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AMD Driver Update. Black Screen after Restart.

  1. #1


    Norway
    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    AMD Driver Update. Black Screen after Restart.


    So i had to reinstall Windows 8 on my PC, and as usual i install Drivers and such first. Normally it worked, now after i restart the Computer to finish the Driver Updates, i get Black Screen after Windows 8 loading Screen. Can someone help?

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    If the harddrive is busy/active youll have to wait it out.

    Sometimes theres allot to do and unfortunately its doing it while there is no display making you believe something's wrong.

    If the harddrive is calm, and there is still no video, then you'll have to start the computer in safe mode.

    Depending on your laptop this may be easy or difficult depending on how new your laptop is and the boot speed..

    Get into safe mode and uninstall your video drivers, then reboot.

    Safe mode is usually entered by repeatedly pressing F8 during boot, but on newer systems it moves too fast..

    Others have has success wailing on the spacebar during boot causing windows to respond as if a boot error and gives you the diagnostics option and safemode.
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  3. #3


    Norway
    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    If the harddrive is busy/active youll have to wait it out.

    Sometimes theres allot to do and unfortunately its doing it while there is no display making you believe something's wrong.

    If the harddrive is calm, and there is still no video, then you'll have to start the computer in safe mode.

    Depending on your laptop this may be easy or difficult depending on how new your laptop is and the boot speed..

    Get into safe mode and uninstall your video drivers, then reboot.

    Safe mode is usually entered by repeatedly pressing F8 during boot, but on newer systems it moves too fast..

    Others have has success wailing on the spacebar during boot causing windows to respond as if a boot error and gives you the diagnostics option and safemode.
    Well 2 things: 1: It did not respond after 30 minutes. 2: Solved. I downloaded the drivers with SlimDrivers, and these were outdated, so i downloaded the new, working from AMD, and installed it in Express. Worked.
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Good job, and thanks for mentioning Slim Drivers, I forgot about that useful program..
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