05-04-2018 02:10 AM
05-04-2018 09:47 AM
05-04-2018 02:29 PM
Is this still the original Windows install? You could try creating a portable Windows USB flash drive and set the BIOS to boot from that temporarily to see if a clean Windows install makes a difference. This isn't a Windows installer; I'm talking about installing Windows on the flash drive itself. Then you can change the BIOS back when you're done and your original install will work again.
I've used this tool to create a windows 10 boot key for diagnostic purposes. It doesn't activate on unfamiliar hardware but it works well enough for troubleshooting.
05-04-2018 02:46 PM
winPE of 7/8/10 doesn't inc many frameworks (.NET, VC++, InstallShield etc ) needed in order to install many packages like heavy-duty drivers & applications ( like adobe products, MS office etc )....
if you were talking about more well-packed winPE which exist on the web ( if you know how to find it ) then it might be a slightly different story - but still most of the installers won't work as they should during or after installation. ( I don't link nor state names here, since it is partially not very licensed product ).
05-06-2018 11:09 AM
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD5870 with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM?
05-06-2018 11:36 AM
Thanks for the replies so far, everyone.
Yes it's ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD5870.
Also I could try a clean install, but I have a lot of programs and stuff that I need for school including a couple ebooks that are stupidly DRM protected to only work on one computer so I don't know if that would make them stop working. I don't think I'll really have time to do a clean install for a while either...
@Gps3dx I tried everything you said besides the clean install, and the error logs are so vague they don't say anything but "AMD Display Driver Final Status: Fail " and at the bottom the error messages just say "Driver Install: the installation failed."
05-10-2018 05:14 AM
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05-28-2018 02:13 PM
Sounds like a pain but I'm glad you were able to get it working. Not sure about the flickering. You could try turning on v-sync but with such an old machine you'd have to have all settings on the very lowest to even hope to cap out v-sync.