ATI display driver has stopped responding and has been recovered

  1. Every couple of minutes while im playing minecraft, my screen will freeze, and a random color will appear in the monitor covering the whole screen. Then, after a few seconds, it will say: ATI Display Driver has stopped responding and has been recovered. I have to end the javaw process because i can't recover minecraft after this. For some reason, this only happens in minecraft, and is happening so often that it is unplayable. I am using a hd 5870.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    If you haven't already, I would uninstall the old graphics driver and install the newest one from the AMD website.
  3. thesurvivor190

    thesurvivor190 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 84

    I have. However, i seem to be getting some issues with the new drivers. Sometimes, if i leave my computer on for a long time, which I often do to upload vids to youtube and render videos. If i press ctrl alt delete, to open the task manager menu, it pauses for 5 seconds or so, then switches, then, it pauses for another couple of seconds before switching back to my desktop. Also, switching between 3d applications does the same thing. It's a black screen, and my mouse cursor won't move. I am running windows 7 64bit. However, i dont get the device driver isn't responding error anymore.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    Try uninstalling and reinstalling Minecraft. Maybe there is something wrong with the first install.
  5. thesurvivor190

    thesurvivor190 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Minecraft is working fine now. However, some 3d programs don't seem to be running as well as before. For example, i used to get a steady 60 fps (with vsync on) in Batman arkham asylum. However, now, it often drops to the low 40s while punching enemies.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    When you uninstalled the old graphics driver, did you do so through Programs and Features? If not, maybe you could do so and then reinstall a fresh one.
  7. thesurvivor190

    thesurvivor190 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 84

    What i did was: I downloaded the latest driver from amd. Then I used that driver to uninstall my current one. I rebooted, and started in safe mode, and used driver sweeper to wipe the remaining files. I rebooted again, and installed the drivers. And then i rebooted.


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