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Windows 7: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

09 Nov 2011   #11
LDS911

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Possible Fix For Display Adapter Has Stopped Working

I have dealt with this a few times now. Each time I would go to the extreme end and format.
Today, I may have found a combined fix made up from a few ideas that have floated around the web.
I do a lot of video editing ( Adobe Premiere pro CS5 ). I also game ( WoW ) and view a ton of you-tubes.
One thing I noticed was that if I had multi-Tabs open in Firefox each switch of a tab would cause the "Display adapter has stopped working" bug, NOT just on videos.

System Specs should be in my profile but here is the base as well::
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Intel core i7 920 ( not OC'd )
12 GB System Ram
Nvidia GTX 460 1 GB ( default settings )


What I did today was reboot into safe mode and deleted all instances of my old video drivers and video card in Programs as well as in Devise Manager.
This took several times ( i think 3 total ). To clear all mention of my card.
When that was done I was looking at a VGA screen.
I then installed fresh 285.62 Nvidia Drivers.
I did custom install and did not install any 3D options.
I went to 3D settings and set my PhysX to my card.

Now whether this was caused by overlapping installs which corrupted my video drivers or a combination of those 3 steps above, I have had ZERO crashes or Video Restarts since doing it. I have viewed about 50+ You Tubes and ran Premiere Pro, which I could not do 4 hours ago.
I have 6 tabs open right now and have let them sit for a few minutes each and have opened them at random times.

So far, so good, my fingers are crossed.


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09 Nov 2011   #12
LDS911

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I am sorry to report that the issue still persists..
2 hard crashes and multiple hangs.
Back to the drawing board.....
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09 Nov 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LDs911 find the link to Driver Sweeper below my sig, download it. Boot into Safe Mode and use it to uninstall your graphics driver, then reinstall it.
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09 Nov 2011   #14
LDS911

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Britton30,

Thank you for that link. I did as you instructed.
Booted Into Safe Mode and then used Driver Cleaner.
I checked all of the Nvidia boxes and hit clean.
I then tried to load the driver again but it showed the current driver the same.

It did clear all of the registry settings though.
I am hopeful this worked.

Thank you again
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10 Nov 2011   #15
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

It's been "my" experience that if the problem persists after driver changes the problem is usually a weak power supply, or a failing card...What brand is your power supply?
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10 Nov 2011   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

A lot of people are having problems with the 285 driver.

Many including my self are using the 275.33 WHQL. If I use any newer driver I have problems.
Something to consider.

Mike
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10 Nov 2011   #17
LDS911

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Ivan the SoSo :
Thank you for the reply.
Its a Corsair GS700, which was a new replacement 4 months ago when I bought the GTX 460.

I ran a few more tests last night. You Tubes, Premiere Pro and a few static pages for a few hours. So far its holding after the Drive Sweeper.
As I said though, it swept the Registry but, it did say on reinstall of the Nvidia Video driver that the current was the same as the new version. Unsure why it didn't remove that as well.

Once again though my fingers are crossed. There are literally thousands of posts on the web concerning this issue, and its a new one to me as well as others. Mine seemed to start after SP1 install on Windows 7 64. Thats a guess though.. and the thought of formatting again makes me ill. Feels like the old 98SE days.

@Hopalong X I may sweep them again and do the roll back to that older driver if it resumes today. Thanks for the information.

Edit to add: There is a new Beta driver out as well. The 285.79 I may try too.
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10 Nov 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you choose another sweep don't reboot after it runs. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and check for any Nvidia items and uninstall them.


It seems most GFX drivers, AMD and nVIDIA are buggy these days, from flashing displays and odd colors to "This driver has stopped working" errors. I have the 285.62 running, surprisingly, just fine. Hopalong has the same card as me and it's wonky for him.
The only reason, as I see it, to update a driver is to add functionality to do something not possible before. Since I don't play Grand-Theft-War-Craft-Battlefield IV, I am happy with older drivers too sometimes.
For a long time I used the 270.61 driver from April.
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10 Nov 2011   #19
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Since I don't play Grand-Theft-War-Craft-Battlefield IV, I am happy with older drivers too sometimes.
For a long time I used the 270.61 driver from April.
[/rant]
Sounds cool.....Where can I get a copy?
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