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Windows 7: nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 & Windows 7 Pro

05 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 (32-Bits)
 
 
nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 & Windows 7 Pro

I am using nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 256 MB RAM on my home PC. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate RC and everything worked smoothly including Aero to the highest quality where drivers were from Windows Update.

Now, I got licensed Windows 7 Professional. When I update the driver from Windows Update everything works just fine until I shut down the PC and turn it on again. When I do that after OS finishes loading, screen suddenly goes blank. After like 2 minutes, system gives a blue screen and restarts. This time Windows successfully makes it to desktop saying that Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown. When the report is prepared it says something went wrong with the video card drivers. The same thing happens even if I install the latest drivers for Vista directly from nVIDIA website as there is no Windows 7 drivers for FX 5500.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Don't update drivers from Windows Update. They are not the most current drivers available. And, if you're having problems with a driver you need the most current version to ensure that any bugs have been worked out.

These 2 drivers need to be updated:
Code:
nvlddmkm.sys Tue Oct 10 01:44:34 2006
ac97via.sys  Mon Nov 22 15:29:55 2004
Update the nvlddmkm.sys driver by getting the latest video drivers for Windows 7 from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
Update the ac97via.sys driver by visiting the manufacturer of the sound card (or the system if it's a built in sound card) and get the latest Windows 7 drivers for it also. Post back if Windows 7 drivers aren't available.

Here's more info about the STOP 0x116 error: BSOD Index
Basically it's most likely to be one of 3 things:
- driver issues (yours are outdated)
- overheating issues (open the case and check to make sure the fan is working and you don't have dust all over it - but don't touch anything inside the case!!!)
- broken video card (test by trying another video card).

Here's a summary of the BSOD analysis':
Code:
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Dec  5 11:20:44.609 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:09.687
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME:  System
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Dec  5 06:51:15.765 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:07.828
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME:  System
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Dec  5 09:01:02.376 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:15:55.423
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxgkrnl.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dxgkrnl.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME:  System
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 (32-Bits)
 
 

Thank you very much for your fast reply. As you suggested, I checked the case and cleaned it with an air blower. In addition, I changed the graphics card with another one from my other PC and installed drivers for Vista as there are no drivers for Windows 7 for GeForce FX 5500. Now, everything works fine. Until now, I did not get any BSOD. Again, thank you very much for the help. I really appreciate it.
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20 Sep 2010   #4

Windows Vista Home Premium & Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi mhasanbulli
I've Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit And I Am Running Same GeForce 5500 FX Graphics Card It Works Fine For Aero Transparency On This OS But I Need Windows 7 Drivers For This Gfx Card, Pls Send Me That Driver On My E-Mail: [nomig34u@yahoo.com] Which Works For Aero

Thanks Bro...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
 
 

I need a Windows 7 Driver for NVIDIA GeForce 5500 128MB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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