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#1 Jman975

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 07:29 PM

Hi all, I had to join up and ask about this because I'm at my whits end with this problem. Recently, my computer has had problems with the display driver. It will be fine one moment, but as soon as I try to watch a video or play Minecraft, something graphics intensive in general, the screen will freeze, go black, and come back normal. A pop up message comes up saying that the display driver failed, but it has been successfully recovered. It'll be fine for a little bit, but then things go down hill again, and the screen does this: Posted Image

When I take a screen shot, the issue doesn't show up. Now I fixed it last week by reverting to an old display driver and running CHKDSK, and that fixed it. Now it has come back with vengeance as of last night, and nothing can fix it. I should also mention, this is a laptop, and nothing shows up on the actual laptop screen, I have to run it through a monitor to even see anything.

Some basics on my system:
Lenovo T61p
4GB Ram
nVidia Quadros FX570M graphics card
Windows Vista Business 32-bit

And in the off chance this could be some kind of malware, I have run ComboFix and HijackThis, and can provide logs if needed. All I really need is some advice, because this is driving me up a wall now.

Thanks a bunch in advance.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:50 PM

hello,

have you been here input your info or run the auto scan...

good luck
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 08:59 PM

Yes, I did run the auto scan and put in the info myself, and installed the driver it gave me. Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem. I'm pretty sure it is some kind of system error, I just don't know how to go about finding the cause, or fixing it. I've had this laptop for 2 and a half years and this is the first time this has ever happened.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:02 PM

try going into device manager , click the + sign next to monitor...any warning signs there?
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:16 PM

Yes, there is a yellow triangle with a "!" on my graphics card. But when I click on update, it says the driver is up to date.

Edit: It says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

Edited by Jman975, 23 December 2010 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:24 PM

yea the nvida site has the latest...try right clicking it and uninstalling it, then reboot, may have to go back to the nvida site again..

what about the "monitor"?

Edited by keny111111, 23 December 2010 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:29 PM

There is no "Monitor" subset, just "Display adapters", which is where there error is. It says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:31 PM

did you uninstall and reboot?, if not try that now, i'm off till tomorrow so i'll check 1st thing or some one else may chime in..

good luck
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:35 PM

Trying that now, a roll back and reboot did nothing. Will I still be able to see if I uninstall the driver?

Edit: Unistalled the driver, restarted, Vista proceeded to install the driver on its own. How do I make it not do that?

Edit2: Never mind, found it. Trying again.

Edited by Jman975, 23 December 2010 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:50 PM

couldn't sleep....hows it going?
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:01 PM

Not great. Either the nVidia driver is the issue, or I'm doing something wrong. I'm hoping for the latter.

I still can't get Windows to stop installing a display driver when it starts back up.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:04 PM

just go back to nvida and reinstall there driver, or if you saved it (and know where it is) reinstall it
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:20 PM

Just did it. No dice. The most recent driver nVidia gives me is 260.99, and even with it installed it still gives me Code 43.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:30 PM

just did some quick reading, try unplugging the laptop take the battery out for a few minutes (it says) five should do, then put the battery back in plug it in and restart.. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725873(WS.10).aspx

can't get the link to work, try typing the whole thing if interested

Edited by keny111111, 23 December 2010 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:34 PM

I'll try that. Even though the battery is already shot, I'll give it a go.

Edit: Oh boy, just went to turn it on and it has gone into a reboot loop...

Edit2: It did boot to safe mode, but it's still broken.

Edit3: Won't boot into last known good configuration either. Now I'm lost.

Edit4: Stable again. Trying one last install.

Edited by Jman975, 24 December 2010 - 12:33 AM.





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