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Display Driver keeps crashing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jediwushu, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. jediwushu

    jediwushu Thread Starter

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    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!!!

    Thanx!!!
     
  2. iKarnt

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    Sounds like a uber dusty graphics card...... Open up computer case and clean.
     
  3. jediwushu

    jediwushu Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  4. Megabite

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    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
     
  5. jediwushu

    jediwushu Thread Starter

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    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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