I have a Radeon 9200 series graphics card and I frequently recieve the following messages:
"VPU recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands"
This is followed by
"VPU Recover was unable to fully recover from a hardware deadlock, and has switched to software rendering. To restore hardware rendering you must restart your computer. Do you want to restart you computer now?"
If I don't restart, my system runs slowly. It then sometimes crashes with either a black screen as if the monitor has been switched off or a blue screen of death.
If I restart after a crash I sometimes can a "your system has recovered from a serious error" message and when I send the error report it says "error caused by device driver"
I have tried:
1. Changing the driver to newer and older versions. With some of the drivers it doesn't happen as often, but it does still happen.
2. Reducing the AGP multiplier to x4 instead of x8.
3. Swicthing off VPU recover, but I get the black screen described above instead of the errors described at the beginning.
Can anyone help?? I have had these problems on and off for over a year now.