Just a few minutes ago my display driver crashed and the screen went dark for a few minutes before coming back. It said the display driver crashed and stopped functioning but has recovered. My shockwave flash also crashed. What could have caused this, CCleaner found no errors and at the moment I am typing this I am running a virus scan. No threats found so far.
Display driver crash on Windows 7
Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:40 AM
This can sometimes happen for no apparent reason and not be repeated for a long time or in fact ever again in the lifetime of the computer.
If the problem persists see if there is a pattern to it such as when watching videos or gaming etc, if it does happen again you should try a system restore point that is before the time and date the problem first happened and see if that resolves the issue.
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:43 AM
I am using a Toshiba Satillite L755D-S5204 laptop. I was browing the web, I had two chats open and I was browing a third webpage with flash plugsin on it, could I have just overloaded my driver?
Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:24 AM
Hard to say but what you had going on was not particularly demanding;
To see if we can identify any driver conflicts please refer to the copy/paste details below provided courtesy of jcgriff2
1. Create a Windows System Restore Point -
Vista - START | type rstrui - create a restore point
Windows 7 - START | type create | select "Create a Restore Point"
Windows 8/ 8.1 - Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows*8) | HP® Support (example only)
2. Run Driver Verifier -
- Windows 7 & Vista - START | type verifier
- Windows 8.1 & 8 - Press WIN +X keys | select "Command Prompt (Admin)" | type verifier
Make these selections -
1. Select 2nd option - Create custom settings (for code developers)
2. Select 2nd option - Select individual settings from a full list
3. Check these boxes -
▪ Special Pool
▪ Pool Tracking
▪ Force IRQL checking
▪ Deadlock Detection
▪ Security Checks (new as of Windows 7)
▪ Concurrency Stress Test (new as of Windows 8)
▪ DDI compliance checking (new as of Windows 8)
▪ Miscellaneous Checks
4. Select last option - Select driver names from a list
5. Click on the Provider heading - sorts list by Provider
6. Check ALL boxes where "Microsoft" IS NOT the Provider
7. Click on Finish
- If the Driver Verifier (DV) finds a violation, it will result in a BSOD
- After re-start, you may not be able to log on to normal Windows
... • Boot into SAFEMODE - tap the F8 key repeatedly during boot-up
... • Select "System Restore"
... • Choose the restore point that you created in step #1
- For Driver Verifier status
--- select last option, 1st screen -or-
--- type verifier /query (in a cmd/DOS screen)
- To turn Driver Verifier off - verifier /reset then re-boot
- The Driver Verifier needs to run as long as possible - even if the status screen appears clear.
- All future BSOD dumps must be VERIFIER_ENABLED_MINIDUMPs - otherwise the dump(s) are of no use
If your system does BSOD while the Driver Verifier is running, please retrieve the dump file from c:\windows\minidump and attach it to your next reply.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:58 AM
Good call as like suggested it may have been a temporary glitch.
I hope so, last time this happend on another computer it was a registry error. Worst case scenario I have my subcritpion to a tech support company, I can always have them look at it over the phone/remote access.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:28 AM
I hope that it will not be required but it is a good back up plan should it be needed.
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