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Old 01-29-10, 09:34
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Default ATI Catalyst install fails

I have a pretty new ASUS M3a78-EM mobo running XP SP3 and I can't get ATI Catalyst Control Center to install properly. Several errors are generated and the install fails. When the computer boots there is some ridiculous 150 character message about "MOM.Implementation....." and it appears on every boot.

I saw a "hot fix" for the 9.12 Control Center but that just ran thru the install again with failures. I just tried to install the latest version 10 and that does the same thing.

At one point I saw instructions from ATI that involved manually deleting files, which I did. I got a clean boot out of it but the next install failed anyway and recreated the same garbage on startup. It's amazing people can write and distribute software like this; where I work they would be fired.

Any advice on how to deal with this? I have seen several references to this suite being a piece of garbage... that is fine, but if I am going to abandon the Catalyst ship what is the best way to a) uninstall this forever and then b) install and update the ATI 3200 video driver and the Analog and HDMI audio drivers in the future?

Thanks for you assistance.
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Old 01-29-10, 10:24
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Default Re: ATI Catalyst install fails

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Cat Control Center needs .Net to be installed, so install .Net 3.5 if not already then try again, but what I would do after installing .Net is to run the below small guide I posted in another thread on cleaning out GFX drivers.

Latest ATi driver for 3200 onboard IGP graphics HERE

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Download and install Driver Sweeper (BUT do not run it yet) download the lastest driver version for your graphic card BUT dont install yet.

Use Add/Remove and unsinstall your ATi Graphics Driver, then reboot into Safe Mode (F8 at boot) and then run Driver Sweeper to remove any ATi Graphics files

Then install the ATi driver you downloaded earlier and once installed if not prompted to reboot, reboot into normal mode.

or if fails again, bite th ebullet for now and just install the graphic driver and not the Control Center.
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Default Re: ATI Catalyst install fails

First, thanks Halo!

Second, it's safe to say that after this experience neither I nor anyone I know will ever use an ATI product again. This stuff might as well be malware.

After numerous problems with virtually all phases of the removal and install I went back to a restore point that was reliable. That driver will just have to do.

Thanks anyway.
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Old 01-29-10, 13:53
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Hi

Not a fan of Ati myself these days its not their hardare but the drivers are not as polished as Nvidia's.

but so long as you have your graphics working ok the control panel is not a biggy, normally one of those areas you set once and forget.
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Default Re: ATI Catalyst install fails

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I have a pretty new ASUS M3a78-EM mobo running XP SP3 and I can't get ATI Catalyst Control Center to install properly. Several errors are generated and the install fails. When the computer boots there is some ridiculous 150 character message about "MOM.Implementation....." and it appears on every boot.

I saw a "hot fix" for the 9.12 Control Center but that just ran thru the install again with failures. I just tried to install the latest version 10 and that does the same thing.

At one point I saw instructions from ATI that involved manually deleting files, which I did. I got a clean boot out of it but the next install failed anyway and recreated the same garbage on startup. It's amazing people can write and distribute software like this; where I work they would be fired.

Any advice on how to deal with this? I have seen several references to this suite being a piece of garbage... that is fine, but if I am going to abandon the Catalyst ship what is the best way to a) uninstall this forever and then b) install and update the ATI 3200 video driver and the Analog and HDMI audio drivers in the future?

Thanks for you assistance.
I didn't have any trouble installing the latest ati driver for my radeon 4670 1 gig.
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