3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2016 5:34 AM by amdmatt

    Older games crash at startup

    gate1045

      Ok so recently I updated my graphics card (about 3 or 4 months ago) and now everytime I try to load any older games like mw2, JC2:MM or skyrim, they all crash after I start them. I have looked so long for an answer and I couldn't find anything. Its not a problem with the game itself, for I have already checked. Each game for a solution and nothing fixed it. I believe it is the graphics card because I met someone with the same problem and they have already discovered the 

       

       

      Graphics Chipset

      AMD Radeon R7 200 Series

       

      Radeon Software Version

      16.1

       

      CPU Type

      AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor

       

      Radeon Software Edition

      Crimson

        • Re: Older games crash at startup
          amdmatt

          Can you try using Windows System Restore to regain functionality in these older games?

            • Re: Older games crash at startup
              gate1045

              I already tried that, but I got the games so long ago and same with the update. At this point I would have to delete most of my files on my computer. That isnt really an option.

                • Re: Older games crash at startup
                  amdmatt

                  Okay well the options are trying different drivers, or a clean installation of Windows. Try updating your drivers first as 16.1 is an older driver from January.

                   

                  1. Run the Windows self check tool to check scan and automatically repair any corrupt files found in Windows. There is a guide on how to do it here.  What you need to do is run an elevated command prompt (elevated means run it as administrator) and type SFC /SCANNOW. This will generate a statement indicating if errors were found the Operating system and if they were fixable.

                   

                  2. Make sure you have installed Microsfot NetFramework and Visual C++ 2013. These should be installed already, but they can become damaged, need repairing or reinstalling.

                   

                  3. Update Windows. Install all available critical, recommended and optional updates. Often Netframework and Visual C are included in the recommended or optional updates Windows provides. Windows should always be fully up to date before installing our drivers!

                   

                  4. Use DDU to sweep the system of AMD drivers.

                   

                  5. Install the latest Crimson 16.6.1 drivers once the above is completed.