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Catalyst Control Center/Bastion Errors - Problems with .NET?

by greywolfe1982 / August 22, 2011 5:02 AM PDT

Whenever I try to open CCC, I get an error message -

Could not load file or assembly 'sortkey.nlp' or one of its dependancies. The system cannot find the file specified.

In addition to CCC not working, Bastion will not start at all - while it doesn't give me a useful error message (just the standard "Bastion has stopped working"), given that the .NET framework was a required install for the game I'm assuming this is the issue with it as well.

I
read a bit online and found sortkey.nlp is part of the Microsoft .NET
framework. I assumed it would be a simple case of repairing the install,
but that did nothing. I reinstalled twice, first just using add/remove
programs to uninstall and then using a .NET cleanup tool to do so.
Neither of the reinstalls worked.

From what I remember (although it had been happening for a few weeks, I ignored it. I hadn't noticed that CCC was not working, as the error only seemed to come up when I turned on the computer. Turns out I just don't use CCC often.) this started happening when I tried to download
the SP1 update for W7. It downloaded and installed, but broke (and this
is where the memory really starts to fade and I don't remember specifics) a couple of programs. I did a
system restore to before the point that SP1 was installed. Since then
there has been the issue I've described.Anyone know of any fixes
for this? I haven't spent ages searching online, but there doesn't seem
to be a whole lot other than the repair/reinstall option.<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

(I was looking for a fix for the .NET framework, but would it be a bad idea to reinstall SP1 and see what it breaks? Unfortunately as I don't remember I can't check specifics beforehand, but I could simply update and see if it breaks anything absolutely crucial.)

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This one is a pain.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:10 AM PDT

Not only did I have to figure out it was .NET 2.0 based but I had to use the clean tool, reboot, find the .net 2.0 for my Windows OS and then install that. Reboot again and then in one case get ATI to help uninstall the drivers and reinstall that and CCC.

I have YET to find a repeatable solution but it was not a SP1 issue so far.
(But then again I only had to deal with some hundred times before SP1)
Bob

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Thanks, but that doesn't seem like a complete solution...
by greywolfe1982 / August 22, 2011 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: This one is a pain.

Thanks for the reply.

This might be a fix for CCC, but what about Bastion and anything else that will use newer versions of the .NET framework? I'd rather find a global solution than have to pick and choose between the software that I should have and the software that I want.

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When you find it, please tell all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:36 AM PDT

Because of how .NET works we need to install the matching .NET for what the app needs.

This is by design and I would be guessing that some would accept installing all versions of .NET to achieve a global solution.

And yes, I'm an author of a few .NET apps.
Bob

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