Are you downloading the right version? You'll need a version (64 bit vs 32 bit) that matches your operating system... even if you have a 64 bit processor (we all do now), if you're running a 32 bit OS (some of us are) then you'll still need the 32 bit version of the Catalyst software.
Yes i am using the 32 bit drivers
I downloaded hot fix drivers from ATI's website & also tried the HIS, webpage & software from the install disk that came with my card
I should have mentioned im running a older 3Ghz P4 so its a AGP 512mb card on a fresh install of windows 7 so it shouldnt have had any older drivers or unwanted registry keys when i first attempted to install the first time around
I will give it another go with the 9.12 hotfix after i run CCleaner etc but may have to go back to XP pro to get my card to work.
It just seems strange that XP detects my card but win 7 will only detect it as a standard 16mb vga
(im fairly sure i have the latest bios update)
Anyhow thanks guys ill give it another go & report back the results
Just reading over those hot fix notes, it would appear that ATI has piss-poor support for their AGP cards under Windows 7. It sounds like you're doing everything right, but there just might not be a solution for you yet.
I ran into a nasty compatibility issue with an older game and my 5850... took two more driver releases before I could play it. You might find yourself in a similar waiting situation.