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Windows 7: BSOD playing diablo 3 (nvlddmkm.sys)

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD playing diablo 3 (nvlddmkm.sys)

Hello, I get random crashes and they seem to have something to do with my nvidia drivers. It all seemed to start after installing my Hyper X ssd so maybe its a compatibility issue though i haven't heard anyone else saying they have had that.

The BSOD happens the most when playing diablo 3 but will also happen if im just idling or surfing the web. I have read a lot of posts on this issue but none seem to give me solutions that help me. I have tried numerous times reinstalling windows 7 and many more times reinstalling nvidia drivers old, new and beta.

Another issue which may be related to this my Windows experience assessment stopped working. Any help with finding a solution would be greatly appreciated.

Alienware m17x R3
i7 2720 2.2ghz
8gb hyperx 1866mhz ram
120gb hyperx ssd sata 3 AHCI
300gb samsung 7200rpm
gtx 460m
120hz 3D display
windows 7 oem
Avast anti virus
system is 1yr old

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 May 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.

*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation"IRP Logging and Force Pending I/O Requests. and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like.
From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

If you are using win 8 add these

- Concurrency Stress Test
- DDI compliance checking

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen.
Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly.
The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.
If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.
Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.

Thanks to JCGriff2 & Usasma.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you Zigzag, I ran the memtest and i had alot of errors. i ran the modules separate without any issues but together they caused errors. I replaced them with my oem ram and ran more tests without errors. Since putting the oem back in I haven't had anymore BSOD.

Thank you for the quick reply and solution!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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