Sorry, I forgot about this thread. I noticed your other one. My apologies
Firstly, try a previous version of Driver Sweeper. (maybe the latest version has some bugs for you)
Secondly - Manually create a Restore Point
before attempting the following.
► Done in 'normal' mode
With ATI catalyst install manager already uninstalled:
(*NB The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable version that CCC installs should have already been removed by the uninstaller) Ensure that the video driver in device manager is using the Generic VGA driver
. If it's currently using an ATI driver, uninstall it.
Reboot into Safe Mode
► Done in safe Mode
Using Driver Sweeper, attempt to Clean entries individually, instead of all at once. If this works - repeat until you find the entry (or entries) that is crashing Driver Sweeper and attempt to remove it manually.
If Driver Sweeper is still crashing on individual items, regardless of entry - it's time to manually remove the entries yourself. 1. Use Driver Sweeper / Analyze to give a list of everything you need to remove
. Do not attempt to Clean.
Basically, use the Analyze list as your manual 'hit guide'. 2. The easy part:
These are the folder locations an ATI Cat driver install creates. Manually delete these folders.
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies
* C:\Users\<YOUR NAME>\AppData\Local\ATI
* C:\Users\<YOUR NAME>\AppData\Roaming\ATI
(The last 3 are folders that are hidden by default. You need to make them visible)
In explorer, press alt to access the menu Tools > Folder options > View > You need to tick 'Show hidden folders, files and drives' 3. The tedious part:
Manually delete all ATI drivers/files found in the C:\Windows and sub-folders. 4. The harder part:
Open regedit and using the entries listed in Driver Sweeper, manually locate each registry entry and attempt to manually delete the keys. *NB Some keys may give a 'permission denied' when attempting to delete them.
After you have manually deleted as much as you can, re-run Driver Sweepers Analyze to see if you missed any.
Reboot normally, install Catalyst again and hope it bloody works properly this time