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Windows 7: Video Driver Stops responding Recovers

23 Oct 2012   #1
tktk88

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit SP1
 
 
Video Driver Stops responding Recovers

I have been getting the following message for the last few days with video issues..

"Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver , Version 306.97 stopped responding and has successfully recovered." at my lower right. Its stops randoming after a few minutes of use.

I had been runnning the 296.10 Drivers since they came out with no issues this started a few days ago so i removed the drivers and installed the 306.97 drivers with the same issues..............

This morning after several of the same issues I booted to Safe mode removed the NVidia Video Drivers and let the computer reboot and install the basic vga drivers I have been running this way for over an hour with no issues.......and suggestions?


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23 Oct 2012   #2
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I can think of a few possible scenarios.

  • Your graphical hardware is overheating.
  • There is corrupted remnants of NVIDIA software causing issues.
  • Your GPU is loose in the socket, or your motherboard is physically damaged.
Please install a stable latest WHQL release of your driver software after removing them using one of many NVIDIA cleaning tools, and then watch the temperature of your GPU while you are playing a game/etc., that would cause this to occur.

If the temperature seems fine, then you may want to consider booting in to another Windows installation on a separate Hard Drive to check if your current one is corrupted in some way or another.

When all else fails, reseat your GPU in the system and hope for the best. If it's still happening then consider testing your GPU in another PC.
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23 Oct 2012   #3
tktk88

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the input.......

What is the best NVidia Driver Cleaner you would suggest to use?
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24 Oct 2012   #4
tktk88

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit SP1
 
 

As a follow up I have run the video card all day yesterday with the standard windows vga drivers it works with no issues at all.......re installed the latest Nvidia Drivers clean install its immediately has the same stops responding issue.........any thoughts I did move the card to another slot just to try it same result.........

I purchased a new NVidia 6400Gt yesterday haven't installed it yet was wondering if there is a program you might suggest to use to assure all prior NVidia files are removed???
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25 Oct 2012   #5
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tktk88 View Post
As a follow up I have run the video card all day yesterday with the standard windows vga drivers it works with no issues at all.......re installed the latest Nvidia Drivers clean install its immediately has the same stops responding issue.........any thoughts I did move the card to another slot just to try it same result.........

I purchased a new NVidia 6400Gt yesterday haven't installed it yet was wondering if there is a program you might suggest to use to assure all prior NVidia files are removed???
There is software called NVIDIA Driver Removal Tool that should be readily available if you give it a Google search. Running with the standard VGA Drivers will not prove anything to you as the majority of the GPU does not function without the correct driver software installed.

Since you have the secondary card purchased, testing it in your system may be the next course of action for you, unless you can get your hands on another system to put your original GPU in to.
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25 Oct 2012   #6
tktk88

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit SP1
 
 

LuzTeTT thanks for the response this one has been very frustrationing to say the least.......I came to the same conclusion you mention above mid afternoon yesterday I removed the old card and installed the new Geforce GT 640 yesterday..........did a clean install with the lastest NVidia WHQL Drivers 306.97...so far so good have not and any issues including running games etc..........will keep my fingers crossed and give you another update in a few days..thanks again for your input and help!
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25 Oct 2012   #7
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

No problem! Wish you all the best with your system!
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27 Oct 2012   #8
tktk88

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Well we can mark this one solved no issues after giving the new card an intense workout over the last few days thanks again!
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