ATI Catalyst Control Center Fix   Leave a comment

ATI Catalyst Control Center Problem Solved:

Lately there have been many issues stating that CCC (Catalyst Control center) is not opening/starting and so on after doing the update. From my analysis it seems the ATI installer doesn’t seem to uninstall everthing as it should while doing the update, ATI to be blamed for this. Inorder to keep the Video drivers updated at the same time not crashing the CCC please follow the steps:

  1. Uninstall the current CCC as well as the video drivers either using control panel -> add/remove or using ATI express uninstaller.
  2. Then for safety sake , rename the folder “ATI Technologies” in Program files(x86) , and also check “program files ” for any traces of ATI or ATI technology folders , if so rename it.
  3. Mostly at this point, when you right click on the desktop , you might still happen to see the “Catalyst control center” in the context menu. So let’s clean up these registries first .
    1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit in run, and goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ACE
    2. Delete the key “ACE”. (Backup this key if needed)
    3. Now right click on the desktop, and you can see that “Catalyst control center” in the context menu is deleted .
  4. Let’s remove the old assemblies, goto c:/Windows/assemblies folder, and arrange the items by “Public Key Token” . Look for a key with Public Key Token 90ba9c70f846762e. Uninstall all the tokens in that name .

    Note: Sometimes u might not be able to uninstall token,

    1. When trying to uninstall you’ll be thrown “Access Denied” message. To overcome that log in as “Administrator”(System Account).
    2. If Administrator account is hidden type :
      net user administrator /active:yes. This is to be done in cmd prompt with “Run as Administrator” privilege.
    3. Log in to the administrator account and goto Windows/Assembly folder and uninstall the items with the token number mentioned above.
  5. Now download “Driver Sweeper”(Freeware from Guru3d), delete the existing ati drivers.
  6. Restart the computer .
  7. Now install your new ATI Driver which has CCC. After installation, restart the computer once again. Viola, there you go CCC works like a charm as well as the tray controller.






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