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ATI Catalyst Install Manager has stopped working

This problem has bugged me for a while: when installing AMD/ATI Catalyst drivers (version 7.8, 7.9, 7.10 and who knows the new 7.11), everything goes fine until you click the Install or Uninstall button:

ATI Catalyst Intall Manager

You are then greeted with the message Catalyst Install Manager has stopped working. Apparently this has something to do with the VS2005 C++ redistributables, but that shouldn’t be our problem.

The fix is quite easy:

  • open a CMD-box with administrative privileges
  • go to your ATI drivers, probably in a location similar to this one:
  • then go to the BIN (or BIN64 for Vista64) folder underneath
  • type this command:
    atisetup.exe -Install -Output screen

Fix for "ATI Catalyst Install Manager has stopped working"

If all goes well the drivers will then install successfully. Do not forget to reboot your machine after installation!
Good luck!

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  Posted by oVan on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 | PermaLink | 11 comments
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