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Windows 7: BSOD after shrinking C: and formatting.

08 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64
BSOD after shrinking C: and formatting.

So I did a clean install on Windows after shrinking the C partition. I did the clean install twice and both times I get complete freezes that I have to manually reset. I did not get a bsod but after checking there are a couple of files in the minidump folder. I would appreciate any help.

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09 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 x64

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09 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

giorg0s I've had a brief look at your dump files and they both say the same thing. you should not be getting BSODs after a clean install. What the dumps list is this.

start             end                 module name
fffff880`03c00000 fffff880`03c92000   atikmpag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
    Image name: atikmpag.sys
    Timestamp:        Mon Sep 15 16:59:06 2014 (5417612A)
    CheckSum:         000964D0
    ImageSize:        00092000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Which is your graphics card drivers. Where did you get the DVD or ISO file you are using for the installation? I would like you to do a few things for me.

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I am going to give you some links that will help you get a good clean install and not have any drivers you don't need that will conflict with other drivers. Download a WHQL driver from Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7 . Once you have them downloaded, uninstall you current driver from control panel. next clean up any left over drivers from following this tutorial Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling and select only ATI Display Drivers. After you have done that and rebooted, install the new driver, only select custom install and install only what you have to. Very few people need most of what they include. You do not need the audio/HDMI drivers as you already have that in your Motherboard drivers. Unless there is some reason you need them, the only thing you really need is the Display Driver.

Open a elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

Please do those things and let me know if your situation improves any.
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