Does this issue happen only with the latest graphics drivers 4501?
Have you tried an earlier driver version?
I was not able to find customized graphics drivers from Clevo, but it will be important since customized drivers may work differently from Intel generic drivers.
I rolled back to older drivers and the problem persists. I have 18.104.22.16800 now and the problem is the same. Tried the 4501 and it is the same.
I do not think there is such a thing like customized drivers for Clevo.
If it is any help I am now stuck also in a failed update loop in Windows. My Windows fails to update each time I start up. Maybe it is trying to update the drivers?
Thanks for the information. It does sound like operating system issue. I would recommend reloading the operating system but this time try using different operating system image or USB with different windows image.
Thank you for this suggestion.
However, my suspicion is that it is the drivers conflicting with the system and not the system conflicting with the drivers.I think so because all the other issues have been occuring basically for the last 1-2 years, both on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, on different install images.
They have simply been not annoying enough for me to act until now. For the igfxEM igfxHK processes - I usually just killed them via taskmanager with no repercussions. For no sound - I had to disable and enable the Intel HD Sound drivers to fix it each time.
However, to turn off and on the drivers each time I boot is truly irritating and that only started to appear 2 months ago. And the frequency of driver failures during gaming is increasing.
Is there anything I can try to do before reinstalling Windows? I truly doubt that installing Windows 10 for the third time would fix this.
I keep thinking this is an issue with the operating system. Possible corrupted image and the need of customized graphics drivers from your computer manufacturer.