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NVIDIA video hardware (software?) causing Windows to shut down

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October 16, 2013 7:53:21 PM

On 9/24/13, I installed four NVIDIA updates. Since then, my machine crashes often and the fan runs loudly while watching movies on Netflix.

Here's the Windows problem report:

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20131012-1909.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

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Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA8004B974E0
BCP2: FFFFFA600274D6B4
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1


Here's my system info:


Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HP
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Model KJ382AA-ABA m9250f
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, 2667 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.17, 1/17/2008
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.37 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.18 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.53 GB
Page File Space 4.29 GB


Here's my NVIDIA info:

DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GT
Driver version: 327.23
Direct3D API version: 10
CUDA Cores: 32
Core clock: 475 MHz
Shader clock: 950 MHz
Memory data rate: 950 MHz
Memory interface: 128-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB DDR2
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1791 MB
Video BIOS version: 60.84.54.00.15
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16
Device Id: 10DE 0402 034E1043
October 18, 2013 10:54:03 AM

Is there any particular reason you updated your graphics driver? generally speaking, all your currently installed drivers should be left alone if the related hardware is working okay and you have no issues with them. Driver updates are not compulsory!

Go into Device Manager.
Double-click the Nvidia Graphics Adapter.
Click the "Driver" tab.
Click "Roll back driver".

Hopefully that will fix the problems caused by the update.
In future, take heed of my first paragraph.

Good Luck
!