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07-14-2011 06:58 PM
I have pavilion 6280t with lcd monitor. I have replaced video card with identical one. same issue. i can be on web, or other application, on keyboard or using mouse, and perhaps once per 4 hours of use I get this issue. I have checked connections. any thoughts?
07-20-2011 09:47 AM
I have a different computer, but if you are running Windows 7 64 do you get the following message - or a similar message -
NVIDIA Kernel Mode Driver version 259.65 craashed but has sucessfully recovered
07-22-2011 03:07 AM
Never tried since I don't have this problem, just a hint.
>NVIDIA Kernel Mode Driver version 259.65 craashed but has sucessfully recovered
This often comes when the graphics card becomes too hot (in games).
09-24-2011 04:56 PM
No - I dont get any error message. this happens once or twice a week. hp diagnostics finds no errors. some friends advise me it is the ATI Radeon graphics card that has conflicts with win 7. I dont know if that is true.
09-24-2011 04:59 PM
I am running monitor brightness only at 80% but will lower it a bit to see if this makes a difference. I suppose I could test the ' hot graphics card' theory by keeping the case open. I dont run games or any graphics intensive stuff though.
09-25-2011 07:11 AM
some friends advise me it is the ATI Radeon graphics card that has conflicts with win 7. I dont know if that is true.
Did you try and get the latest driver from ATI?
I have never gotten another one of those error messages ( NVIDIA Kernel Mode Driver version 259.65 craashed but has sucessfully recovered ) since I went to the NVIDIA site and downloaded their (not HP's) latest driver!
It is a long shot, but because you are not getting any error messeges - double check your power settings and make sure (Turn off the display) and (Put the computer to sleep) are set to NEVER.
Control Panel -> Hardware & Sound -> Power Options.
09-25-2011 05:18 PM
Stewjackmail - Yes - I have gotten ATI latest driver and this issue has still occurred. What is your thinking regarding power setting suggestions? HOw would those changes you recommend make a difference, and why after 18 months of computer use would this become an issue? my monitor and hard drives turn off after some period of time- no issue waking up and I can be on the computer straight for 2 hours and then a black screen occurs. Could it be insufficient power from the power supply? or failing PCI e slot? thanks for you thoughts
09-25-2011 07:12 PM
Yes, I don't believe anything should happen if you were moving your curser, etc. within whatever time period you have set in your power settings.
Before I fully understood that that (Turn off the display) and (Put the computer to sleep) were pre-set to active within 4 hours - I got freaked out and thought my monitor had died or maybe the computer had crashed. When I moved my mouse it took more than a few seconds to recover from sleep. I never used either setting, and thought they were only for laptops. It was your statement "perhaps once per 4 hours of use I get this issue," that made me wonder. It was just a last ditch suggestion. I have run out of ideas.
I was always nearly certain my problem was software-based, because I would boot up a live-cd of the Ubuntu/Linux Operating System, and never had any problems at all! I could watch 720P streaming flash video! Linux live-cd's only load the basic (generic) 2D video drivers, but that gave me a lot of information.
09-26-2011 01:52 AM
you should rise it (to maybe 100%).
>I suppose I could test the ' hot graphics card' theory ....
You don`t need this - it was a hint for stewjackmail, who 'highjacked' your thread. :-)