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Nvidia Graphics Card Problem - nvlddkm.sys crash & blue screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LeopoldSkotch, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. LeopoldSkotch

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    Im pretty sure that my this is a problem with my graphics card. I would like a second opinion before I go forking out for a new one.

    The other day I while playing a game a got a CTD error saying something along the lines of "nvlddkm has stopped responding but has recovered". Everything seemed fine after, but later on the computer froze up completely. When I restarted there was dotted vertical lines on the screen on the dell screen and the windows loading screen. Then I was greeted with the blue screen citing nvlddkm.sys as the problem.

    I booted in safe mode and uninstalled the card, then reinstalled but Im still having the problem.

    Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    The card is a Nvidia 7900gs btw and Im running Vista 32bit btw
     
  2. Fanis

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    I'm not a tech guru, but if it does turn out to be a problem with the NVIDIA graphics card, do you know about the class action settlement related to many of their cards. Repair or replacement at NVIDIA's expense would help, yes? You can check to see if your computer is listed at http://www.nvidiasettlement.com/affectedmodels.html
     
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    If you are getting graphical distortion, lines etc as soon as you turn the machine on (i.e. before Windows even starts to load) then there is a fairly good chance the card itself if faulty / damanged.
     
  4. LeopoldSkotch

    LeopoldSkotch Thread Starter

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    That's exactly what I was thinking :( You think there might be anything else I can do to confirm this?

    Unfortunately my PC isnt on that list. It would have worked out quite nicely if it had been. I suppose I should look on the bright side. At least I can get a slightly better card now.
     
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