enable desktop composition crashes explorer

#1
Hello there, First of all i would like to congratulate the microsoft team on an excellent OS.
I have only encountered one problem at the minute...its a very irritating problem though.
Im using windows 7 64bit, and when i first installed it i could use aero peek an see all my webpages etc clearly.
When i installed the ati catalyst 9.7 and 9.8 drivers, everytime my mouse goes over one of the minimized programs, such as internet explorer...steam etc it comes up with "explorer.exe has crashed" here is the signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc9bb
Fault Module Name: explorer.exe
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bc9bb
Exception Code: c000041d
Exception Offset: 00000000000ac00b
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: bb7c
Additional Information 2: bb7c32efd22d422293c04ec1f6e70668
Additional Information 3: e077
Additional Information 4: e0773311dc1b380a846bd62d3b89047d


It works if i disable the "enable desktop composition" in visual effects...but it looks plain and dull :(
Any advice???
 


#2
Did you attempt to roll back the driver or uninstall CCC?
 


#3
Thanks for the reply.
I uninstalled ccc but the problem remains, i have only tried 9.7 and 9.8...i dont really want to try old drivers as its a gaming pc....but i will try catalyst 9.4 and see if the problem persists.
 


#4
I have rolled back the driver and tried installing catalyst 9.4...but the problem hasn't gone away :(
 


#5
Often times ATI drivers can be a problem if the old driver isn't removed give this a try:
Uninstall the drivers for your graphics card through device manager, uninstall CCC through programs and features.
After doing this run this application Guru3D - Driver Sweeper ticking all references to ATI/Radeon graphics.. After this is done re download and install the updated drivers.
good luck
 


#6
I tried your suggestion...but it didnt work :(
 


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