nvd3dum.dll - Can't play any Games! All games stop working on launch


  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
       #1

    nvd3dum.dll - Can't play any Games! All games stop working on launch


    APPCRASH: nvd3dum.dll is the file causing all my games to crash completely

    I've tried the following:

    Re-isntall Nvidia Drivers
    Re-install the games
    Re-install C++ & Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0
    Re-install Steam files (via Deleting every folder other than 'steamapps' and the Steam exe itself and then launching Steam)

    All have not worked. The games launch and then freeze with "X Game has Stopped Working"

    Games Tried:
    Terraria
    Torchlight 2
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Borderlands 2
    Super Meat Boy
    Counter Strike: Global Offensive
    & More

    Example (tends to be the exact same message on each game)

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: portal2.exe
    Application Version: 0.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 4d4c804d
    Fault Module Name: nvd3dum.dll
    Fault Module Version: 9.18.13.1090
    Fault Module Timestamp: 50de9169
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 006902aa
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: bc92
    Additional Information 2: bc92d49f19a89c81d5cb9ed4e2730fc0
    Additional Information 3: 0f1a
    Additional Information 4: 0f1a188b0c135dfffea773dbc9275f0c


    All spit out the same message (Stopped Working) and all point to the nvd3dum.dll module as the one's causing the crashes. Also, all games seem to launch in Windowed mode too

    It all seems to have started a few days back, maybe through something in Windows Update. One update did fail when I tried to installing it along with Service Pack 1 (as I re-call something to do with C++ and .dll files). It's also not any hardware causing the problems as I haven't had any BSoD or error messages regarding hardware. All readings for Temps & Voltage are fine, the problem seems to stem from that .dll file mentioned. Also I'm not experiencing any graphical or hardware/software errors outside of gaming

    Maybe I should re-install Win7 and do a clean install, what do you guys think?
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  2. Posts : 524
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
       #2

    EvilPengy said:
    APPCRASH: nvd3dum.dll is the file causing all my games to crash completely

    I've tried the following:

    Re-isntall Nvidia Drivers
    Re-install the games
    Re-install C++ & Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0
    Re-install Steam files (via Deleting every folder other than 'steamapps' and the Steam exe itself and then launching Steam)

    All have not worked. The games launch and then freeze with "X Game has Stopped Working"

    Games Tried:
    Terraria
    Torchlight 2
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Borderlands 2
    Super Meat Boy
    Counter Strike: Global Offensive
    & More

    Example (tends to be the exact same message on each game)

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: portal2.exe
    Application Version: 0.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 4d4c804d
    Fault Module Name: nvd3dum.dll
    Fault Module Version: 9.18.13.1090
    Fault Module Timestamp: 50de9169
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 006902aa
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: bc92
    Additional Information 2: bc92d49f19a89c81d5cb9ed4e2730fc0
    Additional Information 3: 0f1a
    Additional Information 4: 0f1a188b0c135dfffea773dbc9275f0c


    All spit out the same message (Stopped Working) and all point to the nvd3dum.dll module as the one's causing the crashes. Also, all games seem to launch in Windowed mode too

    It all seems to have started a few days back, maybe through something in Windows Update. One update did fail when I tried to installing it along with Service Pack 1 (as I re-call something to do with C++ and .dll files). It's also not any hardware causing the problems as I haven't had any BSoD or error messages regarding hardware. All readings for Temps & Voltage are fine, the problem seems to stem from that .dll file mentioned. Also I'm not experiencing any graphical or hardware/software errors outside of gaming

    Maybe I should re-install Win7 and do a clean install, what do you guys think?
    Re-installing the OS should always be considered a "last resort" if nothing else works. I don't know how to fix your problem, but someone else probably does.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
       #3

    Your rig seems to be more than capable to play those games, perhaps the game need some sort of adjustment in their own control panel? perhaps you need to set the game to your native resolution?

    Perhaps doing a system restore prior to the last windows update and try the update again?

    Did you update your video and audio drivers before or after the windows update? if after, it may have caused some corruption in the drivers and that is what you are seeing now?

    Yep, all speculation but ideas nonetheless as new OS install is a last resort as stated before... nothing solid, sorry!
      My Computer


 

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