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A couple days ago my driver started to fail but then recovered each time. My screen would go black and then go back to normal in a few seconds. Last night after my computer went to sleep mode this morning I can't even get into window without hooking up an external monitor and even then only to Safe mode. The blue screen of death tells me nvlddmkm.sys Address 8B880E060 base at 8B808000. Datestamp 47317db2
I think it's a driver issue but I've tried updating it in safe mode and no luck so I tried rolling it back no luck. Please help if you can, I need the computer for my wedding coming up next week, it's got all the music on it! I managed to back up all my data files last night (had a bad feeling) but I'm not sure how to restore the comp (or if that would work) without losing all my programs.
I don't know much about computers and have been struggling for weeks to try and fix this issue on my Dell XPS 1330 (I uninstalled the NVIDIA drivers and allowed them to automatically re-install several times, which worked in the short term but the issue of frozen screen kept coming back). It seems that the solution several people have suggested is to update your c:Windows\System32\Drivers\nvlddmkm.sys file (I found a very old one there), but I couldn't actually find the NVIDIA directory on my computer (oops). Instead, I went to my Dell Support Center, clicked on "Drivers and Downloads" and found a "recommended" download (nVidia driver, under "video", near the bottom). This seems to have updated my driver software and has put a newer version of the nvlddmkm.sys file in c:Windows\System32\Drivers for me. I've only just done this so not sure if it has completely fixed my problem, but it was very easy for a non-computer person, so I thought I'd share it...
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
You are right insaying that is video porblem. here is the fix.
This is what appears to happen.during the installation of the most current drivers 100.65 Vista, an OLD file nvlddmkm.sys is copied into windows/system32/drivers and not the current one
in the install. As a result the new drivers are attempting to access a file
dated 11/2006 instead of 2/2007 ver 7.15.11.0065 which is in the newest WHQL
driver ver 100.65 vista 32.
Fix: Go to windows/system32/drivers and rename nvlddmkm.sys to
nvlddmkm.sys.old. Go to the nvidia directory and find the file nvlddmkm.sy_
and copy it to windows/system32. Using the cmd window (DOS box) type
EXPAND.EXE nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys. When the expansion is complete, copy
the new nvlddmkm.sys to windows/system32/drivers and restart the computer.
Your computer should now work properly.
You will notice that any uninstall and reinstall of nvidia drivers will not
remove the old nvlddmkm.sys file and will not overwrite it with the newer
version. You have to do it manually. I do not know why this happens but who
cares as long it is fixed.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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