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When I try to save my card's BIOS the computer freezes for a few seconds then reboots!


GPUZ 0.7.7
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Did you run the program as an Admin?
 
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Yep, as UAC prompt appear before opening it.

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Now it happened once by just opening GPUZ. It froze in the splash screen and rebooted.

PD: It seems to be a "invisible" BSOD as some dump files are created and viewed in BlueScreenView and a message appears after reboot.

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Maybe a Win 8.1 thing?
Did not happen here on Win 7 x64, when saving to file VGA BIOS 5870 here... it went flawless.

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Probabily.

Anyone with Windows 8.1, an AMD video card and Catalyst 13.12?
Wizzard is it a known issue?
 

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Not a known issue. The crash suggests that the AMD driver crashed the system.

Does this happen every time?
 
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Not a known issue. The crash suggests that the AMD driver crashed the system.

Does this happen every time?
When I try to save BIOS, yes, it happened everytime (I will try it more just in case).

More rarely, it happens by just opening it, it happens in, maybe 1/10 tries, when it doesn't, GPUZ seems to work fine (sensors, detection and such).
 

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Do you have any other monitoring programs running ? Only one graphics card?
 
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Do you have any other monitoring programs running ? Only one graphics card?
No I don't. Yes I have only one GPU (well I have the onboard but it's disabled) I am running VIA Audio, Intel Rapid Storage, EPSON and AMD Catalyst.
I will upload more dumps, one of them points to ACPI.sys and another to storport.sys, all are SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED :confused:
 

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Same problem here, Win 8.1 update 1 x64 - instant blackscreen when clicking "Save BIOS" - don't think the machine crashes, but display driver definitely does

Anyone find a solution yet ?

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Still not fixed in 0.7.9 lol
 
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Same problem here, Win 8.1 update 1 x64 - instant blackscreen when clicking "Save BIOS" - don't think the machine crashes, but display driver definitely does

Anyone find a solution yet ?

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In my case it crashes, it freezes for a while then reboots, and Windows says it ran into a problem, no visible BSOD though. Dumps were attached here.
However, ATI Winflash can extract the BIOS just fine.
It also happens by simply opening it, roughly 1 of 20 executions.
 
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Just did it to me too, 8.1 update 1 x64 - latest GPUz - 295X2

Weirdly it worked fine on one BIOS a few days back, today on the 2nd BIOS same crash as I normally get - been doing it for many versions of GPUz
 
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It still isn't fixed as of 0.8.0 :mad:

But now I have a GT610 and it is fine there, anyway it should be fixed for HD5450 and possibly others' users (as the above one).
 
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R9 280X in xfire with Win8.1 Pro no issues saving bios with gpu-z 8.0 and latest drivers from ATI. full system specs listed
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