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Windows 7: Freezing during a game -- "unrecoverable driver error"

17 Dec 2012   #1

Win7 Ultimate
Freezing during a game -- "unrecoverable driver error"

My specifications:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

AMD Phenom II X4 955 -- 55-60C when gaming

4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz

MSI 870A-G54 (MS-7599) (CPU1)

767MB GeForce GTX 460 (MSI) -- 40-72C when gaming (depends on game)

466GB Seagate ST3500418AS ATA Device (SATA)

This freeze occurs in any game I play. I recently had a problem with my system overheating, the CPU reaching max temperatures (65C), but I fixed that by vaccuuming the insides of the computer, particularly the fans. No game gives an error message except Guild Wars 2, which only mentions an "unrecoverable driver error". I can't give you the exact error message as of this moment because I have to play for a while before it happens. I'll update this thread as soon as I get the error message again.

I should also note that sometimes the system recovers, resulting in a black screen for a few seconds and then the game starts up again. This at least doesn't mean that the system is tired, because this happened once in Guild Wars 2 (and recovered) and then I kept playing for many hours more.

I hope I've given you sufficient information. Let me know if I haven't.

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17 Dec 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

sounds like a video driver issue. Have you tried downloading and installing the latest driver?
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17 Dec 2012   #3

Win7 Ultimate

Thanks for the reply, yes I have I downloaded the driver for the GTX 460 from the nvidia website. I tried reinstalling it and it hasn't happened since. I have fingers crossed.
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