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Graphics Drivers failing and periodically Causing BSOD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have recently started playing an old MMO and then shortly after that began getting these errors that crash my game and tell me that my graphics drivers have recovered from a serious error. At first this was merely annoying but twice now it has caused my laptop to Blue Screen. And then after the second blue screen in the same night the drivers 'recovered' again but it must not have been much of a recovery because there were tons of odd pixels flashing everywhere!

    After the second blue screen I was able to take this information upon reboot:

    Problem signature:
      Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen
      OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
      Locale ID:    1033

    Additional information about the problem:
      BCCode:    116
      BCP1:    FFFFFA80048284E0
      BCP2:    FFFFF8800F1C9354
      BCP3:    0000000000000000
      BCP4:    0000000000000002
      OS Version:    6_1_7601
      Service Pack:    1_0
      Product:    256_1

    Files that help describe the problem:
      C:\Windows\Minidump\030911-24523-01.dmp
      C:\Users\Kit\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-78936-0.sysdata.xml

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    I have uninstalled and reinstalled my drivers with the latest ones for Win7 on the nvidea website. Didn't change the problem at all, I also installed the Service pack for Win7 also did not help. I've seen one or two threads on this issue upon searching but none have mentioned a BSOD or any solution by the 20th post. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm running out of ideas on how to go about fixing this :(

    My laptop specs are: ASUS G1Sn 2.1Ghz intel core 2 duo T8100, 4GB of ram, Nvidea 9500M graphics card and I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:37 AM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 7:00 AM

Answers

  • You get this crash:
    Bug Check 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

    This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557263%28VS.85%29.aspx


    Please update the nVIDIA graphic card driver (also try older ones) and the BIOS of your laptop. Please also check the RAM for errors (download memtest86+).


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:57 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:43 PM

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  • Hi Blackfirekitunse

    The installation and initial automatic configuration of graphics drivers is quite a complex process, that can be adversely influenced by antivirus software.
    Antivirus software by its very nature examines very carefully any files that are having configuration changes.
    I have found successful resolution to issues with graphics drivers in particular by.

    Download a new copy of the driver that you wish to use. Note that a release version of the driver is generally more stable
    Right click on the downloaded file and allow your antivirus software to run a check.
    Turn off the antivirus software whilst you install the driver.
    Once completed, turn back on the antivirus program and then reboot.
    All should then be good and stable.

    Hope that this helps,

    Rgds

    Pat


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    Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:38 AM
  • You get this crash:
    Bug Check 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

    This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557263%28VS.85%29.aspx


    Please update the nVIDIA graphic card driver (also try older ones) and the BIOS of your laptop. Please also check the RAM for errors (download memtest86+).


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Saturday, March 26, 2011 4:57 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:43 PM