Error 194 – AMD Installer Cannot Continue Because It Was Unable to Load Required Files

Article Number: GPU-KB194

This article provides information about Error 194 when the AMD Installer failed to load required files.

The contents of the article is organized into the following sections:

    • Possible Cause
    • Solution

Possible Cause

The application framework files required by the AMD Installer to successfully complete driver installation could not be loaded.


To resolve this issue please download and run the latest version of the AMD Installer from the Driver + Download Center.

If you continue to experience this issue, please use the Manual Driver Selector from the Driver + Download Center to select and download the latest driver.

If you are still unable to resolve Error 194 after completing the steps outlined above and need further assistance, please contact AMD Customer Care and attach the AMD Installer log file to your service request.  The AMD Installer log file is located in C:\Program Files\AMD\CIM\Log\Installer.log​

IMPORTANT! Follow the steps below when raising a service request for this issue:

  1. To raise an e-ticket, visit:
  2. Enter "Error 194" (without quotes) in the Subject field
  3. Provide as much detail as possible about your issue in the Description field
  4. Attach the AMD Installer log file to the service request and click Submit

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