My old graphics card died back at the end of june so I purchased an MSI 7790. Since then I tried updating to the 13.8 beta, 13.9 official, 13.10 beta 1 and 2, and the 13.11 drivers. What typically happens when I try to update to the new driver is one of these:
1: Try to intall the new drivers:
a) CCC Install says everything installed perfectly and its time for a reboot. After rebooting, Windows loads visually through the black screen with the Windows splash then the screen goes black but, I can hear the welcome noises from my speakers. Or, it loads but the driver is not installed and neither is CCC and CCC comes up with a variety of errors when trying to start it.
b) CCC Install said the installation finished with some "warnings". After a reboot it either boots up fine but the driver and CCC isn't installed or, it black screens as outlined above.
Another thing I noted was everytime I try to install the driver it says the "Microsoft C++ 2012 Redistribute" is not installed, and the same goes for Net Framework 4.5. Even though I went to the microsoft website and updated to 4.5.
I have also tried using the amd uninstall untility and I still get the above issues. I also have used driver fusion, CCleaner, and driver sweeper. Speaking of driver sweeper, I was reading this post (http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=454&threadid=168235&enterthread=y) and I believe I may have accidentally done the same thing. Even the drivers that worked for me in the past no longer work.
Any thoughts on what might be going on?
GPU1: MSI Radeon 7790 1 GB OC Edition
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz (LGA 775 socket)
Ram: 4 x2Gb sticks at 1333Mhz
OS: Windows 7 Professional
HDD: 1 Tb Western Digital Caviar Black
SSD: Corsair F120 120Gb
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500w
Mother Board: Intel Extreme DX48BT2 with the x48 Chipset