Well...i found a curious behaviour when i update my Intel graphics 4000 on my notebook. I'll list my setup:
- Manufacturer: ASUS N46VM (R401V for Latin America)
- CPU: Intel Core i5 3210m
- GPU: Intel HD 4000 + nvidia GT3630m (Intel as main GPU)
- RAM: 8GB
- Wireless: (Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230)
-OS: Windows 7 x64
-Drivers version: Intel HD 4000 184.108.40.206.2932(220.127.116.1132) [Before installing new troublesome driver] + Nvidia 314.22 (Current)
Well...the thing is that today i decided to take a look for updates for my Intel components via Intel Driver Update Utility. I found Updates for the GPU (Version 18.104.22.16871) and Wireless networking , i downloaded them and proceed to update. Wireless Connections installation were successful. Then i proceed to install the Intel HD drivers. Everything goes apparently normal but before finishing, the screen goes black for a while, then cursor appears and everything goess back normally, except the Aero functionality...it has gone and an error window appears, saying the following:
Translation: Desktop Window Manager stopped working...Windows is searching a solution for the problem.
Translation: Desktop Window Manager stopped working and closed.
A problem caused the application stopped working. Windows will notify you if a solution is available.
I thought that was normal...so i decided to restart my computer...well...it started slower, took some time to appear the desktop and the problem appeared, popping up the second window error.
I was curious, i went to the Event viewer and i find some error logs related to DWM.exe...this is the latest report (copied from "details" tab and "descriptive" format, since "general" tab shows everything in localized language...in my case, Spanish)
- The previous driver i was using was the version [22.214.171.124.2932(126.96.36.19932)].
- Tried to manually stop and restart the Desktop Window Manager service from "Services.msc"...FAILED...error appears, no Aero.
- Restored the system to a healthy point...everything went back normally.
- Once started in safe mode, i proceed to Uninstall the previous Driver via Device Manager...system asked me to restart, i did it, entering again into safe mode to install the newer driver...then i restart to normal...same error.
- I've been using the generic drivers from this website and i haven't gotten problems except today.
My question would be:
What am i doing wrong?
Message edited by: Jesss Update: Thread title changed for better comprehension.
P.S.: Added Driver version information (specially nvidia one)