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Windows 7: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

03 Jun 2012   #21
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as you're including optional Updates.
Isit wise to include optional update?


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03 Jun 2012   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

For three posts I stated clearly you need to get your latest drivers in optional Updates. Now you ask me if it's wise to include optional Updates?

You should set your Updates to automatic and install all Updates you receive. This is not XP. Not even one in a million Windows Updates in Win7 foul out. This is how the latest drivers are delivered.
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03 Jun 2012   #23
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
For three posts I stated clearly you need to get your latest drivers in optional Updates. Now you ask me if it's wise to include optional Updates?

You should set your Updates to automatic and install all Updates you receive. This is not XP. Not even one in a million Windows Updates in Win7 foul out. This is how the latest drivers are delivered.
Ah thank i missed your previous post. Is there anyway to set Automatic update everything including optional ones?
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03 Jun 2012   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Under Change Settings in Windows Updates, allow it to install Recommended updates. But you should still check periodically to install any cued optional Updates unless they clearly are not needed. You can always ask here in if in doubt.
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04 Jun 2012   #25
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi,

Just today i experience the same thing again. My pc shut down and restarted on its own.. Does this has to do with the driver again??
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04 Jun 2012   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Well if you keep updating your video driver and then the problem occurs, stop updating your video driver. Roll back to the previous driver that worked and leave it alone.
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04 Jun 2012   #27
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried to right-click setup then choose Run as Administrator again. I wonder am i using the correct driver and other better ones? Currently updated with "Intel VGA driver".
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04 Jun 2012   #28
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you have tried different drivers and the problem still occurs, you will have to consider the possibility that you have a hardware problem with your integrated graphics chip.

Do you have a local repair shop that can check it out for you? Failing that, you could contact eMachine's support and see what they say.

You might even want to consider buying a dedicated graphics card if your motherboard has a spare slot.
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04 Jun 2012   #29
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If you have tried different drivers and the problem still occurs, you will have to consider the possibility that you have a hardware problem with your integrated graphics chip.

Do you have a local repair shop that can check it out for you? Failing that, you could contact eMachine's support and see what they say.

You might even want to consider buying a dedicated graphics card if your motherboard has a spare slot.
Is there anyway to check if my graphic card has problem myself now?

And secondly what are the other Drivers i can test out with? Thanks
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04 Jun 2012   #30
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Things I would do before taking it to a shop and pay and trust some "unknown" person.
  • Make sure auto restart on system failure is turned off (see screen print below).
  • Maybe there is an error message or BSOD / memory dump, that isn't being seen or known.
  • Run a Memory test (Memtest86).
  • Run a System File Check (SFC).
  • Run A Windows Check Disk.
  • Install a utility and check temperatures to eliminate a possible overheating issue (not likely, but...).
This thread/issue seems to be based on the assumption that the Video driver is causing the problem.
I haven't seen a screen print for the error message that was reported in the OP.
Maybe the outdated driver message and the system crash are unrelated and just coincidence???
I understand it may be a driver / IGP problem, but I'm not sure.

There are a lot of more knowledgeable people than me in this thread with suggestions and I respect that.
I'm just throwing MY ideas out, and what i would do.
If I'm way off base and my ideas are "stupid", feel free to say so.
I won't be offended/hurt if someone says "That's the worst idea since UNsliced bread"

Guess I'm curious as to my own troubleshooting approach.
I don't want to try and help people on this Forum (or anywhere) and give bad info and cause problems/frustration for them.

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