Radeon is a brand of computer products, including graphics processing units, random-access memory, RAM disk software, and solid-state drives, produced by Radeon Technologies Group (formerly AMD Vision), a division of Advanced Micro Devices. The brand was launched in 2000 by ATI Technologies, which was acquired by AMD in 2006
However, recently there have been many reports of an error while trying to open the AMD Radeon settings the software displays the message “Radeon settings are currently not available please try again after connect“. This problem mostly seems to affect users who install a fresh set of drivers or a clean copy of windows and it is a driver related issue. In this article, we will inform you about some causes of this problem and try our best to provide you with viable solutions in a step by step manner.
What Causes the “Radeon Settings are currently not available” error?
The cause of the error is often not specified and may be caused to a few general misconfigurations some of which may be
- Incompatibility: The Radeon Adrenaline software version might be incompatible with the GPU that you are using and this might be causing the error.
- Corrupt Drivers: Also the drivers that you have installed might be corrupt which may be the cause of the error
Now that you have a basic understanding of the nature of the problem we will move forward towards the solutions.
Solution 1: Reinstalling Drivers
In this step we will be making a clean installation of the GPU drivers, this will make sure to eradicate the corrupt drivers and we will install the latest drivers provided by the AMD’s official site for that
- Download the Display Driver Uninstaller from here
- After that extract it and open the folder it was extracted in
- Inside the folder click on the “DisplayDriverUninstaller.exe”
- It is recommended that you boot into the safe mode before this process, however, if you have not booted into safe mood then once you run the “.exe” you will see a warning simply close it by clicking on the “x” button in the top right-hand corner of the warning message.
- After that on the top left select the “Options” tab
- Under that tab, you will have to specify certain settings for a clean uninstall to make sure to check all the boxes
- Now it will select your GPU vendor from the drop-down box on the right side
- After that, you will see certain cleanup methods we recommend you to select the Clean and do not restart one
- This will completely uninstall your GPU Drivers and delete all the registry items
- Now open the AMD’s Official site from here
- Select your GPU model and click on Submit
- This will redirect you to another page over there select your operating system and click on Download
- After the software has downloaded click on it and install it.
Try to Open the Radeon settings now if the problem was with the corruption of drivers it should be solved by now
Solution 2: Changing Driver Version
Sometimes it might be possible that the latest Radeon Drivers might not be compatible with the GPU that you are using therefore in this step we will be selecting a specific driver and seeing as to which one works the best with your GPU for that
- Uninstall the Drivers as instructed in the first Solution
- After you have successfully uninstalled your drivers open the official AMD website and select your GPU to make and Windows version
- This time instead of installing the one on top navigate to the oldest one and install that
- If that Driver works keep on upgrading one after the other until you reach the one that doesn’t work simply uninstall that and move to the last one that worked
- Now in order to disable windows from automatically updating the driver
- Press Windows + R,type “gpedit.msc” and press OK
- Under the Computer Configuration Panel double click on Administrative Templates
- Now navigate to System>Device Installation>Device Installation Restrictions
- Now in the Right-Hand side of the Window double click on “Prevent installation of devices that match any of these device IDs”
- A popup appears select enable and click on show
- Type in the Hardware ID of your GPU and click on OK
(you can find the ID of your GPU by navigating to Device Manager > [your device] > Properties > Details > Hardware IDs)
- Click on Apply
This will make sure that windows do not automatically update your drivers to the ones that don’t work. Also, if this step does not solve your problem then install a fresh copy of windows and try to install your drivers on that.