Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Flickering display and windows kernel mode driver prob

25 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7

Im done editing my specs.
I formated my laptop back to Vista, waiting for new drivers. I installed w7 on my non-laptop computer and there is no problem. I have friends having some problems too with w7 and their laptop: looks like the same problem (nvidia drivers) , but not occuring every minute; just when playing counter-strike source.

Maybe the solution is on this website:
nvlddmkm stopped responding and has recovered.

but as I switched back to vista, I can't test right now.

At this time, I will wait for new drivers.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7

As I said. I updated my nvidia driver too.
But I found the problem. On my laptop the grafics card was up to date but the VGA driver was still missing. Even though i checked it on the nvidia page there was never a message to install a new vga driver.

After the installation everything was fine.
maybe try this one out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

back to xp now
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Oct 2009   #14


had the same problem, but not with resolution but rather with the driver.
T42p, 1GB, ATI mobility FireGL T2e.
with the generic driver all was fine, even on 1400X1050, no flicker at all but no acceleration what so ever (no open gl, no direct 3d or draw).
whenever i installed the FireGL driver - flickers...i tried like 20 different vers.
i installed powerstrip, which detected the Vcard, asked for a restart and that was it. FireGL driver installed, full Acceleration and NO flicker (at last)
i did not mess with any option in powerstrip, just worked.

hope it helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #15

windows7 Professional

A great place to go for help is Windows 7 Launch - lenovo community. It helped me with several issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #16


After searching for a long time for the fix for this, I think I finally have it:

1. Assuming this is a notebook, and you're trying to run Win7 64-bit, download the VISTA (yes, VISTA) 64-bit driver from your notebook manufacturer. You may be able to download it from nVidia directly, I haven't tried that.

2. Uninstall whatever nVidia driver is currently installed.

3. Reboot into safemode

4. Install the Vista driver you downloaded

5. Reboot and enjoy! I'm running about 5 hours stable with no flickering!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Mar 2010   #17

windows 7
solution... no more Display driver NVIDIA etc...

Ok guys, i fixed the problem... patched it at least...

I had the same problem (different model same story... as everyone else) Nvidia and Windows 7 64 (read some problems with 32 too) don't get along too well.... i tried all solutions i found over the web, nothing worked.. crash can be caused by just breathing or blinking!!! (very frustrating)

Here is how i fixed it, i desactivated all windows visual goodies & stuff...

Right click on my computer, go to property, then in left margin select: advanced system settings, third tab, called "Advanced" First option : Performance click on "settings", select "adjust for performance" that will uncheck everything, then you can keep the 3th and 4th from the end checked (smooth edges on screen fonts & smooth-scroll list box, if you want the webpages text to look the way they should.. quite essential to keep the font thing..)

my system became stable after that, no more video card crash, no more Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (whichever i tried) stopped responding and has successfully recovered

VERY STABLE, and very simple... looks like win98 but functionnality are fully there...

When you see it's working well & stable, add options, one at a time... (i would recommand the useful options you really miss, not the estetic that looked good) i added "show thumbnails instead of icons" and it's still stable... that way (one at time), if it become unstable or start over again, you know wich one to uncheck...
it works for now, and let's hope Nvidia will release new drivers that actually works soon,...

hope this post will help other poor customers of Nvidia to stop those frustrating msgs... i figured i seen so many posts with that problems it was worth to post actually worked...

have a good day all...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7 64 bit
Flickering Display

Hey guys, just incase someone comes across this problem. Update the driver, newer versions do flicker more, but this is due to static build up in the motherboard. Try this, power down. Unplug the power cord and take out your battery. Hold down the power button for 60 seconds. This will drain any left over power and release the static. Put the battery back in, plug in the power cord, and start the computer back up. I did this, and I have not had a problem since. Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2010   #19

Windows 7 32bit.

Install nvidiaInspector

Set GPU CLOCK a 100Hz

Attached Thumbnails
Flickering display and windows kernel mode driver prob-cattura.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Flickering display and windows kernel mode driver prob

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, 388.13...
I've been having some weird issues where my screen randomly turns black for a quick second and I get the message saying: "Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, 388.13 stopped responding and has successfully recovered." Definitely something wrong with the driver so was wondering if...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped responding...Please Help.
Hello, This has happened a few times where my monitor turns weird colors and goes black for a second then comes back with the message you can see in the screen shot i've posted. Can some one please help me figure out how to fix this. Thank you!
Graphic Cards
nvdia windows kernel mode driver 186.34
i have problems with this display driver - stops responding all the time (and has recovered so far) but this is a brand new computer! any suggestions for fixing it?
display driver nvidia windows kernel .....
Hello everyone I recently installed windows 7 ultimate and i have some serious issues with it. at first when i installed it, and it booted for the first time into windows i got the BSOD everytime, only way i got passed it was to boot up with driver certification disabled. i was finally able to...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+