Fix: Nvlddmkm.sys Blue Screen BSOD Error in Windows 7
Solution for nVidia display driver Nvlddmkm.sys issue
GPU: nVidia GeForce Graphic Cards
OS: Windows 7 or Vista
Symptoms: Bluescreen or Stop Error 0x0000001E caused by nvlddmkm.sys, or often get a message: “display driver nvlddmkm.sys stopped responding and has successfully recovered“.
Solution: Replace the nvlddmkm.sys file with a newer version
This is a well-known fix for this issue. During the installation of most graphic drivers in Windows Vista, an old version of nvlddmkm.sys is copied into C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and not the current one in the install. As a result the new drivers are attempting to access the file dated 2006 instead of 2010. To fix this,
nvlddmkm Stopped Responding – Step 1: Download and install the latest graphic driver.
Step 2: Then go to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and rename nvlddmkm.sys to nvlddmkm.sys.old.
Step 3: Go to nvidia directory (usually in C:\Nvidia or C:\drvvganVidia) and find the file nvlddmkm.sy_.
Step 4: Copy the file to your Desktop directory.
Step 5: Open cmd.exe by going to Start -> type cmd in the search box and hit enter.
Step 6: Change the directory to Desktop by typing chdir Desktop.
Step 7: Then, type EXPAND.EXE nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys. Or,
expand -r nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys
Step 8: When the expansion is complete, copy the new nvlddmkm.sys from your Desktop to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
nvlddmkm Stopped Responding – Step 9: Restart your computer and the problem should be resolved.
You will probably realise that any uninstallation and reinstallation of nvidia drivers will not remove the old nvlddmkm.sys file and will not overwrite it with the latest version. You have to do it manually. Nobody knows why but who cares as long it’s fixed.
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