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AMD Catalyst Driver Problems for AMD R9 270X

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  • Driver Failure
  • Computers
  • AMD
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  • MSI
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Last response: in Graphics Cards
December 30, 2013 8:19:31 PM

I recently built my computer with these specs:

AMD FX 6300 @ 4.2Ghz
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8Gb @ 1600Mhz
MSI AMD R9 270X Gaming
MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ Motherboard
Corsair CX 600 Watt PSU
Kingston SSDNow 120Gb
WD Caviar Blue 1TB HDD

I installed the Catalyst 13.12 driver after installing the OS (Windows 7 64-Bit) and it worked fine with the display (TV through HDMI was fine, monitor through DVI and VGA was fine too). Everything was normal. Then just two days ago, it started acting up. I know for sure that it has to do with the driver, and NOT any hardware. Each of my parts are perfectly fine.

So then suddenly whenever I booted up when it was completely shut down, something strange started happening. As soon as I tried to log into my windows account (after the "Starting Windows" sequence), it brings up a blue screen with vertical lines. It isn't my monitor. I know it has to do with the driver because I had to boot into safe mode, which I can then log into Windows and see the desktop. I went to Device Manager, Display Adapters, and then disabled the driver (AMD R9 200 Series). When restarting the computer normally, I can then log in like normal. But the graphics is disabled meaning I can't play games like that. After that I did an express uninstall for Catalyst to remove the driver, Then try installing it again. Same thing. I did an express uninstall again and tried using the CD that came with the card for the driver (It comes with Catalyst 13.6). That worked for a few minutes, but then putting the computer to sleep and then waking it gave the lines again. Right now, its on edge. I'm lucky I am typing this because I am logged in normally with the driver enabled, and can run games, but I have to keep the display constantly on and fear that it will cause an error once I sleep it or shut it down. Also now whenever I go to Device Manager and click on AMD R9 200 Series, it instantly makes the screen error.

Does anybody have an insight on what this error is and how it can be fixed? Does it have anything to do with my windows account settings because of the error occurs as soon as I enter in the password? I know there have been errors with AMD graphics drivers and CCC, but I researched and couldn't find anyone with my situation.

To sum it up:

Fresh Windows 7 64-bit OS install onto SSD
13.12 AMD driver with Catalyst Control Center installed, worked with all display setups.
Suddenly starting up computer and LOGGING INTO WINDOWS (right after entering password)
causes an error in the display that looks like a blue screen with lines. (I can't see desktop or do anything). So I can see my BIOS screen, then the Starting Windows sequence, and bring up the login screen, which all work until I enter in the password.
Tried different cables and displays.
Tried removing driver and re-installing.
Tried CD that came with GPU (13.6 driver)
Disabling driver using device manager in safe mode, then booting back in normal loads the desktop fine but no graphics for games.
Currently the 13.6 driver works sometimes. but whenever I try to look at driver in device manager it causes the error.

(I can log in using Safe Mode, Disabling Driver and boot in normally, and a side note: My BIOS does not have any video settings because my board doesn't have any onboard graphics)

Any help is appreciated because I've waited months for this, saving up to get this PC. Thanks!


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December 30, 2013 8:46:46 PM

Try using the beta drivers from the amd driver site.
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December 30, 2013 9:52:38 PM

MongoSmash said:
Try using the beta drivers from the amd driver site.


Tried it. Didn't work...
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February 6, 2014 10:29:41 AM

I'm having the same issue. I also have the MSI R9 270x and the MSI 970-G46 mobo. Did you ever resolve this issue>
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February 8, 2014 2:21:50 PM

jlanier03 said:
I'm having the same issue. I also have the MSI R9 270x and the MSI 970-G46 mobo. Did you ever resolve this issue>


Yes. I figured out that the card came in a dud. It's a problem with the card running 3D applications. I had to pick up a new video card.
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