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Windows 7: BSOD when installing AMD graphics driver atikmdag.sys BSOD

15 Oct 2014   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Hold on just a second. Am I misunderstanding you? You only nee 1 driver. You can't install 2 drivers at the same time, I don't believe.

Try this. Install 1 card in the top slot. now do this

I am going to give you some links that will help you get a good clean install and not have any drivers you don't need that will conflict with other drivers. Download a WHQL driver from Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7 . Once you have them downloaded, uninstall you current driver from control panel. next clean up any left over drivers from following this tutorial Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling and select only ATI Display Drivers. After you have done that and rebooted, install the new driver, only select custom install and install only what you have to. Very few people need most of what they include. You do not need the audio/HDMI drivers as you already have that in your Motherboard drivers. Unless there is some reason you need them, the only thing you really need is the Display Driver.

Once that is done, shut down install the second card and the bridge and start up. You should get a pop up with Windows saying it detected new hardware and CCC asking if you want to enable Crossfire, answer yes. If you don't get the pop up from CCC, open CCC and enable CFX there and see if that works better.

You do not need 2 drivers.


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15 Oct 2014   #12
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Thank You for responding.


I got this from the bios.
12V - 12.144
5V - 5.120
3.3V - 3.440

So, I did as you said. I shut down the computer. Took out the 2nd card. Booted it up with the card in only slot 1. Uninstalled catalyst, started ddu, safe mode, and than wiped using amd. I booted it up with one card only just to make sure everything was fine. Than I shut down, installed second card in slot 2, and than put the bridge on. Booted it up. Didn't get any windows screen saying it was installing, nothing in the tray either. I waited for CCC to popup with crossfirex dialog but nothing came up. So I decided to start CCC. I got the following message.

"AMD Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using AMD CCC."

CCC opened just fine with one card.
First time ever seeing this type of message.
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15 Oct 2014   #13
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

I forgot to mention I installed 14.9 drivers after wiping in safe mode.
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15 Oct 2014   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm not really sure what to tell you. Read through some of those inks I gave you and what the is problem is and let us know.
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19 Oct 2014   #15
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

nick7969, did you ever resolve your problem?
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20 Oct 2014   #16
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Nothing yet.
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20 Oct 2014   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Nick, with both cards installed, go to device manager, click the arrow next to Display adapters and it should show both cards, what does it say?
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20 Oct 2014   #18
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

So, now I have both cards showing up in device manager. I didn't do anything after installing the drivers in the earlier post. I gave up and just shut down the computer. Today I started it up and it shows AMD Radeon HD 7900 series and AMD Radeon R9 200 Series. They are both 7950. I don't know why one is showing up as R9? Anyways, let me test it with a game or two and see if crossfire is working.
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20 Oct 2014   #19
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Good luck
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20 Oct 2014   #20
nick7969

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

So I tried joining a server. Just before it tries to launch the game. The whole system freezes, can't move mouse and eventually had to shut it off.
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