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      • #2211784 Reply
        Cormy1
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hello everyone, this will be my first post on AskWoody, I hope I’ve come to the right place for this.
        TLDR: I have a Ryzen 2400G APU, and I am running Windows 7 on it. They are incompatible, but it works… On 1 drive. The other Win7 drive does not, and I want to find out what it is in my other drive that makes it work.
        More details:
        Incompatibility:
        https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-and-ryzen-3-2200g-apus-performance-unveiled.2533111/page-75#post-39312009
        https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/83l53s/raven_ridge_windows_7_psa/
        Exception:
        https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/9zeo85/windows_7_now_can_run_on_raven_ridge_on_msi_mobo/
        The long drawn out story of how I got to this point:
        https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-and-ryzen-3-2200g-apus-performance-unveiled.2533111/page-81#post-40033731

        For comparison, the Windows directory in the working drive is about 50% larger than the other, which is why I want to get the “clean” install working, so I can then properly wipe the old one and freshen it up. Also the “clean” install is on an SSD. I wager there are also going to be some difference in registry entries, I have software both for synchronizing directories and comparing registries but it is going to be a herculean task to know where to look when the difference is in the range of 10GB, and nearly 2GB at just the driver level.

        Halp.

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      • #2212079 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Are you saying you have 2 boot drives, one has working video and one doesn’t?
        What doesn’t work? What is / isn’t displayed?

        Check the video driver on the working drive and compare it to the driver on the non-working drive.
        Run Device Manager and check the properties of the adapter under “Display adapters”.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2212647 Reply
        Cormy1
        AskWoody Lounger

        What happens is I boot, I see the Windows logo loading, but I never make it to the logon screen, I get a BSoD. It’s difficult to say what the problem is. But I can certainly check the video drivers. The strange thing is that SOMETIMES this happens on the working drive aswell, especially if I’m trying to install Win7 updates, during the configuring/installing process when you restart.

        Yes, I have 2 boot drives, both with  Windows 7, I BELIEVE both were installed on the same machine with the same configuration and I had updated all their drivers completely to be the same. It’s possible the second drive which doesn’t work was installed when I didn’t have an AMD GPU though, so it might not have AMD display drivers, which could be the issue but the AMD GPU I had was a Radeon HD 6850, so I don’t FEEL it should have any effect on the functionality of the integrated GFX of the 2400G APU.

        I’ll change my crash settings aswell so I can have a better look at the error I get

      • #2212667 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I’ll change my crash settings aswell so I can have a better look at the error I get

        Try Nir Sofer’s Portable WinCrashReport : https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/application_crash_report.html

      • #2228462 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        So I checked the video driver on the working installation but there are a LOT of files associated with the driver, I’m not sure how to install all of them. I found an .inf for one and installed that but it didn’t help.

        I’m also pretty sure no crash logs are actually created, couldn’t find any memory.dmp files and of course I can’t actually change the crash settings because I can’t boot into the OS…

        So I don’t think WinCrashReport would help.

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