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Windows 7: nvlddmkm stopped responding

17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
nvlddmkm stopped responding

Hello, recently I've been getting the same error over a period of anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour and it says Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered. It usually happens when watching youtube videos or any videos in general. I also see it sometimes happen on lower end games, but higher end games run fine without it crashing.

I recently got a new gfx card that fixed previous crashes as well as the nvlddmkm bsod. The only problem is I've reinstalled the driver many times, tried various ways to reinstall using driver sweeper etc. As well as updated everything from my drivers, chipsets, directx, flash, changing to windows classic, and reinstalling the realtek sound driver.

Nothing seems to help fix it from what I've read up on this. I have run memory tests in the past and I know for sure it's not my ram or my power supply. I'm not overclocking anything either, basically all that happens is the monitor flickers black, sound messes up while it does this for a few seconds, then it fixes itself, videos and few applications will be messed up and need to be restarted. Anyone have any ideas on what I can do to fix this, because I've tried everything. All help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Shane

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20 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I still haven't fixed the issue yet, was hoping for some feedback.
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20 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have had the same issue periodically. I assume it's a driver issue or somesuch. I don't know of a quick fix for it either and it happens so rarely for me at least I just ignore it basically lol.

It appears you have done as much as is possible to do so I have no idea where you would go from here. Sorry
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21 Aug 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Do the following. Completely uninstall all NVIDIA graphics drivers. Download and install Driver Sweeper Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper. Boot up into Safe Mode, run Driver Sweeper, and use it to remove all traces of NVIDIA - Graphics files left. Then, boot up into Windows 7 again, and install the latest NVIDIA drivers for your GTX 460.
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21 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just tried that but it didn't work, I removed all nvidia files in safemode rebooted and installed driver 280.26. I did a clean install too, tried watching a long video to test it; the driver crashes and restarts again like usual.
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21 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Check event viewer, does it show any log of the error?
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21 Aug 2011   #7

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Have you tried the previous NVIDIA WHQL driver 275.33? Again, follow the steps to uninstall, and clean the remaining files in Safe Mode from my previous post to do so. IMO its less buggy then the 280 series, the 280 driver series are always failing to display anything on the screen (black screen only) for me on my laptop.

Slasher
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21 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just tried again using the NVIDIA WHQL driver 275.33, tested a few videos it seemed fine for a while then it crashed and restarted. Also here's the event viewer error.

Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

- <Event xmlns="Error">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Display" />

<EventID Qualifiers="0">4101</EventID>

<Level>3</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-08-22T04:47:00.000000000Z" />

<EventRecordID>37596</EventRecordID>

<Channel>System</Channel>

<Computer>Shane-PC</Computer>

<Security />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data>nvlddmkm</Data>

<Data />

</EventData>


</Event>
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22 Aug 2011   #9

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Download and install Speccy Speccy - System Information - Free Download and use it to check your GPU temperatures.
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22 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

CPU
Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 39 C
Core 0 39 C
Core 1 38 C
Core 2 42 C
Core 3 36 C

Motherboard
MSI MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522) (CPU 1) 20 C

Voltage
+3.3V 3.360 V
CPU CORE 0.928 V
+12V 5.087 V
VSB3V 12.232 V

Hard Drives
977GB Hitachi Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA) 30 C

For some reason it's not showing me my GPU temp...

Using HW Monitor I was able to see my GPU temp it was 38 C
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