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Blakes7

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Hi! I installed linux mint in dual boot with windows 10. I booted into linux, checked it out---all good. I booted into windows, and the clock was 4 hours off and the display was 1024 x 768---greyed out. I right clicked the desktop and a message appeared saying no amd driver was installed. My computer is an AMD a10-5800k with built-in graphics radeon hd 7660d. The motherboard is an asus f2a55-m lk. I tried driver booster and it installed a driver---or so it seemed. Same message about no driver installed. I tried to update the driver through device manager---no go. I uninstalled the driver through device manger, and installed the amd catalyst control center. Same. What the hell happened? More important, how do I fix this? The only restore point I have is from driver booster's install. Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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driver installers / boosters are all junk. You can do the same things in Control Panel > Device Manager.
 
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You can fix Windows. Did it work final when you installed first ? If yes, insert the Windows 10 DVD and do an sfc /scannow command through CMD. It should fix broken files. Take a backup + create a restore point before you try.
 

Blakes7

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Thanks for the response. I ran sfc, and after verification I got this message:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
 
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There is an option to Reset Windows using Windows DVD. I hope you are aware that it will make your Windows as if it is just installed ( removes all existing software as well ). If you are interested, give it a try.

As always, take proper backups before trying.
 

Blakes7

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Thanks for the response. 2 days before this,there was a power outage for 3 seconds during a storm. It restarted with no problems, but now I'm wondering if my surge protector didn't work properly, and a surge got through. No problems appeared until I set up the dual boot. I think this because I've noticed the light blinking now and then on the protector. If that's the problem, I guess I need a new computer. It's working, but now somethings wrong. Any ideas on this? I've tried every way I can think of to install the display driver. Thanks.
 

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My 2 cents:

Personally, I don't like the typical dual boot scenario.
Too many things to go wrong and if not an expert with Windows, well, often a reinstall the cure.

IMO, a better scenario is to run Linux virtually.

A plus is that if your hardware is sufficient, a virtual Linux can be accessed at the same time Windows is open, running both at the same time.
I did this years ago on lesser hardware, but today I prefer to boot Puppy Linux from a USB flash drive (with Win 10 installed on my SSD).
 

Blakes7

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Thanks for the response. I'm going to try the reset, and if that doesn't work I'm going to wipe the drive and start over. I figure I'll try this before I buy a new computer so I'll know if it's the computer itself. Thanks.
 

Blakes7

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Finally back. I tried the reset and the same. I wiped the drive, reinstalled---and no problems. I'm going to wait until next weekend to try the dual boot again. Then I'll know windows 10 does something when the grub boot is installed.
 
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