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BSOD when installing AMD Catalyst Drivers

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    Windows 8 x64

    BSOD when installing AMD Catalyst Drivers


    Hi there. This problem has been driving me up the wall. Every time I try to install the latest AMD drivers (13.2_Beta5), just after my screen flickers I get a BSOD with the message IRQl_not_less_or_equal. This used to happen occasionally when I first upgraded to Windows 8 but hasn't done it since trying to install these drivers

    I have tried completely removing the drivers and re-installing but that doesn't work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Mikey242; 09 Feb 2013 at 06:58. Reason: Additional information

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    Any particular reason as to why you are trying the beta driver? If not, then just go back to version 13.1.
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    are you using a laptop? some laptops only accept drivers from makers web site, had this with sony in the past.
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    Windows 8 x64


    Thanks for the replies. I am using the beta drivers as they provide much better performance in Skyrim, which I like to play regularly. Of course it is not essential that I use them.

    I could go back to the older drivers but what worries me is that this happened randomly even before I started using the beta drivers (can't remember which drivers it was). Now that I can get the problem to happen reliably I was hoping to find the root of the problem.

    Any idea what the dump files are saying?

    Thanks again for your help.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey242 View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I am using the beta drivers as they provide much better performance in Skyrim, which I like to play regularly. Of course it is not essential that I use them.

    I could go back to the older drivers but what worries me is that this happened randomly even before I started using the beta drivers (can't remember which drivers it was). Now that I can get the problem to happen reliably I was hoping to find the root of the problem.

    Any idea what the dump files are saying?

    Thanks again for your help.

    I had the same issue , now i figured it out that we need to completely remove old driver before installing a new one

    Step 1 : Make sure you uninstalled all AMD Catalyst drivers and CAP
    Step 2 : Reboot then use this tool to remove all leftovers
    AMD Catalyst Un-install Utility
    Step 3 : Now install the new version
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