Catalyst Control Center not working on fresh Win7 install

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  1. pqueiro

    pqueiro Notebook Geek

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    Hey guys

    I just got a new mSATA drive so I reinstalled Windows 7 on my Clevo P170EM. Win7 is SP1 and comes updated with all the latest. When installing the drivers for my 7970m I came across a weird issue: Catalyst Control Center will not work. If I launch it off the Start Menu, nothing happens. If I try to launch the Enduro switchable graphics thing, I get this error message:

    Catalyst Control Centre: Command Line Interface has stopped working

    With a lot more info attached (see bottom of post). A lot of googling hasn't produced anything (no two people can agree on the problem) but suggestions are: .NET Framework being wonky, a specific Windows Update package screwing things up (tried that one already, did not work), and adding a line to .NET's registry folder that didn't work either.

    Any help? I'm at a loss. I've tried stock Clevo drivers, latest AMD drivers, several .NET versions and no luck. Anything will be welcome.

    Thanks!

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    As promised, the full error message:

    Code:
    Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name:	CLR20r3
      Problem Signature 01:	CLI.exe
      Problem Signature 02:	2.0.0.0
      Problem Signature 03:	4f2058ba
      Problem Signature 04:	LOG.Foundation.Implementation
      Problem Signature 05:	4.0.4639.31615
      Problem Signature 06:	50525f4e
      Problem Signature 07:	5f
      Problem Signature 08:	43
      Problem Signature 09:	System.ApplicationException
      OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
      Locale ID:	2070
      Additional Information 1:	f10d
      Additional Information 2:	f10d17226afd548c542e6f3c6c17269e
      Additional Information 3:	c699
      Additional Information 4:	c69982a1a60ea45ff1774e3ec7a57e55
    
     
  2. pqueiro

    pqueiro Notebook Geek

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    Update: it's settled. It was... *drumroll* Avast's fault.

    It felt like a flashback to the 90's when I figured it out, but I reinstalled everything from Windows up except Avast and now all is well. Latest drivers, everything's working, but I need a new antivirus. Any suggestions?

    I'm going to leave the thread alive in case anyone has similar issues.
     
  3. kothletino

    kothletino Notebook Consultant

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    I also had a problem with the drivers from AMD (ccc). But in my case, the main cause of failure was incorrect driver installation order (AMD-> intel). Also couple of the last drivers from AMD in beta version, did not want to install at all.
    And about av perhaps AVG
     
  4. pqueiro

    pqueiro Notebook Geek

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    AVG is too spammy these days, always prompting me to install web this and search that :/

    What about MS security essentials? Is that any good?
     
  5. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    It's a good AV; decent protection/detection, integrates well with the OS, and is lightweight. It's never #1 but is often rated among the top 5 (as far as free AV programs go).
     
  6. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    aw gawd no, MS security essentials is awful, especially when it comes to its detection rate :(

    i can highly recommend qihoo 360 internet security, comes out on top of most antivirus reviews / comparisons, its got fast performance, low ressource needs and best of all: its free :) go ahead and check it out ;)
     
  7. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    I would suggest Avast.. used to use MSE but it's junk.. Avast is epic and has the least spam from all these free anti viruses...
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Avast was the one he was having issues with...
     
  9. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Avast's decent enough for non-critical devices and acquaintances ... considering it's free, that is. Yet it also sees many false-positives, both with 'certain' apps as well as perfectly normal (often rare) applications. When in doubt about a certain file; don't trust Avast's judgement, do a metacheck first.

    If you're willing to pay; Kaspersky's top-of-the-list with hit percentage and least false positives; they won't bother you with flagging perfectly fine, though shady, tools ... will definitely renew when subscription runs out.
     
  10. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    Lol fair enough. No matter what AV application is loaded anymore, something tends to slip by, even if only a PUP or two.
     
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