display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered!?

hi there,,
if i am playing league of legends i am getting an error named 'display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered'.. dont know how to fix this.. i tryed newest patch but still it is not fixed, i tryed older versions but still no succes.. uninstalled the game and installed it but that dont work either.. i got a GeForce GTX 260 oc.
Mayby someone got a simiular problem and has fixed it..
thx for responding to this, and sorry for my english!

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Wondering if my graphics card is shot.

I've been running Windows 7 for about 1-2 weeks without any problems. My cousin installed a game on my pc last night (which i've since uninstalled), and now my display driver is acting crazy.

I'm constantly getting "Display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver version ..... stopped responding and has successfully removed" This is constantly occurring and Windows is unusable.

The windows event log shows "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" eventid 4101.

I've noticed some other posts with similar issues, but can't find a solution.

I've tried removing the driver by uninstalling through device manager, running a utility that is supposed to clean up drivers, and installing various versions of the win7 driver.

Card is a Geforce 6200 LE.

PC will run fine in Safe Mode.

Any ideas what could've caused it to stop working? Is it possible that my video card just kicked the bucket? I'm close to running out to buy a new video card.

Thanks for any help.

I'm at my wits end. Any help is appreciated.

Using the SF diagnostic tool, the only button that didn't pull any info was the minidump. I've changed the setting so it doesn't restart, and to a small size as well. Even after a restart, no info is pulled from the minidump button.

Screenshots of cpu-z is also in the zip folder. The ram mon .html file is in as well.

So this is my third time reinstalling windows, hoping maybe it was a bad install. I've had the same problems in the 3 instance of the install. I tried ruling out the hard drive, thinking the used hard drive was bad with a new one, but still had the same results. I also replaced the 6950 video card with a gts 240, hoping I'd just have to rma the video card. That didn't help either. So I've had bsod's for the nvidia card and also the amd card.

The settings I've changed on this fresh install is to the Power Options. I set it to High-performance. I have downloaded the following and am ready to run tests: speedfan, cpu-z, gpu-z avg, furmark, hdtune, memtest, and anything else that's needed

I'm still installing updates from Windows Update, but I doubt that would have an impact on my problem, since the first install was fully updated and still had the same issues.

The issue happens when browsing websites, and playing games, and everything else in between. I'm burned out and am going to take a nap and come back to this. Thanks again for taking the time Attached Files Seven Forums.zip (706.5 KB, 27 views) Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Mar 2010 Posts 1,946 Re: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered BSOD Hi homer15908 and Welcome to The Forum.

Originally Posted by homer15908 ....Using the SF diagnostic tool, the only button that didn't pull any info was the minidump. I've changed the setting so it doesn't restart, and to a small size as well. Even after a restart, no info is pulled from the minidump button..... If I've read that right you have now set up to create minidumps if/when the pc bsod's. Until you crash again you won't have any minidump files. It doesn't create them retrospectively. So now you're playing a waiting game.

AVG is known to be a cause of BSOD's on many Windows 7 systems. Suggest that you uninstall it. Download the correct AVG Remover for your system (32 or 64 bit).
If you have AVG ID protection installed, download the AVGID Protection Remover from the above link as well (it wouldn't hurt to download and run it anyway). Download BSOD friendly Microsoft Security Essentials as AVG's replacement.
Uninstall AVG through the Control Panel. Re-boot to Safe Mode and run the AVG Removal tool(s). Re-boot to normal mode and install MSE. Make sure your Windows firewall is enabled!

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Make sure your system is fully updated including SP1.

That should get you started, As soon as you get another bsod attach the dmp file and we'll move on from there.
The .dmp files are located at C:WindowsMinidump. Until a .dmp file is generated, the Minidump folder may not exist.

Go to your C:WindowsMinidump folder. Copy the .dmp files to a new folder on your desktop. Zip up that folder and attach to a post.

Troubleshooting steps to resolve the error message: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered.


Hey guys,

Having issues with my newly installed AMD A6-3670k apu.

I randomly get the screen freezing and then goes black or sometimes goes to the blue screen... to which i get a error message:

"display driver stopped responding and has recovered"

What i have tried so far...

- Updated the display driver to the latest version.
- Tried changing the screen resolution,
- Uninstalled and re-installed the drivers, (Also using driver sweeper)
- Tested the Ram with memtest86?
- Bought a new 700w PSU
- New install of Windows 7

Really at a lost on what it could be, I have read online about the HD audio can cause driver conflicts but that was no help!

Anyone had this before or have any ideas what it could be?

Thanks in advance,


Hi! I have two problems. The first is when I try to play games (for example Far Cry 3), the screen goes black, and when it come back, i get this error:
Display driver AMD has stopped responding and has recovered
But, sometimes randomly i get BSOD (stop:0xa0000001). It's so annoying, becase i got this problem when i have 8800GT GPU, and I changed this GPU two days ago to HD 7850 (2Gb), still have the problem. Then, yesterday i changed my trashy 500W 'deer' PSU to a Chieftec (450W), nothing has changed.

the necessary files are attached.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Join Date Sep 2012 Posts 338 Blog Entries1 Re: 0xa0000001 and Display driver AMD has stopped responding and has recovered The jump from an 8800 to a 7850 is pretty big leap in upgrades.

A few things I want to cover:

1st - The 7850 demands, at the very least, 500W of power (and even with 500W, things could be shaky) from your PSU. You upgraded (technically, downgraded) your PSU, from 500W to 450W. AMD Radeon
500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended

2nd - the new PSU isn't really reliable. Now, I'm not too sure the exact make/model of your PSU, but on first glance at their PSU site, none of them (as far as I can see) have any certifications.
Example: http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units.html
If you look at Corsair's PSU's, they all have things such as "80 PLUS PLATINUM/GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE CERTIFICATION", which means that the PSU can deliver at least 80% of the printed wattage. So, if a PSU guaranteed 1000W with 80 PLUS GOLD, I'd expect it to give at least 800W. None of the Chieftec PSU's have these certifications, which means that, although they say it's 450W, it probably only delivers about 375 - 400W of actual power.

3rd - you have 104 updates installed, check Windows Update for more.

4th - Your keyboard has problems - try using a different but working keyboard.

5th - You have problems with PnkBstrA.exe, which is a software used with PC games to stop people cheating. Games it can be rekated to: Medal of Honor; Need for Speed; Quake; Call of Duty.

6th - Problems with TeamViewer - uninstall it, or if it is necessary for work then update it.

7th - try using this thread: ATI Graphics Driver Installation Instructions for Microsoft Windows 7 to install your AMD drivers

Like countless others I've have the dreaded "nvlddmkm.sys has stopped responding and has recovered" error.

Whilst I dont consider myself a hardcore gamer I got this computer/graphics card so I could game with high quality details. So far I've use it to play solitaire and use the internet - the sheer disapointment is beyond belief. I'm seriously contemplating going back to XP!!

I've just recently upgraded from Vista hoping beyond hope this will cure my problem but alas no change, so far I've

tried different Nvidia drivers
Updated the bios
updated the chipset driver
tried differing graphics settings
checked the memory using Memtest & Win 7 own built in checker
Checked the PSU (Amps received by the +12V rails & total received by all etc)
used "driver sweeper & manual removal" all traces of the old driver (from windows & registry) before re-installating the graphics driver
Tried a fix I found on the Overclockers forum by "jembell"

I've done a few other things but cant remember them all, every forum I've read says there is a solution but I cannot find it!! I'm hoping (praying) someone, somewhere can point me in the right direction of a possible solution.

At the momemt it seems I may need to test each memory module (despite what memtest says), or the graphics card itself is faulty OR revert back to XP and or ditch Nvidia graphics card for ATI!

Any other ideas gratefully received.

Here is my basic spec and I'm attaching my system information as a text file should anyone need more detail.

Operating System: Windows 7 64bit (originally Vista Home Premium)
Motherboard Brand: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
Motherboard Chipset: 790XT
Processor Type: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, 3200 Mhz
System Memory: 4 GB
2 X 1TB Samsung HDD
Graphics Card: BFG GTX275 OCX
Nvidia Driver: 197.45

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Join Date Aug 2007 Posts 10,090 Hi Dezrik,
I notice in your post you state that you 'upgraded' from vista. If this is so then please back up what you can and perform a clean install. You should find that this cures your problem.

I recently built a new computer with a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT graphics card and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on it. I formatted the hard drive and did a clean install of everything. I am not overclocking any of the components, and I have checked the GPU temps and ran stress tests, and the GPU doesn't get very hot, maybe around 50C.

Every time I try to game on it, even with a game as simple as Portal, the game will freeze up and the graphics driver will crash. The screen will flash black for a second, and the monitor will stop recieving a signal from the graphics card temporarily. After 2 or 3 seconds, the system starts working properly again. This is the error it's giving me: "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version xxx.xx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

I have tried this using the default drivers that came with the card, the most up to date drivers on NVIDIA's website, and an older version of the drivers from NVIDIA's website. No matter what driver version I have installed, this still happens. It has even happened before when I wasn't even running a game, just using Firefox.

I have checked Windows Update for any updates, uninstalled the drivers and used Driver Sweeper to fully remove them before installing a new version, and no matter what I cannot seem to fix the error. Any suggestions?

The rest of my specs:
Diablotek 450-watt PSU
ASROCK P43DE Motherboard
2 GB DDR2 667 MHz
2.8 GHz Pentium 4 with Hyper Threading

(yes, I know the CPU and RAM aren't great, I'm upgrading both as soon as I can, but it still should be enough to run a game like Portal, and I don't think it is related to the cause of this error)

Hello everyone, I've checked out the other threads for similar problems to mine, but I've had no success, and I thought I'd post my problem. I bought Minecraft yesterday for my HP pavilion dv6 laptop (i7 2.2ghz, 8gb ram, ATI Radeon 6770m HD w/ 2gb vram) and to my surprise, the game would crash anywhere from 5 seconds to 10 minutes in. The weird thing is, I've had a free version for ~2 weeks and this has never happened. The crashing has only occurred recently (once or twice before I bought the game on the free version). I've tried updating video drivers, reinstalling, BIOS updates, checking temperatures, 64 bit Java installs, clean installs, and registry cleans, and nothing is working. Does anyone know a solution? I've posted to maybe 4 other sites about my problem, and nothing has worked so far. Thanks guys! Also worth mentioning that Minecraft is the only game that this happens to, WoW and Skyrim run @ 60 fps on ultra, not sure why.

Greetings all,

Since 2008 I have had problems with my nVidia GeForce 9600 GT (if thats whats causing the problem). The first occurence was after installing crysis, which freezed during the opening cinematics, and sometimes throughout the game.

The crashes look similiar to this:
YouTube - NVLDDMKM Error!! Call Of Duty World At War (in my case I was unable to fix it by cntrl+alt+delete/alt-tabbing out)
YouTube - GPU Error Situatuion - nvlddmkm.sys

The funny thing is, however, that the freezes would depend on the game being played and whether or not it was the first game played after startup. For example, I was able to live with the crashes by simply restarting the pc and then immediately running the game before doing anything else (meaning if I played the game, quit, and wanted to play it again, I'd have to restart). This process continued with all the other games I played (e.g. Call of Duty 4 and GTA: SA). The one game, however, where this crash almost never occured, was the multiplayer component of CoD4. Also, I was able to run GTA4 for quite a while before the error finally turned up.
Additionally, World of Warcraft freezed, but when I installed the latest expansion (Wrath of the Lich King), the crash NEVER occurred. As in, ever. I played it for months without any problems whatsoever.

All of the above occured with Windows XP installed.

However, at the start of this year, I installed Windows 7, and the crashes have continued, even with the multiplayer component of CoD4 and WotLK.

It usually gives me the "Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version stopped responding and has successfully recovered." popup in the lower right of the screen. If I'm fast enough, I can use cntrl-alt-delete and kill the game process before my screen starts turning grainy (where the problem has spread to the desktop and not just the game).

I have tried everything, including:

* Installing the newest drivers, older drivers, using driver sweeper and safe mode
* Updating the BIOS
* Updating my chipset drivers
* Disabling Dreamscene
* Disabling UAC
* Using the expand.exe command in the cmd with the nvlddmkm.sys files
* Downloading a "working" version of nvlddmkm.sys and placing it in the appropriate directory

I noticed that after freezes, I got a BSOD saying: "Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed."

After which, I tried this fix:
Solution 2: Setting the time delay before display driver recovery. | nvlddmkm stopped responding and has recovered.

Unfortunately, it didn't work either.

However, I doubt that it is a hardware-related issue, such as the GPU overheating, since I can run games such as WoW and CoD4 on the highest settings for literally hours on end (WoW binges ftw) with absolutely no problems.

Please, can anyone help?

Hello people!

I recently updated my drivers at the same time as I bought a new case for my computer, but after installing the components in the new case I have issues with the driver crashing all the time. It's seemingly at random, might be after 2 hours or right after booting. Sometimes there's graphical artifacts and tearing even during boot. I've also done a ton of updates through windows update.

This is the error message I get:
"Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version xxx.xx stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

I've tried several drivers so far, 301.42, 296.10, and 295.73 (all after uninstalling all driver stuff except PhysX in control panel, and using DriverSweeper to clean the files). None of these drivers seem to resolve the situation.

I realize that I may have been stupid enough to fry the circuits when moving the components into the new case, but as I was hooked up to an unpainted part of the case with an ESD-bracerthingy (brand new), and the KFA2 GTX 580 Anarchy Edition doesn't have any circuits exposed (it's mostly covered in fans and a metal backplate), this scenario seems like a long shot (at least I hope it is). Everything shows up fine in GPU-Z, and there seems to be nothing weird about the card physically (I'm no expert at detecting fried circuits though, is it obvious and easy to see?). It also runs fine without the drivers in safe mode (with some "" driver from 2010, guessing it's on my MB's internal graphics then).

I guess this issue is caused by either fried circuits (through ESD), bad drivers, or bad PSU, but I'm no expert. sure I've built a couple of computers in my days, but I'm at a loss here. Does anyone have any idea why these issues arise? Or how I can solve them? I'd appreciate any help and input on this.

System specs:
OS: Windows 7 Professional
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3310 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Bios: American Megatrends Inc. 3202, 2012-02-17 (SMBIOS v. 2.6)
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB
PSU: Cooler Master GX Lite 700W PSU

My old computers motherboard literally got roasted due to a faulty fan that wasn't working and laziness on my part for not maintaining it. So I got a new computer aaaaand it doesn't work. Story of my freaking life. What happens is whenever I play a game around 30 seconds to a minute it will freeze but I can still hear sound, I am SOMETIMES able to ctrl+alt+del my way out and when I do a message pops up in the bottom right corner saying "AMD display driver has stopped working and has successfully recovered". I've been tinkering with my computer for a week now and am at a loss and recently videos like on Youtube have all of a sudden started generating this error which they haven't before. Now games such as League of Legends, Mount and Blade: Warband, Minecraft, Wargame: European Escalation, and basically any other strategy based game works absolutely fine. WHAT THE F!@# IS UP WITH THAT?! I really need help because I am a very passionate gamer and I'm not willing to spend more money to have it looked at and possibly told to restart again. Also, I'm not the greatest with really technical stuff such as BIOS but I do know my way around a computer so bear with me.


- Andy

Periodically my monitor clicks off, goes black, a couple of seconds later it comes back on. A bubble appears at the bottom right of the screen "display driver NVIDIA windows kernal mode driver version 187.47 has stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

In investigating this problem somewhat on the web, it seems there might be a consensus that it is a windows problem, not a graphics card problem or driver problem. Does anyone know anything about this?

Is it safe to delete nvraid.sys from WindowsDrivers? I am not using RAID in my system configuration at all - I have a single 1Tb SATA hard drive running Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium.

The Event Log shows:

Warning nvstor 129 reset to device, DeviceRaidPortŘ, was issued

This CONSISTENTLY coincided with a 20 second to 2 minute to TOTAL freeze. Occasionally the Event Log would also list the following:

Warning Display 4101 Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered

After extensive research, I deleted nvraid.inf and nvraid.pnf from Windowsinf folder and rebooted my computer [at 3pm today]. Since then I have had zero freezes. But there is one disturbing occurrence, the Event Log now contains hundreds [1 every 30 seconds] of the following:

Warning nvstor 129 reset to device, DeviceRaidPortŘ, was issued

Hence, the question: Is it safe to delete nvraid.sys?

Thanks in advance, merlinx0057

PS: all drivers [for everything that I need & use!] are up to date by Windows Update standards & those of the individual manufacturers.

I recently installed the Windows 7 (32-bit) release candidate on my Dell XPS1330. I installed the latest drivers for my NVIDIA 8400M GS (v. 186.093) and have had video issues ever since. As soon as my computer boots into Windows, the screen blacks out periodically and states “Display NVIDIA Windows Kernel mode driver, version 186.03, has stopped responding and has successfully recovered.” Shortly thereafter I get the BSOD and the computer restarts. What can I do to solve this issue?
If it helps, I believe the Locale ID from the event viewer is 1033; I can gather more details if needed.

Any help is much appreciated!

I have an HP Pavillion dv9700, and it has an nvidea GeForce 8600M card, 4 gigs of ram, and an Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.1Ghz. This is a fresh install of windows 7 professional x64, I did a format and everything. If this is not enough information about my setup please let me know, and I will post more information.

Before I installed win 7 I was on vista. I started having some trouble with the infamous 'Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered' problem, and then the nvlddmkm blue screen. So I decided to say whatever and do a fresh windows 7 install. So far windows 7 works great as long as I don't have nvidea drivers installed.

I have tried installing the 179.48 win7 x64 beta drivers, and the 257.21 win7 x64bit international whql drivers. The 179.48 caused blue screens when starting up, and the 257.21 just would hang when starting up, and not go anywhere.

I am worried that the problem is my physical card, and not the software around it. Do you guys have any ideas as to why I am not able to boot into windows when I have nvidea drivers installed?

Suddenly I have started getting a message that the driver has stopped responding but has since recovered. See attachment.
This happens when I open Firefox.
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 220.
Windows 7 pro, 32 bit os
Help please, as I have no idea.


At random times, and in response to no particular thing, that I can understand, the screen goes blank and very quickly goes back on again and then I get the following message: "Display Driver NVIDA Kernel mode Driver 311.06 stopped responding and has successfully recovered". I have checked the driver and received a message that the correct driver is installed and that it is functioning correctly. This is obviously not true. I would like to correct this. I am afraid that while it is only a minor inconvenience now it portends something ghastly that may happen.


This is dump file, windows 7 home primum, dell Inspiron N 5010

sometimes get the error message " Display driver stopped responding and has recovered.

thanks alot