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Windows 7: XFX R7770 driver crashes PC

05 Feb 2013   #11
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

How did you get your code?


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05 Feb 2013   #12
adierolfe

Windows 7 home prem 64bit
 
 

Off the back of the case. New unused store bought.
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05 Feb 2013   #13
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

You should be able to use a retail key more than once, perhaps a phone activation might be in order as well.

This is why it is recommended to activate windows after you have sorted all possible issues. I like waking 2 weeks before activating windows in case I need to reformat again.
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05 Feb 2013   #14
adierolfe

Windows 7 home prem 64bit
 
 

I'll remember that for next time.

So I'm borrowing a caddy so I can format the hard drive tomorrow. Guessing its just like being back at the start. Install windows. Plug in gfx card and install drivers?
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06 Feb 2013   #15
adierolfe

Windows 7 home prem 64bit
 
 

Erick, Done it all as you said but still the same results. Drives install and the gfx card is shown in device manager. But one I reboot to finalise the install, I get the starting windows screen and then blackness. Nothing.

Ideas?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Fresh build you say?

Format disks and reinstall windows with minimum hardware. Being CPU, RAM,HDD,CDD,and do not add expansion cards yet. Once you install windows again (and the drivers that come with the motherboard), start adding components one by one. Extra Hard Drive, sound card, Ethernet card if necessary,then the GPU.

For some reason the 7770 doesn't like being installed in a fresh build like that. Similar issues happened to me to an extent that my system got bricked. First I thought I had performed a bad driver installation. Card was underperforming, audio lags timed with fps loss, resolution would get messed up, monitors native resolution was unavailable. I went to use driver sweeper, and after I was prompted to restart my computer the system was bricked and refused to boot into windows. Apparently driver sweeper swept more than it had to.

After reinstalling the way I explained above I had no problems whatsoever. I believe I might of had something to do with installing the motherboard chipset drivers, and IGP drivers on top of the settings the GPU had done on the clean install. Or maybe it wasn't that, I really do not know. Some sort of conflict I am sure of.

Anyway, give it a try.
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06 Feb 2013   #16
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Did you install ALL other drivers not related to the card before plugging it in?
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07 Feb 2013   #17
adierolfe

Windows 7 home prem 64bit
 
 

Yes. All other drivers installed.

Would it be because the drivers are not off a disc and are downloaded?
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07 Feb 2013   #18
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

It could be, there is something the video card is not liking at all, the problem with downloading drivers online is that sometimes you don't know if they are the adequate drivers. Are you downloading from the motherboards manufacturer website?
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07 Feb 2013   #19
adierolfe

Windows 7 home prem 64bit
 
 

Yes, because the dvd drive I bought wont read discs. So that's being sent back.
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07 Feb 2013   #20
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

And you download the drivers which are specific to your win 7 bit version, and specific motherboard revision, correct?
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