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So the past 3 driver installs I have had this issue. I've driversweeped, tried 8.10, 8.11, and I'm now on 8.12. It continues to give me this error:

"ATi overdrive capabilities have not been properly initialized. Please try again later."

This sucks because I want to use CCC to set up some fan profiles. I don't like rivatuner since I don't OC My cards and it's overly complicated compared to CCC. I just want fan speed control until I get them on water after the holidays. The fans do not adjust their speeds automatically. I was playing CoH maxed as far as it will go for about 3 hours earlier and not once did they speed up. Any ideas? I have Rivatuner installed from a while ago. Could it be interfering? I made sure everything is set to auto on it. Should I try a driver reinstall after I get rid of rivatuner? Cards are all at stock as well.
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You should manually clean out all the files. Go to user/application data and clean out(delete) all the ati files after uninstalling the drive. and than regedit. and do the search for catalyst and delete ones that has to do with ATI. than reinsatall the 8.12 driver.
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I'll advice you a different route, I took it after I busted a fuse dealing with the CCC. By using ATI Winflash and RBE (Radeon Bios Editor) you can set in the graphic card's BIOS fan profiles, clock speeds and voltages. It is probably a more radical solution, but also more elegant as it removes the driver dependency.
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You should manually clean out all the files. Go to user/application data and clean out(delete) all the ati files after uninstalling the drive. and than regedit. and do the search for catalyst and delete ones that has to do with ATI. than reinsatall the 8.12 driver.
Driver sweeper cleans the registry of anything ati related. It also delets all ATI files after i use the catalyst uninstaller.
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Driver sweeper cleans the registry of anything ati related. It also delets all ATI files after i use the catalyst uninstaller.
use riva for fan profiling?does CCC set fan profiles for you based on temperatures or do you select a profile eveytime before launching a game?
    
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use riva for fan profiling?does CCC set fan profiles for you based on temperatures or do you select a profile eveytime before launching a game?
I have 2 presets in CCC. Idle and Gaming. It's simple to pop it up, hit Overdrive, load profile, Gaming, then repeat when I'm done.
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I tried to go from 8.6 to 8.12 and all I could manage was the driver intall. The CCC did not install properly. Tried a few times, making sure XP does not install it's own drivers in the mean time, and still CCC refused, initially giving me a MOM_initialization error, but a subsequent attemp at a CCC install removed that error but still no CCC.

I don't care really, since I don't touch CCC anyway since that computer is for surfing, working and the kids use it to play the occassioal Battlefield 2 game with their old man.

I may try it when they release a new version of CCC, which hopefully remedies the problem.

Now, I would try this solution I will give you, but I don't feel like reinstalling all my ATI video and overclocking apps, so I did not do it. But you can download a driver cleaner app from ATI which will remove every trace of ATI software/drivers. A radical solution but one that will work, since I've use it with success before!
 
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Okay I think I traced the problem down. I did a thorough install as follows:

1. Download new drivers.
2. Turn off Windows Update Driver Installs.
3. Uninstall drivers via Add/Remove.
4. Driver Sweep for ATi.
5. Shut down, remove second card and crossfire bridges.
6. Turn on and install the new drivers.
7. After reboot Turn off and install seconds card without bridges.
8. Boot up and make sure CCC see's the card. It should see it and say the bridges are missing.
9. Shut down and install bridges.
10. Turn on and enable CF.

Well here's the issue. Even with Windows Update Drivers Install turned off or set to ask me first it installs generic VGA drivers for the second card AFTER I put on the bridges. ***? Up until that point everything worked PERFECT. I had full Overdrive control ETC like I should. I turned it off, put on the bridges, booted it up, and sure enough windows started installing drivers. It then disabled the second card because the drivers were "incompatible". I restarted the CCC runtime after I uninstalled the second card in device manager and scanned for changes. Overdrive commenced being stupid again yet for some reason I can turn on CF. I'm thinking windows auto driver install is to blame. SInce it's using a generic driver provided with the OS and not a driver from windows update what are my options? Can I turn this crap off until I get it set? Safemode maybe?

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Bump. Tried it over and it still did it. I even went in and made sure that the ATi driver was installed for the second card. When I started up the 8.12 installer it said the driver was up to date and didn't need to be installed. This is pissing me off. BAD.
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