Windows 10: Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup

Discus and support Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello, about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my very good running Win 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. First it worked good but than the problems started. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Monelix, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Monelix Win User

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup


    about 2 weeks ago I upgraded my very good running Win 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. First it worked good but than the problems started.

    The system froze all of a sudden. OK - reset and go on but it got worse. I could not even start the computer any more because it froze during loading autostart software.

    Finally I found out that my ATI Graphic Board 260x or better the driver is causing the problem. When I started the computer in Safe Mode and uninstalled the driver I could start the computer normally and without problems. For uninstalling I used the Software AMD said you should use.

    But with the standard driver from MS I couldn't play games of course. It was just ok for office work.....

    So I tried a lot of things but with driver, doesn't matter which one I tried, it did not work.

    I finally found out that I do not have this file in my windows directory and copied it from windows.old to try what it will cause. And now the computer at least booted but took a few minutes. Strange

    So after a loot of search in the internet I decided to buy a new Graphic board. AMD seems to have a huge problems with Windows 10 and this problem (see the Forum there) and they have no solution.

    I tried a lot of other things too but no luck.

    Now the computer is booting but still needs several minutes after startup (why do I have a SSD *Smile). But than it works. After a few hours I get an error that Microsoft isn't working and than I can just close Browser for example but everything with Windows, e.g. start button, does not work anymore -> reset.........

    Still the problem seems to bee the same file: Atikmdag.sys

    I read also that other hardware/software/drivers may need it but which one? Do I have them? Why is it loading if I do not have/need it? How can I solve this problem?

    Because I need my computer also for work I am really interested in finding a solution without a new installation which will cause many days of work to get everything back to normal.

    Thanks a lot in advance!!

    Monelix, Jul 20, 2016

  2. Recent updates is causing problems during startup and inability to use taskbar, windows key menu, and charms.

    I am currently having problems with my computer due to a recent update a few days ago. What happened before any major problems occurred was that the update never fully completed when I shut down my machine, and it took a significant amount of time for my
    machine to boot back up when I turn it on.

    Problems I am currently experiencing are:

    -I am unable to use the taskbar as it will not allow me to press any of the shortcuts as well as the windows key, cortana, and the button that shows all the active progarms. It will however, interact with my mouse as it lights up when you hover on them as well
    as see any active programs. I also have the ability to right-click on the taskbar. Unfortunately, the taskbar occasionally freezes up as well.

    -I am unable to access any charms menus either through the windows start menu or the New notifications button. Because of this, I only have access of my computer settings through the control panel by right-clicking on the windows button.

    I have downloaded the WIndows 10 Upgrade Assistant at Download Windows 10 and ran the update but it always end with an error giving me an error code :0xc1900107

    Looking at other people's questions, I ran Event Viewer ->Windows Logs and under application i pressed "opened". I am not too sure what to look for but noticeable error was with task category of "database corruption". the first instance has the description

    "svchost (2420) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-4159056592-3872940080-1696294354-1001: A bad page link (error -327) has been detected in a B-Tree (ObjectId: 15, PgnoRoot: 36) of database C:\Users\Family\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb (578 => 580,

    after that, all the other database corruption errors is

    "svchost (2420) TILEREPOSITORYS-1-5-21-4159056592-3872940080-1696294354-1001: Data inconsistency detected in table Tile of database C:\Users\Family\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb (583,5080)."

    I should also add that before, I could not get the computer to fully start and it was forever stuck at the loading screen with the spinning white circles. I had tried to system restore the computer to its previous saved point under the boot menu options but
    there was no available point it could load back into. I then tried the start-up repair option but it could not do it as it says there were errors. I then tried to do the factory restart option that removes all apps and programs but also kept my files, but
    that as well faced errors. After I did all that, I restarted my computer and this time it wasn't stuck on the loading screen and I was able to login where I am currently at right now.
    Leonard Co, Jul 20, 2016
  3. Recent updates is causing problems during startup and inability to use taskbar, windows key menu, and charms.

    Hi Leonard,

    In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific
    driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.

    If a driver or update you are being offered is causing system crashes or instability and Windows was operating correctly prior to that update, you can follow these instructions below from the link to prevent the unwanted driver
    or update from being installed:

    How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10:

    Write to us, if you need further assistance.

    Thank You.
    ThofikhAhamad, Jul 20, 2016
  4. axe0 New Member

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup

    Please check ASUS for BIOS updates.

    Please remove / disable items from the startup in taskmanager
    These programs could interfere with the boot process giving you trouble and increase the boot time.

    Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
    Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

    • Uninstall Daemon Tools
    • Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
      • Double click the executable to open it
      • Click on the button shown below

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup [​IMG]

    If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup [​IMG]
    Warning Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
    If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.
    An easy way to get remove these drivers is by using a restore point prior the installation.

    Please uninstall this program and revert back the changes it made using a restore point or another system backup
    Code: Start Menu\Programs\WinThruster Public:Start Menu\Programs\WinThruster Public[/quote] Please uninstall ASUS software, it is known for causing BSODs

    Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely including PSU, cooling and other used stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor, case, etc.
    The PSU, cooling and other stuff are NOT mentioned in the tool.How to fill in your system specs:

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup [​IMG]

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup [​IMG]
  5. Monelix Win User

    Thanks a lot!

    1. ASUS Bios Update: I already did but no more updates at the moment
    2. WinThruster: already uninstalled and never used!
    3. Daemon Tool lite: I uninstalled it a few minutes ago

    As soon as I can reboot I will check how it works and go on with your hints and post it here.

    Again: THANKS!
    Monelix, Jul 20, 2016
  6. Monelix Win User

    1. SPTD: no driver detected
    2. AI Suite II is uninstalled (ASUS)
    3. I changed some things in Autostart - not yet all "off" to test, just some do not start any more

    As soon as I restart the system I will give another feedback and will go on with your suggestions.

    Monelix, Jul 20, 2016
  7. axe0 New Member
    Thanks for keeping me updated *Smile
  8. Monelix Win User

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup

    OK, sorry for the delay!

    I uploaded the details a few minutes ago on SevenForums (same NickName).

    But what is "PSU" please *Smile ?

    It is different meanwhile, but still the same problem: It takes 1-5 minutes for booting but somehow different. Today I had big problems to enter the system! Before it felt "better". It is also freezing after a few hours. Browsers etc. are still working, but if you want to open a new software e.g. it does not work anymore -> Reset (to press New Start does not work any more).

    Just in case, I also uploaded the new log-files here.

    Thanks a lot!!
    Monelix, Jul 24, 2016
  9. axe0 New Member
    PSU = Power Supply Unit, the part that provides the power to your system.

    Could you please remove DB3, if it already is uninstalled check the Program Files folders to delete the folder.

    What site exactly? I cannot find your name back on the Windows 7 Help Forums

    Your ASMedia sata controller drivers seem to be causing all the crashes of today.
    Please check ASUS for driver updates or reinstall the drivers.
    Code: Child-SP RetAddr : Args to Child : Call Site ffffd000`2546f398 fffff800`fcb6c4e9 : 00000000`0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff801`0421e064 ffffd000`2546fc80 : nt!KeBugCheckEx ffffd000`2546f3a0 fffff800`fcb6bdfc : ffffd000`2546f5f0 fffff800`fcb5de6a fffff800`fccb7c20 ffffd000`25470468 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69 ffffd000`2546f4e0 fffff800`fcb679ed : fffff800`fcd4f000 fffff800`fca1f000 0004c644`007ca000 ffffd000`2546fb20 : nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+0x7c ffffd000`2546f520 fffff800`fca89469 : 00000000`00000003 00000000`00000056 ffffd000`2546fb20 00000000`00000003 : nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd ffffd000`2546f550 fffff800`fcb10ffc : ffffd000`25470468 ffffd000`25470180 ffffd000`25470468 ffffb002`00000001 : nt!RtlDispatchException+0x429 ffffd000`2546fc50 fffff800`fcb6c5c2 : ffffe001`c6241080 fffff800`fcc27755 00000000`00000169 00000000`00000001 : nt!KiDispatchException+0x144 ffffd000`25470330 fffff800`fcb6aca1 : ffffd000`25470620 ffffe001`00000000 ffffe001`c6241001 fffff800`00000000 : nt!KiExceptionDispatch+0xc2 ffffd000`25470510 fffff801`0421e064 : ffffe001`bea7d670 ffffe001`00000000 00000000`0000016d 00000000`00000001 : nt!KiPageFault+0x221 (TrapFrame @ ffffd000`25470510) ffffd000`254706a0 ffffe001`bea7d670 : ffffe001`00000000 00000000`0000016d 00000000`00000001 ffffe001`c4005790 : asmtxhci+0x1e064 ffffd000`254706a8 ffffe001`00000000 : 00000000`0000016d 00000000`00000001 ffffe001`c4005790 fffff801`049690d0 : 0xffffe001`bea7d670 ffffd000`254706b0 00000000`0000016d : 00000000`00000001 ffffe001`c4005790 fffff801`049690d0 ffffe001`c10db100 : 0xffffe001`00000000 ffffd000`254706b8 00000000`00000001 : ffffe001`c4005790 fffff801`049690d0 ffffe001`c10db100 00000000`00000001 : 0x16d ffffd000`254706c0 ffffe001`c4005790 : fffff801`049690d0 ffffe001`c10db100 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 : 0x1 ffffd000`254706c8 fffff801`049690d0 : ffffe001`c10db100 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xffffe001`c4005790 ffffd000`254706d0 ffffe001`c10db100 : 00000000`00000001 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : asmthub3+0x90d0 ffffd000`254706d8 00000000`00000001 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`c0000910 : 0xffffe001`c10db100 ffffd000`254706e0 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`c0000910 ffffe001`c0613020 : 0x1 Bugcheck code 0000003B Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff801`0421e064 ffffd000`2546fc80 00000000`00000000 Debug session time: Mon Jul 25 13:17:16.708 2016 (UTC + 2:00) System Uptime: 0 days 0:15:15.403 0: kd> lmvm asmthub3 Browse full module list start end module name fffff801`04960000 fffff801`04985000 asmthub3 T (no symbols) Loaded symbol image file: asmthub3.sys Image path: asmthub3.sys Image name: asmthub3.sys Browse all global symbols functions data Timestamp: Mon Jun 24 19:16:39 2013 (51C87EF7) CheckSum: 00023D78 ImageSize: 00025000 Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4 0: kd> lmvm asmtxhci Browse full module list start end module name fffff801`04200000 fffff801`0426d000 asmtxhci T (no symbols) Loaded symbol image file: asmtxhci.sys Image path: asmtxhci.sys Image name: asmtxhci.sys Browse all global symbols functions data Timestamp: Thu Sep 10 11:38:13 2015 (55F14F85) CheckSum: 0007A74F ImageSize: 0006D000 Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4[/quote]
  10. Monelix Win User

    Do you have access to: 's Seven Forums Profile ?

    I can not find a folder "db3" in "Programme", "ProgramData" or "Programme (x86). And I do have no clue what db3 could be. I will check this out. Does it belong to TeamMedia Portal? Just an idea....

    The ASUS driver I will check now!!!

    Monelix, Jul 24, 2016
  11. axe0 New Member
    I have access to your profile, but I probably couldn't find it because your profile indicates zero posts.

    DB3 is Driver Booster 3 *Wink
  12. Monelix Win User
    Monelix, Jul 24, 2016
  13. axe0 New Member

    Atikmdag.sys causing huge problems during startup

    That is ok, but the Intel Smart Connect Technology is better to be ignored, it has lately caused many BSODs.
  14. Monelix Win User
    Spec at least as picture...

    Attachment 92067

    Oh: PSU: BeQuiet Dark Power 11 - 850 Watt
    be quiet!
    Monelix, Jul 24, 2016
  15. Monelix Win User

    The new driver is installed (just one; second will not start...). Now I have to reboot which I will do later and than try to install the second driver and check if it changed. I will show you than.
    Monelix, Jul 24, 2016

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