Archive for January, 2009

Solution 8: Uninstall KB952287

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Thanks Cartire for this one. Apparently after installing this hotfix, many users have experienced the dreadful nvlddmkm error. Uninstalling it should alleviate this problem (control panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall KB952287). Post your experience in a comment below!

Solution 7: Hotfixes

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Thanks Shaun for pointing this out. There’s a couple of hotfixes available. Supposedly fixes this error, but I haven’t tried myself since I just recently formatted. Give it shot and post your findings.

Solution 6: Use windows default drivers for the video card.

Monday, January 12th, 2009

This is a personal fix for me, so far I have received way less nvlddmkm messages. Basically goto your “Programs and Features” and uninstall the nvidia driver. Then on next reboot, Windows should automatically install the windows default nvidia drivers for your card.

Solution 5: Rollback driver changes to the nForce network controller.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

There has been a case where installing nVidia nForce network contoller may have caused the nvlddmkm message. Check your Windows Update history: Start -> Windows Update -> View Update History Check to see if there is “Update for NVIDIA nforce networking controller” listed. If so, proceed with the following steps. If not, this solution does […]

Solution 4: Small fixes.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Try a different set of ram sticks in your computer. Downclock your video clock speeds and/or ram speeds. Run memory tests overnight (Google memtest). I’ve found Prime95 to be quick in finding any bad memory sticks you may have. Install better cooling solutions to your video card/case. Turn off Aero theme (control panel -> Personalize […]

Solution 3: Windows Update

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Now if you aren’t running Windows Vista SP1 and refuse to install it, run this patch. Several users have reported that this patch fixes the issue. This patch is already included the SP1 update however.

Solution 2: Setting the time delay before display driver recovery.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

This method is a bit more risky since it involves editing your registry so be warned! 1. Goto registry editor (start -> run -> regedit) 2. Navigate yourself to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlGraphicsDrivers (make sure GraphicsDrivers is highlighted). 3. Right click -> New -> DWORD (32-bit) value -> Name it: TdrDelay -> double click it -> Set it […]

Solution 1: Replacing the old version of nvlddmkm.sys with an updated copy.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Make sure you have your nVidia drivers updated. At the time of this writing, the driver version is: 180.48. Now navigate to your C:WindowsSystem32drivers (assuming Windows is installed in C: with default path). Look for nvlddmkm.sys and hover your mouse over it. If this driver version number is different from the latest driver version, it […]