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Error writing to file atikmdag.sys

Question asked by alistairsw on Sep 11, 2018

My system:

 

AMD R9 380

Desktop

Windows 10 64bit

 

Driver Version: 24.20.11016.4  (according to Device manager, properties, driver, driver version)

 

Display Devices: BenQ GL2450 59Hz

                             Philips 32PHT4012/05 59Hz

 

Motherboard + Bios Revision:

Gigabyte Tehcnology H81M-S2H Bios: American Megatrends F1

 

CPU/APU

Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz 4 Cores

 

PSU: I'm unable to work out what model this is very easily.

 

RAM: 8GB

 

The issue:

For a while I was using the amd settings application to update drivers and it worked temperamentally; sometimes allowing me to update, sometimes failing. More recently I have been unable to find that application on my computer and now when I attempt to install a driver from the AMD website directly I get the following error message: "Extract: error writing to file atikmdag.sys".

After retrying numerous times it seems to most commonly fail in the same place (on the atikmdag.sys extraction and at exactly 81%)

 

The exact file I try to run that produces this error is called: win10-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-18.8.2-aug27.exe

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