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Define catalyst control failure

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June 18, 2011 1:56:03 AM

My PC kinda crashed and almost all of the icons on my desk top disappeared. Through accessing the programs menu I have been able to restore the essential ones and can work on my computer and software programs and access the internet.

I believe the crash had to do with the version of the Internet Explorer (8) that I was using because the week prior to the crash the internet connection was constantly shutting down. After the crash I have been receiving this error message each time I boot up and sometimes when I access the Chrome and or Firefox search engines. It says that the Catalyst Control Centre: Host Application has encountered a problem and needs to close. And that the are "Sorry for the inconvenience."

I am currently not using IE because when I try to access it it tells me that the IE is currently running without ad-ons and it doesn't boot up but ask for me to add the necessary ad ons. I decided to leave this alone for now and just use the other search engines.

My question, how do I get rid of this problem caused by the catalyst control failure? And how does it affect my hard drive? Also, is this something I need to call in to Dell the company that I bought the computer from. I believe I still have a service warranty that covers the computer.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Anna Sarrazin (email: attorney.anna.sarrazin@gmail.com)
June 23, 2011 3:51:43 PM

Hi Anna! Wow... well first of all... if it was my PC I would totally remove Chrome!!!!! Chrome is NOT needed to run Firefox because it is a totally separate program! I think it's from Google! But I have found Chrome to be nothing but trouble so I removed it from Firefox with no problems.

You can go here... "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_Catalyst" to learn about CCC and then go here... "http://blogs.computerworld.com/heres_why_ie8_crashes" and here... "http://askbobrankin.com/internet_explorer_8_crashes.htm..." to see if this helps you! I hope so!
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June 23, 2011 4:34:26 PM

rtfgirl said:
Hi Anna! Wow... well first of all... if it was my PC I would totally remove Chrome!!!!! Chrome is NOT needed to run Firefox because it is a totally separate program! I think it's from Google! But I have found Chrome to be nothing but trouble so I removed it from Firefox with no problems.


Well Hi rtfgirl! You came out of no-where. Did anybody say Welcome to Tom's Hardware yet?
I'll sure say it... "Welcome to Tom's Hardware" :) 

I have read a few of your responses and I like your style (accurate and to the point).

You're right about Chrome, it needs a lot of work!


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