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Windows 7: Display Driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

28 Dec 2012   #31

windows 7 home permium 64 bits

Did you remove all nvidia dravers for the gpu and restart and see if it trys to install a stored nvidia driver? I had the same thing happen to me over and over again ,I had 3 stored nvidia drivers . I did a clean install of the new driver and have not had the problem again . I uninstall the old driver befor installing any new one.

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29 Dec 2012   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ramsayaaron View Post
Hi there.

I recently started having this problem, and I'm not sure if anyone else out there found a solution, but I appear to have found one for me at least so I thought I'd share. Upon opening the system management portal and looking at the windows hardware log, I came across repeated hard disk failures, always relating to accessing the paging file. These seemed to directly precede the display adapter failure. So, one deleted page file later, no problems at all so far. I'm assuming it's somethig to do with the shared ram that the video card is using, though not sure if it's corrupted the page file or my disk has bad sectors (which is what the windows report suggested, however scandisk found no bad sectors).

Anyway, thought it might help some people to check.

P.S. Also, I noticed I got the problem a lot more when my desktop background was set to cycle as well - perhaps that was directly related to the pagefile issue, or maybe unrelated.

Hi Ramsayaaron

Sounds like youre getting close to the problem. I have seen this to many times and its almost always the same problem.

1: motherboards memory timings and voltage are incorrect
2: video card is clocked to high for the board your using
3: motherboards bios doesnt support the use of your card or some features

If you know your motherboards memory timings aren't too aggressive, try downclocking your video card to a point at which the errors go away. there has to be some harmony between the video card and the motherboard and cpu frequencies. If one is a severe bottleneck to the other it will cause corruption in memory and then the display driver will crash. This takes some experimenting to find the right harmony. There is no ideal latency or clock speeds.

A lot of people buy high end videocards to extend the life of an aging computer, but theses cards today are extremely fast for a 5 or 6 year old boards. Not saying this your case, but it is for many. A lot of people also think the sky is the limit for overclocking as long as there temps are okay.
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29 Sep 2013   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64

With computer running normally, click "start" ->search for "device driver" -> click "Display adapters"-> NVIDIA 12345XYZ -> (highlight this with single click) -> click "action" -> seach for driver update -> wait (quite a while) for it to locate, download and install new driver. Reboot.
Problem solved.
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20 Feb 2014   #34

win 7 64 pro

NOTHING, so far has fixed this problem for me and I've tried every registry and windows fix I've found online. Loading new drivers will work temporarily but not for long. If you check your logs you will find this occurs every hour ON the hour,like clockwork.SO what does this tell me? It appears to be a virus or malware BUT no amount of scans have turned anything up. That's why I'm trawling this forum. In the hope that SOMEONE has actually found a fix that WORKS. The official MS fix doesn't work either. This has been an ongoing problem with Windows for YEARS.
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28 Feb 2014   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

Welcome to the forum Dorothydix.
I suggest you start a new thread for your exact problem you are having.
You will have a better chance of other members seeing your new thread and helping.

It would help if you also filled in your system more completely.

Look at My System Specs at the bottom of this post. It will give you a idea of needed information.
It will help others to give you recommendations.
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28 Feb 2014   #36

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Have you tried updating your driver to the latest version?
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28 Feb 2014   #37

win 7 64 pro

Thanks for replying guys but as I said, no amount of "latest drivers" or revealing my system specs is going to change the fact that this is an ongoing problem which I have researched exhaustively and tried every trick I found. There are many varying "once and for all" fixes but none have worked. I just thought maybe someone may have found something that actually does work permanently.
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28 Feb 2014   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

You don't have to fill in your specs if you don't want to but it does make it easier to help you.
You say you have tried all the fixes so I don't understand your post #1.
Are you asking for help or complaining?
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