Nvidia Display driver stopped working and has recovered

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 9:43 am

Recently I started getting the well known "Nvidia Display driver stopped working and has recovered" error every time I start Firefox.
I have FF set to open the windows/tab from the last session.

Disabling HW accel in FF removes the issue, but of course rises the CPU load, makes videos choppy, etc... so it is not a permanent solution.

FF version 57.0.2 64-bit
nVidia driver version 388.59 (latest, updated several times in last month, previous version had the same issue)
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Hardware: GeForce 1050 Ti, i5-2320, 2x8GB RAM

Any idea where to start looking?


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Post Posted December 20th, 2017, 3:16 am

Disable telemetry on the Nvidia drivers: ... -tracking/

I have a similar system as your own running Windows 8.1 and have h/w acceleration disabled, but don't experience any performance issues.

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