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Thread: AMD Catalyst install keeps failing

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    AMD Catalyst install keeps failing

    I have this video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127557 in this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128423. Running the ABYSMAL Win 7 64 bit "Home Premium". I am trying to run a 720P plasma & a 1080P LCD in clone. Try as I might, Catalyst will NOT install, and I have no idea why. Below is the error report. If anyone can tell me what might be the trouble, I'd appreciate it. SOOOOO tired of having to go to control panel to change resolutions constantly:

    Catalyst™ Install Manager
    Installation Report
    04/28/12 17:58:46

    Hardware information
    Name AMD Radeon Graphics Processor
    Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Device ID 0x68f9
    Vendor ID 0x1002
    Class Code 0x030000
    Revision ID 0x00
    Subsystem ID 0x2340
    Subsystem vendor ID 0x1462
    Other hardware
    Existing packages
    ATI Display Driver
    HDMI/DP Audio Driver
    Packages for install
    AMD Catalyst Install Manager
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 8.0.873.0
    Size: 20 Mbytes
    AMD APP SDK Runtime
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 10.0.923.1
    Size: 90 Mbytes
    AMD Display Driver
    Final Status: Success
    Version of Item: 8.961.0.0000
    Size: 90 Mbytes
    HDMI/DP Audio Driver
    Final Status: Success
    Version of Item: 7.12.0.7706
    Size: 1 Mbytes
    AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 2.00.0002
    Size: 3 Mbytes
    AMD Drag and Drop Transcoding
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 2.00.0000
    Size: 1 Mbytes
    AMD Media Foundation Decoders
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 1.0.70405.2224
    Size: 1 Mbytes
    Catalyst Control Center
    Final Status: Fail
    Version of Item: 2012.0405.2205.37728
    Size: 150 Mbytes

    Other detected devices
    Manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Device ID 0xaa68
    Vendor ID 0x1002
    Class Code 0x040300
    Revision ID 0x00
    Subsystem ID 0xaa68
    Subsystem vendor ID 0x1462

    Error messages
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    It shouldn't make a difference, but try pulling the TV while installing the drivers, then hook it up and configure it after a successful install. Just a matter of taking a potential problem out of the mix.

    Try an older driver.

    Windows up to date? Including .net framework?

    Unfortunately the report only says that it failed or succeeded and does not give a reason why.
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    JL - Thanks for the reply. It's interesting that you should mention the .net framework, since I have ALSO been trying unsuccessfully to update THAT for some time. Each time I try the following 2 updates, they fail as well. Any idea what this might indicate, or how I might get these to install?

    Thanks,

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    I was looking at the support info for the .net update, thinking I could just dl the file itself, but I don't know which is correct for win 7 64 bit home premium. Any clues?

    TIA

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    The middle one. x64.

    Yeah, give that a shot and see if it solves the issue.
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    Thanks for the reply. Tried running the X64 version, will not load. Gave the following, though I'm not sure how helpful it is. What could be up with this?

    OS Version = 6.1.7601, Platform 2, Service Pack 1
    OS Description = Windows 7 - x64 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1
    CommandLine = j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\Setup.exe
    TimeZone = Pacific Daylight Time
    Initial LCID = 1033
    Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism
    Operation: Installing
    Package Name = KB2600217
    Package Version = 10.0.30319
    User Experience Data Collection Policy: Disabled
    Number of applicable items: 1
    Summary Information:

    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended


    Patch (j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
    Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x80070643), "Fatal error during installation. " (Elapsed time: 0 00:00:35).

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    "Verbose":

    4/29/2012, 17:50:57] OS Version Information:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]OS Version = 6.1.7601, Platform 2, Service Pack 1
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]OS Description = Windows 7 - x64 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57] OS Version Information
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57] Environment details:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]CommandLine = j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\Setup.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]TimeZone = Pacific Daylight Time
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]Initial LCID = 1033
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57] Environment details
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:57]Loading localized engine data for language 1033 from j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\1033\LocalizedData.xml
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Entering Function: LocalizedData::CreateLocalizedData
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] exiting function/method
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] succeeded
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Entering Function: EngineData::CreateEngineData
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Current SetupVersion = 1.0
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]SetupVersion specified in ParameterInfo.xml is '1.0'
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]patch NDP40-KB2600217.msp added
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Adding Item type "Patches", local path (not applicable)
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]No ProcessBlock element
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]No ServiceBlock element
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Using Simultaneous Download and Install mechanism
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] exiting function/method
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] succeeded
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] MaintenanceMode determination: evaluating EnterMaintenanceModeIf
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]evaluating EnterMaintenanceModeIf:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]returning false
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] MaintenanceMode determination evaluates to 'not in maintenance mode'
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Operation Type:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Operation: Installing
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Operation Type
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Package details: KB2600217
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Package Name = KB2600217
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Package Version = 10.0.30319
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Package details
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] User Experience Data Collection Policy:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]User Experience Data Collection Policy: Disabled
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] User Experience Data Collection Policy
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Entering Function: UiDataT::CreateUiDataT
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Loading file - j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\UiInfo.xml
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Add to schema collection schema file - j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUi.xsd
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Successfuly found file j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\1033\SetupResources.DLL
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]Successfuly found file j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\Strings.xml
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] exiting function/method
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] succeeded
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Global Block Checks: Checking for global blockers
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Global Block Checks no blocking conditions found
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]OpenFileMapping fails with last error: 6
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]The handle to the section is Null
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]OpenFileMapping fails with last error: 6
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]The handle to the section is Null
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Applicability for Installing: evaluating each item
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Determining state: of j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58]evaluating ApplicableIf:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:58] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]MsiXmlBlob: this patch is applicable
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists evaluated to true
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]evaluating IsPresent:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]MsiGetCachedPatchPath with patch code {4DFA8287-EA36-3469-99FE-F568FEC81653} failed
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists evaluated to false
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Determining state of j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp - available but not verified yet
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Determining state: of j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Determining state of j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe - available but not verified yet
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]evaluating ApplicableIf:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]MsiXmlBlob: this patch is applicable
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists evaluated to true
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]evaluating IsPresent:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]MsiGetCachedPatchPath with patch code {4DFA8287-EA36-3469-99FE-F568FEC81653} failed
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists evaluated to false
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Applicability for Installing determination is complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Applicability Result Count:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]Number of applicable items: 1
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Applicability Result Count
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59]evaluating ApplicableIf:
    [4/29/2012, 17:50:59] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0]MsiXmlBlob: this patch is applicable
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0] Exists evaluated to true
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0]evaluating IsPresent:
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0]MsiGetCachedPatchPath with patch code {4DFA8287-EA36-3469-99FE-F568FEC81653} failed
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0] Exists evaluated to false
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:0]
    Summary Information:

    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended


    [4/29/2012, 17:51:7]Successfuly found file j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\1033\EULA.rtf
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: System Requirement Checks
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: Disk space check for items being downloaded
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Drive:[C:\] Bytes Needed:[33189888] Bytes Available:[16252628992]
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: Enumerating incompatible processes
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]No Blocking Processes
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: Enumerating incompatible services
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]No Blocking Services
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Launching Download and Install operations simultaneously.
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: Downloading and/or Verifying Items
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Verifying Digital Signatures: j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp: Verifying signature for NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp - Signature verified successfully for NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp Signature verified successfully for NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Signature verification succeeded for NDP40-KB2600217.msp
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]File j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp, locked for install.
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Verifying Digital Signatures: j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp Success
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Verifying Digital Signatures: j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe: Verifying signature for SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe - Signature verified successfully for SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe Signature verified successfully for SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Signature verification succeeded for SetupUtility.exe
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]File lock postponed for j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe.
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Verifying Digital Signatures: j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\SetupUtility.exe Success
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]evaluating IsPresent:
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12] Exists: evaluating
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]MsiGetCachedPatchPath with patch code {4DFA8287-EA36-3469-99FE-F568FEC81653} failed
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12] Exists evaluated to false
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]Starting install of item 'NDP40-KB2600217' at tickCount = 1651442
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]calling PerformAction on an installing performer
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11] Action: Performing actions on all Items
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:11]Wait for Item (NDP40-KB2600217.msp) to be available
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]NDP40-KB2600217.msp is now available to install
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]Creating new Performer for Patches item
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12] Entering Function: BaseMspInstallerT >::PerformAction
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12] Action: Performing Install on MSP: j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp targetting Product: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]Successfully called MsiEnableLog with log file set to C:\Users\GIGA2~1\AppData\Local\Temp\KB2600217_2012 0429_175058255-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile-MSP0.txt
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]Log File C:\Users\GIGA2~1\AppData\Local\Temp\KB2600217_2012 0429_175058255-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile-MSP0.txt does not yet exist but may do at Watson upload time
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:12]about to call MsiInstallProduct with PATCH="j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp" on product {F5B09CFD-F0B2-36AF-8DF4-1DF6B63FC7B4}(C:\Windows\Installer\d7fd7a.msi) to install patches.
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] Returning IDOK. INSTALLMESSAGE_ERROR [The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2203. ]
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]Patch (j:\093a58cd346bd19c9f5f\NDP40-KB2600217.msp) Install failed on product (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile). Msi Log:
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]MSI returned 0x643
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] Entering Function: MspInstallerT >::Rollback
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] exiting function/method
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] Action Rollback changes
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]PerformMsiOperation returned 0x643
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] exiting function/method
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] PerformMsiOperation returned 0x643
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]OnFailureBehavior for this item is to Rollback.
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33] Action complete
    [4/29/2012, 17:51:33]Final Result: Installation failed with error code: (0x80070643), "Fatal error during installation. " (Elapsed time: 0 00:00:35).

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    Crud on your Windows.

    Clear out the temp dirs, including the folder containing the failed .NET updates, completely uninstall everything related to AMD/Catalyst, and try again.

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    Saphalline- Thanks for the reply. What specific directories should I be looking in?

    Fred

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    Temp/TMP...empty them completely.
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    mjc - Thanks for the reply. My OS has 21 folders named "Temp". Given the trouble I've had with this benighted OS, I'm not comfortable simply randomly deleting the contents of all these folders. Some are obviously part of particular programs other than the OS. The primary OS example appears to be C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Temp. Is this the folder of interest? What is the impact in terms of things such as stored logon info, etc., of deleting its contents?

    In particular and in the context of this problem, there is a file in the above temp folder titled "Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup_20110620_130827705-MSI_netfx_Extended_x64.msi" Is this the file likely to be the trouble? I also see quite a number of files with titles such as "KB2600217_20120222_183408218-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile-MSP0.txt" in the above mentioned Temp folder. Again, I just want to be sure the bloody thing will START once I delete these files.

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    Temp/TMP is the TEMPORARY folder, used for things like install files.

    The contents in them are safe to delete, in ALL the temp folders. If the installers were working properly the folders should be empty, of install files, at least. Windows has always had problems with temp folders not emptying properly, though...one of the primary functions of the disk clean up utilities that are included with Windows for nigh on to forever.

    But there should only be one for each user profile and one for the 'system'. There shouldn't be 'obviously part of particular programs'...if there are many in other locations, it is the fault of outdated installers/non-updated programs and not Win7. The path shown is the proper path for Win7.
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    MJC - In addition to "C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Temp", I have "Temp" folders in C:Windows, C:\Windows\Assembly, C:\ProgramData\Avira\AntiVir Desktop, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC\, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\, and several more. While a good deal of the data in "C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Temp" do appear to be installation related, the folder contains a lot more than just install data, including a number of .PDF's which had been downloaded, as well as quite a few video/images/etc from streaming web sites and similar sources online, random Word docs, Firefox screen shots, and a LOT more.

    I booted into the computer using Linux on a flash drive & backed up "C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Temp", then deleted its contents. After this, I was able to load the 2 .NET updates & Catalyst. But, I am STILL unable to get this version of Catalyst to simply run the 2 monitors at each one's full resolution. This is so frustrating. I had NO trouble getting Catalyst to do this under XP. Yet another reason I absolutely can't stand Win7

    Thanks for the reply,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Forsythe View Post
    But, I am STILL unable to get this version of Catalyst to simply run the 2 monitors at each one's full resolution.
    Did you go to "my digital flat panel", "scaling options" and "HDTV support"? As well as "Properties" and enable GPU scaling.

    What specifically are you trying to do? What do you want for each screen? And How are they plugged in?
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    Is the plasma 720p display a TV of some kind? If so, is it the type to have firmware updates? (I remember how shocked I was the first time I found out that settop boxes need updates!) It could be that the TV is simply not reporting accurate or useful info back to your computer.

    I know what you mean about Win7. It seems like the more our computers do, the less they do for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saphalline View Post
    Is the plasma 720p display a TV of some kind? If so, is it the type to have firmware updates? (I remember how shocked I was the first time I found out that settop boxes need updates!) It could be that the TV is simply not reporting accurate or useful info back to your computer.

    I know what you mean about Win7. It seems like the more our computers do, the less they do for us.
    Yes, Win7. Or as I call it the "Access denied/Not Responding/rotating blue wheel/yet another pointless popup-in-your-face" OS. I've used PC's since DOS, and this is THE most infuriating OS I've experienced since ME (I only used Vista briefly in beta, before RUNNING back to XP). I absolutely HATE it.

    On the monitors, yes the plasma is a "TV", but I only use it as a computer monitor, connected via HDMI cable to the vid card's DVI output. It's a Panasonic 58" plasma, model TH58PX600U. Looking on the Panasonic support site, I see no firmware updates offered for this model, though they list some for others.

    SO, what I would like to accomplish is having the 1080P & the 720P display clone, with the full desktop on BOTH FULL SCREEN. Since I got this to work under XP, I know it's possible. But HOW, under 7? The 1080 is connected to the VGA output, the 702, DVI.

    Fred
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    That vid card you linked at the beginning has an HDMI port, correct? Does the TV work with HDMI? I am wondering if you can do the TV on HDMI and the other monitor on DVI.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Forsythe
    I've used PC's since DOS, and this is THE most infuriating OS I've experienced since ME
    Ha! Have you tried Win8 or OS X Lion lately?

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    saphalline - The HDMI cable is HDMI at the monitor end & DVI at the PC end. It's 30' long & runs through the crawl space to the plasma in another room. It was all I could find at a reasonable price for a cable that long at the time (as opposed to HDMI on both ends). Because the vid is DVI, I had to run separate audio to the plasma. I suppose I could get a DVI to HDMI adapter for that cable, then use the DVI output to the 1080 monitor, which has no HDMI input. Would that provide better control of the 2 resolutions?

    [QUOTE=Ha! Have you tried Win8 or OS X Lion lately?[/QUOTE]

    I've used OS X in the past, never really drank the "MAC Koolaid", not sure if it was "lion", haven't tried 8. Are you saying they're even more intrusive than Win7? I'm probably not the most extreme pc user, I don't game, for example, but I do use this PC for a fair bit of video/HTPC work, Photoshoping, etc., plus all the usual internet, Word, etc. I have found Win7 does NOTHING that I care about better than XP or even win2k did, but that it's MUCH more annoying to deal with in virtually every way. It sounds like one of those avatars of the guy banging his head on the PC, but I got so mad at this thing once I actually did break the keyboard. I was able to fix it ;-)

    Thanks for the reply,

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    I know this is a lousy suggestion but I would have saved it all and then formatted the darn thing..............twice if I had too.............and format it without the TV hooked up to it, load all .net in first before Catalyst install

    I have the same setup in the bedroom.............working
    Win8.1/HAF X/CM 1000W/Z77X-UD5H/OC'ed 3770k @4.2GHz/32g G Skill/OC'ed GTX780 @1063MHz-6608MHz/Vertex3 120g/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk
    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

    doesn't keep me up nights, no siree

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackerballs View Post
    I know this is a lousy suggestion but I would have saved it all and then formatted the darn thing..............twice if I had too.............and format it without the TV hooked up to it, load all .net in first before Catalyst install

    I have the same setup in the bedroom.............working
    HB - I'm not sure what you mean by "format". Surely you don't mean format the OS drive? What version of Catalyst are you using? The one I had w/XP which worked had completely different settings which enabled the 2 different resolutions.

    Thanks

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    12.4 version but had to load in a lessor version (12.1) first ......to get by the generic version 11.5 which windows loaded as default...(got to remember to shut off auto install first, lol).....as that stopped me for a pause. And unplug the TV beforehand.................(30 ft. cord is Max)

    works good with a fresh install, all .net in first, reboot, load drivers from AMD, reboot, hook TV up, reboot..........configure Cat with 2 resolutions
    Win8.1/HAF X/CM 1000W/Z77X-UD5H/OC'ed 3770k @4.2GHz/32g G Skill/OC'ed GTX780 @1063MHz-6608MHz/Vertex3 120g/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk
    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

    doesn't keep me up nights, no siree

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