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Old April 29, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Default ATI Catalyst won't launch in Vista x64

Hello everyone,
I've got this problem since the time I build my new rig.

ATI Catalyst software doesn't launch. It's been like this with V8.3 and V8.3 + Hotfix 64 and same with last V8.4 Vista x64.

after searching arround I found a detailled Installation log file in C:/Program Files x84/Ati Techonology/ Core...../

It mentioned some error, eventhough in the final Log view of ATI install Manager it was showing successfull for all elements.

Here are the errors and I also put on attachment the complet Log File:

[2008-04-26 17:39:06Z] Message: CLI.Caste.Graphics.Wizard.DLL successfully installed into the GAC
[2008-04-26 17:39:06Z] Exception:
Could not find C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Graphics-Previews-Common\Install.xml
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.BaseTask.MassagePath(Stri ng path)
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.GACTasks.Run(String filePath)
[2008-04-26 17:39:06Z] Exception:
Could not find C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Graphics-Previews-Vista\Install.xml
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.BaseTask.MassagePath(Stri ng path)
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.GACTasks.Run(String filePath)
[2008-04-26 17:39:06Z] Exception:
Could not find \Install.xml
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.BaseTask.MassagePath(Stri ng path)
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.GACTasks.Run(String filePath)
[2008-04-26 17:39:06Z] Message: Successfully loaded XML file C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\hydravision-full\Install.xml

and

[2008-04-26 17:39:07Z] Message: CLI.Aspect.MultiDesk.HydraVision.Shared.DLL successfully installed into the GAC
[2008-04-26 17:39:07Z] Exception:
Could not find C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\skins\Install.xml
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.BaseTask.MassagePath(Stri ng path)
at ATI.ACE.CCCInstall.Tasks.GACTasks.Run(String filePath)
** CCCInstall ended: 2008-04-26 17:39:07Z
===========================================

I'm pretty sure the reason of NO LAUNCH is there since logically without SKIN installed Catalyst has no way to launch.
But how can I fix that, of course I've already open a ticket with AMD Support but I do not expect a real solution from them.
During installation it extracts the installation file creating a directory c:/ATI . Is this could be the reason the installation does not find some Install.xml since it's looking for them in; for example C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\skins\Install.xml

Should I browse "C:\Program Files (x86)\" during installation to extract there?

Also if this version 8.4 of Drivers & catalyst is for Vista x64 why it installed in "C:/Program Files x84/" instead of "C:/Program Files/ATI Techonology" in this last appears only one text file "cccUtilx64.txt". Shouldn't be installing everything in "C:/Program Files/ATI technology" directory since it's compatible for 64bit OS.

Also I noticed in Service that NetFrame 2 x64 was on manual setting and also have a Netframe 2 x84 there also on Manual. I understood that NetFrame 2 was neccesary for Catalyst, so should it be on automatic load service? Both of them (x64 & x84)?
Actually I tried to set NetFrame x64 on automatic did not resolve my catalyst problem, but may be if I do that before installing Catalyst again would I get better results?

I was thinking installing NetFrame 3.5, do you recommend it for Vista Home premium x64?

Thks in advance for your replies. I know it's a lot of questions in one post, sorry abou that but I'm looking for a final solution.
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Old April 29, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Sounds like you installed it on top on other drivers or something. Uninstall all ATI software and reinstall CCC 8.4. I can confirm it works fine on vista 64.
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Old April 29, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Sounds like you installed it on top on other drivers or something. Uninstall all ATI software and reinstall CCC 8.4. I can confirm it works fine on vista 64.
Actually before installing new version I use Clean Driver, Control Panel > Program & Feature (what I notice there is that I could uninstall ATI Manager but there was a lot of element related to ATI, like cccBranding / cccCore-Implementation / cccCore-Static / etc..) with no MB Size appearing and that I could'nt uninstall) , delete all ATI and ATI Technology Directories in Explorer and delete all entries with ATI word in REGEDIT, which the only way I know to delete entries using search and F3 untill system does not find anymore entries related to the searched word.

Is there other name or word I should look for in REGEDIT, like CCC, CLI, MOM
I'd like to make sure I won't eliminate something that will make my system unstable or unworkable.

Please any recommendation will be greatly appreciate.
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