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Graphics Driver has stopped responding

  1. #1


    MGBassace Guest

    Graphics Driver has stopped responding

    I have been running Vista for several months now and so far all has been
    good, Upto now!!.
    For some reason all of a sudden my games keep freezing up, If i quickly ctrl
    alt del then cancel the window asking if i want to start task manager the
    games start running again as normal. If i leave the freezed game it will
    eventually crash to desktop stating that the graphics Driver has stopped
    responding. I have updated from Forceware 154.18 to 154.28 which are the
    latest on the nvidia site but still get the same thing, I dont experience
    this issue on my XP 64 os (Dual Boot).
    System Specs if they help are. Asrock Dual SATA939, Opteron 180 (Dual Core)
    2 gb DDR 400, Audigy 2 ZS. NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX

    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Ryzor Guest

    RE: Graphics Driver has stopped responding

    to state the obvious, this is a driver/graphics card problem.
    im guessing that it said display driver nvdlmkm has stopped working or
    something similar.
    i had this problem a few days ago, but now is has been replaced wiuth games
    stopping working and crashing to desktop, and bluescreens. i think that this
    it something to do with a faulty video card.
    windows error reporting recently sent a bumch of video hardware failure
    reports, so watch out this scould be your problem.

    "MGBassace" wrote:

    > I have been running Vista for several months now and so far all has been
    > good, Upto now!!.
    > For some reason all of a sudden my games keep freezing up, If i quickly ctrl
    > alt del then cancel the window asking if i want to start task manager the
    > games start running again as normal. If i leave the freezed game it will
    > eventually crash to desktop stating that the graphics Driver has stopped
    > responding. I have updated from Forceware 154.18 to 154.28 which are the
    > latest on the nvidia site but still get the same thing, I dont experience
    > this issue on my XP 64 os (Dual Boot).
    > System Specs if they help are. Asrock Dual SATA939, Opteron 180 (Dual Core)
    > 2 gb DDR 400, Audigy 2 ZS. NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX
    >
    > Any ideas?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    VRG Scotty© Guest

    Re: Graphics Driver has stopped responding


    "MGBassace" <MGBassace@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B9EB7306-CC82-41E6-BF08-2D307D731F42@microsoft.com...
    >I have been running Vista for several months now and so far all has been
    > good, Upto now!!.
    > For some reason all of a sudden my games keep freezing up, If i quickly
    > ctrl
    > alt del then cancel the window asking if i want to start task manager the
    > games start running again as normal. If i leave the freezed game it will
    > eventually crash to desktop stating that the graphics Driver has stopped
    > responding. I have updated from Forceware 154.18 to 154.28 which are the
    > latest on the nvidia site but still get the same thing, I dont experience
    > this issue on my XP 64 os (Dual Boot).
    > System Specs if they help are. Asrock Dual SATA939, Opteron 180 (Dual
    > Core)
    > 2 gb DDR 400, Audigy 2 ZS. NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX
    >
    > Any ideas?


    Try these WHQL forceware 160.04 drivers
    32 bit http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1660

    64 bit http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1659

    we've had these running for a while now without any problems at all,
    --
    VRG Scotty©

    www.vistareadygames.com


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Chuck Guest

    Re: Graphics Driver has stopped responding

    I have the 7800GT and I got that just doing the update from the driver
    microsoft has on its update site, guess we just have to wait for NVidia to
    come out with more stable drivers for us port DX9 video card owners.

    "MGBassace" <MGBassace@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B9EB7306-CC82-41E6-BF08-2D307D731F42@microsoft.com...
    >I have been running Vista for several months now and so far all has been
    > good, Upto now!!.
    > For some reason all of a sudden my games keep freezing up, If i quickly
    > ctrl
    > alt del then cancel the window asking if i want to start task manager the
    > games start running again as normal. If i leave the freezed game it will
    > eventually crash to desktop stating that the graphics Driver has stopped
    > responding. I have updated from Forceware 154.18 to 154.28 which are the
    > latest on the nvidia site but still get the same thing, I dont experience
    > this issue on my XP 64 os (Dual Boot).
    > System Specs if they help are. Asrock Dual SATA939, Opteron 180 (Dual
    > Core)
    > 2 gb DDR 400, Audigy 2 ZS. NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX
    >
    > Any ideas?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Robert Frost Guest

    Re: Graphics Driver has stopped responding

    I am having a similar issue. While playing World of Warcraft, I get a random
    CTD and occasionally a BSOD. I have done a full system reload without
    installing any updates (except loading the nvidia drivers for forceware and
    vid card) and everything worked fine until i enabled Auto-update. There
    appears to be a problem with one of the updates that M$ has released but i am
    not about to go update-by-update to try and find out which one it is as this
    involves about 1hr of gameplay per crash. I am running:
    Asus m2n32-sli deluxe wireless
    BFG 8800 GTX oc 768
    Corsair XMS 2-gig (checked and verified)

    If i close the game quick enough, windows shows a "R300" driver crash. I am
    not sure what this driver is, as the only thing that ever shows is some epson
    printer, which i dont have or have loaded.

    "Chuck" wrote:

    > I have the 7800GT and I got that just doing the update from the driver
    > microsoft has on its update site, guess we just have to wait for NVidia to
    > come out with more stable drivers for us port DX9 video card owners.
    >
    > "MGBassace" <MGBassace@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B9EB7306-CC82-41E6-BF08-2D307D731F42@microsoft.com...
    > >I have been running Vista for several months now and so far all has been
    > > good, Upto now!!.
    > > For some reason all of a sudden my games keep freezing up, If i quickly
    > > ctrl
    > > alt del then cancel the window asking if i want to start task manager the
    > > games start running again as normal. If i leave the freezed game it will
    > > eventually crash to desktop stating that the graphics Driver has stopped
    > > responding. I have updated from Forceware 154.18 to 154.28 which are the
    > > latest on the nvidia site but still get the same thing, I dont experience
    > > this issue on my XP 64 os (Dual Boot).
    > > System Specs if they help are. Asrock Dual SATA939, Opteron 180 (Dual
    > > Core)
    > > 2 gb DDR 400, Audigy 2 ZS. NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX
    > >
    > > Any ideas?

    >


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