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Windows 7: Radeon 6850 - freezing on startup

27 Sep 2011   #1
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Radeon 6850 - freezing on startup

Ever since the latest update to AMD Catalyst a week or so ago, when I start up my computer from being completely off, something strange happens. After a few seconds, the AMD Core Line still has not started up, the cursor freezes, and the keyboard are all non responsive. If the cursor had the "working in the background" blue spinner, that freezes and no longer animates.

I have tried reinstalling AMD Core Line and checked its settings. Didn't find anything useful. I say "tried," cuz I was unable to successfully uninstall it, it was left in an unusable state, but then I did successfully reinstall it.

I have tried rolling back the drivers for the Radeon 6850. to no avail.

I don't remember about completely reinstalling them...

The only way around this is that when the computer starts up, I quickly click the AMD Core Line from the taskbar. It starts, with the AMD logo that usually would not show if it were automatically starting itself. Then everything is fine.

So, what can I do to actually fix this???


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27 Sep 2011   #2
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Previous version of catalyst is still working properly? Did you use driver sweeper or an equivalent before installation?
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29 Sep 2011   #3
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Rolling back didn't help; I still had the same exact problem.

I didn't use driver sweeper or anything, but I should. I'll go do that & report back.

Thanks for getting back to me.
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30 Sep 2011   #4
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

*darth vader blu ray voice* NOOOO! Don't use driver sweeper!! :O I asked because it usually causes problems! I've been out of touch with AMD for over a year now but have you tried installing the driver only ... ie. no CCC etc?
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30 Sep 2011   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I have to say my hd 6870 been giving me such a headache i had to uninstall it and re -install a hd 5770

kept on saying driver fails and recovered got to the point it wouldnt do the log on screen unless i dumped the driver
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30 Sep 2011   #6
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

hehehe ... nvidia ftw!!
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30 Sep 2011   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
hehehe ... nvidia ftw!!

Was that suposed to be helpfull?

This issue is kinda serious and ,I for one is not Happy spending almost 300.00 american on a graphic card that starts flaking out of nowhere Because of some Hampered driver issue

To top it off to RMA it i have to go through all kinds of crap

BTW before you say Nvidia for the win look around this forum the drivers are just as screwed so don't think for a minute just becuase Nvidia is doing ok for you now it won't mess up later !

Well if anyone out there has a fix for the 6800 cards please let us know untill now fanboys please don't say anything unless it is helpfull advice
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30 Sep 2011   #8
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
hehehe ... nvidia ftw!!

Was that suposed to be helpfull?

This issue is kinda serious and ,I for one is not Happy spending almost 300.00 american on a graphic card that starts flaking out of nowhere Because of some Hampered driver issue

To top it off to RMA it i have to go through all kinds of crap

BTW before you say Nvidia for the win look around this forum the drivers are just as screwed so don't think for a minute just becuase Nvidia is doing ok for you now it won't mess up later !

Well if anyone out there has a fix for the 6800 cards please let us know untill now fanboys please don't say anything unless it is helpfull advice
Whoa .. what a rage quit! Chill!!!
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30 Sep 2011   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Not really bro im just tired of this card and the problems ,I been looking for a solution nothing personal towards you

Don't take it that way just frustrated about the situation ,just venting frustration

Im.sure if this was going on with your vidcard you would want sound advice not fun poking

Like i was saying before If anyone knows a driver fix or how to fix the TDR so the card would function correctly im all ears

I just don't need to hear this is better then yours type deal if you get what im saying this is not the place for that
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30 Sep 2011   #10
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ofcourse I know, my then $450 8800GTS was a pain in the ass too .. turned out to be the power supply which permanently ruined it ATI had implemented ULPS well over a year ago and made me miserable with weird black screens and often failed driver installs ... prefer to avoid them now. Atleast in my personal experience nvidia has been consistent though they've been making a lot of modifications recently which can cause strange side effects which usually get rectified quickly!

Anyway, if you've got a suggestion for OP I'm sure he/she would be glad to hear it!
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