hi, I have turned on my HP Touchsmart with Vista home premium and have of late found a nag screen with display driver "failed but has now recovered." Hardware Manager tells me I am up to date. Do I need to worry? Thanks in advance.
hi all. it hasn't happenend since I posted this request, but I have to add that I don't 'Game' other than cards or majong, I'm going to read your last item mooly. I also wondered whether it was because I tried to access Googe's sketch up, and the display was having none of it and crashed each time I opened the program, until I gave up. Trgdrib
If you Google " nvlddmkm " it gives an idea of the scale of the problem. Mine only ever does it at boot up, never in use, but I am trying a little registry tweak --- something I would normally never do. Have backed up the registry file just in case and have set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]"TdrLevel"=dword:00000000
This was originally set at 0000007 (7) hexadecimal. I found this on the Microsoft techweb support site. Whether it works !! Time will tell.
So far I've only got this problem while playing the Sacred 2 game at very high settings with my 9800 GX2 card, once I drop down to high settings the problem seems to disappear. I've read a lot of posts on the net about different solutions but there doesn't seem to be any one real solution to the problem, some people seem to be of the opinion that it's hardware, or combination of hardware rather than a driver issue due to perhaps overheating that causes it, as it happens on both NVIDIA and ATI based graphics cards.
I'll just keep an eye on the issue and prey the problem doesn't escalate on my machine.
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