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AMD 14.4 drivers from AMD website causing windows boot failure.

I just recently built a new computer. Specs are as follow
windows 7 64 bit
amd fx 8320 3.5ghz
8 gigs of ram
2gb power color r7 260x

I started by installing the latest drivers for my video card from the AMD website. These drivers worked fine and I had no problem. Recently the 14.4 drivers came out (I think on Friday.) I went to install the drivers and everything goes great I clean all the old drivers out with driver sweeper and install the new drivers. I then go to restart my system after the install prompts me to and my computer boots up as normal until it hits the 4 color windows logo startup screen. This is when it hangs up and will not boot any further. The windows logo is still moving so my computer is not locked up however I have left it on this screen for hours and it just stays the same with the windows logo colors moving and never continues to the login screen. I checked my bios it is up to date. I know its not a hardware issue because when I roll my drivers back to the old ones everything works just fine again. Any suggestions on what my problem could be here?
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  1. Ya, the 260x and AMD drivers suck. I just wasted 6 hours of my life on a new build for a buddy with a 260x and it works fine with the default windows drivers (tried win 7 and win 8.1) and it starts to boot, then black screen, but only when I restart. If I shutdown, then reboot, it turns on fine. If I restart from within Windows, it black screens and won't boot, or rather seems to boot but get no video or sound through the hdmi. I'm taking it back and getting a 750ti today. Can't be bothered messing with stuff. A brand new card should work with the drivers, period.
  2. Best answer
    Select custom and uncheck AHCI drivers. Then install. Should resolve your issue.
  3. EXACT same problem. Originally I thought the system was just in need of a format so, on a fresh freaking build I drop on the crappy 14.4 and reboot only to find I can't get back in. Safe mode doesn't work, last known config doesn't work. Manually deleting ATI related sys files doesn't seem to work. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WASTING MY WEEKEND AMD. Oh, and unchecking AHCI doesn't really help someone who's already installed these horrible drivers.
  4. Locowhak said:
    Select custom and uncheck AHCI drivers. Then install. Should resolve your issue.

    THANK YOU! I've had this exact problem since 14.3 and nothing i tried worked,but unchecking the AHCI installation option did the trick
  5. Buying a 750ti fixed the problem for me today. lol.
  6. I have exactly the same issue. Windows 7. I did a system restore through the "System Recovery Tools" under "repair computer" on "F8." http://tyw7.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/fix-it-bricked-computer-after.html
  7. Locowhak said:
    Select custom and uncheck AHCI drivers. Then install. Should resolve your issue.


    This worked for me, thank you. Can anyone tell me what unchecking the AHCI drivers did? Will I need to update or change anything later, or reinstall CCC when AMD gets the problem fixed with this version?
  8. Hi! I had the exact same problem with this version of driver. And maybe my computer specs are different from other peoples because I wasn't able to use the AHCI fix. Due to the fact that I carefully looked over the custom installation list three times over and didn't find anything in the list that said AHCI on it.

    However, luckily, before I gave this installation a go I decided to look up what exactly AHCI is. And on wikipedia it gave me "The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a technical standard defined by Intel that specifies the operation of Serial ATA (SATA) host bus adapters in a non-implementation-specific manner. The specification describes a system memory structure for computer hardware vendors to exchange data between host system memory and attached storage devices. AHCI gives software developers and hardware designers a standard method for detecting, configuring, and programming SATA/AHCI adapters. AHCI is separate from the SATA 3 Gbit/s standard, although it exposes SATA's advanced capabilities (such as hot swapping and native command queuing) such that host systems can utilize them"

    Now I've read it four times and I can't make heads or tails out of what on earth it's actually telling me, but going back to the custom list on this update I did notice the "SATA device controller" which I assume is closely related to this AHCI driver that people are unchecking. So I just unchecked the SATA thing figuring it can't mess up my computer anymore than the normal installation. Well I restarted after that, got to the glowy windows screen, waited for a few seconds, and was about to give up and restart it again to bring up launch repair manager, when suddenly "dingDing-DingDing" oh beautiful login screen. So my biggest suggestion is if you try the same thing I do, please give the screen you freeze at an extra minute before you give up hope.
  9. Hey guys,
    I have ati 5750 with asrock mbo and i recently bought a ssd drive (kingston hyperx 3k) and cannot install ati catalyst 14.4 without getting stuck on blue win7 screen...so i have connected ssd on sata,old hd (storage ) on sata and a optical disk on sata,i tried ahci and ide options in bios but both get the same.i can get to safe mode and delete drivers and than can get to windows but withoud gpu deivers?
    What to do guys need help please.
    Thanks in advance
  10. Locowhak said:
    Select custom and uncheck AHCI drivers. Then install. Should resolve your issue.


    erm i didnt see any ACHI driver options
  11. Thank goodness that all my gear is behind the times, driver quality has sunk over the last few years. You may have to roll back to the last stable driver and wait till the next release if no solution is found.
  12. oh hahaha stupid me being dyslexic finally saw the achi drivers it is lables as AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS so look out lmao
  13. /\/\ oops disregard the answer above i was installing the 14.6 beta
  14. Same thing happened with my 7770 and my new pny 120gb ssd. I had to reinstall windows and now am about to install the drivers without the achi selected. Got stuck.on the 4 flag thing. Hopefully this works.
  15. It works on 14.6.. Damn this ssd is fast
  16. Hi, new to forums. I've been having this problem since 17th of June.

    I cant find the option to uncheck the AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS or the ACHI drivers. Where are they? And yes im on 14.4. Thank you.
  17. Also im using AMD Radeon HD 7750 1gb gddr5 vram.
  18. bardhi13 said:
    Hi, new to forums. I've been having this problem since 17th of June.

    I cant find the option to uncheck the AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS or the ACHI drivers. Where are they? And yes im on 14.4. Thank you.


    Click on the advanced options tab, and click next. It will detect your hardware and like halfway down the list it will say AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS. Uncheck that.
  19. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Hi, new to forums. I've been having this problem since 17th of June.

    I cant find the option to uncheck the AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS or the ACHI drivers. Where are they? And yes im on 14.4. Thank you.


    Click on the advanced options tab, and click next. It will detect your hardware and like halfway down the list it will say AMD SATA ACHI DRIVERS. Uncheck that.


    err, i dont see the advanced options tab? Heres what i did, i downloaded the driver 14.4 from AMD website, double clicked, it opened the AMD catalyst install manager, i clicked custom instead of express, i scroll down and i cant seem to find the ACHI, SATA ACHI or any advanced tab?

    Could it be that im using the Windows7 x64 installer and it does not feature that as an option?

    Here is the list it provided me.

    AMD Catalyst Manager - 20mb
    AMD Display Driver - 90 mb
    HDMI audio driver - 1mb
    Microsoft Visual C++2012 red - 9mb
    AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding - 3mb
    AMD drag and drop transcoding - 1mb
    AMD catalyst control center - 150mb
    AMD Gaming evovled app - 49mb
  20. Oh... Go to your bios and enable ahci. That's why. Boot into the bios, and change the sata type to ahci. Haha, don't worry, I always make these mistakes.
  21. Pcbuilder123 said:
    Oh... Go to your bios and enable ahci. That's why. Boot into the bios, and change the sata type to ahci. Haha, don't worry, I always make these mistakes.


    Ya i did what you asked. The Onboard Sata mode was already enable to AHCI and the Onboard Sata controller was enabled as well.

    I dont know. Can you give me more precise instructions because im a bit of a knob with these things :P

    Thanks. Much appreciated.
  22. Alright. First I'll need a few things. What motherboard are you using, and what ssd? Are you using a ssd? Why 14.4? Upgrade to 14.4.6. What version of windows are you using?
  23. Also when you exited the bios did you save?
  24. Pcbuilder123 said:
    Also when you exited the bios did you save?


    I dont have an ssd. My motherboard is a Gateway DX4840 x64-based pc, and i dont need to save anything since the onboard sata controller is already enabled and the onboard sata model is already set to AHCI.
  25. Im sad:(
  26. bardhi13 said:
    Im sad:(


    If you don't have a ssd,don't use AHCI. Use IDE. AHCI is only good for ssd's that are TRIM enabled
  27. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Im sad:(


    If you don't have a ssd,don't use AHCI. Use IDE. AHCI is only good for ssd's that are TRIM enabled


    Then why was it enabled by default if i dont even have a ssd?
  28. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Im sad:(


    If you don't have a ssd,don't use AHCI. Use IDE. AHCI is only good for ssd's that are TRIM enabled


    Then why was it enabled by default if i dont even have a ssd?

    It could be mistake. AHCI is good for SSD's, hackintoshes, but not HDD's.
  29. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Im sad:(


    If you don't have a ssd,don't use AHCI. Use IDE. AHCI is only good for ssd's that are TRIM enabled


    Then why was it enabled by default if i dont even have a ssd?

    It could be mistake. AHCI is good for SSD's, hackintoshes, but not HDD's.



    Dude, i switched to IDE but then windows WOULD NOT OPEN. I had to switch back to AHCI for it to open again. I just dont know. When will AMD give us another driver patch? I have no more options, im forced to disable my graphics card so i can avoid crashing. Infact, if i didnt disable my card i wouldnt be replying to you because it would just crash the display driver again.

    Do you have any other suggestions? Turning off AHCI in the customization option of the catalyst installer seemed like the best bet since it worked for OP, but it wont for me because it wont show up. Its been 5 days since this issue spontaneously came by.
  30. Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.
  31. bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?

  32. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.
  33. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?
  34. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.
  35. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.


    Reset the pc, before windows flags press f8, go to safe mode, device manager, uninstall display and adapter drivers, and then restart
  36. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.


    Reset the pc, before windows flags press f8, go to safe mode, device manager, uninstall display and adapter drivers, and then restart


    Sorry for replying late. I've done what your asking numerous times but it does nothing, ive even used driver sweeper to clean up extra remaining files. But im curious, by adapter drivers do you mean windows default drivers? Ive never tried uninstalling them before, and if i do what happens? Thanks.

    Also, when do you think AMD will release and new driver? Thanks again.
  37. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.


    Reset the pc, before windows flags press f8, go to safe mode, device manager, uninstall display and adapter drivers, and then restart


    Sorry for replying late. I've done what your asking numerous times but it does nothing, ive even used driver sweeper to clean up extra remaining files. But im curious, by adapter drivers do you mean windows default drivers? Ive never tried uninstalling them before, and if i do what happens? Thanks.

    Also, when do you think AMD will release and new driver? Thanks again.


    Amd releases beta drivers once every few weeks. If you uninstall the default drivers, they come back once you restart the pc. Drop amd an email or a call. Maybe a motherboard compatibility issue.
  38. Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.


    Reset the pc, before windows flags press f8, go to safe mode, device manager, uninstall display and adapter drivers, and then restart


    Sorry for replying late. I've done what your asking numerous times but it does nothing, ive even used driver sweeper to clean up extra remaining files. But im curious, by adapter drivers do you mean windows default drivers? Ive never tried uninstalling them before, and if i do what happens? Thanks.

    Also, when do you think AMD will release and new driver? Thanks again.


    Amd releases beta drivers once every few weeks. If you uninstall the default drivers, they come back once you restart the pc. Drop amd an email or a call. Maybe a motherboard compatibility issue.


    Hey again, so its been approx 30 minutes and im not suffering from the display driver crash anymore!:)

    What i did, i cracked opened my computer, pulled my graphics card from the slot, cleaned it up a bit by removing some dust, put it back into the slot, then i reinstalled 14.4 drivers. And things seem to be working. I just dont know how this is possible? Im confused but also HAPPY!

    During my issue, everytime i would go into a steam store page for a game, the video would crash my comp, and comparatively using youtube would also crash it. Now it seems to be fixed. What dumbluck. Something as simple as cleaning your card fixed my issue!

    Thanks for trying to help me. These forums and you people are very generous and helpful. Im glad i signed up!!! Thank you again.
  39. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Also rolling back drivers didnt seem to solve the problem as well, nor does installing older drivers. Im all out of options. Ive uninstalled and driver sweeped my drivers numerous times.


    It worked for me, too. is this option not there?



    All the options are there except for the SATA AHCI option, everything is the same EXCEPT for that. FML.


    Don't download 14.4. Download 14.6 beta. What issues are you getting?


    Yes, ive downloaded 14.6 beta and i still dont have that option in the customization installation. Im suffering from the exact same problem as the OP. Its the drivers. TO play youtube videos or browse the web i have to disable my drivers because enabling them will result in display driver crashing. I havent tried any games because the problem is evident.

    I think this has to do with a windows update that conflicts with some of AMD reg files. I dont know. I just dont know how everybody has that option for disabling AMD sata AHCI drivers and i dont:(

    Im pretty sure that it would solve my issue as well but i cant disable it from the installation. Is it possible to do it manuel? ie deleting them?? Thanks.


    Reset the pc, before windows flags press f8, go to safe mode, device manager, uninstall display and adapter drivers, and then restart


    Sorry for replying late. I've done what your asking numerous times but it does nothing, ive even used driver sweeper to clean up extra remaining files. But im curious, by adapter drivers do you mean windows default drivers? Ive never tried uninstalling them before, and if i do what happens? Thanks.

    Also, when do you think AMD will release and new driver? Thanks again.


    Amd releases beta drivers once every few weeks. If you uninstall the default drivers, they come back once you restart the pc. Drop amd an email or a call. Maybe a motherboard compatibility issue.


    Hey again, so its been approx 30 minutes and im not suffering from the display driver crash anymore!:)

    What i did, i cracked opened my computer, pulled my graphics card from the slot, cleaned it up a bit by removing some dust, put it back into the slot, then i reinstalled 14.4 drivers. And things seem to be working. I just dont know how this is possible? Im confused but also HAPPY!

    During my issue, everytime i would go into a steam store page for a game, the video would crash my comp, and comparatively using youtube would also crash it. Now it seems to be fixed. What dumbluck. Something as simple as cleaning your card fixed my issue!

    Thanks for trying to help me. These forums and you people are very generous and helpful. Im glad i signed up!!! Thank you again.


    Haha, thanks :). No problem! Glad it worked, what a strange fix. Could've just been an overheating problem. Feel free to ask questions anytime. Community here is great!
  40. bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Oh... Go to your bios and enable ahci. That's why. Boot into the bios, and change the sata type to ahci. Haha, don't worry, I always make these mistakes.


    Ya i did what you asked. The Onboard Sata mode was already enable to AHCI and the Onboard Sata controller was enabled as well.

    I dont know. Can you give me more precise instructions because im a bit of a knob with these things :P

    Thanks. Much appreciated.


    "AMD has received feedback that some users are unable to install the Catalyst 14.4 driver on some motherboards with AMD chipsets. We have investigated the issue and have determined that it was caused by the AHCI driver component that was included with the driver package.

    We have therefore removed the AHCI driver component from the driver package and will be providing it as a separate download."
  41. elijafire said:
    bardhi13 said:
    Pcbuilder123 said:
    Oh... Go to your bios and enable ahci. That's why. Boot into the bios, and change the sata type to ahci. Haha, don't worry, I always make these mistakes.


    Ya i did what you asked. The Onboard Sata mode was already enable to AHCI and the Onboard Sata controller was enabled as well.

    I dont know. Can you give me more precise instructions because im a bit of a knob with these things :P

    Thanks. Much appreciated.


    "AMD has received feedback that some users are unable to install the Catalyst 14.4 driver on some motherboards with AMD chipsets. We have investigated the issue and have determined that it was caused by the AHCI driver component that was included with the driver package.

    We have therefore removed the AHCI driver component from the driver package and will be providing it as a separate download."

    Awesome! Now next time we won't to trouble shoot this crap. Pretty easy fix for most of us, anyways
  42. so I have this same problem but I really cant figure it out. eventually, in the f8 menu the "last known good configuration worked and I was able to boot up my computer in what I believe to be safe mode (even though the regular safe mode didn't work) I then tried reinstalling the drivers (using the auto-detect) and check to see if the ahci box was unchecked but there was no ahci box so I assumed there would be no more problems and I reinstalled, but the same problem is happening again but even worse. now whenever I try to boot the system the loading windows flashes on the screen, then the "windows is loading file" shows up and then my whole system reboots. the "Repair Computer, Safe Mode, and Last known good configuration" in the f8 menu all do the same thing. Is there anyway to manually restore the system? Can I plug my laptop into my desktop and use that to remove the driver? Nothing seems to be working, please help!!!!
  43. richard00001 said:
    so I have this same problem but I really cant figure it out. eventually, in the f8 menu the "last known good configuration worked and I was able to boot up my computer in what I believe to be safe mode (even though the regular safe mode didn't work) I then tried reinstalling the drivers (using the auto-detect) and check to see if the ahci box was unchecked but there was no ahci box so I assumed there would be no more problems and I reinstalled, but the same problem is happening again but even worse. now whenever I try to boot the system the loading windows flashes on the screen, then the "windows is loading file" shows up and then my whole system reboots. the "Repair Computer, Safe Mode, and Last known good configuration" in the f8 menu all do the same thing. Is there anyway to manually restore the system? Can I plug my laptop into my desktop and use that to remove the driver? Nothing seems to be working, please help!!!!


    There is no way to plug in the laptop to remove the drivers? Is there important files on there? What specific graphics card are you using. Why are you still using 14.4? In the latest version it is fixed.
  44. Pcbuilder123 said:
    richard00001 said:
    so I have this same problem but I really cant figure it out. eventually, in the f8 menu the "last known good configuration worked and I was able to boot up my computer in what I believe to be safe mode (even though the regular safe mode didn't work) I then tried reinstalling the drivers (using the auto-detect) and check to see if the ahci box was unchecked but there was no ahci box so I assumed there would be no more problems and I reinstalled, but the same problem is happening again but even worse. now whenever I try to boot the system the loading windows flashes on the screen, then the "windows is loading file" shows up and then my whole system reboots. the "Repair Computer, Safe Mode, and Last known good configuration" in the f8 menu all do the same thing. Is there anyway to manually restore the system? Can I plug my laptop into my desktop and use that to remove the driver? Nothing seems to be working, please help!!!!
    There is no way to plug in the laptop to remove the drivers? Is there important files on there? What specific graphics card are you using. Why are you still using 14.4? In the latest version it is fixed.


    my computer has the ati radeon 4200 graphics card and I did not intentionally use the 14.4 update I just used the auto detect from the amd website and I guess that is the one it installed.
  45. i just downloaded the newest version deleted the files in the support folder like the AMD site suggest and as soon as the install completes my pc went into power saver mode and windows loading files comes up and blah blah blah, i went back to an older version and everythings working fine now, my question however is why is this new supposedly '' Fixed '' version still not working and causing this problem because id really like to have the latest drivers :??:
  46. Dont use driver sweeper or AMD CLEAN uninstall utility the issue is they un-install some of windows components which are required and also delete associated files required for proper working of sound USB and display adapter so simply download AMD drivers and Install them else u may corrupt windows as well and have to reinstall the entire windows from scratch, It has happened with me can be very annoying. Windows repair and other solutions dont work or if they fix one thing another issue pops up. BEST is not to use Amd clean uninstall utility or any kind of driver sweeper they have no clue what they are removing from the system.
  47. I've just been though this issue (had a working Win7/64 system with oldish AMD AHCI non-RAID drivers from the Asus (motherboard) Web site, installed an Intel 320 SSD, found that Intel Toolbox wouldn't recognise the drive, though it worked fine. Converted machine temporarily into very large brick with AMD 14.4 AHCI drivers). Microsoft's 2006 AHCI drivers work fine.

    My question: is there any point in using AMD, instead of Microsoft, AHCI SATA drivers if not using hardware raid?

    BTW, if you end up with a machine which won't boot and that Windows Repair won't repair, try tapping F5 as you start up, booting into Windows but selecting Safe Mode; then use Device Mangler to either remove the AHCI SATA driver, or install the Microsoft one (I did that). Machine then booted normally.
  48. Protostat said:
    Locowhak said:
    Select custom and uncheck AHCI drivers. Then install. Should resolve your issue.


    This worked for me, thank you. Can anyone tell me what unchecking the AHCI drivers did? Will I need to update or change anything later, or reinstall CCC when AMD gets the problem fixed with this version?
  49. Can someone help me as I have exactly the same problem. I have just installed a brand new R9 290x and every time I install the AMD drivers my system hangs on restart at the Windows flag. All I can then do is reboot in safe mode, roll back the driver and then it works BUT my new graphics card is no longer recognized. This is driving me insane. Please help.
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