Graphic Cards :: Windows 8 Flickering At Startup And Shutdown - ATI 5470
Jun 21, 2013
Recently I updated my hp dv6 3122sl to Windows 8. Now, obviously the drivers provided by microsoft didn't work, so I installed the softpaq by hp in this order ....
1. sp52351 for intel hd graphics (1st gen)
2. sp50640 for my ati radeon 5470 (it's important to set compatibility with windows 7 for this one) and now the switching is working fine.
However there's a big big problem. The screen flickers 3-4 times at startup and shutdown if I enable fastboot from the control panel, and it's so annoying that I disabled it, sadly.
I tried to update drivers, using custom drivers by leshcat and later official drivers by ati (13.1 for example, which I installed over the hp ones), and the they -more or less- worked, because I could use the fastboot smoothly... but my pc had several thermal shutdowns since I installed other drivers! So I switched back to the old sp52351 and sp50640.
There it is my question: (Maybe with intel+ati 5470) have flickers at startup and shutdowns?If yes, any way to update drivers without make my laptop blow up?
I own a Sony Vaio (VPCEB4M1E) which came with Windows 7 and Mobility Radeon HD 5470. When I upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, my Device Manager would show up my Display Adapter as "ATI Mobility Radeon HD Series 5000 - (Microsoft Corporation WDDM v1.20)
When I first tried installing the driver I downloaded, the installation would finish in mere seconds (only installs 20MB of the files which isn't really useful), giving me notifications of success. However, I knew it didn't install it, the screen didn't flash and well, the Device Manager didn't change its description at all. I had managed to find a solution by manually updating the driver through Device Manager. It worked great.
I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro recently but ever since I was not able to use this method in order to get my driver properly installed. Whatever I try, I keep getting the "Windows detected that your driver is up to date, etc etc) and I still get the same Microsoft Corporation information. I tried disabling automatic drivers installation but didn't work either. I downloaded various drivers which I know would work, it's just that I'm not able or allowed to install them. The setup installation is faulty and the Device Manager won't let me do it either. If I try to uninstall the current Microsoft-provided driver, then I lose the whole Display Adapter category from the list, making it impossible to install the driver.
Unless I manage to find some kind of turnaround for this, I'll probably have to do without proper drivers..
Last night my laptop (running Windows 8 x64 with a secondary monitor) was working fine. I put it to sleep and when it woke up this morning the secondary monitor is flickering a lot like this:
I have tried uninstalling the AMD driver and restarting then installing the latest version but it still doesn't work. The screen even flickered when the AMD driver was not present. I connected the monitor to another laptop and it worked fine.I played about with the refresh rate in the catalyst control center and it ended up making the laptop screen flicker instead so I reverted the settings back.
I am using a Ideapad Z580 with Windows 8.1 64 bit. All was working fine. But I formatted the C drive and reinstalled my Windows 8.1 OS. Then I installed all my drivers. After a reboot the screen started to jump(flickering).The top part of the screen(small portion) is appearing and disappearing in the bottom area. I tried to change the refresh rate.But it is locked in 60,and no other options are available.
My computer randomly shutdowns when I use it for a while maybe 2hrs or 3, reboots by itselfs and windows cannot boot back, getting a black screen and nothing happens, So i manually turn it off and turn it on again to make it work. Sometimes it doesn't even want to work, black screen after multiple reboots So i need to syster restore it, sometimes that also doesn't work and i need to reset it completely.
At first i thought it was the new drivers i installed for my nvidea geforce gt640, the 331 version. I heard it was making pcs crash like mine does, so i downgraded the driver to 306 and it works for longer but the crash happened once again after a while, and after a windows 8 reset (deleted everything and reinstalled by itself). So this is a fresh Windows 8 i believe but still does crash.
After the crash that happened tonight, i restarted my pc and realised one of my fan in my pc is going extremely fast at random times but not for long. I went closer to hear which one was doing that and it seems to be the fan on my video card, I also touched my card and its very HOTTTTTT close to burning my hand ".".
My pc has been cleaned yesterday by my step dad, had lots of dust, even in the video cards fan, but now is clean and still overheating. Using a 350W PS which i heard is not really good and that i should upgrade really soon. CPU Temp is fine, all fans are working properly, I believe my video card is broken or my PS not giving it enough power or something?
The auto reboots are annoying, making me have to restore every time and sometimes reset Windows 8. It seems to only happen when i do lots of stuff at once like mixing via audacity and having x2 perfect world clients up, plus radio streaming live.
PC Specs: System Information Time of this report: 12/23/2013, 04:58:47 Machine name: ESSENZEDNB Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121023-1503) Language: French (Regional Setting: French) System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
My dual monitor system has been working fine since new several months ago. The other day, I started experiencing a problem upon startup or reboot: The left of my dual monitors would be blank (no picture). After switching the monitor off and back on again (sometimes more than once), the picture would appear. No further problems during session. At next reboot or startup the blank screen recurred. It is not consistently blank every time. and It almost always now takes two times of switching monitor off and on again for image to appear.
I suspected a bad monitor so i switched the cables on my AMD Radeon HD 7700 graphics card. The left monitor is still the one where the problem occurs. So it is not a bad monitor.
I have tried deleting devices, reinstalling drivers, to no avail. I cannot find any options in Windows 8 for additonal options after trying everything under options/display.
I installed Windows 8 Pro on a new PC. I ran into a problem where Windows automatically started at the wrong monitor timing. I temporarily used a TV to get to an advanced startup screen that had a check box for low-resolution. That allowed it to work with my display. I now have a video card that correctly supports my display. The problem is, Windows 8 always boots in low resolution and I have to manually change it after each boot.
The problem is that I don't recall what gave me the screen with the menu. It is not the blue screen with press F1 - F9. This was a standard dialog box with check boxes and a note on the side saying any changes would be permanent. But any method that allows it to permanently boot to a normal screen.
My computer is hp envy dv6 7280sf notebook with 2 GPUs intel graphics HD 4000 and Nvidia Gefoce 630 M running windows 8 64x.
After making an free upgrade online for windows 8.1 which run successfully, both gpus were ok...
But after receiving a windows update with new drivers for intel graphics 4000 gpu , after install and restart , the computer freezes on blank black screen at windows startup with no mouse or anything only backlight.
So safemode was succeful but i figured that the update for windos update was the cause and graphics drivers were installed so i removed the drivers for intel graphics and itried to reboot the computer so the restart was succeful but the intel graphics card was unistalled and no drivers were automatically installed so i tried to download and install the drivers from hp and intel website for windows 8.1 however the install fails.
Automatic install from device manager failed both online and from computer and even from manual driver selection.
So therefore the install failed in safe mode , and the high def audio device ( on screen audio possibly) failed and the device was not recongnized (no drivers installed) so i'm stuck without anydrivers for the integrated gpu and the games are no longer able to run normally even if the nvidia card is on.
I tried downloading an installing Windows 8 drives but it failed to install also , for instance any new install of drovers seems to fail for me even for external usb hard drive.
Here is the problem... everything boots just fine and runs with 2 of the GPU's installed. I have the latest AMD 13.12 drivers, and the AMD APP SKD installed. When I add the 3rd GPU though, windows will auto detect it as a Radeon 7900 with the caution sign, AND/OR a r9 200 series card, also with the caution sign, most times BOTH. Then it randomly freezes the system. A couple of times I got it to run long enough just by luck I guess, to install the 13.12 drivers on the 3rd GPU, but then in a few minuites the system would freeze again.
2 GPU's run just fine, the problem only shows up when the 3rd card is installed, and it happens on any of the 4 16x slots, or both 1x slots on the MOBO. It doesn't matter if the GPU's are directly on the MOBO, or on 1x16 risers. There are plenty of folks running this set up with up to 6 GPU's, so I know it can be done, but I must be missing something somewhere in the windows set up.
I've got a bit of a strange issue that I haven't had with previous OSes on this PC. I'm running a Dell OptiPlex 380 with Win 8 x64 at the office and I have to run 2 video cards for all of my screens. I have a GeForce 8400GS in the PCI-E slot and a GeForce 6200 in the PCI slot.
Previous to the Win 8 install, it worked fine. Booted exactly as I had shut it off. Now, with 8 - it's killing my PCI-E card presumably when it puts the screens to sleep when I leave for the day. So I'm coming in to all of my windows being moved to the PCI card's monitor (only one hooked to it) and I have to reboot to get PCI-E card to come back.
If I check the screen properties, I see only the screen hooked to the PCI card. I've changed the setting in the BIOS for the first video card to Auto and also tried the PCI-E selection and it's the same either way.
Why on earth would it default to the PCI card rather than the PCI-E card?
On Acer 3820TG (Win 8.1) I am trying to force system to use hybrid shutdown/fast startup function. I've already tried all steps from this topic: Fast Startup - Force Use by All Users in Windows 8 but no success - system performs full shutdown. The only solution that works for me is shutting down with command "shutdown.exe /s /hybrid /t 0". Then system shuts down in ~5 sec and starts in ~15 s.
If you shut down a computer from the right-click-left-bottom-corner menu in desktop mode, then click Shutdown -> system performs full shutdown. If you click Shutdown in charms bar -> system performs hybrid shutdown. Now my PC is starting in 8s, laptop in 15s.
I've had problems since yesterday regarding the hybrid (fast startup) shutdown.
The machine just won't do it, instead it does a full shutdown. I have the option thickened under power options but it still doesn't work.
The only software change was running a portable version of 00 Defrag 16. I used a portable version because installing it would cause the problem I described above (maybe something about reg files?). I've used the portable version a few days ago but just to scan the drive, yesterday I started to defragment the drive and then the problem surfaced.
Running the shutdown -s -hybrid -t -f 0 does a full shutdown too.
Over the last few days I built a new PC with ASUS A87 Pro MB, no PCIe cards, and Samsung ssd 840 Pro boot drive. Lots of changes on a daily basis. For a while, the FAST STARTUP hybrid boot was working. Then it stopped, and I'm trying to debug it.
When PAST STARTUP is enabled in power options, I get a repeatable Critical Error - Windows did not shut down properly, and the startup time is as long as it would be without FAST STARTUP enabled. There are no BSODS, and no apparent harm from the Critical Shutdown error.
I upgraded from win7 to Windows 8 and i had notice that i don't have fast startup and hibernation option in shutdown options. I checked in command prompt and i have this and . Laptop starting slower then my 7 year old Toshiba running Windows 8. Is this coused by lack of Ram. I have 6gb.
i am on windows 8.i am using HP laptop.this is my ccc version.
i got 2 problems:well first one is that i can't update to windows 8.1 as the update always hang on 82% and after that my laptop automatically shutsdown i don't know whats the reason is and that's why i am stuck at windows 8 till now although have 8.1 ISO but i don't want to install it as i have to erase my my windows 8 which came pres-installed so i will loose my genuine windows 8 .now i want to know what if i open the 8.1 installer and install it from a virtual tool like Deamon although it gives an option to keep files app setting safe but i fear that it would conflict with 8 and i would have to format my laptop then ok now to the major problem i just recently purchased Watch Dogs and installed it.I played the first mission and got busted so the mission failed and it began to reload and then a error pops up saying watch dogs have stopped working upon googling i found out that this is due to DUAl AMD Graphics so they stated that i should disable it but i cant find any option of disabling DUAL Graphics.
When I start up, log off, or shut down my PC, (Just upgraded to windows 8 pro a few days ago from windows 7 pro) I get a black screen for 30 seconds to a minute. The screen is back lit, and windows 8 still functions 100% afterward. I have updated all drivers.
My Sapphire AMD HD 7870 just bit the dust so it has been sent back with an RMA. I had hoped to replace it with an ASUS AMD HD 3850 but Windows 8.1 will not work with it. There is an error message on a blue screen something about a header (I don't have the exact error message today).
I suspected it was a driver problem so uninstalled the existing driver and tried to install the latest AMD one. I can uninstall OK but as soon as I reboot the Microsoft driver installs itself giving me no opportunity to install the AMD one.
I just bought an Nvidia 620 card today. I run both Linux and Windows on my system. When I go to Linux, everything work fine. But in Windows 8, the GPU fan start to scream. Its too noisy! I even updated the drivers.
I recently updated to Windows 8.1 (64-bit), and I immediately noticed that my resolution had taken a strange turn. Everything except the taskbar seems to be a lower resolution than before. This suspicion was only strengthened when I launched a game that I had running in 1440x900 windowed, and it didn't fit properly on the screen. I checked my display settings and used printscreen to check the resolution and both said 1920x1080, but when I used Puush to take a desktop screenshot, it came out as 1536x864, whereas before installing 8.1, desktop screenshots came out as 1920x1080. I tried changing the resolution and changing it back, but I'm still having the issue.
Every time I try to download the HD7310 AMD driver instead I get a program that wants to charge me to auto update all my drivers.
I just want to download the latest Windows 8.0 64 bit driver for HD7310. I'm on a Laptop and the video text is horrid. I have catalyst software installed but every time I try to adjust brightness and/or contrast it looks nothing like the sample page. It gets progressively worse the more I attempt to adjust it. I can't believe it's this tough to get legible text on a monitor in this day and age.
Ever since I installed Windows -8 Pro ( 64 bit ) on my MultiMonitor system, all my screens go black with following error message.
" AMD Drivers stopped Responding & has Recovered"
It happens so many times an hour that I had to stop usingWindows -8 completely. Even the worst thing is that if I have more than one harddrive & driver crashes, then on next reboot my system automatically startsdisk checking which takes hours for a 3.0 GB slave HDD. I never had thisproblem with Windows -7 using the same system.
My system configuration is as follows.
Dell T-7500 Workstation. Intel Xeon E5645 2.4GHz 12 GB DDR3 RAM AMD Fire Pro 2460 Video Cards ( 3 of them. Each supports 4Monitors ) 12 Dell 24 inch ( 1920x1200) Monitors
I downloaded AMD Drivers for workstation & FirePro 2460Video card from following AMD Links.
I installed windows 8 on my pc and it doesn't use the whole screen. There's a margin all the way around the screen. I have a 23" 1080p display and AMD Radeon 7450 graphics card.Also, OpenGL is not working at all, for anything.
I am running Windows 8 on a Samsung 350V5C laptop 6GB RAM.
I'm struggling connecting to a second monitor, the problem being my laptop connects OK VGA to VGA but doesn't stay connected. After 5 seconds i get the disconnected 'beep beep' then it immediately reconnects and again after 5 seconds disconnects again. I did get it to stay connected the other day so i know it works but is was pure luck and just trial and error, however, when i went to connect again i got the same problem, also when it did stay connected i just got 'duplicate screen' when i just want 'Second Monitor Only'.
Here's what I did: Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Display > Project to a second screen, then i have tried all 4 options PC only/Extend/Duplicate/Second only and i get the disconnect then reconnect every 5 seconds again.
Do I have to change any other settings, either on monitor or laptop?
I have to reinstall Windows 8 on my laptop for some reason. So after installation finished I went to Device Manager for Installing Drivers. After all the other drivers like Chipset, Network, Audio etc, I went to the Install the Display Driver. There I noticed that under the Display tab my NVIDIA GT 650M is already listed but usually if any Device driver is not installed then it will be shown as Unknown Device or Standard VGA Adapter. But here it shows that it is working and one more Thing I noticed is that in the display tab it was written:-
NVIDIA GT 650M (Microsoft Corporation-WDDM 1.2)
So my question is that should I install the NVIDIA driver from my ASUS Driver And Software Utility Disk or should I keep it as it is? I have heard somewhere that WDDM drivers works better than any other Driver with Windows 8. Is it true? I didn't get any Performance Fall or any BSODs etc and games are also working.