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Inspiron Core i5 Laptop. Error: Display driver stopped responding

Dell Inspiron Core i5 Laptop. Getting intermittent error during start up after entering password with desktop photo in background: “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”.

Often after entering the password, the screen will go black/green and just stay like that until I shut it down and start over again. Or, the desktop photo goes black/green, to desktop photo to black/green again and repeats several times.

Two month old laptop, no extended warranty. Tried to find a display driver update on line, but can't figure out which one to use. I would greatly appreciate advice! Thank you!

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Hi there!
You mentioned that's a 2 month old laptop,
From what i'm seeing here you should at least have 1 year of warranty with it if you purchased it online,
For the issue you have there,
Might want to specify what video card you have there.
For the drivers, go to then enter your service tag, make sure your select the right operating system, then you'll be able to see the drivers, update the video card driver and the BIOS,
If the problem persist go to nvidia and check your video card if they have released a new driver update,
Worst case scenario is replacing the video card.
Hope this helps!

Posted on May 31, 2010


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