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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming, error *attempt to reset display driver failed*

06 Feb 2013   #1
tendousoujiooz

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BSOD while gaming, error *attempt to reset display driver failed*

I keep getting BSOD during gaming, especially while playing games like DMC devil may cry, hitman absolution. Everytime I get the same bsod message "attempt to reset display driver failed". I have done clean reinstalling the gpu driver but that didn't solve the problem. I am suspecting that this is a overheating problem but I'm not sure, so I would like to get advices here hopefully. Thank you.


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07 Feb 2013   #2
koolkat77

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07 Feb 2013   #3
tendousoujiooz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

can you please give me a headstart, there's too much information and i'm confused. And btw the BSOD i get is attempt to reset display driver failed, not display driver stopped responding and recovered.. hmm
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07 Feb 2013   #4
koolkat77

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Have you followed any of it?
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07 Feb 2013   #5
tendousoujiooz

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hmm no, i dun know where to start
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07 Feb 2013   #6
koolkat77

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Start from here
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
NOTE: If overclocking, please reset the system to default values while troubleshooting it.

Info on the STOP 0x116 error: BSOD Index
More info on this particular error (applies to all video cards, not just AMD): AMD Game Forums - ATIKMDAG.sys problems and TDR FAQ Link broken
New Link - Thanks to Captain Jack: How to troubleshoot
New link (25 Apr 2012): AMD Game Forums - ATIKMDAG.sys problems and TDR FAQ
31May2011 - More info (Thanks to VirGnarus): NVIDIA Statement on TDR Errors - NVIDIA Forums

Best advice that I've seen about this error (from here: BSOD )
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If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating. Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU. Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference. If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling." - H2SO4
If all that doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest trying a new video card.

A Microsoft article about fixing Video TDR timeout (STOP 0x117) here: "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista
From the 116 link.
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