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Windows 7: display driver problem


04 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
display driver problem

Howdy

I am having this problem where my monitor just goes blank and then a few seconds my desktop comes back as it was before. I have been getting a message sometimes after it happens saying something like the display driver failed but has now recovered.

I had a more severe version of the problem just a little while ago where the monitor had gone to sleep and I could not wake it with the mouse. I actually had to reboot to make it work again.

Ive looked in device manager and looks ok there, This is a very new computer and has just had a fresh install a couple of days ago so I cant see it being anything major.

Help appreciated

Thanks


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04 Nov 2012   #2

 

hi,

have you tried to re-install or update graphics card's drivers?
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04 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I only reformatted and re-installed my system 2 days ago. The whole system is less than 1 yr old. Gone to device manager and Windows tells me the graphics driver is up to date
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04 Nov 2012   #4

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What is the exact date of your graphics driver?
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04 Nov 2012   #5

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Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Use the automatic scanning option, to scan for the latest drivers for your graphics card.
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04 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm not at my computer for a while today, Can you please tell me where to find the automatic scanning option. Is it obvious? I haven't seen it there before
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04 Nov 2012   #7

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Click the link I provided you with, and then it's Option 2, there's a grey box named Graphics Drivers; you will want to click that.
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04 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi

This is the result of the scan

Product Current
Installed Driver Latest Driver
Update GeForce GTX 550 Ti 306.97 Your PC currently has the latest driver installed for your GPU. No driver update is necessary at this time.

The NVIDIA Smart Scan tool is a BETA release. We welcome your feedback here.
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05 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I downoaded the driver software from Nvidia and installed it over the top of the other one. Ill see how that goes.
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05 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

What type of cable are you connecting your PC to your monitor, I know sometimes low end HDMI cables can cause this issue.

Are you using HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, etc...?

You can also try the Nvidia Beta drivers, I know sometimes the Latest Beta can fix issues that Latest Stable creates.
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