FIX: AMD Catalyst Control Center won’t open in Windows 10

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by Ivan Jenic
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How to fix AMD Catalyst Control Center won't open in Windows 10

Catalyst Control Center is an application that comes with AMD display drivers and it allows users to customize display settings, display profiles, and video performance.

This app is mainly used by advanced users for all sorts of things, such as color adjustment or display management, but when this great program stops opening in Windows 10, it becomes frustrating.

Therefore, we prepared a list of possible solutions that should come in handy. Make sure to check them out below.

How can I get the AMD Catalyst Control Center to open?

1. Update your display drivers

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  1. Download and run DriverFix.
  2. Choose the Scan option and wait for the process to finish.
  3. Check the results and the recommended actions.DriverFix automatically update drivers

DriverFix will show exactly what drivers need updating. You’ll have both the option to update several drivers at once, if needed, or choose the Update button next to each driver.

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2. Start Catalyst Control Center from the installation directory

  1. Navigate to Program Files (x86).
  2. Open the ATI Technologies folder.
  3. Select ATI.ACE.
  4. Open Core-Static and choose amd64.
  5. Double-click on CLIStart.exe to run.

In addition, you can create a shortcut on your desktop so you won’t have to navigate through folders each time you want to run CCC.


3. Close all Catalyst tasks

  1. Press Win + X keys.
  2. Select Task Manger.
  3. Go to Processes.
  4. End all tasks related to Catalyst.
  5. Return to your desktop and launch AMD Catalyst Control Center.

4. Run a SFC scan

  1. Go to Start and type cmd.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt.
  3. Run Command Prompt as administrator.
  4. Enter the command sfc /scannow and hit Enter.
  5. Wait until the scanning process finishes and restart your computer.
  6. Launch AMD Catalyst Control Center again.

Having trouble accessing Command Prompt as an admin? Take a closer look at this guide.


5. Update your computer

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Open Update & Security.
  3. Click on Windows Update and check for updates.

Make sure that you’re running the latest Windows 10 updates on your machine. This means that you should install all the available critical, recommended, and optional patches.


Sometimes it is not easy to adjust the settings, but in most cases, it can be brought to senses by uninstalling and reinstalling.

That’s it, if you have any comments or questions, just reach for the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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  • Hey I followed all the steps in the second option but now my computer doesn’t even recognize my GPU. i wont show up under devices or anything.