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_GURU_
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Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Display driver nvlddmkm not responding but has recovered I keep getting this error message. I DID NOT update or install any drivers and this message has been happening very, very often and crashes the system. Please, could someone help me resolve this issue?
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HaloBox
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Uh, what machine, OS and video card?
 
Let me guess... Vista and NVIDIA.  Make and models?
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_GURU_
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

XPS 720 Vista 32-bit GeForce 8800GT 512 Mb I have had this system for about 2 months, and it was running fine and smoothly. This started happening about 4-5 days ago. I tried the various "fixes" on other forums, hasn't fixed the issue. How to make text on next line? I tried ENTER but it keeps lumping all text together.

Message Edited by _GURU_ on 01-05-2008 01:38 AM
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Garred
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered



_GURU_ wrote:
XPS 720 Vista 32-bit GeForce 8800GT 512 Mb I have had this system for about 2 months, and it was running fine and smoothly. This started happening about 4-5 days ago. I tried the various "fixes" on other forums, hasn't fixed the issue. How to make text on next line? I tried ENTER but it keeps lumping all text together.

Message Edited by _GURU_ on 01-05-2008 01:38 AM

Follow Dell-Chris instructions, However I am going to tell you to do something a little different.
 
Download the latest Nvidia video drivers for your card.
Download the GURU3D driver sweaper and install.
Here is where it is going to be different:
Boot the machine into Safe Mode.
Uninstall the video drivers and let the system reboot back into Safe Mode.
In Safe Mode run the GURU3D driver sweaper.  Make sure you choose the video card drivers and NOT NOT NOT the motherboard drivers.
Reboot the machine back into Safe Mode
Install the new video drivers.
Reboot as normal.
 
The reason behind the Safe Mode is that some times certain files are locked in use.  They can not be deleted or overwritten.  Putting the machine into safe mode will allow the files to be removed and you will get a cleaner install.

 
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

I had this issue for a short while -- I don't anymore. The changes I made were :
 
loading nvidias latest video drivers -- though I always used drivers from nvidia site.
stopped using dreamscenes (Vista ultimate)
disabled transparency
 
I made many other changes, but those are the only display changes I recall.

XPS 420 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit - Q6700 - 8 GB 800 MHZ Mushkin RAM - 2 500 GB Samsung - 425 Watt PSU

Nvidia 8800gt - 24" Gateway LCD

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_GURU_
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Thanks for the tips and information. I have followed it precisely, but still no luck. This is becoming very annoying, as every couple of minutes, the display hangs and displays the message. Also, sometimes it locks up the system and I have to force restart.
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_GURU_
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

This is nonsense really. I have uninstalled-installed the drivers maybe 20-30 times, and still the same result. I have even gotten a BSOD with the error message. In problem reports and solutions in control panel it gives me this information about the problem: This problem was caused by NVIDIA Graphics Driver. This program was created by NVIDIA Corporation. NVIDIA Corporation does not currently have a solution for the problem that you reported. I cannot use my excellent system because this problem is extremely crippling.
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Davet50
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

Your still under warrenty i guess. Call Dell and have them replace the graphics card..

 Home Built Sandy Bridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 GHz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 10 Pro

Forum member since 2003

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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered



_GURU_ wrote:
This is nonsense really. I have uninstalled-installed the drivers maybe 20-30 times, and still the same result. I have even gotten a BSOD with the error message. In problem reports and solutions in control panel it gives me this information about the problem: This problem was caused by NVIDIA Graphics Driver. This program was created by NVIDIA Corporation. NVIDIA Corporation does not currently have a solution for the problem that you reported. I cannot use my excellent system because this problem is extremely crippling.

My XPS 720 (converted from XPS 700) has the same symptoms. 
  • "Display driver NVLDDMKM stopped responding"
  • a floating corruption of the text/graphics being displayed on the browser, the spreadsheet, or any open program -- even the wallpaper itself (it is about 1.25 inches high and runs horizontally across the display).
  • BSOD, Stop Error 0x0000008E, Incompatible display adapter has been disabled.  ... not compatible w/driver for the VGA adapter (Video Controller (VGA Compatible) is missing?)
  • BSOD, Locale ID 1033, BCCode d1
  • "Problem caused by NVIDIA Graphics Driver . . . NVIDIA Corporation does not currently have a solution for the problem that you reported"

_GURU_, I also have reinstalled the graphics driver several times, precisely as recommended by Dell-ChrisM and others (uninstalling the driver, then cleaning up the extritus by using a driver cleaner in Safe Mode, then installing the latest nVidia driver).  Nothing helps. so far.

I am currently using BIOS A04, but it apparently IS NOT the cause of this problem, at least not all of it.  Some of my display problems occurred prior to my flashing the BIOS.

My computer has dual nVidia 7900 GS 256 cards.  My OS is Vista Ultimate.


Message Edited by Arlen1 on 01-06-2008 04:51 PM

XPS720 (nee 700), Vista Ultimate

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_GURU_
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Re: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

I have done a format and factory image restore. I still receive this annoying error message. I also updated Windows Vista. The issue hasn't been fixed with the latest updates. What shall we do?
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