Display driver has stopped working

  chocolatejo987 07:40 29 Aug 2007

I seem to be having a problem - my PC randomly freezes, screen goes blank for a minute and then the display is wrong - super large and off colour. The error message says

"Display driver has stopped working normally. Save your work and reboot the system to restore full display functionality..."

I have just installed new memory (see other post) but this did happen before so it is not related.

Any ideas?

  chocolatejo987 07:57 29 Aug 2007

I did find this on the microsoft site, but not sure i understand what I nede to do!

click here

  rawprawn 08:01 29 Aug 2007

Have you tried updating your display driver on their site?

  chocolatejo987 08:02 29 Aug 2007

I dont know what my display driver is...so dont know what site to go to or what to update. How would I find it out?

  rawprawn 08:43 29 Aug 2007

Download and run SIW, it will tell you all you need about your video driver.
click here

  rawprawn 08:50 29 Aug 2007

Better still just go to Device manager and click on "Display Adapters"

  chocolatejo987 08:55 29 Aug 2007

So I have an Intel (R) 82845G graphics controller. So I shall just google that and see what updates I can find....is that right?

  chocolatejo987 08:56 29 Aug 2007

Ahh...have found a link on the intel site allowing me to look for most recent drivers....thanks for your help

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