Desktop Window Manager keeps crashing... Vista 32bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've seen this problem around here a bit, and it doesn't seem like there is any known solution.   Plain Vista 32 bit, just a basic desktop, using ATI graphics adapter with latest drivers and completely up to date Vista SP1.

    Every so often, the screen goes black, and then it resumes with the error "Desktop Window Manager has stopped working".   It just started recently, no real changes (that I know of)

    Here is the error signature

     Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
      Application Name: Dwm.exe
      Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
      Application Timestamp: 47918c97
      Fault Module Name: atiumdag.dll
      Fault Module Version:
      Fault Module Timestamp: 4934492a
      Exception Code: c0000005
      Exception Offset: 00136233
      OS Version: 6.0.6001.
      Locale ID: 1033
      Additional Information 1: fd00
      Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
      Additional Information 3: fd00
      Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
    Monday, January 12, 2009 6:49 PM