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Windows 7: Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 301.42 stopped responding

14 Jul 2012   #21
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Have you guys doing a clean install of nVidia drivers?
Download 301.42 and copy the file on to your desktop. Then go to Control Panel and uninstall NVIDIA PhysX and 3D Vision. Reboot your computer and enter safe mode. In Device Manager, select the Display Adapters Tab, and right-click your Graphics Card - Select Uninstall. Reboot your computer and wait until the computer has reinstalled the driver software for your card. Reboot the computer again, and install 301.42 through your desktop shortcut.

It worked for me, no more black screens






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14 Jul 2012   #22
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bruntz View Post
This issue has been happening for months, before the 301 drivers and the 295 drivers (possibly before 283, also). I performed the Clean Boot procedure with both methods (disabling startup, then services); disabled startup was still crashing, disabled services I just did last night and no crashes so far in the one game I've played.
It's interesting you mentioned this bit. Let's try and narrow down which service it could be...

Go back to the System Configuration tool (msconfig), services tab, and start by ticking your services (after hiding all Microsoft sevices) one at a time, with a reboot each time and playing a game.

Repeat the process until you discover which service is giving you the problem.
How about Hiding all Microsoft Services and ticking half of the list - if that half has no errors when playing a game, tick the next half. Hopefully, the next half should have some problem - tick half of the next half (or a quarter of the total list) and try again.

I think it's easier to do it that way, maybe I'm wrong...?
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14 Jul 2012   #23
Bruntz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Have you guys doing a clean install of nVidia drivers?
Download 301.42 and copy the file on to your desktop. Then go to Control Panel and uninstall NVIDIA PhysX and 3D Vision. Reboot your computer and enter safe mode. In Device Manager, select the Display Adapters Tab, and right-click your Graphics Card - Select Uninstall. Reboot your computer and wait until the computer has reinstalled the driver software for your card. Reboot the computer again, and install 301.42 through your desktop shortcut.

It worked for me, no more black screens



I have performed a clean install - removing all drivers (screen looks really weird without any drivers) and then an install of new drivers. Still crashes.
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15 Jul 2012   #24
Bruntz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bruntz View Post
This issue has been happening for months, before the 301 drivers and the 295 drivers (possibly before 283, also). I performed the Clean Boot procedure with both methods (disabling startup, then services); disabled startup was still crashing, disabled services I just did last night and no crashes so far in the one game I've played.
It's interesting you mentioned this bit. Let's try and narrow down which service it could be...

Go back to the System Configuration tool (msconfig), services tab, and start by ticking your services (after hiding all Microsoft sevices) one at a time, with a reboot each time and playing a game.

Repeat the process until you discover which service is giving you the problem.
All services disabled, all startup disabled, clean boot performed, still getting black screen for 4-5 seconds and then Windows recovers.

So discouraged. Anything else for me to try?
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15 Jul 2012   #25
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bruntz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Have you guys doing a clean install of nVidia drivers?
Download 301.42 and copy the file on to your desktop. Then go to Control Panel and uninstall NVIDIA PhysX and 3D Vision. Reboot your computer and enter safe mode. In Device Manager, select the Display Adapters Tab, and right-click your Graphics Card - Select Uninstall. Reboot your computer and wait until the computer has reinstalled the driver software for your card. Reboot the computer again, and install 301.42 through your desktop shortcut.

It worked for me, no more black screens



I have performed a clean install - removing all drivers (screen looks really weird without any drivers) and then an install of new drivers. Still crashes.
Does the black screen repeatedly occur (screen goes black, message "NVIDIA Windows Kernel mode Driver Version 301.42 has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" appears - then the screen goes black AGAIN, message appears again, screen goes black etc etc etc) or does it just happen once during your gameplay?
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15 Jul 2012   #26
Bruntz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bruntz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Have you guys doing a clean install of nVidia drivers?
Download 301.42 and copy the file on to your desktop. Then go to Control Panel and uninstall NVIDIA PhysX and 3D Vision. Reboot your computer and enter safe mode. In Device Manager, select the Display Adapters Tab, and right-click your Graphics Card - Select Uninstall. Reboot your computer and wait until the computer has reinstalled the driver software for your card. Reboot the computer again, and install 301.42 through your desktop shortcut.

It worked for me, no more black screens



I have performed a clean install - removing all drivers (screen looks really weird without any drivers) and then an install of new drivers. Still crashes.
Does the black screen repeatedly occur (screen goes black, message "NVIDIA Windows Kernel mode Driver Version 301.42 has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" appears - then the screen goes black AGAIN, message appears again, screen goes black etc etc etc) or does it just happen once during your gameplay?
It's completely random. During a League of Legends game it'll happen once or twice within 30 minutes, or sometimes not at all, or sometimes 4 times. Screen will go black for 4-5 seconds and if I alt+tab during that time, I can see the driver crash bubble in the lower right once it comes back.

I performed a clean install as you detailed above - removing all drivers, reboot, removing vid card, reboot, letting card reinstall, reboot, installed 301.42 drivers, reboot, and still crashes.

What's next?
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15 Jul 2012   #27
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Interesting...
Have you tried doing a security scan of your computer? Reinstalling LoL?
If both fail, it's probably a fault of the video card itself - contact the manufacturer/store and see what they say.
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16 Jul 2012   #28
japaneseelf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

issue solved at my end.

Here is what i did.

* Uninstalled all the nVidia Drivers.
* Switched off the PC.
* Took out the graphic card, n cleaned it with a static free brush. there was a lot of fine dust on it. Cleaned it to
almost brand new state.
* plugged it in and restarted the PC.
* Win 7 automatically detected the card and installed the default driver.
* Installed the 285.62 driver set.
* That did the trick for me. Ran the system for 18 hrs straight without any issues.

Hope the above mentioned info will help others too.

Regards,
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16 Jul 2012   #29
Bruntz

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
 
 

I'm thinking of just getting a new video card, at this point. Everything else hasn't worked, so perhaps the card is going bad.

Any last suggestions?
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17 Jul 2012   #30
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Well my friend had his card replaced because Dell Support couldn't solve the problem, so the "faulty card" problem is a possibility.t
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