Windows 10 freezing upon restart caused by AMD graphics driver.

Discussion created by cordtus on Nov 6, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2016 by takumocho

I have tried and tried to fix this, and have even tried a completely fresh wipe and install of windows 10 64 bit home, and the only thing I installed at all wad the newest WHQL graphics driver and it does the same.


When I go to shut down or restart the pc it will go to the blue screen with the spinning dots in a circle and the spinning will freeze and everything locks up and it will never move and had to be hard reset.


The only way I can avoid this is to run version 16.7.2.

16.7.3 works as well but sometimes gives me BSOD upon startup.

I have tried every driver version since then and they all present the same issue. What has changed since then to cause this??


My system specs are as follows:

Win10 home 64bit

I5 4690k

16gb 1866mhz hyperx fury ram

2 msi "gaming" 3gb R9 280x in crossfire

MSI gaming 5 z97 motherboard