BSOD dxgkrnl.sys dxgmms1.sys nvlddmkm.sys

So yea, I have a newly built PC, built it just 4 days ago and I have been welcomed with this horrid bug. At first I didn't know what it is, the reason of crashes narrowed down until only this stood out and now I need to know how to fix it.
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys
nvlddmkm.sys
Those demonic things are causing all this hell.

Computer specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD 8-Core processor FX-8350
Geforce GTX-660
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB Ram (2 X 4 GB)
Corsair 750 WATT PSU
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

It happens repeatedly at any random time. When i'm browsing the web its less frequent but when playing a game it crashes either upon loading, upon joining a game, or maybe later into the game. It's REALLY annoying and I have already tried rolling back my drivers but I don't know what the problem is anymore. ANY help at all would be needed.
|Important|: One solution I have come to is upgrading to Windows 8. If you can assure me that doing this upgrade will fix this problem; then I already have my answer.
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  1. upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
  2. johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)
  3. microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)
  4. johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.
  5. oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.
  6. johnbl said:
    oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.



    Alright.. From the looks of it Windows seems to be up-to-date. And I ran a check to see if the problem persists and it indeed does. And direct X is up to date aswell.
  7. cool, put a copy of the mini dump file on the cloud (skydrive will work) and give it public access and I will take a quick look


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.



    Alright.. From the looks of it Windows seems to be up-to-date. And I ran a check to see if the problem persists and it indeed does. And direct X is up to date aswell.
  8. johnbl said:
    cool, put a copy of the mini dump file on the cloud (skydrive will work) and give it public access and I will take a quick look


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.



    Alright.. From the looks of it Windows seems to be up-to-date. And I ran a check to see if the problem persists and it indeed does. And direct X is up to date aswell.




    Hmm will Whocrashed or BluescreenViewer logs work aswell?
    _EDIT_ Here: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=298da0b82b7b5572#cid=298DA0B82B7B5572
  9. both of them will make a quick stab at the problem, give them a try
    The windows debugger will allow better control of what you are checking for but people never want to set it up
    and don't know how to run it. All of the programs require access to the minidump.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    cool, put a copy of the mini dump file on the cloud (skydrive will work) and give it public access and I will take a quick look


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.



    Alright.. From the looks of it Windows seems to be up-to-date. And I ran a check to see if the problem persists and it indeed does. And direct X is up to date aswell.




    Hmm will Whocrashed or BluescreenViewer logs work aswell?
  10. johnbl said:
    both of them will make a quick stab at the problem, give them a try
    The windows debugger will allow better control of what you are checking for but people never want to set it up
    and don't know how to run it. All of the programs require access to the minidump.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    cool, put a copy of the mini dump file on the cloud (skydrive will work) and give it public access and I will take a quick look


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    oh, a fresh install of windows 7 would be very out of date untill all of the OS updates and service packs have been applied. just keep running the check for windows updated and rebooting until all the updates are installed.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 has a direct link to the updated directx files that were listed in your post.


    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    microsoft did a update of the file but did not make people reboot and installed on the next reboot. if you used the nvidia installer then rebooted. the microsoft OS copied over the older file on top of the newer one and caused a version mismatch with the other drivers. best to reboot, uninstall the entire driver, reboot and reinstall the driver from nvida to ensure you have a matched set of drivers.

    Arceai said:
    johnbl said:
    upgrade your graphics drivers for your graphics card. use the ones directly from the vendor website.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


    Trust me, that was the first thing I did and the problem still persists. I am using the latest stable version for Nvidia (Version 327.23)




    Hmm. I believe I tried this but i'm not entirely sure.. What I did was I went into Device Manager, went into graphics and uninstalled the driver entirely. Reboot and ran Driver Sweeper in safe mode, then re-installed. I did this just recently and i'm not sure if it has fixed the situation. By this I mean no crash has happened (YET!!) I will test this by playing some sort of game then get back to you. And to add in when I installed the drivers I remembered to always choose clean installation.
    (EDIT: ) Yep the game crashed. As I hit the play button it launched and BSOD.



    Alright.. From the looks of it Windows seems to be up-to-date. And I ran a check to see if the problem persists and it indeed does. And direct X is up to date aswell.




    Hmm will Whocrashed or BluescreenViewer logs work aswell?




    I put the skydrive in the last post but heres the logs from Bluescreenview. Also in skydrive. Leil.
    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=298da0b82b7b5572
    And before we jump to more things, the computer recently crashed about... 25 min's ago but when I checked the logs for something there was nothing. The computer just rebooted itself when I tried to run a game (And sometimes randomly) So i'm a little curious and why no logs showed up. Maybe the old problem fixed and a new one emerged?..
    _EDIT_ Now im confused. I found the second problem and I know what it is: it's something to do with my power. But my PSU is a 750 WATT Bronze Certified! I know it can run the entire system with no problem... I need options before I go spend $100 on another PSU.
  11. Nevermind. Seems that I fixed the problem I had at the start of this topic I have fixed with the help of johnbl. My new problem was my PSU was damaged when Amazon shipped it to me. Fucking amazon bro. I'm pending my replacement soon.
  12. Same problem here! How did you fix the first problem?

    BSOD
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys

    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140

    using gforce xp 334.89 driver on my gtx 660
    win 7 pro

    with older drivers same problem...
  13. wuTz said:
    Same problem here! How did you fix the first problem?

    BSOD
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys

    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140

    using gforce xp 334.89 driver on my gtx 660
    win 7 pro

    with older drivers same problem...



    Same problem here...

    BSOD
    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140
    dxgmms1.sys+37f00
    nvlddmkm.sys+993b10

    using gtx 670 with latest and older drivers same problem...
    win 7 pro *64 reinstalled 3 times... same problem...
    Graphics card sent back to the manufacturer, same problem with the new...
  14. Have this same problem, is this something happening recently to a lot of us? ASUS Nvidia GeForce 550TI

    Minitill said:
    wuTz said:
    Same problem here! How did you fix the first problem?

    BSOD
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys

    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140

    using gforce xp 334.89 driver on my gtx 660
    win 7 pro

    with older drivers same problem...



    Same problem here...

    BSOD
    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140
    dxgmms1.sys+37f00
    nvlddmkm.sys+993b10

    using gtx 670 with latest and older drivers same problem...
    win 7 pro *64 reinstalled 3 times... same problem...
    Graphics card sent back to the manufacturer, same problem with the new...


  15. Arceai said:
    So yea, I have a newly built PC, built it just 4 days ago and I have been welcomed with this horrid bug. At first I didn't know what it is, the reason of crashes narrowed down until only this stood out and now I need to know how to fix it.
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys
    Those demonic things are causing all this hell.

    Computer specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    AMD 8-Core processor FX-8350
    Geforce GTX-660
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB Ram (2 X 4 GB)
    Corsair 750 WATT PSU
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    It happens repeatedly at any random time. When i'm browsing the web its less frequent but when playing a game it crashes either upon loading, upon joining a game, or maybe later into the game. It's REALLY annoying and I have already tried rolling back my drivers but I don't know what the problem is anymore. ANY help at all would be needed.
    |Important|: One solution I have come to is upgrading to Windows 8. If you can assure me that doing this upgrade will fix this problem; then I already have my answer.


    I just had this crash a few minutes ago and I am using an old driver on purpose because I cannot get the control panel for nvidia to work otherwise , I was playing a game of Defiance online and an hour into it I start seeing the very fabric of the game stretching towards me like some kinda acid trip! then I log out and the windows screen with my background and icons is all weirded like a tie dyed t-shirt!. Ive got all three of the same bsods you have exactly the dxgkrnl.sys, the dxgmms1.sys and the nvlddkm.sys and the dxgkrnl.sys+5d140. I have an EVGA gtx550 ti superclocked +72 mhz graphics card and it has always done fine with any game I have thrown at it for the past year and a half , what I think we are seeing evidence of is the Nvidia corporation and whoever else are slowly putting graphics in their games so as to cause older cards to malfunction or cause bsods , this is the sneaky way the industry forces us to upgrade to their expensive ass cards that we don't even need yet. It really makes me angry. I hope I am wrong but what I have experienced in this life I gotta say , it probably isn't as crazy or far fetched as it sounds.
  16. Windows 8 is another unneeded update, my games work just fine on Windows 7 and I don't own a stupid Ipad so why cram it in our faces?
  17. Quote:
    I just had this crash a few minutes ago and I am using an old driver on purpose because I cannot get the control panel for nvidia to work otherwise , I was playing a game of Defiance online and an hour into it I start seeing the very fabric of the game stretching towards me like some kinda acid trip! then I log out and the windows screen with my background and icons is all weirded like a tie dyed t-shirt!. Ive got all three of the same bsods you have exactly the dxgkrnl.sys, the dxgmms1.sys and the nvlddkm.sys and the dxgkrnl.sys+5d140. I have an EVGA gtx550 ti superclocked +72 mhz graphics card and it has always done fine with any game I have thrown at it for the past year and a half , what I think we are seeing evidence of is the Nvidia corporation and whoever else are slowly putting graphics in their games so as to cause older cards to malfunction or cause bsods , this is the sneaky way the industry forces us to upgrade to their expensive ass cards that we don't even need yet. It really makes me angry. I hope I am wrong but what I have experienced in this life I gotta say , it probably isn't as crazy or far fetched as it sounds.



    Same problem here, I crashed yesterday.

    My BSOD:

    Code bug: 0x00000116

    dxgkrnl.sys+5d140
    dxgmms1.sys+ff13
    nvlddmkm.sys+153e20

    I use Windows 7 x64 and I have an GTX 560 Ti OC (with DVI).

    I tried to fix this problem:
    First attempt: Uninstalling the graphic drivers (Panel control > Device Management > Display adapters) in safe mode (F8, first option), next with normal mode auto install Micorsoft Ghaphic drivers, when you restart the PC with normal mode crashed again...

    Second attempt: Uninstalling the graphic drivers in safe mode, next with normal mode auto install Micorsoft Ghaphic drivers, next uninstalling Micorsoft Ghaphic drivers, next installing last drivers Nvidia, when you restart the PC with normal mode crashed again...

    Third attempt: I tried with older drivers Nvidia, same problem....

    Is a problem from Nvidia drivers or is my problem?
  18. Seems to me like we ought to start looking to AMD for our graphics card solutions.
  19. I'm having the same problem as well.

    dxgkrnl.sys dxgkrnl.sys+5d134
    dxgmms1.sys dxgmms1.sys+37f3c
    nvlddmkm.sys nvlddmkm.sys+9a57a0

    It seems I only crash reliably when playing ArcheAge open beta (yeah I know it's a beta) but I also had this problem while playing minecraft. I have done a fresh OS install and have yet to put minecraft back on there. I have done clean installs of the nvidia driver several times, checked the hard drive, made sure the temperatures were reasonable for my cpu and gpu, made sure there was no fluctuations in my power supply, and probably more things than I can remember.
  20. Well, I hate to burst the "AMD graphics bubble," but I'm running into the same issue and I've got an AMD GPU...

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350
    Radeon HD 7870 running 4 screens with 3 as 1 Eyefinity
    16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM
    ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
    SanDisk 256GB SSD

    So, similar to OP's system except for graphics card. The only other major difference is *when* I get the BSoD. It only ever happens when I wake the computer from sleep. Since that was previously my standard method of "shutting down," I'm pretty pissed about this error. I also don't get as much info on the blue screen as you guys, just that it's dxgkrnl.sys and a bunch of address data. My best guess was that it was related to DirectX, but since that's built into Windows 7, there's no real way to uninstall it without a fresh install of Windows and I'm not ready for that. And yes, I've gotten the latest drivers/Catalyst from AMD's website. Did it twice, in fact. I've also got Windows completely updated; including all the crap that came down last night.

    Another solution that I've seen for similar BSoDs was that Fast Boot might be the culprit, but I just disabled that and checked before posting here and that didn't fix it. The last two things that have been suggested to me are things I'd already thought about: bad SSD or bad RAM. I've tested them with SeaTools and memtest86, respectively and I've seen no errors after many rounds a piece.

    I'm up for blaming the DirectX people, not the graphics card manufacturers... Microsoft should know about this by now! Haha!

    Anyway, not much help, but it might be useful for you to know it's not just an nVidia issue. ;) Oh, and last, but not least, I have a 530W PSU (80 PLUS Bronze Cert) on an APC UPS, and I've never had any issues with either when gaming full-tilt for hours.
  21. directx is microsoft mapping layer between windows and the vendors graphics driver
    all graphics bugchecks will be in the directx code or the vendors graphics driver. Any vendors graphics driver
    AMD or nvidia.

    when microsoft messes up directx they get hundreds of thousands of automated bug reports the next day. They tend to make fixes pretty fast it the problem is in their code. They push out the fix via windows update. Problem is when it is in the vendors code they give the data to the vendor, the vendor makes a fix an puts it on their website and you have to go find it.
    (fun little process, microsoft can not push out the vendors fix without permission for legal reasons)

    You should post your problem on a different thread, It gets pretty confusing with several people talking about different systems on the same thread.

    battlewithin said:
    Well, I hate to burst the "AMD graphics bubble," but I'm running into the same issue and I've got an AMD GPU...

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350
    Radeon HD 7870 running 4 screens with 3 as 1 Eyefinity
    16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM
    ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
    SanDisk 256GB SSD

    So, similar to OP's system except for graphics card. The only other major difference is *when* I get the BSoD. It only ever happens when I wake the computer from sleep. Since that was previously my standard method of "shutting down," I'm pretty pissed about this error. I also don't get as much info on the blue screen as you guys, just that it's dxgkrnl.sys and a bunch of address data. My best guess was that it was related to DirectX, but since that's built into Windows 7, there's no real way to uninstall it without a fresh install of Windows and I'm not ready for that. And yes, I've gotten the latest drivers/Catalyst from AMD's website. Did it twice, in fact. I've also got Windows completely updated; including all the crap that came down last night.

    Another solution that I've seen for similar BSoDs was that Fast Boot might be the culprit, but I just disabled that and checked before posting here and that didn't fix it. The last two things that have been suggested to me are things I'd already thought about: bad SSD or bad RAM. I've tested them with SeaTools and memtest86, respectively and I've seen no errors after many rounds a piece.

    I'm up for blaming the DirectX people, not the graphics card manufacturers... Microsoft should know about this by now! Haha!

    Anyway, not much help, but it might be useful for you to know it's not just an nVidia issue. ;) Oh, and last, but not least, I have a 530W PSU (80 PLUS Bronze Cert) on an APC UPS, and I've never had any issues with either when gaming full-tilt for hours.
  22. battlewithin said:
    Well, I hate to burst the "AMD graphics bubble," but I'm running into the same issue and I've got an AMD GPU...

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350
    Radeon HD 7870 running 4 screens with 3 as 1 Eyefinity
    16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM
    ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
    SanDisk 256GB SSD

    So, similar to OP's system except for graphics card. The only other major difference is *when* I get the BSoD. It only ever happens when I wake the computer from sleep. Since that was previously my standard method of "shutting down," I'm pretty pissed about this error. I also don't get as much info on the blue screen as you guys, just that it's dxgkrnl.sys and a bunch of address data. My best guess was that it was related to DirectX, but since that's built into Windows 7, there's no real way to uninstall it without a fresh install of Windows and I'm not ready for that. And yes, I've gotten the latest drivers/Catalyst from AMD's website. Did it twice, in fact. I've also got Windows completely updated; including all the crap that came down last night.

    Another solution that I've seen for similar BSoDs was that Fast Boot might be the culprit, but I just disabled that and checked before posting here and that didn't fix it. The last two things that have been suggested to me are things I'd already thought about: bad SSD or bad RAM. I've tested them with SeaTools and memtest86, respectively and I've seen no errors after many rounds a piece.

    I'm up for blaming the DirectX people, not the graphics card manufacturers... Microsoft should know about this by now! Haha!

    Anyway, not much help, but it might be useful for you to know it's not just an nVidia issue. ;) Oh, and last, but not least, I have a 530W PSU (80 PLUS Bronze Cert) on an APC UPS, and I've never had any issues with either when gaming full-tilt for hours.


    I'm getting the same bluescreen on wake-up, and I've also got an FX-8350 CPU, Radeon 7950 GPU, and a Corsair 750TX P/S. Will let you know if I solve the problem.
  23. This discussion seems to be pretty drawn out. I was absolutely dazed at how many comments were made but I didn't stumble on anyone who received a solution to the Dxgkrnl.sys error. Anyways, I won't be wordy but I will leave some information that should be able to provide help.

    All the best.
  24. Hello... All my experience with BSOD is due to a Hardware communication, interrupting between the MB and Windows.
    1) Make sure you have no un-happy hardware drivers in your "Device Manager"... No Yellow or Red icon indicators
    2) Clean all card/stick edges with rubbing alcohol... And Re-insert cards.
    3) Inspect and clean all DATA and Power connections... to your Hardware and MB.
    4) Verify all devices CPU/GPU/MB temperatures are with in Normal operating temperatures.
    5) Verify your Power Supply 12Vdc has enough current , To operate your Video Card and CPU, at the Performance setting you are using.
    6) Test One Part at a time in a known Good Computer.

    BSOD are tuff problems too solve... and sometimes takes all those steps I listed to get rid of them... Sometimes it can be simple fix by a BIO Setting/Driver/Software Removal/Preference Settings.

    TO PROVE it is the Hardware ( FOR ME ) means installing a Fresh WIN 7 SP1 RAW ISO ( NO UPDATES ) install on a spare Hardrive with just Device Drivers will verify this... If you Blue screen with this, your hardware has a problem communicating with the MB. http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...
  25. battlewithin said:
    Well, I hate to burst the "AMD graphics bubble," but I'm running into the same issue and I've got an AMD GPU...

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350
    Radeon HD 7870 running 4 screens with 3 as 1 Eyefinity
    16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM
    ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
    SanDisk 256GB SSD

    So, similar to OP's system except for graphics card. The only other major difference is *when* I get the BSoD. It only ever happens when I wake the computer from sleep. Since that was previously my standard method of "shutting down," I'm pretty pissed about this error. I also don't get as much info on the blue screen as you guys, just that it's dxgkrnl.sys and a bunch of address data. My best guess was that it was related to DirectX, but since that's built into Windows 7, there's no real way to uninstall it without a fresh install of Windows and I'm not ready for that. And yes, I've gotten the latest drivers/Catalyst from AMD's website. Did it twice, in fact. I've also got Windows completely updated; including all the crap that came down last night.

    Another solution that I've seen for similar BSoDs was that Fast Boot might be the culprit, but I just disabled that and checked before posting here and that didn't fix it. The last two things that have been suggested to me are things I'd already thought about: bad SSD or bad RAM. I've tested them with SeaTools and memtest86, respectively and I've seen no errors after many rounds a piece.

    I'm up for blaming the DirectX people, not the graphics card manufacturers... Microsoft should know about this by now! Haha!

    Anyway, not much help, but it might be useful for you to know it's not just an nVidia issue. ;) Oh, and last, but not least, I have a 530W PSU (80 PLUS Bronze Cert) on an APC UPS, and I've never had any issues with either when gaming full-tilt for hours.


    First of all, you need PSU with at least 650W.
    Assuming you are playing new(er) games in high resolution(s), graphics settings at high, postprocessing(s) = you are already at ~330W JUST for CPU and GPU. And you have also MBO, RAM, optical drive(s), USB peripherials, Wireless adaptors use good amount of power etc..
    If that's the case, your PSU works over the peak level and it is under stress. Capacitors have duty to make voltage - "straight lines", will fail with time and your system will be supplied with voltage lines that looks more like graphs of a bad company, which is bad.

    Second;
    Dude, FX-8350 doesen't even support sleep, neither the hibernation, (S3, S4, C6, C1E....), ONLY CnQ
    So, live with it or exchange it for 8150 and you will be very happy :)
    Or get gigabyte MBO, GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev.4), this one don't give a crap that CPU doesent support sleep, it works like a charm.. hibernation didn't work first time.
    Surf a little on cpu-world.com, know your hardware .)
    Conclusion is obvious: FX-8350 is a pure muscle, it is not designed for office.
    People that overclock said it goes upto 4,6-5GHz, but must be water-cooled.

    BTW, I also have 8350 and asus "TUF" MBO, i get after sleep: bsod ntoskrnl.exe (internal power error), and from hibernation also, except hibernation works sometimes well. And have dual boot too.. You have a bit worse bsod. Feel free to reinstall directx (June 2010).

    I really dont care about sleep and hibernate, because everything is up in seconds and I don't have SSD; so why to have your RAM under power in sleep?, or HDD working when saving data for hibernation.
    No need at all.

    One more thing: as 33 y.o. computer technician I have NEVER find nVidia problems in hardware: GPUs, chipsets or network enumerators - and have already shipped at least 5 or more big boxes of AMD/ATi GPUs, dead or half-dead. Enough said about ATi ?
    Problems with nVidia hardware was in pirated versions of Windows with messed up frequencies, 3rd party apps and sometimes in drivers. Sometimes, but very rarely, newest drivers make things worse.

    ATi uses much more CPU than nVidia, and that's why they are cheaper, have "better numbers", compared to nVidia. Lower price paid for AMD/ATi GPU is "few" times much more paid by molesting your MBO, CPU, RAM... ATi is for children that need new PC every year or two max. If you overclock: things in most cases go bad, you get some performance, but your internal timers dont work well and your system suffers, if you have AMD/ATi GPU, things are ofcourse, much worse when overclocking.

    DON'T overclock, pick nVidia (Even OCd) and you have great start.

    In 99,999999999% cases, price will tell you everything.


    Hope I was helpful:

    cheers
  26. Arceai said:
    So yea, I have a newly built PC, built it just 4 days ago and I have been welcomed with this horrid bug. At first I didn't know what it is, the reason of crashes narrowed down until only this stood out and now I need to know how to fix it.
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys
    Those demonic things are causing all this hell.

    Computer specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    AMD 8-Core processor FX-8350
    Geforce GTX-660
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB Ram (2 X 4 GB)
    Corsair 750 WATT PSU
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    It happens repeatedly at any random time. When i'm browsing the web its less frequent but when playing a game it crashes either upon loading, upon joining a game, or maybe later into the game. It's REALLY annoying and I have already tried rolling back my drivers but I don't know what the problem is anymore. ANY help at all would be needed.
    |Important|: One solution I have come to is upgrading to Windows 8. If you can assure me that doing this upgrade will fix this problem; then I already have my answer.


    NO! ! do not upgrade to win 8 just yet.

    I have the same issue, crashed 2 times in 4 hours this morning. googled for solution

    Found this http://starrguide.com/resolve-nvidia-windows-kernel-error/ and found out that the if the DXgkrnl.sys is involved it is an issue with nvidia and microsoft DX drivers. I updated the drivers for my Nvidia geforce 9800gt, 341.44 is the latest driver , no need for me to get the new one

    Then the website i was told to also download and install the direct x runtime web install at

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    Now i am going to reboot my computer. and hope that works, will advise if it does not work, Cross your fingers

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Nvidia geforce 9800GT
    Asus M5A78L-M usb3
    AMD fx4350 Quad core 4.2gHz
    Corsair 120 force SSD
    8Gb Team Vulcan DDR3 1600mHz
  27. Scott Gordon said:
    Arceai said:
    So yea, I have a newly built PC, built it just 4 days ago and I have been welcomed with this horrid bug. At first I didn't know what it is, the reason of crashes narrowed down until only this stood out and now I need to know how to fix it.
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys
    Those demonic things are causing all this hell.

    Computer specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    AMD 8-Core processor FX-8350
    Geforce GTX-660
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB Ram (2 X 4 GB)
    Corsair 750 WATT PSU
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    It happens repeatedly at any random time. When i'm browsing the web its less frequent but when playing a game it crashes either upon loading, upon joining a game, or maybe later into the game. It's REALLY annoying and I have already tried rolling back my drivers but I don't know what the problem is anymore. ANY help at all would be needed.
    |Important|: One solution I have come to is upgrading to Windows 8. If you can assure me that doing this upgrade will fix this problem; then I already have my answer.


    NO! ! do not upgrade to win 8 just yet.

    I have the same issue, crashed 2 times in 4 hours this morning. googled for solution

    Found this http://starrguide.com/resolve-nvidia-windows-kernel-error/ and found out that the if the DXgkrnl.sys is involved it is an issue with nvidia and microsoft DX drivers. I updated the drivers for my Nvidia geforce 9800gt, 341.44 is the latest driver , no need for me to get the new one

    Then the website i was told to also download and install the direct x runtime web install at

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    Now i am going to reboot my computer. and hope that works, will advise if it does not work, Cross your fingers

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Nvidia geforce 9800GT
    Asus M5A78L-M usb3
    AMD fx4350 Quad core 4.2gHz
    Corsair 120 force SSD
    8Gb Team Vulcan DDR3 1600mHz



    well This did not work left the house came back and again the BSOD for tyhe same files . now i am at a loss.

    I do not play games on my pc thats what my xbox one and ps3 are for. gaming is not the issue either

    reading on all this i see that it affects all motherboards, all nvidia cards of differing set ups I do think it is a nvidia issue nor is it a mother board issue.

    it appears to be a windows issue but it also affect xp, 7, 8, and 8.1

    all these variables are different all causing the same issues with the dxgkrnl.sys, nvlddmkm.sys

    the only way around this is to dump windows for linux for good.

    problem there is most manufacturers do not support linux systems. screwed if you do screwed if you don't
  28. that's hardware video card problem , I have hd4850 toxic overclocked version of HD4850 but for sure I know this problem cause of RAM , GPU temp ( TRY TO LOWER THE FERQNCY of MEMORY CLOCK , GPU CLOCK ) and see its more stable or not if u get more stable u should find a way to cool ur graphic card
  29. I was totally whooped with this issue @ my Toshiba 17.3" Satellite C875D-S7330 Laptop, After wasting 2 hours and doing research, I found that it was a "drivers or hardware gets damaged or corrupted" issue. Below articles helped to Configuring the Wireless Adapter Settings. http://windows7.iyogi.com/support/guide-to-keep-dxgkrnl-sys-error-at-bay.html
  30. Scott Gordon said:
    Scott Gordon said:
    Arceai said:
    So yea, I have a newly built PC, built it just 4 days ago and I have been welcomed with this horrid bug. At first I didn't know what it is, the reason of crashes narrowed down until only this stood out and now I need to know how to fix it.
    dxgkrnl.sys
    dxgmms1.sys
    nvlddmkm.sys
    Those demonic things are causing all this hell.

    Computer specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    AMD 8-Core processor FX-8350
    Geforce GTX-660
    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB Ram (2 X 4 GB)
    Corsair 750 WATT PSU
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    It happens repeatedly at any random time. When i'm browsing the web its less frequent but when playing a game it crashes either upon loading, upon joining a game, or maybe later into the game. It's REALLY annoying and I have already tried rolling back my drivers but I don't know what the problem is anymore. ANY help at all would be needed.
    |Important|: One solution I have come to is upgrading to Windows 8. If you can assure me that doing this upgrade will fix this problem; then I already have my answer.


    NO! ! do not upgrade to win 8 just yet.

    I have the same issue, crashed 2 times in 4 hours this morning. googled for solution

    Found this http://starrguide.com/resolve-nvidia-windows-kernel-error/ and found out that the if the DXgkrnl.sys is involved it is an issue with nvidia and microsoft DX drivers. I updated the drivers for my Nvidia geforce 9800gt, 341.44 is the latest driver , no need for me to get the new one

    Then the website i was told to also download and install the direct x runtime web install at

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

    Now i am going to reboot my computer. and hope that works, will advise if it does not work, Cross your fingers

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    Nvidia geforce 9800GT
    Asus M5A78L-M usb3
    AMD fx4350 Quad core 4.2gHz
    Corsair 120 force SSD
    8Gb Team Vulcan DDR3 1600mHz



    well This did not work left the house came back and again the BSOD for tyhe same files . now i am at a loss.

    I do not play games on my pc thats what my xbox one and ps3 are for. gaming is not the issue either

    reading on all this i see that it affects all motherboards, all nvidia cards of differing set ups I do think it is a nvidia issue nor is it a mother board issue.

    it appears to be a windows issue but it also affect xp, 7, 8, and 8.1

    all these variables are different all causing the same issues with the dxgkrnl.sys, nvlddmkm.sys

    the only way around this is to dump windows for linux for good.

    problem there is most manufacturers do not support linux systems. screwed if you do screwed if you don't



    Belive me, Windows are not an issue... especially if problem exists in all versions.
    Out of the head, your bios is set up wrong, you have somewhat incompatible components (Your ram "smells" funny), PSU is badly connected or even faulty, or you have problems with drivers.

    00. Deelectrife yourself. (Hold with both hands for something grounded for few seconds)
    0. shut down your PC and disconnect power cable from PSU and wait for at least 30-90 seconds.
    1. update, but at least reset bios (put jumper to reset and leave it that way until you do the rest..OR pull out bios battery and short-circuit battery connectors (on your MBO) for at least 30 seconds.
    2. Pull out ram and GPU and reinsert them again, also reconnect all connected cables to your MBO, and GPU... and all other devices.

    Please be careful !!! I warned you !!!

    After all that done, reinstall DirectX (June.2010 latest file), it is not likely, but it is possible that some of your DirectX files got broken.


    EDIT:

    I forgot something..:

    "If" you are using USB sticks and stuff like that, check in your task manager if there is under processes listed IoctlSvc.exe and running.. kill that bastard and find it on your OS partition/drive, it should be in Windows\System32 or Windows\SysWOW64 folder, don't delete it for "just in case" but rename it, add to its name "GO TO HELL" or "FU" or whatever.. On some machines it can cause slowness, even freezes.. Most likely you don't need it.. It showed up to me too, I didn't even notice any changes, but naild it anyway, and of course all works just fine without it :)
    I love killing and disabling processes I don't need always, but this one can be problem like I said.

    If all of that doesen't help, then I'll give you instructions how to check your system a little deeper.

    And.. check in your MBO's book or pdf file: if ram is installed in recommended slot(s) !
  31. This is how I fixed my problem for free! :D

    I've tried every solution I could find on the internet to fix the BSOD error: dxgkrnl.sys
    I had no luck with any software changes, even in regedit and my system32 folder.
    So I decided to inspect my hardware for problems.

    I took out my two GPU's: GTX 770 and GT 610 (outdated I know)
    and my two sticks of RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

    I inspected each piece of hardware carefully and found no problems so I put them back in my motherboard IN DIFFERENT GPU SLOTS on the motherboard.
    Before I fired up my machine again I took out my motherboard battery to reset the BIOS as well.

    When I loaded it up I had no problems and still haven't received one BSOD error (been about two weeks now).
    Even though the hardware wasn't damaged, I guess putting the devices in different GPU slots changed the way the devices communicate.
    It's worth a shot and I hope it helps :P

    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    GTX 770 and GT 610
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    Asus Z97-AR motherboard


    EDIT:
    Also make sure your windows OS and ALL of your drivers are up to date.
    (Obvious but important)
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