Ryu Connor wrote:This thread has not been has helpful to you as it should have been, Dan. It needs to get on topic.
Regardless of whether he needs it or wants it, Win8 is what he needs help with. Suggesting Win7 isn't a fix and is obnoxious.
Why he bought what he bought also has little bearing on helping him and is an obnoxious question.
Some actual help: Odds are the bug isn't in the OS, but in the hardware or driver. You're suffering from a TDR, which means the video driver/GPU "froze" and the kernel had to reset the driver to fix it. A TDR is preferable to a BSOD/Kernel panic/hard reset, which is what would have happened in the old days.
TDRs are caused by:
Bugs in drivers
One of your video cards could be defective, damaged PCB trace, defective electrical component, bad GPU RAM, and/or cold solder joints.
AMD needs to address a bug in their driver.
You are so right.
I don't understand if something is wrong with my hardware though because all I am doing is taking a win 7 hard disk & install win -8 on it keeping everything else same including hardware & software. Nothing changed except the system partition.
I keep several cloned copies of my hard disk, say 7 for 7 days so that if something goes wrong, all I have to do is to plug in a previous day HDD & I am ready to go go with minimal data loss.
Then what I did was to take the most recent HDD & installed Win -8 in system partition & boot & suddenly it starts crashing even before I install new drivers as well as after installing new drivers.
So with my limited knowledge of hardware & software it looks like something is wrong with OS OR GPU drivers & more later because I get two pop ups saying Driver stopped responding.
I posted this problem twice in AMD forum & did not get single reply.
I am going to keep trying though because that is my nature.
I do appreciate most comment & reply because these people have nothing to gain except be a better person.
This has been my most favorite Forum so far where I get a response 24 Hrs a day, 7 days a week & 365 days.
You guys are awesome & Thank You.
Please keep responding.