Radeon R9 290x no longer recognized by PC after removal

Discussion created by motoko on Jan 4, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 6, 2018 by saha1020

My GPU completely crashes on one game only and any attempt to fix it didn't help, and I believe updating to the newest driver had a negative effect. So I recently took out my GPU and blew some air through it and when I returned it to the computer I got a black screen. I'm running on internal graphics and have been for two days trying to find out what to do. I've reset my BIOS and searched device manager for hidden devices, there is no AMD GPU to be found. My motherboard isn't recognizing it either and says the slot that it's in is empty. When attempting to update my driver I got an "Error 173" which means I either have an incorrect driver installed or that I'm trying to install an incorrect driver. I then ran DDU which supposedly removed all AMD drivers off of my computer. Now when I try to download a driver for it it says there is no AMD GPU detected and either closes itself or tells me to "Follow the steps of the manufacturer". When I put the disk that came with the GPU in the computer it says to download the latest drivers from your website and redirects me to the page I've been using this entire time. The GPU is running and the fan is going but nothing I do can get my computer to detect it. I've tried nearly all options I've found while sitting here. Please help.