ThinkPad bluescreens when VGA/analog display is attached


When attaching an analog VGA display, either a monitor or projector, the system may experience a bluescreen error.


Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkPad

Affected systems:

  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430, T530, T530i, W530

System is configured with:

  • NVIDIA Optimus graphics

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 7



The user should download and install the new Microsoft Windows 7 Optimus video drivers:

NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad
NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit) - ThinkPad



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  • Alias ID: SF13-T0115
  • Document ID: HT079226
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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