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18-Jun-2012, 05:00 PM #1
Display Driver keeps crashing
Hi,

Periodically my screen will freeze and I will get a message that says display driver stopped working and recovered. However, sometimes my computer will resume being normal...and other times my screen will be totally disconfigured, jumbled...and messed up and I have to force shut down. Also periodically when I do restart my computer, there would be bluish streaks and $ signs all jumbled across the black screen before it says windows is starting up. When I am in safe mode, none of these problems occur. My operating system is windows 7. Because sometimes my display driver recovers when I tilt my computer a certain way when it seems to "crash" and the fact that this problem doesn't even occur in safe mode...I am not sure whether this is a driver software program, driver conflict, or an actual hardware issue. Appreciate any help in advance!!!

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18-Jun-2012, 05:05 PM #2
Sounds like a uber dusty graphics card...... Open up computer case and clean.
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18-Jun-2012, 05:16 PM #3
O i see, I'll try that thanx! But I was also wondering how come the problem doesn't persist whenever I go into safe mode?
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18-Jun-2012, 05:32 PM #4
If your video card is a plug in one...then re seat it and clean any dust out.

It will work in safe mode because it just loads basic VGA drivers

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18-Jun-2012, 07:12 PM #5
Ah i see. kk thanx a lot! i just tried ta open up my sony vaio vgn-fw480J laptop...but i couldnt get the entire cover off...soo i guess i should just bring it ta best buy o rsomething for someone who knows more bout the hardware and computer and is able ta take off the entire thing before i accidentally break something important inside.....
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