iMac i5 windows 7 Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 3, 2009
I installed bootbcamp today and windows 7 and after a period of time the following message would pop up after the screen froze and various artifacts would appear or the screen would be divided in half horizontally with artifacts in the middle.

"Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

I don't think this is a bootcamp driver issue. This is an issue between ATI and Microsoft and has been going on at least since 2007. Not much to say about it at this point, but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue with the new iMac's and windows?


macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
Solon, OH
I got that with Vista, Bootcamp, and an ATI iMac. It occurred so infrequently that I didn't really give it much thought at the time. Surprised to find that it still occurs today with Win7, though, on newer hardware.
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