Windows 10: Graphics driver randomly stops working.

  1.    19 May 2018 #1

    Graphics driver randomly stops working.


    Sometimes my graphics driver will stop working. A restart will usually fix it, but it is inconvenient. This never happened until I installed a fresh Windows install onto my new SSD (Upgraded from HDD). Before that, I had no trouble. Currently using NVIDIA driver version 397.31. About to upgrade to 397.64 to see what happens.

    Symptoms:
    • Windows Ink Workspace Screen Sketch will be unavailable.
    • Some games will either not launch or have graphical errors
    • Online videos (YouTube, imgur, Reddit, etc.) will not work or display incorrectly.

    Specs:
    • i3-3220
    • GTX 1060 6GB
    • 8GB RAM
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 May 2018 #2

    Hi TheYolocaust,

    Please download DDU
    Download drivers 391.35
    Extract DDU
    Reboot Windows in Safe Mode
    Run DDU and Select: NVIDIA
    Select: Clean and restart
    Run 391.35
    Select CUSTOM, uncheck everything except GPU drivers and Physx
    Check the Clean Install box
    Install

    Restart the computer
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 May 2018 #3

    Done. I'll let you know if it happens again. Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 May 2018 #4

    You're welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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