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Windows 7: Slightest graphics card causes crash.

28 Sep 2012   #1
greeneman42

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Slightest graphics card causes crash.

I've never had any problems with my computer but today I went I to the amd catalyst control center and used the overdrive feature to slightly turn up the graphics card's max clock speed and max memory. Not sure why I did this but now it crashes under the slightest strain. It boots up fine but opening any programs other then maybe the file explorer causes a shutdown. So I can't go into the control center to turn it down. Kinda stumped.


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28 Sep 2012   #2
ColinJK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP x64 SP3
 
 

Tap F8 throughout the start-up procedure (from when you turn it on until you get a menu) and boot into Safemode, change the settings from here
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28 Sep 2012   #3
greeneman42

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I should have stated before that I did try that, but the catalyst control center won't open in safemode because it doesn't detect the drivers for the graphics card.
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28 Sep 2012   #4
ColinJK

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows XP x64 SP3
 
 

1. Go into safe mode
2. Go to C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Local\ATI\
3.a.You should see a file called Profiles.xml
3.b rename or delete this
4.boot into normal windows

source of information: Overclocking too much in Catalyst Control Center..
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28 Sep 2012   #5
greeneman42

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay I tried deleting profiles.xml but it didn't work. I was still able to fix it by uninstalling the graphics cards drivers without it crashing and then going into the control center and restoring default settings. Then I just reinstalled drivers and it seems fine now. Thank you all for your information and quick responses.
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28 Sep 2012   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

why didn't you go back into the ccc and hit default clocks
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28 Sep 2012   #7
greeneman42

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It wouldn't let me open ccc without it crashing
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28 Sep 2012   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

uninstall it then use driver sweeper
http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Sweeper_d6171.html
in safe mode then restart
then re install ccc
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28 Sep 2012   #9
greeneman42

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I spoke too soon. It didn't crash as easily but when I got to messing around with different windows it crashed the same as before. I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and ccc. I also reset all the ccc's settings to the factory default. Maybe I should just uninstall ccc?
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29 Sep 2012   #10
beret21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hit the solve
hit the solve
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