Due to the problems of my last laptop (constant BSODs due to the wrong drivers being installed for the graphics successively), I now only update via my computer manufacturer's website. It wasn't just my last computer I had graphics drivers issues with. Last year, shortly after I bought this computer, I tried updating my AMD graphics driver (I don't remember the exact version) and my system slowed down considerably. Luckily I anticipated issues so I made a full backup the day before. Even a System Restore did not eliminate the slowness so I had to restore from my full image backup.
I know HP is famous for adjusting their graphics drivers further after the OEM releases them. Therefore there is no way to know whether a driver will be truly compatible with my particular model (which is an m6-1158, by the way). HP support has been unhelpful in the past. Well they haven't released new drivers for Windows 8.1. Now, in Event Viewer and Reliability Monitor, I notice that MMLoadDrvPXDiscrete.exe crashes every time my system boots up. However I don't have any issues with gaming.
I would strongly prefer to just disable the executable on start-up. If I don't want to risk a driver update, would this be advisable? Since it crashes anyway it probably won't make a difference at all, right?
Here is my system information:
I have an HP m6-1158 notebook with Windows 8.1. Here are the specifications:
- 2.24GHz 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.40GH
- 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Maximum supported = 16GB
- 2 user accessible
- AMD Radeon HD 7670M switchable graphics with 2048MB DDR3 and up to 6350MB total graphics memory
- 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)
- 1TB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- SuperMulti DVD burner
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
- 802.11b/g/n WLAN
- Bluetooth with WiDi
- Beats Audio dual speakers and a subwoofer
- Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad
- Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button
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