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Catalyst Error Message

  1. #1


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Catalyst Error Message


    Greetings
    Info: Dell Inspiron 15, win8 premium, I5, 4GB

    What do I have to do when faced with the following error message:
    Catalyst Control Center: Host application has stopped working

    I have a close program option. I do it. Nothing looks different. Everything works as before.
    But it is annoying.
    Please help

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  2. #2


    Update your GPU driver. It's either out of date or has got corrupted some how which is why you are getting that error.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Catalyst error message


    Thank you for your quick answer.
    Why do I have AMD video driver if I have an Intel Graphic card?

    I did update AMD 7600 drivers and will report if it solved the problem.
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  4. #4


    Why do I have AMD video driver if I have an Intel Graphic card?
    Darn good question; something is amiss here for sure.

    Could you please list your exact make/model of your Dell laptop?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Catalyst error message


    Dell Inspiron 15 3521
    I5 3337U 1.8GHz
    windows 8.1 x64 with Touch Screen
    Realtek sound
    Graphics: AMD Radeon 7670M, Intel HD Graphics 4000 (that's how I got the laptop)

    Did I miss anything important?

    anyway the problem was apparently solved since the error message didn't appear for the last 30 minutes while I was charging batteries.
    Many thnks again
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  6. #6


    What it looks like, is that is has a switchable GPU setup. You have a cpu from Intel that has the HD 4000 series GPU built onto the chip and then have a separate AMD Radeon Mobile GPU. So you have both.

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  7. #7


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Catalyst error message


    thanks again, bassfisher6522
    Maybe that is why everything worked normally after the error message.
    Will update Intel graphics too.
    Anyway I see the problem as solved, thanks to you, since the error message no longer appears

    Since you helped me with the graphics, maybe you can solve my other problem.
    I posted a problem about yellow sign in the device manager regarding bluetooth.
    Could you please see if you can help me with that too?
    Thank you again
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by zivshosh View Post
    ...Since you helped me with the graphics, maybe you can solve my other problem.
    I posted a problem about yellow sign in the device manager regarding bluetooth.
    Could you please see if you can help me with that too?
    Thank you again
    You should really not start adding new problems to the same thread. Folks tend to respond based on the thread title -- and your says nothing about a device manager/Bluetooth problem. You should really start a new thread so folks can see you need help in those areas.
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  9. #9


    He did...I had to use his profile to find it, but he did.

    Bluetooth audio device cannot start
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  10. #10


    I have the same message. How do I update the driver?
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