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Windows 7: Display Driver not working for Toshiba Satellite p205


13 Oct 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Display Driver not working for Toshiba Satellite p205

Hello,
I'm having a problem with a driver. I have a Satellite P205 Toshiba laptop. It's running windows 7 home premium 32 nit. The driver is for: Mobile Intel 945 express chipset family(Microsoft Corp WDDM 1.0) The driver is up to date and i think it might be corrupted or something. What keeps happening is whenever i open a game i have the display goes black and then comes back up and has an alert that says: "Display Driver Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver for Windows Vista stopped responding and has resolved". After this alert comes up (about a second later) either the screen freezes up or the screen looses the display entirely. I don't know why his is happening, i have the driver up to date i have also unistalled and re-installed the driver and it still doesn't work. Also the alert message i got says the driver is running in Vista while i am running Windows 7. Does anyone have any solutions they can give me?


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25 Oct 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Bump! The problem still persists. When i open the game program and everything loads up the display flickers and comes back on with that error message before freezing completely or going to black. The driver for my display accelerator is up to date and has been re-installed 2 times. I think its weird that the error message refers to Vista when i have windows 7. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
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25 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Redmann,

WIN | type DEVMGMT.MSC | ENTER
Right-click on you graphics adapter
choose properties
First choose disable
Now choose uninstall.
shut down your laptop.
Power up laptop.
Screen will probably be 600 x 800
Wait a minute or two. You will probably get a message about restarting.
In any case, do a restart.

Is screen back to normal?

If not, go to Windows Update and see if it finds an "update" for your graphics adapter.

You can also try going back into devmgmt, clicking on the display adapter and choose the have Windows look for a driver. I've never had any luck with this approach.

Of course, another way out is to go to the Toshiba website and fetch the Win 7 driver for your laptop.
Toshiba Support - Homepage
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25 Oct 2010   #4

 
 

Hi redman, welcome to the forums & apologies for the late reply

You could try downloading a fresh new driver from the Intel website

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...=2301&lang=eng

Installing this may/will overwrite your existing drivers and should fix the issue.


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25 Oct 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Orbital Shark as I goofed bad. I saw the part about display problems and glossed over the Intel chipset cause.

Your advise is correct and mine is wrong.
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25 Oct 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Thanks Orbital Shark as I goofed bad. I saw the part about display problems and glossed over the Intel chipset cause.

Your advise is correct and mine is wrong.
You're selection is still valid as it would force Windows to re-install the GFX driver through different means +1 new green pip for you

I've had to advise the same to a few members here.
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25 Oct 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

i tried the link to intel and downloaded the driver and installed it and restarted my laptop. I tried playing the game and again it did not work and gave me the same error. To clarify to give you guys all angles: the game in question is World of Warcraft which is a high end game and im running it at lowest graphics. It only happens on some characters in some areas of the games but not in others. I also was able to take a pic of the error message that is shown that claims it has recovered before just freezing: http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...windows007.jpg

I hope these extra tidbits will be helpful
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25 Oct 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Redman,

Go into device managment. Are there any yellow triangles or red Xs on any of the entries there?

Also so that we have more info to work on, would you please complete your system specs? Here is how:


HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS


In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.


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25 Oct 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I updated my specs to the best of my knowledge using Speccy, and the only device that had a yellow triangle was Mass Storage Controller
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25 Oct 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

When you get a chance go to the Toshiba support site and naviagate thru everyting to tell the model complete with that suffix. You might need to turn your laptop upside down to get the complete info they want. Of course, select Win 7 32 bit and work from most recent back to get the latest and greatest drivers from Toshiba. I advise agaoint their "package" update but rather picking what you need.
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