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I'm on windows 8 and I uninstalled previous driver, CAP, and driver sweeped. Rebooted and started installing 13.2_beta3 but then it freezes the entire system not even half way in. Rebooted to a black screen. Rebooted again and now here I am.

Device manager has my 2nd 5770 disabled, says the driver is AMD ,1/28/2013, and 12.100.17.0. I also have no CCC.

Why is this driving me so insane??? Because this is my 3rd attempt at installing a beta amd display driver in the past 1-2 months!

1st attempt was on windows 7 with a 12.11_betax (don't remember which version) and it installed but BSOD system at bootup everytime stating ati something as the cause. I even removed and tried re-installing the beta driver 3 times. BSOD everytime at bootup.

2nd attempt was on windows 8 with a later 12.11_betax and it froze during install just like this time.

So what am I doing wrong? I've been on 12.10 for long time now and it installs no problem every time.
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Have you tried ATIMAN uninstaller? Careful as you don't want to remove your mobo drivers. Make sure you have off or uninstall trixx and msi afterburner.

I'm not familiar with windows 8 but I normally do the following with drivers, have not had an issue in a long time.

Make sure msi afterburner is not loaded on launch and is exited, same as trixx.

Launch the package you want to install (13.2 in this case)

Click the uninstall option, express, reboot.

Upon reboot launch 13.2 again and install this time.

The uninstall and install should go without errors at the end of the process. if you have errors in either at the end of each process use ATIMAN uninstaller.

As your running AMD rig careful not to remove mobo drivers.
Edited by Newbie2009 - 1/30/13 at 1:28pm
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Have never heard of/tried ATIMAN but will look into it. When I uninstalled I did custom and only got rid of CCC and the display driver.

Now I do have afterburner installed... maybe that's the issue. I'll uninstall afterburner and get rid of this borked driver install I'm currently on and try again.
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Froze on install again!

Ok, I tried to install this ATIMAN but it wouldn't install. Said I needed administrator privileges (my account is the admin account) and there's no Run As Admin in right click menu or properties.

The AMD Catalyst Install Manager said there was no display driver or CCC installed. Just USB Filter Driver and Video Transcode so I just driver sweeped again. Rebooted.

Ran 13.2_beta3 install again and it got about halfway this time, screen flickered black and reso went to 1080p (as it normally does during driver install) then went black screen again and froze the system. System didn't freeze on reboot this time but I'm unable to set 1080p reso.

Now here I am again scratching my head. Afterburner is uninstalled btw.
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Man, something is broken with the 12.11 betas, 13.1 whql, and 13.2 betas. Tried installing 13.1 and it froze just like 13.2 beta.

Downloaded 12.10 and it installed perfectly no problem. Somewhere along the way something for ME is broken with these 12.11's and 13.1 and 13.2. They refuse to install. Freezes my system every time!
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Found on Tom's Hardware Forum that I'm not the only person with driver problems. Seems to be people running crossfire that have problems.

Haven't tried the registry fix or removing a gfx card (why should I have to remove a card just to install a driver?). Is there really no one else on OCN with this same problem as me?
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try this:
1. Uninstall driver
2. Uninstall any Caps..
3. Reboot
4. disable graphics driver in device manager
5. Install Catalyst 13 again.
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I tried uninstall in device manager and manually removing registry entries two days ago. All that got me was black screen on boot no matter what. Had to do a system restore.
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Uninstall MSI afterburner and CAP if you have it installed. Then try the amd uninstall utility:
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx

EDIT: I heard some people had problems with amd uninstall utility on windows 8. Try at your own risk.
Edited by bobinpants - 2/1/13 at 2:50pm
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Ya I'm not touching that uninstall utility. It totally corrupts a lot of people's W8. I really want to know why the driver freezes or bsod for people with crossfire. From that tom's thread it seems like only people with amd cpu and crossfire.

And already I've already tried uninstalling afterburner and CAP. I've tried pretty much everything except removing one of my gpu's or the registry tweak from that tom's thread. No matter what I've tried the install freezes my entire system.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x Crucial MX100 + 960GB M500 2x WD Blue RAID EK Supremacy EK-FC R9-290X Lightning 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK XE 480 + EK CoolStream PE 480 10x Phanteks + 2x Cougar Vortex MCP50X + MCP50X Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP Corsair AX860i Lian-Li DK-Q2X 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper TC Electronic Impact Twin Corsair Commander Mini 
OtherOther
Schiit Vali Kanto Yumi (Bamboo) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 4.95GHz 24/7 GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 7870 XT  Mushkin Redline 997051 @1866 8-8-8-24 1T 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer @1866 8-8-8-2... Black WD6401AALS 2x WD10EZEX Raid-0 EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
10x Cougar Vortex PWM 3x Helix EK VGA Supremacy Acetal Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm, 2x XT45 240mm XSPC X2O 750 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jingway DP-600 pump Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill HIVE-650 CM 690 II Advanced B&W  Logitech G700 Xonar DG 
AudioOtherOther
Tc Electronic Impact Twin Fan Controller: Aerocool X-Vision 2x Swiftech PWM Splitter 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K 4.7 GHz Z97 MPOWER MAX AC 290X Lightning G. Skill TridentX 2x8GB 10-12-12 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x Crucial MX100 + 960GB M500 2x WD Blue RAID EK Supremacy EK-FC R9-290X Lightning 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK XE 480 + EK CoolStream PE 480 10x Phanteks + 2x Cougar Vortex MCP50X + MCP50X Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP Corsair AX860i Lian-Li DK-Q2X 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper TC Electronic Impact Twin Corsair Commander Mini 
OtherOther
Schiit Vali Kanto Yumi (Bamboo) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 4.95GHz 24/7 GA-990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 7870 XT  Mushkin Redline 997051 @1866 8-8-8-24 1T 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer @1866 8-8-8-2... Black WD6401AALS 2x WD10EZEX Raid-0 EK Supremacy 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
10x Cougar Vortex PWM 3x Helix EK VGA Supremacy Acetal Alphacool NexXxos ST30 240mm, 2x XT45 240mm XSPC X2O 750 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Jingway DP-600 pump Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ViewSonic VX2250 22" LED Generic HP 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill HIVE-650 CM 690 II Advanced B&W  Logitech G700 Xonar DG 
AudioOtherOther
Tc Electronic Impact Twin Fan Controller: Aerocool X-Vision 2x Swiftech PWM Splitter 
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