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Windows 7: BSOD almost every time I boot my machine


23 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
BSOD almost every time I boot my machine

Hello,

I usually have to boot my machine twice. I boot the first time, log into my (domain) account, and once windows loads, I get a BSOD. After that, if I reboot, the system works all day.

This happens if I'm bringing it out of sleep or hibernate too, but it has to be inactive for a few hours for it to give a BSOD.

I am running a Dell Latitude D620.
Windows 7 Pro 32 bit (fully licensed)
4 GB RAM
Intel T2500 2.00 GHz processor
Joined to a domain

Attached is the BSOD reports requested.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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23 Jan 2012   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

calskin,
Your crash was related to nvlddmkm.sys nVidia Display Driver.
Suggest you update to the newest one asap.
Yours is dated 11/16/2007.


Report back with the results after testing please.
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23 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is driver scanner legit? Or was that an automatic ad placement?
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23 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've tried updating my driver a few times now, but I'm getting an error saying "the nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible..."

I'm thinking this is because of upgrading to Windows 7, and I'm not sure how to work around this issue.

Anyone know what I can do?
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23 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calskin View Post
I've tried updating my driver a few times now, but I'm getting an error saying "the nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible..."

I'm thinking this is because of upgrading to Windows 7, and I'm not sure how to work around this issue.

Anyone know what I can do?
Can you provide your system specs for this computer? It would really help those of us looking for solutions to know where to look.

Edit: Nevermind, I found your model. I'll see what I can find for the graphics card.

In the meantime, you may try the steps for installing an XP driver and updating through Windows 7 using the steps in Driver Install - Device Manager or install with Vista Compatibility: Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7

Edit2: You will probably have to install with Vista Compatibility and see if that works. Unfortunately, laptop graphics cards are not supported by the card manufacturer but by the laptop manufacturer. The laptop companies work with the graphics card companies to provide support for power settings specific to the laptop the card is on. That is why the newer drivers are not compatible with your system.
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23 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've tried to install this driver using this method, but I get a window that pops up saying Windows has determined that the most current driver is already installed.

I can't find a Vista driver on the dell website either.

I'm not really sure what I should do now...
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23 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

by the way, thank you for your replies.
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23 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Here is the Vista Driver: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [Canada]

You will have to do the following before installing it:

  1. Download the Vista driver for your display card
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Right Click My Computer/Computer
  4. Click Manage
  5. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
  6. Expand Display adapters
  7. Do the following for the adapter
    • Right click the adapter
    • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
    • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  8. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver for the display card
  9. Install the Vista driver for the display card once Windows starts by right clicking the executable, clicking properties, clicking the Compatibility tab, putting a tick to Run this program in compatibility mode for, Windows Vista

Alternatively:
  1. Login as an adminstrative user
  2. Download the Vista driver for your display card
  3. Click Start Menu
  4. Click Control Panel
  5. Click Hardware and Sound
  6. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
  7. Expand Display adapters
  8. Do the following for the adapter
    • Right click the adapter
    • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
    • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  9. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver for the display card
  10. Install the Vista driver for the display card once Windows starts by right clicking the executable, clicking properties, clicking the Compatibility tab, putting a tick to Run this program in compatibility mode for, Windows Vista
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23 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Here is the Vista Driver: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [Canada]

You will have to do the following before installing it:

  1. Download the Vista driver for your display card
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Right Click My Computer/Computer
  4. Click Manage
  5. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
  6. Expand Display adapters
  7. Do the following for the adapter
    • Right click the adapter
    • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
    • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  8. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver for the display card
  9. Install the Vista driver for the display card once Windows starts by right clicking the executable, clicking properties, clicking the Compatibility tab, putting a tick to Run this program in compatibility mode for, Windows Vista

Alternatively:
  1. Login as an adminstrative user
  2. Download the Vista driver for your display card
  3. Click Start Menu
  4. Click Control Panel
  5. Click Hardware and Sound
  6. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
  7. Expand Display adapters
  8. Do the following for the adapter
    • Right click the adapter
    • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
    • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  9. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver for the display card
  10. Install the Vista driver for the display card once Windows starts by right clicking the executable, clicking properties, clicking the Compatibility tab, putting a tick to Run this program in compatibility mode for, Windows Vista
This worked. Thank you!

The link was to a x64 driver, but I was able to get the x86 version and download it.

The driver installed, so I guess I'll see if I get any more BSODs.
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23 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by calskin View Post

This worked. Thank you!

The link was to a x64 driver, but I was able to get the x86 version and download it.

The driver installed, so I guess I'll see if I get any more BSODs.
Oh yeah, sorry, forgot you were running a 32-bit machine. Glad you were able to sort it out. See how the stability is from here on.
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