am having problems with my Dell vostro 410 running vista. System wasn't allowing me to log on in normal mode. Start up screen has intermittent dollar signs everywhere while booting. I was told that one HD had bad sectors. I scanned and fixed this. Eventually after backing up everything i reinstalled everything to Factory Settings. Everything workinf fine for a few minutes and it started crashing again, logs off , restarts and i get above message. System is 4 years old.
NVIDIA Gforce 8800 GT is graphics card
More about :attempt reset display driver recover timeout failed windows vist
ok try booting up in safe mode with networking
go to your control panel, add / remove nvidia drivers from programs installed
after this dont restart yet and go to nvidia's webside, search for the newest drivers. instal drivers and reboot
hopefuly that helps
Did what you said and everything working for the mo. Do you know if there is some kind of stress test i can run on my card to see if its working ok?
One more Q. If i have problems again and i uninstall my graphics card - this means that on restart it will run on the graphics card on the motherboard - right?? At least i will know then that it definitely is the graphics card that is the problem.
Crash again. Was on a webpage and the mouse stopped responding. 30 secs later. Screen blackened. I had to power off machine with power button. However i was able to log on as a user. As logon screen loaded , for a second the graphics were broken and pixelated
Had a look at the event viewer for time of crash
The entry <C:\USERS\KATU\APPDATA\LOCAL\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\UDYS2W5L.DEFAULT\CACHE\4\82> in the hash map cannot be updated.
Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog
A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x8007001f)