N/APosted on - 09/12/2011
I am having a problem with my Vista machine, whenever I play any game (Need For Speed Carbon, Call of Duty, etc.) it crashes and screen turns black other times it freezes requiring a manual reboot because of this
Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered error.
I have tried uninstalling and re-installing NVIDIA drivers but to no avail. Any help much appreciated.
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered
Reinstalling Nvidia will not solve your case for Windows Vista update driver causes the error. Aside from Vista updating your drivers on its own, your graphics card might be too out of date for the games that you are playing.
To get rid of this error message, go to your Control Panel and click Windows Update.
Change the settings into the one that makes you choose to install as Windows updates them automatically.
Download the latest graphics driver suitable for your system found in the Nvidia website. But do not install this.
Go to Device Manager and delete your display/graphics drivers.
Reboot your pc to safe mode. Hold F8 while booting to access the menu options.
After doing so, go to your system32 folder. C:Windowssystem32
Go to the drivers folder and rename this file nvlddmkm.sys into nvlddmkm_old.sys. You must see and remember the date of this file.
Search for more files with a "nv" at the beginning in this driver folder. Rename all these considering that the files have the same date as the first one.
Reboot your computer to normal mode and install the latest driver you got from the nvidia website.