Resolve ATI Radeon black screen / BSOD crashes on Windows 10
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leo
wrote on August 27, 2016

*Updated on March 6, 2017

Black screens, BSODs, and random screen flickeringĀ happened on Windows 10 build 10586.318 (all latest updates installed) with a desktop Radeon card (Radeon R9 280), at least for me.

It seems like Microsoft decided to break things, when their W10 updates releasedĀ in mid-July began to cause random and frequent black screen crashes (almost daily!).

Solution? Upgrade to the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I can confirm on two PCs with Radeon cards that this resolves the issue, haven’t been having black screens for almost 2 weeks!

Solution

1. Find out your Windows 10 build

  1. Right click on Start and select Run. In the Run window, type winver and hit Enter.

    Right click on Start and select Run. In the Run window, type winver and hit Enter.

  2. ‘About Windows’ is displayed. The latest build number is 14393.82 (as of 1st Sep 2016).

    'About Windows' is displayed.

2. Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update build (14393.xx)

  1. If your build number is 10586.xxx, follow this guide to learn how to update to the Anniversary Update build.

  2. If your build number is already 14393.xx, sorry but I don’t have a solution for you! Let me know in the comments below to see how I may help.

Conclusion

If this article helped you, drop a comment below so we all can know updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Update really resolves the issue.

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