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Old 10-19-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default graphics driver crashing and reloading


i've recently acquired a laptop (HP Elitebook 28 series, few years old ex-business).

It's currently triple-booting with Ubuntu 14.04, Windows 7 and the Windows 10 tech preview.

everything is pretty much flawless in Ubuntu, and windows 10 shows no signs of issue, however in Windows 7, any little stress or strain on the graphics (even just opening Firefox for example) seems to sometimes cause the intel graphics driver to crash and reload.

This has gotten 10 times worse following the installation of a bunch of driver updates (Chipset, SATA controller, graphics driver). IT was doing it occasionally, now it's doing it frequently.

Anyone know what I can try? I have a feeling rolling back the drivers will sate it again, but then as soon as it updates again the problem will re-occur.

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Old 10-30-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: graphics driver crashing and reloading

I assume you have the latest drivers, Does it BSOD if so download Nirsoft's BSOD view utility and check the details Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files...
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