CHARLES TROTMAN asked on January 13, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Windows Vista Blue Screen 0x0000116 Nvlddmkm.sys
» I can't start Vista since a week or so. Just before the login screen should appear, it crashes into a BSOD, reporting that the problem is the nvlddmkm.sys driver. I've been checking the Internet for days now (a lot of forums), and it seems to be a "common" problem, occurring with all kinds hardware and software configurations. I've tried just about everything to fix it, but nothing seems to work.
The reasons behind BSOD can be a hardware conflict, driver's failure, a corrupt registry or viruses infection (DDoS:Win32/Abot.A). Now we just talk about the driver's failure, the driver files with the .sys extension are actually dll files, and are the basic reasons for BSOD. If you are not one of the lucky ones who can fix the BSOD with a reboot, then you will need to do some diagnosis to resolve the problem. With all the possible reasons for the BSOD ranging from software to hardware, or hardware drivers, it is very difficult to list a precise set of instructions for every possibly BSOD. Don't be panic about it. Here is a simple way for you to repair blue screen:
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PATRICK OGRADY replied on January 20, 2013
- PATRICK OGRADY replied on January 13, 2013: » Unfortunately, my best guess would be the driver or the card itself. Since it worked fine for while, then just stopped. Can you cancel the driver install when you get to normal mode? If so, I would try canceling it and downloading the new driver. Or if your in "Safe mode with networking" I'd go ahead and download them and have them ready. So if you can cancel, you wouldn't have to go download them.
- WALTER MCNAMEE replied on January 14, 2013: » Put the setup CD in the drive, and start the system (bypass starting from CD) . You should see the "Windows RE" recovery menu, and the first item will be the 'Startup Repair" option.
- RIEKIE SOZEN replied on January 15, 2013: » nVidia may be able to supply better drivers than the set you just attempted to install. Also, going farther back in the System Recovery points may unscramble whatever is hitting your display drivers. My first approach would be System Restore, then 'roll back driver' to see if there is a set of nVidia drivers still saved in the 'shadow copies' of that restore point.
To roll back your video driver:
*Note: To complete the following steps you must have Control Panel Home selected within Control Panel.
1. Click the Start orb, and then click Control Panel
2. Click System and Maintenance
3. Underneath Device Manager, click View hardware and devices
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue
4. Expand Display adapters
5. Right-click your adapter, and click Properties
6. Select the Driver tab
7. Click the Roll Back Driver button
- CHARLES TROTMAN replied on January 15, 2013: » I already tried all my restore point. Also did the driver roll-back. In fact, I always keep a copy of older drivers, in case the new one causes problems (and too lazy to delete them :-p). I have 6 previous versions of the nVidia drivers, and all of them fail. I also deinstalled a lot of programs already and disabled startup programs and services (using msconfig). It seems the BSOD only apears when I've enabled the nVidia display service/startup.
In the forums I read people even completely reinstalled Vista, and still had the problem...
- YISROEL ZAETZ replied on January 17, 2013: » I just encountered a recurring BSOD with an error of the nvlddmkm.sys file. I cant do anything on the computer, no safe mode and it definintely wont start up normally or with last known good configuration. This problem prohibited me from being able to complete one of my finals and I really need to get it fixed asap...if you know how to fix it that would be awesome. If that doesnt work is it possible to just buy a new card? I admit the card is old but only 2 years old...i dont see how it could be a problem...could i just get a newer nvidia card or would i have to switch over to ati? I really just want to fix this problem as fast as i can.
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