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(Solved) - Windows Nvidia Kernel Mode Driver Crash

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  • Started 2 years ago by durtX
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durtX
durtX
Posts: 9

My Nvidia 9400GT card is having a problem this past few days. The screen flickers and the display becomes dotted much like a low quality GIF image. When it stops, it says that "Windows Kernel Mode Driver Crash". When I checked at the Event Viewer it says in the description "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered", but the problem keeps on occurring randomly. I tried updating to the latest driver and the problem is still there, then I also revert back to the old driver that my graphics card came with, but the problem is still there.

I have a dual monitor setup but the other monitor I have is an old CRT type, and my primary monitor is an LCD monitor. They don't have the same resolution settings. Does that mean anything? Because I have this configuration a long time and haven't had any problems until now.

I googled this problem and every forum/site I visited does not have any concrete answers on how to solve this problem. One of the forum said that this problem occurs when playing heavy games, but I'm not playing those kinds of games. I think this is not the cause since the problem occurs when I'm just browsing the internet.

How can I solve this problem?

Posted 2 years ago
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Santo
Santo
Posts: 1288

Try the steps given below:

1. Download the latest version display drivers for your card from NVidia Site.
2. Uninstall the NVidia Display drivers from Programs & Features.
3. Restart the computer.
4. Install the downloaded drivers and restart the computer.

Posted 2 years ago
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trup45
trup45
Posts: 24

Hello we had an alienware we were working on with a similar issuse without the error.
same as yours it would flicker and as yours dots.
we took the card out and simply cleaned it.

and just by looking at it, it looked clean, with further inspection (after taking if off and somewhat apart) it was overdue for cleaning.
this may help, and again we were not getting any errors as you were.

at worst you will have a dust free card.

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durtX
durtX
Posts: 9

Thanks for the respone guys..

@Santo: But I already updated to the latest drivers, and nothing happen.

@trup45: I also did that, nothing seems to work..

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scorpion99
scorpion99
Posts: 1033

did you recently install a new program or software before having this error???

Posted 2 years ago
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durtX
durtX
Posts: 9

@scorpion99: no, i did not install anything.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Found one post that (MAY) cure problem when running Win7.

QUOTE
-right click Computer(my computer icon)

-select properties

-on the left, select "advanced systems settings" Options

- when this window opens - get under the advanced Tab(at the top) - Under Performance heading - select "settings"

-now dot(tab)mark the "Adjust for best performance" tab (this will remove all the updated visual enhanced I spoke of

-go to the bottom of this list - and then re-select the 3rd, 4th & 5th tabs(from the bottom) - these are needed.

UNQUOTE

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durtX
durtX
Posts: 9

I think I found the problem, its maybe because of the temperature of the graphics card. Back when this problem did not occur, the temperature of the card in idle is 52-54°C, while in full load, its about 59-60°C. I think thats normal for an Inno3D NVIDIA 9400GT since it only has 1 small fan in it.

When the problem started happening the temperature is still 52-54°C in idle (the same as before) yet the error happens. I open up the case and put a fan beside it to help cool the card, and the error did not happen. The temperature went down to about 48-49°C in idle. Can this be really caused by the temperature of the card? Considering that before and after the error happened the temperature is about the same?

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Have you given it a blast of compressed air, from a can, to clear out any dust ?

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