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Windows 7: Display Drivers Stop Responding and Then Recover...

25 Jan 2010   #1
Nameless707

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Display Drivers Stop Responding and Then Recover...

Hello,

Currently, I run an EVGA 8800gt graphics card in my computer. My operating system is Windows Home Premium, 64-bit. While playing World of Warcraft a few days ago, I suddenly received the error:

display drivers have stopped responding and recovered. <random stuff about the version of my drivers>

My screen began to fill with distortions and shapes and things of that nature. The colored sections of my game became extremely bright and "fuzzy".

At first, everything went back to normal, but over the next 5 minutes or so the same thing happened 2-3 more times and eventually my system froze. I hard shutdown the system and tried to play again. At first, the issues would not happen in Windows and would only occur if I tried to run WoW or the windows performance test thing. However, eventually, after enough errors, the screen distortion that is characteristic of this problem (which is apparently wide spread) would not go away. It is there 100% of the time, even in the POST screen, which leads me to believe my card has simply died. Specifically, a section of my GRAM might have failed. Basically, what my screen looks like could be described as a distorted version of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, and it is on my screen 100% of the time. Windows has permanently disabled my graphics card (Code 43), and I do not have another card around to test. Also, when I try to re-enable it and I am prompted to restart; nothing changes visually, and the card still shows up as disabled when I return to Windows.

The build is approaching two years old and although I have been plagued with RAM issues this is the first time I have had display issues. I immediately googled for possible solutions to the problem because it kept occurring. I have tried the following solutions:

re-installing the drivers
reverting to older driver versions
reformatting
deleting the entire partition and then reformatting (the fact that old files are retained when i reinstall had me questioning whether or not its even worth it to reinstall for reasons such as this)
removing the card itself and cleaning it (these cards are notorious for running hot and i immediately noticed it when i removed it for cleaning)
loading fail safe BIOS settings
system restore (before reformatting the first time)

Barring hardware failure, I am completely at a loss as to what might have happened to where the things I have done wouldn't repair the problem. I have no problem buying a new card, however I would be very upset if I went out of my way to purchase a new one and then install it and see the same problems. If anyone could shed some light on how I could isolate my problem I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


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25 Jan 2010   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try a replacement card, if it doesn't work the PCI x16 slot is damaged.
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25 Jan 2010   #3
Nameless707

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

really? wow. that is the only piece of hardware i have replaced since i bought the system besides my RAM; it's not even 2 months old. i replaced it because i thought the RAM slots were corrupted in my old board (i was wrong, it was the RAM itself) so i bought a newer version of the same board.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome Nameless 707: You might also want to scroll down to the bottom of this thread and read through some of the many simular threads on this issue. Fabe
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