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Windows 7: BSOD after "Windows is starting up"

05 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
BSOD after "Windows is starting up"

I was getting a bsod after the windows is starting up screen and it was caused by nvlddmkm.sys with stop: 0x00000116
I was using the 296.10 drivers and everything was fine since i got this computer except til now.
I just got this computer recently except for the RAM, PSU, and video card which is from my old computer.
msi gtx 560ti stock
2500k stock
asus z77 pro
6gb gskill 1600mhz ram
crucial m4 (boot drive)
western digital black
650 antec earthwatts psu
I am able to boot into safe mode, and I uinstalled my 296.10 drivers and I installed older drivers 275 and 285 and except this time i can boot into windows but everything is glitchy and artifacty and the screen flashes to black and back.
Also I tried system restore but it doesnt work. One thing i can do is boot into the system fine if i have no nvidea drivers installed.
I also used driver sweeper everytime i installed the new drivers.
I have the dmp file but i dont know how to upload it to this forum so i chose a rapidshare if thats fine.

Can you guys please help me?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

This might give you some things to try.

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

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.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
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