How come my video card stops responding and then gives me a notice that it recovered?

by on June 14, 2012

Q: Sometimes this happens when using other programs, but ALWAYS with Firefox: the screen starts to get pixels, then the entire screen is affected, then goes black. After that, the screen returns to exactly how it was before this happened, and I get this message: “VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands.” Then it asks if I want to send an error report.

I have updated all drivers (with the Driver Easy program) and that does not help. Does anyone know what this error message means and how the problem can be fixed?


One Response to “How come my video card stops responding and then gives me a notice that it recovered?”
  1.  

    Is this a laptop or a desktop computer?

    What is the make and model of your video card?