Solved LE 1700 Win8 Upgrade from XP: Display quit...recovered

November 26, 2012 at 17:20:37
Specs: Windows 8 Pro, core-2 duo/ 2GB
Just got this Motion LE 1700 up and running with XP sp3 upgraded to Win8. The display just up and blanked out...then an error message appeared for a few seconds saying something about the display (driver?) quit and recovered...

I was filling out a request for information on eBay, where they have these obscure numbers you have to type into the blank space... It seems that the thing 'timed-out' for that group of numbers to be entered & had to refresh to another group of numbers. This has happened a couple times in the past few days.

Don't remember if I was doing the same thing when it happened before. Anyone had this issue with Win8? Is there a fault log I can access in Win8 to see exactly what happened? XP used to ask "send error report?" Does Win8 automatically report errors? Appreciate any feedback you might have. Thank you

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November 27, 2012 at 13:36:22
I don't see any information on the Motion website which says the LE1700 is Windows 8-compatible. It only mentions XP, Vista, & Windows 7. So you may have some incompatible drivers on your laptop.

That presents you with a problem since Motion don't have any Windows 8 drivers for that model.

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November 27, 2012 at 15:03:47
Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I dug around and found that it was a "Video hardware error". Not sure if I got a cable loose while looking for a network card... Wasn't getting anywhere trying to connect to internet, until I connected by USB, then was able to download SP3 (XP), after which was able to upgrade to Win8. Now the Ethernet connection works... Wondering if it could be an LCD inverter problem. Don't remember if I even saw one when it was apart... Not sure I want to take it apart again! This thing is a little more complicated than the m1300s & m1400s. Oh well... (sheepish grin) Thanks again!

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November 28, 2012 at 21:12:41
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If it can run Win7, then it will most probably run Win8 without any issues. Win8 has almost all of the drivers for old hardware. You may not need to download the drivers from the mfg's site. Windows update may be all that you need.

Both my 7-year old machine and my 3-year old machine run very well without support from the mfgs. They both use Win8-provided drivers for all hardware in them (except for the AMD gfx card).

Your gfx issue seems to be a common problem among Vista, Win7 and Win8. It looks like a TDR issue that has been plaguing the users for quite a long time: "Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered."


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