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Old Dec 7, 2021, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Help? New AMD drivers kill windows startup.

Installed the new Radeon drivers (10.12) and now windows doesn't boot.

I can boot into safe-mode, uninstall the graphics driver, and then start windows properly. But then if I install the AMD drivers, the computer runs fine until I restart, and then it won't boot windows.

I've tried cleaning the AMD drivers and starting from scratch. Still the same results. Windows is telling me it hasn't bothered to keep any restore states.

Ideas?
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Old Dec 8, 2021, 06:08 AM   #2
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Is it just the latest version of the drivers that are causing problems?
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Old Dec 8, 2021, 10:00 AM   #3
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By cleaning the drivers I assume you mean you used Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)? That would be my first suggestion.

I would also try using a different (previous) driver version and see if it does the same. Also make sure to load optimized defaults in BIOS.

I think I remember a recent Jayztwocents video where he was diagnosing a similar issue. Turned out that the card itself was damaged.

I think this is the video if you want to see:

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Old Dec 8, 2021, 06:46 PM   #4
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Is it just the latest version of the drivers that are causing problems?
Nope, I just tried some old drivers from August, and still have the problem.
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Old Dec 8, 2021, 07:16 PM   #5
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Looks like windows starts up fine if I "disable driver signature enforcement." Definitely a driver issue somewhere.
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Old Dec 8, 2021, 08:11 PM   #6
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I've cleaned my drivers with DDU. Problem still persists.

I tried another GPU, just to make sure it's not that. I popped in an old Radeon 280, and got the same problems.
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Rather than wasting anymore time I'd consider just doing a fresh Windows reinstall.
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Check Event Viewer. Likely that whatever is happening will show up there. If it's driver related, it may not actually be the Radeon drivers, it could something else conflicting with them.

Running SFC /scannow from cmd might be a good idea as well.
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Running SFC /scannow from cmd might be a good idea as well.
Well geez, that seems to have fixed it! Thanks!

I'm going to install the newest AMD drivers again, and cross my fingers.

--edit: new drivers installed, working fine.
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Awesome, glad it worked out. That cmd is pretty damn handy when Windows gets a little messed up like that
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