All the ATI-related entries in the "Startup" tab can be unchecked.
If you do that then, in addition to the ones I mentioned, ATICCC won't run at startup. So what happens is you won't be able to run ATI Catalyst Control Center. You can uncheck ATICCC, but then you have to manually run the program before you start Catalyst Control Center. I use Startup Control Panel to accomplish that task, if you use Msconfig you can open Command Prompt and issue the command:
All the ATI-related entries in the Services list can be set to Manual.
The problem with that is if you set ATI HotKey Poller to manual and then run Catalyst Control Center, ATI Smart will switch from manual to automatic. If you disable ATI HotKey Poller then ATI Smart will stay on manual.
Thanks for all the input here. I've never used my ATI control panel, though I have heard and seen that there is such a thing. All my graphics and my monitor have always worked well.
How do I access the ATI Catalyst Control Center ?
Well I use ATI CCC because I have dual monitors plus I send the video to my TV, so I use it to switch things around. Gamers sometimes use it to tweak different settings for games. If you just use the basic settings like resolution and refresh rate you don't need it.
Right-click on the Desktop > Properties > Settings tab > Advanced, does it show up in there?
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