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Windows 7: Display Drivr nvlddmkm stopped responding & successfully recovered

18 Nov 2010   #1
bigjazz44

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Display Drivr nvlddmkm stopped responding & successfully recovered

Well hello there folks,

This particular failing driver is an annoying problem.
I'm using a Dell Precision T3500 running Windows 7 x64, the graphics card in this build is a Nvidia Quadro FX1800. I know there is sometimes a problem with the Windows 7 generic driver so I've downloaded the latest driver from the Nvidia site and installed. This doesn't really seem to help as it keeps flagging up the same error message.
What happens is, when you log on and whilst the machine is loading your personal settings this error will flash up on the bottom left hand side of the screen then the screen will flicker a little, then the screen goes black, then flashes back then reboots. On other occasions it'll show the BSOD and just shut down. Can't understand why it's doing this as we received 7 other machines identical to this one all with exactly the same build and they don't seem to have this issue. Ps these machines were bought in brand spanking new less than 6 months ago.
Any help on this issue will be gratefully received.
Thanks a million.
Jamie


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18 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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18 Nov 2010   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

This is a TDR error caused by either your RAM or your GPU
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18 Nov 2010   #4
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One of our other rigs used to get this often. As yowanvista mentions above it was traced to a faulty ram stick. RMA'd it and all works well now no issues for a good 2 months now. I would start there.
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06 Dec 2010   #5
swader

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am getting the same problem with a Quadro FX 1700 in an HP Compaq DC7900. We are using Windows Vista Business 64-bit SP2.

The machine was flattened to make sure there were no conflicting software packages, no HP-provided utilities or drivers were installed (except for the network card). We also swapped out the RAM.

The following drivers have all demonstrated the problem: Microsoft-supplied driver (can't recall version), 259.81, 265.90.

HP sent a replacement card but I am still having the problem.

I am completely stuck. I had to put in a GT9400 to get the user by but this is intended to be a 3d rendering machine and we need to use our Quadro.
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20 Dec 2010   #6
alucardx

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I recently had to fix a video problem for a guy - "Display Drivr stopped responding & successfully recovered". It was a ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500. After trying a dozen solutions online, I found one myself that worked. I started up the CCC program, can't remember where the exact setting is but it's a panel with the temperature gages down the right hand side. There was a setting "Enable ATI OverDrive", when I disabled that everything seemed Ok. Seems like a lot of people are having similar issues. Hope this helps somebody.
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21 Dec 2010   #7
Baggie Shorts

win7 64bit Professional
 
 

Nvidia driver stopped responding & recovered
The solution to this and similar cards having this fault is the graphic card CPU running at too high temp - Ideal temp is 51' - 62' I had a similar problem and tried all the fixes. Then I bought a 1.5 inch fan and used self tapping screws to screw the fan directly onto the heat sink of my graphic card ( GeForce 8500 GT)
From a high of 86' and stalling of the graphic rendering, black screens, and recovery, to a new high of 62' my PC runs steady, graphics excellent and rendering is supaquick and no little blocks where graphic fill is poor. Use MSI Afterburner ( or similar program) to check on the Graphic Card CPU Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 5 download from Guru3D.com
Hope this helps.
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21 Dec 2010   #8
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baggie Shorts View Post
Nvidia driver stopped responding & recovered
The solution to this and similar cards having this fault is the graphic card CPU running at too high temp - Ideal temp is 51' - 62' I had a similar problem and tried all the fixes. Then I bought a 1.5 inch fan and used self tapping screws to screw the fan directly onto the heat sink of my graphic card ( GeForce 8500 GT)
From a high of 86' and stalling of the graphic rendering, black screens, and recovery, to a new high of 62' my PC runs steady, graphics excellent and rendering is supaquick and no little blocks where graphic fill is poor. Use MSI Afterburner ( or similar program) to check on the Graphic Card CPU Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 5 download from Guru3D.com
Hope this helps.
This not the only solution, sometimes this TDR error is caused by faulty RAM or a bad GPU/corrupt driver
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21 Dec 2010   #9
swader

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In our case, the GPU was not overheating, and we replaced the video card & ram on the outside chance that there was a failure in it. But still get the same problem.

I think we're stuck with the unenviable position of having to open a service call with HP.
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21 Dec 2010   #10
Baggie Shorts

win7 64bit Professional
 
 

This not the only solution, sometimes this TDR error is caused by faulty RAM or a bad GPU/corrupt driver -

I agree, but computers being what they are, one fix may not work 100% on another PC because of the infinate combinations of hardware and software. Getting the hardware running as close to optimum as possible and at an acceptable (even if overclocked) temp. will go a long way to resolving a lot of problems. I have had problems with RAM in the past where the stick has popped. Another area to check is whether the heat sink is in correct contact with the GPU and has heat transfer paste.

Thanks for the comment. We are all in this together!!
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