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Catalyst 10.3 is killing me

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I just bought a brand new system last week. Here is the spec:

-Gygabte X58A-UD3R
-Intel i7 920
- 6 Go DDR3 1333 in triple channel (actually I have 4 go ... 1 stick died)
- XFX Radeon 5770
- 1 TO seagate HDD
- WIndows 7 64 bit

The installation went smoothly. I did all the updates of windows. The second thing I did was to install my Graphic card driver which is now Catalyst 10.3.

And now the mess begins.... Once it is installed, Windows stick to the shutdown's screen forever.

-Windows takes like 5 minutes to boot (hanging a lot on the Welcome screen).

And on top of that, when it's finally booted, Windows hangs every 30 seconds.....

To make sure it was catalyst, i formated my PC like 5 times and it was always the same .... catalyst break everything.

Is this something someone is aware of?
Any idea on where to start to get this [bleep] fixed?

My next test will be to reformat and then try an older version of catalyst.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Ok, I reformated everything and instead of going to 10.3, I installed the version that was given with the CD in the oem box which is version 8.6 I think.

What I noticed, shutdown screen still loop.
Welcome screen takes a little bit longer but is way faster than with 10.3.
And windows actually doesn't hang up.

After that I uninstalled the driver and cleaned it with driverSweeper in safe mode.
And installed 10.4a.

The result :

- The shutdown screen still take forever.(infinite looping)
- Windows boot within 45 sec.
- Windows doesn't hang anymore.

2 problem out of 3 solved.

This problem might not be in the good section anymore, but any idea why the shutdown screen looping forever?

Edited by Kniforz, 21 April 2010 - 09:24 PM.

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nevermind, it finally closed up after 15 min....
It's still pretty long ... but i don't really care.
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Hi Kniforz :)
Sorry to hear about your gfx card issues, couple of options below for you to look at,
The slow shutdown may not be anything to do with the gfx card issue,so if you need any assisstance
with it please let us know

See here for help with the slow shutdowns

Edited by phillpower2, 22 April 2010 - 03:35 PM.

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