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How to fix the problem: catalyst control centre:Host application has stopped wor

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January 3, 2013 8:36:16 PM

I have an HP compaq with dual core and amd radeon graphics...windows 7...lately my videos will not continue without having to revamp...so-to-speak...(in other words..I have to wait to hear and see video). Now I am receiving a message that catalyst control centre: host application has stopped working. What do I need to do to fix this problem?
a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 1:27:06 AM

I just happen to know that one.
However a dual core will never give you optimum video performance...

Might as well give this a shot. But the dual core may not have perfect video...
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Close all the applications that are being used...save and close your files...
Turn Off the antivirus and firewall, turn off the functions of windows defender.
If you have multiple security programs installed, they must be turned ALL off. Security will prevent your driver from installing...
Download the latest CCC driver package, and save it to an easy location. Make sure this is the correct driver for your card.
Delete all the current AMD video software and drivers, restart the system (the video will look screwy, don't worry)
Now load install all the newest CCC drivers and restart the system (the driver will not work (yet) as you said, but load it anyway)
left click start
left click computer
right click C drive
Left click Open
Right click Users
Left click properties
"Check" mark the box that says: Attributes: "Hidden" (there is now a check-mark in the "Hidden" box)
Click: "Apply"
Now the system will apply the hidden attributes...and this will take a while, or maybe a long while. Let this proceed, and don't interrupt it...
During this procedure, a message may inform you that you do not have administrator privilege to the file you are trying to change the attributes of. That's OK. Just click: "ignore all."
When this procedure is finished, click OK (the box will close after you click OK)
Now you will once again be looking at folders in C drive (don’t close the C drive window or you may regret it)
(once again) right click Users
(once again) left click properties
UN- check the box that says: Attributes "Hidden" (you will now take the check mark OUT, Hidden is no longer checked)
Click Apply
Now the computer will UN-apply the hidden attributes, and it may take a while, or a long while...but let it proceed, and finish, don't interrupt it.
During this procedure, a message may inform you that you are not the administrator of the file that you are trying to change the attributes of. That's OK, just click: "ignore all."
When this is completed click OK
Now close all windows and restart the computer
turn all the security back on.
At this point, the CCC should be functional. Open the CCC and test the functions...

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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 1:30:43 AM

It could also be an issue with .net Framework.

There is a known issue with some computers, CCC, and .net Framework.

It's resolved by updating to the latest version of .Net Framework (which is 4.0 now I think) and CCC.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 4, 2013 2:14:31 AM

Now that's an intelligent answer, thank you.
However if you do the attributes thing, it fixes the bug...it's an attributes error...
it's hiding attributes it should not hide. Toggling the attributes between hidden / non hidden fixes it.
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