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Windows 7: Windows wont boot after installing AMD 7970M Driver, M17x R4

31 Aug 2014   #1
02nbmformula

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows wont boot after installing AMD 7970M Driver, M17x R4

After running great for a year, my Alienware M17x R4 crashed when loading BF4, i restarted it and it decided to do an when re starting update and would freeze on the windows screen. I reinstalled windows, then reinstalled the chipset driver and tried to install the graphics card driver AMD 7970m. It will install but once it restarts, it freezes up on the windows screen. Ive tried the driver off the resource CD that came with the laptop, the current edition 9.003,A00 and version 8.973,A01. None of those options work.

I appreciate any help in resolving this matter. Also, tried alien respawn and the option to boot off that wasnt available.
thanks


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31 Aug 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Uninstall the Driver and Reboot ...


Does the Graphics Card Show in the Device Manager ... ?

As Standard VGA ? ...


Have you run Windows Updates ? ....
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31 Aug 2014   #3
02nbmformula

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Maxie,
I just tried that. There are two items under display Adapters, both are "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter", the second has exclamation/ warning sign by it. I have run windows update.
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31 Aug 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Did you try to Install the Intel Graphics Driver ? ....


The Device that has the exclamation mark beside .... Click on Property's what does it say in Device Status ?
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31 Aug 2014   #5
02nbmformula

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I had forgot to install the intel driver, just did that and then tried to install the AMD driver, half way though, screen flickered and i got nothing but a black screen and a blinking dot. So i just restored it to a point earlier today and reinstalled the interl graphics driver.

I clicked on the device with the exclamation point and it says " This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

Again, I appreciate the help. My knowledge of computers is limited.
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01 Sep 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

As we seem to have tried every thing to resolve your issue with no avail ...


It is likely it could be a fault in the Graphics Card ....


Only thing left i can think of is a corrupted Registry Entry ...


Read the Link below and follow the Steps ....



Fix: "This device cannot start" Code 10 error in Device Manager in Windows
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07 Oct 2014   #7
art5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have the exact same issue with my 7970M right now, the only difference is I have a different laptop and it first crashed when I was playing League of Legends
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09 Oct 2014   #8
Green Blockhead

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I'm having a similar issue to you, with the whole Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, except with an Nvidia card (a 765M) and I too can't get the Intel HD Graphics to work, except I've got Code 12.

If your processors onboard graphics are reporting problems, you'll most likely need to try and fix those issues first (which is why you should install the intel drivers before the video card drivers, which you did)

Though I do have a solution to fix the Standard VGA, it worked for me. Try this:

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0. Disconnect from internet and Disable your anti-virus program and before going to step number 1 (Important)

1. Boot computer in SAFE mode (press F8 during restart)

2. Download a driver for your video card, extract the Driver software .ZIP completely to extract all folders. Extract the .EXE also.

3. Go to Device Manager

4. Select Display adapter (in my case it reads 'Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' that I need to change to 'ATI Radeon X1250')

5. Right click and select Properties, select update driver

6. In the update dialog select 'Browse my computer fro driver software'

7. In the Next dialog window, select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'.

8. In the Select driver dialog, pick on 'Have Disk'

9. Browse to the folder you extracted the ZIP file earlier (locate the '.inf' file) The .INF file would be located in the Packages>Drivers>Display>XXX_INF.

10. Run the installation, and you are done!!!

11. Restart the computer in normal mode.

12. Enable Anti-virus programs
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09 Oct 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

art5 Please start a new Thread of your own under the section Graphics Cards ...
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