Windows 10: Random BSODs with VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE, atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       08 Oct 2016 #1

    Random BSODs with VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE, atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys

    Hi Everyone,
    I have been experiencing this BSOD problem from a long time now as far as i can remember. I had my PC assembled in 2014 and it started after some time then. And this continues till now. In between there have been periods when there were no BSODs and sometimes it goes on days without any crash. But it suddenly has gotten worse.
    Now i had win 7 installed earlier but then i purchased win 10 and the error message still is related to atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys with VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. I have read extensively about this online and it seems there might be problem with the graphic drivers (most likely) or with the hardware but i have installed the updated drivers for my graphic card which is AMD RADEON HD 5450. From my earlier post on this forum i got to know that that series of graphic cards are no longer maintained by AMD and fall under Legacy cards. Could that be a problem?

    I am literally bashing my head against a wall here because i could not seem to find the cause of these random BSODs. I cleaned my PC today and checked for any hardware damage but everything seems to fine. The BSODs are increasing in frequency so much that i am posting this post in safe mode with networking because of a BSOD just now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated in resolving this frustrating crash problem.

    Also i made a video of when a crash happens, i think that might help in diagnosing the issue:

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,598
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Oct 2016 #2

    Please use a restore point to remove this programs and all changes that has been made with it
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    Random BSODs with VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE, atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys Diagnostic Test Random BSODs with VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE, atikmpag.sys or atikmdag.sys

    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

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    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

    Make a photo of the result and post it.

    If errors show up you can stop the test, remove all sticks but 1 and test this single stick in each slot for 8 passes or until errors show, switch sticks and repeat.
    If errors show up and you see them a lot later, no problem, the errors don't affect the test.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks, i will do the above suggested Memtest and report back here soon.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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