atikmdag.sys causes blue screen with bug check string ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY

Discussion created by atsingis on Jun 11, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2018 by astrix_au

Hello, I am facing random blue screen of death while gaming (specific game : Fortnite) , caused by atikmdag.sys and having bug check string ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY.


My computer specs are:


System Type: Desktop

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ 3766.01MHz

RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel @ 3200MHz (14-14-14-34)


Graphics: 8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition)

Storage: 223GB TS240GSSD220S (SATA (SSD)) , 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 (SATA )

Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

Monitor: S220HQL (1920x1080@59Hz)

Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart RGB 700W


In addition to this I can provide you the mini dump file that was generated when the bsod happened (attached).

Also I attached the report created when I open the dump file with bluescreenview (attached).


Currently the atikmdag.sys version I have is this:



Some friends told me that ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY is ram problem but I run MEMTEST86 as well see if the ram was causing the bsod but it found 0 errors (run for about 7 hours). I also attached the report generated from MEMTEST86 .


Furthermore I had an outdated version of bios I don't know if this caused the bsod (asus b350 plus bios  version 3011), fortunately today I am up to date (asus b350 plus bios  version 4011).


For my graphics card I am using the following drivers:

Radeon Software Edition: Adrenalin

Radeon Software Version: 18.5.2


I did not try to uninstall the drivers and re-install another version. I wanted to ask here before doing this step, maybe you know what causes the problem and stop spending my time without results.

If you want any other information just tell me.