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Windows 7: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

03 Aug 2010   #1
IWillWin

Windows 7
 
 
Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

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Display driver Intel Graphics Accelerator Drivers for Windows 7(R) stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
...For the third time.

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1231/driverp.jpg

This is beginning to freak me out. I don't know one graphic card from another and wouldn't be able to give you the proper information unless you directed me as much.


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03 Aug 2010   #2
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

I've got the same problem with my graphic card and i've got the latest drivers aswell, What graph card are you using?
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03 Aug 2010   #3
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Same thing happened to me but my card was overclocked. Happened when I was playing Alien Swarm on steam but not other games. Game would lock up. Adding a bit more voltage sorted it for me. Used Asus smart doctor for that.
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03 Aug 2010   #4
IWillWin

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legaia View Post
What graph card are you using?
I'm not sure how exactly to find that out.
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03 Aug 2010   #5
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Grab GPUZ. That will give you a bit of info on the card & how it is running.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
Legaia

Windows 7 Professional (64x)
 
 

Right klick on "This Computer"
Klick Properies
device manager
and check under "Video Cards" and you should get the name there
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03 Aug 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I updated my ati card to the latest drivers and the only diff i seen was a lower benchmark score
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03 Aug 2010   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

IWillWin: That message tells you that W7 has encountered a Timeout Detection & Recovery (TDR) event. It means that your video card is not responding as expected. There are many reasons why a TDR would occur and there is not a single reason/solution that works for everyone. Most of the reasons have to do with your hardware.

Can you tell us more about your computer and setup? You should fill in your "My System Specs" as much as possible. Is this a desktop or laptop? New computer or old? W7 the only OS ever installed, or upgrade from what?

Let us know.
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06 Aug 2010   #9
IWillWin

Windows 7
 
 

It's a completely new computer, Windows 7 straight from the box. It's been having this problem only recently.

It's a laptop.

Here's what GPUZ says.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5116/95514959.jpg
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06 Aug 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have a look at this....

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Other Helpful info….

Error - Driver Stopped Responding And Recovered (ATI) or Display Driver nvlddmkm stopped responding (Nvidia) – Do any type of search on these errors and you will get hundreds of hits, even here. This issue started out in Vista and is now seen in Windows 7. As you see, it affects both card manufactures. There are many theories on the causes, as well as solutions, to this problem, but no singular fix seems to work for all. While one fix might work for some, others find they don't work at all. I will however suggest you look at…

-a- Overclocking – If your system is over clocked, chances are that you card is as well. Or, you may be simply overclocking the card by itself. Either way, back off and see what happens.

-b- Overheating – The card could simply be overheating from a faulty or low running fan, to the thermo past on the heat sink wearing out or being inadequate for the job. Inspect the video card and insure everything is in good working order and that there are no loose parts.

-c- Case Cooling – If your case is small and cramped or has inadequate ventilation or fans, well, not only will the case get hot, but so will the components inside, including the CPU and GPU, which puts out enough heat on their own!!! Plus overclocking also causes heat!!! Something to think about.

-d- Power supply - Many of today's GPU's require at least a 450 watt power supply. Is your the power supply adequate for the job? Check with the card manufacture. Also, If the card requires a power connection (4-pin connector) double check to make sure it's connected!

Outside of the above mentioned steps, the best way to go about this one unfortunately is through trial and error. However there have been quite a few people, including me, who have reported that replacing the video card solved the problem. Again, something to think about.
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