a month ago I bought HP ProBook 4740s. Everything was OK until now. I haven't been playing (or using any 3D apps) for two weeks. Yesterday I wanted to play a game which runs on OpenGL and I wanted to configure its profile in Catalyst. I double-clicked the icon and it immediately crashed. Since that time it has been crashing even when computer was idle, just few moments after I turned it on. Since Catalyst doesn't work I am not able to use 3D apps reasonably.
Windows 8 64bit.
Radeon HD 7650M and Intel 4000HD switchable graphics.
I am getting "Catalyst Control Center: Host application stopped working" message.
The info is in Czech, but I don't think there's any translation needed.Název události problému: CLR20r3
Podpis problému 01: ccc.exe
Podpis problému 02: 126.96.36.199
Podpis problému 03: 4f8350e0
Podpis problému 04: ADL.Foundation
Podpis problému 05: 2.0.3299.28586
Podpis problému 06: 4ffead55
Podpis problému 07: 35f
Podpis problému 08: f
Podpis problému 09: System.AccessViolationException
OS version: 6.2.9188.8.131.52.768.101
ID národního prostředí: 1029
Další informace 1: 338c
Další informace 2: 338cea5f81294858be3f548f2e6eae4c
Další informace 3: ea38
Další informace 4: ea38dca8f240018b1c8be1499af3e265
So I uninstalled all the ATI stuff using the Catalyst Installation Manager, rebooted in Emergency mode, deleted the driver in Device Manager, ran Driver Sweeper and CCleaner to make sure there is nothing left.
Rebooted in normal mode, installed the drivers, everythig was OK. The CCC was running for about two hours and then it started crashing again. I did this reinstall twice. Same thing happened.
I tried deleting the ATI folder in root:/ProgramData, helped till I rebooted.
I updated the BIOS, nothing changed.
I've been searching the Internet a lot, read that CCC is somehow connected to .NET Framework. CCleaner showed some registry files corrupted - missing shared DLLs of .NET 1.0 and 1.1. I wanted to fix them but the installation files do not support 64bit systems. So do these .NET files affect CCC anyhow?
By the way the AMD support sucks, the only thing which offers me under HD 6xxx/7xxxM is this Mobility Radeon Driver.
When I run it I get a message which says that this PC has not compatible hardware. So I went to the official HP support and downloaded a package with graphic drivers here. Installed them the way written above.
I spent whole weekend searching the Internet and trying to fix this. I feel pretty desperate about it.
I would be really grateful for any advice. I can provide you any log or info if necessary.
Big thanks for any response,
BTW sorry for my English, I am not a native speaker.