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I updated my Nvidia Geforce driver to 337.88 but it seems that after the update, the game, right after I hit Play, would start up and then would immediately crash afterwards, a window popping up, saying that DayZ is not responding. Can anyone give me a fix or a solution to this? Thanks


Legacy ID
Have Not Tried
Game Crash

Event Timeline

Falcyon set Category to Game Crash.Jun 30 2014, 4:14 AM
Falcyon set Reproducibility to Have Not Tried.
Falcyon set Severity to None.
Falcyon set Resolution to Open.
Falcyon set Legacy ID to 1996355057.May 8 2016, 6:48 PM

I also have this issue... wasn't sure if it was an Nvidia driver or a game issue. Are you also having color separation issues? I found it most noticeable when I opened the inventory screen and it would temporarily fix with a flush of the screen.

R834 added a subscriber: R834.May 8 2016, 6:48 PM
R834 added a comment.Jun 30 2014, 1:10 PM

Please try to reproduce this issue on the latest experimental build.

When reporting a crash you need to upload a dxdiag report and the files from

Pack the files into a .rar file - if the RAR is smaller than 5000KB, you can attach it here. If it's larger, please upload it to a file sharing website and link it here.

For future reports please refer to the "How to guide"


Falcyon added a subscriber: Falcyon.May 8 2016, 6:48 PM

Sorry, I can't reproduce as the crash happens everytime I startup the game. I uploaded the files (including the DxDiag) and placed them in a .rar (sorry for the .zip, there was a bit of a mishap)

Edit: I tried playing Experimental with the latest driver (337.88). It crashed as well. Reproduction: Always

Edit 2: Problem (possibly) solved. I put -winxp on Set Launch Options and now I can access the game.

Edit 3: Game is now working fine, although if I change anything in the configurations (specifically Resolution and turning on Anti-aliasing), it will crash (error 8876086c)

Edit 4: Alt tab would crash the game as well (same error)

Edit 5 (final): Hi. Problem officially solved. I disabled the Intel driver on my laptop as it was the one causing the problems.

Final Final Edit: Okay disabling the Intel driver wasn't the problem as it only made things worse and made DayZ so lag that it's impossible to play. The real problem is .... I found out that the driver that I want to download does not support Hybrid Power technology, which is what my laptop has. Instead I just downloaded the driver that does support the tech, 337.50. Problem solved.