Over the last couple days my computer has been constantly crashing after displaying a "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" message. I have never had this problem before and it only started to happen after I installed a new update for
my graphics card from Nvidia called "nVidia Graphics adapter WDDM1.1 Graphics adapter WDDM1.2 Graphics adapter WDDM1.3 other hardware - NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450". I have looked at all sorts of forums for help on the issue but so far have had no luck. So far
I have tried:
1. System restoring to 3 weeks before the new driver update.
2. Clean uninstalling my graphics card drivers and reinstalling from the original factory disc. I even kept the internet off for this so it would not update the drivers at all and I would end up with the oldest drivers possible.
3. I even took my graphics card out and cleaned it to make sure it was ok, it was pretty dusty but cleaning it didn't solve the problem either.
Finally I gave up today and changed my PC to run off its crappy integrated graphics card that I have not used in years. I don't think I will be crashing any more but I will have to see.
For the record: I have NEVER overclocked anything in my computer and I have never had any problems using my graphics card to play games. The card is a Geforce GTS 450 and is about 2.5 years old now.
Below are links to the last bluescreen crash I had today, including a picture of the report and the dump file.