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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Crash

Q: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Crash

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 was disabled by a running application
Event 1001, Windows Error Reporting
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 438394a9-32a9-11e5-89a7-dacd35434f53
Report Status: 4

Any ideas?
Strangely enough, if I alt-tab right before the title screen and then tab back in I can enter the game quickly and use the menus. Still crashing everywhere else, while I have been able to play some of the game. One time I managed to get an entire game in and
went back the main menu.

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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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( 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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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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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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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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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 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'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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Hey, I'm experiencing a problem with my NVIDIA Windows Kernal Mode Driver Version 190.62.
The problem has crashed my computer a number of times, any help would be appreciated.

A:NVIDIA Windows Kernal Driver Mode Driver

oh, i should also mention that i have reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers multiple times

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi guys, i have a small problem with my pc which drives me crazy, im using windows 7 x64 ultimate the problems im experiencing is this : PC goes into sleep mode, only to wake randomly some time later, then it goes againt into sleep mode and wakes up again :P, second problem when i wake it sometimes the nvidia drivers will crash, or not, but if i try to play any games, the pc will hung during some minutes into the game.
I dont believe this is hardware related, settings on bios are at default, latest bios is flashed, windows updates all done tried several nvidia drivers and used ddu uninstaller to clean before reinstallation, run memtest overnight, run prime95 for 12hours, run msi kombustor to stress test the card around 6-8hours ... what else should i do ?
My system consist of this
psu: seasonic 650g
cpu: athlon 860k
ram: kingston 8gb
mobo: asus a88xm-a
gpu: gtx750

Any advice will be really helpful, thank you

A:PC wakes alone from sleep mode and nvidia drivers crash

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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The following update will not install on my pc (update for Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2685811)).

I get error code 8004402F.

When I try, my pc ends up having to reverse the changes and will reboot itself twice before I'm back up and running again.

I am not a computer wiz and I don't know what to do. Our IT consultant simply tells me not to download it and turn off automatic updates, but I feel that if they say they're important they ought to be installed. I have also had other updates fail, but they will eventually install if I keep trying and install them one at a time.

I would be grateful for any help. Our pcs are only just about a year and a half old (windows 7 64 bit).

A:Update for Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11

Try this: [SOLVED] Microsoft Updates Failure - Error Number 8004402F

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Hi all

I just did a new full installation for my toshiba satellite pro A100 and all the drivers are update accept the acpi atk100 kernel mode driver, I have looked online and no clear answer so far.


Any help will be appointed

A:Cant open acpi atk100 kernel mode driver.

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hi, i have a toshiba equium a100-147, ive recently used the product recovery disc to change from xp to windows vista 32-bit. Everything seems fine but it once logged in an error appears stating ''cant open ACPIATK0100 kernel mode driver'' ....the laptop also tried installing an unkown device/driver but failed, windows found a problem and said i need to download the toshiba supervisor password utility, i did and installed it. Im not sure if there related but this problem appears everytime i log in....als the laptop appears to take fairly long to boot, and the desktop backround when logged in is distorted then returns to normal....please help!

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I am getting from time to time BSOD s related to the Kernel Mode graphic driver.
Sometimes I am getting them after i removed a hardware component during Windows running(USB drive etc).

Is this a version driver issue or a hardware one?

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I keep having issues with my Kernel Mode Drivers failing while gaming (as are many others I've noticed). So I don't know what any of this means so I decided to upload a .zip with my minidump files to maybe get a better understanding from someone that knows exactly what to look for. Any help would be appreciated.

So what happens is the usual that I've been reading all over the interwebs. While gaming the game becomes unresponsive, screens black out for 5-10 seconds, sound starts to loop playback every 1 second or so, then I get the dreaded NVIDIA Kernel Mode Drivers have stopped responding and have recovered. At this point I can start playing again but only for a short time before another crash. Sometimes I can go hours without any issues and others my computer only lasts a few minutes. There doesn't seem to be any set pattern. This also happens with every game I play. I had a GTX 680 Superclock Version from EVGA that had the same issues before installing this new card.

The list of things I've attempted to do in order to fix this seems endless:
Updated drivers
Rolled back drivers
Set power options to High Performance
Set GPU 3D option to Prefer Max Performance
Turned of vsync
Increased voltage through MSI Afterburner
Set custom GPU fanspeed to keep heat down
Declocked ram to 1600 (Currently have GSKILL 2133 ram)
Set TdrDelay to 10 in registry (tried both 64 and 32 bit)
Uninstalled ALL nvidia drivers and utilities
Turned off everything in msconfig
Replaced power supply (curre... Read more

A:Kernel Mode Driver failure - minidump included

Contacted PNY and NVIDIA and trouble shot with both companies and they are both suggesting updating the bios. So I guess I'll give that a shot.

Edit: Didn't work. Still suffering from issues.

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I have a user who is getting constant blue screens for the past week. The first was on 9/19/16. She is using a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 laptop. It has a Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit operating system installed.

The blue screen viewer gives this as the results.
Intel Graphics Kernel Mode Driver
caused by igdkmd32.sys.

I tried reinstalling the newest graphics driver off of Lenovo's website. This didn't help.

The zip file is attached in this post.

I hope you guys will help me solve this problem!


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I've had my Toshiba Satellite laptop that came installed with Windows 7 since April. Occasionally, there have been graphics driver crashes which always recover successfully. Usually when I view a film or the HD tv or something with lots of graphics/details. Supposedly something to with its Kernel or something...

My graphics driver is a: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, and it's up to date according to the properties through the Device Manager. I'm not sure what to do. Is there possibly anything I can do to prevent the crashes? I don't want to have it crash and never return one day

A:Nvidia Graphics Driver crash

I would try uninstalling the current graphics drivers, then reinstalling same.


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So as in the title I have a problem with the nvidia drivers or the GPU.
The problem appeared 5 days ago I have tried installing Win7 and Win10 the problem did not go away.
I did like 10 drivers clean installations, tried all versions of it.

I have the dump files from yesterday and today and have attached them with the diagnose app from the instructions thread.
Hope someone can help.


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My in game graphics on almost all games is weird and screwed up, i got this error twice:


Any and all help is appreciated.

A:NVIDIA video driver crash

Are you overclocking your video card at all? The error is exactly as it says. The video driver crashed for some reason, but luckily nvidia drivers are built to recover/reset when this happens rather than hanging the entire system.

I have found this driver version to be very helpful for my nvidia graphic issues.


Download it from here.

That is the 64bit version I assume you need by looking at your OS you listed.

Please install and try this then reply back if it helped your problem.

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I have this video card: Nvidia GeForce GT 630
It happens occasionally that the driver get a crash error (often it happens when I resume the PC from standby/sleep).


In English, should be:
Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 320.57 stopped responding and has successfully recovered

I have already tried to install various versions of Nvidia drivers, but without results. During the setup I choose to only install the video driver and PhysX.

The strange thing is that with other OS does not happen this error (for example, in Windows 10)... instead using Windows 7 appears often (several times a day).

How can I fix the problem?

Thanks in advance. Regards.

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Update for Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems won't install.

I have tried the FixIt tool on Microsoft and all the other suggestion on their site and I'm still not able to install. Also, my display driver times out and causes my computer to go to the blue screen and I think this may be due to the driver not being updated.

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Hello SF users.
Couple of days a go I am starting to get this strange thing.
I am playing Dota 2 at the same Resolution same settings everything was working well ... I stopped playing dota 2 like 1 month and when I started playing it (4 days ago) there is a in game lagg , after that Dota 2 will minimize it self and I cant make it maximize again I need to Kill the Procces and start again which is pretty annoying but its not only Dota 2 its other games as well.
So I was doing research and every one said check Admin Events and I have a lot of them and this is the error.
"The description for Event ID 13 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Graphics Exception: ESR 0x405840=0xa2040800"
This is my first time happening and I am using this computer like 2 years now.
Also I did Reinstall Windows 7 I did Reinstall Nvidia Drives I did try other version of drivers I haven˝t clock anything (I hope so). I started a test with GPU-z to see temperature and this is what happens when it laggs in game so I quickly minimize to check my GPU monitoring and this is what I saw GPU load was 99 and I think das is not good.
S... Read more

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So got a bit of a problem, my GTX 670's drivers keep crashing and I cant work out why

Basically it crashes when ever I do anything, open Firefox, crash, open Rift, crash, start Windows, crash.

I did replaced the TIM on my card (MX-4) a couple of weeks ago (not the first time I've removed the cooler on this card) as I was worried about how hot the card was getting and how hot it was getting my CPU WC loop, over 80? on most days, it ran fine for over a week then started playing up out of no where

Cant work out if its the actual card or just all the crap in Windows . I've attached the Windows crash log thing although it hasnt BSOD


CPU: Intel i5-2500k
RAM: G Skill Trident X DDR3 8Gb @ 2133MHz
MOBO: Asus Maximus V GENE
OS Drive: Crucial M4 60Gb
File Drive: Samsung F3 1Tb
Game Drive: Samsung 830 256Gb
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX
PSU: Silverstone 850Watt

A:Nvidia driver 331.82 & 331.65 crash desktop & games

I had crashes, freezes, bosd after 331 driver install, downloaded 310.90 drivers, uninstalled 331 drivers offline, did registry backup, restore point, registry clean, installed 310 except 3D drivers (awesome) No bosd, freezes, PC running awesome.

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I have a Satellite Pro L300 with Windows Vista and it has been temperamental to say the least, causing me to reboot the whole system a few times.
The last couple of times, it has since not stopped coming up with an error message saying 'Can't open ACPI ATK0100 Kernel Mode Driver', and I understand that this may be what is causing it to have subsequent problems.

I have tried updating the BIOS, reinstalling drivers, and, searching for answers and, of course, reinstalling the whole system, but I still get this message every time I turn my laptop on and I really don't want it to give me blue screen of death again - please help me!


A:Satellite Pro L300 shows ACPI ATK0100 Kernel Mode Driver error

Wait a moment.

You?ve made clean Vista installation using original recovery DVD and you get this error anyway (no additional software is installed)?

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Hello everyone,

I recently did a clean install to get Windows 10, but I'm getting two issues atm.

The major one is a freeze crash where the computer will freeze, and the have the audio go really slow, robotic or at other times it will stutter/repeat. Sometimes the screen will also go black. It started happening around once per a day after I installed Windows 10. The only way to get out of it is to restart the computer, but when I restart it, the computer doesn't get past the windows loading screen. But on the 2nd restart after manually pressing the power button, it finally goes back to normal and boots up properly. It's happened around 4-5 times already since I installed Windows 10 a week ago.

The second issue might be related but around once a day, my screen turns black and I get a notification that Nvidia driver (model #) has stopped responding and has recovered. It's really quick and lasts only 3-5 seconds, so its not that annoying. This is a issue that I've had for a while even back in Windows 7. I always update the drivers for the GTX 660 Ti using Geforce Experience from Nvidia, but it never solves the issue.

I did get 1-2 BSODs since installing Windows 10, but I'm not sure if they are related.
In the dump file, there is information that says the BSOD error is a "VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR (199)" with the driver reporting a invalid fence ID. I looked it up online and I tried a solution, but it didn't work. I'm a bit stuck on what to do next.

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A:Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding

I attempted to fix the "Driver has not stopped responding and has recovered" problem by going into the registry and creating a variable QWORD (64 Bit) called "TdrDelay", and I assigned it to a value of 8. I got the idea from Windows 10 - Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered - YouTube. So I'll just wait and see if that problem still continues or not. Though, I'm not exactly sure how delaying a GPU from restarting with the TdrDelay is gonna help if the whole point is that the GPU is stuck trying to do a operation and needs to restart, which in my mind would cause graphics processing to freeze up the computer screen.

Also, today I got another computer freeze, and what sucks is that I don't get a memory dump because a BSOD doesn't happen...

I was reading a few other threads to see what else I can do. One of them suggested rolling back my 361.43 version of Nvidia driver back to 359.06. I'll try that after some time has passed to see if the TdrDelay actually did work.

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Ok, so recently I have been having a serious problem with my video card and/or the drivers. It seems to happen most when flash is being used in a web page.

I've re-installed both flash and chrome (my browser of choice) and rolled back/re-installed my video drivers.

When it freezes, the whole screen stops, the sound gets drawn out, does that for about 20-50 seconds, then goes back to normal, although sometimes the video (eg a movie) has to be restarted.

I am really tired of this happening, because since most web-ads use flash, a crash can happen anytime.

Thanks in advance!

A:NVidia 280.26 Drivers and Flash, Video Driver Crash?

Can you try this in IE and Firefox?

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Everytime I try to open Google Earth, Starcraft 2, or run a Nvidia stability test the application freezes, the screen goes black for a few seconds, and the above message pops up along with error code "8". I also somtimes get "display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered", which then crashes and recovers several times until the whole computer crashes and I get blue screened. It always happens with ten seconds of opening one of those programs. I have tried updateing my graphics drivers, clean installing older drivers, editing the registry, turning off Aero, and using system restore. Nothing works and I am out of ideas.

Here are my specs:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467155 MB, Free - 156317 MB; D: Total - 9781 MB, Free - 940 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, Napa, HP P/N, ULSL80200720
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

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How do I go about fixing the Nvidia Kernal Mode driver and the NDIS driver. I suspect these two drivers are causing all my latency issues after installing Win7.

I'm running:

Windows 7 Home Premium
HP Pavilion dv7 notebook PC
Intel Core 2Duo T6400 @ 2.00 Ghz

I've installed the latest drivers for everything possible, including flashing my BIOS.

A:Latency Issues. Nvidia Kernal Mode Driver.

Latency issue for what ??????

What are you trying to deduce from it ???

both of them show under 1.5 latency....thats for god sake in ms (millisecond).....

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Cannot boot in safe mode or VGA mode or last known good config after installing an Nvidia 91.xx driver upgrade. Graphics card is an Nvidia Ti4200 AGP card. When trying to do normal windows boot it gets as far as the Windows splash screen , then goes blank forever. In a safe mode boot attempt the last line printed to screen is "WINDOWS/System32/DRIVERS/agp440.sys", then it hangs there forever.

Swapped to a known good Nvidia 6600 graphics card. Same symptoms. 6600 card again proves fine back in its own PC.

Am able to get to windows recovery console using Win XP CD. Disabling and re-enabling NVSvc and agp440 services does not help. chkdsk c: /r found some error and fixed them, but no improvement. The service VgaSave is enabled.

Nvidia tech support says there's nothing about their drivers that should interfere with Windows booting into Safe Mode with VGA graphics. But something has screwed that up.

My win XP Pro CD is SP1, but the pc is at SP2 with all latest updates as aof a few days ago. I do have an SP2 Cd from another pc.

If I could just get to the System Restore screen I could fall back to a good restore point, but no display!! Helllp!

Win xp pro sp2
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Mainboard
Nvidia GeForce4 Ti4200 graphics card
Intel P4 2.6 GHz CPU
1 GB Ram
Western Digital WDC WD800JD 80 GB SATA HDD
Thermaltake 430W power supply model XP550NP
No onboard video
No pci or other cards installed, just mouse, kybd, two optical drives

A:Blank screen even in safe mode after Nvidia driver upgrade

Still no progress. Does anyone have any ideas at all? Need to get my PC back up. Is there a log accessible from DOS or REcovery console that would show what offending file is mising or stopping the boot? Can anyone aim me at a Microsoft article on things like this?

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I can't remember the exact details but my computer Blue Screened with something about kernel memory exception (not entirely sure). This has been going on for weeks and I normally just ignore it.

Unfortunately its getting worse and I have a feeling my hardware is at fault but I'm not entirely sure. I don't have the money to really go out and buy parts while I'm looking for a job and would like someones opinion on what it could be and how to fix it.

Attachment 26099(SF_10-08-2013)

A:[BSOD][Windows 8 Pro] Kernel Memory Crash

Only 1 memory dump in the upload, please do this:

Upload Dump Files:
NOTE: If using a disk cleaning utility, please stop using it while we are troubleshooting your issues.
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Also, search your entire hard drive for files ending in .dmp, .mdmp, and .hdmp. Zip up any that you find and upload them with your next post.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDumpMore info on dump file options here: Overview of memory dump file options for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2... Read more

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Hi, everyone.

I hope someone here can help me, as I can't seem to solve this problem I'm having.

Basically, I have two laptops here. There is my brother's Toshiba Equium L40-156, and a HP Compaq 6720s.

I made an image of the hard drive in the Toshiba laptop, and restored that image to the HP laptop. I have spent the afternoon installing most of the necessary drivers so that the OS from the Toshiba laptop can run on the HP laptop.

The error I am having, as stated in the title, is that the message "Can't Open ACPI ATK0100 kernel Mode Driver" appears every time the system loads. I have tried researching this error, but I didn't have much luck. As suggested on various sites around the web, I have tried a few versions of the driver for the display adapter ("Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family"), but none seem to resolve the error. Nothing in Device Manager has a triangle to indicate an error.

Any insight into the situation would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

A:"Can't Open ACPI ATK0100 kernel Mode Driver" error at boot.

I'm surprised this has worked at all for you to be honest, I wouldn't even know where to begin on all the problems you are likely to have with this scenario.

...wouldn't be surprised if authentication fails on you either.

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This shut down occurs ONLY when I am using 3 peripheral usb devices simultaeously and it doesn't happen right away. Sometimes it's an hour and sometimes it's several hours before it crashes. Now there is an executive program that is controlling all of the usb devices, if that makes any difference or not. It never happens any other time. The zip file from your dmp log application is attached.

A:Blue screen error 0x00000044; "Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime"

Welcome. Caused by USB-to-Serial Cable Driver/GembirdUAS112 Driver Reference Table

May be you want to install an older driver version and see if that helps.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\admin\Downloads\OBSERVATORY-Fri_11_21_2014_140649_77\112114-17940-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18526.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0344c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0368f890
Debug session time: Fri Nov 21 13:06:35.615 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:17:12.232
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* ... Read more

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I've been having problems with mostly memory and driver related issues, crashing frequently in both games that require lots of resources and games that shouldn't require much at all. I enabled Driver Verifier to see if I could discern what the problem was, but now it crashes on startup. Not sure how this thing will work but there's plenty of crashes in the zip, I assume. I'll do my best to provide additional information if needed.

I should also note that I would more appreciate help figuring out what the problem is. The most recent couple would be after driver verifier was enabled. I know I could simply turn off the verifier and run my computer as usual, but I thought this would help me fix the greater problem.

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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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I am facing the same error in windows 8. my USB is connected to the system but I am unable to access it.

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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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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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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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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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I'm hoping someone can help me with a recurring Windows 10 crash.

First of all, I upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Soon after, I began to experience crashes at apparently random times. in this case, "crash" always means display goes dark, monitor powers down, computer stays on, and everything is totally locked. The only way to recover is by powering down computer and re-starting. I soon suspected nVidia driver as other reported similar problems. I have updated to the latest nVidia driver (for my GTX 660) but have tried various older ones as well. I have tried to update other drivers as well. When installing new nVidia drivers, I have followed nVidia's suggestion and first used the Display Driver Uninstall utility and then done a clean install of the new driver.

When I uninstall nVidia driver and run on simple Microsoft display driver, the problem vanishes (but I really can't run anything that requires a faster display). The program "Who Crashed" shows no mini dumps after these crashes. The Reliability monitor shows nothing but "Windows stopped unexpectedly."

From Event Manager, the crital error message only reports "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down. The error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly." Before the crash, the same log reports MANY warning messages saying "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."... Read more

A:Windows 10 Recurring Crash/Freeze - nVidia?

Ah, the stupid MS & NV GPU drivers for windows 10. Just yesterday windows 10 tried to download some kind of old 354.xx driver that isn't even on the NV site. It's a mess and a lot of people have had trouble with this. I did too until I did the following which may help you if you are doing something different:

So, I always clean install, but I don't use the remove driver utility. I only ever install drivers that have been directly downloaded from the NV site. (The very latest, 358.xx G-Sync is broken, and ackowledged by NV so if you use G-Sync stick to 355.98. Had no problems with that for over a month. I mean not at all.

Next may be more helpful. I never ever instal that bloatware know as NV Experience or something, and would never upgrade drivers using that program. (I heard you can, options limited, simple upgrade - bad idea.) Finally I never install 3D, sound whatever. I only ever install the driver itself (clean install) and Pysics X. Thats it. I have had several - more than 7 NV cards over the years and by doing this I've never had problems except with high OCs (of course) and for a short time when W10 came out. I don't know if that's any use to you, twhedbee, but try it. Driver from NV - never windows. Clean install. Minimum components, sensible NV CP settings.

Next idea may be the best in your situation (a possible solution for nvldddmkm issues.)
Also it's possible to delay the timeout from 2 seconds to more. (Often nvldddmkm errors occour because 2 secs it not... Read more

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Sometimes, my laptop just produces a white screen freeze and I have to force reboot it. This happened two times already since I reformatted the laptop. I have all the latest drivers, 100% sure of that. The first time it happened, I was just fixing some settings of Teamviewer. The second time it happened, I was watching a Youtube video in a Yahoo Messenger message window. It is not an easily reproduceable problem so I don't know what causes it. Could it be the hardware acceleration that the latest Flash player uses or could it be the new version of Physx included with the new Nvidia drivers?

Please help.

A:Windows 7 x64 Nvidia 259.47 GTX285M Laptop Crash

Hi Kevin; I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems. Please read these threads and post back. We will be glad to help you.

[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

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Hi all,

Here is the situation: PC was running fine, and i was playing skyrim (who isn't?), then suddenly everything froze and i had to hard reset. Only windows froze after i put in my log in password. (After the black screen with starting windows). Tried a few things in vain, got desperate, and did a clean install. once i install latest Nvidia rivers, it'll freeze at log in again. It's driving me nuts! I can only log on if in safe mode or the nvidia drivers arent there. As soon as they're installed, freeze and crash. So here's what i tried so far:

1. Tested card on a friend's pc, it works fine.
2. Tried different drivers, uninstalling old ones with driver sweeper, still doesn't work.
3. Tried a GTX 260 on my mobo same pci slot, works fine with nvidia drivers.
4. It's not heat related (i think) as my case is well cooled and temps have always been low.

I just don't get it, card is not broken, clean windows install, and crash as soon as there are nvidia drivers?! How am i suppose to make sense of that?!
This is way above my head now, and i have to turn to the expert's help to solve this problem from hell. If i need to upload anything to help you help me, let me know.

Here are the specs:
Asus P7P55D mobo
i5 750 OC'ed to 3.6 (cooled by Silver Arrow)
Palit GTX 570 (factory overclocked)
D-link network card
Windows 64 bit home premium disc.

My pc's fate rests in your hands now!

A:Windows freeze and crash at log in if Nvidia drivers are present!

Hello, and welcome to Sevenforums. If you follow the instructions for posting your issue,, you will probably get help soon. Thanks.

Edit: I received a message from someone more experienced (FredeGail) saying the DMP files are not necessary as this is not blue screen related. However, I would be interested in seeing the health report. Thanks.

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AMD Athlon 64bit 5800+/Asus M3N78 Pro/4G Ram/GeForce 8300 on board, GeForce 9600 in Pce slot SLI enabled Vista Ultimate 64bit sp2 recently upgraded.......

I installed the latest Nvidia drivers after a repair/upgrade install of Vista Ultimate. Everything seems to be running fine, including the Windows Media Player, for videos, but if I try to open Windows Media Center for live TV, WMC crashes and the mouse cursor disappears from the screen -- I can log-out and then in again using Ctl-Alt-Del, and the issue disappears until I try to launch Windows Media Center. Any Work-arounds here? Anyone? Anyone?

A:Nvidia 190.38 Drivers Crash Windows Media Center

Did you disable the on-board 8300 drivers in BIOS? It may be conflicting with the 9600. Otherwise roll back to a previous driver with system restore or device manager or install the newest drivers from nvidia here:

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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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All of a sudden the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service is set to Manual in Services.

I clean installed Windows 7 a few weeks ago and my system is clean (as far as clean goes) as in only 15 programs installed (of which 5 x NVIDIA). I use this computer for work and I don't want anything else.

I checked that service and a few weeks ago it was set to Automatic.

My questions are:

1. Any idea what may have caused this value to change? I'm pretty sure this is related to a USB drive.

2. Could it be the case if you install an old USB drive it somehow messes up the value?

3. What does this do anyway? I read on Black Viper it manages user-mode driver host processes:

User-mode driver framework is a method of having drivers ran in ?user space? instead of ?kernel space.? This provides better system stability due to a situation of a driver crashing, it only brings down the driver and not the system. Such possible devices include cameras, media players, PDA?s and other USB connected devices.

4. Should I set it back to Automatic or leave it as is?

Thanks in advance!

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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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Hi Everyone

This is my first thread and I'm hoping someone can help me sort out my laptop and improve the speed. It's slowed down quite a lot and is getting worse. After doing performance tests etc etc it's come up with the message below. Thank you.

Apologies but this is the best I can do with the notification ... copying and pasting!!!! Please enlarge.

A:SiS VGA Kernal Mode Vista Driver and Windows Driver Foundation

I think that it may not have a lot to do with those drivers. As even the report says that they slow down the resume from sleep or whatever by 5 seconds combined, not that they slow down the machine's own operation.

Your kind of issues are generally because there are programs running in the background and (useless) installed utilities that are eating resources for nothing.
Try following this tutorial, then report back.

Also, posting your full specs would be helpful, This tutorial contains a simple tool that scans and uploads the data into your profile here at Sevenforums, so we know what we are working on.

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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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I've installed the latest one still error, blue screen,the old one 368.xx working but still problem with device eject etc.The lenovo one 359.23 is win 10 version, not compitible with win 7. hmmm... lenovo having bad support for win 7 drivers.

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i recently installed window 7 in my hp pavillion dv6500 partition with window nvidia graphic card driver is not available either on hp site or anywhere for window lappy resolution have gone bizzare when operated in window 7 also where shall i find other accesories like webcam and other drivers??
kindly help

A:Nvidia driver for Windows 7 not available

Have you tried pulling the drivers in from Windows Update?

Get your nvidia driver from here:

As for your other drivers; if they're not available from HP Support, you'll probably have to hunt them down from each hardware devices manufacturer website.

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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'm not a gamer, but rather an enthusiastic net surfer and would like my present graphics card to be as fast as easily possible. To do this, it has been suggested that I update my card's driver with downloading/installing Nvidia's latest driver (285.62 WHQL, Win7 64-bit...4G RAM, Firefox 9). Would this be the the right thing to do?

A:Driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i?

If you are not having problems, I would not go looking for trouble

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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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I'm not sure where to start...

Reboot update loop after repair

My PC has been unable to update for many moons. I finally formatted and did a clean install. I updated windows and today tried to update my AMD GPU but it fails. Essentially, it seems like any stress on the system causes it to crash. It does not reboot and restarts without any indication that it crashed. There are logs and PNP.kernel shows up.
I noticed that when I booted into safe mode a couple times it would boot upon hitting pnpkernel.sys (I THINK)

It's an older laptop, z575 with a AMD a6 3420. I have the generic VGA and chip set installed because Catalyst crashes or tells me I'm missing files when I try to install.

I feel like I should just junk this thing...I'm not sure where to start.

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I have had a previous account on here but for some reason the password isn't working, and the forum is not recognizing my previous E-mail address.

But I was have and ATI Display Driver problem, and scared I backed up all my personal data, and then did a System Image Recovery, because my computer was beginning to crash more frequently.

However, after doing the System Image Recovery successfully, I can no longer go into Windows Normal Mode successfully. This didn't occur straight after the recovery, but after I installed an update for windows. When windows tried to configure the update, the system crashed into a blue screen, and now when I try to go into normal mode, it crashes. Sometimes I can get logged on to normal mode, but it crashes pretty soon afterwards.

A:Windows Crash during Normal Mode

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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
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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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My computer has been crashing since i built it back in January. I finally found out it is my driver. I have a GTX 750ti and when i uninstalled the driver I had no problems, but I can't play any games. I can use the computer perfect when I uninstall my Nvidia driver, but to play games I have to install it again and my computer crashes. HELP!

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Hey Guys, I just upgraded to Windows 10 earlier today while I was at work. When I got home I noticed that my video drivers would not work for Nvidia GeForce, and the GeForce Experiance would not show up on the desktop even though it was open.
It took me about a hour or so to figure it out, but I figured it out none the less.
When you go to install or update a new Nvidia GeForce Driver, don’t use the Experience window. Go to the "" and select your Model Graphics Card and Select Windows 10 x32 bit or x64 bit OS. When it is finished downloading find your driver and right click and select  "Run As Administrators".
When you go through the process make sure you do a CLEAN INSTALL. I found that this works best because I tried to just do a normal install or upgrade and it continued to fail until I did a clean instillation.
I hope this helps guys.

A:Windows 10 Nvidia Driver Issue

I had to reinstall my drivers too but I was fine without doing the clean install.

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I have a Sony vgnfz280e and it will not load Windows 7 due to the driver. Sony and Nvidia point to each other. Has anyone solved this problem?

A:nvidia 8400m gt windows 7 driver

Welcome to seven forums. Did you first try running the windows upgrade advisor to see if you system can even run seven s suggested by sony? Sony eSupport - VGN-FZ280E. I haven't heard of windows seven not being able to be loaded because of a video driver, usualy it will just show up as standard VGA. Anyone else know about this? fabe

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I recently got an GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST card a couple weeks back. I think right after I upgraded from windows 8 64-bit to windows 8.1 64-bit.

it was running well for awhile. But after some updates, now videos will stutter badly even after reboot. After updating to the latest driver, I've had nothing but problems. Had to resort back to an ancient AMD graphics card I had which returned perfect video playback.

Any workarounds? i might get around to installing an old nvidia driver set. I had just upgraded to 331.65.

A:anyone else with nvidia driver problem windows 8.1?

Hi dirtyvu,

Don't have that card so I can only make generic suggestions which you most likely have already tried:

Check for BIOS updates.

Check for GeoForce firmware updates (EVGA just released one in May). Note: You can compare your version to others with the same card here: Video Bios Collection | techPowerUp

Try a clean install.

Uninstall your current driver and see if one is available via an optional Windows Update download (not a permanent solution but worth a try)

Good luck.


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Hi there.

I just made a clean installation of Windows 7 and during the installation the pc reboots and made it to the booting screen. After that the screen went blank and the monitor turned into sleep mode. After many hours of troubleshooting, i found that my display driver may have some issue with Win 7 thus preventing it from loading. I managed to finish the installation by disabling the display driver.

Now the problem. I tried to install the latest driver available via Nvidia website but the same problem occurs, the blank screen when starting windows. I tried also using Windows update to get the driver but it has the same effect. Now without knowing what to do anymore, I tried the oldest win 7 nvidia driver but failed. No display. I also tried to disable some startup programs and services in msconfig. I do not know what to do anymore.

Some suggested that I need to turn off the onboard display, but my machine doesn't have one.

I also tried to swap my monitor, test the graphic card with other pc( with xp and vista) , and it works fine.

Below are my spec:
HP m9098d with HP w1907 lcd
Windows 7
Geforce 8500GT

I hope someone can give me some hope. I'm very tired troubleshooting this for two whole days.

p/s: Right now I'm only using the standard Vga driver.

A:What nvidia driver that works with Windows 7

Windows 7 should automatically provide you with a working driver, though it will most likely be outdated. Use this tool to find your driver:

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