Windows 10: NVIDIA GTX 860M Constant Crashes Solved


  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Dec 2015 #1

    NVIDIA GTX 860M Constant Crashes


    Hello everyone. Lately I've been extremely frustrated with the GPU in my laptop constantly crashing. It happens almost every time it gets put into use. Some main examples are opening Geometry Dash (in which case the graphics card crashes), opening Kerbal Space Program (in which case the graphics card also crashes), editing videos in Vegas Pro 13 (in which case I once got a blue screen), and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition (can you guess?.... yep, the GPU crashes). The only applications that use the GPU and don't crash are Minecraft (basically Java applications) and TerraTech.

    My head is starting to boil, since this is the latest in a chain of problems I've had after installing Windows 10. I have already done a system restore and reinstalled the GPU driver. It may or may not be related to the GPU problem, but the laptop also has random freezes. Sometimes, the laptop will randomly freeze, turn black for a second then come back, but there is an exclamation mark icon in the icon bar in the bottom right. All apps using the NVIDIA GPU will cease to work.
    Last edited by themaster402; 11 Dec 2015 at 22:41.
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  2. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       11 Dec 2015 #2

    Someone please help me.... I uninstalled the GTX 860M driver from my PC and now I can't reinstall it...
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       12 Dec 2015 #3

    themaster402 said: View Post
    Someone please help me.... I uninstalled the GTX 860M driver from my PC and now I can't reinstall it...
    What do you mean by can't install it? Does it give error or something?
    Basically give more details about problem.
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  4. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #4

    Well, I uninstalled the driver for the GPU (which I have done before, and it worked fine) and went to reinstall it, but GeForce Experience doesn't detect the card anymore. Games and applications still randomly freeze and the GPU still crashes.
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  5. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
       12 Dec 2015 #5

    Well gpu shouldn't crash if there is no driver install since it will be off.

    Maybe your driver isn't properly uninstall.
    Try complete uninstall driver with "display driver uninstaller (DDU)" in safe mode and then boot to windows and install driver again.
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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #6

    Ok, now the GPU isn't working at all. At first the applications would be using the GPU then crash, but now the GPU isn't even being used. Someone please shoot me
    Last edited by themaster402; 12 Dec 2015 at 12:22.
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  7. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #7

    bump
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  8. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Dec 2015 #8

    Ok, NVIDIA literally just released a driver that fixes my problem. lol.
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