Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

18 Jul 2012   #31
Bruntz

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

Switched a new card in, everything seems to be working fine now! Thanks for the help, everyone.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Jul 2012   #32
dannyd77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could you come back in a while (let's say a week) to let us know if swapping the card is really working out for you.

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #33
rockko

Windows Home Premium 7 32bit
 
 

I've done all the suggestions in this thread already, including switching video cards (from 8600GT to 8800GT) and I have the exact same problem still... Except I don't get the message when playing games, only while watching videos, including on the internet (youtube, etc)! frustrating...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Jul 2012   #34
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rockko View Post
I've done all the suggestions in this thread already, including switching video cards (from 8600GT to 8800GT) and I have the exact same problem still... Except I don't get the message when playing games, only while watching videos, including on the internet (youtube, etc)! frustrating...
Try updating your Java and/or Flash Players to the latest version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2012   #35
Becks440

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I get this same debilitating error when I play Diablo 3. It seemed to have started a few months ago after either a windows update, or an nvidia update. Regardless, I've tried using multiple versions of nvidia drivers to no avail. Like Bruntz mentioned, sometimes the error will randomly appear while at other times it's damn near constant. At the moment I haven't been playing other games so I don't know if it would have affected them too, but the error has only occurred during the game and not while browsing the internet or playing media. Believe me when I say I've looked through hours of forums and tried all the methods mentioned in this thread and many more, but frustratingly I have never been able to find a solution. I have also tried the following: a complete reinstall of windows; changing windows registry values; updating every possible driver I could after legitimately removing the previous versions; running the game using various vid settings in both the game and the nvidia control panel; reinstalling the game; running error and stress tests on all the hardware, only to come up "OK!"; and finally performing thorough virus detection in safe mode as a last desperate attempt. At this point if I wasn't on a laptop I would just say screw it and replace the damn card, but alas I am not. If there was an actual fault in the video hardware, wouldn't the error occur all the time while utitilizing it, both in windows and games, rather than periodically?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2012   #36
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's the phantom curse! RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!


...


Try uninstalling your graphics card in Safe Mode and using Driver Sweeper on the NVIDIA CHipset, Display and PHYSX.
Then reboot and let windows detect the "new" graphics card.
Then reboot again and install 301.42......

...

I think NVIDIA should really do something about this. Either they're too lazy or not enough people are complaining...??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2012   #37
Becks440

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I used Driver Sweeper before, but not while in safe mode. I'll try going that route, however given all the other failed attempts I'm going to go out on a limb and say the error will remain. I was also going to comb through more nvidia forums (yet again), but I see that nvidia has suspended their forums since mid July because of "suspicious activity". The plot thickens...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2012   #38
Becks440

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mintos45 View Post
Try uninstalling your graphics card in Safe Mode and using Driver Sweeper on the NVIDIA CHipset, Display and PHYSX.
Then reboot and let windows detect the "new" graphics card.
Then reboot again and install 301.42
Tried that but the error still came up within 30 seconds of starting gameplay. Very peculiar to note that when I went to nvidia.com to download the newest drivers, it said I already had the most current version of 301.42. However when I clicked download anyway, it downloaded version 296.10. After uninstalling and wiping the registry files in safe mode, I installed the version nvidia gave me. I thought this backstep in versions was odd, so I went back to nvidia and now it says 296.10 is the most current. What the hell is going on over there at nvidia? Nonetheless, the problem remains.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Aug 2012   #39
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Looks like NVIDIA has screwed up again...

Your best bet is to switch to an AMD card or contact your computer manufacturer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2012   #40
donsedin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 


Hello, i have red this thread, and i have/had this same problem, but when i do clean boot i do not receive any error. Can someone tell me how to check which driver is making a problem. Also i have this error when i open multiple tabs in chrome (sometimes not always), or when i watch movie and skip frames, no errors when gaming at all. Also i did dual boot win7 x86 and never had any error at all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 301.42 stopped responding




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"NVIDIA Kernel Mode Driver Version 186.75"
I just bought a new desktop and within the first hour I had an error message that said, "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA kernel mode driver version 186.75 stopped responding and has successfully restored". What the heck is this? Could this be related...
Drivers
PC black screen and back (lockup). Nvidia kernel mode driver stopped
Hi, my problem is that when i play games like Call of Duty and WoW my pc sucks for a bit and comes to normal. It shows "Nvidia kernel mode driver stopped responding...." but in games such as League of Legends it runs normal. I ve changed the Hard Drive and CPU fan and 4 giga ram recently. The...
Graphic Cards
NVidia display driver stopped responding and has recovered
I am getting this alot lately, the screen goes black for a second, then the following message appears: "NVidia display driver stopped responding and has recovered", randomly, whenever i play games, open a web browser, etc... I tried going back to old whql drivers for my gtx 570 - 314.22, but same...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped responding...Please Help.
Hello, This has happened a few times where my monitor turns weird colors and goes black for a second then comes back with the message you can see in the screen shot i've posted. Can some one please help me figure out how to fix this. Thank you!
Graphic Cards
nvidia driver stopped responding - recovered
When I print to my Epson printer with Photoshop or Lightroom, I get a black screen and the error message above..usually it recovers, but twice I got a blue screen crash. This NEVER happened with Vista, and happens every time I print with Win 7. I've uninstalled and installed the latest nVidia...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App