ALL games now crashing since the last driver update.

Discussion created by boss130033 on Jul 12, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2016 by kingfish

Every game I play now has random crashes. All are played in "windowed full screen mode" basically at random points in a game the screen will freeze... sound will continue to play then I will get alert tones with pop up messages that "AMD Display driver has stopped responding, and has recovered" this message will happen 4 to 6 times before I am able to get control again. I will have to force close whatever game client I am playing as they DO NOT recover. The only game I can play without trouble is Star Craft II -- IF I open the game from Battle.NET first - using its launcher reset all of the graphics options to defaults, then when in game set them to what I want and it will play fine until the NEXT time I try to play.. then it hangs...

I have tried this with other games and no matter what graphics settings I use.. same result..always hangs. Also the SAME error is listed everytime -- the only details that change are the system time and the Event Record ID.


Error Log info:

Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.



[ Name] Display




[ Qualifiers] 0


[ SystemTime] 2016-07-12T12:15:18.387183700Z





Radeon Software Version     Radeon Software Edition          Radeon Settings Version

16.7.2                                        Crimson                                   2016.0708.1511.25486


Driver Packaging Version



2D Driver Version     Direct3D® Version     OpenGL® Version          OpenCL™ Version                    


AMD Mantle Version     AMD Mantle API Version          AMD Audio Driver Version                        98309                               


Vulkan Driver Version     Vulkan API Version





Windows Version          System Memory

Windows 10 (64 bit)          16 GB


CPU Type

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz


Desktop PC - MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard

Monitor: ASUS-PB278 DVI

Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD

Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

Device ID - 679A

Vendor ID - 1002

SubSystem ID - 3003

SubSystem Vendor ID - 1682

Revision ID - 00

Bus Type - PCI Express 3.0

Current Bus Settings - PCI Express 3.0 x16

BIOS Version -

BIOS Part Number - 113-TAHITI_PR3_130805_D5_3G_ELPAFR_OC_W82

BIOS Date - 2014/08/08 04:55

Memory Size - 3072 MB

Memory Type - GDDR5

Memory Clock - 1300 MHz

Core Clock - 1000 MHz

Total Memory Bandwidth - 249 GByte/s

2D Driver File Path - /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/Class/{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}/0000