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

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.

12 Responses to “Solution 6: Use windows default drivers for the video card.”

  1. GermanysMrX Says:

    Well that may work but it is not really a solution… If I reinstall my Vista SP1 I can not even use the Aero theme and have 1,0 as Windows PC rating, because Vista does not recognize my GTX260 graphic card correctly.
    So this won’t really do if you want to play highend ego shooters like Crysis, FarCry2 or Call of Duty 4/5…

  2. jamiecoyle Says:

    well iv got version 181.22 geforce drivers installed 64bit… and windows keeps asking me to download via windows update the drivers should i do it???

  3. eYeks Says:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/wddm_timeout.mspx

    This article talks to the problem with some suggested solutions and pointers to relevant registry entries…

    I have not tried any of them yet but I thought this may be useful.
    Cheers,
    \eYeks

  4. jamiecoyle Says:

    k used windows new updated defult drivers no differance…. so long as i dnt boot up in dual view mode everything ok… but that sucks asssssss…….. no the point im tryiny to achive

  5. jamiecoyle Says:

    dnt use the windonts drivers now my second screen is black and white and yes its set to i-pal uk!!

    i think its time there was a revoution in pc os time for a new great os to rear its ugly head lol

  6. jamiecoyle Says:

    well i thought id have a look through nvidia drivers database and none to date say they support vista!!!!!!! im guna cry!! so looks like im going back to xp but with a twist guna try there 64bit version coz it hurts to much to go bk to xp wot a crock… have feeling im stuck in limpbo land with nothing to play.. just for the record i h8 microsoft i think all xboxes should be burnt at the stake along with the nonse who thought consoles were a gud idea!!! y would they do this to us! were there long time loyal customer base……………………………….

  7. Zipline58 Says:

    Can I play most of the good games out there using this method, or will I be limited to the crappy ones?

  8. ihos Says:

    this worked BUT!, theres a problem. We cant play games!! LOLL

  9. admin Says:

    you *can* still play games. you just won’t get all the driver optimizations.

  10. ihos Says:

    can i play like L4D and all those high graphics games?

  11. admin Says:

    probably, just won’t be as fast.

  12. SurfWaddy Says:

    Related to BSOD (Nvidia: nvlddmkm.sys/0x00000116 or ATI: ati3duag.dll/0x00000XXX)

    I would like to share a success story in regards to this error message that hopefully will help others… My specs are below for both PCs.

    I received this error message with 3 different video cards and 2 manufactures Nvidia & ATI (the ATI BSOD was a bit different but same results). I did all of the basic and advance steps in troubleshooting including testing all of my hardware components on identical motherboards & power supplies; however, the BSOD would only show up on one motherboard with the video card in the first PCIe 2.0 x16 slot but work fine in the second slot.

    The actual issue was related to the North Bridge and the first PCIe 2.0 x16 slot not running the correct voltage for the video card. Needless to say, here are the steps that corrected my issue, from ASUS Support, and reset the voltage for the video card:

    1. Uninstall video card driver utilities from Programs
    2. Uninstall video card driver from Device Manager/Display Adapters
    3. Shut down computer
    4. Unplug everything including power connector… wait 30 seconds
    5. Remove the video card from the motherboard
    6. Clear the motherboard CMOS for 20 seconds (my motherboard has a convenient CMOS button on the back but you may have to use a jumper or remove the battery… follow your MB instructions)
    7. Plug in the power and start PC… wait 15 seconds and shut back down
    8. Unplug power and put the video card back on your motherboard
    9. Plug back in power and start back up… DO NOT modify your BIOS settings yet
    10. OPTIONAL: I use RAID drives so I had to turn back on my RAID management in the BIOS when starting up
    11. Once Windows loads, install video drivers, restart and see if the issue is fixed
    12. If the issue is fixed go back into BIOS update RAM Timings and any other component settings needed

    My hope is that this may work for anyone else’s issue as this step was not documented anywhere. Usually most people RMA’d their motherboards on all of the forums I read through without knowing this step.

    PC Spec #1
    Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
    -BIOS: 1402
    -Intel X58 Chipset: 9.1.1.1020
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870
    -Driver Version: 8.85
    -Catalyst Version: 11.5
    Memory: G.Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBTD (2GBx2)
    -Timings: 9-9-9-27-2N 1.6V
    OS Hard Drive: Intel SSD on SATA 6
    PSU: Corsair 650W
    Windows 7 64 bit

    PC Spec #2
    Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
    -BIOS: 1402
    -Intel X58 Chipset: 9.1.1.1020
    CPU: Intel Core i7 960
    Video Card: Nvidia EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD
    -Driver Version: 270.61
    Memory: G.Skill F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL (4GBx3)
    -Timings: 9-9-9-24-2N 1.5V
    OS Hard Drive: Intel SSD on SATA 6
    PSU: Corsair 650W
    Windows 7 64 bit

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