Since a month, I have some problems with my laptop. Its crashing randomly (sometimes with a crackling noise). It happens most of the time when I am playing games, but can happen at other times too. When it crashes and I try to restart the computer, the computer does run but all I see is a black screen. I found only 2 ways to recover from those crashes: wait for the battery to empty and restart it with the AC adapter or remove the battery and replace it (but I need to open the laptop). I took the laptop to a computer shop and he found nothing I asked him to replace my HDD by a SSD, but I still have the crashing issues. Here are some facts or things that I tried:
- There is no temperature problems when it happens;
- All the drivers and BIOS are up to date;
- When it crashes and I have a black screen, nothing happens when I try to use another screen;
- I see that the NVIDIA GTX960m is running around 95% when some games are on.
Thanks for you help!
Hey buddy , please let me know the following things :
Windows Version (exact OS Build)
nVidia and Intel GPU Drivers Version
Also , one more thing , what happens if you try to manually shut down the laptop by clicking the power button?
When the laptop crashes , does the screen appear distorted(with artifacts) or it just turns completely black?
Thanks for your reply.
Here are the specs:
Windows 10 pro version 1909 (18363.1082)
Geforce GTX 960M
Intel Core i7 6700HQ @ 2.6ghz
If I try to manually shut down the laptop, its shutting down but if I take my finger off the power button, it restarts. It runs, but I have no image on the screen and nothing if I try it on an other screen.
When the laptop crashes, the screen sometimes appears distorted but only at a few spots and only for 2 or 3 seconds and then its all black.
Let me know if the crashes you get look something similar to this -> https://imgur.com/a/tErV5mw (this is how my screen was looking while I was facing a similar issue)
Confirm if they look similar or not and I will explain how to get it fixed. (mine was a Windows Issue , an update messed it up and an update fixed it)
No its mostly black. Yesterday it crashed with a continuous crackling noise. Its just freezing to a black screen with this noise but it wont shut down. When I manually shut it down, it restarts right away. After that, I am not able to shut it down and its running but with a black screen. It crashed when a game was on. The temperature was around 85-86. If it can help, the noise was like a "takakakakakakakakakaka"...
Clarify one thing for me please , did the crash start to occur after a Windows Update/Driver Update?
I need you to tell me your nVidia and Intel Graphic Card Drivers EXACT version.
Yep, I did a few updates before it happened.
GEforce GTX 960M version 452.06 (graph pilot: 220.127.116.1106)
IntelR HD graphic 530. Shader version 5.1...vulkan 1.2.148
Is the infos that you need ?
Do you think I should uninstall something ? If yes, how ?
Ok listen , let's try to install the drivers that ASUS is providing (I know they're old but they're stable , I see you're using one of the latest drivers from nVidia which basically is like looking for trouble , not saying that it's the cause of the issue but it might be)
So , first of all download DDU ( https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html)
Download the nVidia and Intel GPU Drivers provided by Asus here -> https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-GL752VW/HelpDesk_Download/
*Boot in Safe Mode
*Run DDU and Uninstall the Intel GPU Drivers and restart (clean drivers and restart is the name of the option)
*Boot in Normal Mode
*Install the INTEL GPU drivers that you downloaded from Asus
*Boot in Safe Mode
*Uninstall the nVidia Drivers and restart
*Boot in Normal Mode
*Install the NVIDIA GPU drivers that you downloaded from Asus
Test the system and let me know if the issue persists.
(Try to remember if the issue happened after a Windows Update , IF YES, before doing what I told you regarding the GPU Drivers please go on and install the latest Windows Update Build 19041.508)
I dont think it happened after a windows update.
Did all that this morning and the issue resumed after 5 minutes.