I have Windows XP SP 3. History: 1) recently modified my computer's hardware acceleration settings to correct frequent 'script error ' warnings that occurred while browsing with FIREFOX 2) I also modified FIREFOX's hardware acceleration and set
its add-ons to ASK ME ALWAYS. 3 ) I recently reinstalled FIREFOX latest version ( ie as of July 2, 2014 ) as my default browser.. 4) and enabled script debugging. After doing all these things , they corrected ( hopefully permanently ) the 'script error'
warnings but now -for the 1st time ever - after a complete start up of my computer I keep getting a "WARNING " dialog box on my desktop with the following : " The ATI Control Panel failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed or ATI driver is
not working properly. The ATI Control Panel will now exit. " . I am a computer layperson but know how to follow instructions well. Don't know if this pop up has anything to do with my install and fixes ( which, by the way , I got from this forum ). Need
details on how I can fix this, any help would be greatly appreciated !
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I think it is usually best to disable script debugging since if you are getting messages about script errors, the errors are going to be on the web site you are visiting and not something that you can fix on your system.
If you are getting script errors on a site, you could be a nice guy and send the webmaster of that site a message with details and maybe they will look into it, but there is not going to be anything you can do about it since the problem is going to be with
the webpage itself.
If you have script debugging enabled and there is a problem with a script on a page, you will be offered an opportunity to debug the code on every WWW page that has some scripting problem and you probably don't want to see all that (unless you are the author
of the web page).
ATI drivers are about the video subsystem in your system of unspecified make and model.
Array Technologies Industry (ATI) was acquired by
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in 1993 but there are still plenty of ATI devices around.
If you are having problems with your video drivers, you should visit the AMD site and go through their configuration screen or download their AMD Driver Autodetect Tool and let it take a look at your system and if it suggests a driver update, consider installing
it is generally NOT a good idea to accept/ install any hardware drivers (video, audio, network) offered by Microsoft updates. Microsoft doesn't know what the best drivers are for your system. If MS Update ever offers you driver updates, I would decline
them and tell MS update to never offer you those updates again so you don't accidentally install the wrong drivers.
You should always get hardware drivers from the hardware manufacturers WWW site.
If you can't figure it out, get no satisfaction or are not sure what you need, do this:
Tell us your system make and model.
Tell us your XP version and Service Pack.
Click Start, Run and in the box enter:
Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All (Ctrl-A), Copy (Ctrl-C) and then paste (Ctrl-V) the information back here in your next reply.
For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.
There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information.
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