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Blue screen during AMD Catalyst update

by Crillowned / February 25, 2013 2:46 PM PST

So, i was installing the AMD catalyst 13.1 update when my computer crashed witha BSOD. I thought no biggy, restarted the system and this time crashed on start up. Having a similar problem before, i simply launched safe mode uninstalled the driver software and device through device manager and control panel. I restarted the computer, then uninstalled all AMD programs through control panel, went back to safe mode and did a driver sweep. So i reinstalled the drivers from online and rebooted. Yet again the same BSOD on start up. (i used this source in order to remove all the corrupt files: http://www.ehow.com/how_6951718_to [...] vers.html)

I have a few more options to explore : first im going to do the same steps i stated above but install the drivers from the disk supplied with the graphics card(s) (Im using two Sapphire 6870s in crossfire), download it again or try a system restore and if worse comes to worse restore a week old backup from my external drive (i lacked sufficient space to create a system image would could be problematic).

Any suggestions for making this fix any easier?

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You need to get a blue screen minidump reader
by sonymaster101 / February 25, 2013 11:15 PM PST
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Just a thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 11:38 PM PST

That sounds like a video driver update. Sometimes it requires the motherboard chipset drivers to be current before the video update or crash.

However the lack of disk space could have been the clue here. I see this is a gamer's setup so set it up so it works and tell the client to stop updating.
Bob

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