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bsod atikmdag.sys windows 8.1

i have been getting bluescreens atikmdag.sys and when it restarted the 3rt or 4th time there were a lot of error from programs missing files, deletet most of the programs or just installed the installer and repaired them.

i was using the amd beta graphic card driver but i changed to the other one.

thanks for all answares

i have
xfx r9 280x
phantom x6 1100t
corsair formula iv
some kingston 2x4gb ram
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  2. – Step 1 Download and install the latest graphic driver.

    – Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

    – Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

    esponding – Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

    – Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

    – Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

    – Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,
    expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

    – Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

    – Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=363233 (Thanks @Angelicjack forgot to link)

    Also I would check the motherboard bios is set for pci-e first on the graphic card. The graphic card could be defective and is it pluged in from power cable on from the psu?

    Try that hope it helps :)
  3. The_Freeman said:
    – Step 1 Download and install the latest graphic driver.

    – Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

    – Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

    esponding – Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

    – Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

    – Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

    – Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,
    expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

    – Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

    – Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

    Try that hope it helps :)


    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=363233
  4. The_Freeman said:
    – Step 1 Download and install the latest graphic driver.

    – Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

    – Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

    esponding – Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

    – Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

    – Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

    – Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,
    expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

    – Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

    – Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=363233
    (Thanks @Angelicjack forgot to link)

    Also I would check the motherboard bios is set for pci-e first on the graphic card. The graphic card could be defective and is it pluged in from power cable on from the psu?

    Try that hope it helps :)


    my system has been running fine for 3-4 months now, its just lately the bsod has began to come, i have the lates grapich card drivers.
    i will try the steps and tell you if it works
  5. Best answer
    urgeburge said:
    The_Freeman said:
    – Step 1 Download and install the latest graphic driver.

    – Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

    – Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

    esponding – Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

    – Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

    – Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

    – Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,
    expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

    – Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

    – Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=363233
    (Thanks @Angelicjack forgot to link)

    Also I would check the motherboard bios is set for pci-e first on the graphic card. The graphic card could be defective and is it pluged in from power cable on from the psu?

    Try that hope it helps :)


    my system has been running fine for 3-4 months now, its just lately the bsod has began to come, i have the lates grapich card drivers.
    i will try the steps and tell you if it works

    Okay.
  6. i run windows 8.1 and cant find the ATI folder, only amd and i cant dint atikmdag.sys there

    nvm found it restarting now

    pretty sure i fucked up, restarted my pc and an error poped up saying i didnt have drivers for my grapichs card
  7. urgeburge said:
    i run windows 8.1 and cant find the ATI folder, only amd and i cant dint atikmdag.sys there

    nvm found it restarting now

    pretty sure i fucked up, restarted my pc and an error poped up saying i didnt have drivers for my grapichs card


    Start you PC in safe mode and then download the driver necessary for your GPU and then go back into windows 8.1 normally.
  8. i alredy did that, pc is running fine atm, no bsod yet
  9. urgeburge said:
    i alredy did that, pc is running fine atm, no bsod yet


    Okay that's a good thing. If it happens again just let me know and don't forget to pick a best answer :)
  10. i tried your solutions for windows 8.1 and it didn't work. After restarting. It just told me that no driver is detected at all. Any other suggestions
  11. hi, i have the same bsod, but i don't have a ATI directory anywhere on my pc.
  12. funkeypim12 said:
    hi, i have the same bsod, but i don't have a ATI directory anywhere on my pc.


    The file is located in C:\AMD\Non-WHQL-blah-bah\Packages\Drivers\Display. When you get there, type in the search box "atikmdag.sy_". That's the file you need. Then follow the above instructions.
  13. experiencing this very same problem from yesterday. The above method did not work. could it be due to some hardware issue? my gpu is Radeon HD 7450M(laptop gpu) with an on board intel hd 3000, windows 10
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