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R9 280x Driver Problems, need urgent help!

Hello. I recently purchased an MSI R9 280x Twin Frozr II. It was about $300, and it just arrived today. I slapped it in my system and *tried to install the drivers from both the disc and the website. However, when I tried this it says: "Completed (errors have occoured)" or something along those lines. I opened up the log and it showed that both the video driver and the HDMI audio driver did not install, however, everything else did. I tried this with the 13.11 and 13.10 drivers. Does anyone know why this happens?

P.S. My power supply is 600w, so it is suitable.
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    Use driver sweeper to completely uninstall all Radeon drivers, then re-download the latest drivers and try the installation again. I've actually seen quite a few people with Radeon driver issues. In most cases this problem is solved by a clean re-installation.
  2. I will try doing a sweep and re-install the 13.11 drivers and see if that helps at all. Thanks for your help.
  3. I ran Driver Fusion and deleted all AMD drivers. It still gives me the same error when I try to install the 13.11 drivers, though.
  4. Have you tried using AMD's own removal tool?
  5. Mousemonkey said:
    Have you tried using AMD's own removal tool?


    You mean the option to uninstall the drivers when you open up the Catalyst install? Yes, I have. That too was unsuccessful.
  6. UPDATE: I noticed my card was on the '2' BIOS switch setting. I flipped it to '1', started up my PC, and NONE of my peripherals turned on, including monitor, mouse, or keyboard.
  7. IronicRainbow said:
    Mousemonkey said:
    Have you tried using AMD's own removal tool?


    You mean the option to uninstall the drivers when you open up the Catalyst install? Yes, I have. That too was unsuccessful.


    There was a tool on their web site but it worked so well that they removed it it would seem.

    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx
  8. So for now I have a gaming PC that doesn't game thanks to AMD's terrible drivers for the 200 series cards... Great.
  9. IronicRainbow said:
    So for now I have a gaming PC that doesn't game thanks to AMD's terrible drivers for the 200 series cards... Great.


    I tried their drivers with a cheaper 7790 so I can sort of sympathise.
  10. Also it is worth noting that when I go into Device Manager I cannot see anything, it just gives me a white space. This was not apparent before my GPU upgrade.
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