Wow... fast reply
Thank you for the info, I have tried that before and didn't get any results but I thought, why not I should try it again after having done these other steps (assebly). It's a new one now, called Driver Fusion instead of sweeper. I ran it and found a ton... ran it again, found some more. Then realized, some weren't going away (HKEY)... but oh well. I cleaned as best as I could so I tried a nice fresh install of 12-6 and guess what... after a year of frustration and one destroyed x2 card, I finally, FINALLY have CCC again. I'm filled with happiness and grawr!
Thank you for giving me the right advice at the right time, I'm very thankful to you.