|I've been struggling with this for a long time.|
I run a game, and at some point during the game will freeze momentarily, minimize and I'll get the 'Graphics driver has failed and has recovered' error.
Now, apart from the RAM and CPU, which both have been tested, every single component in my case has been replaced and tested thoroughly not just by me, but by the people in a computer store nearby who had been consulting me about the problem.
They couldn't find any faults with the hardware and since it was a fresh installation of Windows 7, that didn't seem to be the problem either.
Nevertheless, after a week of testing several different options they found nothing.
I've now installed a Windows XP dualboot and was surprised to see that the problem doesn't occur on XP.
All hardware is completely Windows 7 approved.
Does anyone have a clue as to what is causing this and how I might stop it from happening?
It's a gaming rig that I invested quite a bit in, and it really feels like a waste having to stick with Dx9.
I was suggested trying a fresh installation of Windows 7 from a different, legit copy (for the second time). It didn't fix it.
Any help at all would be appreciated a lot.