Yesterday, I gave in and installed the Windows 10 update on my Lenovo laptop. I tried the update when it first came out, and then rolled back to 8.1 after having some issues. I figured that since it'd been long enough for most of the bugs to get worked out, and Windows 10 runs fine on my hubby's laptop and our desktops that I would try it again.
The install worked seamlessly this time.
The problem is that now Diablo III crashes the computer as soon as I try to start the game, with "video_tdr_failure nvlddmkm.syse" It lets me open Diablo, log in, and I can change the settings, even play the video bits with no problem, but as soon as I have a character selected and start the game, *boom* Blue screen with the video failure message.
I've tried disabling the Intel Graphics Driver.
I've tried updating the NVIDIA GEForce 750M driver, both using the Windows 10 update, and from the NVIDIA site itself.
I've tried uninstalling the GEForce Experience program, and just leaving the driver software.
I've tried uninstalling the NVIDIA graphics driver, and choosing a clean install when reinstalling.
I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling Diablo III.
After the last, I now get an error saying Diablo cannot initialize 3D3 rather than the crash.
Other programs seem to work fine, though Diablo III is the only graphics intensive game I've tried running.
Doing Google searches tells me that this has been a pretty common problem. There seems to be a gazillion fixes for similar but not quite the same problem -- most of which led to the above steps.
Thought I'd post here to see if anyone else might have had this problem, and/or could suggest a fix I haven't tried.