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BSOD with new Radeon HD 7750

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February 11, 2013 8:33:43 PM

Hello, I'm trying to upgrade my computer from an nVidia Quadro FX 580 to a Radeon HD7750. After uninstalling the old card's drivers, switching the cards, and installing the new card's drivers, I get a BSOD on startup(photo here: http://oi47.tinypic.com/5x731v.jpg).

Here are my computer specs:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel i5 processor, 3.20GHz
8GB DDR RAM
Intel DH55PJ motherboard
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V(just put this in after finding out my old PSU wasn't powerful enough to run the card).

Any advice on how to fix this?

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February 11, 2013 10:02:56 PM

If the BSOD is not preventing start-up, download this: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.h...

It's a driver sweeper (I personally use it) and the BSOD you are having is caused because of drivers conflicting with each other. When you uninstall the drivers, not all driver files are cleaned from the registry, and cause problems when switching GPU vendors' drivers.

Follow the steps included with the download, and you should be good to go!
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February 11, 2013 10:55:17 PM

After the BSOD, the computer tries to restart, and then it gives me that message of "Do you want to run System Restore, or start Windows normally?". Trying to start normally hits me with the BSOD again, and it just continues like that until I System Restore.
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February 11, 2013 10:58:10 PM

Can you boot into safe mode with networking? Or try putting in you old graphics card until you are able to sweep the nVidia drivers.
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February 11, 2013 11:02:53 PM

I can. I actually have the old card installed right now, and the computer rolled back to before uninstalling any drivers(the card is perfectly fine. It's just not as powerful as the new one).
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February 11, 2013 11:10:04 PM

Ok, uninstall the drivers like this:

Start>Control Panel>[Right Click] Computer>Manage>Device Manager>Display Adapters>[Double Click] (Primary Graphics Card)>Driver>Uninstall (Be sure to check the box that says something like "Delete Driver Software"

After that, download the file from the link I provided above and analyze your computer for ALL AMD AND nVidia drivers, then press clean. Reboot, and repeat the process with the driver sweeper. From there, go ahead and install your new card, and the latest drivers from AMD. Hope this helps!
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February 12, 2013 7:25:36 PM

I did all that. I ran Driver Sweeper twice, and it didn't pick up anymore AMD/nVidia drivers. I put in the new card and installed its drivers, and I'm STILL getting BSOD on startup.
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February 12, 2013 8:37:24 PM

I.....think the problem is fixed now. While waiting for a response, I did some Googling and in one instance, someone said that the program, Daemon Tools, is known for causing issues such as this. So I uninstalled that(as well as a couple nVidia programs still left in my Installed Programs list; they weren't marked as drivers though), rebooted, and I'm not getting BSODs anymore.
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February 13, 2013 7:34:47 PM

justpassingthrough said:
I.....think the problem is fixed now. While waiting for a response, I did some Googling and in one instance, someone said that the program, Daemon Tools, is known for causing issues such as this. So I uninstalled that(as well as a couple nVidia programs still left in my Installed Programs list; they weren't marked as drivers though), rebooted, and I'm not getting BSODs anymore.

Hopefully that will do the trick.

Yeah, I've read that using programs like nVidia Inspector cause problems if you have custom configurations in place, and you attempt to add them with an AMD GPU.

Anyway, all the best with your new card, and hope it's smooth sailing from here.
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