Windows 10 gives message that "Display Driver Failed to Start" defaulted to Microsoft. Within a few computer freezes then goes black but does not shut down. I am manually shutting and rebooting with a repeat. I managed to stay up long enough to check to see if any updates to my Intel(R) HD graphics and it says it is up to date. I am trying to get this message in before the next crash. There was a recent Windows 10 update. Any suggestions?
I tried responding to email but it bounced back. Here is the information on model etc.
Dell Optiplex 7010
Processor Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz 3.20 GHz
Installed Ram 8.00 GB
Device ID 38AEA8C2-9555-rE83-B4D3-F95F2F2A456C
Product ID 00330-80000-00000-AA689
64 bit operating system x64-based processor
This is probably over kill but any help is appreciated.
Thank you for contacting us.
I understand that you have issues with your Windows 10 machine which is crashing with the "Display Driver Failed to Start" error.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience that this could be causing.
The error is also known as Time-out Detection and Recovery (TDR). The screen turns off and on instantly. This behavior can occur in Windows 7*, 8*, 8.1*, or Windows® 10.
We released a Display driver containing a fix to address multiple causes of this error. Released in April 2016 (version 22.214.171.12424), all drivers since that date include this fix. Other causes of the error may exist, so we recommend maintaining your drivers up to date.
You can test by installing our latest generic drivers (zip) from here:
I strongly recommend a manual installation of our drivers, in case you have any question on how to do it, you will find all the instructions here:
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Hope this information comes handy to you.
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I was taking a look to your case and just wanted to verify if you need further assistance?
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