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Windows 7: graphic card stopped responding and recovered

26 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate, windows xp pro.
 
 
display driver stopped responding and recovered

Good day to everyone on the forums, new guy here, just joined in. sorry to say ive encountered a problem. when i play games like warcraft and cabal in particular my display driver fails and sometimes leaving my screen with distortions. ive tried updating my driver, fresh install, driver rollback. the computer sees my videocard and even suggested updates for it. right now im totally clueless, it worked fine in my Xpsp3. here is my computer specs

cpu: Intel Pentium 4 3.0gz
Motherboard: Intel d915pgn
v-card: Palit-Nvidia 8400gs
memory: 3gb(x2 Kingston 1gb ddr400, x2 Twinmos 512kbddr400)
windows experience: 3.2

any kind of help will be most appreciated.
edit: the score of 3.2 is in my windows aero just know i noticed my display card failed and recovered during the windows experience testing. =(

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27 Jan 2010   #2

 

just wondering have you installed any overclocking software recently ? as i have had similar issues with this if the software overclock has been set to high - sometimes when playing games they just freeze then you get the message saying "the display driver has stopped responding & has recovered" if this is the case try setting the overclock back to stock properties (if you have overclocked that is) if not maybe the games you are getting this with are not properly compatible with windows 7 ? - try this - go to nvidia & download the latest drivers for your card but this time before you install them remove all nvidia drivers then reboot & do a thorough registry clean then re-boot & then install the new drivers - also the 8400 series cards were very problematic in vista (i had the same chip - different make but makes no difference chips the same) so that could enplane why you didn't experience this problem in xp - but i couldn't with any certainty say this is the cause as i soon got rid of the 8400 & upgraded to the 9600gso & so it was only on there for about a week anyway as i was not very happy with the chip performance - maybe its time for a graphics card upgrade ? - only suggest this as if the 8400 was terrible in vista it will probably be just as bad in windows 7 as the driver architecture is very much the same
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28 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate, windows xp pro.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baron75mk2 View Post
just wondering have you installed any overclocking software recently ? as i have had similar issues with this if the software overclock has been set to high - sometimes when playing games they just freeze then you get the message saying "the display driver has stopped responding & has recovered" if this is the case try setting the overclock back to stock properties (if you have overclocked that is) if not maybe the games you are getting this with are not properly compatible with windows 7 ? - try this - go to nvidia & download the latest drivers for your card but this time before you install them remove all nvidia drivers then reboot & do a thorough registry clean then re-boot & then install the new drivers - also the 8400 series cards were very problematic in vista (i had the same chip - different make but makes no difference chips the same) so that could enplane why you didn't experience this problem in xp - but i couldn't with any certainty say this is the cause as i soon got rid of the 8400 & upgraded to the 9600gso & so it was only on there for about a week anyway as i was not very happy with the chip performance - maybe its time for a graphics card upgrade ? - only suggest this as if the 8400 was terrible in vista it will probably be just as bad in windows 7 as the driver architecture is very much the same
thank you,im not into overclocking and have no idae how to do that. i have tried frostmourne's guide in installing drivers and i did the driver cleaning thing. i see the logic when you said upgrade videocard, i guess its the only choice i have left. thanks for your time bro!
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28 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longfei View Post
Good day to everyone on the forums, new guy here, just joined in. sorry to say ive encountered a problem. when i play games like warcraft and cabal in particular my display driver fails and sometimes leaving my screen with distortions. ive tried updating my driver, fresh install, driver rollback. the computer sees my videocard and even suggested updates for it. right now im totally clueless, it worked fine in my Xpsp3. here is my computer specs

cpu: Intel Pentium 4 3.0gz
Motherboard: Intel d915pgn
v-card: Palit-Nvidia 8400gs
memory: 3gb(x2 Kingston 1gb ddr400, x2 Twinmos 512kbddr400)
windows experience: 3.2

any kind of help will be most appreciated.
edit: the score of 3.2 is in my windows aero just know i noticed my display card failed and recovered during the windows experience testing. =(
"display driver stopped responding and recovered" It is a common problem with nVidia cards it is meant be solved already its a driver problem, try Guru3d Driver Sweeper: Guru3D - Driver Sweeper then reinstall the latest drivers from nVidia: NVIDIA DRIVERS 196.21 WHQL
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