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Windows 7: Display driver stopped responding


18 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Display driver stopped responding

I recently installed Windows 7 and had to manually install drivers. Lately, I've been getting this error while watching internet videos once or twice a day. My screen flickers, goes black for a second, and flashes back and the video screens are green... I don't understand why this is happening but it's really starting to bug me. Any suggestions?



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18 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

We see this a lot where users replace a bunch of drivers given by the Windows 7 installer.

This is not XP. Windows 7 is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can then be imported via the Support Downloads webpage for the computer or device.

You should not change out any drivers given by the installer/updates unless performance problems point to that driver.

You can try to roll back the drivers you changed to the ones given by the installer, then watch optional Updates. But what is often required when this mistake is made is to reinstall Windows 7.
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18 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
We see this a lot where users replace a bunch of drivers given by the Windows 7 installer.

This is not XP. Windows 7 is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can then be imported via the Support Downloads webpage for the computer or device.

You should not change out any drivers given by the installer/updates unless performance problems point to that driver.

You can try to roll back the drivers you changed to the ones given by the installer, then watch optional Updates. But what is often required when this mistake is made is to reinstall Windows 7.
Oh? Well I upgraded from vista to Windows 7 and ... it wiped out my drivers so I reinstalled from the Windows 7 website. Not sure if I understand you correctly.. I should just wait for my computer to suggest an update for the drivers?
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18 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, enable hardware auto-updating here to help get newer drivers delivered via optional Windows Updates quickly: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

After the Vista debacle where manufacturers held out on drivers to force us to buy newer hardware, MS spent a fortune to get drivers into the Windows 7 installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates.

Drivers are automated in Windows 7 so that with rare exception Windows 7 is the authority on its drivers.
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18 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Alrighty. Thanks!
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18 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Try another display driver for your model adapter.

See if optional Updates has any cued. Check the Nvidia site for newer. Check your installed drivers to choose another to try.

You can see the installed ones at Device Manager>Display>Update Driver>Browse>Choose.

Make sure you have the latest flashplayer update, reinstall flashplayer.
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19 May 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I have sampe problem now.. actually when i wanna stram from any player youtube, or whatever, it is not working, freeze 3-4 second and than show green display and said.. "display driver stopped responding and has recovered" my Card is ATI Mobility Radeon 5650, now i m going to resintall windows and check if it's going to fix it.
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19 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Go to the ATI Support Downloads website and update the driver.
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19 May 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I was at their site,, downloaded, but not fixed.. and when i download ati.com and download 1 KB package
AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver


after exctraction itwhen i click setup it's said..
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so i let my SONY LAPTOP update from website which is
but no sux,, and it happens when i stream media from youtube or any player online, but i hope it's not problem of hardware, ,, as i don't want to take it back to sony as i have to finish my project ( please help
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19 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Try the AMD Catalyst Software Suite for 64 bit Windows 7: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...n_win7-64.aspx

Make sure DirectX is updated too: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

If trying all available drivers, with and without the full software package, updating DirectX doesn't help, you may need to reinstall your video card.
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