Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PLEASE HELP: amd driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

Tags:
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
April 18, 2013 1:18:50 PM

Can anyone help me.. I put together a pc and I have very little experience wit building. Everything seems good except when I downloaded the drivers for my graphics card it hangs for a second then goes to a black screen and i get the message "amd driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered" this happens when i do any simple task like opening a search engine. I believe everything is connected correctly and I have already re installed windows and still the same thing. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO : (


SPECS:

PSU CORSAIR| HX750 750W RT

CPU INTEL|CORE I5 3570K 3.4G 6M R

HDD 1T|WD WD10EZEX SATA6G

MB ASROCK|Z77 EXTREME4 Z77

MEM 4Gx2|CORSAIR

VGA Radeon POWERCOLOR|AX7950 3GBD
April 18, 2013 1:42:28 PM

Does this happen in safe mode? Try to boot to safe mode and test. Otherwise you can try to manually update drivers through device manager and see if it finds anything. Or, make sure you get latest drivers online, the CD ones get outdated very quickly.
m
0
l
April 18, 2013 1:47:28 PM

Sk8er88, of course it's not going to happen in safe mode - drivers aren't loaded in safe mode.

That being said, OP, you need to completely uninstall your drivers and install new ones. If that doesn't work, we'll look at the possibility of there being an issue with the card. (Powercolor isn't the most reliable brand out there.)
m
0
l
Related resources
April 19, 2013 12:57:03 AM

No this problem does not happen when booted in safe mode. I' ve also tried uninstalling the old drivers and getting at lest 3 different versions all with the same problem. Thank you both for the reply.
m
0
l
April 19, 2013 12:18:55 PM

AMD's drivers can be kind of finicky. Grab a driver from a few months ago, doing a completely clean driver install, and see if that helps.

Make sure you don't have video drivers for anything else installed first.
m
0
l
April 19, 2013 12:42:52 PM

hmm thank you all for the replies and dark sable i did try that, tried quite a few different drivers... didnt work though : (. I'm not sure how to close this as I just sent the card back and going to buy a 670.
m
0
l
April 19, 2013 2:24:54 PM

Leave it open then - a mod will close it.

You should be happy with a 670 - I'm sorry that the 7950 wasn't working right for you.
m
0
l
!