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Windows 7: BSOD after restarting when installed ATI drivers

25 Jan 2012   #11
writhziden

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tehpwn3dlife View Post

Thanks for the detailed explanation but I've already done this. I've managed to install an ATI graphic card driver but i'm still having the BSOD problem. Now it's happening when I start a game or running FurMark.

Maybe i've missed some driver or update. Can someone make list of what should be uppdated/installed/downloaded to a new-installed computer?

This is what I've fixed:
*BIOS
*Chipset
*Graphic card driver
*DirectX
*.NET Framework 4 (Windows update)
*Microsoft Visual 2005/20082010 x32 & x64 (SP1) (Windows update)
*Flash
*Java
*Every Windows update
Those are good steps. What temperature is your graphics card getting to?


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25 Jan 2012   #12
gerry410

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

After uninstalling your graphic drivers download a free app called "Drive Sweeper" and run it for your "deleted" graphics drivers. I was having the same problem and it worked.
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25 Jan 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gerry410 View Post
After uninstalling your graphic drivers download a free app called "Drive Sweeper" and run it for your "deleted" graphics drivers. I was having the same problem and it worked.
If you are going to use Driver Sweeper, it should be done in the correct sequence. Driver Sweeper can cause problems on systems making it difficult to re-install a driver, so be warned that you use it with some risk involved.

If you do use it, create a restore point, download Driver Sweeper, uninstall the driver through device manager as I indicated in my previous post, restart your computer, start in Safe Mode, run Driver Sweeper, restart in normal mode, and then install the latest driver.
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26 Jan 2012   #14
tehpwn3dlife

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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26 Jan 2012   #15
tehpwn3dlife

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gerry410 View Post
After uninstalling your graphic drivers download a free app called "Drive Sweeper" and run it for your "deleted" graphics drivers. I was having the same problem and it worked.
If you are going to use Driver Sweeper, it should be done in the correct sequence. Driver Sweeper can cause problems on systems making it difficult to re-install a driver, so be warned that you use it with some risk involved.

If you do use it, create a restore point, download Driver Sweeper, uninstall the driver through device manager as I indicated in my previous post, restart your computer, start in Safe Mode, run Driver Sweeper, restart in normal mode, and then install the latest driver.
I kind of managed to fix the BSOD's now! I can now play games and run benchmarks etc. All i did was that i uninstalled the graphic cards in device manager, then run Driver Sweeper, restarted again in VGA mode, activated this one and disactivated that one, then installed the ATI driver and restarted. (something like that)

BUT.. is this right?
Should it look like this?
Am I only using half of my graphic card?
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26 Jan 2012   #16
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Do you have two graphics cards? If you only have one, then you now have two drivers and the one that is working is allowing your system to stay stable. I do not know if this will cause future conflicts. Your methodology is very strange if it caused a phantom card to show up. Guess it depends on whether you actually have two cards or one.
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26 Jan 2012   #17
tehpwn3dlife

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Do you have two graphics cards? If you only have one, then you now have two drivers and the one that is working is allowing your system to stay stable. I do not know if this will cause future conflicts. Your methodology is very strange if it caused a phantom card to show up. Guess it depends on whether you actually have two cards or one.
I have support for two graphics cards but i'm only using one. ATI Radeon HD 3870 x2. It's two ATI Radeon HD 3870 integrated into one = x2. I've read something like that.

Before i reinstalled my computer, both of "them" (in the device manager) where activated (maybe not, only phantom as you said) and have been so since 2008 until that re-installation. I have'nt experienced any performance failure compared to before the installation so i'm not going to fix anything. I'm just so damn happy that i finaly can play games and that BSOD is gone!

If this is wrong and it's cutting down the prestanda please respond

Thanks for the support so far!
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26 Jan 2012   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Nah, it could just be that Furmark does not know how to handle an integrated graphics card such as yours. I have never tested this hypothesis, so I may be wrong. If anyone else knows better, please post and let us both know.

As to just being happy it is stable, I'm with you. Do not change a thing. Best wishes!
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