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AMD Radeon graphics card not working after Windows installed driver update for Intel HD Graphics

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So Windows installed yet another one of it's forced updates today and now my graphics card has become undetectable. I'm not sure if it's related, but it does seem to me to be a bit too much of a coincidence.




My card is an AMD Radeon HD 7700, never gave any problems, so it seems weird for it to die out of the blue. So it probably hasn't. But it did stop working whenever Windows installed that driver update. I can't uninstall it because it's not in the uninstall list. I did reroll to the previous version in device manager, but no change.

I was able to find my card under hidden devices in device manager with a transparent icon.
Tried to update the driver, nothing, uninstalled it and rebooted, nothing, it's not even showing up anymore now. Tried the AMD driver software, can't find the card...

Does anyone know if there's a solution for this?
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  1. GPU under hidden devices and AMD driver can't find the card = GPU not recognized by Windows. Which is quite strange if your monitor is still connected to GPU. Anyway, reset CMOS and try installing AMD drivers again.
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  2. DRagor said:
    GPU under hidden devices and AMD driver can't find the card = GPU not recognized by Windows. Which is quite strange if your monitor is still connected to GPU. Anyway, reset CMOS and try installing AMD drivers again.


    The monitor wasn't getting a signal so I had to plug it into the Intel one. I'll try resetting the CMOS, hope it works.
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    With a GPU still installed? That makes more sense. Unfortunately this also means that either GPU or PCIe slot on motherboard is dead (or the card got loose in slot). If you have more then one PCIe x16 slot at motherboard, try installing GPU to another slot.
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  4. DRagor said:
    With a GPU still installed? That makes more sense. Unfortunately this also means that either GPU or PCIe slot on motherboard is dead (or the card got loose in slot). If you have more then one PCIe x16 slot at motherboard, try installing GPU to another slot.


    It appears to be the slot. Thanks for your help.

    Sidequestion: how bad is it for the MB if a slot fails? Does that mean the whole board will start failing soon or is it not a big deal?
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  5. TokerX said:
    Sidequestion: how bad is it for the MB if a slot fails? Does that mean the whole board will start failing soon or is it not a big deal?


    Not necessarily. If the slot failure was caused, for example, by physical damage to the pins in the slot, it would had zero effect on the rest of motherboard.
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