The dreaded "Display driverhas stopped responding" error

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by bagman0, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. bagman0

    bagman0 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I fought with Vista for a month with the black screens, lock ups, and loops. The dreaded "Display driver has stopped responding" error has returned to haunt Windows 7. At least for me.

    I play WoW a lot, some Bioshock, and recently Universe at War. The error is very random. Sometimes it affects the game right off the bat requiring a restart of the computer (if not it will just do it again).

    In Vista i went through all the trouble shooting tips found on the web including, trouble shooting the ram, testing voltages, overheating problems, underclocking video and FSB settings. I have gotten Vista to be fairly stable with this problem.

    Is any one else seeing this monster rise up again? If so let's get this out in the open to Microsoft. I do not want to be using XP for the rest of my life.

    By the way, I do have XP, Vista 64 ultimate, and now Windows 7 Ultimate 64 loaded on my system. They are all on different drives. I only hook up one drive at a time so that there is no dual booting going on.

    So far I must say I really like Windows 7. No glithces on install and it even put in my wifi card without removal.


    E8400 under a Zalman
    Abit 680i
    4 gigs 1x2 Corsair Dominators
    EVGA 8800GTX
    Xfi Gamer
    650 watt Antec PS
    and a few Raptors to keep it all together.
     
  2. chirs

    chirs New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, i also had this problem,
    Funnily enough i also had the xfi gamer sound card.
    All i did to fix it was uninstall the drivers and take it out. Untill creative or nvidia release a new driver i dont think there is a fix.
    I hope this helps

    Q9550
    Asrock n7ad-sli
    2x2gig of ddr2
    9800 gtx
    2x500gb seagates
    Non working xfi gamer
    and 750 watt psu
     
  3. bagman0

    bagman0 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, I`ll try that.

    But to not use my X-fi is sacrilege:eek:! I didn't invest in 7.1 to do on board.

    Well I`ll give it a shot and see what happens. The error fix seems to be random with different people doing different things to get it going. At times I have her licked for weeks then she raises her ugly head again.


    Thanks for your reply.


    Can I get some input from other X-Fi owners running windows 7?
     
  4. Enived

    Enived New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello,

    Did you work out your issue? If so, I am interested as to how :)

    thanks.
     
  5. oscarjk58

    oscarjk58 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    3
    No help to offer, but I have the same issue. It seems to be as common as the lack of a fix. I'm not a gamer but it makes F@H restart. Not folding, backing off on the overclocking, disabling the on board sound drivers...nothing seems to make a difference. I've had the problem wether using Nvidia or ATI drivers, and with different versions of W7. Like you said Bagman0, its completely random.....an irritating bug in an otherwise great OS.
     
  6. bagman0

    bagman0 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some progress

    I have gone back to vista 64. Windows 7 just gave me too many problems with the error. I have found a fix for myself in Vista. Driver cleaner and the new Nvidia drivers have only brought about a few freezes. These are fixable with a cntrl-alt-delete, then back into the game. At least it isn't freezing the sytem up anymore.
    This confirms my thoughts that it is not a hardware problem.
    I will be moving to Windows 7 at launch. It seemed like a great OS even in beta.
     
  7. gamer88

    gamer88 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. gamer88

    gamer88 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0

Share This Page

Loading...