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post #11 of 22
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ok i`ll give it a go tomorrow now coz it late here. still not sure windows 8 is any good tho. been watching videos on youtube about it and people are saying its bad lol
post #12 of 22
It's alright, the first time I installed W8 I hated metro UI and I went back to W7 within an hour. As long as you can tolerate metro UI windows 8 is a pretty good OS.
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post #13 of 22
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so you can change back to windows 7 if you don`t like 8 then ?
post #14 of 22
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I've installed it but I had to contact Microsoft coz it say my key was for upgrade only and not fresh install and wouldn't do updates. It's sorted now tho. I have installed all updates and I think I have put my chipsets and sata drivers on ok. But after about a hour a message popped up saying windows has to shut download because it found a problem or something like that and rebooted. I have mini dump and a big dump file but it will not let me compress them to sent and says file not found and I do not have permission. Does this mean it bsod on me ? What do I do now I haven't got a clue
post #15 of 22
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just used whocrashed and it can back as this

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Mon 14/01/2013 14:09:35 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\011413-14008-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x22A6C)
Bugcheck code: 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. CUSTOM_ERROR



On Mon 14/01/2013 14:09:35 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: atikmdag.sys (atikmdag+0x22A6C)
Bugcheck code: 0xA0000001 (0x5, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0)
Error: CUSTOM_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
product: ATI Radeon Family
company: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
description: ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).
Google query: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. CUSTOM_ERROR




Conclusion

2 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

atikmdag.sys (ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)

If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the brand and model name of your computer as well in the query. This often yields interesting results from discussions from users who have been experiencing similar problems.


Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.

Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is actually responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.

so its my graphic drivers yeh ? lol

I used the 12.11 beta11 driver, maybe I should use the 12.10 driver
post #16 of 22
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can anyone tell me if all my important windows files like the ones that are in the windows/sytem32/driver file, why they are all dated like the 26/7/12 and just random like that over the past year?
I thought I did a clean install of a new OS and my files are saying they are older. is this why I am having problem with the atikmdag.sys which is dated 02/12/12 ?

if so how do I fix this ?
post #17 of 22
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when I did a clean install of windows 8 should I of removed/deleted the small partition as well as formatting the hard drive ? because I left the small partition there, this has the important windows 7 boot file or something on it doesn`t it ? I just formatted the partition with windows 7 on it. is this why I have older dated files in my windows folder on my C drive ?
post #18 of 22
That small partition is a recovery partition, don't worry about that.

And yes, just formatting the partition with windows 7 on it is enough, there are no files saved in other locations.

For the driver issue, download and install these drivers from AMD for W8
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if that doesn't work download this to and try again. AMD Driver Autodetect

Remember to uninstall any previous drivers before installing new ones. To do this open device manager, look up your Graphics Adapter, right-click on it and click "Unistall"


On another note, you might want to check out this article : [Ars]Help! I've got Windows 8 and I miss my Start menu!
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post #19 of 22
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what do I do about the atikmdag.sys tho because even if I uninstall the graphics driver and reinstall it again this atikmdag.sys driver does not change at all ?

would you say I should get the startisback start menu thing, does it work ok and not cause crashes ?
post #20 of 22
try WHQL driver 12.10

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_win8-64.aspx

also you can manually rename the file or move it to a diff folder then re install the new driver rolleyes.gif
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