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Windows 7: BSOD after about 30 hours of use, believe it is catalyst 12.2 related


16 Mar 2012   #31

Windows 7 64bit Professional
 
 

So far, I am having better luck after clearing out the catalyst 12.2 with driver cleaner, then only installing the driver after unpacking the catalyst software and updating through device manager. Then i put the ccc software 'only' on top of that. Been a full day since a bluescreen and they were happening once an hour or so before. I don't have the luxury of downgrading since i have an HD9750.


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16 Mar 2012   #32

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flinchn View Post
So far, I am having better luck after clearing out the catalyst 12.2 with driver cleaner, then only installing the driver after unpacking the catalyst software and updating through device manager. Then i put the ccc software 'only' on top of that. Been a full day since a bluescreen and they were happening once an hour or so before. I don't have the luxury of downgrading since i have an HD9750.
actually gunna, again, try uninstalling, and downgrading my drivers to amd12.1 preview, that has the best rep
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16 Mar 2012   #33

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flinchn View Post
So far, I am having better luck after clearing out the catalyst 12.2 with driver cleaner, then only installing the driver after unpacking the catalyst software and updating through device manager. Then i put the ccc software 'only' on top of that. Been a full day since a bluescreen and they were happening once an hour or so before. I don't have the luxury of downgrading since i have an HD9750.
didnt work, for some reason they wont fully install, opend my admin acc, did a complete removal, of ccc and the drivers, and am re installing AGAIN!!! to see if this works from a clean install, maybe, maybe not, im running out of options beyond a clean install of windows, which is looking real good right bot now since im upgrading processors soon
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16 Mar 2012   #34
Microsoft MVP

 

Thornton, try running with only the Display driver and not the full CCC bloatware.

In fact after uninstalling CCC in Programs & Features watch optional Windows Updates to see if Windows 7 has a driver it prefers before reimporting just the driver from ATI webpage for your model.
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16 Mar 2012   #35

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thornton, try running with only the Display driver and not the full CCC bloatware.

In fact after uninstalling CCC in Programs & Features watch optional Windows Updates to see if Windows 7 has a driver it prefers before reimporting just the driver from ATI webpage for your model.
it has in the past, the problem is it wants older versions that dont support my eyefinity... i mrunning 3 monitors right now and it makes it very difficult not to try to stay up to date. i will see how this goes, it seemed like a much more full install, but that may have been because it was a clean install, ill give it a few, see how it goes, but like i said, its been over a year since ive given my pc a clean install so it might be time to clean up the junk and get things right
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16 Mar 2012   #36
Microsoft MVP

 

I suggested this for you because it was flinchn who replied that he needs eyefinity support. Are you posting in this thread under two names?
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16 Mar 2012   #37

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I suggested this for you because it was flinchn who replied that he needs eyefinity support. Are you posting in this thread under two names?
no, he is using 2 monitors, i am using 3, although im not taking advantage of eyfinity, without vcc installed, i cannot do a 3 monitor extended display to my understanding, i am using my monitors LIKE an eyefinity display by not playing in fullscreen mode and it save me GPU power on idle, idle gpu with eyefinity is about 15-25% but with extended display its ziltch so i just play eyefinity games in window mode
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16 Mar 2012   #38

Windows 7 64bit Professional
 
 

I read somewhere, maybe this thread even, that Overdrive bugs was the cause of the atikmpag.sys blue screens. I had of course set everything to default and disabled overclocking, but no joy - I think even ticking the overdrive box once screws you.

I have had a great amount of success the past two days with absolutely no bluescreens. Here are the exact steps I followed, so maybe it will help others:

Prereqs:
Winrar or equivalent
Driver Cleaner from drivercleaner.net (fully updated)

1. Uninstalled the display driver in Device Manager
2. Uninstalled the Catalyst 12.2 in Programs and Features
3. Rebooted into Safe Mode
4. Ran Driver Cleaner [make sure you update this with an internet connection or it will miss files]
5. Checked all the ATI filters, removed the ATI garbage

***EDIT - You do NOT want to remove the /Windows/WINSXS files or SFC will fail! The more I read about this (affects both Driver Sweeper and Driver Cleaner) the more I think you should not do this step unless you want to risk reinstalling Windows when the next SP comes out)***

6. Reboot
7. Unzipped the Catalyst 12.2 package with Winrar
8. Went into Device Manager, pointed the Display component to the unpacked Catalyst directory for driver update. (standard VGA driver was installed)
9. Reboot
10. Ran the Catalyst installer, installed *only* CCC. (nothing else checked even the AMD Display driver since its already installed in step 8 -except the required installer itself)
11. Reboot
12. Set my desired settings in CCC - but never *ever* have I accessed the Performance/Overdrive dialog
13. Used MSI Afterburner to set overclocking.
14. Play Skyrim
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16 Mar 2012   #39

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flinchn View Post
I read somewhere, maybe this thread even, that Overdrive bugs was the cause of the atikmpag.sys blue screens. I had of course set everything to default and disabled overclocking, but no joy - I think even ticking the overdrive box once screws you.

I have had a great amount of success the past two days with absolutely no bluescreens. Here are the exact steps I followed, so maybe it will help others:

Prereqs:
Winrar or equivalent
Driver Cleaner from drivercleaner.net (fully updated)

1. Uninstalled the display driver in Device Manager
2. Uninstalled the Catalyst 12.2 in Programs and Features
3. Rebooted into Safe Mode
4. Ran Driver Cleaner [make sure you update this with an internet connection or it will miss files]
5. Checked all the ATI filters, removed the ATI garbage
6. Reboot
7. Unzipped the Catalyst 12.2 package with Winrar
8. Went into Device Manager, pointed the Display component to the unpacked Catalyst directory for driver update. (standard VGA driver was installed)
9. Reboot
10. Ran the Catalyst installer, installed *only* CCC. (nothing else checked even the AMD Display driver since its already installed in step 8 -except the required installer itself)
11. Reboot
12. Set my desired settings in CCC - but never *ever* have I accessed the Performance/Overdrive dialog
13. Used MSI Afterburner to set overclocking.
14. Play Skyrim
give it a while and see also, my problem occurs kinda randomly, it just happend to me after 3 days of being in the clear so watch it and keep us up to date and i will try the same
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16 Mar 2012   #40

Windows 7 64bit Professional
 
 

I'll come back in the thread if I have another occurrence - but my bluescreens were previously happening hourly at least - on a clean Windows 7 install. And I have been using my rig much more intensively today than earlier in the week.
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