Keep getting a "stop error" -- Bad Driver?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Toby Brosnahan, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Hello. I moved my computer across the room and now I keep getting the "blue
    screen of death" when I restart. I am able to load up just find in Safe
    Mode. I was unable to do StartUp Repair Tool as stated in

    What information do you guys need to help me out?

    Thanks in advance
    Toby Brosnahan, Sep 16, 2007
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  2. Toby Brosnahan

    usasma Guest

    Were there any incidents when moving the computer (dropping, bumping, etc)?
    Did you change any of the connections or cables when moving it?
    Was the computer turned off properly before moving it?
    Why can't you do the Startup Repair tool (missing disk, tool won't work, etc)?
    What does the BSOD say when it occurs?

    - John
    usasma, Sep 16, 2007
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  3. Toby Brosnahan

    Spirit Guest

    Check your cards and memory as the move may have loosened
    something, ditto for cables. Actually take then out and replace
    or unhook and replace, DO NOT JUST TRY TO SNUG.
    Of course unplug machine first.
    Spirit, Sep 16, 2007
  4. I finally figured out how to stop the automatic restated and copied the BSOD
    error message. Then I goodled the file which was nvlddmkm.sys. It's an
    Nvida Driver that was screwing up. After researching that it seems that this
    is a HUGE error and they are working on it. For some people new drivers or
    old drivers work...for other no matter what they do it just does not work.

    I simply uninstalled the driver, rebooted, installed the driver again,
    rebooted and now it works. Fun.

    Thank you all for your help and suggestions.
    Toby Brosnahan, Sep 17, 2007
  5. Toby Brosnahan

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Toby.

    Thanks for the report back. And I'm glad you got it working! ;<)

    As you said, "Fun!"

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Sep 17, 2007
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