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Bluescreen on Shutdown-Boot Only after Installing any Drivers

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January 7, 2012 8:19:22 AM

Hello, I've been battling for over a week with my new Radeon HD 6950 and I hope someone clever can help me. 0.o

A grown man has been reduced to tears.

Issues: Install any drivers for the Radeon HD 9650 card;

I can RESTART the machine multiple times and play games no problem.

When I SHUTDOWN the machine and TURN IT BACK ON I always get a blue screen of death. Always.

The only error code I get is: 0XC0000001 0X00100560

I am running:

2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Mboard: P5N-E SLI 1.XX
Serial Number: 50424E
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 1006 12/25/2007

Corsair SSD Force3 HD.

6144 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory DDR2.

Windows 7 64 Bit.

An 800 watt power supply.

ASUS Radeon HD 6950 Direct CUII ..<shakes fist>

I should also point out that I have the same issue if I do a fresh install of windows and install the driver instantly
as well as if I perform a clean install of windows and install EVERY single windows update.

I have performed memory tests on the ram and scanned the drive.

Everything works perfectly with other graphic cards - no issues at all.

I have tried disabling HDMI audio as well as making sure NO programs run on startup.

I removed all PCI cards and extra disks.

At the moment the only way I can use the machine with the drivers is to:

Boot in SAFE MODE -> uninstall the display device and delete the driver to force the STANDARD VGA driver to be installed.

I have then used driver sweeper and removed all graphic listings.

I can then boot into windows on the standard windows driver and have been re-installing the radeon drivers.

I then use the command prompt as administrator to atisetup.exe –uninstall and
atisetup.exe –install – output screen the drivers.

I reboot and it works correctly indefinately, even over restarts - it's all working.

When I reboot it blue screens and the cycle repeats.

I have not flashed my bios, the last update was 2009, my bios has not been updated since 2007.
I'm not sure if this is an issue with it actually working for an extended period?


Thanks for reading.

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January 7, 2012 8:55:13 AM

I should also point out that making a system restore point at any time when then drivers are installed
results in the blue screen again as the windows logo appears and the OS is about to load up (as usual).

So it's a bit of a ritual to be able to use it at the moment for games and in the higher resolutions.

January 7, 2012 12:16:46 PM

Update: Most of my 'successful' installs have resulted in running the 'repair' option after the first
blue screen following a shutdown after a driver re-install.

However this magical repair doesn't always work and quite often kills my restore points.

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January 7, 2012 11:16:19 PM

I flashed the BIOS to the last release I could find from 2009.

It booted up in my native res of 2560x1440 as it installed a default windows update driver
for my card.

However on shutdown and power up and boot into windows it bluescreened. :( 

It's got both 3 and 4 12v pins in and the psu is double what's needed.

It's fully powered, I don't know if my mboard 'almost' supports it even though it's ASUS too
or if the cards shafted or if it is actually a driver issue.
January 8, 2012 2:38:55 PM

Tried a 32 bit OS. Same.

Flashed BIOS to 2009 (latest release). Same.

I think the card is just incompatible with the old board.
February 4, 2012 10:58:24 AM

Well I got it working (to a degree).

There were 3 issues which resulted in 3 different blue screens.

Firstly I updated the onboard nvidia nforce driver things with the most recent versions (which were vista) which compat installed.

Then there were two main issues.

The card seemed to be very difficult to seat correctly, I assumed this was due to it's huge size however it always seems to BSOD
when turned on after a shutdown, If i disconnect the power to the board/car then try again it works 0.o

The 3rd issue is it doesn't like detecting my dell UP2711 on boot via its Dual-Link DVI cable, it BSOD's every time.

Booting it up via DVI port 1 with a HDMI adaptor/HDMI lead into another monitor/tv works every time.

So my routine each day for turning my computer on is:

Power out of the back of the PSU, then replace.

Unplug my dual-link dvi to my main monitor.

Connect up monitor/tv with HDMI from DVI-1 via adaptor.

Computer happily boots into windows 7.

Connect Dual-Link in DVI-2 port. Dell U2711 Monitor is detected, computer auto switches to it as main display.

Then I can leave the 2nd hdmi monitor in as an extended desktip/2nd monitor or just unplug it.


February 20, 2012 6:28:36 PM

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