nvidia driver crashes.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jetjock, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    I keep getting intermittent nvidia driver crashes. I have removed all the GeForce software and tried using the newest driver as well one that was a few years old. I'm using 399.07 Win 8-Win7 64 Bit International whql diver now. Still get the same results. Usually happen when I try doing anything quickly i.e. moving the mouse or clicking things in a rapid order. Card is GeForce GTX 660.

    I thought about just deleting the nvidia driver completely, but I'm not sure if that would bugger things up even worse. Help please!

    jetjock :plane:
     
  2. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    More info on crashes. I went to Event Viewer and looked under "Kernel Event Tracing" and found all of the crashes. They all show: "Session "ReadyBoot" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188" with an event ID of "3".

    There were also several "nvlddmkm" errors with an ID of 14:
    "The description for Event ID 14 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:

    \Device\Video7
    0cb1(15d4) 00000000 00000000

    the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table"

    Don't know if any of this helps. Hope so.

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  3. ecsjjgg

    ecsjjgg MDL Novice

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    Why not try DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller), to completely remove your display driver in safe mode, and then you reboot to the normal windows, and install the latest driver, itr should then work!
     
  4. toyo

    toyo MDL Member

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    DDU in Safe Mode as suggested above. With the 660, current driver support might be problematic. I would still try the latest drivers first (a new driver should come Jan 15th). If they don't work, older drivers probably will.
     
  5. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    #5 jetjock, Jan 13, 2019
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    Decided to just uninstall the whole driver using Device Manager. Rebooted to VGA driver and then installed the very old (2008) driver (Vista 64 Bit) that came with the card. Did this as I could not remember ever having crashes for years with old drivers. Haven't had a crash since. Will post if anything changes. Thanks!

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  6. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    mechanics and heat 101. get a copy of the movie Primer

    which OS is it that says "user error" on the screen?
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #7 LatinMcG, Jan 14, 2019
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    turn off fast boot and reset bios jumper.
    but sounds like card chip or ram is going bad.
     
  8. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    23 hours now since installing 10 year old driver...still no crashes. Will post if anything changes, but as of now it looks like nVidia just has a bunch of crappy drivers. Newer is not always better! :)

    jetjock :plane:
     
  9. Krager

    Krager MDL Senior Member

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    I've had that happen before, but to a lesser degree. The lesson I learned is always keep a copy of a video driver distribution that works well. nVidia only goes back six months in their public archive.
     
  10. jetjock

    jetjock MDL Senior Member

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    Which I found out was not far enough!! :thumbdown:

    jetjock :plane: