I have a Radeon HD 7870 paired with i5-3470 that has been working well since 2013. Then last week I booted into a black screen.
I haven't done any driver updates at that time. I'm on a Windows 7 Pro system. Booting into safe mode fixes the issue. Disabling the adapter while still using the same DVI output from the GPU works fine, same thing with complete uninstall of drivers and just using the default VGA driver.
As soon as I try to install an AMD driver, the same thing happens: black screen after Windows logo but before the login screen.
My main question is - is the problem likely to be hardware or driver? I'm hoping not to have to spend money on a replacement GPU as I have a new system on the way and I was hoping to keep this as a secondary gaming system. I'm hopeful since using the physical GPU DVI still works and outputs 1920x1080 just fine, it's just when I try installing driver the problem pops up again.
I have tried:
Further info on my setup:
Thanks in advance, hoping to get your feedback on this mystery!
I have this same problem. I have reinstalled Windows 7 and updated it fully. Still just a blank screen after Adrenalin installs new drivers. Repeated tries.
Is there a way to manually install an older driver? None of the drivers that I can select from Adrenalin works.