Topic Title: Windows 8 catalyst uninstall/install bsod
Topic Summary: Catalyst drivers fail in windows 8 after initial install
Created On: 03/19/2013 01:46 PM
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 03/19/2013 01:46 PM
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Everytime i want to update my catalyst drivers in windows 8 i have to due a fresh OS install. If i try to uninstall with catalyst express uninstall it bsods during graphics driver uninstall. After i reboot several times if i try to re install a newer version it bsods during driver install again.

I've tried literally everything.  Updating bios es, safe mode, driver cleaners, etc and so far ive had to reinstall win 8 every time i want to install a newer catalyst version. It bsods with irq not less or equal error. 

Its incredibly frustrating and ive had it happen with two different cards. My system is stable ive tested memory power supply etc. Works totally fine if I dont ever want to update drivers after the initial install. 

My 6970 and now my 7970 both experience the same issue. In windows 7 I never had any problems. 

Ive also disabled safe boot etc all bios settings tested.


Graphics Card
saphire 7970 

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
catalyst 13.2 beta

Operating System
windows 8 64 bit pro

Issue Details
Uninstalling or installing any drivers from AMD after initial catalyst install after reformatiting.

Motherboard or System Make & Model

Asus P8z77 -v pro

Power Supply
coolermaster silent pro 1000w

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
hdmi samsung led tv

Applications and Games
windows 8

CPU Details

Motherboard BIOS Version
- Latest 1805

System Memory Type & Amount
gskill ddr3 1866 16gb

Additional Hardware
2 vertex 3 ssds in raid 0 2 toshiba 3tb hds in raid 0 HAF 932 case 

Additional Details

Tested memory for hours (mem test 86 boot test)

prime 95 blend and intel burn test



 03/19/2013 01:48 PM
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Let me add i run virtu mvp and ive tried disabling and uninstalling that as well before doing anything with amd drivers still no dice. The initial catalyst install goes just fine but if i want to uninstall and update after that its crash dump city.

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