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20 April 2013 05:17:53

5 days old system.
hardware config:
Intel Core i7 3770K
Asus Maximus V Extreme
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133Mhz
corsair neutron 240gb ssd
AMD Radeon HD 7970x2

everything works fine in safe mode or with the GPUs disabled and eyefinity disconnected. But when I installed drivers and restarted the system i will get a BSOD at startup indicating "atikmdag.sys" or "atikmpag.sys" as the cause.

IS IT A FAULTY GRAPHICS CARD OR MOTHERBOARD PROBLEM?

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20 April 2013 05:21:28

Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?
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20 April 2013 05:23:09

i would check the motherboard bios is set for pci-e first on the graphic card and what is the name and model of you psu with the power he give ? the graphic card could be defective did you plug the power cable on from the psu ?
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20 April 2013 05:36:00

KAIJER: Sorry, extremely sorry, i was really confused about which one is the best section for posting my question. And i don't know that every part of the forum is inter connected.

scout: I'm using Corsair 1200i PSU. I checked both of the cards one by one on a different machine. they are working fine. i tried to run a GTX 600ti on my system. surprisingly, its also working fine.
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20 April 2013 05:39:50

what happens if you only try one at the time and for using both card together did you install the crossfire driver .
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20 April 2013 06:11:44

tried. With every 7970 there is a BSOD but with 660ti there is nothing. installed crossfire x driver with two cards in the system again BSOD. :(  :(  :( 
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20 April 2013 06:20:39

Did you tried the method i mentioned above? It worked with my problem. you can also give it a try. Hardly its going to take 15mins of your time.
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20 April 2013 06:26:49

yeah going to try.
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20 April 2013 07:19:25

KAIJER: Tried, looks like its working. restarted my system 5 times, turned off and turned it on again. But no BSOD ! Wow. thanks a lot ! :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

but seems like i have to do it every time after installing a new driver. This is really annoying! is there any permanent solution?

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20 April 2013 07:37:23

unfortunately, NO. we can only hope that AMD will fix that bug on the upcoming drivers. Till then JUST UPDATE THE DRIVER IN DEVICE MANAGER. hope that helps!
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20 April 2013 07:41:03

thanks !
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17 April 2014 00:13:09

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

FOR step 3...ITS LOCATED IN C:/AMD/AMD_CATALYST14.3BETA "or your version" /PACKAGES/DRIVERS/DISPLAY/WB6A_INF/B169191 then in the list there is atikmdag.sy_

For any one that can not find it :) 




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20 May 2014 08:20:57

KAIJER said:


FOR step 3...ITS LOCATED IN C:/AMD/AMD_CATALYST14.3BETA "or your version" /PACKAGES/DRIVERS/DISPLAY/WB6A_INF/B169191 then in the list there is atikmdag.sy_

For any one that can not find it :) 




For me, step 3 was located here: C:\AMD\Support\14-4-win7-win8-win8.1-64-dd-ccc-whql\Packages\Drivers\Display\WB6A_INF

I can't follow written instructions for crap & there is no video for it on Youtube that actually shows someone going through the motions. :( 
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9 June 2014 08:01:47

the above didnt work for me anything else i should know ive tried everything and installede the optionwkl windows update as well
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28 June 2014 15:53:33

It says that it can't open input file: atikmdag.sy_.

What do?
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4 September 2014 03:08:20

Thanks Kaijer , your resolution worked perfectly. ATI Graphics won't show any problem after replacing that "atikmdag.sys" as you told.
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12 October 2014 11:04:25

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


hmm...unfortunately the second method did not go down well with my system - seems to have bricked it completely such that it wouldn't even load to safe mode
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13 December 2014 20:52:32

Download the 13.9 driver from here then use AMD Uninstall Utility to remove all traces of your current driver, CCC etc. Reboot and install the 13.9 driver. NOTE: When installing choose 'Advanced' or 'Custom' (whichever option is available, just not Express) and uncheck everything except the video driver.

(original: http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/336910-bso...)

WORKED FOR ME !!!
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7 January 2015 12:07:57

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


Oh my God, this actually fixed it. My GPU was seriously having a fit with atikmpag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys and dxgmms1.sys bluescreen errors. Followed secondrary steps and it was fixed! Seriously appreciate it, man! :bounce: 
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25 May 2015 02:48:02

I figured this one out on my own after countless months, days, and hours trying to search online for this problem. I have duplicated this problem over and over to verify that the fix works, and it works. Finally, it works...

The problem happens when you try to install the latest and greatest or even a stable graphics driver from AMD. If you have Windows update set to automatic and also have it setup to download and install updates automatically, what happens it that a microsoft AMD graphics driver is download and installed by Windows. This can also happen after you install the graphics driver from AMD and then decide to do a manual windows update, and you choose to install the AMD driver listed from windows update. Once you install the AMD graphics driver that windows update lists, your screwed, and you will get a Blue screen with the atikmdag.sys issue.

Resolution... Once you download your AMD graphics driver from the AMD website and install it, DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT allow windows to automatically or manually install and updated drivers for your AMD Graphics card through windows update. (Only if you have installed drivers from website) if you not one to go to a manufactures web site to download and install drivers, if you are working with the Windows Drivers out of the box and choose to let windows update install new versions of your driver, you'll be alright. However, again, if you decide to go to the AMD website and install a beta; or standard driver, don't let the Windows Update install any driver updates through windows update. If you do, you'll be screwed blue and tattoo and you'll have to keep hard booting your system every time the screen turns blue after working on it for 10min or so.

Again I have duplicated the problem over and over again. And it works. I can get it to purposely go into blue screen after doing what I have told you not to do.

Thanks for reading this article. Hope it works for all of you who have encounter this problem.
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25 May 2015 02:49:20

P.S. Only update by downloading new driver versions through the AMD web site.
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3 June 2015 18:06:50

EDDOGIEDOG said:
I figured this one out on my own after countless months, days, and hours trying to search online for this problem. I have duplicated this problem over and over to verify that the fix works, and it works. Finally, it works...

The problem happens when you try to install the latest and greatest or even a stable graphics driver from AMD. If you have Windows update set to automatic and also have it setup to download and install updates automatically, what happens it that a microsoft AMD graphics driver is download and installed by Windows. This can also happen after you install the graphics driver from AMD and then decide to do a manual windows update, and you choose to install the AMD driver listed from windows update. Once you install the AMD graphics driver that windows update lists, your screwed, and you will get a Blue screen with the atikmdag.sys issue.

Resolution... Once you download your AMD graphics driver from the AMD website and install it, DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT allow windows to automatically or manually install and updated drivers for your AMD Graphics card through windows update. (Only if you have installed drivers from website) if you not one to go to a manufactures web site to download and install drivers, if you are working with the Windows Drivers out of the box and choose to let windows update install new versions of your driver, you'll be alright. However, again, if you decide to go to the AMD website and install a beta; or standard driver, don't let the Windows Update install any driver updates through windows update. If you do, you'll be screwed blue and tattoo and you'll have to keep hard booting your system every time the screen turns blue after working on it for 10min or so.

Again I have duplicated the problem over and over again. And it works. I can get it to purposely go into blue screen after doing what I have told you not to do.

Thanks for reading this article. Hope it works for all of you who have encounter this problem.


I have a R7-250X on Windows 7 64-bit, and do not have automatic updates enabled. Over the past several months, I have tried downloading all available versions of the display driver on the AMD website even the beta versions. All of them give me the BSOD error (atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys) within few minutes of booting up. I have tried the secondary steps mentioned above (expand.exe), tried uninstalling many times, even reinstalled Windows and also tried the same on Windows 8.1. Even the drivers that are auto installed by Windows give me the error within a day. From what I can tell, this is not a hardware issue, but the driver. On my wits end now, thinking of selling this what I assume is a decent card because of this frustating issue. Any suggestions are much appreciated...

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3 June 2015 18:34:27

It happens when your graphics card hangs up. You must have over clocked your gpu. Try to under clock it
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3 June 2015 18:44:32

EmoblazeXD said:
It happens when your graphics card hangs up. You must have over clocked your gpu. Try to under clock it


Thanks. But this card is running it stock.
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3 June 2015 18:45:35

*at stock.
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4 June 2015 04:27:11

I had the same problem like a week ago on Windows 8.1.I just opened the case and cleaned everything and also replaced the psu as the old one was broken and I haven't got the error after that CX. You should try to clean your PC maybe
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4 June 2015 04:33:09

EmoblazeXD said:
I had the same problem like a week ago on Windows 8.1.I just opened the case and cleaned everything and also replaced the psu as the old one was broken and I haven't got the error after that CX. You should try to clean your PC maybe


Hmm. OK wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks :) 
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22 June 2015 19:41:23

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


During the installation of amd driver, my screen flickers and goes all black, and then after some time I get BSOD. What should I do ?
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23 June 2015 09:12:05

Finally solved my problem!! I had to go into the bios and change the pci-e gen settings to "pci-e gen 2" instead of auto. No more crashes !! Thanks all :) 
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24 July 2015 00:58:45

checksum32 said:
KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


Oh my God, this actually fixed it. My GPU was seriously having a fit with atikmpag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys and dxgmms1.sys bluescreen errors. Followed secondrary steps and it was fixed! Seriously appreciate it, man! :bounce: 


Hey Checksum32, when you say it fixed issues with atikmpag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys and dxgmms1.sys bluescreen errors were you receiving a bluescreen for these specific files upon statup and expanding the atikmdag.sys resolved your issue?

I only ask because I'm getting a atikmpag.sys bluescreen and want to clarify whether to expand atimpag.sys or atimdag.sys exactly as the steps suggest? :pt1cable: 
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21 August 2015 17:53:38

Thanks a ton KAIJER man, it worked like a incantation. :wahoo: 
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8 September 2015 13:44:34

Would like to try the expand.exe fix as well but my PC crashes during the driver installation and after restarting it breaks to a blue screen before windows can even start up. When there is a fix that could actually work I can't even try it..
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1 October 2015 14:30:33

DISTURBED6108 said:
checksum32 said:
KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


Oh my God, this actually fixed it. My GPU was seriously having a fit with atikmpag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys and dxgmms1.sys bluescreen errors. Followed secondrary steps and it was fixed! Seriously appreciate it, man! :bounce: 


Hey Checksum32, when you say it fixed issues with atikmpag.sys, dxgkrnl.sys and dxgmms1.sys bluescreen errors were you receiving a bluescreen for these specific files upon statup and expanding the atikmdag.sys resolved your issue?

I only ask because I'm getting a atikmpag.sys bluescreen and want to clarify whether to expand atimpag.sys or atimdag.sys exactly as the steps suggest? :pt1cable: 


I am getting atikmpag.sys only, then I went to expand the atikmdag.sys and it didn't worked. The second time, I tried to expand atikmpag.sy_ into atikmpag.sys, and my system is finally working again. And for some weird reason, my computer can't search for the atikmpag.sy_ , I downloaded "Eveything" ( a software from voidtools) and instantly found where the file is.

To summarize, pay attention which error you get and expand the correct one! Cheers!
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1 October 2015 14:54:07

Adding some information I have:
When this problem appear, my laptop's screen will tear and then the BSOD will appear. It tried to restart but after the BSOD, my laptop's screen will be blank (Can't even see the bios or windows, like the monitor is totally dead). To solve this, I have to plug in another desktop's monitor to my laptop via a VGA cable. Using the external monitor, I can see that my laptop will reboot for a few times before I am able to access the advance repair option. From there, I manged to boot into using safe mode. First option I tried is recovery my system to a few days ago (You can do this by going into control panel>recovery). It will run fine only for a few hours then the freaking BSOD will hit you again. Second option I tried is uninstalling my amd driver and install the latest driver (Note: uninstalling display driver might slow your computer down, download the latest driver first before you uninstall the driver to speed up the process). Right after the driver is installed, the BSOD appeared again. Finally I tried the expand method (detail is above this reply), and so far my computer is back to normal and my monitor is working again after a reboot. Will update if it happen again.

TLDR: BSOD hit me, laptop monitor not responding, used a external monitor. Boot into safe mode, tried recovery and reinstall driver, both failed. Then using the expand method mentioned above solved my problem.
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5 November 2015 13:52:10

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?



I got no ATI folder, got an AMD one though,,,, but it's empty :/ ... please advise me what to do
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10 November 2015 01:29:22

I am having the same problem with atikmpag.sys. However, no matter what driver I install, the atikmpag.sy_ is not in the ATI folder. It only shows up once on my system in drivers/display/wa76a_inf/b187676 and it's always the same file from 8/15, regardless of updates... I have no idea how to get an updated atikmpag.sy_ file



KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?


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10 November 2015 11:30:09

lear11 said:
I am having the same problem with atikmpag.sys. However, no matter what driver I install, the atikmpag.sy_ is not in the ATI folder. It only shows up once on my system in drivers/display/wa76a_inf/b187676 and it's always the same file from 8/15, regardless of updates... I have no idea how to get an updated atikmpag.sy_ file



KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?




Search for and download AMD Catalyst driver 15.20. Once you do that download DDU (display driver uninstaller) and follow the instructiona to remove ur GPU current driver in safe mode. After you do that, restart, install the 15.20 driver as a clean install. Now the card should work fine as AMD claims. But if u still need the atimdag.sy_, you'll find it now on the C:/AMD folder AFTER the 15.20 installation
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21 January 2016 04:09:48

Asulia said:
It says that it can't open input file: atikmdag.sy_.

What do?




make sure you switch the file name to atikmPAG.sys if that is your file errored. tried like 4 times beforre i realized i was doing the atikmDAG.sys haha

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23 February 2016 07:24:52

KAIJER said:
Try imple things first!
1st.
boot into the bios and look at the bios rev on the main screen. asus on the older bios switch from a .rom to a .cap file. the newest bios has a lot of bug fixes and for windows 7/8. the other bug fixes are for ram and cpu code updates. there a usb flashback port to flash your mb without powering the mb on or put the new .cap file on a usb stick and use the bios updater inside of the mb bios. also make sure from the mb installer cd you did not install the Lucid Virtu Software V1.2.108.18765 for Windows 7 32bit & 64bit. it a know issues to crash windows and gpu when it tries to bond a ipgpu with a gpu.
i would also boot into safe mode..uninstall the ati drivers..get windows to boot into windows normal then install the newest intel chipset drivers then reboot. then try the ati drivers again

If not working try this:
2nd.
Follow every step :
Step 1: Download and install the latest ati graphic driver.AND DONT TURN OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AFTER INSTALLATION

Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename atikmdag.sys to atikmdag.sys.old.

Step 3: Go to ati directory (usually in C:\ATI) and find the file atikmdag.sy_.

Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.

Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.

Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.

Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys. Or,

expand -r atikmdag.sy_ atikmdag.sys

Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new atikmdag.sys from your Desktop to

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers

Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.

Its not faulty mb or card problem! The drivers is the main culprit here!


FACED SAME PROBLEM 5 MONTHS AGO. Lucky me! Solved that with the 2nd method. Try it carefully.


WHY ARE YOU POSTING SAME QUESTION TWICE. YOU ALREADY POSTED A THREAD ON MOTHERBOARD SECTION. AND I REPLIED. THEN WHY AGAIN IN GRAPHICS CARD SECTION?

hello! I am having the same problem..I tried the 2nd solution.. Followed every step.. and after restarting the laptop.. It turned on normally and after some time.. this happened.. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9kcMKRFRmoUUDJMaHhoRD...

if I disable the driver and switch in the laptop in safe mode.....then the laptop is working..
please help
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