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Windows Display Driver Stopped Responding


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#1 Kat

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:06 PM

Running Windows XP/Home...It's the second time this week that I've logged on and received the message "Windows Display Driver has stopped responding", with the secondary message naming the "ialmrnt5" display driver. When the screen went to ScreenSaver mode, a floating box came up, saying "Could not find any compatible Direct 3D devices". Everything else seems to be working fine, but all my backgrounds look very weird...like they are in a 'photo negative' display (hope that makes sense!) The first time this happened a couple of days ago, I was able to reboot and everything came up normal and 'held' for several days. Today, though, first boot has given me the error message again.

When I previewed my post here before actually posting, there are blue lines running in the background of my text.

In searching this forum, I found how to check the Device Manager...which I just did...and it says "this device is working properly".

Anyone able to assist?

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:19 PM

I did not read what adapter you are using but MIcroSoft has a POST referring to your problem. It refers to an ATI..

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...n-us;318023#kb1
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:48 PM

Display driver is not the one cited on Microsoft's link. Mine is an Intel 82845G and has been operating w/out problems for several years, 'til these latest incidents.

The error message signature this time is different than the first occurrence, by the way.

And, as in the first case, when I rebooted this morning, everything is back to normal.

Aaaackk!

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:16 PM

You may want to visit the Intel wedsite and install fresh drivers. If they are corrupted what is spuratic now could get much worst later.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel845g/

http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df...x?ProductID=865
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:49 PM

Ok, Acklan, I downloaded a fresh driver and am still having trouble.

Now, instead of having my backgrounds change to a "photo negative" look, the words on many of the websites have faded way out and are near-impossible to read....the color is 'soft' and the words are fuzzy.

Also, when downloading the 5.89 MB driver file via dialup connected at 42600 bps, the transfer rate rapidly went down, then deteriorated at a less rapid date and ending up holding at around a slooooooooow 4.58 kb/sec, thus pushing the download time from an estimated less-than-9 min to almost 19. What the heck causes th

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:33 PM

:thumbsup: The words being fuzzy sound more like the tube is going out in the CRT.
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