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Whenever Windows changes the graphics API (a.k.a, swap from game to desktop).... I get a BSOD.

The BSOD says the video drivers were attempted to being reset but failed.

It ALWAYS happens when Im in game, and minimize it via Alt + Tab. It's extremely annoiying. It sometimes happens when I close out a game like Crysis or Bioshock.

It's not my overclock either. I tried with it off. I also cleaned out my drivers and reinstalled em. No dice.

At first, I thought it was my program Deskscapes because it started occuring often around the time I installed it. But even after uninstall it continues to occur. :swearing:

Im using 177.39 with the hacked inf. I tried updating the drivers to the latest 177.41 but that was WORSE - it would occur alot more often. I also tried the 177.35, same as the 177.39.
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are you running those games in dx10? perhaps the drivers and dx10 are having a love hate relationship?

Id recommend this though:
start->run->msconfig->startup->uncheck it all...
Go to services tab
hit "hide microsoft services"
uncheck them all - might wanna make sure you dont uncheck a few of these related to hardware not sure what your running

restart

now that your cleaned out see if it happens again - if so then perhaps roll back your vid drivers to something stable. ... or even better - try running those games in dx9 - or try a dx9 game...

My Hp pavilion did that but it wasnt related to alt-tabbing ... ended up being norton (go figure..)

good luck -let me know
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are you running those games in dx10? perhaps the drivers and dx10 are having a love hate relationship?

Id recommend this though:
start->run->msconfig->startup->uncheck it all...
Go to services tab
hit "hide microsoft services"
uncheck them all - might wanna make sure you dont uncheck a few of these related to hardware not sure what your running

restart

now that your cleaned out see if it happens again - if so then perhaps roll back your vid drivers to something stable. ... or even better - try running those games in dx9 - or try a dx9 game...


My Hp pavilion did that but it wasnt related to alt-tabbing ... ended up being norton (go figure..)

good luck -let me know

Yeah I still get them. Even in DX9.
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