I constantly get a message error display driver has stopped working and has recovered.

I have my getting an error message display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered.  Just typing this screen deleted three times!  What should I do?  I have an AMD processor and Windows Vista Home.


See this article which has a Fix - it:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Also check with Support ATI, their drivers and documentation online and ask in their forums
on known problems. You should perhaps update the video driver or re - install the same as
If it is more recent. It is sometimes necessary to return to an older stable version.

Drivers and Support ATI

ATI Catalyst drivers - use the Catalyst drivers

AMD/ATI Forums

I hope this helps.

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