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MSI 6950 Driver fail

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Hey guys

my gtx280 just recently died and i decided to splash out and get my self a pair

MSI R5950's

now i am a first time ATI/AMD card owner and i am having mad issues with drivers, i managed to get them installed

and crossfire working with the original drivers (10.11) that came on the disks with the cards

ran a 3dmark test and i must say i am impressed

3dmark Score

then i decided to update to the new 11.5 Drivers

so i installed them restart windows and get this error

"CLIStart.exe - Bad Image

The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiadlxx.dll is not a valid

Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

and then some other rubbish about not finding any AMD drivers

this is real annoying me as i would like to update to the newest drivers and can not

i have had to roll back to the original ones to get the cards working again.

anyone have experience with crossfire, AMD cards and installing drivers?

Please help >.<

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Mithras    47

Always uninstall old Catalyst drivers before you install new ones. It looks like the 11.5 installer is corrupt. Just re-download it. I've been using AMD/ATI products since 2003 and I've never had a single problem with any of them. Also make sure that you've installed the physical crossfire bridge properly (not that it's difficult to do it, but better safe than sorry). I normally just download my drivers from Guru3D.

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ye i thought that there was an issue with the old CCC drivers so i un-installed them and ran driver sweeper to clean out the registry and any other residual files, it is not my installer that i have downloaded since i have downloaded and tried 3 separate ones >.< even tried to update through steam......

the crossfire bridges are fine since they work under the current drivers also

but still none of this works

should i try install the drivers with only one card in the pc?

or is this pointless?

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Mithras    47

Joe, okay, I just use remove them in Add/Remove Programs, but it looks like you were quite thorough. Try removing 1 card and installing the drivers.

*Update: Just had another idea. Boot into Safe Mode, uninstall the drivers, run driver sweeper and try again.

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Mithras    47

The 11.5b drivers might actually not be a bad idea! I hope it works this time, otherwise you'll have to wait for the 11.6 drivers. :p

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Mithras    47

I'm so glad you got it working! Now you just need to start using AMD processors and you'll be a 100% converted follower of AMD. I'm downloading the 11.5b drivers myself now (don't know why I bother staying up to date because I'm using the on-board HD 4250). Those 6950's are excellent cards, I hope you enjoy it!

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