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Monday, 30 March 2009

nvlddmkm.sys BSOD

nVidia BSOD nvlddmkm.sys - Vista Hardware Devices

I was running an Asus laptop with an Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT video card (with a driver from April 30, 2009 obtained via the Asus Update utility) in it running Windows Vista Home Premium. Everything was fine. Suddenly it crashed and i got a BSOD msg referring to

Looks like some glitch with the Nvidia display driver and Vista.

I found this forum with the solution.
What worked for me was:
- Boot into Safe Mode
- Run, cmd, sc delete nvsvc
- restart computer
- In the Display properties, change it back to Aero.
- Done

Everything seems fine after this fix.


Xoza said...

I was playing a game and watching a short youtube video at the same time on a second monitor and my compy froze, I restarted and got this issue. (Using Windows 7) I ran system restore back to a previous point option in that day, restarted and stopped getting the error, but now after the Windows startup screen it just sits there black screen (not off or DOS, just black background) with the hard drive light flickering. I can get to safemode, and though SafemodeNet I've reinstalled the latest NVidia 8500 Drivers for the W7 32bit, but still am having the same problem. I've allowed this blackscreen to sit for 30min so I know its not a waiting game.

Xoza said...

Ok, I got it figured out. Seems my video card went out couldn't run anything over the standard safemode settings. Had to replace it.