Keep getting ATIKMPAG.SYS BSOD and I do not have afterburner or any other bundled software installed with it.. just Catalyst.. frustrating as hell.
Is the cpu or gpu overclocked? Also, which application(s) is crashing?
No the CPU or GPU are not overclocked. It is the driver that is crashing along with directX
It has to do with innactivity, when the card is busy it will not crash only when it is idle.
I found a temp fix that worked if anyone else is fed up yet:
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION
Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.
Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.
Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.
Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.
Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.
Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,
expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys
Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to
and make the file read only.
Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.
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