These are the new set of instructions for the installation of the Catalyst Drivers from ATI.
1] Download the drivers from the ATI website
2] Save those files to some location on your HDD.
3] Start the Installation program for the driver and save the files to some location other than your C drive (just to be clean about the whole thing).
NOTE : you have to stop the installation process after the files are extracted - exit the setup the next stage by clicking the cancel button...
4] Now uninstall the old drivers that you had installed.
Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs -> ATI Display Driver and the ATI Control Panel
Remove both these items and then restart your system
5] Windows will load with its crappy drivers and you will get a message saying that "new hardware was found" and then the driver installation window will open.
6] Here select "Install from a list or specific location"
7] Select "Dont search I will choose the driver to install"
8] Select "Display Adapters"
9] Click the "have Disk" button
10] You will get a big list - go to the middle of the list where you will see many Radeon XXXX series listed. Select any one of the Radeon 9700 PRO series (but not the Radeon 9700 PRO secondary) and proceed to install the driver.
11] You will get some sort of error message or a warning telling you that the driver is blah blah - ignore and proceed to install the driver.
12] The flying papers between two folder icons means that the steps you have followed are correct.
13] Congratulations!! Now you have installed the drivers. Before you restart please also install the ATI Control panel
14] ATI control panel is easy to install using the setup file that you downloaded without any special steps - just double click it and follow the instructions.
15] Restart the system and set the resolution you want because it may be 640X480 by default.
hope that helps