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Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility nuked Intel USB drivers

Question: Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility nuked Intel USB drivers


I'm working on a desktop where any AMD video card will not respond after the standard 20 minute timeout to cut video; the whole machine freezes. It doesn't happen with nVidia cards (at least with a 550ti), so from what I could tell, making sure that all Catalyst-related files were removed from the machine was a good call.

I ran the AMD Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility, and found that it nuked Intel's USB drivers from the machine. It's an AsRock Z87 Pro3. I hooked up a serial mouse, and, using the on-screen keyboard, I downloaded/installed the chipset drivers from AsRock's web site (no joy), then the latest version from Intel, also with no change.

At this point, I'm running sfc /scannow, and if it would help, I will upload the logs.

This machine's specs:
AsRock Z87 Pro3
Intel i5-4670K
AMD Radeon HD7950 3GB (Also tried with Radeon HD7870)
Win7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit

Question 1: Is this most easily fixed with a repair install?
Question 2: Will a sysprep (generalized) fix it?

I have a genuine product key, so either of the above are possibilities at least from an activation perspective.

EDIT/UPDATE: sfc /scannow found no integrity violations.

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Preferred Solution: Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility nuked Intel USB drivers

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Answer: Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility nuked Intel USB drivers

My own approach to uninstalling AMD drivers in order to install a newer version is to use Driver Fusion (formerly named Driver Sweeper).

There is a free version, but at its low price I use the "premium" version. It understands drivers.

Never had a problem with it uninstalling anything other than the exact AMD driver package (including Registry entries, etc.) I was trying to remove.
As far as finding drivers for the Intel USB components you saw got unintentionally removed with the AMD clean uninstall you ran, is the problem now that you can't get proper new versions of the deleted drivers reinstalled?

Do you have a "system restore points" you can restore from before you did the AMD uninstall? This should restore the working system at that point.

Do you have any complete "system image" backups you can recover from?

If you're just looking for help finding the Intel USB drivers for the machine, can you post a screenshot of Device Manager -> Properties for the "other devices" needing drivers, Details tab, and post the Hardware ID (second item in the Property dropdown list).

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Hey. I recently borrowed a video card from a friend, and I forgot to uninstall the legacy Catalyst drivers from the computer. Its running windows 7, and the device manager can't see the phantom device. Could someone point me to an uninstaller program? I think it may be causing slowdown issues!

Answer:Catalyst drivers uninstall after removing vid card

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I'd like to update my integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver, but the Intel Driver Update Utility is showing two different drivers, one says Intel Graphics Driver, and the other says Intel HD Graphics Driver.

Why is it showing two different drivers and which one, or both, should I install?

Answer:Intel Driver Update Utility showing two different drivers

Hi MW,
Depends on your graphics card, with or without HD,
note1 these are generic drivers if you have an OEM install, use the ones from them, unless your having a problem.
note2 if your specs are correct then use your >>Nvidea<< control panel


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Like drive sweeper does for ati and nvidia. I have a netbook and Its gone from regular drivers to mod back to regular. The point its at when I uninstal it asks for a file in a specific location. I can get it uninstalled, but I need to clean it out. I dont have a usb dvd drive so I cannot reformat it, and the built in recovery no longer works for some reason. Is there anything I can do for a complete sweep of drivers for the IGP? This is totally driver removal, and nothing to actually do with my IGP, which has no issues. I just wanna clean it up because it was lagging horribly weird lately.

Answer:way to clean all intel drivers?

Not sure whether i understand the post completely. But you can do the following.

1) Do a regular cleanup AND a registry cleanup with CCleaner (Download it, its free). Use default settings.

2) Then update all your drivers.

3) If 1) and 2) dont help, do a repair install. Heres how.

Repair Install

If you are having trouble uninstalling, use Revo Uninstaller.

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I know, most of you are probably tired of reading about the issue with CCC 10.8. But, I'm not here to talk about that so bare with me.   Since I never really have a legitimate use for the switchable graphics feature on my laptop, mostly because I am gaming and watching HD videos, there really is no need for me to use Intel HD graphics. So I was wondering, if I was to uninstall the onboard graphics using Safe Mode, then try updating my Radeon HD 5730 from the AMD website, would it cause any system instability? I am aware that this is a considerably new system so every trick on the book hasn't been tried yet. But before I try this, I've already created a system restore point to this very moment so if anything goes horribly wrong (e.g. BSOD) I can revert it. All I need is the unbiased advice of a somewhat  'experienced' person to give me a green and/or yellow light for this little experiment.     System specs are; 15.6" IdeaPad Y560Intel Core i5-450mATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 with Intel HD Integrated Graphics4GB of DDR3 RAMWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 

Answer:Can you uninstall the Intel HD Graphics drivers from Y560?

I don't know the answer, but I do know I would not trust a restore pointto get it all back if there is a problem. Got a external hard drive? Make a system image and recovery diskin Win 7, Backup and Restore. Works great for fooling around! Just my opinion.

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I just got my W500 and want to do a clean vista install. Can you guys direct me to the intel drivers needed for this? I am looking at stallens guide and the drivers I am looking for are... Intel Chipset Driver/INF Update UtilityMatrix Storage Manager Driver Thanks.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Intel Drivers for Clean Install

Nevermind. Found it on the driver matrix page. Didn't look hard enough.

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OS= Windows 7 64-bit, I want to complete remove/uninstall my Amd graphics card drive and Catalyst Control center. But doing it manually as suggested has left me with two folders under C:\AMD\Support, one from a previous installation, the other from a update. Earlier one is "12-6_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc_whql" The latest is "13-1_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql" I was following the steps to through one folder the latest of course and start the setup to remove only component's for the video card. Then my question is when I remove both of these through the setup, you have to be careful that you only remove the ones associate with the graphics card, as I have a amd chip set. I need to remove both but only remove the ones for the AMD Radeon HD 6800 graphics card, then I can reboot and install the latest AMD Catalyst control center and drivers for a clean installation. I need to know what to check in the catalyst uninstall program when it populates, so I only get the software for the graphics card and not other AMD stuff, chipset etc. Thanks in advance GH

Answer:AMD clean uninstall and reinstall to latest drivers

These are the populate drivers under the latest "13-1 folder"
AMD Display driver
HDMI Audio Driver
AMD Accelerated video transcoding
AMD drag and drop transcoding
AMD media foundation transcoders
AMD vision engine control center
"Which ones do I remove, thanks"

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my name is Shahin Ashraf i own a Satellite A500-1f4.yesterday i installed the new BIOS update to 1.50 from the toshiba site and after that my eco utility,displaying of the flash cards,intel RST service are not running.please help me out


Answer:Re: Satellite A500-1f4 eco utility,intel RST,flash card utility not working


enter Bios (f2 on startup), check in Advanced option of ..Function buttons enabled. You can also try to Load default settings. Press F10 to save and exist.
If still have problem, try to Vap, flashcard support, eco:

[Toshiba drivers|]

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I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
I was having problems installing a program (Berlitz German Premier) where the install would just disappear halfway thru the process. A program would not appear under my programs list but when I went to Uninstall an icon for uninstall of the Berlitz software appears for each time I tried to install it. However I get the following error messages (see attached document with screen captures) when I tried to delete it the traditional way.
When I use Windows Install Clean Up utility, the program is nowhere to be found on the list; thus I can't use that program.
Any suggestions for how to get this program removed?

Answer:Program wont uninstall it with Uninstall or Install Cleanup Utility

Is this a windows XP program or one for vista. It looks like a compatibility problem. Check with vendor to see if they have a version for vista. Some older programs will not work with vista and never will. There is an option to run in capatibility mode with vista but does not always work.

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I want to uninstall ati catalyst 9.2 so i can try ati catalyst 9.7 with sims 2 and see if it has compatibility issues like 9.3-9.6 had for me.ATI catalyst 9.2 was all i could get to work with sims 2 and i want to try 9.7 to see what happens.

When i selected the ati catalyst icon in control panel to uninstall an error message appeared about ati catalyst installation manager stopped working.I did get the screen for removing the ati software and pressed next,but nothing happened except the ati catalyst icon in the programs section of control panel disappeared without actually uninstalling the driver/catalyst software.

Also,i retried uninstalling by pressing setup.exe in c:/ati/support/9-2_vista64_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_75977/setup.exe

all that happens is that catalyst install manager stopped working error messages pop up and also i get problems and solutions icon appear after each uninstall failure regarding "solve a problem with microsoft visual studio".It's about this....

FIX: An application that uses the Mfc80.dll module or the Mfc80u.dll module crashes after you install a product that updates the module version

I've no idea if there is any relation,but before getting the hotfix i want to know what alternatives i have in uninstalling ati catalyst 9.2.

Answer:Can't uninstall ati catalyst 9.2

Nevermind.I installed the 2005 visual c++ redistributable(x64) and got the ati catalyst 9.2 uninstalled.Now to install ati catalyst 9.7 and see if sims 2 works or not.

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In order to help fix some of my blue screen issues, I was told to uninstall the AMD Catalyst Install Manager and then 'Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts'.

Thing is, I know diddly-squat about drivers, so I am clueless as to what I'd have to reinstall. I don't even know what I'm really supposed to post here to get help. I've attached a System Health Report. I figured that'd be my best bet.

Could anyone here please help me with this?

Answer:Must uninstall AMD Catalyst; what do I need to reinstall?

Go into 'Control Panel' and select 'Programs and Features'.

Find the AMD Catalyst Install Manager listing and double click it - follow instructions to uninstall.

Google 'AMD Catalyst' (sorry, can't post a link here) and choose the listing 'Downloads -AMD'

Choose the correct download for your operating syatem and follow instructions to download

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The Uninstall utility in Control Panel >> Program & Features does not allow to uninstall.Whenever I select an application and click Uninstall, I would get a warning message:"Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed."

Answer:Why the Uninstall utility no allowing to uninstall?

At odd times discharging the motherboard components can help unstick things. At least it is quick and easy to try as a first attempt, like this:Turn off computer and unplug power cable. If it is a laptop remove the main battery too. Before putting it back together hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello, I am upgrading to W7. I need to remove Catalyst Control Center prior to the upgrade. When i try to uninstall the program i get setup.exe stopped working. Can anyone help? Thanks

Answer:Catalyst control center uninstall problem

Wipe your PC, do a clean install and then install Catalyst. Why do you need to remove it?

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I'm using Win 7 64 bit on a Dell XPS 8300 with an AMD Radeon X6700 graphics card. At the start of my problem the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) appeared on my all programs list in Start with a red x. The app would not start, no error message(s). I went to Control Panel and the uninstall/repair for the CCC. It ran and said repair successful. However, the CCC would not open. I went to the AMD site and it had a way to check whether I had the latest driver and I do. I searched on the web for solutions and tried the one that talks about public key tokens. When I followed the instructions in safe mode (by the way I can no longer activate safe mode with the F8 key since this mess began, I use MSCONFIG.EXE, Boot Tab) I checked for the public key tokens identified in the solution and did not find them.

Using the above mentioned solution involved uninstalling CCC and I did this after going to the AMD site and downloading the version for Win 7 64 bit so I could reinstall. When I reinstalled there was no listing in the Start all programs list for CCC. I went to the directory for ATI and tried several setup.exe files to no avail. One did bring up an install/uninstall application that I tried and told me I had no components of CCC on my system. So I went to Control Panel uninstall again and tried to uninstall CCC. It would not work. I get the message: The application failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Use sxstrace.exe for more details. I ... Read more

Answer:Catalyst Control Center Problem (Can't Run, Can't Uninstall)

Hello jblaker. Welcome to Seven Forums. Could you tell us when this problem started to occur? If so, have you tried restoring the system to a time before the problem started to occur?
Also, we don't recommend "cleaning the registry" here. It can, very ofter, do more harm than good.

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I wanted to uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager, and followed "Settings/System/Apps & Features", then clicked on AMD Catalyst Install Manager. The "Modify" and "Uninstall" are both greyed out, so that I am unable to uninstall it from here. Is there any other way I can effect this, as I have also tried the basic method of "Control Panel/Programs, etc." but again no success.

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Just wondering which drivers you guys with ATI cards use. I stick with Catalyst drivers but Ive heard Omega drivers are faster but they are third party which raises some questions. Any opinions?

Answer:Omega drivers vs. Catalyst drivers

Here are some comments about the Omega Drivers: I've looked at it but don't feel like messing with my video card drivers... I'm sticking with ATI.

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Open question, discussion, and somewhat of a problem.

I've recently been having various issues with my pc, among the things I tried to do was update my graphics card driver: found the newest driver crashed madly, and rolled back. It's brought to mind a simple question:

What benefits are there in going for the newer ATI Catalyst drivers compared to the one defaulted by windows but which hasn't updated in 3 years.

Generally what could have changed? Compatablity? If it works it works. Stablity? Performance? Heat management?

Since it takes me 2 hours to download a driver (slow connection) I'm sticking on my w7 default ones: I know they work. It does make me ask though if there is a benefit to upgading after i've got my PC stable again.

Answer:Windows Drivers vs ATI Catalyst Drivers

newer drivers are made to improve performance and add new features in the graphic control panel and fixes bugs and issues that were in the previous drivers.

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This is a long standing question. Which drivers should I use? I have graphical issues with the current Drivers from Dell.
Any ideas what are the advantages of Dell's drivers over the ones from Intel/NVIDIA web site and do the even work? What will I lose if I use the latter?

Answer:Inspiron 7567 which drivers? Dell drivers or Intel/NVIDIA graphics drivers?

Dell drivers are Intel/Nvidia drivers that are customized for your exact model and should be used. They are available at Dell Support if you have to reinstall.

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I have a number of programs that do not seem to have an uninstall with them, and are not in the add/remove list. Although not a major concern, I was wondering if there is something that will do that job for me, or is it a case of locating the files with a search, and then deleting them that way?ThanksSteve

Answer:Uninstall utility ?

I usually right-click and delete the file from C/programmes and then run a registry cleaner such as Regseeker to clear up any remaining debris. This may not work too well for games (although I have not had a problem so far) that tend to have bits all over the shop but 'ordinary' programmes seem to suffer no side-effects and I have done this for years.G

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ATI Catalyst 10.2 Drivers Are Out

The new ATI Catalyst 10.2 drivers are now out. Rather than post a lengthy list of what is new and what is changed, I will simply point you to our Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 preview for all the info. Catalyst 10.2 drivers are available for Windows XP 32bit - 64bit, Windows Vista 32bit - 64bit and Windows 7 32bit - 64bit. Grab them if you need em!

Answer:ATI Catalyst 10.2 Drivers Are Out

Every time I try to update these drivers, I run into problems. I think I am sticking with my 9.12 drivers for a while until I decide to go crossfire.

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Catalyst 4.6

Answer:New ATI Catalyst drivers

Thanks for the heads up

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AMD GAME! Drivers and Utilities

Answer:NEW catalyst drivers out 8.2

Thanks for the Update !

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For the drivers-click hereFor the Fixes-click here

Answer:Ati catalyst 3.7 drivers out


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I am look for catalyst drivers that run with the combination of :
1) Madden NFL 2005,
2) Call of Duty
3) Half Life 2
4) Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
5) Rise of Nations: thrones & patriots

if they is anyone with that combination or know about it please please help out please
p.s. I have allinwonder RADEON® 9600 pro

Answer:catalyst drivers help

Is this what you want make a restore point before you install them just in case.

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I recently downloaded the ATI Catalsy 5.6 drivers, but I'm having some issues, so I'm trying to see if reverting to an older version might help. I have two questions:

1. How can I safely uninstall the graphics card driver?

2. Where can I find older versions to download?

Answer:ATI Catalyst Drivers?

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AMD / ATi Catalyst 7.11 Drivers

The new AMD / ATi Catalyst 7.11 drivers are out today for Windows Vista and Windows XP and Linux platforms. The Windows Vista package weighs in at just under 38MB and the XP version at 45MB. Grab them if you need them and, as always, let us know if you have any issues.

Answer:AMD / ATi Catalyst 7.11 Drivers

apparently these aren't for the new HD3870 or HD3850... i wanted to see some hd3870 going to attack some 8800gt's...

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I'm using a Y460 with switchable graphics. Can I use the latest Catalyst 10.3 from ATI instead of the 9.x version that came preinstalled? ATI said on its website that 10.3 is not for my model, but if I don't need switchable graphics compatibility, I can install 10.3 anyway right? My GPU is ATI Mobility Radeon HD5650.

ThinkPad T460s: Intel i7-6600U, Nvidia 930M 2GB, 8GB DDR4 soldered+8GB DDR4 installed, 512GB SATA3 SanDisk X300 SSD, LG FHD nontouch display, Intel 8260 Wireless

Answer:ATI Catalyst Drivers

you can install newer version. if you have any issue with that, downgrade the pre-installed version.

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AMD Catalyst Drivers are not working correctly. I get this error when attempting to open the Control Centre.

Recently I did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit due to unrelated issues; I have two Radeon 6700 HD GPUs in a Crossfire configuration.

At this point, I am wondering if my employer's VMWare-based secure remote desktop is the problem. Is this what is meant by 'side-by-side' configuration, or is this a Crossfire issue?

I read elsewhere that incorrect or missing C++ Redist. packages might cause this issue, so I have done clean installations on those services as well.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16381 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122102 MB, Free - 49038 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 653324 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-970A-D3
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.2, Updated and Enabled

Answer:AMD Catalyst Drivers

What CCC version do you have installed? I highly doubt a remote desktop application is interfering with CCC.

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Can anyone please explain to me what catalyst drivers are?

Thank you!

Answer:What ere catalyst drivers?

Plain and simple, Catalyst is the name for ATI's newer video card drivers for the Radeon cards.

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They came out a few days ago. But I've noticed that the ATI overdrive is quite a bit different. The 10.2 drivers allowed the GPU to automatically step down to 600MHz from 750MHz, when idle. The memory could be run as low as 450MHz (though it had to be switch manually), and the gauge would report ice cold temperatures at idle. This is a 4870 I'm talking about, and underclocking the ram was almost like turning the card into a 4850 at the flick of a switch. Great for when you're not using the video card much. And some games will obviously run at 60fps with the memory underclocked like that anyway. It was pretty cool, even though you had to switch it manually.

Anyway, I notice in the 10.3 catalyst, that the GPU won't go lower than 750MHz, even at idle (even though you can set the slider as low as 600MHz). And the Memory is the same, in that it won't go any lower than 900MHz.

Anyone else noticed this at all?

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AMD Catalyst 13.1 Drivers Now Available to Download | Maximum PC

Answer:AMD Catalyst 131 Drivers Now Available

Thanks for informing . Downloading ...

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i just installed the latest release of the catalyst 8.10 drivers hoping to get a few more frames in Crysis and some decent FarCry2 support and i'm having a pretty chronic problem...

First, i installed them from the standard 3 in 1 package and then i reboot and the res won't go above 640x480x4... so i restart and then as soon as i get past the welcome screen in wondows (ie as soon as the driver should be kicking in) the whole thing goes to sh*te! my whole rig just freezes up and i get some crazy oscillating static-type noise and it doesnt go anywhere... so i reboot, try again, same thing

then i got the 3 separate installers (figured maybe it was just some stupid tech at ATI couldn't compile an installer right) and installed each component separately (after uninstalling the original 8.10 pack), restarting between each component... restart... same issue straight off the bat...

I've gone back to the 8.9 drivers now, but im really just wondering if anyone else has/had the same problem or knows any way around it. (and, no, i dont really wanna hear "Get a GTX 260 Core 216... nv hasnt got any problems" lol)

EDIT: OK... now its doing a similar thing with the 8.9 drivers... except there's no crazy noise and it doesn't totally freeze... when the driver should kick in, the screen just goes black and the fans go absolutely nuts

Answer:Catalyst 8.10 Drivers... anyone else tried them??

are you using windows vista?

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Question: catalyst drivers

i have a 9600se, i installed the omega drivers but performane sufferd, so i switched back to the catalyst drivers, and now my screen is to far over on the left ie some is cut off. ive tried messing around with the monitor, but it didnt help. does anyone know how i can fix this?

Answer:catalyst drivers

use NVkeystone

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I recently got a new computer (athlon 64 3400+, 512 ddr 400, radeon 9800se..) I dont really know much about drivers and stuff but I came across this CATALYST software on the ATI site. What basically is this and will I benefit using this other than the standard driver you get on cd rom with the card.

Any comments appreciated


Answer:CATALYST drivers...

It is their all in one driver bundle. The the Detonator from Nvidia, this is ATI's. The only thing it can do it update you to a newer driver, really. There is no real risk on this.

Good luck

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ATI Catalyst 9.6 Drivers

ATi has just released Catalyst 9.6 drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux platforms. In addition to game specific performance improvements and bug fixes, the new Catalyst drivers also offers support for new Linux distros and new MultiView features. Grab them if you need them!

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AMD/ATi Catalyst 8.9 Drivers

All you Radeon owners out there should head on over to AMD?s website and grab the latest Catalyst 8.9 drivers for Windows XP (32bit / 64bit) and Windows Vista (32bit / 64bit). Highlights of this release include overdrive support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations and a new 1080p @ 50Hz display mode. Hit the link for more information.

This release of Catalyst? introduces Overdrive support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations. Users can now over-clock each graphics accelerator?s engine or memory speed when running in QUAD CrossFire configurations using manual controls or the automated auto-tuning utility. This release of Catalyst? introduces 1080p @ 50Hz custom mode support for HDTVs for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series, and ATI Radeon X1000 Series of products. Users can configure their own custom 1080p @ 50Hz modes to best fit their display.

Answer:AMD/ATi Catalyst 8.9 Drivers

Oh good, new drivers. The 8.8's are causing me headaches. Supposedly the 8.9 betas actually work with no issues.

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go get it!

Answer:Catalyst 10.9 drivers available

You think maybe you can give a little information about them? Maybe a download link? Saying "Go get it" is not really appropriate for a whole topic. It provides users with nothing.

Download link

This version of Catalyst support all Radeon HD 2000. 3000, 4000 and 5000.

Some data from GPU Caps Viewer 1.9.0
- Drivers Version: 8.771.0.0 ? Catalyst 10.9 (8-25-2010) ? atig6pxx.dll
- ATI Catalyst Version String: 10.9
- ATI Catalyst Release Version String: 8.771-100825a-104558C-ATI
- OpenGL Version: 4.0.10188 Compatibility Profile/Debug Context
- GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 4.00
- OpenGL Extensions (Radeon HD 5870): 204 extensions (GL=185 and WGL=19)

In other news, AMD announced their partnership with Valve yesterday, as such you can now find the drivers available via Steam.

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ATI Catalyst 9.9 Drivers

AMD has just released new ATI Catalyst 9.9 drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux. The new drivers fix a host of game specific issues and a handful of hardware problems in addittion to a performance boost. The new 9.9 Catalyst drivers also add support for openSUSE 11.1. Grab them if you need them.

Answer:ATI Catalyst 9.9 Drivers

Wow they are updating these every couple of weeks and it keeps getting better!

Thanks a bunch AMD!

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I ran 3DMark 2001 to compare

5.1 CATS:

5.3 CATS:

Now I notice with the 5.2's and 5.3's in game it will run ok.. then suddenly drop to 5fps and come back up.. the 5.1s NEVER do that. It dropps framerate in all the games I play, I run the game games with 5.1 and they all run good.

Look at the HUGE difference between FPS on teh Pixel shader test on each one.. 5.1's give me 255FPS and 5.3's give me 99.3FPS

Yes V-sync is off, and they were both run at the same settings. WTF is going on here??

Answer:Is it just me or are the ATI Catalyst drivers after 5.1....

Since I cant edit I also want to note that look at the difference in scores with both High Polygon Count tests:

5.1: 77.3
5.3: 25.7

5.1: 15.4
5.3: 14.6

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Question: Catalyst Drivers

I have a 4850 video card. I downloaded the 8.7 Catalyst drivers. Does anyone know if the hotfix driver was included with that package? AMD website does not say. Should I also uninstall the catalyst drivers before doing the hotfix?

Answer:Catalyst Drivers


Yes you should always unisntall hte old drivers. I would use Driver Cleaner Pro as well to prevent driver conflict.

I do not know of the hotfix being included. But i am sure their forums would hold that answer. When was the hotfix released? Before or after the drivers?


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ATI Catalyst 10.4 Drivers Are Now Available

AMD has just posted the new ATI Catalyst 10.4 drivers for all you Radeon owners out there. The new Catalyst 10.4 drivers support Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Linux. In addition to various performance improvements, the new drivers include new features and address a number of issues. Hit the link for more information.

Answer:ATI Catalyst 10.4 Drivers Are Now Available

Boo!!! I keep getting Server Errors. **** AMD... Even going the back way into the drivers section, I'm gettin' errors. Anyone else?

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Catalyst 10.6 Drivers Are Out

AMD has just released new ATI Catalyst 10.6 drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. There currently seems to be an error when selecting the Windows 7 32-bit drivers but all the others seems to be working fine. Grab em' if you need them!

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In order to install new Catalyst drivers do you first have to uninstall the previous ones? And if they simply install over the previous ones, how do you revert to the originals if necessary?Thanks for listening.SKETCH

Answer:ATI Catalyst Drivers.

Check here click here the answers in there great site for ATI cards.

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Question: Catalyst Drivers?

I have a Saphire Radeon 9600 Pro Atlantis graphics card and want to update the drivers.In device manager it appears my existing ones are that correct or am I looking in the wrong place to identify them?Also do I need the catalyst drivers or non catalyst.I am using Win XPpro.Thankyou

Answer:Catalyst Drivers?

updated drivers here click here

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ATI Catalyst 10.3 Drivers

All you Radeon owners out there should head on over to AMD?s website and download the new ATI Catalyst 10.3 drivers. Operating systems supported by the latest Catalyst release include Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Linux. There are a number of new features in this driver release including: ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements, Catalyst support for 3D stereoscopic, Catalyst support for ATI Mobility Radeon and more. In addition, the new Catalyst 10.3 drivers offer game specific performance improvements for a number of games, most of which we put to the test here last week. For those of you interested, you can see a complete overview of the new features here.

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Thought I would make it obivious

Answer:Catalyst 3.5 drivers out

i got about 300 more 3d marks with these drivers, and games seem to run smoother.

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Hi, i was wondering whether it was possible to install ATi Catalyst without the drivers, the reason for this being, that Catalyst has a better overclocking feature than the software im currently using, the software I am currently using is ASUS SmartDoctor. I am using this as the ATi drivers are (strangely) not compatible with ASUS modified cars, so gameplay cuts out often, now I've installed SmartDoctor, i miss the really effective overclocking feature. Although the drivers work. Any Help ??

Thanks, chazshep.

Answer:ATi Catalyst without the drivers ???

I doubt it.

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A friend is having problems with a new printer and the problem seems to be that the old printer will not completely uninstall. Can anyone recommend a program for completely removing hardware/software?Many thanks.

Answer:Good uninstall utility?

Advanced Uninstaller, I believe you can get a free trial click hereHowever it may be worth first reinstalling your printer and then uninstall it again using add/ remove programs.

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avast! Uninstall Utility 9.0.2006.159

avast! Uninstall Utility :

· avast! Free/Pro/Internet Security/Premier
· avast! Windows Home Server Edition
· avast! Endpoint Protection (Plus)

Answer:avast! Uninstall Utility

Thanks Petrovic

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AMD (ATI) Catalyst Drivers 11.12 have been released.

Change Log - Source:

Last Updated
Article Number
This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD?s software suite, AMD Catalyst? 11.12. This particular software suite updates the AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst? Control Center / AMD Vision? Engine Control Center. This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability.
AMD Vision Engine Control Center

Package Content

The AMD Catalyst? software suite 11.12 contains the following:

AMD display driver version 8.92
HydraVision? for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Southbridge/IXP Driver
AMD Catalyst? Control Center version 8.92 / AMD Vision? Engine Control Center version 8.92.Click to expand...

Highlights of the AMD Catalyst? 11.12 Windows release includes:

AMD OpenGL 4.2 production support
· AMD Catalyst 11.12 delivers official support for the OpenGL 4.2 specification
AMD Eyefinity technology enhancements
· Enables support for AMD HD3D technology when using a 3x1 Landscape Eyefinity display group, on supported DisplayPort 3D monitors.
AMD Vision Engine Control Center enhancements for Dual Graphics
· Improvements have been implemented to better facilitate the enabling and control of the Dual Graphics within the Vision Engine Control CenterClick to expand...

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:

This section prov... Read more

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I had an nvidia card before (8800 gts) and their drivers would allow me to run a certain .exe file with different video settings (AA and AF).

I play cs and battlefield bad company 2 and want cs to have 4x AA and 4x AF. But, I want BFBC2 to run at "application setting".

Anyone know how to do this in the ATI drivers? I haven't owned an ATI since the pre-AMD years.

Answer:Catalyst Drivers AA and AF Profiles?

Pretty sure you do this in the Profiles option ATI Catalyst? Control Center - Features has an explanation

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AMD's award-winning ATI Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon? graphics processors. Certified by Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), ATI Catalyst drivers for Windows® operating systems deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.

Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, ATI Catalyst puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience?.
Industry-leading performance

ATI Catalyst updates are focused on improving graphics performance, including enhancements for popular Direct3D and OpenGL game titles.

Innovative and exciting features

ATI Catalyst includes the ATI Catalyst Control Center?, delivering innovative features and unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon graphics.

Robust stability

ATI Catalyst drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified, and include rigorously tested Linux drivers to deliver the industry's most stable and reliable graphics performance.


ATI Catalyst delivers a full software solution for PCs running several operating systems including Microsoft® Windows 7® and Linux®.

ATI Catalyst is free and this release is for computers running Windows Vista a... Read more

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I have the lenovo ideapad Z575 which has the 6520g and radeon HD 6650m graphics. I was wondering if anyone knows or has tried installing this official AMD catalyst drivers and see if they work. I was hoping with the new 12.7 beta drivers they might be able to detect both. Anyone know because I am a gamer and would like to get the newest and best performance out of my laptop.

Answer:Lenovo Drivers or catalyst?

Does anyone know ANYTHING??! Anything at all. I would like it even if a lenovo employee could enlighten me? Please!!!!

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ATI has released its Catalyst v9.10 drivers.

Answer:ATI Catalyst v9.10 Drivers Released

Nice one matey.

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I've just tried to upgrade my ATI and the installation went almost to the end, but stopped and gave the following....."Setup will only run in Administrator mode-setup aborted". Can anyone help?

Answer:AtI Catalyst Drivers upgrade

If Vista ,turn off your UAC untill it's done.Control panel>user accounts>turn user account control off.

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Ok, so I have taken the big leap of faith in Microsoft and put Vista on one of my systems. After regretting the decision nearly immediately, I opted to just duke it out with my overloaded computer and try to get this to run. I have searched through numerous tech help forums looking for references to the ATI drivers, and it seems that everyone is able to get their graphics card to run. I found my card on a list of Vista supported cards, and downloaded the Vista drivers from the ATI website. After some minimal problems getting the drivers installed, and a reinstall just for luck (although the installer informed me that everything was up to date and running), I am still exactly where I started - without my Radeon. I can't even get the Catalyst Control Panel to open from my desktop (I double click the icon, or right click to Open, or go straight from the program file, and it basically just sits and blinks at me). The kicker is that of the numerous ATI programs in my Installed programs list, Catalyst is listed absolutely nowhere. Any suggestions?

Quick run down on specs:

Vista Beta 2 Build 5384
AMD Sempron 2.0 GHz 80 GB
512 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 All-In-Wonder
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music

Answer:ATI Catalyst Beta Drivers

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May I present to you (an otherwise, most excellent find, if you ignore the nay-sayer below) the Catalyst WHQL ATI 9.8 drivers in both x32 and x64 flavors. These feature great support for newer (and older games) and a much-needed interface improvement for the Catalyst Control Center. Enjoy.


Vista/Win7 Catalyst 9.8 x32

Vista/Win7 Catalyst 9.8 x64

WinXP Catalyst 9.8 x32

Installation Report:

Catalyst? Install Manager
Installation Report
08/16/09 19:44:45

Hardware information
NameATI Radeon Graphics ProcessorManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0x9441Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x030000Revision ID0x00Subsystem ID0x2542Subsystem vendor ID0x1002Other hardwareExisting packagesCatalyst Control CenterATI Catalyst Install ManagerATI Display DriverHDMI Audio DriverAVIVOMicrosoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 RedistributablePackages for install
Catalyst Control CenterFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:2009.0714.2132.36830Size:150 MbytesATI Catalyst Install ManagerFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:3.0.736.0Size:20 MbytesATI Display DriverFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:8.640.0.0000Size:90 MbytesHDMI Audio DriverFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:5.00.7000.05Size:1 Mbytes
Other detected devices
ManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0xaa30Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x040300Revision ID0x00Subsystem ID0xaa30Subsystem vendor ID0x1002ATI Radeon Graphics Processor
ManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0x9441Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x038... Read more

Answer:Catalyst 9.8 Drivers x32/x64 - Leaked

These are not leaked, and they are not exclusive. And this post is late.

But thank you for an almost excellent find.

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ATI has released its Catalyst v9.10 drivers.

Answer:ATI Catalyst v9.10 Drivers Released


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To my unhappiness I have come to find out that there is no official version of Catalyst drivers for Windows 2003. Knowing that Windows 2003 has great compatibility capabilites I set Compatibility Mode to Windows XP for the ATI panels, so they could start. Well, the drivers work, but most of the games I usually play are so choppy its impossible to play (Like Diablo2, I would never think that it would work worse than an old GeForce4MX ).
So my question is, would this be caused by the OS, or is the fault of Catalyst 3.9 drivers?
BTW. my card is Radeon 9600 PRO.

Answer:Bad Catalyst drivers for Windows2003?

I can't get any of my games to work properly in Win2003 either. Guess the comptibility mode isnt all its cracked up to be after all.

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New Catalyst 10.5 Display Drivers Are Out

Brand new Catalyst 10.5 display drivers are now out. Grab them if you need them.

ATI Overdrive enhancement ? full support for multiple display configurations. ATI Overdrive has been enhanced ? Delivering full support for over-clocking functionality on supported ATI Radeon? HD graphics accelerators connected to multiple display configurations.

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I have an HP notebook running on Windows 8.1
I wanted to check for driver updates so I went to the AMD website
I downloaded an autodetect software and it suggested I download an AMD Catylist Omega 14.12 without dotnet45
I have AMD Radeon HD 8650 + 8600/8700M Dual Graphics with its drivers (presumably up to date)
Should I install that driver? and if yes how do I go about doing it without f***ing up my PC?
Thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7386 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8600/8700M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 935519 MB, Free - 570173 MB; D: Total - 17554 MB, Free - 1709 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 198A
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: AMD Catalyst Drivers

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right, here goes:

this morning, i decided that i wanted to control the fan on my X800GTO, and get accurate temperature reads. to do this, I had to install the asus "enhanced" catalysts. i removed ALL of the old stuff, and so installed the new asus drivers from scratch. when i restarted the asus tool for viewing temeratues etc said it could not function properly, due to the asus drivers not being installed.

so, i repeated the whole process, uninstall the lot, restart, install, restart, same thing. i then thought blow this, i will just put the regular catalysts back on. removed, restart, installed, restart, OK, i will try fear. plays fine. i then loaded the catalyst control panel, and it said:

"The necessary OpenGL extensions for showing the preview are not installed."

And the scection where it normally shows the car driving down the road was blank.

What exactly am I doing wrong here? It all seems so illogical.

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I've been having quite a few crashes in a lot of my games (mostly the ones designed for nvidia e.g San Andreas, Sims 2 etc.) referencing a 0xc0000005 fatal crash. My PC does not restart, simply crashes to desktop. I checked google and it says that 0xc0000005 errors in games are usually 70% of the time due to device drivers with around 50% caused by Graphics drivers. I'm currently running the latest catalyst 5.7 drivers and was wondering if anyone knew of any stable catalyst versions which I could test? I'm pretty sure it's graphics drivers as Farcry and Half Life 2 run like charms.

{EDIT} SPEAK OF THE DEVIL! Just received a BSOD, ran the minidump through windbg and it came out as most probably caused by ati2dvag.dll :evil: Anyone who can infiltrate the minidump further to help me with my problem is willing to try.

{EDIT2} Ok So I degraded to 3.1 (my original discs drivers) and everything has gone haywire, windows freezes, restarts everything!!

Answer:Stable catalyst drivers

Ok I'm going to upgrade to 5.5, if I can recall correctly my PC problems all started back when I installed 5.6 before playing San Andreas. Will report on the situation.

{EDIT} Ok so I degraded to 5.5 and tested out Warcraft 3 (primary crasher) and have had no problems, no BSOD's, Farcry looks a bit less exquiste but is still amazing and tranquil as ever. I checked the net, apparently ATI made some major changes when developing cat drivers 5.6 & 5.7. When 5.8 come out later this month I'll give em a go.

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so i noticed this issue about 4 months ago when 11.6 came out. i tried to install it and it did just fine. no errors. but then i restart my pc (like it tells you to) and my resolution is all off and i get a error saying that i didnt install the appropriate driver (i did) or i dont have a amd gpu (clearly do). i can open ccc and when i do it is very basic. no gpu options just 4 tabs. and it is in advanced.
So heres what i have done.
Reinstalled the drivers many times
uninstalled through amds options in reg mode and in safe mode.
Have ran driver sweeper erased all amd and ati files in regular mode and then again in safe mode restarting everytime. still no dice
manually set the driver in the device manager(went to my 5850 and did it from there)
i plan on buying battle field 3 soon but if i cant download the latest drivers i cant update it to get hot fixes or anything.
also 4 months ago i called amd tech support they told me to wait for 11.7 to come out and it will be fixed...11.8 came out i called again and they said wait for 11.9...yeah ill get right on that......
any ideas before i take the gtx460 out of my gfs pc and see if i can update there drivers? because if the 460 works and can update i guess im going to assume its my card and rma it
this is getting really annoying

Answer:Issues with going from 11.5 catalyst drivers to 11.8 (or any other)

Hi branflake welcome to SF

Please follow these steps in this order,

Do the ati catalyst remove cleaning,restart.

Download and install software\driver 10.11,during installation choose custom and untik\disable registration and free game,finish,restart.
Previous ATI Catalyst

Download and install software\driver 11.8 and again during the installation choose custom and this time untik\disable only the new catalyst 2,finish,restart.
ATI Radeon

With the above steps you will have all the new software\drivers without the new catalyst 2.

Though you will have the catalyst 1 to control your gpu.

Finish with the above steps an post back with any results.

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found at guru3d

These are the final 8.10 drivers that ATI will be releasing in a few days. This is the version with fan control in the CCC

Vista x86/x64

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XP x86/x64

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Answer:Catalyst 8.10 Final Drivers

Nice timing, I just installed by 4870 X2 again after I thought my motherboard was dead, but it wasn't.

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does anyone have this driver? Catalyst 4.3 drivers
i need them to set up my card. these is the last drivers that are sertified for win98 i used aan asus 9250 ati card qon a asus a7n8x-deluxe board and with win98 with the latest drivers available and it was a disaster. i need certified drivers. if anyone have them or knows a site i can downaload them please inform me. thanks in advance.

Answer:ati driver Catalyst 4.3 drivers have a nice selection of the older drivers adn you will come across a few WHQL certified drivers ( if you dont know what WHQL is then linky time )

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I have a Radeon 5850 installed in my desktop and my laptop has a 5650 card. The catalyst driver suite installs without a hitch on my laptop which is running Windows 7 HP (x64) but when I try to install the latest or previous versions of the same driver suite on my desktop which is running Windows 7 Ultimate (x32) the installation mentions errors and in the log it states the driver has not installed. In order to install the drivers I have to do it manually through device manager. I have used Driver Sweeper to erase all traces of the old driver files inside safe mode. I always uninstall my old drivers before putting in the new versions. Anyone know what is going on here and how to fix it?

Answer:ATI Catalyst Drivers won't install :(

Ok, firstly, alarm bells started ringing when i noticed that one device (laptop/pc) is 32bit, and the other 64bit. If you are using the same instal file on both machines, thats probably the problem!

If I'm reading that wrong, then sorry.

What I would do is firstly try the manufacturers website of your graphics cards for the latest drivers. If not, try windows update. If not, did you have drivers with the pc/laptop? If not, run dxdiag, save all info to text file and upload here for me to see.


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Version 4.5

Answer:New ATI Catalyst Drivers released

gracias flop

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I've just gone to ATI to update my graphics card drivers, and noticed it's Catalyst 4.1? Last month it was version 4.9 and I've got version 4.6 already installed!click hereCatalyst Version 4.9 was dated in September and this version (4.1) is dated October? Another version 4.1 was available in January. I've got a Radeon 9700pro.Anyone have any idea what's going on?

Answer:ATI's latest Catalyst drivers?

I installed this version - I think it's just a bad numbering system and actually is version 4.10 the previous being 4.09 etc..

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What's the deal with the latest Catalyst drivers? I just installed 4.8, and I would get a black mask over the image in PowerDVD, and Fullscreen in WMP9 when watching DVDs from my Virtual Drive. You can hear the movie playing and all, so that's not the issue.

I uninstalled them, and put back 4.6, and they play fine.

Is this some sort of protection/encryption system? If not, is this some sort of driver problem?

How stupid. (If its the former)

Answer:Solved: ATI Catalyst Drivers 4.8

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ATI Catalyst 9.3 Display Drivers

Brand new Catalyst 9.3 display drivers are now available. The new 9.3 Cats are available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7m Windows Vista and Windows XP. Grab them if you need them.

Answer:ATI Catalyst 9.3 Display Drivers

quick review hexus did for the high end cards (4870x2 / gtx 295)

Review :: ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmark high-end cards : Page - 1/8

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Hi, are there any plans for new ati catalyst drivers for the w500? I want to use the GPU for Video editing, but right now it is not possible because of the old catalyst version.btw... i use 8.792.5-110424b-119200C... Tycho

Answer:W500 - New ATI Catalyst drivers ?!

Get the latest Catalyst, unpack it, but don't install it.Update the driver manually using Device Manager. Do not use setup.exe, and do not uninstall 8.792.5.

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Just for your information These are the release notes: and you can find the drivers here:

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Is anybody else having trouble with the Catalyst drivers with Vista x64?
I have tried reinstalling, tried using both 7.12 and 7.11 and still having issues.
I receive and error while doing anything visually enhanced such as trying to play a game.
Also I am getting white horizontal lines across both of my LCD monitors at 1440x900 resolution.
The GPU temps are well within the respected range only hitting about 46C load, so the card is not overheating and it is also at stock speeds/voltage.
This leads me to believe it is likely a compatibility issue with the 64bit version of Vista, as the same card ran quite well on the 32bit version.
My system specs are as follows:
AM2 4400+ x2
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H
Sapphire Radeon 3850 256mb
4x1gb DDR2 800Mhz dual channel
2x250Gb 7200rpm Sata2

Any ideas?

Answer:Vista x64 and Catalyst Drivers

Hummm, I have run both drivers without any problems(see sig).
What power supply are you running?

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ATI Catalyst 9.10 Drivers Released

ATI Catalyst 9.10 drivers are now out! The Catalyst 9.10 drivers support Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit and 32-bit and Windows XP 64-bit and 32-bit.Grab them if you need them

Answer:ATI Catalyst 9.10 Drivers Released

ATI Radeon 5700 series not supported in Cat 9.10 WHQL

Just a heads up to those currently downloading the new ATI Catalyst 9.10 WHQL drivers just released today, this driver does not support the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 5750, but it does support the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850. However, you can still grab drivers off of for the Radeon HD 5700 series as described below. Official support for Radeon HD 5700 series will be included in Cat 9.11.

5700 is not officially supported in catalyst 9.10 but if end users go to, go to download drivers, choose 5700, they will be able download press driver until catalyst 9.11 comes out. -Jay Marsden

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Hey all, I've got an older 4850 that's perpetually stuck with CCC 11.2 drivers. I had issues when I originally put it in where it wouldn't install drivers at all which required a boot into safe mode alongside driver sweeper and some deleting of mucked up files in a system folder. But now when I go to do the automatic update through CCC, it says everything installs correctly but it doesn't actually install the latest drivers. And I've uninstalled CCC and reinstalled to no avail. I'm thinking something is broken deep down but I wouldn't know where to begin to look. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:HD 4850 won't take new Catalyst drivers

Zach, have you tried driver sweeper in Safe mode? The reason I ask is that the drivers need to be COMPLETELY removed for a new install to work correctly.


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Catalyst 4.7 available.

Download here

Release Notes here.

Answer:ATI Catalyst 4.7 Drivers released

Excellent, time to upgrade again

(for the 25th time )

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i recently bought an ati 9800xt 256mb agp off ebay & recieved it this morning. i got a disk with it but cant get it to work. anyone know which drivers i would need? i went onto the ati website but there seems to be hundreds.. which do i need? thanks

Answer:ati 9800xt catalyst - which drivers etc do i need?

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My current videocard is a ATI Radeon X1550 manufactured by MSI.

Whenever I goto update my drivers through Windows Update it shows drivers made by ATI and MSI. So is either better than the other or more recommended?

Currently I'm using the ATI made drivers and have had no problems.

Answer:ATI Catalyst Drivers Question...

Ignore it, if it works, don't break it.

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ATI has released new Vista 32 and 64 bit drivers for Legacy cards (X19xx series and down),

32 bit - ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

64 bit - ATI Catalyst? Legacy Display Driver

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The latest Catalyst drivers are available, version hereIf you look at the new features in the release notes, Geometry Instancing sounds interesting.I'm surprised none of the "gamers" haven't started a thread about these new drivers being released ;-)dagwoood.

Answer:New Catalyst(Radeon) drivers available.


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AMD ATi Catalyst 9.5 Drivers Leaked

Some sites obtained copies of the 9.5 release of ATi Catalyst software and made it available for downloading. According to the AMD forums, they aren?t officially released until Monday so YMMV with the ones that are out there right now.

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Question: intel inf utility

My specs are:

Chip - p4 2.4b
Motherboard - Gigabyte 845ge

I am having a few problems with my computer and am trying to patch up the problems with the Intel Inf utility. The problem is when i run the the program it crashes at around 30%. I've tried extracting the files manually and updating the comp but it does not work.

Does anyone have any explanations and/or suggestions??


Answer:intel inf utility

no-ones has any idea?

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Just wanted to ask peoples opinion on what is the best programme for performing a full clean up of the hard drive. Something stable that will remove all the different types of junk data, temp files, internet shrapnel and maybe tidy the registry too.

I had a look at the download section and searched for previous topics but couldn't find anything.

Answer:Best clean up utility?

My two favorite...


That pretty much takes care of everything.

too much?
Then there are several that I use as I don't think there is one "do it all" program..
Norton Systemworks
Spybot S&D

I guess those are the main ones for me..


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Hi All,

I'm replacing the Wireless Network card on my laptop to a different brand.

The existing is a D-Link Airplus G.

Via Control panel I can select to uninstall the 'D-Link Airplus G + Wireless Adapter Utility', this runs and asks me if I want to also delete the device - I say YES.

But, when I re-boot, the utility has been added again to my 'All Program' list, but clicking on it comes up with an 'unable to locate DWLGTI.exe' , which I can find in my Program Files \D-Link... directory.

I can manually delete the link from All Programs, but it keeps coming back!

I've tried the uninstall several times, including a re-install, and uninstall, but I can't seem to remove it from the All Programs - it keeps re-appearing.

I tried deleting the D-Link directry and sub directory - but was unable 'cos it said they were in-use? The actual D-Link directory only has the Utility sub directory within it which only contains 2 Dll's, 2 Icons, and the DWLGTI.exe as above.

I'd really like to completely remove everything to do with the D-Link card before I install my new one (3Com).

What advice please?



Answer:Uninstall Wireless Network Utility - It Won't!

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Windows Shielding Utility is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Shielding Utility and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism, Windows Shielding Utility has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows Shielding Utility is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.
Removal instructions for Windows Shielding Utility virus​This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.
If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.
STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Press and hold the F8 key as your compu... Read more

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I recently inadvertently installed PLDS SmartPack Utility, which came bundled with an ASUS Xonar audio card driver - downloaded from their official site. I'm usually pretty careful about this sort of thing, but it was included in a way that made it look as if its installer was the installer for the sound card driver. Now I can't find any way of uninstalling it. It has no entry in the Windows program list in Control Panel/Programs and Features. It's entry in Start/All Programs does not include an uninstall option. I have tried Revo Uninstaller (free), but this did not see the program.
I have run Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool, and none of them identify this program as a PUP. I certainly don't want it, so for me it is a Definately Unwanted Program.
Does anyone know anything about this program? And can someone please tell me what I need to do to get rid of it?
I run Windows 7 64 Home

Answer:How to uninstall PLDS Smartpack Utility

You should find the uninstaller....
C:\Windows\SmartPack\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\SmartPack\irunin.xml

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I have a pre-loaded shopping application called Wizlink in my computer. I would like to uninstall it but it doesn't show up in the Uninstall utility in Control Panel. Has anyone heard of Wizlink? I would like to know whether simply deleting it without knowing what the associated files are and if they are going to cause any problems.

I have an HP and this program was pre-installed and linked to a couple of shopping shortcut icons also preloaded on my desktop (eBay etc).

Why can't the Uninstall utility find this pesky program, as I would much rather use an uninstaller than simply delete the program?

Any advice?

Answer:Application not showing up in Uninstall utility

Hi use revo uninstaller the free version should do Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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I have just deleted Zone Alarm and now find that no programs appear in the Install/Uninstall utility in the systems folder it is completly blank, any suggestions

Answer:Windows 98 uninstall programs utility

Yes if you can still get into windows, shut computer down to DOS. Then at C:\WINDOWS> type SCANREG /RESTORE put the old date back before you removed ZoneAlarm it will put things back to what they was before

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               Hi, I am getting frequently the message ' Catalyst control center has stopped working' on my laptop. My laptop is G505(59379534) with win 8.1 64 bit os. I learnt that updating to latest catalyst drivers from AMD site may solve this problem. But how can I locate specific driver suited to my laptop in AMD site for downloading. Also today morning the message ' Display driver stopped and it was recovered successfully' was flashed in laptop. So I think latest display driver is also needed. Can anybody kindly guide whether I have to install any updates for solving above problems if so how to identify required drivers for downloading. Thanks in advance 


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Answer:How to get latest catalyst drivers for G505

hi arm_1969,
Your issue might be similar to this thread.
Looking at the G505 (59379534) parts, this unit uses a AMD Sun-Pro-M2 NB GPU Chip (Radeon HD 8xxxxM Series).
 - Link to picture
Can you try the following:
1. Update the AMD Display Driver.
2. Apply the Display driver stopped responding and has recovered hotfix from Microsoft (see the 
Let me fix it myself area)
3. Run Windows Update to get the latest patches and fixes for the OS.
Let me know how it goes.

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Or are we stuck using only the drivers from Lenovo's site??I have an ATI Radeon Mobility 3650 card...I would like to pivot my monitor and the 8.5.x drivers don't seem to allow this.Thank you, tom

Answer:Will the ATI Catalyst 9.8 drivers work on a T500??

Hi Tom, as long as you don't care for switchable graphics you can use them. I am currently running them on Win7 x64 : ) Greetz!M.T.

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