Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered (AMD)

Hello, I've been recently having an issue where when I play games, it would black screen and I would have to ctrl+alt+delete to manually close it there. When I would launch another game, it would then trigger a faint buzzing sound and the BSoD saying "attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed" followed by ways to solve it. It ends with "atikmdag". It doesn't happen anywhere else, only through games.

I've done many things. Installed the latest driver update, uninstalled then reinstalled my driver, and even fiddled around on Chrome Settings to enable GPU acceleration.

I've only had this problem for a few months now since it is my new Card, so I don't believe it is overheating.

Specs:
AMD Radeon R7 370
Win7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8138MB RAM
1920 x 1080 (32 bit) Generic PnP Monitor
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  1. We need more information about that BSOD. Please trigger it again, and take and upload a picture of it, that would be very useful, thanks!
  2. SwizzleDude said:
    We need more information about that BSOD. Please trigger it again, and take and upload a picture of it, that would be very useful, thanks!


    Hey sorry for the late reply, it decided to not crash yesterday
    Heres a pic:
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  3. This is a problem with your ATI graphics card driver. Please follow these steps:
    - Download the latest driver for your card.
    - Rename the file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.bak.
    - Search for the ATI folder on your PC. Usually that's C:\ATI. Copy the file atikmdag.sy_ to your desktop.
    - Open cmd and type in this command: cd %userprofile%\desktop & expand atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys.
    - Copy the file atikmdag.sys from your desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ and restart
  4. I can't seem to find the ATI folder, is there any other place I can find it?
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