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"AMD catalyst control center cannot be started"

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Erotaku, Nov 26, 2014.

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  1. Erotaku

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    hello all,

    I Just got my new laptop and tried to install the graphics driver and this error showed up when I try to go to CCC :"AMD catalyst control center cannot be started there are currently no settings that can be configured"

    I googled this issue and I tried everything. I reinstalled it over 10 times and repaired/downloaded .net frameword. Results were nothing. It has been 2 days and I can't do anything on my laptop. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Amd_Man

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    If the laptop is new why are you installing the graphics driver. It should have already been good to go? Where are you downloading the driver from?
     
  3. Erotaku

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    Oh yes forgot to mention. I installed windows 8.1 as soon as i got my laptop.
    I download my driver from AMD website the latest version (release) and not a beta.
     
  4. flavallee

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    What's the brand name and model name and model number of that laptop?

    What Windows version and bit version came pre-installed in it?

    What country do you live in?

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  5. Amd_Man

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    You should only download drivers from the Laptops manufacture as the drivers for OEM units are often written specificly for their units.
     
  6. Erotaku

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    HP Probook 4540s. Enough? If you want more here is my dxdiag: http://pastebin.com/tVDry9ih

    It came with windows 7 professional and if I'm not wrong it was 64 bit

    Zimbabwe >_>
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    Also Replying the other post. I tried downloading from HP website but it had a slightly older version. I actually tried installing drivers from HP website first then tried from AMD later. Both didn't work
     
  7. Erotaku

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    Also when I switch on the laptop it shows the following error message: "No AMD graphics driver is installed or the AMD driver is not functioning properly. Please install the AMD driver appropriate for your AMD hardware" Then later on when I right click on my desktop and click CCC it shows the first error message I told you about : "AMD catalyst control center cannot be started there are currently no settings that can be configured"

    Just wanted to let you know about that too. Maybe it will help.
     
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    According to the support site for the HP Probook 4540s laptop, here is the Windows 8.1 64-bit driver for the AMD graphics device.

    Version: 13.152.1.9009 Rev. A(29 Sep 2014)

    File name: sp69094.exe (286 MB)

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  9. Erotaku

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    Yeah I tried that. Did a fresh install over 10 times
     
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    I don't know what else to advise you.

    Unless you find a way to get all the necessary devices in the laptop working with Windows 8.1 64-bit, you may be forced to revert back to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

    Hopefully, you haven't lost the ability to do so.

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  11. Erotaku

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    Through system restore? I doubt that... To be honest I doubt I can revert back my laptop in any way as you said.

    Should I reinstall windows 8.1? (I really hate windows 7 and I'm trying my best to avoid it) or should I just give up on the whole laptop and try to sell it even though I got it 3 days ago?
     
  12. flavallee

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    I've never used Windows 8.1, and never will, so I can't comment on its install/reinstall procedures.

    If you've destroyed the ability to revert back to Windows 7, it's not going to hurt anything to reinstall Windows 8.1.

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    I'm surprised you hate Windows 7 and prefer Windows 8.1.

    Most people feel just the opposite and have "downgraded" their new computers from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7.

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