5 Solutions to AMD Radeon settings won’t open

AMD Radeon Settings may not open after software and driver update, you can see some processes in the task manager, but they will vanish in a second. Users may also face this setting’s opening problem without any software and driver update. This is not new for AMD users, many report the issue on various forums. We surveyed some affected users and found out some solutions for Radeon settings, not opening. Follow this guideline for solving AMD Radeon Settings won’t open problems.

AMD Radeon settings are used for managing graphics card settings and improving performance manually. AMD provides updates from time to time for fixing bugs and improving the performance of graphics drivers. Sometimes, improper installation of an update or mismatch drivers can crash the system that results in Radeon settings won’t open.


Cases behind AMD Radeon Settings Not Opening?

From our survey, we found some common causes behind the AMD radeon settings crash. They are:

  1. Defective graphics drivers: During the update, any faulty driver installed on your computer system can cause complications. We found that faulty graphics drivers are the main reason behind Radeon settings not opening. We can solve this by uninstalling defective graphics drivers or roll back to the old version.
  2. Incorrect installation: Due to the installation process, software or driver may be installed incorrectly. Like defective drivers, we have to reinstall drivers, the software correctly to solve the problem.
  3. Mismatch settings: Your installed driver and your AMD Radeon graphics settings mismatch can lead to malfunction like Radeon setting crash.
  4. Old drivers: IF you install an old driver pack, it may be mismatched with the current graphics setting. We have to ensure an updated driver version before the installation. 
  5. Windows auto driver installation: Windows 10 operating system programmed to install any required driver pack. Often windows auto-installed drivers may mismatch with current graphics settings. We have to check the installed driver pack version or reinstall the required drivers to repair AMD Radeon settings crash.

How to fix AMD Radeon Settings Not Opening Issue?

  1. Perform a quick restart
  2. Rollback to the old version graphics driver
  3. Install pending windows update
  4. Edit AMD registry settings
  5. Reinstall all AMD Radeon Graphics Card Driver

Fix 1: Perform a quick restart

Often a quick restart can resolve your issue. So, it’s better to give a quick restart before going through any other process. After the restart, check if the AMD Radeon setting opens or not. Most probably not, don’t worry and follow other methods to fix it quickly.


Fix 2: Rollback to the old version graphics driver

Most users complained they face settings opening problems after any driver or software update. We confirm it’s the main reason behind AMD Radeon settings won’t open issue. We can quickly fix it by rolling back to the previous version of the graphics driver.

To do that: 

Step 1: Press Window key + R To open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc in the dialog box and press OK, this function opens the Device Manager. ( you can also found device manager by simply search Device manager into the windows search box and select the first result ) 

Step 3: From device manager, search for Display adapters > Expand the adapters list by clicking on it.

Step 4: From the list right click on graphics driver ( Most probably it will start with AMD Radeon ) > select Uninstall Device.

Step 5: A popup window will appear on the screen, click Yes on it to confirm uninstall process.

Step 6: Now go to the AMD  or NVIDIA’s official website. Give required information about your graphics card and operating system > click on search.

Step 7: Choose and download graphics driver. Now install the driver on your computer device by following on-screen instructions.

Step 8: Check AMD Radeon Settings works or not.

If you face the setting opening issue after driver or software update, then your problem should be solved by now. Cause 90% time, users fix AMD Radeon settings opening malfunction by a rollback to the previous driver version.

Unfortunately, if your problem still exists, then follow the next method.


Fix 3: Install pending windows update

Pending Windows updates can lead to many problems like graphics settings crash. So, better check your windows version if it’s the reason behind the malfunction or not.

To check windows pending update :

Step 1: Search Windows Update Settings on the windows search bar, select the first result.

Or,

Go to SettingsUpdate & Security > Windows Update

Step 2: Click on Check for updates to scan if you have any pending updates or not.

Step 3: Pending update will be automatically install on your computer system. 

Step 4: Restart your computer after pending update installation.

Now open AMD Radeon settings to check if it works or else move forward to the next step.


Fix 4: Edit AMD registry settings

If your problem is caused by AMD Radeon settings version and driver version mismatch, this method can fix it.  We have to modify a registry key to match both the AMD Radeon settings version and the driver version.

[ This is a very risky procedure, inaccurate processes can lead to complete system failure. We recommend to follow each and every step carefully. Get professional help if you are not confident enough ]

Step 1: Open the Run dialog box by press Windows + R key > Type regedit in the dialog box and press OK/enter. This function leads to the Registry Editor.

Step 2: Now go to this path from left in your registry by navigating the left panel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AMD\CN

Step 3: Click on this Key and search for entry name DriverVersion > Right-click on it and select Modify from the context menu.

Step 4: A pop window will appear named Edit string > From the window, under Value data, modify the value to 0 and press OK. ( confirm security dialogs during the process )

Step 5: Now open task manager ( press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open task manager )

Step 6: Kill all AMD related processes, to kill right click on process and select end task.

Open AMD radeon settings and check if the error exists or not.


Fix 5: Reinstall all AMD Radeon Graphics Card Driver

If no method works for you, then we have to clean install all AMD Radeon graphics card drivers. To do that: 

Step 1: Go to AMD official website ( https://www.amd.com/en ) and search for required drivers. ( Follow Fix 1: Step 6 to find out your required drivers )

Step 2: Uninstall all graphics drivers. You can do it manually or with the help of an uninstaller. There is a risk of missing one or more drivers during the manual uninstallation process. So, we recommend you to use Display Driver Uninstaller to uninstall your drivers. It’s safe and easy to do with DDU instead of manual.

Step 3: Disable your internet and antivirus software or any kind of security program until you reinstall all the drivers. Don’t worry, it’s safe.

Step 4: Delete all old version content from C:/AMD

Step 5: Open control panel > uninstall a program > select AMD right-click on it and choose uninstall.

Step 6: Now, Boot your computer in safe mode.

Step 7: launch DDU and select Clean and Restart, it will remove all previous versions of graphics drivers.

Your job is done here. Hopefully, Your AMD Radeon settings error should be solved by now.


Conclusion: AMD radeon settings won’t open

Although graphics card driver update is an easy task, sometimes we crash drivers or install faulty drivers or install drivers incorrectly. AMD Radeon settings, not opening is a common issue, and it’s perfectly fine to face these kinds of problems. If you follow our guidelines, then you can quickly fix it.

FAQ: AMD radeon settings opening error

How do I fix Radeon settings and drivers that do not match?

Answer: You have to modify AMD settings in the registry editor. It is a risky process, but for Radeon settings and driver mismatch issues, editing the registry key is beneficial. If you are confident enough, then follow our fix number 4.

How do I update my AMD graphics driver?

Answer: You can update the latest version from Radeon Settings. You can see if there are any new updates available. If you want to reinstall your drivers, then uninstall all your previous graphics drivers and install new ones from the AMD official website. Or you can uninstall AMD graphics drivers from the device manager, it will automatically fetch the required drivers.

How do I open my AMD settings?

Answer: you can open AMD settings by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting AMD settings, select AMD settings from the system tray, select AMD settings from the program menu.