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I am running 32 bit home vista, and have been doing so for about 3 months with no problems. Recently I went ahead and let windows do its thing, installing about 7 updates at once.
Tonight, I was playing a bit of Left 4 Dead and after about 30 minutes my screen went black. I alt tabbed out, and saw the message "Display driver nvlddmkm driver has stopped working and has recovered". I closed L4D and restarted, and this time in just a few minutes it started again.
I checked NVIDIA and it turned out there was a new driver, so I went ahead and installed. I played the game for about two hours this time, and the problem seems to be fixed.
However, being overtly paranoid since, well, i have no reciepts or anything because I am an idiot, I went ahead and googled this issue. That was a mistake. Pages and pages of people with this issue who claim their computers are essentially unusable now, who installed new drivers, checked their ram, werent overclocking (I am not either) and this issue kept occuring. I am now in a slight panic over this issue, and really dont even know what could be causing it.
So G&T, have any of you experienced this issue? Could you fix it? Should I be worried?