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Display Driver nvlddmkm stopped responding

Discussion in 'General Software' started by STR8, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. STR8 New Member

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    Hi

    Few days ago i installed Vista Ultimate 32bit, Im using the Nvidia 8800GTX card with this 175.19_geforce_winvista_32bit driver. everything was working fine untill today when i got this message "Display Driver nvlddmkm Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered".

    This first happen when i was playing Crysis Warhead but i thought it was once of this. then it happen again and again in windows while checking mail.

    I thought that it might have something to do with the Video Driver so i dloaded 177.83_geforce_winvista_32bit, but im still having the same problem.

    PS. I've had Vista Ultimate before on this PC with same system spec, but now i just have a new Monitor and im thinking that it could be the problem?
    New Monitor is Samsung 2493HM.

    Any help would be great on how to correct this problem
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    CStylen New Member

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    I had that problem too and though it was a 64-bt issue. When it happened to me my machine completely locked up and I had to reset. I think I was doing something with Outlook and opening PDF's. Hasn't happened again though. No idea as to the cause or solution.
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    Try using DX9 mode. I can't play Warhead in DX10 mode due to that problem.
    (right click on the icon in windows games, choose DX9 mode).

    Once it happens, almost all screen activity is affected, and a reboot is required.

    You'll be hard pressed to find a permanent solution though, the drivers are often blamed for this.

    If you google it you'll find lots of posts about it over at the nvidia forums.
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    There are almost a 1000 reasons for this message. Most likely though is your 8800 overheated. Try putting your fan at 100% (Rivatuner etc can do this).
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    Yes that is the most common response. I've never had any luck though solving the nvlddmkm.., mine never gets above 45C (watercooled) and even a fresh vista install, new mobo and ram didn't solve it. I'm blaming drivers.

    But, I'm aiming for a new card in a couple of months, this 8800GTX feels very old by now...
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    i agree with the above guys, there are lots of possible causes.

    THe thing is, MANY things can trigger the drive to go bad - a bad driver install, outdated directX, overheating, corrupt/bad system RAM, and so on.

    I used to have it incessantly, and it drove me mad. In the end i had a bad stick of ram, swapped it and the problem never came back.
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