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Stop display driver being loaded in windows 8

I have a laptop that the display card went wrong.  I am waiting for the replacement.  In the mean time, I need to disable and uninstall the display driver from AMD, because it crashes the laptop and give me a blue screen.  What I notice is that I can still work on Safe mode without causing blue screen,  I try to disable the driver and even uninstall it in Device Manager.  It seems to automatically reinstall.  Is there a way to temporary configure to not use the AMD driver but the windows native driver.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The card (or circuit) is still there in the laptop and not removable (at least not normally). So even though bad, it is there and going to try to load. There is no Add Hardware feature in Windows 8. It is automatic so it will always try to load the device.

You need to wait for the replacement. That is about all you can do.

... Thinkpads_User
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MiftaulCommented:
Please Right Click My Computer, and select Manage.
Select Device Manager, under the display, right click on the display adaptor, select Properties, under the driver tab, click uninstall. Once uninstalled, do no restart the computer, again go to dispay adaptop properties and this time click Disable on the driver tab.

Now reboot the laptop, it will open with the standard vga driver. Does it work now.
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tommym121Author Commented:
Miftaul,
Once uninstalled, I do not see any more display adapter tab
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The computer is probably not going to react properly with such a hardware fault.

.... Thinkpads_User
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MiftaulCommented:
Tommym121

Can you please just disable the display adaptop in next reboot.

You need to find the replacement soon.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Since disabling the faulty display adapter did not allow a different display, disabling it again will just result in the same issue. The computer is broken at this point.

.... Thinkpads_User
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McKnifeCommented:
It should be possible to start in safe mode and then change the driver to the generic Microsoft driver which even allows high resolutions (but no acceleration). Should boot without error then.
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tommym121Author Commented:
thinkpads_user,

You are right. Nothing I can do except waiting for the replacement.  Try all and nothing works well
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MiftaulCommented:
I don't think my answers worked anyway, could you please take out the points off me so it doesn't confuse the future readers
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McKnifeCommented:
Out of interest: so you changed to the generic driver as I proposed and it did not work? What happened?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@tommym121 - Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.


.... Thinkpads_User
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