Error 1603 (Aka the Middle Finger)

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  1. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Ok, this is a new one for me. I never had issues with AMD drivers. (Everything below is on the latest version of Windows 11)
    https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-kb1603

    Basically, I am always running the AMD GPU driver installer with the settings of: factory reset + preserving the settings. I rarely used DDU as of late.

    The Process I went through:

    - Cleaning starts, AMD tool deletes the existing driver, restarts, I get BSOD.
    - System reboots after BSOD, another BSOD.
    - After multiple restarts, I get into recovery and use system restore.
    - System boots, running DDU, full cleaning, start to install the driver - error 1603
    - Safe mode; DDU; reboot; install the driver - again, error 1603
    - Started googling, found and tested several commands and solutions:
    1. Framework (all of them) - updated; Visual C++ (all of them) - updated; Windows security - disabled; full permissions granted to the folder
    2. run cmd:

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth - everything is fine
    sfc /scannow - also everything is fine

    Basically, after several restarts, the issue is still there.

    Interestingly if I use the AMD cleanup tool manually or allow the driver to use it - the result is BSOD + loop during boot.
    If I use DDU, everything is fine; however, during installation, error 1603. Again.

    The best part - is I thought something was with the latest beta driver. I tried the previous driver, which worked fine before- the same issue, error 1603.

    What magic is this?

    In the end, I decided to wipe the whole system, tried the latest driver, and it installed just fine.
    What. The. Hell.?

    I wonder if it has anything to do with this?

    Has anyone else had this issue? Literally, I was dumbfounded at the end of this process.
     
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  2. illusiveman

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    I don't think that it has anything to do with that because that feature is not yet released. Most likely win11 is still in alpha and everything is just a big Alpha test... that's why I wait at least a year before I update to a new windows version.
     
  3. Crisidelm

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    My bet is on some Registry corruption
     
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  4. cryohellinc

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    Probably. But the only cause of that can be Windows Update itself.
     

  5. Astyanax

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    remove the ryzenmaster sdk plugin from the driver.
     
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  6. cryohellinc

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    Not something I can test now, as I've reinstalled the system. But I will keep it in mind in case it happens again. Thank you.
     
  7. =GGC=Phantomblu

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    Even I like you I am on the latest Build Windows 11 Dev . [Build 22593.1.0] . The first installation tested on another build and had the problem, but 'Smart App was not working, on this last made the installation on clean operating system, reinstalled, with Smart App working .... . Always the same initial problem error 1603 . For me it's not a problem driver or Smart App I think more' to a change of pace on the same operating system, functions or things like that at the basic level of api, dll etc. The problem is reported as a bug through various channels, both Amd, and Microsoft..
     
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  8. cryohellinc

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one the latest Win 11 that had this issue. Also reported it to AMD/Microsoft.
     
  9. KissSh0t

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    Does it act this way on a clean installation of windows?
     
  10. cryohellinc

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    No, it's perfectly fine on a fully clean install.
     

  11. KissSh0t

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    Just out of curiosity, are you running the chipset driver v4.03.03.431 ?

    When I was using that I started to have some strange issue with my system, went back to the earlier 3.09.01.140 and everything is acting normally again, I'm wondering if maybe the chipset driver is doing something to your system.
     
  12. cryohellinc

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    Before I wiped the whole system - I thought about that and removed the Chipset driver as well.

    The issue was the same, so I think indeed it was some registry corruption that caused this.
     
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  13. =GGC=Phantomblu

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    It should be related to a problem of an AMD security key related to the TPM .... AMD is aware of this....
    Now I have found this too and I want to investigate
    https://docs.microsoft.com/it-it/tr...cation-management/msi-installation-error-1603



    It works , I did my tests .. From what I did you have to click on the folder, open properties and where you find written security you have to give permissions for System for a complete control, I also gave it for administrators. It worked.. No problem in the installation . I realized, however, that this problem of permissions also exists in other contexts ..., making an example also in AMD Ryzen Master ...
     
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  14. bobalazs

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    The issue was the same, so I think indeed it was some registry corruption that caused this.
    It is registry corruption. This middle finger error happened while installing a rx 480 driver a year ago. I was dumb enough to turn off the pc in the middle of driver installation. It screwed up the windows registry of course. To the point that i could not install the driver afterwards because it failed with this middle finger error. (1603) DDU and such does not help of course, since it does not fix windows (registry)
    At this point what options you have is, restore a mirror image such as macrium reflect backup.
    Instead i tried and successfully installed a driver with different version number.
     
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    System restore to pre driver install state - it's a life saver really
     

  16. Espionage724

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    I've had this happen for the first time ever with a 6600 XT and both the May preview driver and 22.5.1 (post). In my case, I installed "Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop" and both drivers installed fine. I was using Windows 10 (LTSC 2021). I've installed dozens of AMD drivers for a RX 580 over the years on both 10 and 11 under different scenarios and never saw error 1603.

    V60 of that popular VC Redist repack didn't help. I had to track down that specific VCLib and install it.

    Edit: Still happens with 22.5.2 on LTSC 2021 as of yesterday. Installing the lib fixes it. Oddly the same VCLib is bundled in the driver, and although I haven't tried it, I wonder why it isn't being installed before the package that depends on it?
     
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  17. bobalazs

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    I've had issues with VC Redist before. A pretty bad one, that i caused, by removing the installer of vcredist from some Appdata folder.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/an...-error.html?childToView=617853#comment-617853
    this was the solution, but it was very hard to find. Couldn't basically install any program that needed vcredist without an error.
     
  18. cryohellinc

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    Strange that so many people seem to have issues with this right now.
     
  19. The Creator

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    I had this (fake) generic error with preview driver May 2022 caused by:
    ERROR The driver install of C:\AMD\AMD-Software-Preview-Driver-May-2022\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\U0379221.INF has failed. Error code returned: 0x0000000D. Corresponding HRESULT code: 0x8007000D. For more details, please see setupapi.dev.log which is located in %SystemRoot%\inf
    Code:
    >>>  [Device Install (DiInstallDriver) - C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf]
    >>>  Section start 2022/05/14 15:19:48.253
          cmd: atieclxx
         ndv: Flags: 0x00000000
         ndv: INF path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf
         dvs: {DrvSetupInstallDriver - C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf}
         dvs:      Flags: 0x00000000
         dvs:      {Driver Setup Import Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:48.290
         sto:           {Copy Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:48.294
         sto:                Driver Package = C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf
         sto:                Flags          = 0x00000007
         sto:                Destination    = C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}
         sto:                Copying driver package files to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}'.
         flq:                {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT} 15:19:48.303
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendrmgr.sys' to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendrmgr.sys'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.cat' to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.cat'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.inf' to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.inf'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendr.sys' to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.sys'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\AMD\amdfendr\amdfendrsr.ex_' to 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendrsr.exe'.
         flq:                {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT - exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:48.783
         sto:           {Copy Driver Package: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:48.784
         ump:           Import flags: 0x00000000
         pol:           {Driver package policy check} 15:19:48.813
         pol:           {Driver package policy check - exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:48.814
         sto:           {Stage Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:48.815
         inf:                Provider       = AMD
         inf:                Class GUID     = {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
         inf:                Driver Version = 12/06/2021,21.50.0.1
         inf:                Catalog File   = amdfendr.cat
         inf:                Version Flags  = 0x00000041
         inf:                {Query Configurability: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:48.822
         inf:                     Driver package uses WDF.
         inf:                     Driver package 'amdfendr.inf' is configurable.
         inf:                {Query Configurability: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:48.825
         flq:                {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT} 15:19:48.826
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendrmgr.sys' to 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendrmgr.sys'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.cat' to 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendr.cat'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.inf' to 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendr.inf'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendr.sys' to 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendr.sys'.
         flq:                     Copying 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\{53960f91-8fc9-ce44-bbfc-102b974a5028}\amdfendrsr.exe' to 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendrsr.exe'.
         flq:                {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT - exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.294
         sto:                {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT VALIDATE} 15:19:49.295
         sig:                     Driver package catalog is valid.
         sig:                     {_VERIFY_FILE_SIGNATURE} 15:19:49.308
         sig:                          Key      = amdfendr.inf
         sig:                          FilePath = C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendr.inf
         sig:                          Catalog  = C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}\amdfendr.cat
         sig:                          Success: File is signed in catalog.
         sig:                     {_VERIFY_FILE_SIGNATURE exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.313
         sto:                {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT VALIDATE: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.599
         sig:                Signer Score  = 0x0D000005 (WHQL)
         sig:                Signer Name   = Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
         sig:                Submission ID = 30001810_14394295992936489_1152921505694284039
         sto:                {Core Driver Package Import: amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0} 15:19:49.599
         sto:                     {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT BEGIN} 15:19:49.599
         sto:                     {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT BEGIN: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.599
         cpy:                     {Copy Directory: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\Temp\{1d2d0162-2dd9-1b45-87fa-59a0f60e0498}} 15:19:49.615
         cpy:                          Target Path = C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0
         cpy:                     {Copy Directory: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.662
         idb:                     {Register Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:49.709
         idb:                          Created driver package object 'amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0' in SYSTEM database node.
         idb:                          Created driver INF file object 'oem49.inf' in SYSTEM database node.
         idb:                          Registered driver package 'amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0' with 'oem49.inf'.
         idb:                     {Register Driver Package: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.709
         idb:                     {Publish Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0\amdfendr.inf} 15:19:49.709
         idb:                          Activating driver package 'amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0'.
         cpy:                          Published 'amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0\amdfendr.inf' to 'oem49.inf'.
         idb:                          Indexed 2 device IDs for 'amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0'.
         sto:                          Flushed driver database node 'SYSTEM'. Time = 110 ms
         idb:                     {Publish Driver Package: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:49.831
         sto:                     {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT END} 15:19:49.850
         dvi:                          Flushed all driver package files to disk. Time = 109 ms
         sig:                          Installed catalog 'amdfendr.cat' as 'oem49.cat'.
         sto:                          {Reflect Driver Package: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0\amdfendr.inf}
         sto:                               Flags          = 0x0000047F
         dvi:                               {Configure Device: ROOT\AMDLOG\0000}
         dvi:                                    Device Instance Id = ROOT\AMDLOG\0000
         dvi:                                    Updating existing device instance.
         dvi:                                    Marked device for re-installation.
         dvi:                               {Configure Device: exit(0x00000000)}
         flq:                               {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT} 15:19:50.647
         flq:                               {FILE_QUEUE_COMMIT - exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.647
         sto:                          {Reflect Driver Package: exit(0x00000000)}
         dvi:                          {Install Root Device: ROOT\AMDLOG\0000} 15:19:50.647
         dvi:                               {Register Device - ROOT\AMDLOG\0000}
         dvi:                               {Register Device - exit(0x00000000)}
         dvi:                               Install Device: Setting up device. 15:19:50.647
         dvi:                               Install Device: Setting up device completed. 15:19:50.647
         dvi:                          {Install Root Device: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.647
         sto:                     {DRIVERSTORE IMPORT END: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.647
         sto:                {Core Driver Package Import: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.647
         sto:           {Stage Driver Package: exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.647
         dvs:           Driver Package:
         dvs:                Outcome        - Imported
         dvs:                Driver INF     - amdfendr.inf (oem49.inf)
         dvs:                Class GUID     - {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
         dvs:                Driver Version - 12/06/2021,21.50.0.1
         dvs:      {Driver Setup Import Driver Package - exit (0x00000000)} 15:19:50.701
         dvs:      {Driver Setup Update Device: ROOT\AMDLOG\0000} 15:19:50.712
         utl:           {Select Drivers - ROOT\AMDLOG\0000} 15:19:50.714
         utl:                Driver Node:
         utl:                     Status         - Selected | Installed
         utl:                     Driver INF     - oem16.inf (C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_dd6924b1303c8010\amdfendr.inf)
         utl:                     Class GUID     - {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
         utl:                     Driver Version - 02/24/2022,22.10.0.1
         utl:                     Configuration  - ROOT\AMDLOG [AMDFENDR_INSTALL]
         utl:                     Driver Rank    - 00FF0000
         utl:                     Signer Score   - WHQL (0D000005)
         utl:                     Submission ID  - 30001810_13939581722735854_1152921505694592537
         utl:                Driver Node:
         utl:                     Status         - Outranked
         utl:                     Driver INF     - oem49.inf (C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\amdfendr.inf_amd64_090b9f5adef247c0\amdfendr.inf)
         utl:                     Class GUID     - {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
         utl:                     Driver Version - 12/06/2021,21.50.0.1
         utl:                     Configuration  - ROOT\AMDLOG
         utl:                     Driver Rank    - 00FF0000
         utl:                     Signer Score   - WHQL (0D000005)
         utl:                     Submission ID  - 30001810_14394295992936489_1152921505694284039
         utl:           {Select Drivers - exit(0x00000000} 15:19:50.723
         dvs:           Device does not need an update.
    !    dvs:           No better matching drivers found for device 'ROOT\AMDLOG\0000'.
         dvs:      {Driver Setup Update Device - exit(0x00000000)} 15:19:50.725
    !    dvs:      No devices were updated.
         dvs: {DrvSetupInstallDriver - exit(00000103)}
    <<<  Section end 2022/05/14 15:19:50.757
    <<<  [Exit status: FAILURE(0x00000103)]

    Now with Adrenalin 22.5.2, everything is ok. I can't reproduce the error on the same system.
     
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  20. NvidiaFreak650

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    I'm on Windows 11 Build 22621.1 and I too get that error. I will try later on a clean install of Windows 11 22621.1 (RTM) if the issue went away.
    so far upgrading from Windows 11 build 22000.708 to build 22621.1 and up cause this Error 1603 when installing AMD software.
     

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