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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

radeon settings display driver stopped responding and has recovered

I recently thought it was a fantastic idea in my mind to overclock my CPU through radeon settings but I think I put on too much of an overclock and now I can't revert it. Every time I try and open Radeon Settings, my computer freezes for a few seconds and I get an error message/notification saying "display driver stopped responding and has recovered". I cannot open Radeon Settings at all to restore it to default and I can't use any application on my computer without it locking up and the message showing up. It goes on a constant loop and sometimes I have to do a hard shutdown. I really need help.

What should I do? Is there any way to restore the settings without accessing Radeon Settings? I tried restoring my default settings in the BIOS but that didn't do anything seeing as I didn't actually overclock the chip.

My specs are:

AMD FX-9590

MSI R9-290X



COOLERMASTER 1000watt PSU (I don't think you need that but just in case I added it)

Please help me. I really think I screwed myself good.

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Re: radeon settings display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Download DDU and run it in safe mode and that will remove the drivers and you can start fresh.

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