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Windows 7: BSOD error by NVLDDMKM.SYS

17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi, I have a PackardBell I7-860 computer and the last weeks it suddenly goes black (BSOD) and sometimes restart. Or I have to do a hard restart. NO warnings, no special programs used at that moment. After recovering I get a message about the problem with a .dmp file in the minidump directory.
My system is:
Windows 7 64x Ultimate
Packard Bell ixtreme I7584 SP
Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80 GHz
6 GB DDR3 memory
NVidia Geforce GT 220 video card
WD Sata Harddisk 1 TB
Computer is about 8 months old

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Your video card is possibly defective

The cause is you nvlddmkm.sys driver used by your Nvidia video card
Uninstall the driver
Use Driver Sweeper to remove leftover Nvidia display driver files
Reinstall the current version NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL

Test video card

If still getting crashes test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Is anything overclocked?

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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8008fcb300, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88010693f10, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:

fffff880`10693f10 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h






fffff880`096b5b88 fffff880`0431cef8 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`08fcb300 fffff880`10693f10 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`096b5b90 fffff880`042f0867 : fffff880`10693f10 fffffa80`098ef000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`096b5bd0 fffff880`0431cd07 : 00000000`ffffd87b ffffffff`fffe7960 fffffa80`08fcb300 00000000`00000010 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`096b5c80 fffff880`0fe37ec1 : fffffa80`074ea7f0 00000000`00000080 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0556d410 : dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`096b5d00 fffff800`037616fa : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`07911a50 fffffa80`055099e0 fffff800`034b9447 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`096b5d40 fffff800`0349fb46 : fffff800`0363be80 fffffa80`07911a50 fffff800`03649c40 fffff880`01259534 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`096b5d80 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16

STACK_COMMAND:  .bugcheck ; kb

fffff880`10693f10 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h

SYMBOL_NAME:  nvlddmkm+801f10

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

IMAGE_NAME:  nvlddmkm.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

Followup: MachineOwner
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2012   #3


It is rather unlikely the video card is "defective." Far too many people have this issue with what seems like a variety of nVidia cards.

In my case, it is 2 x GS8400 PCI cards, with a 210 PCI-E x16 and a PCI-E x1 ATI 2250. Works perfectly and BSOD-less in Windows XPx64, and has worked fine in that install for months. Moving to a brand new Win 7 x64 SSD install, and BSODs in a number of ways. Flip back to WinXP x64, and all is perfectly well.

Should I find any substantial fix, I will come back and update, but it doesn't look good so far.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

osijek1289, also consider starting a new thread and following the if you need help tracking down the cause of your crashes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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