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August 15, 2009 4:47:31 AM

Ok so i installed the 9.8 drivers for catalyst but i messed up. Ive never done this before so i didnt know that i was supposed to uninstall the previous drivers. Now my catalyst wont start up or appear in the lower right corner anymore. I dont know what to do and would really appreciate any help someone could offer! I dont know very much about computers, all i really want to do is just play games not mess with this stuff. I have windows vista 64bit home premium and a 4850 if that makes a difference in how you guys can help me.
Thank you for any replies!

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August 15, 2009 9:07:44 AM

First of all download and install driver sweeper from here:

Then go to your control panel and remove Catalyst from there,reboot and go to safe mode,click on driver sweeper and put a tick in ATI box and click clean,reboot and go normally to windows and install the driver,it will require another reboot after the installation,after that its finished,check whether u have the ATI box on the corner or not.
Hope this helped
August 15, 2009 2:33:10 PM

Hi, I posted an answer in the 9.8 cat thread, check there.

i tried your way buy it said that there was nothing to uninstall. I dont think i have catalyst control center anymore.
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August 15, 2009 2:34:32 PM

Maziar will that uninstall the graphics card drivers or only the 1s for catalyst control? Also if there ever was catalyst under control panel it isnt there anymore
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August 16, 2009 6:22:26 AM

If u do that instructions completely it will do a clean uninstall,so it completely removes the graphic card driver.
Btw,just remember that when u first go to control panel remove any ATI related software there
August 17, 2009 2:01:34 AM

Ok i dont know what safe mode is, ive only had vista for about 2 weeks now, and when i installed the 9.8 drivers they seemed to remove catalyst control center but it still appears on the top of the menu when i right click and it is still under programs so i dont know what to think. Im afraid to try these things since i know nothing about computers and i dont want to mess anything up. But your instructions seem easy enough but i need help knowing if catalyst is still on there or not and i need to know how to go into safe mode then i will try what you told me. Also i more question, is the drivers for the graphics card the same as catalyst control center? my graphics cards driver is 8.640.0.0 and it is a 4850
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August 17, 2009 4:37:09 AM

Have you tried opening the CCC? Try it, it cant hurt anything. Set a resore point if you think youll do something bad, but you wont.
Open CCC
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August 17, 2009 4:38:51 AM

When you right click it, it may say restart runtime, click that
August 17, 2009 2:33:43 PM

i clicked it and the same thing happened, nothing. The load icon on the mouse pops up 2 or 3 times then dissapears and nothin starts. And its ccc (catalyst control center right?) thats not working to begin worth so i cant open it, it seem to not be there but the icons for it still are