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    Driver stopped responding

    Suddenly I have started getting a message that the driver has stopped responding but has since recovered. See attachment.
    This happens when I open Firefox.
    Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 220.
    Windows 7 pro, 32 bit os
    Help please, as I have no idea.

    Driver.png

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    Any recent add-ons to FF
    Any recent GPU driver version updates installed?

    Can you disable FF's accelerated graphic and go back to CPU utilization, like one can in IE?
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Thanks Clint
    Updated to version 18 of Firefox on 2013/01/08.
    No recent GPU driver version updates installed.
    Have disabled FF's accelerated graphic.
    Regards
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    Did it resolve the problem?
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    Hi Clint,
    So far so good. Have not received the message since doing what you suggested.
    One question, this would'nt be the start of some major problem?
    Regards
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    Hi Clive
    It seems to have solved the problem so far.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBRenn View Post
    Hi Clint,
    So far so good. Have not received the message since doing what you suggested.
    One question, this would'nt be the start of some major problem?
    Regards
    Dave
    Check your GPU, maybe perform a burn in test on to see how it's performing.
    Check for any other of your GPU intensive apps to see how they are running.
    Check to ensure that WI isn't downloading drivers behind your back. Set WU to notify only.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
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    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    Clint, Windows Update driver updates are optional updates, not critical updates and are only done if selected by the user.

    Jerry

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    LOL must be thinking in windows 8.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    No Problem. My experience is that driver updates are optional in Windows 8 as well.

    Jerry

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