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Windows Tries to Boot Catalyst After Uninstall

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July 26, 2013 8:33:00 PM

ATI's Catalyst Control Software sure can be a pain. Even when uninstalling it on my 2nd rig it would cause a BSOD before it got very far into uninstalling. So I decided to try a different rout of uninstallation to see what would happen. My favorite quote being "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." ~Niels Bohr

After browsing the internet in search of the first recommendation to your average joe, I came across IObit Uninstaller. Sure enough it uninstalled the program, but it didn't seem to do a clean job at it. Now when I boot the computer I get this error.


Does anyone know why Windows is still trying to boot it? I've tried editing startup programs but it has not changed anything. I even went the extra mile and tried removing the software keys from registry. Still to no avail. Also while catalyst may be uninstalled to this extent, it is still listed in the possible startup programs list (though disabled).
a b $ Windows 7
a b U Graphics card
July 27, 2013 9:17:56 AM

open the msconfig and check if ATI's Catalyst Control is still listed in there. If so, uncheck it.

Also check the Startup folder
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July 27, 2013 2:42:43 PM

Emerald said:
open the msconfig and check if ATI's Catalyst Control is still listed in there. If so, uncheck it.

Also check the Startup folder


Already had it unchecked, but I did double check to be sure after this reply.
Wasn't in the startup folder either.

Does anyone know why it would still be listed as a startup program in MSCONFIG? Since the error says "make sure you typed the name correctly" I assume it is a config file of sorts with paths written for each startup program.
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July 28, 2013 12:07:04 AM

have you tried running CCleaner
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August 1, 2013 9:54:23 PM

Emerald said:
have you tried running CCleaner


Sorry for the delay. Other projects had to be done.

So I tried CCleaner and still no luck. I still have the same pop up after booting up the computer. Any other ideas?
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