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Troubles installing drivers for ATI 4670 (mobility)

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  • Radeon
  • Drivers
  • Mobility
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  • Graphics
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August 31, 2009 10:42:20 PM

I have been having troubles installing drivers for the ATI 4670. I tried using Mobility Modder to install the latest drivers but I keep getting the error:
'Driver Install: The INF file was not found'
Any ideas? As I currently have no drivers on my Laptop and therefore cannot play games on it which kinda sucks.
My Laptop is a DELL Studio XPS 1640 btw.
Thanks a lot.

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August 31, 2009 11:17:21 PM

can't you manually download the drivers directly from amd/ati website? or at least the latest from dell.

August 31, 2009 11:55:57 PM

'Driver Install: The INF file was not found'

I get this error whatever way I try to download them.
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September 1, 2009 12:05:40 AM

then don't use the mobility modder software. just visit the amd website and get it directly from them.
September 1, 2009 12:08:23 AM

You don't get it. AMD has stopped developing newer mobility drivers so you have to use the Mobility Modder Software to mod the desktop drivers to be able to work on laptops, otherwise you're stuck with 3 year old drivers.
September 1, 2009 12:15:18 AM

so what your saying is ATI offers you 3Yold drivers for a card thats not even a year old, you do know how that sounds
September 1, 2009 12:19:09 AM

try to use the radeon drivers for the 4670 not the mobility drivers
September 1, 2009 12:30:28 AM

strangely enough i can only find the windows 7 beta drivers for mobility 46xx cards. whcih os do you need?
September 1, 2009 1:55:46 AM

It was sarcasm rangers :p 
Only the mobility drivers work for the mobility cards.
I need Vista 64 preferably, but Vista 32 is fine if no 64.
September 1, 2009 2:09:07 AM

did you try the radeon drivers?
September 1, 2009 11:53:36 AM

Bump.
None of the above posters have understood my problem yet.
Please help! :) 
September 1, 2009 5:13:54 PM

well, you could download the newest catalyst for desktops and mod the inf file to add your card (should use the same driver as the desktop 4670)

i hope you know how to do this
September 1, 2009 5:14:39 PM

I have no idea how to mod the inf file to add my card.
Could you tell me please? :) 
September 1, 2009 5:19:08 PM

give a few minutes, it takes a little while to type
September 1, 2009 5:19:36 PM

Okay, thanks a lot, I appreciate it.
September 1, 2009 5:34:21 PM

okay here are the steps

1) download the newest driver for the non-mobility 4600 series (ie catalyst 9.8)
2) start the installer, when it is done extracting cancel the setup (as it would not find you drivers anyways)
3) go to directory "C:\ATI\Support\9-8_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\Driver\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF"
4) open CH_85216.inf in notepad
5) under the [ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.0] (the one with all of the video card names) add "ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4670" = ati2mtag_R7X, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490"
6) go to control panel->administrative tools->computer management
7) go to Device Managemer, find the display adapter
8) right click->update driver
9) click browse my computer for driver software
10) choose let me pick from a list
11) click have disc
12) change path to "C:\ATI\Support\9-8_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\Driver\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF"
13) hope to hell your display adapter is there and works and click ok

now this worked for the old mobility radeons (Xk series and X1k series, might work for yours)
September 1, 2009 5:37:12 PM

also you may want to check the PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490 is right in device manager before you edit the file

1) control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management
2) device manager
3) find display adapter
4) right click -> properties
5) details tab
6) drop down menu compatible ids and see if it is there
September 1, 2009 5:43:08 PM

Thanks a lot for the help mindless!
Will try this out in a minute and report back with updates, appreciate it.
September 1, 2009 9:11:19 PM

Sorry, had to head out for a bit. Going to try this now.
September 1, 2009 9:33:44 PM

I tried out the steps you gave and it's saying:
'The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter'
What the hell? I have no graphics driver so how can it be up to date, plus it's not even saying that I have a ATI 4670, just VGA Graphics Adapter.
Any idea?
September 1, 2009 9:50:41 PM

I also checked the Device Manager compatible IDS and here are the only ones listed:
The one you mentioned wasn't there:

PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9488&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9488
PCI\VEN_1002&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&CC_0300
PCI\VEN_1002
PCI\CC_030000
PCI\CC_0300
September 1, 2009 10:12:08 PM

did you save after step 5
September 1, 2009 11:40:29 PM

for step 5 use
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4670" = ati2mtag_R7X, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9488"
instead of
"ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4670" = ati2mtag_R7X, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490"

i had the wrong number (its hard to find these unless you actually have the card)
September 2, 2009 12:43:28 AM

Okay thank you very much, going to try this now.
September 2, 2009 12:48:13 AM

Still getting the same error as before:
'The best driver software for your device is already installed
Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter'
'
September 2, 2009 12:57:18 AM

Do I have to place the "ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4670" = ati2mtag_R7X, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9490" in a certain part of the '[ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.0]' section or just anywhere within that section?
Also, surely this wont work as these are desktop video drivers and wont work with the mobility version, isn't that what the Mobility Modder is for? (not even sure what it does)
September 2, 2009 1:19:33 AM

Okay this is quite wierd now. I managed to get the driver install to work using a slightly different method and now when I 'run' 'dxdiag', it says the driver version is '8.15.0010.0217' and in Device manager --> display properties it says the driver version is '8.640.0.0', I thought the newest version was 9.8 or something? If so, why does it say these different versions?
Thanks.
September 2, 2009 5:57:20 AM

crumble114 said:
Bump.
None of the above posters have understood my problem yet.
Please help! :) 


I understood your problem, probably better than you do, and really... [:thegreatgrapeape:2]

As in DH makes the TOOL, and even more helpfully PROVIDES A FAQin FORUM for Discussion on it and it's problems, one might think a little tiny research on your own would answer your problem from the multiple times it had been asked there, or at least that you'd figure out the best place to ask would be the forum created to address issues with the tool.

But I guess that would be expecting tooo much, kinda like expecting someone to check the Dodge forum first when experiencing issues with their new Challenger/Charger/Viper instead of just going to random cars.com , seems reasonable, logical, and like someone actually understood the problem, but you didn't understand the answer without it being spelled out in multiple lines/paragraphs, rather than just... [:thegreatgrapeape:2] [:thegreatgrapeape:6]
September 2, 2009 7:13:34 AM

I can assure you TheGreatGreatApe that I checked their FAQs and their forums many many times.
If you are so sure that I need to 'RTFM' then please link me to where my problem is explained in some detail as to fix my problem. Then again, which manual would you like me to read? :) 
Thank you.
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