Display error messages

  Doberman 08:10 AM 31 Oct 11
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Every minute or so my Dell PC freezes, then comes back and displays the message "display driver IGFXstopped responding and has successfully recovered". Sometimes the screen pixellates and " breaks up". Any ideas about a fix or is it time for a new PC?

  johndrew 09:55 AM 31 Oct 11

It would have helped if you had advised of your OS and graphics card and what you are doing/playing when this occurs.

It could be that you have an incorrect refresh rate selected, you are low on memory or maybe a broken driver. Have a look at these posts and see if anything suggested helps. Vista problem HP solution MS solution

  Doberman 09:35 AM 01 Nov 11

Thanks johndrew tips are helpful and will explore further,the links seem particularly relevant.

  gengiscant 09:48 AM 01 Nov 11

Or a failing graphics card.

  lotvic 10:12 AM 01 Nov 11

run the Dell Diagnostics to check for Hardware problems ClickHere

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