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Windows 7: AMD Drivers make windows not start up properly

23 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
AMD Drivers make windows not start up properly

So i have no idea what this is about, i have reinstalled for 3 times now and everytime i install the AMD Drivers my PC just boots to a background without explorer on the desktop and when i press CTRL ALT DEL i get a black screen. Very weird, never encountered something like this and i don't know what to do. Guess i can install updates and try installing/repairing .NET or something but does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

EDIT - Whoa okay, appareantly my videocard is not detected O.o, does that mean it's broken? Should I send it back?

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23 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aseliot View Post
So i have no idea what this is about, i have reinstalled for 3 times now and everytime i install the AMD Drivers my PC just boots to a background without explorer on the desktop and when i press CTRL ALT DEL i get a black screen. Very weird, never encountered something like this and i don't know what to do. Guess i can install updates and try installing/repairing .NET or something but does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

EDIT - Whoa okay, appareantly my videocard is not detected O.o, does that mean it's broken? Should I send it back?
could be a number of things

check power to the cables

check if it is in the slot all the way

those are things that would do that also check if you have onboard graphics interfering with your card
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23 Jun 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If your video card is not detected it could be a faulty card or your drivers aren't set up properly. What card do you have?
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23 Jun 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Do you have any errors or other(unknown) devices in Device Manager ?
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23 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
could be a number of things

check power to the cables

check if it is in the slot all the way

those are things that would do that also check if you have onboard graphics interfering with your card
Yeah i did IT myself, i've checked and i'm sure i didn't move the computer or anything i didn't touch the hardware inside before i reinstalled it so everything is in place.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdadamo View Post
If your video card is not detected it could be a faulty card or your drivers aren't set up properly. What card do you have?
Sapphire 7950 OC

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Do you have any errors or other(unknown) devices in Device Manager ?
It simply does not show up in device manager.

Thing is i ran everything perfectly on my previous windows enterprise, but the key has been disabled so i not only had to reinstall the professiona one because i ****ed up some user account stuff in regedit and whatnot but also because it wasn't genuine anymore. Anyway, between switching from OS versions i didn't do anything intresting. I guess the videocard is just toast... will try to put it in a friends computer asap and see if it detects it to make sure it's no the motherboard.
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23 Jun 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Where did you get the current version of Windows and is it activated?
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23 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is the one i still got from school, i downloaded it from MSDN or what's it called? And yes it's activated and genuine.
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23 Jun 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of your Device Manager with the "Display Adapters" expanded?
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23 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"

I also get a score 1 for (gaming)graphics in the performance index.
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23 Jun 2013   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Can you try using the GPU in a different motherboard slot, or just re-seat the card in the current slot?
Testing the GPU in another PC is a good idea if that's easier.
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