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Windows 7: Nvlddmkm.sys BSOD on startup

16 Jun 2013   #1
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
Nvlddmkm.sys BSOD on startup - Graphics Card

Hello (I know there are loads of threads and people who have already had this problem, but I have been looking for days for a solution and it would seem that every time someone reports this issue it is always different. So everything I have tried has not worked),

This error:

Stop: 0x00000116

Nvlddmkm.SYS

Keeps appearing on startup, now this is both a graphics card issue as well as a bsod issue, so where to post this. I don't know. Anyways, before this error occured I got a few pop ups from with windows saying that the driver had stopped responding, usually when it said this the screen would flicker black. This repeated sereval times before the bsod occurred. After this happened, artifacts appears down the screen. On the BIOS screen and also in safe mode.

When I uninstall the driver for the video card, I can boot up normally. But when either windows updates the card or when I install the latest driver software for it. On restart either the BSOD happens or a black screen. I have no clue what to do to fix this, so any help will be hugely appreciated.

I have included the mini dumps, also I am using my tablet to post this. So sorry for any typos.

Basic system specs are available on my profile under system specs tab. Also, this happened not too long ago and a friend fixed it for me. I never thought of asking, but it is too late to ask him now, as he has moved away.

Some images:




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16 Jun 2013   #2
Arc

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I think you need to replace the GPU. Is there onboard graphics? If so, use it and see if the lines are coming on the screen or not.

If it is crashing with the same 0x116 with the onboard graphics too, let us know.

Is the computer under warranty?
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16 Jun 2013   #3
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Its not under warranty, its over a decade old now. Its a miracle it made it this far, I am getting a new computer soon. But I a still need this, also there is no on bored graphics, only the video card.
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16 Jun 2013   #4
Arc

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Sean, a stop 0x116 BSOD is a display related BSOD. Many a things may contribute to it. A failing GPU, outdated display driver, overclocking failure, overheating, dust accumulation, many a things. But as there are lines coming on the desktop, it appears that the GPU is failing.

Can you at least borrow a GPU from any other person, just to test the situation?
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16 Jun 2013   #5
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Won't be able to borrow a GPU, the PSU does not output enough to be able to run anyone's graphics card. Also before it got this bad, I was able to go into safe mode, uninstall the graphics driver and then reinstall it. After doing that, it would still have lines on the BIOS loading screen, but no lines on the desktop. After a while the BSOD will reappear and so too the artefacts.
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16 Jun 2013   #6
Arc

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Check some other things too.

Make it sure that there is no dust accumulation inside the computer. Clean the air vents and the fan grills.

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

What is the volume/wattage of the PSU? As you are saying that it is not enough, you need to have a bigger one. Insufficient power can do it all.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
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16 Jun 2013   #7
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Cleaned the casing out, the PSU is 305w. Came with case and so too the graphics card. The core temp is ussaly centred around 32 C, but I've decided to leave it for today and get someone to have a look at it tomorrow. Hopefully it is fixable, I don't think its a problem with the hardware. I think it is more on the software side.
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16 Jun 2013   #8
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeanWHall View Post
Cleaned the casing out, the PSU is 305w. Came with case and so too the graphics card. The core temp is ussaly centred around 32 C, but I've decided to leave it for today and get someone to have a look at it tomorrow. Hopefully it is fixable, I don't think its a problem with the hardware. I think it is more on the software side.
Only one software is related with a stop 0x116, that is the display driver.

You need to upgrade the PSU right now, and at first. Get one 750 watts, at least. And, waiting for the furmark's result.
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16 Jun 2013   #9
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Can test the graphics card, because to be able to do that I need to have the driver installed and with the driver installed I can boot up without getting blue screened.
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16 Jun 2013   #10
SeanWHall

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Just to add, after doing some research I have found out some think disconcerting. The absolute minimum PSU supply the graphics card required is 350w, whereas my computer only has a stock 305w PSU.
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