PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III
SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Win 7 Pro 64-bit
When I install the drivers given to me on the disc, all is well and I restart my PC after they've taken place. Upon boot up, I can see my bios screen and "Starting Windows" screens. After that, nothing, screen goes into hibernate. I can run in Safe mode and everything works per usual, no issues. I roll back the driver and restart in Normal Mode and everything is back to how it was before installing drivers. I believe the driver version that's giving me issues is 8.921xx or something like that. I also get a "Cannot Find/Load Device Driver". (Or something similar to that)
I just did a fresh build with a 7970 and it works fine with the drivers from the cd. (tried online first but AMD site didnt want to give me any) I have the same MB, CPU, and RAM as you on win 7 home 64-bit and it works fine. Did you install all the drivers that came with your MB?
Found this possible solution online if you want to give it a shot:
- Plug And Play O/S (Advanced > PCI/PnP Settings): Changed from Yes to No.
- Initiate Graphic Adapter (Advanced > Chipset Settings > North Bridge Chipset Configuration): Changed from PEG/PCI to PCI/PEG.
Saved changes, reboot, installed drivers again, reboot, and... IT WORKED! So changing one (or both) of those settings above did the job. I don't feel like figuring out which of the those two settings was really responsible for the trouble right now (already spent way to much time on this), but i post this for people with the same problem googling for an answer.