Ensure you have your motherboard chipset driver installer plus the last GPU driver installer that did work for you. Grab Display Driver Uninstaller from Guru3D. Ensure You only have 1 monitor hooked up to the GPU, nothing else. Create a system restore point that is easy to remember. Disable your Ethernet lan Adapter or Wifi Adapter. Run Display Driver Uninstaller with the restart Option. After that install your chipset drivers, Restart, Install GPU drivers, restart, if you have a monitor driver install that too.
What is your power supply?
If all else fails, try to have the thermal compound replaced on the GPU core and also the thermal pads on the memory, VRMs checked.
If still a no go, try a older driver than that such as 16.4.2. After that You may have a failing Power supply, video card, or motherboard.
My system specs are Below:
Seasonic X1250 XM2
Asus TUF Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
AMD FX 8350 @ 5.1GHz
GSkill Ripjaws X 2133 16GB
Sapphire R9 290 VaporX
Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
Crimson Relive 16.12.1.
Power supply is an Antec EA-650, 650 W
Tried uninstalling and reinstalling as you suggested, no dice, but I find it real hard to believe my hardware decided to fail immediately following (but coincidentally and in no way connected to) trying to upgrade the driver.
Hey, mate, bumped into the same problem. So, did you solved your problem or just switched GPU?