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Windows 7: Random nvlddmkm.sys bluescreens

09 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Random nvlddmkm.sys bluescreens

Hi,

I've had this problem for about a year now, having tried most solutions on the internet. None of them seem to work thus far, however.

If I use any newer driver other than 260.99, my pc will randomly give blue screens. Either when my computer just booted up, or after a few hours.

I have a GTS 250.

Just some things I've tried so far:
TdrDelay tweak in registry.
Complete reinstall of Windows 7 with newest graphics drivers.
RAM checks

Using a two year old driver is not the end of the world, but it would be nice keeping my computer up to date.

Thanks in advance

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09 Aug 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Download and install the latedt drivers for nVidia .

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

I would suggest you to follow option 2. You may need to install latest version of Java during the process, and it will find the appropriate driver for your product.
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09 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply, but I tried this several times already, most recently yesterday.
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09 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Here is the dump file from my recent BSOD.
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09 Aug 2012   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

The dump says that the cause of the crash is DirectX Graphics Kernel ; which is obtained via windows update, a non - security update.

You may see this page : How to download and install DirectX
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09 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Seemed to work for a while, but still the same crashes.
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09 Aug 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Have you upgraded the DirectX ? May we have a latest crash dump to see ?
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09 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I used directx webinstaller to install everything and use bluescreenviewer to look at the new crash. It's the same as the last one unfortunately.
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09 Aug 2012   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

For Bugcheck Code 0x116, you may follow this post by usasma .

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
NOTE: If overclocking, please reset the system to default values while troubleshooting it.

Info on the STOP 0x116 error: BSOD Index
More info on this particular error (applies to all video cards, not just AMD): AMD Game Forums - ATIKMDAG.sys problems and TDR FAQ Link broken
New Link - Thanks to Captain Jack: How to troubleshoot
New link (25 Apr 2012): AMD Game Forums - ATIKMDAG.sys problems and TDR FAQ
31May2011 - More info (Thanks to VirGnarus): NVIDIA Statement on TDR Errors - NVIDIA Forums

Best advice that I've seen about this error (from here: BSOD )
Quote:
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If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating. Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU. Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference. If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling." - H2SO4
If all that doesn't work, then I'd have to suggest trying a new video card.
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09 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks, but I've basically tried all of these things.
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