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GPU is not responding, nvidia windows kernel mode

Q: GPU is not responding, nvidia windows kernel mode

Hello guys, hope anyone can help :)
Basically my Display suddenly freezes and turns black after what runs normally and drops an error "Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 372.90 Stopped responding and successfully recovered" then it repeats the same freezing and restarting process and eventually restarts the computer..
All drivers are up to date, new widnows system is installed
Could it be a sign of changing to a ne GPU?

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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!

A:Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped responding...Please Help.

have you tried to re-install the drivers?

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Since a week i got a new laptop from MSI (model GS70). I already installed some programs like AutoCAD, Office and so on for college. But i also installed a few games like Diablo 3 and Hearthstone.

But for some reason my laptop keep crashing when i'm trying to play hearthstone which is in my opinion not a heavy game to run. So when i try to launch i often notice that the noice is verry weird, the display is flashing and i got a pop-u that says: "Nvidia Kernel Mode Driver has stopped responding and has recovered". Mostly i have to end the task in the task manager. But later today when i tried to launch it my laptop just froze up and moments later i got a BSOD 'dpc watchdog violation' caused by driver NtosKrnl.exe. However the akward thing is that i can run diablo 3 with no problems what so ever. I have not been able to test other games yet, but so far it only happens with Hearthstone.

My Nvidia drivers are up-to-date (355.82). So i'm not sure what the problem here is.

EDIT: Since i found it very strange it only happend in Hearthstone, i also installed Heroes of the storm. At first it worked fine, but once i got in the load screen, the noice was choppy, screen flashes and moments later i got a BSOD.



A:NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver stopped responding

Welcome to the forum. You dont give the model of your graphic card check drivers are up to date with mine they have released new drivers twice in a few days so they may have found problems and updated or about to

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Good evening all. I am hoping to find some help for my question below. I have searched the forums here for similar issues but nothing I have tried thus far has worked.

I get a black screen for about 5 seconds and then the screen recovers. Sometimes it happens 3-4 times a game (League of Legends, Skyrim) and sometimes not at all. During that time, if I alt tab, I can see this message once the screen recovers, "nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 301.42 stopped responding and has recovered."

I have a Geforce GTX 260 with Nvidia 301.42 drivers and Windows 7 64bit (full specs are in my details). My motherboard is running updated drivers. I have tried both the 294 and 285 drivers and still have the issue with both. My GPU temp is 64C which doesn't seem to be too hot (but maybe?)

So far, I've read through a lot of forum posts and tried numerous different things, including; low video settings, disabling all visual upgrades from Windows 7, selecting the video card in 3D settings in Nvidia control panel, and numerous other things.

Please someone help!

A:Nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 301.42 stopped responding

Hello and welcome to the forums Bruntz!

64 C at load is normal for that graphics card.

Is your GTX 260 overclocked? Set it to default clocks and try again.

Try using these latest beta drivers from NVIDIA for your graphics card:-

GeForce 304.79 Beta 64-bit download from

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Hello hello.

I getting on the brinck of crying here. ."

I have a brand new build computer and had the Windows RC installed when i started to get BSOD / nvlddmkm.sys

I have sense installed a genuine Win7 after a lovely reminder from Microsoft.
With the new install i don't get a BSOD, but i do get the "Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version (what ever version of Nvidia driver u have installed) stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

It only happens in games, and i have tried a lot of stuff to get it to work so i can have fun with the new gear. But just can't get a solution. Anyone here who has a experience with this problem and know possible solutions?

I have monitored the TEMP of the GPU but it does not matter if the temp is 55 or 70 c when it crashes.

A:Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode stopped responding and nvlddmkm.sys

Attached is a DxDiag of the system

System Information
Time of this report: 2/28/2010, 21:28:22
Machine name: MONSTER
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: Danish (Regional Setting: Danish)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7586
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4088MB RAM
Page File: 1659MB used, 6513MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file ctaud2k.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 2: The file ctaud2k.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.... Read more

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"display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 332.21 stopped responding and has recovered"

Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I am using a Dell XPS 8300 computer with the following specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
64 Bit OS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40 GHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Dell has attempted to help me with this problem. Prior to having this error pop up on my screen the computer would just have a blank screen at start up after the dell logo then the windows logo appeared. They had me run the computer in safe mode with networking and they have uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled them, they ran CCleaner and fixed all registry errors/cleaned out temporary files, they installed and ran Windows Security Essentials and got rid of any malware. Finally, they decided to send me a new graphics card. They had a technician come install the new card and run a diagnostic test and update all drivers. Everything seemed to be fine but when I opened a game on the system that uses the more intense graphics, the screen went blank again. I have not played any games since but while browsing the internet at random times, I get the error message from the title of this post. The screen will go blank for a few seconds then reappear with that message. I have tried to do some research and have found that the error is probably something called TDR. However, I am not an expert and I am clueless. Please l... Read more

A:display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 332.21 stopped responding...

Can someone please help me with this?

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I was working with an audio recording software just now when I faced this error (in the subject line). The screen blacked for 10 seconds or so and then came back.

Also, I faced similar errors when I was using Power Point and a screen recorder software but the error was a bit different nvlkdm has stopped working. Also, I had just installed IE 9 beta (hardware acceleration), opened the first site and the system crashed and I had to do a hard reboot and unistall IE 9 to save my life from such errors again. The errors are just random. The nVidia drivers are downloaded the official nVidia and are the latest available for my DELL XPS M1530 with 8600M GT. (OS Win 7 Ultimate 32bit)

I also got two BSOD's at different time with a message saying:
"Unable to reset the display. A problem occured with the display driver driver"
I noted this error code on the blue screen
000000x16 nvlddmkm.sys
Dumping physical memory etc. etc.

There are no Minidumps being formed in Windows/Minidump (I just enabled them now), so I wasn't able to post any of them :-|
All temperatures normal, RAM test with Windows Memory Diagnostic/memtest/DELL Diagnostics pass, no overclocking.
However, I perfomed the stability test with Furmark for my grpahics acrd and the display started flickering with dots. Earlier when I installed the driver and had the performed the stability, it had ran absolutely fine for more than 20 min.
I read somewhere it can be an issue of Windows Update KB24548... Read more

A:Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version 266.58 stopped responding

I unistalled the previous driver 266.58, clened using a driver sweeper. I installed the drivers that came with my system from DELL (At that time, I had Vista).
I installed the drivers in Compatibility Mode for Win Vista SP2. After this, when I performed the test, the system still crashed and I got this error on the desktop.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 8797F024
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

Here's the minidump file
020711-32183-01 Crash Dump File

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I'm not sure why this problem even exists, most of what I looked at online doesn't seem to offer any fixes. Or if it does they don't work. I'm trying to get help from anyone anywhere now as Warner Bros. and NVIDIA don't have any sort of fix for it and Warner
Bros. doesn't bother responding to my emails.
GTX 770 OC
i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
16GB 2400MHz RAM
2 TB Hybrid Drive by Seagate
Audigy 5/RX Sound Card
Windows 7

I purchased Mortal Kombat X Wednesday, on the 22nd. I haven't been able to play it due to a crash (NVIDIA Widnows Kernal Mode Driver 3xx.xx has crashed and recovered) that happens at the title screen or if and when I get into the game at the character selection
menu, krypt, online etc. Main menu does not crash but I hardly get there. I've contacted and WB Games and NVIDIA and all of the solutions we've tried are not working.
What I've tried:
- Changing power management mode.
- Installing new drivers after running DDU.
- Several older drivers.
- Highest/Lowest settings, windowed and fullscreen.
- Uninstalling sound card drivers.
- Selective Startup, disabling all inessential services and startup programs.
- Verifying game cache.
- Reinstalling game twice.
- Cleaning temp.
Event Log has 3 events that occur when the driver crashes:

Event 9010, Desktop Window Manager
A request to disable the Desktop Window Manager was made by process (4)
Event 9013, Desktop Window Manager
The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because composition wa... Read more

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GTX 770 OC
Corsair RM 650
i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz
16GB 2400MHz RAM
2 TB Hybrid Drive by Seagate
Audigy 5/RX Sound Card
Windows 10 x64
I pre-ordered Fallout 4, probably my most anticipated release yet, and I was devastated when this crash started happening. Just like my problem in Mortal Kombat X the game is utterly unplayable. This is one of the most frustrating things I have ever encountered
with a computer. Both of these releases I have specifically purchased because they are among my favorite game series and I can't play them at all.

I have a .dmp file, a dxdiag, an msinfo32 and a GPU-Z log. I can tell you right now that this is not a problem with drivers, BIOS updates, GPU temps or power consumption (at least from what MSI Afterburner graphs say) or the in-game graphics being to high.
I've done just about everything that is within my knowledge and competency. I'll take as many ideas as I can.

I did upgrade to Windows 10 during the time when Mortal Kombat X was experiencing this crash. I thought it would fix it but the problem remained despite the complete reformatting of my hard drive. 

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Ive just bought a Dell One 24 of eBay
It had a illegal copy of windows 7 on it so I upgraded it to windows 8 professional 64 bit
I keep getting this message saying (Display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working) the screen flickers on and of before this message is shown. And now its getting worse because its freezing all the time with a load buzzing noise.
The pc is a intell quad core 4gb ram NVidia 8600gt 500 GB Hard Drive with Bluray Player.
when I start the PC there are four beeps
Can Anybody Help?

A:display drivers nvidia windows kernel mode driver version 310.33 stopped working

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For about a week now i have been experiencing a problem. Anytime I try to watch a video on youtube or playing LoL,my screen blacks out and it either:
1.Recovers successfully and displays the error "Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Windows7, Version 347.25 stopped responding and successfully recovered
2.the screen completely blacks out and displays an error, and PC has to restart.
I am currently running windows 7 x64
Intel Core i7-2670QM
Please help As soon as possible!
Thanks in advance
And here is my Dxdiag Log result
System Information
Time of this report: 4/1/2015, 00:08:58
       Machine name: ASUS-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150128-1513)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
       System Model: N55SL
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/10/11 19:12:17 Ver: 04.06.03
          Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
             Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8096MB RAM
          Page File: 4466MB used, 11723MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup... Read more

A:Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 347.25

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark only the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Hello whoever reads this call for help.
Since some time I have two reoccuring errors that just wont stop annoying me.
1. From time to time the screens turns black and I get the message that the Nvidia Kernel mode driver 344.65 crashed and was restarted. 
This problem occured first. It happens sometimes when I am playing games, but not everytime. Sometimes it even crashes when I am just browsing the internet (less then 5 tabs) and run (as far as I know) no other programs.
Some users seem to have that problem, but the forums of Nvidia seem to remain without attention from the developers site.
2. Nvidias NvOAWrapperCache.exe is apparently not compatible with the 64 bit version of Windows and can't start/ run (so the error message).
This keeps popping up whenever I do something. If I don't close the error text, apparently nothing happens. 
I was not able to find a lot about this problem, but finally I found a thread on your forum where fireman4it apparently solved a similar problem. Unfortunatly I was not able to follow his way to solve the problem because FRST64 obviously gave me a different log. But since I am not sure, if this is the right thing for me to do in the first place, I want to ask if someone here could please find the time to try to help me and tell me what I could do.
(I am sorry for any grammar or spelling mistakes. English is not my first language, but I try to do my ... Read more

A:Nvidia kernel mode driver 344.65 and NvOAWrapperCache.exe

If you are saying...that a topic in the Malware Removal Logs section...resolved your problem...I'd have to guess that you are either wrong in your assumption or you are infected.
To get a look and some clarification, I am moving topic to Am I Infected.
Can you please post the link to the topic where you believe Fireman4it assisted with the problem resolution?
Thanks .

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Hello everyone! I tried posting this in the graphics card forum, but haven't had any responses so I thought I would try here seeing as how it may be a driver issue.
I've been having an issue with my GPU recently, and I'm at an absolute stand still as to what the issue could be. I'm using a custom build, and here are some of the specs:

Power Supply - Corsair 650TX V2
CPU - Intel i7-3770K
GPU - NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM - 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600

Now here is my issue.
Whenever I try to launch certain programs and games such as BF 3/4, Dead Space 3, Photoshop CS6, and Sony Vegas 12, they will attempt to start, freeze, and then my display on both monitors will go black for two seconds and return to normal. I'm then greeted by a friendly little message in the corner that says:
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (whatever driver version I have at the time) stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

This is frustrating not being able to use these programs which I used to use on a daily basis, and play many many games. I posted about it several times on the NVIDIA forums, and have been unable to find an answer to my problem. But after doing a little (LOT) of research, I came to the conclusion that it could be one of two things.
1) It has something to do with "graphics hardware acceleration"
2) My GPU isn't getting enough power.

Finally, after doing ... Read more

A:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - Kernel Mode Driver Crash


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Hello, and thanks for viewing this thread. A few days ago, Windows XP (Home) started giving me trouble when I booted my computer. Sometimes, it would just hang forever on the launch screen, and sometimes, it would briefly flash a "Kernel Mode Exception Not Handled" blue screen before instantly restarting the computer. I was able to successfully boot into Windows a few times, but about 20 minutes later the screen would become scrambled suddenly and the computer would inevitably lock up.

I researched this issue some and found it to be related to driver errors. I piddled around in safe mode for a while and tried to figure things out, but I decided it would be easier to just do a fresh install of Windows since I had reformatted a little over a month earlier and had very little to back up. After doing a fresh install, I was reinstalling my drivers, and the same Nvidia display drivers that I've used since I built this computer 3 years ago started causing the same problem I was having before. I booted into safe mode and uninstalled them, and the problem was fixed. Then, I tried installing a newer version of the drivers, and the same problem happened.

Since I bought this computer, this error has never occurred, so I would be grateful if anyone here could shed some light on what might be going on. Thanks in advance!

A:Kernel Mode Exception blue screen (Nvidia Drivers?)

do a fresh install of Windows since I had reformatted a little over a month earlier and had very little to back up. After doing a fresh install,Click to expand...

In view of the above have you now on this new install installed the motherboard drivers - chipset etc and all updates, especially SP3.
re graphics as far as I can see 258.96 is the recommended driver for that card on your system
Do you now have a Minidump from the crash AFTER this new install, if so have you examined the dump file and also do you have any warnings in device manager, including on hidden devices.

If necessary - disable restart on failure and post the full Error and parameters.

May find that Who crashed will supply the analysis of the minidump if you have one.

simply install and click analyse.

Please post the results, of the who crashed analysis as they appear, not in a file that I have to open,.
Finally if you already have the mentioned driver or you install it here are the full rlease notes with all known hiccups.
Also I notice that the motherboard includes full testing facilities and stress tests, in the event of no progress with above I would be inclined to run those

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( Realized I had posted in the wrong section. I apologize. :\ )

Hey, all. Before you go on and give me the normal solutions to this issue, such as hardware monitoring software, overclocking and setting the NVIDIA Driver to High-Performance, I wish to explain my scenario, and that a lot of these solutions did not work out yet. I think this is more of a dying GPU problem.

About a few months ago, I updated the drivers for my NVIDIA 555m following a few low-FPS issues ( About 30 - 20 FPS in recent games ), thinking that a new driver would help fix the hiccups in gameplay ( I have 6 GBs of RAM, an Intel i5 quad-core processor, and a 64-bit Windows 7 ). Needless to say, this fixed the FPS on my games, at least to a manageable speed, so I was happy with the move.

However, after a few days with this update, I started to notice problems. On occasion, the NVIDIA kernel mode driver would stop working, and cause Windows 7 to reset the graphics card driver. At first, I didn't pay attention to it, since it only happened once or twice per day, and nothing else occurred afterwards. However, that was my mistake - By not investigating the issue further, the problem only grew. Soon, the issues started happening frequently, and led to BSODs where Nvlddmkm.sys was the fault, with the computer saying the attempt to restart the service ultimately failed.

I have since been using the internal Intel HD Graphics, which works well on most of my games with max settings, except for games like ... Read more

A:NVIDIA xxx.x Kernel Mode Driver has stopped working, and has recovered

I have moved you to Bsod's,App Crashes and Hangs for further help please follow the instructions here
also post the make and model of your laptop and where you got the drivers you used to update.

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Hi! Every time I start a game that uses the Nvidia 940m graphics card in my Yoga 700 with Windows 10, the 'Nvidia Windows kernel mode driver' crashes after a while. The fan then is at maximum and the Yoga shuts down shortly thereafter. I already installed the Intel and Nvidia graphic drivers from the Lenovo support website and tried some tricks found on the web (card always at maximum power etc.), but nothing really helps. The solution center doesn't find any problems with the nvidia card. Support says, the problem is known and they are hoping for Windows Redstone and a better nvidia driver... Anyone else here has this problem? And found a solution??Could it help to update the chipset driver and all the other drivers from the support website too? Thanx in advance,DerHuette   

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Last night the power went out and I tripped over something and hit my desk causing The GPU my PC to unseat itself. This morning when I booted it up. My computer is unusable because I get the Nvidia kernel error. I tried everything I could think of but to no avail. Will physical damage cause such a problem?

Gtx 680
I5 2400
4 gig ram
Asrock z68 mobo
600w gold rated psu

A:PC incurred physical damage now showing nvidia kernel mode error

Do you know that the GPU unseated itself because you inspected something with your own eyes? Or for some other reason?

You say you "tried everything I could think of". Name as many of those things as you can recall.

Filling out your system specifications might help.

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Hi, my problem is that when i play games like Call of Duty and WoW my pc sucks for a bit and comes to normal. It shows "Nvidia kernel mode driver stopped responding...." but in games such as League of Legends it runs normal. I ve changed the Hard Drive and CPU fan and 4 giga ram recently. The Processor : Intel 2 Duo E4600 2.40ghz. So what can i do..?

A:PC black screen and back (lockup). Nvidia kernel mode driver stopped

Bottleneck is probably combo of your CPU, [what video?] and motherboard chipset. [southbridge/northbridge which effects it all]

I'd try upgrading the chipset drivers and BIOS of your motherboard, found on your motherboard's web site, FIRST.

That CPU is a bit low for gaming, LoL is probably well optimized code and lower requirements as a result.

Not knowing all your hardware.... Fill in the specs, you can run msinfo32.exe from Start | search box and get the info there. Video card will be listed under Components | Display.

Guessing without it, that you could use a video card and CPU upgrade, that CPU is circa 4Q/'07 so it has seen better days, whole system replacement is probably in order, to catch up to 2013 gaming.

Looking on newegg just for an idea, this is the only LGA775 slot CPU (same slot type as a E4600) even available, and it's a refurb: (plus no guarantee your motherboard supports it, without looking it up.)

If your motherboard even has a PCI Express x16 slot, what version is it, 1.0/1.1/2.0? will likely limit a video card choice, also, let alone the PSU in it.

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I received this error (see subject line or below) this evening while using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on my Windows 7 (64-bit) system.

Error occurred while attempting to use the slice tool in Photoshop. The screen froze momentarily (1-2 seconds), the went black (1-2 seconds) and then came back to "normal" but with the error message in the bottom right corner of screen. If occurred 3-4 times within 2 minutes. I rebooted Photoshop and it has not occurred since, but I'm extremely worried since my computer is my livelihood and I cannot afford to be without it should it go down on me unexpectedly.

I had a local guy install this video card on my system 2-3 weeks ago:

Not sure if it is the culprit or not.

Here's the error again:

"Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 185.93 stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

Thanks in advance for any assistance that is provided.

A:Display driver Nvidia Windows Kernal Mode Driver, Version 185.93 stopped responding

Try downloading the latest drivers from nVidia click on support then download drivers, without knowing your exact Display adapter model i cant give you the exact page to download from

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I just bought a new desktop and within the first hour I had an error message that said, "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered. Display driver NVIDIA kernel mode driver version 186.75 stopped responding and has successfully restored". What the heck is this? Could this be related to Windows 7 and would anyone happen to have any suggestions? What happens is the screen goes black for about two seconds then appears with the above error message on the task bar. This happens very randomly, and maybe three to six times a day (had my computer for about two weeks). Also, two times now it has gone black and not come back! Just a little frustrated to say the least. Thank you anyone!

A:"NVIDIA Kernel Mode Driver Version 186.75"

Can you fill in your hardware specs and then use the guide in my sig to update your gpu and other drivers?

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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 boot into windows 7.
First thing i noticed was that everything responded very slow, if i clicked the start button it took up to 5 seconds for it to respond. still everything acts very slow.
so after a while i got the error "display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver 195.39 stopped responding and has recovered succesfully"
so my screen starts to flicker black, and i get the BSOD once in a while.
I can't run the performance test because my system freezes up.
i tried upgrading/downgrading nvidia drivers, installed direct x disable aero and so on
ive done alot of research on the web but i can't find any solutions to it.

My system :

gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 F3
amd dual core 6000+
4gb ram
geforce 9800x2
hdd 320gb

thanks in advance

A:display driver nvidia windows kernel .....

195.39 is a beta driver. Try a stable one.

compress and upload your minidumps here.

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I am getting this error for a long time now but it only happens with more newer games like : GTA V, heroes and generals and now also with Fallout 4.
I play alot of Counter strike and I have never had this error while playing this.
This is the error I am talking about. NOTE that this is not the same driver I use.

After a certain time my screen goes black, it closes the game I'm playing and its showing the error shown above.

Things I have tried:
Re-installing windows
Updating my graphic drivers
Installing different graphic drivers(with clean install)
Updating my BIOS
Changing settings in the Nvidia configuration window.
Checking the temperature and it does not go above 60C

I've had contact with Nvidia and tried some of the above and now they tell me I should bring my pc to a local shop to get it checked out. But first I want to ask you guys from the forum if any of you might know any solution to try out before I do that.

Windows 7 x64
Intel core i5-4570 2100 1150 BOX
Coolermaster B600 600w ATX23
Seagate 1TB st1000DM003 7200 SA3
Ram is ripjaw 4x 2GB DDR3

Since I am not making this post at home I cannot make sure what the exact RAM memory is I use because I didnt buy it online.

I am also not able to upload a DXDiag report right now but I will do that when as soon as I get home.

I hope this would be enough information for now and I am looking forward for all your replies!

A:Display driver NVIDIA windows kernel stopped working.

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I have a Laptop, about 6 months old now.
It's a Samsung RF511.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00Ghz
DDR3 8192 Mb Ram
Nvidia 540M 2GB
My problem is, whenever I try to view a photo it would lag opening and once its opened I'd see blue pixel fragments all over my screen. Previously I tried to Re-install the latest driver. That didn't work. I uninstalled it and removed the registries and what not, that didn't work. So I'm now on a newly formatted Laptop and opening the Default images the Windows provides gives me these errors. Before I formatted I was getting these Errors - "Nvidia Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Successfully Recovered".
I've read this link and I've done some of what they've said as I stated above.

I don't have anything installed other then Starcraft 2 which is being Optimized right now - and that's it.
I had Photoshop CS6 installed on my previous Installation of Windows and when this problem Occured Photoshop had trouble as well.

So does anyone know what I can do?
I really don't want to send the Laptop off. I'd like to see if I can fix it myself first. If not then I'll send it in.
Any help would be appreciated...

I've attaced an image showing what these blue pixel blocks look like with the Driver Displaying stopped responding

I forgot to add. I was getting the same Blue pixel things, and a lot more when I would open up Starcraft 2. The game ... Read more

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This is a complete long shoot not sure if anyone will know about this or not.

I have a Datamax Printer E4203. I currently have to use the Datamax PassThrough driver to print from the software I use.

However, you can't install the PassThrough on windows 7 due to the following error:

Windows can't install the Datamax PassThrough kernel-mode print driver. To obtain a driver that is compatible with this version of windows you are running, contact the manufacturer.

I've spoken to datamax and they aren't doing a new version of this driver for windows?

I've tried disabling the following Group Policy Object. Click START/RUN gpedit.msc navigated to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Printers and changed Disallow installation of printers using kernel-mode drivers to Disabled still no joy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, David

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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?

A:nvdia windows kernel mode driver 186.34

Welcome To Seven Forums: If we could get you to fill in your system specs,it would help Thanks.Fabe

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I just upgraded from win 7 to win 10.
Admin account works OK. Whenever 2 standard users attempt login they get BDOS 'unexpected kernel mode trap'

OS-Win 10 pro
Bought the PC from new with OS win 7 (I think professional, don't recall sp)
Hardware is about 2-3 yrs old.
Intel i7-4702MQ @220GHz, 8GB RAM.
Uses internal Intel HD Graphics 4600 adapter

HP Probook 450G1.

Many thanks.

A:Windows 10 unexpected kernel mode trap

Hi. . .

The 3 dumps were identical.

Probable cause listed as netio.sys, a Microsoft networking related driver. It is not the cause; merely a default.

See if Driver Verifier flags any 3rd party drivers - Driver Verifier - Windows 8.1, 8.0, 7 & Vista (BSOD-related)

Be sure that your networking drivers are updated (Ethernet & wifi -- even if not used).

Any such problems with the system under Windows 7?

Thanks for letting me process my 1st Windows 10 dump file! :)

Regards. . .




Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\AppData\Local\Temp\\073115-73609-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*c:\symbols*
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 8 Kernel Version 10240 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 10240.16393.amd64fre.th1_st1.150717-1719
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff803`e060d000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff803`e0932030
Debug session time: Thu Jul 30 19:44:50.463 2015 (UTC -... Read more

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Im facing "Unexpected kernel mode trap BSOD" during windows update. I came to know that reason for this issue is, bsnl evdo usb modem driver "UE 100 1xEVDO USB modem" (Prithvi bsnl cdma evdo usb modem). But I cannot find latest driver for this driver. Every place the same version driver is available for download. Is any body found solution/(latest driver) for this issue?. Is there any alternative?

I have attached minicrash dump in this url,

I have attached screen shot of driver details.

I cannot do windows upgrade due to this. Guys, Please help me to solve this.

Machine details:

Dell Inspiration 15
Windows 8.1 x64
problematic driver: UE 100 1xEVDO USB modem(VIA_USB_SER.sys USB2SER/MDM from VIA Telecom)

A:Unexpected kernel mode trap BSOD-during windows update

I was having the same issue.

wdf01000.sys, unexpected kernel mode trap

There is nothing you can do about it except uninstalling the "BSNL connection manager". BSNL/prithvi will likely never release an update for the driver. I found that if you try to restart/start your PC with the modem connected, then you will face the issue, either while turning the computer on, or while working in it.

I suggest that you start the computer first, after having access to the metro menu/desktop, plug in the modem.

Actually, this modem is faulty. Frequently disconnects when data speed increases, overheats quickly, etc.

Anyway, try the above method. If it doesn't work then let me know. I think I may be able to provide you an alternative software.

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I've got some minor problems but still I find them quite annoying.
When I'm running Win 7 my display is flickering. It just looks like bad reception on a TV station. When it gets too bad the display turns blak and after a second everything is fine and it starts all over again.

After a while Windows states that there is a problem with the Nvidia windows kernel mode driver, version 186.81 and that it has been restored. (This info is given after the screen turns black).

I think that there is a connection between those two problems but I don't know how to solve it.

I've got a nVidia Geforce 9650m GT grafics card and after I installed win 7 downloaded and installed the driver.

It is even worse when aero is running.
In Vista everything was fine.

A:Flickering display and windows kernel mode driver prob

Hi, go to the Nvidia site and, download the latest drivers for your card and install
them, I hope this will fix your problem.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Every few days i get the BSOD and it says unexpected kernel mode trap. Then the pc restarts and all is fine for a few days. Anyone else have this issue and know what to do about it?

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Hi there,
The following security updates from Microsoft on Windows 8.1 OS are causing freezing issues with our application (pop-ups/ modal dialogs). The application is a .NET 3.5 Windows forms application.
KB Fix - 3168965

KB Fix - 3153199
KB Fix - 3161664

We found that the issue is caused by the security update for kernel mode drivers that are updating the following file - Win32k.sys - Any update to this file on or after May 10, 2016 through Windows Automatic update is causing the problem.

Our clients do not agree to turn off the automatic windows updates.
Is it possible to setup a GPO to change the Windows Update settings for all PCs in the domain to stop all the new updates to the file Win32k.sys?

Is Microsoft aware of this issue & is there a plan to provide a resolution to this issue in terms of a future KB fix?

Thanks & Regards,

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I'm having issues updating Kernel-mode driver 1.11 KB2685811 - I've used your forums previously to help solve issues via running sfc /scannow, SURT etc but I cannot find any solution to this issue. I would very much appreciate your help in fixing this problem.

Details below:

Screenshot of the issue
CBS log file after running sfc /scannow

Thanks in advance

A:Windows Kernel-mode driver 1.11 update error code 800B0100

Please post the CheckSUR.log file as well.
The SFC scan shows the following problems...

Line 350388: 2014-12-29 13:13:06, Info CSI 000004d3 [SR] Repairing 2 components
Line 350389: 2014-12-29 13:13:06, Info CSI 000004d4 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
Line 350392: 2014-12-29 13:13:06, Info CSI 000004d6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:32{16}]"wdf01000.sys.mui" of Microsoft-Windows-WDF-Kernel Library.Resources, Version = 6.1.7601.17803, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture = [l:10{5}]"en-US", VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 350395: 2014-12-29 13:13:06, Info CSI 000004d8 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:78{39}]"MsftWdf_Kernel_01011_Inbox_Critical.Wdf" of Microsoft-Windows-WDF-Kernel Library, Version = 6.1.7601.18198, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
Line 350398: 2014-12-29 13:13:06, Info CSI 000004da [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"Wdf01000.mof" of Microsoft-Windows-WDF-Kernel Library, Version = 6.1.7601.18198, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = ... Read more

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New Windows kernel mode flaw points to future attack vectors.

A new Windows flaw that allows all current, supported versions of Windows to be crashed was published on Friday by Israeli researcher Gil Dabah. The bug allows a local user to cause a system to suffer a blue-screen of death crash. In principle, this may also allow attackers to run code of their choosing with kernel privileges, though in practice, the looks as if it would be difficult due to the nature of the flaw.

-- Tom

A:New Windows kernel mode flaw points to future attack vectors

good read

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Yesterday I was playing a game on my HP Laptop when the computer froze. I couldn't move the mouse, open task manager, ctl+alt+delete, nothing. I had to hold the power button down for 10 seconds and do a hard reset. I let it sit for a few minutes and then booted it back up. Ever since, my computer is not working. It seems to take forever to load to Windows, which it never has before, and once it loads to the desktop everything goes to "Not Responding" within about two minutes. I can't do anything but a hard reset. However I can boot to safe mode with networking with no problems, and it works fine. I have not added any new programs or hardware in many months. Windows will boot up like normal, but as soon as I try to open anything (internet, control panel, start menu, etc) it opens and then freezes to "not responding" and I can't do anything but a hard reset.

These are the steps that I have taken so far:

Ran a virus scan through Norton and Hitman Pro, and downloaded Malwarebytes in safemode - all came back clean.
Used msconfig to disable all startup programs and all non-microsoft services. Still having the problem.
Did a "clean" boot from another forum. Still having the problem.
Uninstalled several programs, still having the problem.
Checked all device drivers for updates, everything shows "The driver installed is the most current version". I have no yellow or red flags, even in the hidden devices.
I attempted a system res... Read more

A:Windows 7 not responding, works in safe mode

Hi SpunkyCowGirl

Try to run SFC /SCANNOW

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi, I'm having many problems on my HP p6-2100 desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium now, the programs like Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421, Excel, is more and more often become not responding, tried System Restore but failed, showing "The restore point was damaged or was deleted during the restore", tried to run Disk Cleanup, but stucked on calculating space, tried to run Disk Cleanup in Safe model, but can not get into Safe model, it's stucked on Loading Windows Files, Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\CLASSPNP.SYS

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium - not responding -can't get into safe mode etc

Is this factory preinstalled Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have of Win7, larded with bloatware and useless duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7?

That's why most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial.

Otherwise you can try to raise the Titanic by working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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FROM 275.35 275.50 any help us?

A:Nvidia kernel error was not responded!

This is a TDR Timeout event, more @ Nvidia NVIDIA Statement on TDR Errors - NVIDIA Forums
Its mostly caused by a badly installed driver or bad RAM/GPU/PSU

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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this error keep show when i using my sli -im using windows 10-755m and 755m sli-170w adapter-remove the battrey when playingetc etc like this forum suggestion and other forum im playing tom clancy division with the lowest seting possible and only get 30fps with no sli (its keep droping to 4 fps when in combat)im even using windowed lowest resolutionwith sli the game works better but keep crashing all the time, not only this game gtav and other too trying to find NVIDIA drivers 337.23 (old drivers), but cant find the driver anywhere

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I have a HP pavilion, running Windows ME, 256 Memory.
Recently after a thunderstorm produced several power surges, I do have a good surge protector

My mouse stopped working and my video card is stuck in 16 bit mode
I have fixed the mouse by going into the system.ini file and removing all the garbage that was in the file

But my video card comes up in in 16 bit mode 640x480
I make the changes to 256 or a higher res and it asks to reboot
Upon reboot it is back in 16 bit mode

Can anyone tell me where I am missing in my troubleshooting


A:Windows ME Nvidia Video card Stuck in 16 bit mode

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Vista service pack 2
Weds night shutdown pc, an hour later was still on shutting down screen so I turned off with the button.
Same thing Friday. Daughter was usin it on the Internet playing games and everything appeared to be working until I tried to turn it off.
Today I tried the command prompt thing, sfc/scannow. Couldn't get it to work as every time mouse went into bottom toolbar it froze, having to turn off with button.
I went into safe mode and did the scannow, it said it had fixed something and would make changes after a restart.
Still freezing in bottom toolbar, noticed Internet now not connected.
Safe mode again and did scannow again.
Same results.
I noticed there was a new prof installed on weds ( days first prob occurred) trusteer endpoint protection. Went to control panel in safe mode as I couldn't do it normally, tried to remove, got the message ' the windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact support'
In safe mode ran, ccleaner, spybot, and malware bytes. Spybot found 4 entries and asked me to do something to Mozilla (sorry I don't remember what but I said yes, it wasn't to close it, it was something like fix)
Malware bytes found nothing.
In safe mode restore centre will not open, nothing happens.
In normal vista nothing works, if I go in bottom toolbar it just freezes. If I try to click a shortcut from desktop I get message saying windows not responding and to end or wait.... Read more

A:Windows not responding vista. Safe mode partially working

Sorry had to post this from phone sorry for any mistakes

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I have a big problem with my samsung rv720-s02nl notebook.
Since I have reinstalled windows 7 I was getting a lot of errors.
When clean install and all the drivers were updated I got random screen freezes. I had to press the power button until the system was powered down.
The message said Nvidia driver stopped responding and has recovered(dutch).
I tried to use the old drivers (straight from the samsung support site) but they also didn't help.

I tried this "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista but that didn't stop the problem, but it resolved the bsods(screen freezes) but i still get error messages about the nvidia driver has stoped working and didn't respond. And still sometimes the computer freezes.

Hopefully you can help me with this.
Sorry for my English, i'm Dutch.

I installed Blue screen viewer and it said the problems were caused by dxgkrnl.sys driver. I searched on google but I found no valuable solutions.

I have used the SF Diagnostic Tool, see my attachment.

A:NVIDIA errors, kernel driver issue

Welcome aboard.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80070a04e0, fffff8800fa04a3c, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7b1a3c )

Followup: MachineOwner
Follow STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting.

On a note, there is Daemon Tools Installed in your system. It is a known cause of crashes in windows 7.

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Whenever I play Skyrim or Fallout 4, my graphics driver crashes and an error shows up saying the kernel has stopped working. This only occurs when playing those 2 games. I play CSGO for 3-4 hours straight and the computer never crashes, but when I play those 2, the computer crashes. The crashes only occur when entering or exiting a building or fast travelling. Sometimes, the game crashes mid game, but very rare.

Updating drivers made it worse as it crashed even more.

Yesterday, I got a BsOD. It was nmi_hardware_failure.


Nvidia 920M 4GB - Version 353.82 (361.43 is available)
From device manger the version is

i7 5500U - 2.40

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I'm experiencing this when running different Adobe applications and sometimes just randomly it will occur. I've seen this problem posted by many on the web and haven't found a successful solution for me. I've rolled back my driver to the earlier 347.88 version because some were saying that fixed the problem for them, but I'm still experiencing the display driver "crash".

I haven't ever seen this before and I've had my NVIDIA 760 for a couple years now but I recently upgraded my MoBo to the new MSI Z170A. Then it started immediately. From here I'm not real sure how to troubleshoot the issue. I've also seen some suggesting that it may be a problem with my power supply, but I never ran into any issues before.

These are the 2 entries I find in the system log:

"Unable to recover from a kernel exception. The application must close."

"The NVIDIA OpenGL driver detected a problem with the display
driver and is unable to continue. The application must close."

System Specs:
Windows 7 Pro, 64
32 GB DDR4
MSI Z170A MoBo
I7 6700 4.0GHZ
500 GB Samsun SSD - OS drive

A:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - Unable to recover from kernel exc

I recently upgraded my MoBo to the new MSI Z170AClick to expand...

Did you clean install windows when you swapped boards?

Next the cx line from corsair is not intended for any type of stressful use. It is for a basic build ONLY. Even corsair says it is only for a basic build;

Since you have a marginal pw supply [for use with a high end video card] Have you checked your voltages; specifically the 12V, 5V, and 3.3V values? If not, do so.
I never use msi boards so I am not sure if any monitoring software is available on the support page. If there is, download and install the monitoring software. Post the voltages here.

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Whenever i play a game while selecting a option high performance NVIDIA processor from the side menu..after 10-15mins my laptop hangs and shows the message "Display Driver Kernel Has stopped responding and has successfully recovered".The system remains hang and non responsive then i have to force shutdown by pressing the power button.Before it was usually for a particular game now the message started to come for other games also.
Anyone knows the reason and have a solution..??
OS-Windows 10
Graphics-NVIDIA Geforce 920m

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Hello All,

I have a real bear of an issue here. I was recently prompted to update my Nvidia graphics drivers, just as I was shutting down the setting to go to my job. I allowed the drivers to update, and then had the system shutdown instead of restarting after the install process.

When I returned after work and rebooted the system, I was greeted with a BSOD, to the effect of "STOP: 0X00000124 - 0X000000BF8000 0X000000200401" this translated as a hardware issue. I restarted the system in safe mode, and rolled back the drivers. I still received a BSOD on normal startup. Running a driver cleaning utility did not help, neither did a system restore. I ran SFC /Scannow in safe mode, and it stated that there were several corrupt files that it could not repair.

I tested the original video card in another system, and it worked fine. I switched to the on board Intel Graphics hoping that it would work, but it still BSODs in normal mode with that as well, though it (like the Nvidia card) also works fine in safe mode.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

A:Windows 7-64 Bluescreens after Nvidia update, stuck in Safe Mode.

Hey, follow the instructions from here - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I have never seen this issue before and for the most part I can't say It's really causing me any issues other than some pop up flickering now and then. Also, I recently updated to Avira 2012 so I'm not sure if thats a problem. Please see attached images
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA80046B4340
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: 84a83ae4-87fe-4aba-a601-bf5d407c9d54
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA80044804E0
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys
Server information: eefe6be4-c487-460e-bcfc-57f20f4851ff

A:Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT Live Kernel Event

HI RoloDman

In meantime,

Download and install Driver Sweeper

Download the most recent software\driver for your NVIDIA

Uninstall nvidia software\driver,restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose only Nvidia-Display and clean,restart in normal mode.

Install the new nvidia software\driver,restart.

Update DirectX

Post back here the results.

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For the past couple of weeks I have been receiving a crash on and off, mostly while browsing, my screen will go black and then come back on a short time later with the error "Nvidia Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered"

From a bit of searching and past experiences, I have found that this is apparently a long lasting problem that few people have been able to fix, most people seem to say it is an Nvidia driver issue, because of this I didn't think much of it.

However today while playing multiple games, I have received another crash I haven't received before:
My screen goes black for a bit, before coming back on and then displaying the crash shown, followed by an error to say that the game I was playing at the time has stopped working.

Today Is the first time I have seen this crash, but the crash has occurred at least 4 times today.

As mentioned I wasn't too worried about the first crash I was receiving but after receiving this new crash today (unable to recover from a kernel exception) I am a bit more worried that maybe my GPU is starting to fail.

I am currently running the latest Nvidia drivers for my GPU and running Windows 10 64-bit, any help on what may be causing these crashes or any tests I could do to help get to the bottom of what may be causing these crashes would be greatly appreciated.

Im not the best at GPU troubleshooting so even with a program I don't know what to look for other than temperature.

thanks in advance,

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I just bought a new custom machine from, good service by the way. I got it built with motherboard, power supply, RAM and video card. I figured I would just install my old hard drive (Seagate Barraccuda 160GB) and be up and running. Upon boot up, I get this:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30
The big problem here is that I cannot select any of the options because by this time, my keyboard has stopped responding. It works fine at first, lets me hit DEL and go into BIOS setup. But then once it gets past that stage, the keyboard stops responding altogether.

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A:boot failure-safe mode-keyboard stops responding before windows starts.

Better to try a hard-wired PS/2 Kbd and mouse.

I just had problems with my USB drivers not loading properly and had to use a hard-wired PS/2 mouse to overcome the problem.

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I am unable to update the Kernel-mode driver framework ver 1.11 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2685811). I get error: 80073712

Also, I am getting BSOD/stop errors in normal mode that say anything from:

-memory_management 0x0000000001a,

- "A device driver attempting to corrupt the system has been caught. The faulty driver currently being on the kernel stack must be replaced with a working version." GDRO.sys-
address fffff88000626a8f9, base at fffff88006269000, datestamp 49b9d125

I'm not sure if they are related.

When I run in safemode I do not get the BSOD. When in normal mode I will get BSOD consistently when running Norton Full System Scan, specifically when the full system scan gets to the Windows/system32 folder.

System specs:
Processor: Intel 2500K Core Duo Unleashed
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-p67A-UD3P
RAM: I have 4x4 Corsair Vengeance, only using 1 stick of 4GB corsair vengeance currently due to troubleshooting.
HDDs:Intel 180GB SSD and Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0 TB (empty)
PSU: corsair 750 watt
Soundcard: MOBO

When I canoo

A:Unable to install Windows Update: Update Kernel-mode driver framework

I, again, apologize for double posting. I figure I should include the host of other issues I'm having. Maybe they can all be inter related.

-my DVD/RW drive, when connected to mother board in ANY SATA slot, causes the BIOS screen to freeze forever. I have disconnected the drive at this time while trouble shooting. I have tried known-good SATA cables so I know it's either the DVD/RW drive or perhaps a driver or mobo failure.

-I have run the memory diagnostic tool in windows. No issues were reported.

-I have NOT run memtest86 because I do not have a disk drive connected.

-I have had stop-errors (BSODS) such as PFN_list_corrupt, System_service_Exception, Memory_management, IRQ_not_less_or_Equal
All of these could be a result of bad RAM.

I have purchased new RAM as a means to fix my problems. It seemed to work for 2 weeks, then the stop errors returned.

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Hello, I ve been experiencing this problem around 2-3 months

Whatever game I play after few seconds some graphics start to change and corrupt. If im lucky it turns completely black and game closes itself and returns to desktop. And gives this error :
If I am not lucky, it gives bluescreen error and restarts the pc :

After restart windows reports :

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800BB85010
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Things I tried so far:

* Format - didnt work
* Driversweep cleaning and re-installing drivers - didnt work
* Used some old nvidia drivers - didnt work
* After format no windows update or driver update, - worked but I cant get any performance from it with Nvidia 267.54, this is not a solution. I cant play most of the games that I could play before. Very low performance even in lowest graphics.
* Underclocking - didnt work, I did it to everypossible number, rendering still happens however can play longer it is randomly and takes more time to crash. Mostly around 15-30min (without underclock max 30 seconds) still not a solution. Also tested in heaven benchmark, when underclocked there is still rendering but no crash or bluescreen, with normal settings max 20 seconds and black... Read more

A:BSOD error, Graphic Rendering ,NVIDIA graphics,Kernel, STOP0x000000116

Hello its nice to see such a nicly formated post.

However this should be in the BSOD Section.


You should follow the Instructions:

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

One you attach the Requested Files i would be more then Happy to help.

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hello respected Community
its my first time to ask question here 
how ever
i need some technical detail of what kind of kernel Microsoft Windows use (win98 to win10)
and why they are using them some technical detail information is needed please

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Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Configuration
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date:          1/16/2016 6:00:17 AM
Event ID:      411
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      DESKTOP-7C1QOQ8
Device IDE\CdRomHL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSB0________________LN01____\5&3682c44a&0&1.1.0 had a problem starting.

Driver Name: cdrom.inf
Class Guid: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Service: cdrom
Lower Filters: 
Upper Filters: 
Problem: 0x13
Problem Status: 0xC0000034
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-01-16T14:00:17.169630500Z" />
    <Correlation />
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can I ask a question
safe if I switch to kernel mode

do you has any guide about setting on msi afterburn

A:kernel mode safe or not ?

It looks like this is a stability option. In searching the gaming sites there is apparently a lengthy tooltip visable when hovering over the choices. the gist of which is:

User mode gives the best monitoring performance and doesn't consume kernel address space, while Kernel mode can protect hardware-mapped memory ranges from unauthorized access by badly-designed applications* and in this way can protect the system from instability.

The Afterburner changelog for 2.2.0 Beta 9 states

Added new compatibility option allowing using protected kernel mode low-level access to hardware instead of user mode one. This option can also be used to bypass Punkbuster related stability issues


PunkBuster is a computer program that is designed to detect software used for cheating in online games. It does this by scanning the memory contents of the local machine. A computer identified as using cheats may be banned from connecting to protected servers. The aim of the program is to isolate cheaters and prevent them from disrupting legitimate games.

This is apparently safe, and suggested for people with instability or BSOD issues. A Guy

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Howdy, l've just reinstalled windows XP in a new HHD and after installing it all with recovery cd and utilities driver cd of my laptop ASUS prime note cartina, and after downloading all the update of windows, somewhere in the middle popped this warning window "WARNING: Cannot Open Kernel Mode Driver MMIOPORT.sys" and then somehow it ?fixed? itself and things went on smoothly withouth encountering any problem ... so l guess, that now that my little lap is working like a charm, it is not a big deal HOWEVER ... seeing that l'm restarting averything from scratch and seeing this warning message from the beginning, well l better know what thats about? lf anyone knows appreciate your time to tell me do not worry about it or ...
thank you

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Hello guys, yesterday I had another BSOD...
this is the second one I've had in a few days:
Can anybody explain to me what that means?
I'm getting SUUUPER frustrated and upset at this...
I don't want to send this PC to a technician... please help!!!

Dump File : Mini081411-01.dmp
Crash Time : 8/14/2011 1:24:27 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0xbf835f46
Parameter 3 : 0xa4a6b5a0
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : win32k.sys
Caused By Address : win32k.sys+35f46
File Description : Multi-User Win32 Driver
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.6119 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.110602-1657)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : win32k.sys+35f46
Stack Address 1 : win32k.sys+14217
Stack Address 2 : win32k.sys+ed1e
Stack Address 3 : win32k.sys+9db26
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini081411-01.dmp
Processors Count : 3
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 94,208

A:Kernel Mode Error Again?

and since there's 3 users on this PC I no longer can go to mine, it just hangs in to that "welcome" screen when I clicked my account,
I went to another and it works just fine and I'm about to delete my user account, again... HELP????

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Could anyone please explain to me in a lucid manner : what is Kernel Debugger Mode? What does is do? Do a normal home computer like mine needs this running and if not how can I disable it? What are pros and cons of keeping this running?

Well I need to all these because I came accross a tool named Daemon 403- x86 which works as a virtual CD/DVD drive. When I tried to install it it gave me a messege that it needs to load something which conflicts with kernel debugger.
Need enlightment please

Thank you

A:Kernel Debugger Mode

This may help

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When I try to log in with my username and password, I constantly get unexpected kernel mode trap and then my computer restarts and the loop continues. If I log in as administrator, I don't get this error and the computer will actually stay on. It worked just fine yesterday but today is a different matter entirely.

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Once and a while I get this BSOD error "Kernel mode exception not handled"
So I ran MEMTEST last night and no errors came up.
Can someone maybe suggest something?
Dump File : Mini121214-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/12/2014 10:30:33 AM
Bug Check String :

Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0x8183d241
Parameter 3 : 0xa7c6ca74
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : ntkrnlpa.exe
Caused By Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+2d241
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating

Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.0.6002.18881

Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+2d241
Stack Address 1 : ntkrnlpa.exe+2d908
Stack Address 2 : ntkrnlpa.exe+2e195
Stack Address 3 : win32k.sys+a161e
Computer Name :
Full Path :

Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
Dump File Size : 143,384
Dump File Time : 12/11/2014 10:32:29 PM

A:kernel mode exception not handled

Moved to Bsod's for further help, Migs your going to have to do some work for this and provide the info asked for so please make sure you follow the instructions and answer all questions when asked. Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

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I posted on here a few days ago about a problem with my pc, i was abit vague and now its developed into something else.

OK, ill start from the start. I bought a PC with no OS. I had a Windows XP disk that came with my old PC, so stupidly i installed this disk on PC from DOS. Ive now read in some docs i found the disk will only work on systems of that make. After installing, on boot up the system would freeze and give me a 'Check your hard drive for viruses, access to c: is restricted' or something similar. So i booted up using a 98 startup disk and formatted c:, which seemed to work. On reboot i had a screen where it seemed the system was detecting some kind of video device, i didnt really pay much attention to this i think could be important tho. After that i rebooted again, and ran the 2000 start up disks to install w2k. After loading the last start up disk i get a 'Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap' blue screen and the pc freezes. so...i downloaded the XP start up disks and tried it that way. With the XP disks there are no problems and i can run the Recovery Console with no problems. but even after formatting with this XP start up, when tryin the 2000 installation again I still get this Kernel screen. After researching a bit, most places say this is due to a hardware error, but ive found a few people saying it was due to thier video drivers, altho theres no where that actually says how to correct this problem.

Im really going insane here so please hel... Read more

A:'Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap'

oh yeah, id like to add...this PC has never had an OS or doesnt now. so the only way i can get a prompt is thru startup disks etc.


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Hi ... I don't understand whether if i should be concern when i see this window when i boot up my computer >>> Can't start kernel Mode Drive Service <<<... Can someone tell me what this drive service is and what its used for ?? Thanks

A:What is this kernel Mode Drive Service ???

Try here it might help you find that error although I did not see it specifically more searching may find it.
good luck

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Hi, I recently upgraded to FTTC and went from 17Mbps to 80Mbps, but I was only getting 45Mbps, I think its my old Smoothwall that is restricting the speed, but to check I thought I would connect the PC directly to the new BT modem bypassing the Smoothwall. got it set up through PPPoE and went online to run a speedtest. From my Network Monitor Gadget it looked like I was right and I was now getting good speed. But before the download speedtest had finished I got  BSOD Kernel Mode Trap (Netio.sys). did a bit of Googling and someone said its usually Malware, so did all the malware scans, nothing. Did more Googling and found it could be a failing HDD, tested HDD's with SeaTools and One of my drives was indeed faulty. Replaced the drive with a new SSD and thought thats would be it sorted. reconnected the modem and did the speedtest. BSOD again.
When running through the router I get no issues, its only when I try to run directly connected to the modem I get the BSOD.
 OS - Windows 8.1 Pro x64 What was original installed OS on system? Win 7
 Originaly was an upgrade install, but I have since done a full clean install of 8.1 from scratch.
 Hardware is 3 years old
 The last clean install was 4 weeks ago
 i7-2700K, KFA GTX 780Ti, Asus P8 Z68-V/Gen3, OCZ ZX Series 1250W, Self Built.
I have attached the but I couldn't run the PERFMON command
I get An Error Occured while attempting to generate t... Read more

A:Kernel Mode Trap (Netio.sys)

Your BIOS (version 3603) dates from 2012.  Please visit the manufacturer's website and see if there are any updates for it.
FYI - updating the BIOS by using a bootable disk is a dangerous process and shouldn't be done (one mistake can actually cause physical damage to your motherboard).
But, if there is a tool from the manufacturer that allows you to do it within Windows - then feel free to do it.
While you're at the manufacturer's website, update all drivers that date after 13 October 2013 (the date that Win8.1 was released)
Also, ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates.

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I am having " Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap" error mainly while I am trying watch videos and play games, recently I have upgraded few hardware in my PC rig including new Motherboard. I have also formatted my system. I also got another error which was also blue screened one but I could not take photo of same but will upload the photo soon ! I have attached my system details as per the instruction of the thread

I request all of you to suggest me a solution



A:Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap - Win 8.1

Update drivers in red. Remove Hotspot Shield and disable nVidia Streaming Kernel Service in services.msc Start HW diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics Be extremely careful with FurMark, and monitor the temps.

LGVirHid.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Gamepanel Virtual HID Device Driver

LGBusEnum.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard

afcdp.sys Wed Jul 20 16:46:03 2011 (4E26EA2B)
Acronis File Level CDP Kernel Helper

GEARAspiWDM.sys Thu May 3 21:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1)
CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear Software.[br]Also comes with iTunes

HECIx64.sys Tue Jul 3 00:14:58 2012 (4FF21D62)
Intel Management Engine Interface

ISCTD64.sys Tue Nov 27 20:52:34 2012 (50B51A02)
Intel Smart Connect Technology Driver

tib_mounter.sys Thu Dec 27 14:25:05 2012 (50DC4C31)
Acronis Tib Mounter for Backup Archive Explorer

k57nd60a.sys Wed Jan 30 01:48:55 2013 (51086DF7)
Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver

tib.sys Wed Mar 20 10:00:38 2013... Read more

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i have been getting a lot of blue screens lately telling me that there was an "unexpected kernel mode trap" and my computer restarts. the one thing i have noticed is that i mostly happens when i am streaming or downloading a video. any help on this matter would be appreciated.

A:unexpected kernel mode trap

Click on this link, follow those instructions and post in that section of the forum:

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Under Device Manager - Non plug and play drivers - Kernel mode driver framework has yellow exclamation
Details C:/Windows\system32\drivers\wdf010000.sys
Microsoft 1.11.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Could someone tell me why I have this please?

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Recently i scanned my computer and there is a message about the Keylogger
9/9/2010 12:05:45 PM Detected: PDM.Keylogger kernel mode memory patch Absent

So, what is kernel mode memory patch?

My riskware program keep increasing everyday.
It show me that I got 2 viruses in my computer, but I scanned just like .. nothing detected.

A:Kernel mode memory patch

Just found a link in the Kaspersky Support site regarding Kaspersky 2010 and Kernel Mode Memory Patch
With Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 installed on my computer the dialog window that informs about suspicious activity: Potentially dangerous program Keylogger - Process (PID: 0): kernel mode memory patch periodically appears. What should I do?

Also there are many threads in the Kaspersky Forums regarding this
kernel mode memory patch - Google Search

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I've got a Xerox Phaser 3117 printer. My computer with Windows 7 Home Premium won't install the driver for it, though it finds it and attempts an installation. The problem is in a policy that blocks kernel-mode drivers. In Win7 Pro I would go to administrative tools and turn this policy off, but here this option isn't present. Also, I've found a list of registry keys that are usually edited with the tool missing in Home Premium. Here is what I needed: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers!KMPrintersAreBlocked. But it's present in "Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 operating systems only". So what should I do? Install a new OS in order to be able to use my new printer?

A:Kernel-mode printer trouble

Does nobody know?..

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Just recently I've been getting blue screen crashes at apparently random intervals, all due to the same cause, according to NirSoft's BlueScreenView, which reports Unexpected_Kernel_Mode_Trap caused by address ntoskrnl.exe+70740. How do I troubleshoot this, because I have absolutely no idea. I tried to upload the minidump but apparently dmp files are not allowed?

A:Unexpected Kernel Mode trap

[QUOTE=walterono;1089849]Just recently I've been getting blue screen crashes at apparently random intervals, all due to the same cause, according to NirSoft's BlueScreenView, which reports Unexpected_Kernel_Mode_Trap caused by address ntoskrnl.exe+70740. How do I troubleshoot this, because I have absolutely no idea. I tried to upload the minidump but apparently dmp files are not allowed?[/QUOTE

Sorry - I realise I should have enclosed a zipped minidump, which I now do.

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First my screen starts to pixelate with funky colors and flash black a few times. Then I get this message:
Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered.
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 275.33 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

A few moments later my screen will go black. Then I have to shut down by holding down the power button. Once, when I rebooted, there were a few dollar signs flashing on the screen as the computer was booting up. This keeps happening. Any ideas how to fix the problem?

OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) (Service Pack 1)
DirectX runtime version: 11.0

Graphics Card Information:
GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+

Driver Version: 275.33
DirectX support: 10
CUDA Cores: 128
Core clock: 685MHz
Shader clock: 1713MHz
Memory clock: 1100MHz (2200 MHZ data rate)
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics... 2302MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB GDDR3
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1790 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.92.3B.00.00
IRQ: 18
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2

A:Display driver stopped responding (NVIDIA)

If you go into the BIOS setup which is before any drivers or windows load.

Is there any garbage on the screen along with what should be there.

The reason I'm asking is that what you are describing could be related to bad video memory.

The other thing to look at is the Video card fan running OK and the heat sink is dust free?

Good Luck

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When I print to my Epson printer with Photoshop or Lightroom, I get a black screen and the error message above..usually it recovers, but twice I got a blue screen crash. This NEVER happened with Vista, and happens every time I print with Win 7. I've uninstalled and installed the latest nVidia drivers for my 8600 GT card as per nVidia's instructions. Also re-installed my printer drivers. Anything else I can try? Thanks


A:nvidia driver stopped responding - recovered


Search the forum for posts under my screen name and 0x116.

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Hi all,

I was playing Assassin's Creed (about 10 minutes ago) when this started. Every minute or so, the screen blacks out for about 3 seconds before coming back again. A message pops up saying the display drivers have stopped responding and then have recovered again. The problem is getting more frequent by the minute and now blacks out after about 20 seconds.

Will updating my drivers fix this problem? I'm pretty pissed though as I assassinated one of the main 'dudes' in AC and now I've got to do it all over again. Any ideas? I've attached a screenshot of the problem.


A:NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Stopped Responding

Hello Jaidyn.

You're using NVIDIA's latest driver, which appears to be problematic if reports are to be believed.

Try rolling back to the previous version: 270.61. as going for the latest driver all the time can be counter-productive until any bugs have been ironed out.

You might want to consider whether you've over-clocked too much?

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Hello, I've been having awful problems trying to watch anything using Windows Media Center and BBC iPlayer (flash-based streaming player). I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium and running a BFG 8800GTX OC2 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out HDCP enabled PCI-E Graphics Card using a liquid cooling system and exhaust fans.

I've checked the temperature of the GPU (56°c) and downloaded the latest drivers; still having the same problems. Could someone please help me to resolve this issue?

Examples of the issue:
Image of issue

Video of issue

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Recently my laptop keep experience this problem.. Help me~ Thanks...

A:nvidia driver 355.82 stopped responding and has recovered

You can try installing 355.98 the newest WHQL driver. Make sure you do a clean install and if that doesn't fix it you may have to use the DDU uninstaller:
and then re-install. DDU cleans up left over bits from previous installs that are not always taken care of by the NVIDIA installer.

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Hi guys, the issue that I am facing is basically the screen going black at random times, before showing on the taskbar "Nvidia driver not responding", and this would happen a few more times before the system will crash with a BSOD about some nvidia driver file.

This issue seem to surface after I installed a new cpu+mobo (2600k+p67 fatality). I have done a fresh format of my hard disk and did the necessary driver installation for the motherboard etc.

As for the graphics card, I tried installing the latest nvidia drivers and even rolled back to an older Nvidia driver for my 8800GT but the problem still arises.

Here's the crash dump file. I hope someone could decipher it.

I appreciate the time and effort you guys spend in helping me here.
Thanks in advance!

A:Nvidia Driver Crashed/Not Responding, BSOD

For this particular crashdump you brought to our attention the graphics driver you've decided to use is back from May 2009, which predates Windows 7. Can you provide a crashdump from an instance where the driver was most recent?

Other than that, this is a typical TDR fault. This commonly occurs from a failing video card, but graphics driver issues and other factors than cause this behavior as well. Best thing to do first is use the very latest Nvidia drivers for your graphics card (make sure to uninstall previous drivers for it), and then update your motherboard chipset drivers as well as BIOS to latest for that manufacturer. If your new mobo has onboard video, make sure the drivers for that are not installed, as it can conflict.

That's all I can say for now. Go ahead and make those changes and come back if things don't ease up.

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I'm using an Asus A52JE notebook, which is about 2 months old. I'm using the Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Version that came with the system on the recovery partition. I didn't install any new hardware.
Since I got the new notebook, I'm getting BSODs after the system has been running for a couple of hours.
I attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 and perfmon stuff to the post. Hope somebody can help me figure out the problem.

A:BSOD - Unexpected kernel mode trap

Hi octabrain and Welcome.

Both your dump files a stop error of 0x7F. Its a stop error that ZoneAlarm firewall gives frequently. You have two (?) options:

ZoneAlarm Security and Firewall is known to be a cause of BSOD's on many Windows 7 systems. Download the ZoneAlarm Remover. Uninstall ZoneAlarm through Programs and Features. Boot to safe mode and run the ZoneAlarm Remover. Reboot. Make sure that Windows Firewall is enabled.
Try this Microsoft hotfix if you wish to keep ZoneAlarm: Stop Error 0x07F when you run applications that transfer data using the UDP protocol in Win Server 2008 R2/Win 7" which I can neither verify or discount. It may work, it may not.

Avira is known to be a cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems.
Uninstall Avira and download BSOD friendly Microsoft Security Essentials as its replacement. Make sure Windows firewall is enabled!

The sptd.sys driver is notorious for causing BSOD's with Windows 7. It's used by Daemon Tools /Alcohol 120 which will also have to be uninstalled.
Then use the correct uninstaller in Safe Mode for your set up to remove sptd.sys:

Make sure to select uninstall!

I'm going to go through your dump file looking for any updates and possible future problem drivers.

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System info is telling me this driver is causing my comp to start slowly and says to uninstall if no longer using it.

Should I uninstall - will it affect anything?

A:Intel graphics kernel mode driver


It will affect your Intel Graphics card if you uninstall the driver.

I would suggest trying a clean boot which will use a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.
See if the computer then boots quicker?

Also check with the Intel Update Utility to see if there is a newer driver available for your Intel card.
or OEM:



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AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
2gb ram
700 w psu
500 gb wd cavier black hdd
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P
windows 7 32

and i try whit geforce 8500 gt but bsod again

blue screen :
belarc's results

ty for your help

A:bsod 7f unexpected kernel mode trap

any help please
i tried diffrend card , bios version , driver version and updates

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I am running win8 on my Vaio laptop. There is no problem when I am singing as an admin. when I sing in as a standard user, I get UNEXPECTD KERNELL MODE TRAP error and system restarts automatically. All sittings in device manager are good too. System has no virus or other malwares. I deleted the standard user account and created a new one but I still get the same
error. It only happens when I sign in as a standard user I submitted an image of error as well.
is this BSOD?
Thank you all in advance.

A:Win 8: Unexpected kernel mode trap error

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Follow the instructions and upload more information so that users can help you. If your system works fine while in one user account but not both it's likely a software issue causing this. In the meantime I will see if I can help you get this moved over to the correct sub forum.

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Keep getting BSOD but not on a regular basis (started this past summer I believe). I've used BlueScreenView to copy/paste results here. I used to have about 7 minidumps but recently ran CCleaner and they were all erased. I do recall though that hal.dll and ntkrnlpa.exe were usually involved. Don't know if that's relevant or not.

Here's the dump info:
Dump File : Mini121011-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/10/2011 12:19:05 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x1000008e
Parameter 1 : 0xc0000005
Parameter 2 : 0x826fcfdf
Parameter 3 : 0xbd5ffb04
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : hal.dll
Caused By Address : hal.dll+770c
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Processor : 32-bit
Stack Address 1 : ntkrnlpa.exe+4ac7a
Stack Address 2 : ntkrnlpa.exe+48e41
Stack Address 3 : win32k.sys+ab49d
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini121011-01.dmp
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 6002
Dump File Size : 143,728

And here's the FileListing:
Filename : hal.dll
Address In Stack : hal.dll+770c
From Address : 0x82614000
To Address : 0x82647000
Size : 0x00033000
Time Stamp : 0x49e018d9
Time String : 4/10/2009 11:13:13 PM
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
File Description : Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
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A:BSOD - Kernel Mode Exception Not Handled - hal.dll

Would you please tell me which antivirus applications you have had previously on this machine any and all.The reason I ask is because some like to hang around after you uninstall via add remove programs and require the use of removal tools.

What kind of computer do you have exactly??Example Compaq presario c700
Just DONT us the registry cleaner function of CCleaner unless you know what you are deleting exactly!!

Then open ccleaner hit the tools button then startup second one down below uninstall then in the bottom right hand corner of ccleaner hit save to text file.Save it to your desktop and post the startup.txt here in your next reply.
Hit the start button in lower left hand corner. Then in the run box type msconfig, then hit the services tab then put a check mark in hide microsoft services what is listed there,after hiding microsoft services?Please post back to us in a vertical list.

Please download MINITOOLBOX When the box opens click save file, save it to the desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following boxes:
Flush Dns
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.

Run sfc /scannow also run chkdsk /r Links explaining below.

chkdsk /r

sfc /scannow

IF THIS IS A DESKTOP Unplug the tower open up the side.Get can of compressed air and blow out the machine and reseat the ram modules video card etc,see video Plug it back in and see how it goes.WHILE YOU HAVE THE RAM AND VIDEO CARD OUT BLOW... Read more

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i have been getting this error both on win 7 and win 8.1 from a long time now. it happens randomly. but i have found that doing the following things raises the chances.

1)Accessing internet via browser(Chrome/opera/seamonkey)
2)When laptop runs on battery
3)I am using a modem UE100 prithvi solution modem, Its application suite name is BSNL connection manager(Could it be because of this?)
4)I have done several clean installs of the OS, and when the important drivers are not installed, it runs absolutely fine(I also use this modem at that time i.e. without installing drivers and it works fine).

i have also seen this while i was using windows 7

Sorry for the bad english.

A:wdf01000.sys, unexpected kernel mode trap

Update all drivers in red.

ASMMAP64.sys Thu Jul 2 11:13:26 2009 (4A4C7A36)
LENOVO ATK Hotkey ATK0101 ACPI UTILITY (also found in Asus systems)

VIA_USB_BusEnum.sys Fri Jul 2 09:41:38 2010 (4C2D9832)

VIA_USB_BusEnum.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

VIA_USB_WinMux.sys Fri Jul 2 09:43:50 2010 (4C2D98B6)

VIA_USB_WinMux.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

VIA_USB_ETS.sys Mon Nov 1 07:31:40 2010 (4CCE5ECC)

VIA_USB_ETS.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

VIA_USB_SER.sys Fri Feb 18 06:59:47 2011 (4D5E0AD3)

VIA_USB_SER.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

AiCharger.sys Fri Sep 23 04:04:40 2011 (4E7BE938)
Asus Charger Driver [br] Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

kbfiltr.sys Thu Aug 2 05:22:22 2012 (5019F26E)

kbfiltr.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

btath_lwflt.sys Fri Nov 2 ... Read more

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After downgrading my windows 8 media center to win 8 pro, because i cant download nor install windows updates cuz its giving me [Failure Configuring Windows Updates] and sometimes download is stuck at 0% always, so i downgraded and everything worked find except i got this BSOD that only happened after rebooting cuz of the windows 8 updates
im experiencing problems after rebooting ,giving me BSOD when im in the sign in section or (Enter your Password Window) in windows 8. Im getting a loppback everytime computer boots,but it worked after waiting .i need help fixing this cuz im just a student and i cant pay a technician fixing this which is fixable if necessary by myself
i think this is maybe related to software problems,drivers ,etc (removed avast and installed eset before downgrading)
DUMP File below.

Thanks so much, sorry im bad in english,im a student actually.
still im waiting for response

A:Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap after Downgrading.

Hi jeffhubert113,

Unfortunately the attachment you added doesn't have any dump files.
Please use the dm log collector tool again and confirm there is at least one dump file.

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New installation of windows 8 now crashing at random giving blue screen with message as title line.At first seemed to occur when searching online but now happens offline with anti-virus software turned off. Also have disabled newly installed programs from automatic updating to no avail. Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] unexpected kernel mode trap

Follow the guide on how to post BSODs.

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Recently my computer started having BSOD lately and its being a bothersome. Its operating system is windows 8.1 and i think it might had happened due to recent downloads so i want to find out how to fix this because i want to keep the downloads.

A:BSOD erros like kernel mode not handled and such

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.
In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.


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Gateway GT5438
Intel Core 2 Duo Processo E4300
Intel Graphics Media accelerator 950
Hard Drive-320 GB Sata II
Dual- channel 2048 MB DDR2
15 in one card reader

6 months old
When a run of the Reliability & Monitor completes, it says the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode driver is too slow [6.3 seconds]. It says it is slowing down the computer and suggests correcting.

Other info to help Bleeping : File 1gdkmd32.sys ; Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family

Using the device mgr.& display adapter & online windows, everything says the driver is up to date & no conflicting devices. Is this situation something that indeed should be corrected, or gotten used to. I don't always know how to interpret what various statements after maintenance duties or tests mean. Research indicates this went haywire around the time of service pack latest, was installed.My sound stopped & Vista India/Pakistan repaired sound.

Suggestions please.

A:Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver

More information here

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Does anyone know of an alternative to the very slow ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver? It is slow and causes general annoyances. Apparently also has a security issue.

Windows Vista Ultimate X64
HIS ATI Radeon X1950XTX

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Hi, I need yr help please. Keep getting this message that I need to uninstall the Intel Graphic Kernel Mode Driver.

Cannot find this in Device Manager. Its causing my operating system to go slow. I run Windows Vista Home Edition 32 bit.

Appreciate any help you have. Tks so much

A:Intel Graphic Kernel Mode Driver

try task manager or ccleaner.

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I am trying to sort out my Wife's pc which has recently started having BSOD's with the message Unexpected_Kernel_Mode_Trap and error code 0x7f. It happens during quiet times when nothing is being done on the pc. I have tested the memory using the Win 10 memory tester. That comes up all clear. I tried running sfc /scannow but when it got to 100%, the BSOD occurred. This happened 3 times consecutively.
The dump files are here.
edit : Mobo Gigabyte M81M-S2H
cpu i3-4170
8gb ram

A:Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap 0x7f

Hi KeithR,

The cause of the crashes is memory corruption.
Please follow instructions below

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

Please fill in your system specsPlease go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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I received a message that the Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver is causing my computer to run slow and that if I don't need it anymore to consider uninstalling it. I have a Latitude E5500 laptop with Windows 7. The file name of the driver is lgdkmd32.sys. Device: (mobile Intel(R) 4 series express Chipset Family. I have no knowledge as to if I need this driver or not and do not want to delete something until I know if it is necessary. Please give me as much information as possible so that I understand what is going on and if I do need to delete the driver, how do I do it? Thank you, RenieMay
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2003 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 777 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72824 MB, Free - 29938 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DW634
Antivirus: None

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hello, my friend got a problem with his pc, he got bsod with a code "kernel mode exception not handheld"
can anybody help me what's wrong with his pc? is it driver problem? hardware?
since i never got this bsod code before,

i attached the file below, thanks

A:BSOD kernel mode exception not handheld

Hi -

The 2 dumps were inconclusive.

Run the Driver Verifier -- Driver Verifier -

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Sat Jan 15 04:18:40.630 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:02:10.268
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgLockEx+67 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x8E_win32k!HmgLockEx+67
Bugcheck code 1000008E
Arguments c0000005 9819bd01 820c3b98 00000000
Built by: 7600.16385.x86fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Debug session time: Wed Jan 12 04:47:01.735 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:22:35.559
PROCESS_NAME: pes2011-100.ex
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x50_cdd!CddBitmapHw::Release+1e
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fd2eb5dc 00000000 9753b768 00000000

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when i use google chrome(31.0.1650.63 m) and IDM(6.18.9) with togader i get BSOD

in bluescreenview program found this error :

FWP/IPsec Kernel-Mode API


Anshad Edavana

please help me

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Brink and Guys i want ask , when i playing games , suddenly the screen appear random color square and the nvidia it's not responding , i try to play the game again after the nvidia it's recovered from the not responding and the games it's play normal again, the question i want ask, it's that mean my VGA already broken / damaged?

what should i do ?

A:Screen Appear Square Random Color and nvidia not responding


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So I just finished my build. I'm on Windows 10 64 bit. Specs are:

* Intel Core i5 4690k @3.5ghz

* Silverstone RVZ02 Case

* Cryorig C7 CPU cooler

* Crucial Ballistix 16gb 2 x 8b Ram

* bombass mitx Asrock Motherboard

* Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb

* Gigabyte GTX 660 2gb

* Corsair ATX 750w PSU

So what's going on is that I'm getting Windows notifications reading "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" every so often where things on the screen go black, while in games this occurs as well.
I've tried:
* boosting the fan speed

* messing with power consumption on my gpu

* Uninstalling and reinstalling Nvidia drivers

* Clean installing the drivers

* Manually installing the drivers in Device Manager

* Uninstalling remnants of AMD drivers from my cpu before I upgraded Friday afternoon

Nothing is really getting me anywhere. To note, these specs are an upgrade. My previous build I was running this gpu with this psu just fine. I'm not sure if it's because I'm using a Riser card in my case to connect my gpu to the motherboard, and I"m not sure how and what to do to stop this issue.

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I get this error a lot usually when i play csgo or dota and alt tab.This is a laptop and i have never overclocked or done anything like that. any help is appreciated

A:Nvidia Display Driver has stopped responding and has Recovered

It sounds like a driver issue. I would reinstall the latest nvidia drivers.

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When I run a game or watch a stream on Twitch my GPU seems to cause my entire PC to freeze up. One time, it eventually went back to my desktop and I got one of those windows bubbles saying '334.89 display driver stopped responding and has recovered' . My game (this happens across all games after testing) had crashed and I get some strange things happening like everything being black. Essentially, a manual reboot is required for anything to be functional. The initial mention of a 'driver' lead me to think it was a driver issue. However, after multiple driver clean installs the error still occurs and now the screen goes completely black after I ctrl alt del when my pc freezes. I have tried everything listed in the two links below (essentially, every 'solution' I could find) and cleaned out my whole machine of dust and it still happens.
I am currently doing the malware scan as advised in the first link to see if that resolves it. I have the card under warranty, but need to be sure that it is hardware at fault and not software before I sent it away to be repaired/replaced as this will take up to 28 days - that is a month without my pc as I have no backup card! I hope that you helpful people can once again help me come to a solu... Read more

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