ATI Mobility x300 – Help!

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      I have installed Server 2008 on my Dell Inspiron 6000. I love it except that I can’t get the video card working with the correct driver (ATI Mobility Radeon x300 M24 x86). I have tried running the ATI Catalyst installer for Vista (version 9.2) but cannot get it working.

      I downloaded and unpacked the ATI Catalyst™ 9.2 Components Windows Vista (32 bit, 23.2MB, ver 9.2) driver from

      I ran DH Mobility Modder from to “prep” the MSI files from the C:ATISUPPORT folder and turn off UAC. Rebooted.

      The setup program from C:ATISUPPORT9-2_vista32_dd_75976 ran successfully but the log shows the following error:

      Catalyst® Install Manager
      Installation Report
      03/15/09 21:56:04

      Hardware information
      Name ATI Radeon Graphics Processor
      Manufacturer ATI Technologies Inc
      Device ID 0x5460
      Vendor ID 0x1002
      Class Code 0x030000
      Revision ID 0x00
      Subsystem ID 0x2003
      Subsystem vendor ID 0x1028
      Other hardware

      Existing packages
      ATI Catalyst Install Manager
      Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

      Packages for install

      ATI Catalyst Install Manager
      Final Status: Success
      Version of Item: 3.0.710.0
      Size: 20 Mbytes

      ATI Display Driver
      Final Status: Fail
      Version of Item: 8.582.0.0000
      Size: 90 Mbytes

      Other detected devices

      Error messages
      Driver Install: the specified driver package was not installed for matching devices

      Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I appreciate any help, even if it’s a pointer to which value laptop is best to use for a Windows 2008 “workstation”.



    • #48380

      Anybody? 😥

    • #48381

        Try to open the 9-3_vista32_win7_32_dd.exe using 7-zip, extract the folder “9-3_vista32_win7_32_dd.exe$_OUTDIRPackagesDriversDisplayLH_INF” and try to install the driver using method 2 described in the Drivers page of the Manual.

        I don’t own an ATI card so couldn’t test it.

        Good luck!

      • #48382

        Hi Arris..

        Thanks for the reply… I will give this a try and post the results!

        Happy Friday!


      • #48383

        Hi Arris,

        Thank you — it worked!

        The ATI drivers installed and the only difference from your instructions is that I had to specify the driver manually instead of letting Windows 2008 detect it automatically from the INF file.

        Device Manager -> Display Adapters -> Standard VGA Adapter -> Right click “Update Driver Software” -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer -> Show all devices -> Have Disk -> (Specify the extracted folder) -> (Select the name of the hardware)

        Windows 2008 “Workstation” is working on my laptop now! Thanks again!

        Best regards,


      • #48384

          I’m glad you got it working and thanks for the good explanation so other people with a similar problem can fix it too! 🙂

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