Are you trying to play your games on the new Windows 10 OS and they crash? It seems that some Windows 10 users who use PCs powered by the AMD R270X video cards are getting all sorts of errors. In some cases, there is only a black screen that appears instead of the actual game. I am pleased to tell you that we have found a few fixes to solve these issues. Follow the steps listed below for a detailed explanation on how to fix this issue.
The error messages you get while trying to play your games on Windows 10 OS appear mainly because the video card driver is not fully compatible with your Windows 10 OS version. In this tutorial, you will learn how to properly install the driver in compatibility mode and see how it goes from there.
Fix AMD R270X issues on Windows 10
- Reinstall your display adapter driver and run it in compatibility mode
- Refresh your PC
- Disable overclocking software
- Run SFC scan
1. Reinstall your display adapter driver and run it in compatibility mode
- Press and hold the “Windows” button and the “R” button.
- You should have the Run window in front of you.
- In the run dialog box write the following: “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes.
- Press the Enter button.
- Now the Device Manager Window will be in front of you.
- On the left side pane you will need to left click or tap on the “Display Adapters” to expand it.
- Right click or hold tap on the device in the list.
- Left click or tap on the “Uninstall” feature from the menu.
- Check the box next to “Delete driver software“.
- After the uninstall process has finished reboot your Windows 10 PC.
- After the device starts go on the manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver you have available.
Note:Be sure to check with what version of Windows the driver is compatible.
- After the download has finished go to the directory where you saved it.
- Right click or hold tap on the driver executable file.
- From the menu that appears left click or tap on the “Properties” option.
- Left click or tap on the “Compatibility” tab situated in the upper side of the Properties window.
- Put a check mark next to ” Run this program in Compatibility mode”.
- From the drop down menu left click or tap on the operating system for which the driver is compatible.
Note: Windows 8.1 will work for most updated drivers.
- Left click or tap on the “OK” button to save the changes.
- Now right click or hold tap again on the driver executable.
- Select from the menu the “Run as Administrator” feature.
Note: If you are asked for an administrator account and password please write them in.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation process.
- Reboot your Windows 10 PC and see if you still have gaming issues as you did before.
2. Refresh your PC
Note: Before attempting this step please make a back up copy of all your important files, folders and applications.
- Left click or tap on the Start button.
- In the search box of the start button write the following: “refresh”.
- Press the Enter button on the keyboard.
- After the refresh has finished left click or tap on the “Refresh your PC without affecting your files”
- Under the section “Refresh your PC without affecting your files” left click or tap on the “Get Started” button.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the system refresh.
- Reboot your device after the refresh has completed.
- Check again your games to see if they work properly in Windows 10.
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3. Disable overclocking software
If you’ve overclocked your computer, try to disable these tools and check of the issue persists. If you’re using really old AMD R270X graphics cards, chances are they’re not fully compatible with your overclocking software. In this case, you can quickly fix the problem by simply disabling your overclocking tools.
4. Run SFC scan
AMD R270X driver issues or crashes may occur if certain Registry entries are missing or are corrupted. You can fix this issue by repairing your Registry. Before you do anything Registry-related, you need to first back up your computer — just in case anything goes wrong and you need it to restore it to a previous working state.
- Go to Start > type cmd > right-click Command Prompt > select Run as Administrator
- Type the sfc /scannow command > hit Enter
- Wait for the scanning process to complete and then restart your PC. All the corrupted or missing files will be replaced on reboot.
And that is it, you have reached the end of our tutorial. If you followed the steps above in the order they are listed, then you should now be able to play your games in Windows 10 without any issues. If you did encounter additional issues, let us know in the comments section below. We will help you further as soon as possible.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.