1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 12, 2017 5:18 PM by ivonik

    PC frozen after driver update.

    casualbp

      Hello,

       

      as most of you probably did, I tried installing the new Crimson Adrenaline today, wish i wouldn't have. Thats where the trouble began.

      During the download or installation (didn't really pay attention) my computer shut down, i assumed this was part of the installation. When it booted back up the mouse was pretty much frozen for 10 seconds, and again and again and again, making my pc unusable. After resetting it today for probably over a 100 times, i managed to start up the AMD driver, and it says it is still at 17.11.something. Now when i boot up my pc i either get a blue screen of death with one of these stopcodes: CRITICAL PROCES DIED or DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION. Or i get the same thing where it freezes the mouse again and i pretty much can't do anything. Some weird remarks to the situation is that when the PC starts the first 10 second after I sign in it works fine. After those 10 seconds I get the same sound as when a usb stick is disconnected, and then things starts happening (frozen mouse, start button does not work and CTRL ALT DEL gives only a black screen) I have absolutely no idea what to do except for installing a clean version of windows 10, which I don't want to do for obvious reasons.

       

      Hardware:

      Intel 8600K

      ASUS z370e gaming

      2x XFX RX 580

      Corsair DOMINATOR 16gb ddr4

      samsung m.2 960 evo 500gb ssd

      WD 2TB harddisk

       

      any help with this problem would be appreciated!

        • Re: PC frozen after driver update.
          ivonik

          This has been an ongoing issue with my Crossfire set up (RX 480-ies)

          Unless i DDU the driver and make sure Windozer 10 does not shove up drivers on its own upon the OS , that epYc lag happens.

          And it actually is lag - you have CPU @ 100% -sometimes , if you are patient that is - after 20 or so minutes you can get to a Task manager and see it -oddly enough no process will show any CPU usage - just CPU  staying at solid 100% usage .

          Something seriously stupid is going on with the drivers .