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I have an XFX 5870 video card and while watching a video on Hulu or youtube it loses the display driver but Windows normally recovers it. I've seen many forums where people have had problems but no guaranteed solution. I was just wondering if any has had this problem and found a way to fix it?

Btw I'm using the CCC 10.12.
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I'm no ATI expert, but whenever I have driver issues here's what I do -

1) Download the latest drivers (or the driver version that I want, but that's normally the latest ones)
2) Run Driver Sweeper and check ALL the ATI and Nvidia boxes. Yes, you read that right! I'll explain later
3) Run CCleaner to get rid of all temp files
4) Run CCleaner to clean up the Registry.
5) Reboot into Safe mode
6) Install driver downloaded in step #1
7) Restart and enjoy.

My reasoning behind checking all ATI and Nvidia drivers in Driver Sweeper -
I have seen ATI drivers installed on a system that has never even been within 100 feet of an ATI card in its life.
I also erase temp files because I'm not 100% sure that some drivers don't reference and/or use any temp files. Better safe then sorry.
I clean out the temp files BEFORE cleaning out the registry because the registry does point to several temp files. This way, you can delete those unnecessary keys and eliminate every single reference to the old drivers. This makes installing the new drivers much cleaner.

I know it's a bit of a process, but I swear by it, and here on these very forums that process has helped several people. Hopefully, it will help you out too. If not, let me know and we'll go from there.
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Thanks. I haven't tried this method yet but I'm going to see what 11.2 does. Mostly it is just high res videos on youtube and hulu. It's not a major problem since most of time when it randomly "loses" the drivers while watching a video Windows 7 recovers it. Basically what happens is the video freezes then my monitor goes black and I can hear my video card restart in my PC then Windows comes back up and says it "Recovered the driver." It's more of an annoyance since the video is broken and I have to refresh the page. It only happens about once a week but it still happens.

*EDIT: I may have found a solution here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/27...ped-responding
Edited by Sneaky07 - 3/10/11 at 7:24pm
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