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Computer hanging up/freezing during driver installation

  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 pro 64-bit

    Computer hanging up/freezing during driver installation


    My system specs are the same as under my profile.
    Running a single R9-290 on Win 8.1 Pro 64bit.
    The PC completely hangs up when installing the new 14.9/14.7 beta drivers.
    It extracts fine, checks system requirements, starts installation, reaches "Installing AMD Display Drivers" and flickers twice, and freezes up a second later.
    Tried almost everything.
    Uninstalled previous 14.4 via control panel (they work fine btw), used Display Driver Uninstaller in safe mode, restarted and tried installing, but to no avail.
    Have also tried uninstalling the MSI afterburner and other similar programs but get the same result every time.
    I installed this windows last Sunday if it matters.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    May I recommend CCleaner without getting bashed? Uninstall everything, run CCleaner at least twice (the registry option), reboot and try installing again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Computer hanging up/freezing during driver installation
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