dxgmm2.sys appears to have caused a system crash.

I’m running an Alienware X51 R2 PC with Windows 10 installed and an Nvidia GeForce 760 Ti graphics card. I have noticed random shutdowns while playing video games. In Dell’s Support Assist, I’ve noticed an blue screen error:

The “Unknown driver (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dxgmms2.sys) appears to have caused a system crash. 0x0000010E

This is likely a graphics card error. I am currently in contact with Dell to see the available solutions. If you have any solutions or problems, please post a comment below.

October 10th, 2015

Windows 8 users: what has worked for you?

It seems that Windows 8 users still have received the nvlddmkm stopped responding error. Have you had any solutions to share with others?

One has suggested to go to support.microsoft.com and download Microsoft Fix It.

June 13th, 2013

Windows 8 Display Driver Stopped Responding…

Have you upgraded to Windows 8? Have you got any crashes or error message related to nvlddmkm or any display driver? Post a comment below and I’ll try to help you out.

October 28th, 2012

Windows 7 nvlddmkm problem?

I’m wondering if any of you have problems in windows 7 about the nvlddmkm error? Please post in the comment below. I for one have not had any errors in windows 7 so it seems like it is fixed?

November 25th, 2009

More about nvlddmkm driver error…

I want to share a little about what I’ve learn from this driver error. The main culprit for me was the Fusion HDTV 5 TV tuner which had a “Power Up” cable that I plugged onto the motherboard. After installing that TV tuner, I’ve started receiving errors while watching movies, but never during games. Once I pulled the “Power Up” cable out, everything was back to normal. Compare this with what others are experiencing, most people get the error while playing WoW (World of Warcraft) or other heavy graphical games. It’s obviously something different that’s causing the problem. My point I’m trying to make is that the nvlddmkm error isn’t a specific error. It’s a generic error message that applies to most display problems. It’s basically saying “Something caused your video card to crash…” whether it’s ram issues, overheating issues, or simply a bad video card… So there isn’t a single permanent fix, just many fixes for many different causes. Also, it isn’t just a nVidia problem, ATI receives the same error in the form “atikmdag stopped responding and has recovered.” Some people have reported that switching over to ATI seemed to have worked for them. From what I’ve seen, it doesn’t matter if you have ATI or nVidia. It worked for them mainly because they had a bad video card and got a new one.
Also, you might be asking: When I install XP, everything is fine, but in Vista, I get this error. This is a sign that the problem most likely doesn’t lie in the hardware, but the software. Your first step is to increase the timeout in the registry for the error and then disable nVidia’s PowerMizer setting in control panel (read my solutions below for more information).
Hopefully that explains a lot. I’ll keep you posted.

May 8th, 2009

Solution 12: Disable Dreamscene

I’ve thought I posted this already, but I haven’t. Anyways people have reported that disabling Dreamscene (playing video in the background) will fix the problem. To disable Dreamscene:  Goto appearance and personalization in Control Panel. Select Personalization. Select Desktop Background. Select any thing other than Windows Dreamscene Content. Select a background and click Ok. That should disable Dreamscene.

April 25th, 2009

Solution 11: Disable Powermizer

Thanks to skym0903 for this tip. Disabling nVidia’s Powermizer feature may help move this error.  He says that whenever he gets this error, he notices that the core clock changes. The reason for this is that the Powermizer feature downclocks your video card so it would save energy. Perhaps changing clocks in the middle of the game might be causing the nvlddmkm error so disabling the Powermizer feature will remove the problem. To turn this off in Windows Vista follow this link.

April 15th, 2009

atikmdag ati video card owners!

If you are having problems with a similar error (“atikmdag stopped responding and has recovered”). Check out atikmdag.com for more information.

April 11th, 2009

Solution 10: Remove unnecessary power from motherboard.

In my previous solution (solution 9) I’ve suggested to remove PCI cards (mainly TV Tuner cards). The problm was not the pci card itself but the external power it needed. There was a connector that I plugged in from my PCI card to the motherboard. When I removed the PCI cards, the power connector was removed. Now I’ve re-added the TV tuner cards without plugging the external power and everything is fine. So check your power plugs and remove any unwanted power!

March 15th, 2009