You know whats wierd about this whole uninstall process.
I went through it as erocker says for ATI drivers. Even ran Crap Cleaner a few times, and some extra restarts and runs of driver sweeper.
Then removed all the C++ stuff and then installed new 9.8 cat drivers. Upon finishing installing, I right clicked on the icon in the tray and there popped up 3 different profiles I had created 2 unistalled versions ago of catalyst!!
This bloody driver software, it's impossible to remove every trace of it. Trouble is, I'm convinced it's the cause of crashes in my system.
“i tried farting on it and everything.” -fitseries3