Witcher 3 / Windows 10 / HD 5850 driver crashes

Discussion created by wocordie on Aug 8, 2015

After starting the Witcher 3 I can get to the menu or load a savegame, but after 10 seconds or so the screen freezes and I get the message : 'Driver has stopped responding and has recovered succesfully'

I have played the game without any problems in the past for hours on end on medium settings (HD 5850 1gb ram / i5 750 @ 2.67ghz / 4gb ram) on windows 7. But these driver crashes started happening last week and only got the game to work once out of the 30 times I tried, but I have no idea why.



I have tried rolling back to 15.6 and 15.7 and even updated to windows 10 and updated the game but the problem still persists even on the lowest possible settings. My GPU temperature doesn't even exceed 50 degrees celsius when starting the game. Other games work perfectly as they always did. Anyone have any solutions ? There aren't a lot of alternative drivers now that I have windows 10...