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Windows 7: Windows 7: Omens

26 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7: Omens

Hi Guys,

I am here to throw myself once again at the feet and the mercy of the Gurus in my desperate battle with bluescreens.

I have posted here before and have faced BSOD after BOSD after BOSD. I have been given and followed advice, and have faced far fewer bluescreens since, however there is a recurring new nightmare haunting my life.

It comes with this:

'nvlddmkm.sys attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed'

I have looked up on this and the only thing I can find is people saying update to a newer driver for my nVidia card.

This, however has occurred three drivers back, my last driver and now continuing into the latest graphics driver released on the 18th of this month, which I installed last night.

They are driving me crazy because when my computer performs its regular freeze, crash, instant close or bluescreen it boots through the bios. Normal. It then reaches the windows animation. Normal.

It is this point that my screen goes black for 10-15 seconds then the dreaded bluescreen turns up complaining about the same NVLD issue.

Last night I sat and it seven times over ran into a blue screen loop before I finally got tired of seeing it and closed the computer manually with the power button held in.

My thread is entitled 'Omens' because I deeply fear my graphics card going bang again like my last one and call it paranoia, but I am always on the lookout for any fault so I can be prepared in any case that I might have to buy another card.

Please help!

Dump file attached.

[End Note*]

I am happy and surprised to say for some reason now the performance monitor actually works, last time it was timing out without giving me a result. This time it has given and is included.

Sys Spec:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Full Retail

Ram: 4GB Kingston DDR 2

GPU: nVidia Geforce 8600m GT (512mb) [Laptop card] [Latest driver installed]

CPU: Intel 2GB Dual Core

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26 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Your issue is either caused by bad drivers(highly unlikely in your case), bad RAM or a defective GPU
Since you tried multiple version of your drivers, your issue seems to be hardware related
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
Test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
And your GPU
OCCT (OverClock Checking Tool) 3.0.0 download from
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26 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

I will get to this later, I am very busy with University work at the minute and need my computer up and running for now. My GPU isnt overclocked at all but I can say however, I had to use PowerMizerSwitch - a third party application to disable to power management on the GPU.

The reason for this is that if I dont turn it off (which I cant through the nVidia control panel because the idiots dont have an option for it) my laptop screan tears and jerks and flashes with distortion as (from what I can only surmise) it changes the clock speed or whatever is going on with regulation.

It makes my laptop unusable unless it is attached to an external monitor.

Thank you very much for your reply, I will report back when I have tested as you have directed.

Any further help, advice, discussion or explanation into the issues I have had would be very much appreciated.

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