I just installed the latest driver, 12.11, and I got the annoying black borders around my monitor, and I tried opening catalyst control center and it won't open. I right clicked the desktop and clicked the option to open, got the loading hourglass, than nothing.
I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling/re-downloading drivers/going back to 12.10 (when it last works, now I'm in the same situation)
I did the usual uninstall (uninstall through device manager, use driver sweeper in safe mode for the rest)
And installed it, all with admin rights, and drivers installed, but CCC still isn't opening.
I even re installed windows (Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit)
I uninstalled my virus protection
Did system restores, but my last restore point was after this, because I did a windows update.
Still back to the same BS I had in the beginning
Idk what else to do
Do NVIDIA users have to deal with this crap? Because I know this is a frequent problem with AMD cards, and has been for YEARS (I've looked at SOOO MANY FORUMS on this topic, dating back to around 2007)
Anyone have any ideas/fixes?
I'd love any kind of help I can get
CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 965 BE @ 3.9Ghz with Corsair h60 push/pull
GPU: MSI R6850 OC PE with aftermarket cooler (Gelid Icy vision)
HDD: Seagate barracuda 1tb 7200RPM
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ 970 Motherboard
RAM: Wintec 4GB 1600 DDR3 RAM
PSU: OCZ ModXStream 600w Power supply
OS: Windows 8 PRO 64-Bit