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I'm trying to help out a relative. Whenever Windows loads up on his PC, the PC crashes. He has an HD 3450 and an integrated NVIDIA GPU. Now, by reading BSOD codes, I quickly found out that the graphics card was causing the crashes (0x116 and atikmdag.sys crash), so I booted into safe mode. Safe mode loads up just fine and I removed the ATI driver. I then let it boot into Windows 7 again and it worked! But! (of course there's a "but") whenever it loads Win 7 and installs a new driver for the card, it crashes on the next restart. I've tried installing 11.5, but that gives the same result. Why is the card crashing whenever it has a driver installed? He gets weird artifacts and crap and I initially thought it was overheating or the card was dead, but whenever I boot into safe mode, it works flawlessly and without a driver it'll boot into normal Windows. Some sites suggested removing CCC or updating chipset drivers, but I've done both with no luck.

For now, I've removed the card, but it'd be stupid to waste a card just because of a driver problem.
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Remove CCC by using my method. See sig. If it does not work, reformat.
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Well, I don't even think he had CCC before I installed it in an attempt to fix his problem. I really doubt that's the cause. I could try it tomorrow though.
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i had an isue like this cause i turned a setting on in bios that enabled the on-board gpu and the graphics card

i do know if you can do it on new boards though as mines getting to be very old

If you want what its called on mine let me know and ill find out when im infront of it again
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i had an isue like this cause i turned a setting on in bios that enabled the on-board gpu and the graphics card

i do know if you can do it on new boards though as mines getting to be very old

If you want what its called on mine let me know and ill find out when im infront of it again
I've already been in the BIOS to see if I could change that and I couldn't even enable it while the ATI card was in the PC.
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