Hello, my machine is 2 yrs old and recently I have encountered this problem.
It started slowly. While playing League of Legends and Starcraft 2 it would occasionally freeze up, the display would become pixelated and I would have to restart my PC. I could still hear audio, but nothing would respond on screen.
Now, the problem has gotten worse. On start up, the 'starting windows...' screen will freeze and horizontal white lines will appear and then I will recieve a highly distorted BSOD. It said "Attempt to reset the display driver
and recover from timeout failed"
I have used the Bluescreen View utility (By Nirsoft), which was recommended in another post I saw, and I have found that the problem is in "dxgkrnl.sys", "dxgmms1.sys" and, "nvlddmkm.sys".
I have restored to the earliest system restore point available.
Please Help. Thank You for Responding.
Note: I am using an NVidia gtx 470 gpu.