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pato05
Adept I
Adept I

Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

Hi guys, this is my first post here. Basically, from a few days ago, Windows started not booting, and staying froze there, until it crashed, and again, until the repair options came up. So I tried restoring a previous system point, and it seemed to boot. The next day, same thing, but then after some crashes it finally booted (so I runned DISM and SFC, but one said that it fixed, while the other didn't find anything). Today, it didn't boot at all, so I decided to run a fresh windows install, everything fine, until it booted and I decided to install the graphics drivers. Again, it crashed. I also tried booting pop!_os, and it stuck on the following: 

fb0: switching to amdgpudrmfb from EFI VGA

I think this is really an hardware problem, even though I really hope it is not (you know, graphics cards now are expensive and I need one, having no IGPU)... Do you know any way I can fix this?

My configuration:

  • Gigabyte B550M DS3H
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • AMD Radeon 5500XT

Thank you in advance.

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mackbolan777
Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

What's your PSU? Are you using an SSD or regular HDD? I'd also recommend using DDU or the "factory reset" option when installing the video driver and use the 20.8.3 driver. Aside from a bad PSU or using the newer driver on that card, it sounds like a bad HDD or SSD.

"It worked before you broke it!"
taskforce131
Elite
Elite

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

Reprir or reinstall the windows there is nothing else to do 

Also as mackbolan777 said check your HDD or SSD too my SSHD burn out right when I was updating . So I had to buy new SSD lol 

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pato05
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

I already did reinstall Windows 10, as said, the problem came as soon as I install the driver, I got a INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error, searching online I found out that the graphics driver can cause this too, might it be a defecting graphics card?

 

 

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pato05
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

This is my PSU: https://amzn.to/2LZyjsI.

Also I don't think it is my SSD because I tested with a SATA SSD too, and with an USB drive, with a linux distro, the one I'm using is an NVME SSD that I bought 2 months ago, just like my whole build. Thank you, is there something else I can provide/can try?

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elstaci
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

That error you posted seems to be related to Linux OS.

Found this Tech website where a User found a fix for that error in Linux: https://forum.level1techs.com/t/fb0-switching-to-amdgpudrmfb-from-efi-vga/152112/2

Screenshot 2021-01-17 092604.png

This recent thread at a linux forum seems to indicate a bug with AMDGPU driver: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/544534-Since-5-3-18-lp152-41-Unable-to-boot-fb0-switchtin...

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pato05
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

Sorry, I probably was unclear, the problem is related to both (Windows or Linux), that's why I think it is a rather issue rather than a software one. Anyways, I'll try later to follow the linked instructions, and I'll let you know if I've been able to solve the issue. Thank you.

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elstaci
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

I couldn't locate any Windows 10 error with the one you posted only with linux OS.

Have you tried updating your Motherboard's CHIPSET and BIOS versions: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B550M-DS3H-rev-1x/support#support-dl-bios

Are there any Motherboard Trouble LED or digital codes it when it fails to boot?

If you believe it is the GPU card, try using a different GPU card and see if the same thing occurs after uninstalling the AMD driver first.

At the moment, AMD Download page is not working. I was going to say either update to the latest AMD Driver or use a previous AMD Driver for your GPU card to see it is makes any difference.

 

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pato05
Adept I
Adept I

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

I did update the BIOS to the F11 version, but I downloaded the chipset driver from the AMD Website: https://www.amd.com/en/support/chipsets/amd-socket-am4/b550

I've not noticed any leds blinking on the motherboard, I'll give an update in case I discover anything else.

At last, I sadly have no other Graphics cards to test with, and I had already installed the latest version (after cleaning with DDU and checking the factory reset option) either recommended and latest (optional), and I didn't find any older versions linked on the website. Would you be able to link me any older drivers to test with?

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elstaci
Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Windows not booting after instaling latest drivers.

This is the link to AMD Download page showing the Previous AMD Drivers for the RX5500XT GPU Card: https://www.amd.com/en/support/previous-drivers/graphics/amd-radeon-5500-series/amd-radeon-rx-5500-s...

But the download site for the link is still not working, at least for my area.

Installing AMD Latest CHIPSET is probably best since AMD has newer versions than the Motherboards Support download page.

Does Windows boot up normally after removing the AMD Driver using DDU in Safe mode?

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