A few days ago my computer started freezing up whenever I fired up a video game (Battlefield Heroes, Fallout 3) and sometimes even when I let it idle. Eventually I saw that it was flashing an error message saying "display driver stopped responding and has recovered". I believe the error code was nvlddmkm.
Searching for this led me to a number of people having the same problem but apparently nothing was confirmed as far as cause or remedy. The main culprit appeared to be video card drivers. So, I went through a series of uninstalling and installing the drivers for my nvidia geforce 8800 gt but it didn't work. The problems began to get worse (error 0x00000007 F) as I had to repeatedly shut the system down manually again and again and finally I just removed the entire graphics card completely and switched over to the integrated graphics card.
My comp has now functioned for 2 days without freezing so it appears that the problem did lie with either the card or the drivers. The forums that I found online usually had someone saying "hopefully nvidia releases new drivers soon". Could they really be having a product which causes comps to crash?
I'd hate to give up on a graphics card which is only a couple yeras old and have to shell out money on a new one so hopefully there is a remedy to this issue. Any thoughts?