Sorry for taking so long to reply, and I had to make a new account because I can't remember my password.
While it's true the card could be dead, I said that I've had this issue before and I have fixed it. So, while possible I'm not thinking that it is dead just yet.
It may mean nothing, but I can use the "broken" card in safemode.
1. Not sure about the installing new hardware message, but in safe-mode it just didnt recognize the broken card when I tried to install CCC.
2. I don't know what this means, but it is possible. Still, if you could guide me through that a little more in detail I would be able to tell you. I think I went into msconfig or something to disable something.
3. Sorry, I don't think it's in my profile. I can send you a dxdiag for more details
here is some information though:
Motherboard: ASrock Z77 Extreme 4
Bios date: 11/28/12 Ver:04.06.05
4. The second card in the first slot does not finish loading windows, but it is able to get into safe mode. Still CCC does not recognize it even in safemode as an amd card.
5. The fans are all clean.
Thanks for the help.