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  1. #1
    Sults Guest

    Default Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    restart.
    I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!


  2. #2
    LesleyO Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?


    "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    >I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    > experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    > enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    > messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    > restart.
    > I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    > painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!


    This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things like
    that here.


  3. #3
    Sults Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    Sorry LesleyO, but loosing my work several times in a row, made me very angry.
    Now I am calm again, but seems, like I should more actively search
    replacement for Windows to save my nerves.

    "LesleyO" wrote:

    >
    > "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    > news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    > >I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    > > experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    > > enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    > > messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    > > restart.
    > > I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    > > painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!

    >
    > This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things like
    > that here.
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Telstar Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?


    "LesleyO " <lesleyo@DELETETHIStelusplanet.net> wrote in message
    news:%231GNSCEKJHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    > news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    >>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    >> experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    >> enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    >> messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    >> restart.
    >> I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    >> painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!

    >
    > This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things
    > like that here.
    >


    It is clearly a driver issue. I have absolutely no such problems.



  5. #5
    Sults Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    "Telstar" wrote:

    >
    > "LesleyO " <lesleyo@DELETETHIStelusplanet.net> wrote in message
    > news:%231GNSCEKJHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > >
    > > "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    > > news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    > >>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    > >> experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    > >> enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    > >> messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    > >> restart.
    > >> I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    > >> painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!

    > >
    > > This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things
    > > like that here.
    > >

    >
    > It is clearly a driver issue. I have absolutely no such problems.
    >


    Maybe this is somehow related with the fact that I use 64 bit Vista on Core
    2 Duo system?
    When I did some research in the Internet using the error message, I found
    thousans of messages describing similar problem, so the problem seems to be
    quite common. The error message is BTW "Display Driver has stopped Working
    and has recovered". Sometimes it recovers well, but sometimes it seems to go
    into cycle and after 4..5 cycles performes memory dump and restart.


  6. #6
    Frank Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    Sults wrote:
    > Sorry LesleyO, but loosing my work several times in a row, made me very angry.
    > Now I am calm again, but seems, like I should more actively search
    > replacement for Windows to save my nerves.
    >
    > "LesleyO" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>"Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    >>news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    >>>experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    >>>enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    >>>messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    >>>restart.
    >>>I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    >>>painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!

    >>
    >>This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things like
    >>that here.
    >>
    >>

    At work we have about six desktops running dual monitors with Vista
    Ultimate both X32 & X64 with mainly ATI vcards with no problems.
    First thing to do is to check your vcards web site for the latest
    drivers. if you are using the latest drivers then they may have become
    corrupted and you should uninstall and reinstall them. Also make sure
    you have the proper profiles for both of your monitors and that they are
    listed in display settings.

  7. #7
    Sults Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?



    "Frank" wrote:

    > Sults wrote:
    > > Sorry LesleyO, but loosing my work several times in a row, made me very angry.
    > > Now I am calm again, but seems, like I should more actively search
    > > replacement for Windows to save my nerves.
    > >
    > > "LesleyO" wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >>"Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    > >>news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    > >>
    > >>>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    > >>>experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as I
    > >>>enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts and
    > >>>messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed by
    > >>>restart.
    > >>>I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is most
    > >>>painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!
    > >>
    > >>This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things like
    > >>that here.
    > >>
    > >>

    > At work we have about six desktops running dual monitors with Vista
    > Ultimate both X32 & X64 with mainly ATI vcards with no problems.
    > First thing to do is to check your vcards web site for the latest
    > drivers. if you are using the latest drivers then they may have become
    > corrupted and you should uninstall and reinstall them. Also make sure
    > you have the proper profiles for both of your monitors and that they are
    > listed in display settings.


    Thanks for suggestion!
    I already did that. Display drivers (ATI) are updated, monitors are also
    with proper profiles.
    The system works several hours with dual monitors just fine, but then the
    problem appears again. I have noticed, that if I manage to activate some
    process (for instance press save button) right after the first recovery, then
    I can work several hours without the problem. But if I do not do any action,
    the error will sart to cycle and finally restarts the computer.
    As my action has some influence on the problem, therefore I suspect, that
    this is Vistas fault. My actions with MS Word should not have any influence
    to the display drivers.

  8. #8
    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?

    "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    news:C9CB9F91-1F95-4260-9EE6-EF2226851D8B@microsoft.com...
    > "Telstar" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "LesleyO " <lesleyo@DELETETHIStelusplanet.net> wrote in message
    >> news:%231GNSCEKJHA.4600@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> >
    >> > "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    >> > news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    >> >>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    >> >> experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as
    >> >> I
    >> >> enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts
    >> >> and
    >> >> messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed
    >> >> by
    >> >> restart.
    >> >> I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is
    >> >> most
    >> >> painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!
    >> >
    >> > This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things
    >> > like that here.
    >> >

    >>
    >> It is clearly a driver issue. I have absolutely no such problems.
    >>

    >
    > Maybe this is somehow related with the fact that I use 64 bit Vista on
    > Core
    > 2 Duo system?
    > When I did some research in the Internet using the error message, I found
    > thousans of messages describing similar problem, so the problem seems to
    > be
    > quite common. The error message is BTW "Display Driver has stopped Working
    > and has recovered". Sometimes it recovers well, but sometimes it seems to
    > go
    > into cycle and after 4..5 cycles performes memory dump and restart.
    >



    If you have an ATI card, uninstall Catalyst Control Panel and just run with
    the drivers. If after doing this, you have no control over dual displays,
    download and run DispalyFusion..


    --
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  9. #9
    cqui3 Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?


    "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> a écrit dans le message de
    news:CF3CEF2D-2C61-46DA-90A3-E56B42A89816@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Frank" wrote:
    >
    >> Sults wrote:
    >> > Sorry LesleyO, but loosing my work several times in a row, made me very
    >> > angry.
    >> > Now I am calm again, but seems, like I should more actively search
    >> > replacement for Windows to save my nerves.
    >> >
    >> > "LesleyO" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>"Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    >> >>news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    >> >>
    >> >>>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    >> >>>experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as
    >> >>>I
    >> >>>enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts
    >> >>>and
    >> >>>messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed
    >> >>>by
    >> >>>restart.
    >> >>>I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is
    >> >>>most
    >> >>>painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!
    >> >>
    >> >>This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things
    >> >>like
    >> >>that here.
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >> At work we have about six desktops running dual monitors with Vista
    >> Ultimate both X32 & X64 with mainly ATI vcards with no problems.
    >> First thing to do is to check your vcards web site for the latest
    >> drivers. if you are using the latest drivers then they may have become
    >> corrupted and you should uninstall and reinstall them. Also make sure
    >> you have the proper profiles for both of your monitors and that they are
    >> listed in display settings.

    >
    > Thanks for suggestion!
    > I already did that. Display drivers (ATI) are updated, monitors are also
    > with proper profiles.
    > The system works several hours with dual monitors just fine, but then the
    > problem appears again. I have noticed, that if I manage to activate some
    > process (for instance press save button) right after the first recovery,
    > then
    > I can work several hours without the problem. But if I do not do any
    > action,
    > the error will sart to cycle and finally restarts the computer.
    > As my action has some influence on the problem, therefore I suspect, that
    > this is Vistas fault. My actions with MS Word should not have any
    > influence
    > to the display drivers.


    If my computer acted like that I would suspect a hardware (board, or memory)
    problem.


  10. #10
    Sults Guest

    Default Re: Why Vista crashes so often when dual display is enabled?



    "cqui3" wrote:

    >
    > "Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> a écrit dans le message de
    > news:CF3CEF2D-2C61-46DA-90A3-E56B42A89816@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Frank" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Sults wrote:
    > >> > Sorry LesleyO, but loosing my work several times in a row, made me very
    > >> > angry.
    > >> > Now I am calm again, but seems, like I should more actively search
    > >> > replacement for Windows to save my nerves.
    > >> >
    > >> > "LesleyO" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >>"Sults" <eesnimi.perenimi@mail.ee> wrote in message
    > >> >>news:C5C1AE8E-34AC-47D6-B0A4-774E9CDB9F60@microsoft.com...
    > >> >>
    > >> >>>I use display adapter that is in Vista Hardware compatibility list. I
    > >> >>>experienced zero problems with single display settings. But as soon as
    > >> >>>I
    > >> >>>enable dual display settings I will start to get occasional blankouts
    > >> >>>and
    > >> >>>messages, that display driver stopped responding, sometimes followed
    > >> >>>by
    > >> >>>restart.
    > >> >>>I have used Dual displays since Windows 98, but under Vista this is
    > >> >>>most
    > >> >>>painful. Please, stop the crap and do some work to improve stability!
    > >> >>
    > >> >>This is a user-to-user group, not Microsoft. No point in saying things
    > >> >>like
    > >> >>that here.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> At work we have about six desktops running dual monitors with Vista
    > >> Ultimate both X32 & X64 with mainly ATI vcards with no problems.
    > >> First thing to do is to check your vcards web site for the latest
    > >> drivers. if you are using the latest drivers then they may have become
    > >> corrupted and you should uninstall and reinstall them. Also make sure
    > >> you have the proper profiles for both of your monitors and that they are
    > >> listed in display settings.

    > >
    > > Thanks for suggestion!
    > > I already did that. Display drivers (ATI) are updated, monitors are also
    > > with proper profiles.
    > > The system works several hours with dual monitors just fine, but then the
    > > problem appears again. I have noticed, that if I manage to activate some
    > > process (for instance press save button) right after the first recovery,
    > > then
    > > I can work several hours without the problem. But if I do not do any
    > > action,
    > > the error will sart to cycle and finally restarts the computer.
    > > As my action has some influence on the problem, therefore I suspect, that
    > > this is Vistas fault. My actions with MS Word should not have any
    > > influence
    > > to the display drivers.

    >
    > If my computer acted like that I would suspect a hardware (board, or memory)
    > problem.
    >


    This is ahrd to believe, because in single display mode the system is rock
    solid even under constant heavy load (several weeks of constant running with
    CPU load 100%).
    With dual displays my problem appears even without any load (writing a
    letter under MS Word or even when left idle with dual display activated).
    Single display mode is absolutely stable with monitor connected either
    connector of the video adapter.
    Google gives 300000+ results with my error message. This should be driver
    issue and maybe issue of the Vista OS.

    I should try to use dual display under Knoppix too, if this will be stable,
    then it is clear, that Windows system is faulty.

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