AMD X1400 windows 10 pagefault in nonpaged area atikmdag.sys

July 25, 2016 at 21:05:05
Specs: windows 10, 4gb
Windows 10
Dell Inspiron 1705
4GB RAM
AMD X1405 Mobility Radeon

Ok so I put Windows 10 on this laptop over 6 moths ago with no issue. Only thing I had to do to get things fully functional was use the Windows 7 64bit Graphics driver found at the Microsoft driver page. The computer ran great for months but recently there was a major update to Windows 10 installed and upon restart the computer Blue Screened and said diagnosing problem. It reported "page fault in nonpaged area atikmdag.sys".

The first thing I did was reboot into Safe Mode. I uninstalled the graphics driver and the issue went away but now it is left with the standard Microsoft driver. I then ran a driver cleaner, cleaned out all AMD/ATI and NVIDIA drivers. Now when I try to install the Windows 7 64bit Graphics driver, the screen flashes and right when it should be done installing it Blue Screens and reboots. When it finishes rebooting the Standard Microsoft driver is still what is installed.

The computer runs just fine with just the Standard Microsoft driver but is limited to a not so great resolution. I don't know what else to do or where to go for a working driver, if at all possible.


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#1
July 26, 2016 at 08:08:09
I think it is best to avoid those magic driver packages. Drivers should be obtained from your computer manufacturer (unless home built).

Have Dell a Windows 10 driver?.

Have you been to Device Manager to see if updating the graphics driver there picks up anything?

Found this for Win 8.1 but it could still apply:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answe...
Can't vouch for it though.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
July 27, 2016 at 04:54:16
"I then ran a driver cleaner, cleaned out all AMD/ATI and NVIDIA drivers"

"Driver cleaners" should be avoided. Many contain malware. Just use the AMD/ATI or NVIDIA uninstaller. If for some reason you feel you need more of a deep clean, use the free version of Revo Uninstaller.

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo...

I'm guessing your laptop is an e1705? Here's what it says at the Dell site:

"Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected"

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...

Good luck finding compatible graphics drivers that will work. Search for the AMD legacy driver for Vista, then install the driver only (without the Catalyst Control Center) using Compatibility Mode & Run as Administrator.


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#3
August 4, 2016 at 16:46:51
"Have you been to Device Manager to see if updating the graphics driver there picks up anything?"

Yes and nothing was found.

"Found this for Win 8.1 but it could still apply:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answe...

Will try this.

"Driver cleaners" should be avoided."

The one I use is a trusted one.

"Search for the AMD legacy driver for Vista, then install the driver only (without the Catalyst Control Center) using Compatibility Mode & Run as Administrator."

Tried that. W10 will not even consider the Vista driver, only the Windows 7 one will install. The windows seven driver worked for a long time until just recently.


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