I have an XPS 8930. Once or twice a day my screen goes black for a couple of seconds then comes back on. I am just on a regular web page, never gaming.
In the event viewer is Event ID 4101 and it says "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
I last updated the video driver a few months ago and it was a nightmare. I made a thread on here about it and the GeForce Experience spyware. I couldn't just update the driver, I had to make an account and give them my email, etc.
Anybody else getting the Event ID 4101 - Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered - problem?
Is anybody getting this error? How is everyone updating their display driver? Trying to do it from the Dell support page that has the drivers just gives you a runaround.
@dave423 I made a thread on here about it and the GeForce Experience spyware. I couldn't just update the driver, I had to make an account and give them my email, etc.
You don't need GeForce experience or an account with them. Just go to the Nvidia website, drivers, and search for the right driver by selecting your GPU.
Okay, I did that. When I went to download the latest driver (there are a lot of them, they seem to come out with a new driver every week or two), I get this message over the download button:
This download includes the NVIDIA display driver and GeForce Experience application. Details for use of this NVIDIA software can be found in the NVIDIA End User License Agreement.
GeForce Experience requires an nVidia account and your email address, and it has a bunch of telemetry to spy on you.
Never have I had a more unstable computer with more bloatware than this one.
When you install the package after download, there is an option for custom install, you can then uncheck the box for geforce experience, and also the box for clean install.
I have an XPS 8930 with NVidia GTX 1660Ti. I got NVidia driver update 126.96.36.19912 automatically pushed at me on 1-2-20 by Windows Update. So have you checked to see if that version is already installed on your PC? And I noticed that same new version number has been added to Dell's support page for the XPS 8930 in last couple of days.
For the heck of it, I just downloaded it from that page without any issues. Didn't try to install it because I already got this version via Windows Update.
FWIW, I don't have either an MS account or NVidia account associated with this PC. I was regularly seeing attempts by NVidia Container to access the net, so I set my firewall to block it. And ultimately, I disabled that service in services.msc.
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Yea, also even if you do download the full package with geforce experience you don't need to create an account with them. The app just won't open up without the account. It does scan your system and report your usage to Nvidia, dunno if it will do that without an account registered. I originally did it that way with one of my pc's. The Nvidia site gives the option of studio vs game ready drivers. Game ready are updated more often.