Video Drivers cause Windows to BSOD on Laptops (SOLUTION FOUND!)

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  1. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Krutonium, Jan 24, 2015
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  2. KingD1

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    o_O with me no problems so far
     
  3. FunkyMike

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    Krutonium likes to leave out specs as it seems to affect PXAA laptops:


    7660G and 7670MAMD A10-4600M APU/CPU.
     
  4. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks Mike XD
     
  5. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    What about Nvidia drivers.
    I had a problem with them in build 9901.
    I had to remove them completely then install 9901 then install the Nvidia drivers for it to work.
     
  6. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

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    I don't know about nVidia, but at this point I have re-installed Windows 4 times.
     
  7. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    That does not sound good.
     
  8. Krutonium

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    It isn't good, ya, but I have timed my laptop going from Format to Connect to wifi - Roughly 12 Minutes, 15 - 30 seconds.
     
  9. steven4554

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    I have a Nvidia Geforce GTX 550Ti, and installed the latest driver 347.25, and no problems, all seems to be working.
     
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  10. inthiaano

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    I have Acer Aspire E5-571G-94MS which comes with NVIDIA® GeForce® 840M
    When ever I install drivers screen starts blinking. And when I reboot I can't see anything. Just black screen. Any help?
     
  11. darkodar

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    inthiaano do you install Intel hd driver first before nvidia?
     
  12. WardocsRevenge

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    no issues with r7 250 7770 6870 r7 260 7970 7950 or 290 and 290x or any apu system either
     
  13. inthiaano

    inthiaano MDL Novice

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    Nope. So that's the problem?
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

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    Did you try it on compatibility mode?
     
  15. Teven

    Teven MDL Novice

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    A8-4500M / HD 7640G have the same issues. Error 43 on every driver installation. Compatibility mode or no. Pulled apart the setupapi.dev.log in %Systemroot%/INF and it's looking like there's too many deprecated directives, or legacy commands, and I'm seeing C8171098.inf is NOT configurable. As to where to go from here...I have no idea.
     
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    #17 Teven, Jan 24, 2015
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    Yeah, I've tried that. Still error 43'd all over the place. Interestingly enough, when you have the multiple flicker on installing a video driver, the first and sometimes second flicker it looks like its installing ok. Then the last black flash happens, and you get that sad disconnect noise from windows, and sure enough, its error 43.

    I'm pretty sure it has something to do with some half implemented new driver model or new restriction on older drivers, and for whatever reason it seems that laptops are tripping it up. Also, when it gets in that error 43 state, my monitor changes from being mobile display to being "Other". Still fiddling with the inf files to see if there's something I can do to force an install.
     
  17. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

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    I have tried compatibility mode etc, and more often than not, Windows will go to install the driver, and BSOD while the screen isn't configured, meaning I can't see the BSOD. In the morn I am going to begin fiddling with the inf as well. If I solve this, I will post the solution. Any additional help would be lovely :D
     
  18. FunkyMike

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    It should be using CU and not C8.

    C8 should not exist anymore in AMD releases.

    Either way maybe the inf has to be changed from 6.4 to 10. I guess Krutonium will try that.
     
  19. LLStarks

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    Every boot the OS is trying to force Windows Update drivers over the drivers I've installed manually.

    This is wholly unacceptable.

    The manual drivers work fine until Windows Update decides to be stupid and interrupt whatever I'm doing.

    HD 4000 + Radeon 7730m