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Okay guys, so since the installation of my OS, I started out with a 5770, then moved to a GTX260 -- didn't have any issues. I recently switched to CF5770 and had some issues. At first, I couldn't get picture, fixed that by booting off one card, installed drivers, installed two, and it worked...

Now, I can't ever open Catalyst Control Center (CCC). I am now using my LCD as my main monitor and I need to resize the resolution to a custom size--can't do that unless I'm in CCC.

So I uninstalled the software/driver, ran driver cleaner pro, installed driver again, same issue. Crap, so I went a more tedious route, and followed these steps from Toms forums:
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I had the exact same problem, Catalyst Control Center won't open.
Did the below steps and it works fine now.
1.I went to AMD website ... http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
2.Downloaded and Saved to my desktop the “Full Catalyst Software Suite (Recommended)†for my PC and suitable for my Win 7 64-bit operating system (For now, it's ATI Catalyst version 10.2 ...about 71.3MB).
3. After saving the full Catalyst Suite to my desktop,
I next, Downloaded/Installed/Opened Ccleaner from ... http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/u [...] 111&l=1033 ... (for now, it's version 2.29)
4.Clicked Analyze.
5.Ran Cleaner to delete the analyzed files.
6.Rebooted PC.
7.Opened Ccleaner again after reboot.
8.Clicked Tools (left column).
9.Clicked (highlighted) "Catalyst Control Center" (available in my system) and clicked Run Uninstaller (right column).
10.When uninstall was completed, then next, I uninstalled "ATI Catalyst Install Manager".
11.(if "Catalyst Control Center" is not in Ccleaner, go directly to "ATI Catalyst Install Manager" and uninstall it using CCleaner as in #9 above).
12.NEXT, I opened (2-clicked) my downloaded “Full Catalyst Software Suite†that I downloaded to my desktop earlier.
13.UNINSTALLed everything by checking the “UNINSTALL†button ... DID NOT install yet ... there are still elements, like driver, not cleaned out yet by Ccleaner. Followed the steps of the Catalyst Suite and uninstalled everything, including the driver.
14. When done, rebooted PC.
15.Again, as in #12 above, I opened my downloaded “Full Catalyst Software Suite†that I downloaded to my desktop earlier.
16.This time, I INSTALLED the whole Suite by checking the INSTALL button ... installed everything.
18.Rebooted and my Catalyst Control Center worked great ... exactly as it should.
I had some lingering nvidia drivers in there as well--some didn't uninstall properly because I had ran driver cleaner pro before uninstalling them... so I was able to delete the values with CCleaner. Unfortunately, this still didn't work. Now I'm stuck, I need CCC to work! Please help... I really don't want to reinstall OS. I will if I have to, I'm just not ready (Although I have an SSD I need to install)
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Did you install the card before you uninstalled the prior drivers ? have u tried driver sweeper ? try the latest drivers maybe ? remove anything nvidia related on your system besides physx .
    
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dont use driver sweeper. Just remove using the installed uninstallers. I find that using driver sweeper makes it worse as after using it CCC failed to install for me so much and the drivers kept messing up until i tried wihtout driver sweeper.
    
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Of course I am using the latest drivers... I am just not having any luck w/ this. Driver sweeper = driver cleaner pro & ccleaner?
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dont use driver sweeper. Just remove using the installed uninstallers. I find that using driver sweeper makes it worse as after using it CCC failed to install for me so much and the drivers kept messing up until i tried wihtout driver sweeper.
I'm gonna go with this. I ended up reinstalling Win7 last night after an over-enthusiastic session with Driver Sweeper. I spent more time reading about how to get CCC to open than it took to just reinstall the OS.

End result...running crossfired 6870s, fresh OS, fresh install of 11.1a drivers...it was worth the hassle.
    
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I'm close to doing this.
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64GB MC SSD, 2x320 7200.10, 2x2TB Green Caviar Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung 205BW & 32" Panasonic LCD G15 
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