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Catalyst Driver Install - Inf File Was Not Found


This issue is driving me insane. To update to the new catalyst, i used the same method i've always used:

1. Boot to safe mode
2. Run driver cleaner for all ati categories
3. Boot to windows normally
4. Install new catalyst suite

Now, at step 4, i get as far as installing the catalyst control center, but as soon as it starts installing anything driver-related, i get the error "driver install: the inf file was not found. " With no choice but to simply press "ok. "

I've searched around on google and tried someone's method of installing the adapter via device manager and pointing it to an extracted inf from the failed catalyst install, and then trying to run the install again, but no luck. This issue seems pretty hopeless, and although i want to avoid it, it seems like it may be one of those great catch-22 errors that ati is so famous for causing and will require me to reinstall windows. Note that i am using windows7, however, i have used this method on previous catalyst installs flawlessly. I've heard of this issue on vista as well while browsing google. Anyone run into this before?


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