clicked yes for both. I restarted the computer, and all of the colors were jacked up so i tried installing the drivers that came with the card but it said that there was some sort of installshield runtime error and that i couldnt continue installing. So i checked the permissions of the installshield and they seemed fine. I did a system restore reverting my box to sometime last week when my computer was working fine. I restarted and got the blue screen of death telling me "page_fault_in_nonpaged_area". So i restarted again and got the same message. I rebooted again tapping F8 and it said "keyboard failure" so i restarted AGAIN and this time the monitor didnt display anything. So i restarted ANOTHER time tapping F8 and it finally allowed me to boot into safe mode *thank god otherwise i would kill myself because that happened one time before and i had to reinstall windows and lost everything.* So here i am stuck in this crappy resolution typing out essays about how i ****ed my computer up and that i need help to fix it. ANY answers?
 

Soong

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Well, system restore is good in theory but in practice is bloody awful. On every system I setup, it, along with many other things, gets turned off immediately after the first boot up.

That being said, I don't know what might have been ****ed up if you canceled in the middle of an install or why you were getting install shield errors BUT you can try using THIS GUIDE; read:
2.) System Purging This details the steps on how to completely remove ATI drivers - Almost as effective as a format. Use this to correct errors during installation, or to conduct a fresh install of ATI drivers to fix strange game/app errors that no one else is having.
I have used it my self to great effect.
 
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DietPepsi0219

DietPepsi0219

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wow thank you i will deffinately try this after school tomorrow because ive got a garbage load of homework still to do and its midnight here...thanks for the linky!!
 
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DietPepsi0219

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ya that was weird....i re-uninstalled all of the ATI stuff and then reinstalled it all again...i dont know why it didnt work the first time....probablly ATI's screw up..kanucks i dont get em eh?