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It started when i put my 2x 5850 in,
first i had 1 5850 and 1 gtx 275, i had both drivers installed. first nvidia and then ati, cause my gtx was my first card i had, and 5850 was added later.

yesterday I pulled my gtx 275 out and installed another 5850, so 2 5850's they are not in xfire as i dont have any bridges..
worked fine.

Today i boot up and it automatically install driver for VGA?
if it does it black screen everything.
So i system restored and keeps installing, and black screening.


So i decided to go to safe mode to delete everything from nvidia and ati.
and drive sweeper it once more.

then booting it up it freezes in windows loading, the windows is starting screen.

so i decided to restore again!

Installed drivers in windows, from my cd. but the cd got drivers that are messed up like hell, it constantly crashes when opening catalyst.
So i cant open it, there is no appropiate screen resolution setting in windows,
res are up to 1920X something , but ratio = 16:10 while my screen is Full HD,
whcih is 16:9 and 1920X1080.

So i deleted drivers, again, but it again freezes in starting windows.
then i system restored. i get those messed up drivers again!

then i decide to update them simply by downloading up to date ones, but when installing its still messed up and cant open catalyst and misses the appriopiate settings,

and also MSI afterburner can't detect any settings from my 5850, so clock = 0
it only reads it is a ati 5800 series videocard,


Also this appears when it crashes too..
see attachment

Best regards,
-R

Edited by runeazn - 6/2/11 at 9:21am
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Your best bet is to reinstall windows. You can try using driver sweeper to remove all drivers from your os but even that doesnt help sometimes. I would also try using both video cards individually to see if either is defective, mainly your second one which seems to be the problem.

Edit: You should also start with using the first 2 PCI-E slots.
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Ok.
But first card gets hot in this setting. 58C
So when i take the breathing space away itll get even hotter.

Alao it just worked fine yesterday.
When i just installed them.
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Why does nobdy want to help me:
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Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
Your best bet is to reinstall windows. You can try using driver sweeper to remove all drivers from your os but even that doesnt help sometimes. I would also try using both video cards individually to see if either is defective, mainly your second one which seems to be the problem.

Edit: You should also start with using the first 2 PCI-E slots.

^^This. Remove 1 card, Boot into safe mode and clean all drivers out using driver sweeper, then reinstall latest driver and test each card separately with occt with error check enabled. Make sure to clean all nvidia drivers out. 1 of your gpu's could be faulty. What brand 5850s u got?
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Asus but its working fine..

system restored,
it automatically downloaded again those faulty drivers..
black screened,

pull out ech card and reseated it,
failed
do again
works

going to error check it,
anyway the first 5850 i put in my system has faulty dvi
Edited by runeazn - 6/2/11 at 4:49pm
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Fix was temproray i am back to begin.
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I have a similar issue.

I have a single 5770, since a recent driver update 11.6 i think it is my PC will boot fine and start to load steam, my antivirus and my mouse/keyboard apps (roccat) but it will then suddenly go all black.

I can boot in to safemode but unable to uninstall the drivers or reinstall 11.5

I have removed it from device manager and it will boot fine but as soon as it installs the new driver, boom!

I think it is getting an overclock setting from somewhere, I did the auto tune feature but this was before the driver update, I also have had it slightly overclocked for over a year.

Is there a way to remove the drivers/old catalyse settings? i scoured the registry with no luck, or a way to completely remove all ATI files.

I dont want to reinstall windows, and i turn off system restore.

just to mention im no n00b I have been in the pc repair game for years, but have not come across this before. Event logs don't show any program or windows faults at the time of the crashes.

Thanks for your advice
    
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