display driver has stopped responding and has recovered... again and again!!!
its the only game i'm having an issue with. skyrim, one of my faves. its totally ruining my enjoyment to the point that i'm about to give it... its been going on for a year + now... maybe 2...
so heres the deal right now, i will start to play and either 5 min in or 30 min in, (usually never make it to an hour) the screen freezes, then flickers to black, and then flickers again, then crash to desktop and skyrim is gone from my toolbar. i read a bunch of stuff tonight about turning down windows 7 GFX GUI, and only using 4 of the optional like 30 check boxes to simplify.
i even went into regedit to tweak the driver recovery time from the default 2 seconds to 8 seconds. it actually worked once while playing. i could tell the screen froze, flickered black as if changing resolutions or some such, but when it came back to the frozen screen i was able to take control again and no CTD. but it worked ONCE. the game is back to CTD'ing...
liek i've seen this has been going on for a while. it started bac kwhen i had all kinds of crazy mods, and started removing them one by one thinking that was the issue. well long story short, it wasn't the mods. i deleted the skyrim install and all mods and after uninstall deleted the folders and did a fresh install.
i have updated to the latest nvidia drivers 337.50. clean install.
heres my PC- i5 @2300 2.8GHz 12 gigs of ram nvidia geforce 550ti (not the best card but i can run all my new games at near max @ around 30FPS) currently playing these games with no issues- ESO, witcher 2, tomb raider, bioshock infinite and i have NO issues at all!!!!
skyrim has always been weird for me. i did look up what the best order is to set the data files in, and realized by seeing others lists that i don't have a "skyrim.esm".
i have all the DLC for skyrim, dawnguard, hearth fires, dragonborn, i have the 3 high res texture data files installed and i use just one mod "realistic map + road"...
funny, as i type that i realize that could be the one glaring issue here, and it would be the common denominator between my old skyrim install and the new install... lol
sorry for super long post, someone please help me out here, i'm having an elder scrolls renaissance right now with morrowind/oblivion/skyrim and ESO installed and this skyrim thing is totally crushing my nerdjoy.