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Laptop ATI Radeon 9000 Drivers needed

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Riftvalley, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member


    I have just reformatted the hard drive on my MESH laptop. I need to instal appropriate drivers but having great difficulty specifically with the ATI graphics drivers.

    I used DriverMagic to find the drivers (MESH website is useless!). As an aside I would have thought that the manufacturer would have an easy to find page that said something like "for model XYZ download the following drivers!" Nothing like this appears on the Mesh site.

    All seems ok excepte for the video drivers and DirectX. The ATI drivers won't load and I get the error messages "INF error Video Driver Not Found" and then "Set up was unable to complete the installation Use Standard VGA driver"

    Where can I get the suitable drivers - at the moment my machine is very slow with any display related task.

    Also I don't seem to have any DirectX installed.

    Thank you.



    OS Information:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition|C:\WINDOWS|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
    Service Pack 2.0
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

    Current Clock Speed 3066
    Description x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
    Manufacturer GenuineIntel
    Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz

    Memory (RAM):
    Bank Label Banks 0/1
    Capacity 536870912

    Bank Label Banks 2/3
    Capacity 536870912

    Total Memory Deteced in Hardware: ~1024 MB
    Memory Reported to Operating System: 1023MB

    Disk Drives:
    Description Disk drive
    Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
    Model HITACHI_DK23DA-40
    Media Type Fixed hard disk media
    Size 40007761920 (~37 GB)
    Number of Partitions 1

    Installed Printers:
    Name Auto Epson Stylus COLOR 900 ESC/P 2 on MARTIN01
    Port Name \\MARTIN01\Printer
    Default True
    Driver Name Epson Stylus COLOR 900 ESC/P 2

    Manufacturer KAPOK
    Name Base Board
    Part Number
    Product Intel 845E
    Serial Number 12345678
    Version None

    Manufacturer Insyde Software Corporation
    Name Insyde Software MobilePRO BIOS Version 1.01 (R3.05.128)
    Release Date 20030225000000.000000+000
    Version INSYDE - 30303030


    Description Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

    Pointing Device:
    Manufacturer (Standard system devices)
    Name USB Human Interface Device

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Name PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Sound Card:
    Manufacturer Realtek
    Description Realtek AC'97 Audio
    Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2485&SUBSYS_88801558&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&FD

    Manufacturer Microsoft
    Description Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
    Device ID MODEMWAVE\0\{76B3144D-7C51-4D22-BF8A-58D3BBAB88CE}

    Video Card:

    DirectX Installation:

    Model Smart Link 56K Voice Modem
    Name Smart Link 56K Voice Modem

    Network Adapters:
    Description Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Infrared Port
    Description 1394 Net Adapter
    Description RAS Async Adapter
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description WAN Miniport (L2TP)
    Description WAN Miniport (PPTP)
    Description WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
    Description Direct Parallel
    Description WAN Miniport (IP)
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description BUFFALO WLI-U2-KG54-AI Wireless LAN Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Description Packet Scheduler Miniport

    External Ports:
    External Reference Designator J16
    External Reference Designator J20
    External Reference Designator J8
    External Reference Designator J9
    External Reference Designator J12
    External Reference Designator J6
    External Reference Designator J7
    External Reference Designator J35
    External Reference Designator U1
    External Reference Designator J26

    Expansion Slots:
    Slot Designation ISA Slot
    Slot Designation PCI Slot
    Slot Designation AGP Slot
  2. jephree

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  3. jephree

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  4. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member

    I have an Intel chip, is it OK to use the AMD Catalyst driver pack?


    PS I tried the MESH site, I registered my laptop when I first got it but the reference Icon for my machine when I log in to the Mesh site does not respond. (A later one for my daughters machine works OK). I tried to re-register but the system did not recognise my serial number. I think they are only interested in new machines. I won't ever purchase from them again if that is the case.


    PPS Thank you for rapid reply - I'm amazed!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  5. jephree

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  6. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member

    Because on the machine is a label (original) that says ATI Radeon Mobility 9000

  7. jephree

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  8. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member

    I have the handbook here and it says Intel Pentium 4 processor (3.06GHZ) and ATI Mobility M9 128MB DDR graphic memory. Fully DirectX 8.1 compliant.

    I tried the Catalyst pack but just got error messages.

    Thank you


    Problem really is that i have to give a major presentation next week using video and can't get my laptop to work!

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  9. jephree

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    I would try the ATI 9600 or 9700 or 9800. Trial and error.

    The only "legacy" driver I can find for a specific 9000 is only for Windows '98.

    See what happens when you try to install the current drivers:


    I am assuming that MESH did not provide a Driver CD? But they did supply a Recovery CD?
  10. jephree

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  11. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member

    Everytime I try to search for the drivers I seem to keep returning to the AMD page that I got to originally. Am I unique in having an ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 on an Intel Machine?

    I am sure that somewhere there is a link to the ATI site where the drivers are available, just can't find it.

    I have again put in a request to the MESH customer support, but don't hold out much hope. I would have thought that anyone with a 3/4 year old computer would be worth looking after for a resale! I have located the reference for my machine (MESH Ultima 16.1") on their site but they appear to no longer recognise the serial for my machine (used successfully previously).

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  12. Riftvalley

    Riftvalley Established Techie7 Member

    Hi Jephree,

    Success!!! I found that my machine is actually a Clevo 888E rebadged by MESH.

    I logged onto www.clevo.com.tw and presto there was my model - after a short search. All the drivers were available and the machine is now clicking along like a new thing!

    Tried run -> dxdiag and it passed all the tests so I guess all is OK (there were some files missing from the download, so I chose the option to skip them!).

    Many thanks

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2007
  13. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Thanks for the update and glad all is well.

    Let us know if we can help further in the future.