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Windows 7: BSOD after playing APB, 0x000000C4 and 0x0000004E

06 Feb 2014   #1
Chex31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD after playing APB, 0x000000C4 and 0x0000004E

I got the PFN corrupt while playing APB: Reloaded

got the other two crashes after using driver verifier

also BSOD before playing BF4


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06 Feb 2014   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Your crashes were all caused by the Nvidia driver, GeForce Experience was also involved. Please do a clean install of the latest Nvidia driver (332.21) but be sure that optional components such as ShadowPlay, Nvidia Update, the 3D stuff and GeForce Experience are not selected for installation.

Test your RAM with Memtest86+ and stress test the CPU with Prime95. Post back with your results.
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06 Feb 2014   #3
Chex31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just uninstalling nvidia drivers and then using driver sweeper

I'll run prime95 tonight

Can I use Windows Memory Diagnostic instead? Got no USB or CD to boot from
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06 Feb 2014   #4
richardsk

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

The symptoms are:
A flickering creen.
A frozen screen.
The screen is totally black.
A blue screen of death with the "Nvlddmkm.sys error message".

Solution

Step 1

Go to the NVIDIA folder:

C:\NVIDIA

Look for the file named as "nvlddmkm.sy_" (C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver version number of driver (example : 186.81) InternationalDisplaynvlddmkm.sy_ )

Note that: The location of this file may vary depending on the OS used.

Copy the file at the root of C: C:\nvlddmkm.sy_

Step 2

Go to the system folder where the drivers are stored :

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\

Once in this folder, locate the the "nvlddmkm.sys" file and rename as it "nvlddmkm.sys.old"

Step 3

Open the command prompt:

Press Windows key + R and type "cmd"

Type the following commands:

"cd" and press the Enter key.

"expand.exe nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys" and then press Enter

This command allows you to unzip the nvlddmkm.sys file- previously saved at the root of C and thus creating a new instance of the file.

Copy this file to C:\WindowsSystem\32drivers
Restart your PC
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07 Feb 2014   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chex31 View Post
Just uninstalling nvidia drivers and then using driver sweeper

I'll run prime95 tonight

Can I use Windows Memory Diagnostic instead? Got no USB or CD to boot from

Memtest86+ requires a bootable media, at most you'll need an USB drive. The built-in memory diagnostic tool isn't as reliable as memtest. You may run it but I doubt it'll pick up anything.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richardsk View Post
The symptoms are:
A flickering creen.
A frozen screen.
The screen is totally black.
A blue screen of death with the "Nvlddmkm.sys error message".

Solution

Step 1

Go to the NVIDIA folder:

C:\NVIDIA

Look for the file named as "nvlddmkm.sy_" (C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver version number of driver (example : 186.81) InternationalDisplaynvlddmkm.sy_ )

Note that: The location of this file may vary depending on the OS used.

Copy the file at the root of C: C:\nvlddmkm.sy_

Step 2

Go to the system folder where the drivers are stored :

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\

Once in this folder, locate the the "nvlddmkm.sys" file and rename as it "nvlddmkm.sys.old"

Step 3

Open the command prompt:

Press Windows key + R and type "cmd"

Type the following commands:

"cd" and press the Enter key.

"expand.exe nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys" and then press Enter

This command allows you to unzip the nvlddmkm.sys file- previously saved at the root of C and thus creating a new instance of the file.

Copy this file to C:\WindowsSystem\32drivers
Restart your PC
That won't help, if the kernel mode driver was corrupt it wouldn't even load in the first place. What we're looking at here is "STOP 0x000000C4: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION" triggered by GeForce Experience which in turn crashed nvlddmkm.

Besides, a clean driver installation eliminates any leftover versions of nvlddkmkm.sys.
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