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Old 17-12-17, 00:52
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Default Possible driver or hardware failure

Just lately, about 3 times in the last few weeks, my screen has gone blank for a few seconds then came on again with the message "graphics driver failure but recovered" (words to that effect).

Is this an indication of an actual driver problem which I can reinstall, or a hardware problem. I do not have a dedicated graphics card.

And how can I test the hardware for a potential fault which may stop working altogether ?
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Old 17-12-17, 01:40
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Default Re: Possible driver or hardware failure

There are some suggestions in this article which may resolve - https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...covered-error/

Disregard anything about downloading Driver Easy.
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Old 28-12-17, 12:01
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Thanks. Its just happened again, first time for a while, I haven't had time to look at it. Must admit I'm a bit wary of it and also won't go down the registry route. I'll try cleaning the GPU first before messing around with drivers.
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Old 28-12-17, 15:39
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Default Re: Possible driver or hardware failure

I've had that error the odd time on my AMD laptop and just used the AMD auto detect to see if it would reinstall the drivers, but as it's a rare event then I think you can ignore it - I do.

Those registry steps look pretty straight forward though and you would create a restore point before making any changes.
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Old 28-12-17, 15:42
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Have you updated the graphics driver? Try running DxDiag to test the graphics. Go to Start>Run and type dxdiag.
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Default Re: Possible driver or hardware failure

haven't had time or got round to doing any of this yet, but its just happened, flashed off then came back, however in the couple of seconds I noticed it said the driver for Windows 8 (I use windows 7) although I can't say it said that the previous occasions.
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