Solution 9: Remove PCI cards

I’ve been trying things with my computer since this error won’t go away. I have a FusionHDTV 5 PCI HDTV tuner and a Pinnacle PCI HDTV tuner. I’ve removed both and the error has stopped so far. So try removing all of your PCI cards and see if the error stops. Then add the PCI cards one by one back. If the error comes back, then you’ll know which PCI card is bad.

9 Responses to “Solution 9: Remove PCI cards”

  1. Cartire Says:

    The only PCI slot i use is for my Video card, so removing that would kinda defeat the purpose, cause if i run off onboard graphics, I wont be executing intense graphics games anyway.

    But still would like to know if anybody who doesnt play graphiclly intense games benefits from this.

    On a side note: I have just recieved today, 3 more fans, and a pci slot fan for under my video card. Also another 2 sticks of RAM to swap out. I will report back with any success or failure. Fingers crossed.

  2. jamiecoyle Says:

    who thinks we should start an online pertion to get bk the money we paid for vista as it dnt work!!!! email me astla vista baby

  3. wat Says:

    This is retarded, having another card right below your GPU causes heat to build up which causes the nvlddmkm error.

  4. Velz201 Says:

    First MAJOR thanks for creating this website. Very helpful. Had this problem for about 4 months. Tried everything. The hotfix kinda worked but totally removed the smooth flow of MCE. All of the latest drivers from nvidia (180s) just made the problem worse. Couldn’t even get into Windows without safe mode. Expanding the .sys didn’t work for me either. Went to Best Buy and the guy tried to sell me a new computer. Anyway finally swapped a video card from my old computer, RADEON X600 and so far for the past week no problems. Microsoft or Nvidia needs to fix this as it is unbelievably inefficient.

  5. admin Says:

    Hi Velz201:
    Just a note, ATI users experience the same problem, they receive the “ATIKMDAG stopped responding and has recovered” error. So both ATI and nVidia, and as well as Microsoft need to look into this.

  6. ihos Says:

    hmm the only pci card is the 9800 gt which is the problem

  7. admin Says:

    well i would say the primary suspect is the PSU not giving enough power. Try borrowing a PSU from someone.

  8. dvnobles Says:

    Not sure how big this issue is anymore as not much recently posted here, but I had this issue and searched the web and nothing I found worked. I could get my video to work ok as long as I didn’t play COD MW2, which uses enhannced graphical needs. Then my PC would lock up and I would get the blue screen with the dll error. Unfortunately, what it boiled down to for me was to replace the video card. I had an Nvidea GT9800 which I later found is notorious for overheating problems. It worked ok for me for 2 years before developing problems. I switched to an ATI 5750 and so far everything has been fine and it’s been about a month. I was running Windows Vista 64bit at the time of the issue. Just as a side note, Nvidia tech support is pointing people to this site instead of admitting to the possibility that their card may be the problem. So…definitely switch out your card if you have this issue just to rule that out.

  9. raptorzx3 Says:

    i tried this solution, and figured that maybe the HD Audio from my 2nd PC’s video card (Geforce GTS 450) is getting in conflict with my PCI audio card (Asus Xonar DG), so i decided to remove it, since i wouldn’t need it anymore, and decided to play a game (Split Second) and then run a 3D benchmark (Valley Benchmark) for a while and watch TV (this 2nd PC is plugged on my TV with a dual-link DVI-HDMI cable). If it still gave me the error after going back, it would have minimized the benchmark and shown me the desktop in Windows, but it didn’t. So maybe this would be a possibility that your video card’s HD audio would get in conflict with your PCI audio card? If you don’t use your video card’s audio at all on your computer screen or TV (instead using the sound card directly with separate cables), then disable it in Windows, or don’t install the Audio drivers in the Nvidia installation.

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