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Windows 7: display driver has stopped responding and has recovered. 4th reinstall

06 Dec 2011   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You made sure you removed all device software and then installed the most recent software for the new one clean?

What do you mean the card is "similar"? if it is a Radeon HD 6950, then the driver will be the same for all of the cards (despite the few differences between cards).

Here is the website: AMD Radeon click on the support tab and either automatically scan for the right driver or select the right one for your card. Make sure you remove every previous graphical software before you do this. Can remove via control panel, and you might even search for the folder that the previous software installed to, and delete it just in case there is any extra bits left over.

It could be a faulty card, you never know. If you still are having problems, try another card if you can (with removing previous software and updating the "new" card, once more).


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06 Dec 2011   #12
homer15908

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for the confusion. The card is a 6950 2gb, but if you follow the link, the card on newegg has a red shroud and heatpipes, and 2 fans. My card has the reference shroud, no heatpipes, and 1 barrel fan.

On two reinstalls, I used driver cleaner to make sure all drivers were wiped before I installed a new card.

on two other reinstalls, I did not use driver cleaner, removed drivers from uninstalling the software, and installed a new card.

I'm so frustrated, since I get this error no matter what settings or changes I make. I've swapped the vid card for an older working card that I've never had problems with.

I was frustrated even more when the new motherboard didn't solve the issue. I've been using the computer as much as possible, and no bsod's yet. The computer crashes constantly with the display driver, but no bsod.
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06 Dec 2011   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Did you try my suggestions? If you do, that further helps me understand the problem, and until you do, I cannot offer any more advice (but if you do get a BSOD, Zigzag will likely help you out with it).
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06 Dec 2011   #14
homer15908

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@DustSailor
I just uninstalled my ccc, and swapped cards with an ati 4850 512mb.

I'll see if I can stress it out a bit and get the same results.

I did update with latest drivers on amd's site. wish me luck.
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06 Dec 2011   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Alright, good luck homer. Also, I wanted to say that 3rd party programs sometimes cause more problems than they solve. I wouldn't use a driver cleaner ever, as windows will do just fine if you uninstall and delete the folders. Aggressive software can be harmful. I also would stear clear of registry cleaners and the like unless you are quite advanced and comfortable in your knowledge of computers.

Also try an sfc /scannow by typing that exact phrase in an elevated command prompt to check your system real quick, and wait for it to complete. Let me know what it says
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06 Dec 2011   #16
homer15908

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks again for your replies dustsailor,

I understand some people like driver cleaner, or programs that are similar, and others dont like using it at all. Thats why on half of the windows installs I didnt use it, seeing if any changes happened.

I ran scf /scannow a couple of times, but not on this install. I'll run it in a few minutes

Since I've put in the 4850, no issues yet.

I also put in the 6950 into my older computer, and I got the same errors when using a web browser and loading certain games. It looks like I'll have to rma that card, and pick up another.

I think the reason I was getting the same error on the nvida gt 240 is because of a couple of things: I wasnt able to set my ram timings properly on the previous motherboard; the gt 240 is known to get this error by many when the issue is searched for in google; and the other reason escapes me lol.

I'll post back with results of the sfc /scannow elevated
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06 Dec 2011   #17
homer15908

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I uploaded a screenshot of the command prompt. It didn't find any integrity violations.
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06 Dec 2011   #18
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Alright good on the scan. Are you overclocking? If you are, reset everything back to "auto" and see if that does anything to help the situation. If it does, that is your problem. Why do you think your RAM's timings are wrong?
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06 Dec 2011   #19
homer15908

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

everything is stock clocks. I'll consider an overclock a couple years down the line.

On my other motherboard, the memory settings wouldn't stick to 9-9-9-24 2t 1600 1.5v.

Even setting it to xmp or manual, it wouldn't stick

With this motherboard, It set the settings just fine now.
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09 Dec 2011   #20
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

any update on this Homer? I think I've run out of ideas...
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