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Nvidia driver causing bsod

  • Windows
  • Nvidia
  • Blue Screen
  • Games
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
October 18, 2013 10:33:33 PM

Basically I've been getting blue screened whenever I try running a game, usually within the first five minutes. I've been trying to narrow down what is causing it, and WhoCrashed was able to pinpoint it to my nvidia drivers:

On Sat 10/19/2013 5:20:16 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\101813-10888-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0x14D6B4)
Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFFA80056244E0, 0xFFFFF88004A456B4, 0x0, 0x2)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 327.23
company: NVIDIA Corporation
description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 327.23
Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 327.23 , NVIDIA Corporation).
Google query: NVIDIA Corporation VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

The only thing is that the problem persists even after I have updated to the new drivers (including a clean install) and I'm dumbfounded as to how to fix it. Ideas?

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December 28, 2013 12:21:40 AM

I have had the same problem with my gtx 460. the answers i found advised a rollback to 314.22 driver. however, i was not satisfied with that and tried something different.

1. remove all drivers (reboot)
2. install latest driver, but do a custom install and only install the display driver and the hd audio driver.

ive been on this setup for an hour now and no bsod hangs or mystery disappearing mice, yet.


as an update to this, it seems to work but still seems to bsod or full lock when firefox is doing stuff. I am going to try disabling hardware accel in firefox.
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February 18, 2014 8:20:19 PM

Just had the same thing happen after a windows automatic update. Tried updated driver at Nvidia, also let Microsoft update help at all.

Had to research previously used drivers and reinstall one of those old drivers, then disabled auto driver update from NVidia and also disabled auto windows updates.

Works well now, but I'm not so happy about having to disable updates.
February 19, 2014 8:18:38 AM

If you aren't happy with disabled updates, then set it so that it informs you of updates without installing them. Then you can decide whether to install or not. I have been using nvidia GPU's for umpteen years and after the first nightmare of a dodgy driver I always do a restore point and then manual install of both windows and nvidia updates. Then you can do a restore if it goes haywire. Hope this helps.