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display driver not responding/recovered

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Couriant, Jun 24, 2007.

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  1. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    This one has me stumped. Does anyone know what would cause the display driver to stop responding and recovering? I was playing Command and Conquer: Zero Hour for about an half hour then my machine was slowing down, stopping for a sec and then went blank and back to the game. This was continuous. I saved my game and went out of the game and saw the message about the device driver not responding.

    This problem continued and happened still when I was in Windows. This is the first time I have had a problem. Any suggestions?

    Video card: Nvidia clone, FX5200 128MB
    Windows Vista Business Ed.
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Note that I did install the latest drivers for Vista that was on Nvidia's site, and quite frankly seemed to make it worse. I am attempting to do System Restore now and see what happens.

    Edit: SR did not help.
     
  3. M*E*T*A*L

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    what other games have you been playing sounds like your card is fried i had that once bought my cousins computer and he had put the overclocking tool on and i had it for a week and it died. check your card with other games because it may be that C and C Zero hour could be corupeted and causing your card to overclock
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    It's not the game, Windows is having problems too. It seems that there is a problem with that driver.
     
  5. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    and definitely not a heat issue. I have a fan inches away from it.
     
  6. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    well I manage to find a newer driver than what Nvidia and so far no problems. So here is what I did.

    The problem file is nvlddmkm.sys. Somehow this file gets corrupted and your machine will keep blinking on and off every few minutes. The solution is to replace that file. You will need to get the 100.65 drivers and once downloaded extract nvlddmkm.sy_ into a folder (make it easy like c:\driver). then go to the command prompt and type extract <file path>\nvlddmkm.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys. <filepath> is where the file is located.

    Restart and it should be good. If you are unable to use windows like I did, go into Safe Mode with Networking so you can access the internet.
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Well this didn't go as well as I planned, and it looks like this card is not going to be supported anymore. I hate Windows.
     
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    Couriant Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Gahhh... I will close this thread since the problem is small to my new problem... partition table is jacked. If you do have this problem, first check for viruses as this is the only thing I didn't check.
     
  9. EAFiedler

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    Closed as requested.

    Good luck.
     
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