Topic Title: ARMA 3 Crashing/Display Driver Stopped Working and Has Recovered
Topic Summary: Have tried installing new driver updates, Refreshing PC on Win 8.1, please Help!!!
Created On: 08/01/2014 10:43 AM
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 08/01/2014 10:43 AM
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Well unfortunately I've been dealing with this dreaded display driver error and I'm running out of options on what to do and how to fix it. When I start ARMA 3, it boots up just fine, then when I try to start a campaign/showcase mission or Multiplayer server, the screen starts getting horizontal lines jumping on the screen/blurred blocks sometimes as well, and then my computer either freezes up or automatically restarts, sometimes I can close ARMA n goto desktop but that gets whacked out as well doing the same thing basically on my homescreen. It then proceeds to do the same thing to me when I'm just on the desktop trying to open Google Chrome or any other task for that matter, still getting the "Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" in the bottom right corner of Windows.

I've literally tried everything regarding troubleshooting this matter and to no success: Updating Drivers/Windows (maybe I need to install older version or the new BETA?), Tweaking Catalyst CC settings, Disabling Hibernation, Even Refreshing the PC (Windows 8.1), Booting in Safe Mode (MSConfig), scanned for Viruses, complete Reinstall of ARMA 3, ... This has been driving me crazy the last few days and cannot figure out for the life of me why it is doing this now?? ARMA 3 was running great the first 4 or 5 months I've had it and has never had issues like this, it seems it all started after trying to join a server Online and then it crashed and froze and has been doing this Display Driver Error stuff ever since (I did recently download new Mods as well).. Do you guys think a complete PC Reset is necessary? 

Well here is my PC info:

AMD FX-Series FX-6300 (3.50GHz)
Windows 8.1 64Bit
AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB
(Bought this brand new out the box from it's an IBuyPower Gaming Rig about 6 months ago)

*And after I did run a PC Refresh for Windows, everything was all good, no Display Driver Error or anything whacky, but as soon as I reinstalled ARMA and booted it up, the problem came back immediately and all hell broke loose on my desktop...I don't have any other current games installed to try and see if its a major GPU or GCard error so I'm guessing it's only related to ARMA, which was started by me crashing on the 15th MEU Server while its 15th Rct Mod Pack.

Appreciate any feedback as I am in desperation mode at this moment. Thanks.

 08/01/2014 12:11 PM
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Does anyone have any ideas or....


I know I'm supposed to fill out the whole Report sheet but I'm not on that PC so I'm just looking for quick tips or some links to follow.



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