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Windows 7: Error 0xc0000e After installing a new Video card

25 Mar 2013   #1

Win 7 64bit
Error 0xc0000e After installing a new Video card

Hi all,

I recently upgraded (or, attempted to upgrade) my video card. I went from an nVidia 9500GT to an AMD Radeon 7750. All seemed to be going well, and i booted up with greatly improved graphics performance. I installed the new drivers, and everything was great.

I left town for the weekend, and came back to this error on startup 0xc0000e. (sorry, i can't remember the exact wording, but it basically says it's looking for hardware that it can't find.) I was able to switch the card back, and get the machine to boot up once. However, after the first try, I cannot boot with either card.

After some checking around, I believe it may be because I forgot to uninstall my nVidia drivers in device manager (self diagnosis, could be completely wrong..), and the machine is still looking for that device. I've tried booting without a video card, using only the onboard graphics, and that doesn't work either.

I did a fresh install of Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, with the 7750, and that is all working fine- So I think I can rule out my PSU being the issue.

I am totally lost, and feel like I've tried everything there is to try. Win 7 repair did nothing ("cannot repair your hard drive")- I tried to run a check disk the old disk from my new install, and it found no errors. I've seen suggestions to disable on board graphics, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do that yet, and since it's working on my new disk, I don't imagine that is the problem.

Any help would be hugely appreciated, and if there is any more info I can provide please let me know.


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26 Mar 2013   #2
Chalky Emultion


Please post your pc specifications. We need to know what hardware do you have to help you :)
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26 Mar 2013   #3

Win 7 64bit


Thanks anyway.
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29 Mar 2013   #4

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

You must take care of the following troubleshooting steps:

Did you just install a new program or a piece of hardware, update a driver, install an update, etc.? If so, there's a very good chance that the change you made caused the BSOD:

Startup using Last Known Good Configuration to undo recent registry and driver changes.
Use System Restore to undo recent system changes.
Roll Back device driver to version prior to your driver update.
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