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Windows 7: Windows refuses to boot after GPU drivers are installed.

23 Mar 2019   #11
Malmern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just tried Repair Install,
still have the same issue.

I guess we can rule out a software issue then?


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24 Mar 2019   #12
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Malmern View Post
I just tried Repair Install,
still have the same issue.

I guess we can rule out a software issue then?
1. Not 100% but I will put it 70%. You may try a Clean Install Or Would you like to try making a dual boot with all the updates integrated in win7 64 ISO ?

2. Did you ever make any changes in BIOS Setup ? You can try to Restore Default Settings in the BIOS.

3. Just a Thought : You can try DISM++ : https://www.chuyu.me/en/index.html
There select Recovery> ScanHealth Menu Item. What does it say ?
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25 Mar 2019   #13
Malmern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
1. Not 100% but I will put it 70%. You may try a Clean Install Or Would you like to try making a dual boot with all the updates integrated in win7 64 ISO ?

2. Did you ever make any changes in BIOS Setup ? You can try to Restore Default Settings in the BIOS.

3. Just a Thought : You can try DISM++ : https://www.chuyu.me/en/index.html
There select Recovery> ScanHealth Menu Item. What does it say ?

1. I just tried this now without any improvement.

2. The BIOS was reset yesterday, no effect.

3. DISM++ comes up with an error: "No such interface is supported",
this happens in both x86 and x64 editions.

I think it might be easier to upgrade my pc now,
what do you think of these parts?

MSI X470 Gaming Pro
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz CL14
AMD RX580 8GB
Corsair TX750M
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD
MSI Core Frozr XL CPU cooler

This will be used for gaming,
and I will be overclocking CPU and RAM.
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25 Mar 2019   #14
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

My understanding is that the Intel CPU's with the AMD graphics cores are better for gaming than a AMD core.

Also, you'll probably be going to Win 10 since that mobo probably doesn't support Win 7 but, I didn't check it out.

Which driver did you use for the graphics card?
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25 Mar 2019   #15
Malmern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tries several;
March 2019, January 2019, December 2019 and I even tried the 2013 one from ASUS.

Thanks for the input,
but I'm planning to upgrade the CPU for another AMD one with the same socket next year, as they are rumored to put out a powerful new CPU later this year.

Yes, I'll be using Windows 10.
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26 Mar 2019   #16
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I guess you tried a Crimson driver as part of your endeavours.
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26 Mar 2019   #17
Malmern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
I guess you tried a Crimson driver as part of your endeavours.

Yeah, I tried that aswell.
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27 Mar 2019   #18
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi Guys,

1. What is special about the Crimson driver ?

2. I could not understand what happened when you tried clean install ? You were able to make the install & boot into it ? When it was not able to boot ? After a GPU driver installation ?

3. I think a good Linux should be tried straight from a 16 GB Pen Drive. It would be still better to go with a USB 3 Pen Drive if your pc supports. You should try all types of graphic activities from there.
( I mean to say try Linux straight from the pen drive & not installing it on the hard disk )

4. I think you should detach the AMD Graphics card & then make a clean install with win 7.
( I expect you follow proper procedure to detach the AMD Graphics Card )

5. Some Suggestions about upgrade soon.

Thanks & Regards. ...
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27 Mar 2019   #19
Malmern

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Hi Guys,

2. I could not understand what happened when you tried clean install ? You were able to make the install & boot into it ? When it was not able to boot ? After a GPU driver installation ?

3. I think a good Linux should be tried straight from a 16 GB Pen Drive. It would be still better to go with a USB 3 Pen Drive if your pc supports. You should try all types of graphic activities from there.
( I mean to say try Linux straight from the pen drive & not installing it on the hard disk )

4. I think you should detach the AMD Graphics card & then make a clean install with win 7.
( I expect you follow proper procedure to detach the AMD Graphics Card )

5. Some Suggestions about upgrade soon.

Thanks & Regards. ...


2. That's exactly what happened,
the clean install won't boot after installing the GPU drivers just like the old installation.

3. I might try that, any suggestions on what Linux distro I should use,
is Ubuntu a good choice?

4. I did use a proper method to uninstall my graphics driver if that's what you mean be detaching it,
I used Display Driver Uninstaller in safe mode to remove all my drivers.
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27 Mar 2019   #20
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Vineet Garg- Crimson is the latest iteration of AMD graphics card drivers. Crimson 2.1 Beta is the last driver to be provided for legacy cards. For some reason, his card is sandwiched between those that are considered legacy so he would use Crimson drivers to be up to date.
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