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Windows 7: BSOD - GTX 660M - nvlddmkm.sys - Windows 7 - Clevo Laptop -

08 Sep 2015   #31

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Nemecys, Sorry for the late reply, I have been having issues this morning. I tried to read your dump file and I can't read it for some reason. I have tried it on 2 computers and it crashes the debugger. What I could tell was that it was an error code of 116 and named the Nvidia driver. Do you have NVidia driver installed? If you do, please right click on the desktop, select the Nvidia control panel, go to global settings and select the Intel on board driver as the default graphics adapter. We may end up having to disable it in device manager before we are through, but for now, let's not do that.

Next, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

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08 Sep 2015   #32


I honestly have no idea why you cant read any of them I even set the Small Memory Dump option the moment I installed the new copy of Windows.

The Drivers are installed and I have no enabled Integrated only, this never crashes or blue screens just so you know, but it just never can load games usually. (For obvious reasons)

There were no integrity violations.

Anything else for me to try?

Attached another set of BSOD's from earlier today, doubt the story is any different though.
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08 Sep 2015   #33

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I'm getting the same crashes on 2 computers. I am going to ask someone else to try to read them.
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08 Sep 2015   #34


What do you use to read them?

I will try incase the files are being corrupted on upload or something or in the zipping process.

Looks like Disabling the Integrated is all thats left, but i fear the GPU is just scrap metal at this rate
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08 Sep 2015   #35

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

It could be the GPU. I use WinDBG to read them. It may take a while, but I have asked someone else to try to read them in case it's my debugger. I really don't think so. I have tried them on 2 computers and Windows 7 and 2 versions of Windows 10 with the same results with each one.
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08 Sep 2015   #36


Ill try and read them if i can, but is there anything else you can think of worth my trying?

Id hate to turn this into a really heavy notebook, but it looks that way,

Thanks for all your help though
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08 Sep 2015   #37

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

unless you have some experience with WinDBG, I wouldn't try it.
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08 Sep 2015   #38

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

The bottom line seems to be you are getting Graphics card errors from Nvidia blamed in the dumps, but in your error reports it is showing your game crashing because of the on chip Intel graphics. But I can keep the debugger running any longer to read that.

Try this, but don't disable it in Device manager right now. If selecting the Nvidia card does not work, try selecting the Intel on board graphics. But again, don't disable it in Device manager until you find out which one will work.

First set the integrated graphics as preferred .....
  1. Open Nvidia control panel.
  2. Click on "Manage 3D settings".
  3. Click on the button below "Preferred Graphics Processor"
  4. Change it to "Integrated graphics"from the drop down menu.
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  5. Apply it.
Now restart the computer.

Now, disable nvidia graphics card in the device manager.
  1. Click on the start button.
  2. Type Device Manager in the search bar.
  3. Click on the resulting link. The Device Manager window will open.
  4. The third one should be "Display Adapter". Expand it by clicking on the "►" in front of it. Your nvidia card name will be shown.
  5. Right click on it. Choose "Disable" in the context menu.
  6. A dialog will appear with some scary words. Dont be afraid. Click on "Yes" .
  7. Restart the computer.
Hopefully the nvidia display is out of use now, and so there will not be any further chance of graphics switching.

Let us know how the computer is running after doing it.
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09 Sep 2015   #39


I have done as you recommended, the PC seems to be running like normal, unphased by the lack of GPU.

I will try playing some demanding games just to see if they force the GPU on but the NVidia Control Panel is now gone so im guessing it won't

Whats the next step?


I managed to play the new MGSV: TPP on the Integrated Graphics, on lowest 720p at 24 FPS which i was sincerely impressed with.....


I re-enabled the GPU and I have downloaded TThrottle, if I use this to limit my Temperatures to 70 and throttle when it hits that, If i do this, I can play games BUT the Throttle causes the FPS to drop to practically 1FPS which is annoying, I want it to throttle a bit more... gradually, to make it playable.

So i'm guessing its a temperature problem?

I have used Nvidia System Tools (Ntune) or whatever its called to lower the GPU settings to as LOW as they possibly go, but that doesn't stop the game hitting 70 degrees, With this revelation in progress.

Another thing I noticed, When i do run the game sometimes instead of BSODing it will just freeze the entire PC, no mouse movement nothing, closing the lid won't turn off the display and the HDD light will stop flashing, Is this what the Chipset problem may be? or Possible HDD issue?

Can you offer me any advice?
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09 Sep 2015   #40

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Anything is possible, but I think you found that disabling the Nvidia card solved your problems other than you cannot play demanding games. There is no resolution for that as far as I know. Either your card is malfunctioning or the lack of new drivers from your Manufacturer is the problem. That is the way it seems to me, anyway.
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