After updating to Windows 8.1 last October, I've found that certain games in my collection will force my computer to crash. The message displayed is driver_not_less_or_equal igdk igdkmd64.sys. After some research, I've discovered that this is the Intel HD 4000 graphics driver (full system specs listed at the bottom of this post). From what I gather, there is a significant issue with Intel graphics and the 8.1 update. There have been multiple reports of low memory and driver crashes.
This happens with several games, but I will be using Kerbal Space Program as an example. The game loads and runs fine. I recently even dialed back the resolution to match my computer monitor, and that didn't help. Partway into the game, I'll hear a Windows notification chime indicating low memory, and my computer blue screens with the above message. I've gotten the low memory chime on other games with no crash. Prior to adjusting the screen resolution, the game would simply crash without the low memory warning.
Microsoft was unwilling to help me in their support forms, as they were simply pointing people towards Intel drivers. Intel is aware of the problem, and has released their newest drivers, but these have been met with no success from any of the interested parties (I currently am using Driver 3308, and they have since released 3316 and 3345, but installing them is next to impossible). I have not seen any further developments for weeks on their end. Since this site helped me with a nasty virus a few years back, I'm hoping you can help me again.
So system specs...
CPU: Intel Core I7 - 3630QM, 2.4GHz
OS: Win 8.1
Graphics: Intel HD 4000, driver ver. 10.18.0010.3308
Nvidia Geforce 610m 2GB, driver ver 332.21
Link to my skydrive with a dmp after a crash in KSP, along with dxdiag. Let me know if there is anything else you need.
EDIT: and just to clarify, I have my Nvidia card set to be the default card under global settings.
Edited by Grammaton485, 14 January 2014 - 03:49 AM.