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Nvidia Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Successfully Recovered

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  • I have a problem with my Display Driver (W7) GT 220

    Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 197.45 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

    Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad CPU

    Windows 7 64 bit      4 GB

    I've checked EVERYWHERE I can think of for help ( including Fujitsu (support) who built it but don't seem to have a clue ! )and it's had this problem since the first week i bought it.

    But everything I've tried/scanned says my PC is working perfectly.

    It generally Crashes and the pop up appears when watching movies from the hard drive.

    You tube or streaming video seems to work fine.

    Can anyone PLEASE help.

    Monday, April 26, 2010 5:40 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    I would like to confirm the following questions first:

     

    1.    What video player is in use?

    2.    Does it crash with all video players?

    3.    Do other versions of the NVIDIA display card drivers crash?

     

    Based on the current situation, I would like to suggest you temporarily disable the hardware acceleration from the video player and the display card controller.

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:17 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi. it's using Media player classic and media player classic x 64.

    it's crashed even when i rolled back the Nvidia driver.

    and it crashes when i use windows media player for video too.

    streaming video like you tube is fine. But it crashes again when i enlarge the screen.

    It's also crashed twice on this web page as i'm writing this !

    I've tried to disable hardware acceleration but it hasn't made much difference.

    Do you think it could have anything to do with the Monitor ?? Samsung SyncMaster T220/T220G.

    Thanks for the reply. It's really appreciated :)

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:54 AM
  • I have the same problem, but it happens randomly.  I am not watching a movie or playing a game.  Sometimes I'm writing an email or searching the web.  I have a brand new Dell Windows 7 64bit 1TB computer and the Dell technician only helped me to the point of installing new Nvidia drivers and ended up deleting half of the software I was using for my business.  This, after spending 4 hours on the phone and having him take over my computer!  It's really annoying.  My computer gets this message often, which is just a nuisance, because the screen goes black, but then "recovers".  However, my computer also often freezes up on me and forces me to restart, since my mouse and keyboard fail to be recognized when that happens.  I guess that's a separate issue and is addressed on another forum.  Anyway, I'm assuming this is a Windows 7 problem since I'm reading about other people having this problem????  Or is it Dell?  I have another new computer, bought at the same time, Windows 7 32bit HP all-in-one box and I've never seen this problem.

     

    My error says 186.34 stopped responding.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:35 AM
  • Hi,

     

    It should be a display card driver issue.

     

    This time, I would like to suggest you test the issue in Clean Boot to check if there is a software conflict.

     

    In addition, I also would like confirm that have you tried to uninstall the original display card driver installation before reinstalling it.

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:27 AM
    Moderator
  • lol i uninstalled the whole video card driver as you said. Now how do i reinstall it ???
    • Proposed as answer by Murugan.V Wednesday, January 12, 2011 11:20 AM
    Friday, April 30, 2010 4:30 PM
  • it says i can't reinstall the driver for it now. Arghhhhh....

    Does ANYONE know what I can do ?

    Friday, April 30, 2010 4:36 PM
  • Right I've uninstalled the original display card driver installation and then reinstalled it.

    The system seemed to be working properly. No crashes. I thought it was sorted out.

    But then after about 10 hours or so the screen started flickering and again the same " Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 197.45 stopped responding and has successfully recovered." message kept appearing.

    The same thing is happening again today as i'm writing this.

    Earlier I thought it was crashing when I was using certain software like my Media player. But it seems to be having the same problem with everything now....

    Sunday, May 02, 2010 3:17 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You may try to uninstall the display card driver again and install it via Windows Update.

     

    Does it work this time?

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Monday, May 03, 2010 6:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version stopped responding and has successfully recovered

    i went to bios and set cpu from 200 hz to 180 and never got the error again :)
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 1:40 PM
  • I've uninstalled the display card driver again and installed it with windows update but the problem is still the same.

    I tried to change the cpu hz in BIOS but it wont let me open it...

    Friday, May 07, 2010 12:31 PM
  • I'm still getting the SAME problem after everything i've tried.

    I've looked online and found out theres a huge amount of people with the same problems on a GT 220 Graphics card.

    How do i change the hz from 200 to 180 ? sorry i'm not very good at stuff like this.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:46 PM
  • I am having the exact same problem and it was since getting a new GTX 480 Graphics card, the card can runs some of the most intense games for hours without a crash but general broswing or viewing videos, streaming videos produce the same error as the person above.

     

    Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 197.xx stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

     

    Using the lastest Nvidia drivers and using Windows 7 64bit. I wonder if this is a driver problem as it can be power if I can run intense games for hours but it crashes when doing what I consider low power tasks.


    Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:49 AM
  • Ditto for me. New Hp Computer, 16 gigs RAM, 2-1 tera HDs, 550 Watt Corsair PSU, Windows 7 64 Professional, switched out the video card that came with the computer, installed, reinstalled, uninstalled, went the Window install route for the nVidia GTX 260--still crashes, mainly in Photoshop CS4 64 bit. Usually when using one of the filters.

    Now, among all the genuises at MSFT and nVidia, after all these complaints, can't you come up with a solution. Why force us to screw around with our BIOS etc? Who tested this stuff before release?

    Tick tock tick tock.

    Friday, June 04, 2010 1:56 AM
  • I am getting the same problem and the tech that is working on it cannot re-create it... soo... what's the latest conclusion on this issue??  Bad nVidia card? Bad drivers? Insufficient power? Bad motherboard?  The tech is uninstalling the driver(s) and reinstalling the latest, so I will test it out over the weekend... if I can still re-create it, I think I should dump the nVidia card and shove it up the tech's...parts unknown.
    • Proposed as answer by Dave OConnor 46 Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:34 PM
    Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:58 PM
  • I have had this same issue for several day but think I have figured it out.    I went to "visual effects settings page"  under performance options I changed it from " Adjust for best appearance"  to "Adjust for best performance"   It doesn't use the AERO stuff that makes window look so nice but no more crashes.  I hope this helps someone. 

    Dave O

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:34 PM
  • Disable AERO stuff in visual effects.  Set them to " Best performance"  from "Best appearance"  this did the trick for me.
    Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:36 PM
  • I want performance AND appearance out of my new computer.

    I originally had a 250 GTS installed and started getting the same issue, "Driver has stopped responding and recovered". THis video card was installed in my old computer and I ran all of the same applications with no problems. Now with it installed in the new machine it started the error. I switched the card out for a brand new GTX 460 and am getting the SAME thing. Which leads me to think it doesnt have anything to do with clock speeds/performance settings and is rather some kind of conflict between Nvidia 400 series and win 7 64 bit.

    Any other ideas? I cant get in touch with the guy who built the pc so I think im screwed.

     

    Side note, while reading DXDIAG i noticed it thinks the card has 2784m of memory....its a 1024 gddr5 card. Is that normal?

     

    Phenom II X64 965 @3.4ghz

    win 7 premium 64

    4G ram

    EVGA GTX 460 SE 1024 DDR5

    Monday, January 03, 2011 3:49 PM
  • Hi everyone,this is my first post and I hope I can be of some assistance.I just did some work on a computer with this very same issue.I solved this quite easily.I had to go into BIOS and find the settings for the display adaptor.The card in question was a PCI-Express card.BIOS was configured to find a PCI card not PCI-Express.I scrolled down to PCI-Express and set it up to look for that slot to run the display graphics.There has been no problem since.It could be the issues you are suffering from come from a wrong setting in BIOS.Double check to make sure everything is set accordingly.Make sure you Save Changes when exiting BIOS,reboot and hopefully all will be fine.It's worth a shot.

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:16 PM
  • You can ignore 99% of the responses to the "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (any number) stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error.

    It is a heat issue. Yes it triggers a non heat error and I cannot explain that but I can prove it is directly related to heat. Download speedfan and run it. Watch the GPU temp from running near nothing (lower temp) and then some graphics intensive game (higher temp). For me it consistently crashes with this error at 66-68 degrees.

    Newer and more powerful video cards do not help as the cooling requirements only go up with the quality of the card. If you are an avid gamer and have a requirement for DX11, then you must simply address the heat issue. You cannot roll back to DX10. My card started doing this with Rift when I was required to install DX11. Newer better card did not help. New OS install did not help. Older drivers do not help.

    I am trying a new NVVIDIA card with OEM Zalman dual fans on it and hope to resolve this for me. Otherwise I may be foreced to go back to (ugh) ATI and see what they have come up with lately. I dumped them after getting ripped with the Crossfire bomb.

    More fans can help as long as they target the GPU heat. Also more fans can hurt if they do not circulate airflow in or out the case. Moving hot air in non specific directions within a case can generate more heat than it aleviates.

    Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:57 PM
  • I also had the same problem when I installed nvidia geforce 9500GT in my HP PC.I tried reinstalling drivers and reinstalling windows but it was in vain.After continuous testing I found out that it was only because of a bad ram.The ram usually gets affected by viruses and other serious malware from the internet.I had 4GB ram but now I cut short into 2GB. Now the problem do not persist.

    Monday, May 09, 2011 5:19 PM
  • agc96: viruses or malware can't affect the RAM or any other hardware. The RAM must have been bad from the start, or was perhaps incompatible with the existing RAM.
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:17 PM
  • You can ignore that response as I am on water cooling and there's no way it's heat causing the problem.  It's just lousy graphics subsystem code. lol
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:57 AM
  • I agree with you on the heat but other responses are also helpful in narrowing down the problem. I have user here using ATI Radeon HD 5750 and it crashes everytime when he runs intensive 3D graphic generator programs such as AutoCAD and AutoDesk. I did all kind of troubleshooting, and in the end, I decided to run temp check and found out it was really high, so I lowered it down. Problem unsolved? NO answer yet, because it's intermittent and waiting for confirmation from the user to see if the error pops up again.

    I put up a post at Tomshare forum, you can check it out there. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=323255&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0

    Tuesday, August 09, 2011 5:30 PM
  • i fought this problem and bought a new video card.  It did'nt solve it. but did slow the problem down.

    then checked ram with memtest.  quickly showed bad stick.  replaced all the ram and no problems since.

    let us know if u tested the ram.

    Monday, August 15, 2011 11:43 PM
  • Same issue.  gtx 460, win7, amd quad core, not overclocked. Weird thing is, only happens on the desktop or browsing the internet and such. Fallout NV, DS 3, battlefield 2, ANY game on near max settings, no problem what so ever. Not a temp problem, I updated the bios, reinserted the card, ran memtest, nothing wrong. It does lock up the audio for a few seconds while it recovers. did not have this problem with ati 8800. same system only thing changed is the card. even did a clean boot on a spare HDD and still did it. If some one can think of something else to try, please let me know.
    Monday, September 05, 2011 9:08 PM
  • I have this issue too - brand new PC, Processor: i2500K PC, Motherboard : P8P67, Graphics : GTX560Ti - happens randomly approx once per day.. Never when card is under load either !?  I wonder if Win7 64-bit is the link between all the users experiencing the issue ?!  grrr.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:52 PM
  • After many weeks of Googling, going through 100 threads, trying many of the solutions (some of which being ridiculous like reformatting, replacing hardware, etc.), I found ONE POST that suggested what I can now confirm fixes this problem. Not "it hasn't happened yet, keeping my fingers crossed", but actually fixed.

    THE SOLUTION:

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select.
    • Proposed as answer by DonGir Monday, March 19, 2012 12:47 AM
    Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:48 PM
  • Fingers crossed I am hoping this solution is the one. I believe it is a driver issue as it started happening when I updated the driver for BF3.
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:28 AM
  • After many weeks of Googling, going through 100 threads, trying many of the solutions (some of which being ridiculous like reformatting, replacing hardware, etc.), I found ONE POST that suggested what I can now confirm fixes this problem. Not "it hasn't happened yet, keeping my fingers crossed", but actually fixed.

    THE SOLUTION:

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select.


    Hi,

    this didn't work for me. The problem just came back while browsing on the net. Hope I didn't ruin your day. Does anyone else have an idea?

     


    • Edited by Zeabaz Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:35 PM
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:32 PM
  • i fought this problem and bought a new video card.  It did'nt solve it. but did slow the problem down.

    then checked ram with memtest.  quickly showed bad stick.  replaced all the ram and no problems since.

    let us know if u tested the ram.


    That's the first thing I did when the problem started to happen. I tested the ram and found a bad stick. I replaced the stick and the problem came back after a few days.
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:43 PM
  • Zeabaz: you can install SpeedFan to check if this is an overheating issue, as also suggested by jeffreyh0601 earlier in this thread.
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:43 PM
  • Hi Tim,

    thanks for the reply. My temps do get very high. I am running a GTX 480. Although this problem never occurs on the peaks. If I  run a stress test the temps go up to 100C. I don't like to let it run that hot, so I only tried for 10 minutes. But no problem within that time. This problem rather occurs when I click and switch between windows or when I just closed the media player.  Ones a while the screen would just turn black with some green dots all over, or with one white or green square somewhere  on the screen. And than I have to reboot. So its not always just the two second long black screen with the message. I don't know if the two symptoms are related. I used  the DPC Latency Checker tool to see if I have any driver problems. I had many red stripes until I uninstalled the graphics driver. I installed an 260 version which i still had laying around on my HD and all the stripes in the DPC tool turnded green. However I still got the black screen freezes with green dots or squares, but no message about the stopped response and recovery anymore...  So I formatted C reinstalled windows and the newest graphic driver and now the message pops up again and Exporer keeps freezing. Did I make it worse?

    I am lost now!  Do I need a new card, is it the mobo, or just the ram? Sorry for the bad English!

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    Zeabaz

    Monday, November 21, 2011 4:02 AM
  • 100° Celsius is *way* too hot. It wouldn't surprise me if your video card already got damaged and is now causing the issues that you're experiencing. Getting a new video card and keeping that one cool is probably the way to go.
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:24 PM
  • I didn't have any problems until I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. Has anyone else experienced this?
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:43 AM
  • Okay So I have a worse problem then all of you. I cannot start my computer in normal mode (meaning non-safe mode) without the display driver failing, my computer flashes a few times, stops responding, then I get the blue screen. As soon as I log into my account it begins. I can't click on anything, and if I try to it just stops responding regardless, then blue screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I can't even begin to stress how much help would be appreciated... Working on solutions as I write this. Thanks.
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:29 AM
  • Same problem.

    Not an overheat.

    New motherboard ASUS SABERTOOTH 990 FX

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti with the latest driver.

    Windows 7 64 bits.

     

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:12 PM
  • I had the same problem, but I formated all and reinstaled windows, it really helps.. but after 2-3 days I got display problem, and I do not know wat to do, I tried everything... I will throw my PC over the window , :|
    Thursday, December 08, 2011 4:15 AM
  • I have the same problem as everyone here.  I, personally, did not have this problem until I installed my GTX560 and updated to the "required" drivers for Battlefield 3.  I have found and heard multiple fixes that slowed it down.  One of them was disabling the Nvidia HD audio driver that shares a location with Realtek HD driver.  I just set my PhsyX processor to my GPU.  

    LOL As I am typing that last line, it did the same thing.  This time when it recovered, Aero had been automatically disabled.  As my task bar and borders are now the "windows blue".

    I'm going to try running with Windows Aero theme disabled next. 

    As I read through everything I see on the searches for this problem, I notice one consistent system spec.  Most all of the people complaining are running a 64bit windows.   I personally am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.   I am beginning to think the problem is with a recent update from windows.  

    Anyone happen to notice this RIGHT after a windows update they did, and if so what was installed?  Maybe there's a conflict there.  

    Like I said.. I'm going to run Aero disabled and see how that goes.  I'm getting the impression that this is a problem that could be cause by ALL of the reasons listed above. 

    My temps (while browsing) 29 C.

    My ram, 8gb Gskill ripjaws, tested fine. 

    Card, GTX560, tested fine and rated good.

     

    The only common ground we all seem to share, is Win7 64bit. 

    Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:34 PM
  • Ok, I've tried a few things after discussing some stuff with the tech heads in my game clan.  As of now, I've.. 

    disabled 'use hardware acceleration when available' in firefox.

    set PhysX to GPU only

    wiped all the old install of 285.62

    and re-installed (custom install settings) and unchecked anything with 3D vision attached. 

     

    So far, I am stable.  I went into Battlefield 3, and noticed my GTX560(2gb) went from around 40fps, to about 60fps +/-, both were with video settings on 'auto'.  I am also back on a standard Windows 7 Aero theme.

     

    My tech buddy told me that 3D vision is useless, unless you're actually using it.  He also said, he has NEVER had this driver crash, uses firefox and does not have the 3Dvision drivers installed.  So I followed his lead and so far, seems successful.   I will post if this 'fix' fails.   Just figured I'd put it out there for you guys to try.  If it works, spread the word.

    If this fix sticks,  I'm going to post to Nvidia as well..  It seems like it may actually be a problem with their 3D vision drivers.

     

    Good luck


    • Edited by thelawdawg Friday, December 09, 2011 9:48 PM
    • Proposed as answer by thelawdawg Friday, December 09, 2011 9:49 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by thelawdawg Friday, December 09, 2011 9:49 PM
    Friday, December 09, 2011 9:48 PM
  • I have finally stabilized my system and have not gotten the "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" in a week plus my graphics are running faster than ever. I am not a gamer and am running GT240 graphic card with liquid cooling so heat was never an issue.

    Since the error message says "display driver", I thought I would try to reload it. I have reinstalled the display driver many times in the past. I went to the NVidia website to make sure I had the latest driver. I used the NVidia automatically find drivers button on there download page. Interestingly the results said that I didn't have the latest driver 285.62 but had 197.13. I was surprised because in Control Panel >Program and Features it said
     
    was installed. I went to Device Manger> Display Adapter>GT240> Properties> Diver Tab and it said 18.17.11.9713. Notice how the last five digits are the old display drive number above. When Nvidia reference a display driver they drop the first five numbers and use only the last five number for identification for the downloads plus they move the period. So to have the correct current of this writing display diver number should be 18.17.12.8562, which is the full display driver number.

    I had the wrong display driver windows was using even though programs and features said I had the current graphic driver installed 285.62.

    I decided to take care of the problem in Safe Mode though having gone through this process I think you can do it in regular Win. I unistalled the driver in Device Manger> Display Adapter> GT240>Properties> Diver Tab and unistalled Nvidia Graphics Driver 285.62 in Program and Features. Restart back into Safe Mode and went back to Device Manger> Display Adapter>  saw my card GT240 and went to  look at Properties> Diver Tab and was shocked to see driver 18.17.12.7060 installed. When I restarted Windows, Windows did not do a found new device install and the now display driver was neither of the previous two.  I think what happened. and this is only a guess, is that I had been using Slimware driver installer (there are other similar driver updater programs out there) and it was installing my graphic drivers on top of one another and then saying my current driver was up to date because Program and Features said it was installed. One thing I have learned is you want to make sure all graphic driver are uninstalled before installing the current driver and not rely on a driver updater program.

    I unistalled driver 18.17.12.7060 in the property box and restarted back into safe mode again. I went to Device Manager and this time there was no Display Adapter listing and my graphic card was listed in Other without identification of it being a GT240 and a yellow triangle with an explanation point. I clicked on Properties and it showed device was not working properly and no driver was listed under the Driver tab. Checked Ptogram and Features and no display driver was listed there. I installed NVidia Graphic Driver 285.62 and then restarted my computer back into Safe Mode.
    Looked at the Device Manger> Display Adapter>GT240> Properties> Diver Tab and 18.17.12.8562 was there and in Program and Features showed Nvidia Graphics Driver 285.62 installed. I haven't had any problems since. I hope that all of you are having the same problem so that this can be an easy fix.

    • Proposed as answer by PainterArt Monday, December 12, 2011 6:52 AM
    Monday, December 12, 2011 6:51 AM
  • Since my last post I had one more crash, but I tried one more recommendation from a techie friend.  Since then, I've been stable, with NO crashes at all.  Basically, if you're not using 3D vision, get rid of it. 

    Reinstall your driver and click 'custom install', then uncheck ALL 3D vision options.

    In the nvidia control panel, set your physyx to prefer your GPU

    Disable use of hardware acceleration in your browser.  (If you have a good rig, you won't need this anyway).

     

    His final recommendation..  Disable the 'auto' fan speed.  Set it to about 60% and leave it there.  If you're not comfortable leaving it, run it that high in game and turn it down about 20 minutes after playing. 

    The way he explained it:

    ****With the fan speed set to auto, it will go up as needed.  BUT the minute you leave game or it no longer senses a load on the GPU, it will automatically drop the fan speed to default, 30% on my card.  This causes an overheat situation, because the GPU temp is still high, but the fan has decreased it's speed.   Which is why the driver crashes AFTER you've played and resume normal browsing.****

    Since I've done this, I have had no (Read: ZERO) crashes!!

    Hope this works for you all



    • Edited by thelawdawg Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:21 PM
    • Proposed as answer by thelawdawg Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:21 PM
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:19 PM
  • The only common ground we all seem to share, is Win7 64bit. 

    I've had the same problem for about 6 months now. Tried everything to no avail and convinced it was an Nvidia vs Windows 7 issue so went out and bought an ATI HD 6850 card and low and behold ...... same problem. It's not heat or stress (run furmark) and hardware monitors up to 60 degrees no problem on both cards. Tried the TDR workaround no difference. Tried the voltage trick still no difference. Tried the motherboard & hard disk drivers still no difference.

    So the display driver is the symptom of the problem not the cause!

    The common denominator is windows 7 64 bit

    I admit there are some 32bit users having the issue but by far the majority seems to be 64 bit users.

    My next plan is to try loading a dual operating system loading XP onto a separate partition however this has caused conflicting boot issues in itself which I need to workaround first. I truly hope someone find a definitive solution soon but to me it seems Microsoft really need to get this sorted..... ah but Windows 8 is now beng launched so why would they bother......

    JR

    Friday, January 06, 2012 11:06 AM
  • jonrarit: have you tried booting in Clean Boot mode? I also suggest that you check your RAM with Memtest86+.

    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Saturday, January 07, 2012 1:13 PM
  • That didn't work for me neither. I can tell you one way to solve the problem, it works, but it didn't work for me, but it's worth tryin'.

    It only may work if you have installed a newer nVidia driver. I said, it didn't work for me, but you can just try.

    Go to: C:\Windows\System32\drivers and find the file nvlddmkm.sys . Rename the file to nvlddmkm.sys.old . So, you will make this file an OLD file instead of system file, so it won't work anymore. Now go to: C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver and find the file nvlddmkm.sy_ . Open "Start" and and type "cmd" (without quotation marks). Now with your right click of the mouse pull the icon to the desktop and click "create shortcut here". This will allow you to use CMD as administrator. Now the file nvlddmkm.sy_ which you have found before, copy it and paste it to: C:\Windows\System32 . on the CMD icon on your desktop, right click with the mouse and choose "run as administrator". It will open the CMD as administrator so type: expand.exe nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys and press ENTER on your keyboard. This will expand the new nvlddmkm file from sy_ toa a system file with .sys extension. Now, go to: C:\Windows\System32 and find the nvlddmkm.sys file and cut it from there and go to: C:\Windows\System32\drivers and paste it there. Restart your computer and it might work alright. Respond to me if I helped. I'm still workin' on the problem, 'coz it didn't work for me, but it guess it might help in some cases. Anyway, about the heat temperature, it doesn't matter, it may damege your graphic card if it's too high, but the problem's not comin' from there, 'coz never mind the heat, that problem you won't find on XP OS or older Microsoft OS, only on Vista and Win7. If I get another solution, I'll post it here. Have a nice day, hope I helped.

    Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:28 AM
  • Razor619: those seem like instructions for manually reverting to the original NVidia drivers located in C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver. But why the manual process while this can be done much easier through Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Device Manager? I wouldn't recommend manually reverting anyway - you're only restoring a single driver file but there can be several that need to be restored.
    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:03 PM
  • Hey everyone. I read thru this whole thread, and my frustration is now thru the roof! I feel for all of you. I have been having these issues for almost a YEAR! I am NOT that tech savvy, so I brought my PC in for repair in the summer, and got a new video card installed (GeForce 310) and I got my PC home, and SURPRISE! Still same issue. I like everyone else am running Windows7 64bit.

    A few questions for you techies:

    1. Why was my repair guy NOT able to recreate the problem when the PC was there? He experienced no freezing while streaming videos/games at all. If I went to Youtube right now (for example) it would freeze up on me within seconds. This led him to believe it was a wireless issue on my end. I refuse to believe that is true with the NVidia error messages....

    2. Why am I able to watch videos on my computer when they're files? If I download a tv show for example, and watch thru Media Player, I never have it freeze up on me. Only when streaming internet videos. But it also happens when Im just browsing the web, watching no videos at all.

    Im not super confident anyone can help me, as all suggestions will be too over my head to comprehend and fix myself. I have recently uninstalled ALL older driver versions, and clean installed the latest drivers for the card. Did not help. Grrrrrrr.

     

    PS. I have been in contact with my repair guy this past week, and he feels for me, and is suggesting I just buy a whole new system off him and he will give me a deal. Though I refuse to believe there is no fix? My computer runs great otherwise. Fast, etc. :(

     

     

     



    • Edited by BeanBabe Friday, January 13, 2012 11:31 PM
    Friday, January 13, 2012 11:00 PM
  • A new system is always better, as most computers are 'old' within a year. lol.  But, it may not (read: probably won't) fix the issue.   I just completely upgraded mine, before my last post, making it relatively new.  Since the problem seems to lie in the 64 bit windows systems, maybe there is a conflict with something there.   To give you an idea on how new systems are having problems, here's my specs.

    ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 motherboard

    Intel Core i5 2500k with a Corsair H50 cooler

    4gb Gskill Ripjaws 1600mhz

    GTX560 2gb gddr5

    WD 1tb hdd

    All wound up with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

     

    BUT!  Since I've manually set my fan speed to 60% on my GPU, uninstalled the Nvidia 3D vision drivers, and disabled firefox's "use hardware acceleration". I have NO longer had an issue.

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:05 PM
  • A new system is always better, as most computers are 'old' within a year. lol.  But, it may not (read: probably won't) fix the issue.   I just completely upgraded mine, before my last post, making it relatively new.  Since the problem seems to lie in the 64 bit windows systems, maybe there is a conflict with something there.   To give you an idea on how new systems are having problems, here's my specs.

    ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 motherboard

    Intel Core i5 2500k with a Corsair H50 cooler

    4gb Gskill Ripjaws 1600mhz

    GTX560 2gb gddr5

    WD 1tb hdd

    All wound up with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

     

    BUT!  Since I've manually set my fan speed to 60% on my GPU, uninstalled the Nvidia 3D vision drivers, and disabled firefox's "use hardware acceleration". I have NO longer had an issue.

     

    Thank you for the reply.

    However, if windows 64 bit IS indeed the issue, why doesnt EVERYONE that has windows 64 bit have this issue? I see that it is the common demoninator between all us posting, but then shouldnt everyone be having this problem?

    Also, still waiting on an answer to my above questions. Please refer to earlier post.

     

    PS> where is the hardware acceleration option?

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:04 PM
  • Well I'm sure alot more are, than who actually post here.  I've even heard of my gaming buddies with similar systems, DON'T have the issues.  Even with the same drivers.  Those are the guys that gave me the settings and tweaks I made to stop my problem.

     

    The reason, and this is just a guess, is that it could be a conflict between the drivers and windows 7 AND some system configurations.  Unfortunately, with this particular problem, there could be numerous reasons.. even hardware failures. 

     

    Most techs can't recreate, because if it's happening while streaming, they don't typically use the internet for security reasons. (viruses and such). 

    As for why it's only happening while streaming, most systems GPU's use more of their onboard memory for streaming, then watching vids from your hard drive.  Mine happened all the time, regardless of streaming or watching from disk.  SO, in your particular case.. a new machine, or a new graphics card, may actually fix the problem.  But again, since there are so many variables, it's not a guarantee to fix it.

    Monday, January 16, 2012 8:44 PM
  • BeanBabe: which web browser are you using and which version? If you try another browser (Firefox, Google Chrome...) to surf the web and stream videos, do you still get the freezes then?

    Also, please try the following: turn off your PC, unplug as many devices as possible (except of course monitor, mouse, keyboard and possibly router) and then turn on the PC again. Check if you still get the freezes. An external device might explain why the issue wasn't occurring when the PC was in for repair.


    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:32 PM
  • I have also had this problem like crazy, with my w7 ultimate 64.

     

    Ruled out overheating, power supply, etc.  Was at my wits end, and have just uninstalled 3d vision, hopefully that fixes it.

     

    (It doesn't do it during windows media centre now, at least)

     

    James

     

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:22 PM
  • So I hate to throw a wrench in your idea but I just recently started suffering the same issue with in the last week now whenever i use my interent browser, my display driver stops responding.

    I'm running windows vista 32 bit

    intelcore dual processer 2.3ghz

    2 gbs ram

    nvidia geforce go7950 gtx

    Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:11 AM
  • gtx460 running in windows 7 64bit with same issue. tried everything i found online with no help. tried almost every driver nvidia offered, but no fix. my most recent scenario has been running steady with no issue for few days now. I know i should only change one variable at a time and test it, but i don't have that kind of time. Anyway, i made two changes to my setup that seem to have fixed my issue.
    1.I downgraded the driver to 266.58
    2. In NIVIDIA Control panel, manage 3d settings, program settings tap, select Microsoft Internet Explorer, and set power management mode to maximum performance

    I have a strong feeling it was number 2 that fixed my issue, but i did not do a test to confirm as i am happy to have a stable PC.           

    UPDATE 1***************************************************************************************

    above changes did not fix issue.  Placed order to upgrade my PSU from 460W to 600W as a possible fix

    UPDATE #2#############################################################

    Replaced original HP 460W PSU with crossair CX600 and upgraded driver to 285.62 and I have NOT had a crash for over last few straight days now.  I hope this is it.  Will report back if issue reappears.

    UPDATRE #3 *****************************************************************

    F*&($%$K - Nvidia driver stopped responding again after few days of no issues.  i can confirm that my new PSU DID NOT FIX ISSUE - I am out of SOL now

    • Edited by His Majesy Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:17 AM
    Sunday, February 05, 2012 7:35 AM
  • Win 7 Ultimate N x64
    MSI N460GTX Hawk
    290.36 drivers

    The following steps HAVE NOT fixed the issue ----

    Changing NVIDIA power management mode to 'prefer maximum performance'
    Changing the PhysX configuration to your specific card (instead of Auto)
    Adjusting the TDR setting in the registry (supposedly turning it off?)
    Underclocking my video card
    Uninstalling and reinstalling video drivers 

    This issue can occur while in 2D mode at the desktop or in game. The problem is that the issue comes and goes so it's difficult to gauge what works and what doesn't. Luckily for me it doesn't happen that often. I'll go a couple of weeks without it occurring sometimes. 

    Sunday, February 05, 2012 6:35 PM
  • I had so many problems and got so frustrated with this "bug" that I decided to write you all what caused it. I tried literally "EVERYTHING" I found in every post. - Set in "Adjust image settings with preview" from the NVIDIA Control Panel to Balanced and "Set PhysX configuration" to the GPU instead of Auto. - I modified my BIOS for CPU and GPU Voltage using every application I could find. - Deinstalled Video Card drivers with driver sweeper and what not. - Formatted my computer. etc, etc, etc. NOTHING worked, or if it did, it would only last for half a day tops. I then updated my MB Bios. When I did that my computer did not boot any more. After reading my MB instruction manual and matching the beeping it made I found out that it would not boot because of a POWER malfunction. I read in many posts that it was a voltage malfunction, so I went out and bought a 700W power supply. This turned out to be the problem. The "Display Adapter has stopped working" message is just a side effect. I don't know if this applies to everyone, but it sure applied to me. Hope this works and hope you find the solution to this problem since it is damn annoying!
    Monday, February 06, 2012 12:42 AM
  • I disabled 'use hardware acceleration when available' in Firefox and also right-clicked on the flash game in Facebook which was causing the display adapter to crash (in Firefox only) and under Settings, I unchecked "enable hardware acceleration". That seems to have solved my problem. I noticed that this same checkbox was unchecked already in Internet Explorer (unless unchecking it in Firefox also unchecks it in IE). The only mystery now is why did flash games all of a sudden stop working in Firefox since last night. Nothing new was installed on my computer, no visible updates, at least none that required a restart. Anyone aware of a recent Firefox update in the past 12 hours? I read elsewhere (might not be in this post), someone suggested turning off the computer, turning off the power to the PSU and rebooting, then turning the computer off, reconnect the power to the PSU and rebooting. I didn't try that since disabling hardware acceleration in the browser was simpler and I don't really notice a difference...

    Tuesday, February 07, 2012 7:39 PM
  • Hello.

    Yesterday i have this problem.

    I have a GTX480 installed in a system with Win 7 64 bits.

    Never have an issue for 1 and a half year, but yesterday started when i was in you tube and then the video went to green, after some time the video signal was lost and the fan of the graphics card shut down. I tought it was a power failure, but about 5 - 10 seconds later the display returned and the fan started again. I was about to shut down the computer and once more the same issue. Now i was able to catch a message that say something about the kernel, but the image was gone before i can totally read it, now the image never returned. I have to shut down the computer with the on/off button.

    Then i started the computer, but no image in the monitor, the computer works fine, but nothing in the monitor. I switched the conecction to an hdmi and saw a second of image and gone... turned off the monitor, turned on again aand again only one flash of image.

    I will install another card i have around and see if i can de intall the Nvidia drivers and do everything is in this forums. Hope all works fine.

    Anyone with the same problem with no image in the begining (bios info) of the computer?

    Thanks

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 5:49 PM
  • Hi Zeabaz,

    My laptop, Dell Latitude E6410, has a Dell Hardware warranty. I too am getting the same error message.

    Display driver stopped responding and recovered

    Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 259.22 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

    I tried the following fixes with Dell help desk:  I ran System Repair, I updated Bios and I replaced the Motherboard.  Nothing worked

    Dell told me to reinstall Windows and I don't want to go through all that trouble.  So I started looking at website help

    Reading the message boards I followed tried these suggestions: I disabled the 3d features on my Nvidia card by uninstalling the 3d features and that didnt' work. 

    I just adjusted for best visual performance rather than letting Windows control it but I don't have much hope of fixing this.  I hope I can find something that works

     

     

    Friday, March 16, 2012 1:29 AM
  • This has worked for me now. Thanks for the info. Ill let you know if it fails.
    Monday, March 19, 2012 12:47 AM
  • Computer Specs,

    P9X79

    2011 Socket 3.2ghz i7 (newest)

    3TB 6gigs/sec Caviar black drives

    32gigs ripjaws ram

    Windows 7 64bit pro in UEFI config

    PNY Quadro 4000

    850 PSU Gold

    Enough silent vertical ventilation to keep a book floating over the case (just joking but seriously theres enough). My Thermaltake PSU fan is almost the size of a power supply. and there are no shortage of case fans.

    Its certainly not my hardware as it only started occuring when I connected my computer to the net and did the updates. More recently it occured after I might have done a adobe flash, or Nvidia update Driver 296.70. It has no pattern when it wants to do this however i have noticed flash skip in place before it occurs when watching youtube.

    I watch everything on my 52" screen @ 1080p 1980x (whatever)

    I don't make use of the 3d Nvidia ability (even though i'm fully capable of it) and have heard/ seen issues with harware acceleration in flash. I've done a format already and it reoccured (once again when I hit close to a fully updated computer.

    My assumptions to this problem might lay between:

    **Nvidia Driver

    *Windows Update

    Possibly a setting in Flash.

    I might venture into using 3D guru's Nvidia drivers for giggles and reformat again tonight.

    (anyone else have any ideas)

    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:00 PM
  • Mknight: have you tried disabling hardware acceleration in Flash? To do so, right-click a Flash control in your browser, select Settings, uncheck Enable hardware acceleration, and click on Close.

    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk

    Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:33 PM
  • Hi all. I also have Windows 7 64bit ultimate. This problem started happening when I got a new mobo+cpu+ram and aftermarket cooler for my gtx260. So when I did the fresh install of Windows 7, I kept on getting the above error constantly when I'm browsing or playing games.

    So I thought I messed up the graphic card because I thought I did something wrong when putting the aftermarket cooler so I bought 560gtx ti and it didn't fix the problem. So I tried all kinds of stuff like many of you have mentioned above (changing physicx, uninstalling 3dvision, bios, different drivers, etc) and nothing seemed to work. 

    I even ran the memtest and there was no problem at all. 

    Then out of curiosity, I took out 4gb (2x 2gb) memory sticks out of 8gb (4x 2gbs) and guess what, it fixed the problem, no more errors.

    I was using 2x 2gb OCZ Reaper ddr2-800 and 2x 2gb corsair xms2 ddr2-800. I took out corsair and now I am error free with latest driver from nvidia.

    I don't think there's a problem with memory slots or the memory itself as Windows recognized 8gb no problem and no fault found from memtest. I think it somehow has to do with graphic card and memory issues, I don't know what it is but it fixed the problem when I took out corsair.

    I don't know whether this will work for other people, but worth trying I guess. 

    My spec is

    Inter (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz

    Asus P5E

    4GB (2x 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800)

    Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

    EVGA Geforce 260 GTX Ti SC

    Antec CP-850 PSU 850watts


    • Edited by drjaaaaa Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:33 PM
    Sunday, May 27, 2012 7:32 PM
  • I HAD a problem with Display Driver has Quit Responding and tried just about every method under the sun to solve it.  I thoroughly cleaned the inside of my computer.  I updated every driver I had (not a bad idea anyways).  I rebooted, booted, rebooted, reinstalled Windows , etc.  I did not get a new video card or mother board.   Nothing worked.  My beautiful computer that I lovingly put together myself was now ready to be thrown over the side as a boat anchor.  I wanted to cry.

    Then I read the post telling me to try adjusting the NVIDIA settings:  right click on desktop, click on NVIDIA Control Panel, click on Adjust image settings with preview,  click on Use my preferences emphasizing xxxxxx, and then move the slider from Quality to Balanced or better.  Done.  Problem solved for me.  If not solved for you try going to manage 3D settings and changing some of the settings there like multiple screens, etc.

    Why for a year everything works perfectly then this problem pops up is a mystery.  It points to equipment failure, not software failure or tweaking.  I do not understand why what I did worked.   All I knew was that I could not use my computer because of that error and now I can.  There have been people on these sites that have swapped out everything inside their computers and were still getting the error.  File in: Beyond Comprehension.  Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences. You saved me a bundle.  I was ready to buy new parts.  

    We are in this together. 

    Thursday, July 05, 2012 2:10 AM
  • I was having the same crash, although with an asus eah6850 and only when running video games. The controllers crashed and most of the times, the whole os did too, the mouse stopped responding as well as the task manager, etc. I tried installing and uninstalling the drivers, then proceeded to formatting the whole computer and reinstalling windows but neither seemed to work. Finally, I tried plugging in a more potent power source unit. The original was of 600 watts and seemed to work fine for over a year, but then the shutdown problem started. I changed into a  800 watt power source and haven't had a problem since. And what I realized was that i was using a power source unit with bearly the minimum necessary to run the video card; once its' components got old it stopped working accordingly to my energy demands. The decrease in the fans' revolutions per minute from the first power source to the 800 watt is amazing, the new one barely makes a sound. The moral of my story was I wasn't getting enough power.
    Monday, July 16, 2012 9:02 AM
  • Thanks for this, it's taken me weeks of searching for an answer that works and although this hasn't cured it completely it has cut down the driver error by at least 95%

    Monday, August 06, 2012 11:41 PM
  • I've owned a GT220, and not once has it had this fail.  However, I recently started getting this fail after switching my 560 Ti to a GTX 460 SE 1GB OC on a brand new self-built computer.  After tried and testing, this may or may not be the best answer, and it may prove useful.  I have TWO self built computers with almost exactly the same specs.  However, the 2nd build (my wife's) hasn't had this problem with nearly the same specs.  Here's useful info:

    Mine:

    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-z (Z68 LGA 1155 with Ivy Bridge i5-3570k)

    Gigabyte GTX 460 SE 1GB OC2

    8GB Corsair Vengeance

    Wife's:

    msi P67-GD55 (P67 LGA 1155 with Sandy Bridge i5-2400)

    PNY Geforce GTX 560

    16GB Corsair XMS3

    Now, the Maximus is somewhat overclocked, and my wife's isn't.  The BIGGEST difference is the updates.  The drivers are virtually the same, but there are kernel codes that come with the packaging that aren't included in the updates NVidia provides as downloads.  Could this be an issue?  All I did was secure erase my SSD, reinstalled windows, and stuck with the same drivers that came with the box (well, this one originally came with 560 Ti software and drivers, but the support is the same).  So far, no issues.  IT'S BEEN A MONTH.  Crashed... once... on start... because I was dumb and didn't install the motherboard drivers first :P

    By the way... my wife's computer (which I'm on right now) has never had its NVidia drivers updated AND NEVER HAD THIS FAIL.
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 5:55 AM
  • Alrighty, it seems this thread has been around for some years. After reading through it, and having experienced this problem a lot, then "fixing it", then having it pop back up again recently (which brought me here), I think I have found a solution that might work for SOME (not all. After reading this thread it seems some solutions work better for others while some do not).

    First, let me tell you from personal experience what this problem IS NOT, based on what people suggested and what I know to be not true.

    It IS NOT a heat issue. I have had SpeedFan installed on my computer for years and always monitor my temps, and this problem, like others, happens usually during normal browsing.

    It IS NOT a memory stick issue. I have not had any memory problems (aside from Firefox taking up too much at times but that's an add-on issue I think). Plus others have ran tests and replaced theirs and it has not solved the problem.

    It IS NOT a Windows 7 64-bit issue. I am running Windows 7 32-bit and have had this problem.

    It IS NOT a load-issue. I.e. I've played World of Warcraft on this without any problems and all specs maxed, but this was occurring during times when I'd either be watching a VLC media video, or youtube, or video online, or just general browsing even.

    Now here are some similarities that I have seen. Most people having this problem seem to be running the following:

    - Windows 7 (either 32-bit or 64-bit)

    - Nvidia/GeForce/GTX either way Nvidia of some sort, though I think I saw a Radeon in there somewhere once.

    - I think...I'm only guessing here...that most of you, like myself, are running firefox when this occurs. I'm not sure if that's the case or not, but it seems like many have mentioned it.

    There are two things to do that might help that have been suggested in this thread, and I'll tell you why I think they may be at the root of the problem afterwards:

    - As someone suggested, go into your Nvidia settings and choose the GPU as the PhysX Processor

    - Disable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox. This can be done either of two ways: Under Tools > Options > Advanced > General Tab, or right-clicking inside a flash video (such as youtube videos) and choosing Settings... and under one of those icons is the option to "Enable Hardware Acceleration" (Which should be UNchecked)

    - One last thing. Last time I had this problem, before it went away for awhile, I remember coming across a forum where someone had suggested going into the Nvidia control panel, and under "Adjust Image Settings" or whatever it may be for you, don't let the 3D application decide, choose Performance over Quality, or at the very least a balance between the two.

    Now, for why I think this may be at the root of the problem for most people. Many months ago I had this problem. At first it was intermittent. Once a week maybe. Then one day it would happen A LOT. Eventually I did a lot of research. That's when I found out about the 3D Nvidia option and the Firefox Hardware Acceleration techniques. I did this, and wouldn't you know, it worked. I hadn't had the problem for months. Then, today, it started happening again. A lot. I mean a LOT. So I got here, saw everyone's posts, and began to think of the commonalities, that's when it hit me.

    For the longest time I had been running an outdated version of Firefox. I generally prefer to use a version or two below the current version as there are less bugs and what not. However, I recently discovered it was REALLY outdated (like version 8 out of 15 which is the current version as of now). For the heck of it, I updated Firefox a couple of days ago to the newest version. I ALSO updated Flash Player recently, as well, and I prefer keeping that slightly outdated for the same reason. When this problem cropped up again, I went in and sure enough the changes I made months ago were back to where they had been. So now I've RE-changed them. Hopefully things stay fixed.

    Anyway, unlike some of the other posters here, I won't presume to think this will work for EVERYONE, or that my problems are gone for good, I can only speak from personal experience, and I really hope this helps someone. If it helps anyone, at least my looooooong post will have been worth it.

    One final thought: I'm curious if, like myself, others experiencing this problem are running firefox when it happens, and/or have their PCs/GPUs hooked up to their HDTVs via HDMI like I do. Just wondering if that's a common factor as well. Sadly, assuming I don't have this problem again for awhile, I probably won't be back here to check on the progress so I may never know or see the responses to this, lol. I just really hope it helps some of you.

    Friday, September 07, 2012 12:13 AM
  • I Will endeavour to make those changes to my graphics, and let you know if it works, i've only recently just started to have this problem, but i do not use firefox. 
    Monday, September 10, 2012 12:20 PM
  • ok I have been all over looking for a solution to this issue it just cropped up on me a little over a week ago

    I built this system a little over 3 years ago had no problems with it till last week

    My problem here is the lowdown on it

    Started after the 300 driver update from Nvidia

    thought maybe Firefox was the issue as it also recently updated but also get the issue with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer as well - when I update these I do not import any settings across browsers so stay independent

    only get the issue while on the net with certain websites or playing games on pogo

    which leads me to believe that my problem lies either in Flash Player or Java conflicting with the new Nvidia Drivers

    Also have the issue with Windows Vista Ultimate x64 as I dual boot from Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Just reinstalled my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Problem still exists after the format and install

    steps I have done

    Been through the BIOS and checked settings

    Monitored Video Card Performance using the utility my Temperature runs 35-38 degrees C

    completely wiped all video drivers from my system and reinstalled the Nvidia 306.23 drivers

    made the physX change to gpu in nvidia control panel

    adjusted to max performance

    unchecked hardware acceleration in Firefox and Flash - and just encountered another crash and only page open is this one

    and dont have the issue unless a browser is open on a webpage I can play games for hours and no problems till I open a webpage

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my Laptop does not have the issue with ATI Radeon Graphics

    My System Specs are

    Foxconn Winfast K8M890M2MA-R2SH Motherboard

    AMD Athlon X2 4000+

    2.0 Gb Kingston PC6400 DDR2 Ram at 800 mhz

    PNY GeForce x430 GT video graphics card - using DVI hook up

    Dual Boot Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ( 2 seperate 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD)

    and Nvidia needs to get there Forums back up and running - this would probably be best in there forums as they could probably give us some suggestions on this issue

    I have been working on Computers for Years and this is the 1st time  I have encountered an Issue like this that I have not been able to resolve with BIOS settings or drivers


    Friday, September 21, 2012 4:54 PM
  • took out the x430 GT and took it back went back to my 9500 GT and no problems with it so far

    the case lies that new video cards may not be compatible with older hardware is all i can figure

    example is motherboard has PCI-E 1.1 and new cards are 2.0  or system ram will not work with GPU Ram - could be the case all around

    Friday, September 21, 2012 11:41 PM
  • charmone.. many people including myself until yesterday are experiencing the same issue..  I tried everythinggg to fix this error.

    but nothing seemed to help, so don't bother formatting your harddisk updating drivers etc.. all I did after unfortunate tries.. was installing direct x !

    so try to update your direct x and perhaps other rendering stuff. it might help you and a lot of other fellow stressed people.

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:37 PM
  • I have the same problem since a week now.

    When browsing web pages using Opera not Firefox.

    My processor and RAM (timing) have been overclocked for over 3 yrs 24/7 with no problem.

    Specs:

    Q6600 @3.2ghz

    MB G945P_DS3

    4*2gb Kingston DDR2 @800mhz (with faster timing)

    Nvidia 560ti (not overclocked)

    Windoze Seven x64

    I can play a video game no problems... just browsing web pages / streaming ???

    P.S.

    Why on earth would you want to dual boot Windoze Vista and Seven?


    • Edited by wobblymatt Friday, October 05, 2012 3:17 PM
    Friday, October 05, 2012 3:16 PM
  • Hello to all who read this,

    I'm about to give up on my computer as well. I bought my computer (custom built) not even 3 years ago. I thought with what I payed for, would last me over soo many years, and atleast support most games that come to release. My computer ran fine, up until about 6 months ago. I did some researching and found a bad stick of Ram, so i replaced my 12 (6x2) gigs, and bought a more compatible 16 gigs (4x4). Anyways, it seemed to be ok. Previously I"ve played WoW, Rift, Starcraft, STWOR, and everything has been fine. I recently went and purchased D3 and GW2... Yup that did it, since then i've had nothing but problems.. and it's not the games themselves. There had to have been some change or update or something. I can't really explain it. I was having driver issues supporting GW2, for some reason that game was NOT that compatible with my video card, but I kept waiting for recent updates from Nvidia, and there has been quite a few of them. Atleast one every couple of weeks. Any how, I decided my computer (at the time I bought it) I considered it a beast. And from what I've experienced now.... is absolute crap. There is a bigger story to my RAM issue, but it's off topic. So I gave up trying to fix my driver issue.... only thing is, now I can't play any game at all! I've done the reformat/reinstall windows 7 x64. I've cleaned my case, ran memtest, sfc/scannow... I had updated all my drivers, windows update. At first I thought it was my antivirus, had some people actually tell me that Avast conflicts with my video card, so now I tried windows essentials... still same problem... I've tried some of these suggestions and then tried playing D3, now instead of a blue screen, it went black. So I changed stuff back, at least I get a log report in the Action center. My big question here...is it possibly the video card (older Nvidia cards) not compatible with Win7? Should I just upgrade to Win8 and maybe it will fix it? Or replace my video card...which i've read people have actually done, and it doesn't work. So now I'm concerned with spending more money, with a fear of it never being fixed.. and by the sounds of it.. bringing it in to a professional would be costly and personally a waste.

    Anyway here are my specs.

    Intel Core i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz

    16 GB RAM Crucial (4x4GB DDR3 Ballistix)

    NVidia GeForce GTX 295

    Win7 Home Prem x64

    1000 watt power supply

    Thanks for reading!

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:45 PM
  •  I just had the same problem just recently. So far it's been once after I finished watching a streaming movie I was using youtube and the screen went black as you described. I'm using a brandnew Samsung RV411 I just got less than a week ago. I freaked out cause I had a similar problem with and Acer provided with and AMD videocard (I cant remember) However in that previous case the problem went further and ended up buying another laptop cause the Acer just got fried beyond repair (Blue screen error + pink screen freeze). Hope it's not sth like that again. 
    • Proposed as answer by roumin Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:48 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by roumin Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:48 PM
    Friday, November 09, 2012 5:09 AM
  • I made one change that seemed to fix this issue after struggling with it for 6 months. under Nvidia Control Panel - Performance - Device settings, I increased the cooling threshold from the default 25% to 50%.

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:57 PM
  • After many weeks of Googling, going through 100 threads, trying many of the solutions (some of which being ridiculous like reformatting, replacing hardware, etc.), I found ONE POST that suggested what I can now confirm fixes this problem. Not "it hasn't happened yet, keeping my fingers crossed", but actually fixed.

    THE SOLUTION:

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select.
    Finally!!! Found the solution to my woes. I thought faulty mem for a long time, but after 5 months I get a solution. Never buying a nvidia card again.
    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 12:29 PM
  • After many weeks of Googling, going through 100 threads, trying many of the solutions (some of which being ridiculous like reformatting, replacing hardware, etc.), I found ONE POST that suggested what I can now confirm fixes this problem. Not "it hasn't happened yet, keeping my fingers crossed", but actually fixed.

    THE SOLUTION:

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select.

    Finally!!! Found the solution to my woes. I thought faulty mem for a long time, but after 5 months I get a solution. Never buying a nvidia card again.
    I have also tried this solution and have had no problems over the last week.  Unfortunately I also rolled back a critical Windows 7 update so cannot be sure what has solved the problem.
    Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:19 PM
  • Here I thought I was unique with this problem....  I have a machine that has been useless for a year and I decided to research & correct the problem.  It looks like A LOT of people have tried different things but around 5am it just uninstalled ALL nvidia software and drivers.  Before I did this I made sure that I had a system disk and the nvidia install disks.  I restarted  my system and reinstalled all graphics drivers.  I also had to reload my SM Bus Controller.  My system is now running with fewer nvidia products and for the last 3 hours I have been able to do move with the PC then use it as a door stop.   When all else fails, delete and reinstall  (oh, if life was that easy)..
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 6:36 PM
  • oke, so I installed TuneUp, Advanced systemprotector and Regclean pro, and I have all full versions.
    I all let them do there thing to "fix stuff in my computer" and all, they deleted some treads also. and: I did a complete clean up wich takes hours (diddn't know that so I wasted my whole day on the computer)!

    well my computer used to crash as soon as firefox or chrome starded and now It doesn't and it hasn't crashed in a long time while i"m using the internet (it used to very quickly as soon as á browser was open or hád opened)

    i'm not quite shure yét, but this seems to atleast have something done in a (till now) very good way!

    so my small sugestion is: get a full version of a regcleaner or tune up or whadever, let those fix your computer, maybe just do a fúll cleanup (wich can take hours so beware!). well I hope it will help you from trowing your computer out of the window because you get absolutely crazy of this error!

    you're welcome!

     - B4GUV1X

    • Proposed as answer by B4GUV1X Sunday, February 03, 2013 5:22 PM
    Sunday, February 03, 2013 5:22 PM
  • After what probably amounted to three fresh Windows 7 installs, I finally think I fixed this problem. I have a HP Pavilion DV9730NR with a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS and no matter what I did, or how many times I updated the driver or tried some of the solutions, nothing worked. However, someone suggested installing Nvidia System Tools, previously ntune. What it does is give you the ability to over and underclock your GPU. I'm not sure how it works with other chips, but it works like a charm with mine. Anyways, underclocking the core by 100mhz seems to have done the trick. No more driver crashes at all. I went from not being able to even browse the internet to no stuttering at all for the past two hours. I'm almost shocked that it was easy enough to do, but it works. I'm sure that you guys who know how to over/underclock better than I do can probably find a magic number, but 100mhz worked for me. Hope this helps a few people out. 
    Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:41 PM
  • The real situation and game fix for that bug

    watch my video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcPeaQUyhmk

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:51 PM
  • I've had a the same problem: Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version **** stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

    I've tried all  solutions given here and on other sites. 

    1. Clean install

    2. Regedit

    3 Settings in Display options

    4. Drivers update and Downgrade

    then i started to go check my hardware

    Checked my GPU, Memory sticks, PSU and so on all where fine. No Heatig problem all have been working fine for over a year now so why now! but even after testing it all Still no luck same Problem. 

    By dumb luck i Found my problem. 

    while i had my comp laying i peaces on my Desk and i made them whole again. i started up my comp but forgot to put my Network cable in. the weird thing was i didn't get the problem anymore.

    but as soon as i put it in the problem started coming back.

    1st thing i thought was my network card driver could be faulty. so i change the drivers with no luck. after that i Disabled my network card put in a WiFi dongle to test if it was my network card. as soon as i got connection with my wifi same problem appeared again. that let me to believe that something needed my I-net connection in order to create this problem.

    1st thing i did was go to my firewall and set it so, that it asked me for every connection that wanted to go on internet. as soon as i did that everything was fine again.

    than the this weird questing for connection came up. ieui.exe in c:\ temporary files wanted connection access. i checked the file and found out that it was Male-ware and that little bugger was causing my problem. this while i did a clean install and 1st ting i always do. is install Nod32 and Malewarebytes. so even with those thing activated i still had that file in my system . 

    After stopping  ieui.exe  in my taskmanager and deleting it from my system. i put my firewall back to normal and didn't have the problem anymore.

    So my tip. 

    Disconnect your Network cable from your comp. if the problem stops. search your system for male-ware or virus even if you have protection on all the time. try looking for ieui.exe.

    this little bugger causes the same problems. 

    Sorry for my bad English but hey i'm trying to help 

    Grz Fugly

    • Proposed as answer by SwitchZA Friday, March 22, 2013 8:28 PM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 1:26 PM
  • After many weeks of Googling, going through 100 threads, trying many of the solutions (some of which being ridiculous like reformatting, replacing hardware, etc.), I found ONE POST that suggested what I can now confirm fixes this problem. Not "it hasn't happened yet, keeping my fingers crossed", but actually fixed.

    THE SOLUTION:

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select.

    YES!  You, sir, are a saint!  This fixed it for me!

    First off, my "display driver has stopped responding" issue only occured in certain graphic-intensive games. (Dead Island right after loading in, Borderlands 2 after about an hour, and rarely Darksiders 2.) It did not occur at all otherwise.  It was never a heat issue, as even under load my GTX 660 never exceeded 55C.

    I did disable transparency in Personalization (Windows Desktop Manager crashed and made me go "hmm") right before changing PhysX to graphics card instead of auto-select, but I'm 99% sure that it was the PhysX selection. (Still, couldn't hurt to try disabling Transparency.  A lot easier than reformatting or reinstalling drivers ;)

    I wish I could post this solution on every forum that I've searched to find an answer.  A thousand times, thank you!

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:54 AM
  • I've had a the same problem: Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version **** stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

    I've tried all  solutions given here and on other sites. 

    1. Clean install

    2. Regedit

    3 Settings in Display options

    4. Drivers update and Downgrade

    then i started to go check my hardware

    Checked my GPU, Memory sticks, PSU and so on all where fine. No Heatig problem all have been working fine for over a year now so why now! but even after testing it all Still no luck same Problem. 

    By dumb luck i Found my problem. 

    while i had my comp laying i peaces on my Desk and i made them whole again. i started up my comp but forgot to put my Network cable in. the weird thing was i didn't get the problem anymore.

    but as soon as i put it in the problem started coming back.

    1st thing i thought was my network card driver could be faulty. so i change the drivers with no luck. after that i Disabled my network card put in a WiFi dongle to test if it was my network card. as soon as i got connection with my wifi same problem appeared again. that let me to believe that something needed my I-net connection in order to create this problem.

    1st thing i did was go to my firewall and set it so, that it asked me for every connection that wanted to go on internet. as soon as i did that everything was fine again.

    than the this weird questing for connection came up. ieui.exe in c:\ temporary files wanted connection access. i checked the file and found out that it was Male-ware and that little bugger was causing my problem. this while i did a clean install and 1st ting i always do. is install Nod32 and Malewarebytes. so even with those thing activated i still had that file in my system . 

    After stopping  ieui.exe  in my taskmanager and deleting it from my system. i put my firewall back to normal and didn't have the problem anymore.

    So my tip. 

    Disconnect your Network cable from your comp. if the problem stops. search your system for male-ware or virus even if you have protection on all the time. try looking for ieui.exe.

    this little bugger causes the same problems. 

    Sorry for my bad English but hey i'm trying to help 

    Grz Fugly

    Just to confirm, I had exactly this problem, went through every single hardware diagnosis only to stumple across this suggestion. I had a slightly different file in C:\Temporary (IEhighutil.exe) - also running at startup, and when online it caused the driver to reepatedly crash.

    Thanks so much for this post, saved me!

    Friday, March 22, 2013 8:29 PM

  • than the this weird questing for connection came up. ieui.exe in c:\ temporary files wanted connection access. i checked the file and found out that it was Male-ware and that little bugger was causing my problem. this while i did a clean install and 1st ting i always do. is install Nod32 and Malewarebytes. so even with those thing activated i still had that file in my system . 

    After stopping  ieui.exe  in my taskmanager and deleting it from my system. i put my firewall back to normal and didn't have the problem anymore.


     This did it for me also, similar to SwitchZA I had a IEhighutil.exe long with this ieui.exe in my temp bin causing me grief. No idea how this nasty bit of malware got onto my system :(

    Cheers for this!

    Friday, March 22, 2013 10:13 PM
  • I have been having the same problems for ever and have just made the following changes and have my fingers crossed.

    Nvidia Control Panel -> 3D Settings -> Set PhysX configuration -> Select a Physx processor -> choose your graphics card instead of leaving it on auto-select

    just found this is my administrative panel under events and wonder if it could be causing some of the problem

    Driver Management concluded the process to install driver nv_disp.inf_amd64_d12266e1bc69428b\nv_disp.inf for Device Instance ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A65&SUBSYS_13123842&REV_A2\4&34A7DA13&0&0010 with the following status: 0x0.

    How do I get around this

    I also question the use of a user account the updatuser by Nividia as that account was used to hack my computer and try to access one of my google accounts.  Reading the maleware bit above I really wonder.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:24 PM
  • Since last week I have this problem as well. Even when I'm hardly doing anything (surfing the internet, working on an Excel document, or just having Windows explorer open ...), suddenly a pattern of squares appears on the screen, after which everything goes black and comes back, and the famous message "Display driver ... recovered". Sometime the screen just stalls (only forcing the pc to shut down helps) or I get the blue error screen (after which the pc shuts down itself).

    The helpdesk advised me to uninstall the driver and try a previous version. Which sounded a weird advice to me, since the problem suddenly occured, not just after updating a driver. Anyway, I tried updating and uninstalling several of the Nvidia drivers, did a system restore ... Nothing helps.

    After I read this post, I tried disconnecting the network cable. It seems the problem is gone. So, maybe it is some malware, as the previous poster suggested. I don't see any ieui.exe, but maybe it's another malware that causes the same problem.

    Does anyone know a good firewall to use, to block and monitor the connections? I tried it with Windows Firewall, but I don't seem to manage. And, what malware or virus scanner should be able to find the cause? I did a full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials. Before I did the full system recovery I had Norton.

    Thursday, June 06, 2013 10:25 PM
  • I had the same problem for months, but I finally got it fixed!!!!! yeah!
    check your power supply! if its not 450 watts or higher it will not handle your graphics card. I went to best buys brought a new power supply a Dynex 520 watt atx power supply and not it works great. easy fix and no more errors.......... and cheap 50.00
    • Proposed as answer by patriciad280 Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:41 PM
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:31 PM
  • Hey All,

    I've found something that might be worth investigating...

    I have an MSI Hawk 460GTX. This video card is factory overclocked and I am overclocking it further to get the best performance. However, every once in a while, I would get the 'Driver has stopped responding and successfully recovered...' message. I usually could continue to game as it would just lock up my screen for about 20 seconds but it was still annoying enough for me to work on a resolution. Recently, I bumped up the 'aux voltage' in the MSI afterburner program (I'm sure you could use other similar programs that give access to card voltage). I made this change 2 weeks ago and haven't had the driver crash since.

    I know that not everyone overclocks and my fix may not work for others but this goes along the same lines of the other recommendations I've seen about upgrading the power supply. Could it be that the standard voltage supplied to some NVIDIA cards is a little on the anemic side? The increase I made was very minimal - definitely within the cards ability.

    Anyway, I'll come back after another couple weeks to let everyone know how it's going.



    • Edited by Alceryes Monday, July 22, 2013 7:49 PM SSSS
    Monday, July 22, 2013 7:28 PM
  • FYI - Dynex is one of the worst power supplies you could purchase. I would strongly recommend you monitor your 12v, 5v, and 3.3v rails.
    Monday, July 22, 2013 8:18 PM
  • I don't know if this helps, but I cured this message completely and very simply after suffering it for over 12 months.  I read somewhere that the problem only exists at 60Hz or under. The difficulty is that NVidia and most other Graphic Card manufacturers (on the computer concerned is an old GeForce 8400GS) fix their standard resolution linked to the monitor specs which in most cases forces the card to run ant 59/60Hz. There is no way of changing this unless you take a look into the NVidia Control Panel, click on the Advanced button and shift the frequency to 61Hz.  There is a message that you accept the risk of changing, but so what!  My computer has now been running for 3 weeks with this mod and no more silly messages!
    Friday, August 09, 2013 1:10 PM
  • Dunno if anyone noticed but i can bet that, more then 64 bit system what all have in common when we get this display issue is, that we are conected to internet . I can bet that most of you wont get  if you turn off internet just try it and if its true i will be happy if someone post some solutions considering this internet thing in to matter.

    Also how the hell to change to 61 hz more specific pls dont know where this advance is all i have about hz is at resolution tab and doesnt even have 61 only has 60,70,75,80 and 85 .

    Friday, October 11, 2013 4:12 PM
  • Reboot the computer, repeatedly press F8 to access Advanced Boot Options. Select Safe Mode.
    When Safe Mode has loaded, Start > QuickSearch “Device Manager” or Start > Control Panel > View by: Large Icons > Device Manager.
    On Device Manager - Display Adapters > [select onboard GPU](This should be something like "NVIDIA GTX 580" or "AMD RADEON 6850") – right click > Uninstall. Do not select the option Delete the driver software for this device.
    Uninstall the GPU, and reboot the computer normally.
    On Windows, wait for the card to reinstall. When the card is reinstalled, you should receive the message “Device [GPU Name] has been successfully installed ”. When this notification appears, close it and install the new 301.42 driver.
    Reboot the computer ONCE MORE and the problem should be fixed.

    love is rock!!!

    • Proposed as answer by TK MAHATO Monday, October 14, 2013 5:39 PM
    Monday, October 14, 2013 5:39 PM
  • It is crazy that this is still an issue considering these posts start in 2010 and it is now Q1 of 2014.

    I just built a new rig - i7 4930k six core, 32 gb ram 1866, gigabyte GTX 780 (factory overclocked), and windows 7 professional 64 bit, etc

    I started having the issue you all are talking about.  Interesting thing is that my monitor (Dell U2413 IPS panel) would lose connection completely when I was using the display port and require me to force restart.  When I was using DVI it would recover and thats when I would see the error...but it would just keep happening.

    This error would happen to me in XCOM, and other games, but not under heavy load per say.  Interesting thing is I wonder if it is a DX11 issue or something because one game I play alot is a mod for Mount and Blade Warband which is an older game and only runs in DX9 and I have *NEVER* had the issue in that game.  Maybe someone with more tech knowledge on DX stuff could contemplate this possibility....

    NVIDIA told me to use the latest "Game ready" driver, which I did which worked for a little while but then it started again.   Temps are fine, been monitoring them, etc.

    -----------------------

    After reading through this thread I tried a couple things and "SO FAR" it has worked (will update)

    1 - I made sure that the NVIDIA PhysX was set to my GPU

    2 - I installed the latest BETA driver for my card and made sure to do a clean install and NOT INSTALL ANY 3D VISION ELEMENTS.

    3 - I set my monitor to 61 fps even though it's only supposed to run at 60 (through advanced settings)

    ------------------------

    So, again, not enough time to say "IT WORKED" (or one or all of these together), but I will post back and hopefully figure out which one (or all) it took to fix this.

    I feel your pain...



    • Edited by DSK942 Friday, January 31, 2014 2:49 AM
    Friday, January 31, 2014 2:48 AM