OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Video Card: Radeon R9 270X 4B GDDR5
Processor: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
Ram: 32GB DDR3 (4x8GB)
Power Supply: Seasonic X-1050
This is an odd one and an infuriating one. Starting yesterday, for no apparent reason I started getting visual bugs during certain games (Civilization 5, Mechwarrior Online, Metro 2033 Redux), these came in the form of grey and black flickering stripes across the screen. Which then quickly and repeatedly lead to the computer completely locking down and requiring a hard reboot. I tried updating the video drivers to the newest ones 16.~, (I had updated a month or two earlier so it was not as if I was on two year old drivers). That failed to fix the problem, I then proceeded to break down the computer, clean it for posterities sake with compressed air, and re-seat everything, and that seemed to fix the problem. Until this morning, when it started doing it again. I decided before I started whineing online I would try to not be a lazy good for nothing and reinstall the drivers from scratch, that being a common theme on all the forum posts I have been reading. I used the AMD complete uninstall software, (from here AMD Clean Uninstall Utility ) everything went perfectly. I then went to install the drivers after a reboot using the auto-detect software (from here Download Drivers ).
Halfway through the installation I received this error (I didnt think it was prudent to start taking pictures till stuff started hitting the fan.): "Application Install: Install Package Failure!"
I hit ok, the install finished, and then I got this: "AMD Radeon Software and Drivers have not been installed."
After rebooting, unsure what to expect, the bios screen has some minor color distortions, windows will boot, but it will not display anything, no matter if I am in recovery, safe, or regular mode on windows, as soon as windows takes over after the boot sequence, I get a black screen, and my monitors do not get any signal. I would have taken I picture of that log and more in general if I had realized this was a serious issue, but I assumed AMD drivers would not cause a catastrophic failure on an radeon video card.
Any ideas as what may be going wrong or how to fix it? Did I make a glaring mistake besides not taking a picture of the error log? Id really rather not have turned a minor graphical bug into having to purchase a new video card for something as obscenely stupid as reinstalling the drivers. As my computer is completely inoperable right now.