Seems like sometimes after waking up my laptop screen, the Intel driver igfx will stop responding and trigger a driver recovery - the error "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered" is logged in Event Viewer.
This almost never happened in Windows 8. I'm using the same driver - it's the latest Windows 7 driver with the INF modified so it can install on Windows 8/8.1. I'm pretty sure when I was using the provided drivers from Windows Update the crashes happened with similar frequency.
Anyone seeing the same thing happen? My laptop's on a first-gen Intel Core processor, thus my faith in Intel updating drivers for my laptop is next to nil seeing how they've designated these drivers as legacy.
Best Answer Denis W. , 22 February 2014 - 21:22
Updating this thread in case it helps someone:
After many driver crashes I think I have pinned down the culprit: f.lux
I tried disabling it last night and have not encountered a crash just yet. I'll update this thread in perhaps a week's time to see if this solution worked.
Something else I tried was modifying both these registry values to 60, which I'll try reverting back in a few days to pinpoint the issue down to f.lux:
TdrDelay = 60
Timeout = 60
Related: this guy came to the same conclusion regarding f.lux.Go to the full post