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Nvlddmkm.sys Errors among other issues on partly-new build

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February 13, 2011 3:35:25 PM

Hey guys,

My computer died out in December, just got some new parts for it.

I went with the following new:
AMD Athlon II x3 445
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
ASRock 880GXH/USB3 AM3

What I already had:
Xion Case (to be replaced when new is in stock, has no fans currently working!)
BFG GeForce 9800 GS OC (about 2 years old)
SoundBlaster X-FI (about 3 years old)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W (about 1 year old)
NEC ND-3550 DVD Burner IDE (about 5 years old)
WD 75GB Hard Drive IDE


What I've Done:
- Format hard drive
- Reinstall Windows 7 64-bit (NOTE BELOW)
- Run MoBo driver disc from boot
- Run nVidia driver disc from boot

Reinstalling windows worked mostly. After it installed everything, it reboots to finalize the setup. However, after the Windows Loading Screen completes, it goes straight to the nvlddmkm.sys error.

I don't see what this could be...
Any ideas?

New PSU, shouldn't be that..
Brand new Windows install..
Can't open safe mode since Windows wont finalize setup in it..



Now what? I've been playing with this for a while now and cant figure out what to try next..

Thanks



-Dave
February 15, 2011 4:55:21 PM

it would appear that your OS doesn't like the Video card or the starting driver for it. You have another video card avail to use? Google it, plenty on WHY you are getting the error.
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February 15, 2011 5:10:12 PM

I've seen them but I amateurishly assumed that seeing as its a fresh install there should be no driver problems, obviously not the case, I'll try plugging it into the onboard graphics and/or removing the graphics card, then get an updated driver. If it persists, I will let you guys know, and if it is the graphics card and doesn't stop, time for a new card, or just onboard graphics!

Thanks


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