cf30 mk3, screen goes black, then "video driver recovered" message

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  1. Stewboy

    Stewboy Notebook Consultant

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    Hello all,

    For the last month or so, my cf-30 mk iii, will on occasion (say once or twice a week) go dark for a moment, and then will come back on with a balloon message at the bottom of the screen telling me something like "video driver recovered." The message fades pretty quickly, and I can't find anything in my windows control panel that has recorded the problem--nothing in "action center" for example. Any ideas about what might be happening? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    First thought...uninstall video driver and reinstall...
    Second is bad ram
     
  3. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    I agree,reinstall the driver and if it keeps doing it pull a ram stick and let it run. Crashes,switch sticks. Let us know what happens.
     
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    Just forget about it. There is nothing wrong and it will repair itself :)
     
  5. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "For the last month or so, my cf-30 mk iii, will on occasion (say once or twice a week)"

    i agree , this could be a symptom of RAM going bad .
    you can do the stick pull-n-swap , but , if you have known good compatible RAM , putting it in place of the suspect RAM is even better .
     
  6. Stewboy

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    Thanks guys. Will try drivers first, then if necessary RAM.
    I'll let you know what happens.
     
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    A brief update on the problem. Via Glary utilities pro (great program in my opinion), I found out that there was an update for my display adapter drivers, so I thought that might kill two birds with one stone: update drivers and correct problem. But the updated drivers screwed with my ability to adjust screen brightness with fn/f1&2. So, removed update, and used a driver backup that I'd done back in the fall. So far so good.
     
  8. Shawn

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    I am guessing that you used drivers downloaded direct from Intel..
    If any problems persist, I suggest you uninstall those and install drivers from Panasonic.
     
  9. Stewboy

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    Thanks Shawn, will do.
     
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