BSOD on startup (nvlddmkm.sys), artifacts during! blue screen

Asowuliy Asowyak

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After fighting it for a couple of days, I'm pretty much willing to give up at this point. Weird thing is though (unless its not and im just grabbing at straws here), as long as i use standart windows drivers, things seem to work just fine (and by fine i mean windows actually starts and i can use things, such as browser, watch videos albeit with a shitty framerate, but i get to see things like this
), however no matter what i try (rollbacks, replacing nvlddmkm.sys with a newly extracted one, dusting, trying different pci cables, removing drivers with a help of driver sweeper and ccleaner, trying to do a "clean" install of the latest beta drivers etc.) it's just always crashes when nvidia drivers are present.

First time it happened a couple of days ago when i was playing (10 minutes at best) Tropico 4 ,card wasn't running hot or anything, it was one of the first things I'v checked (and was monitoring it, whenever i could, during the whole process). After restart windows booted just fine, i shrugged it off and decided to watch last ep of Game of Thrones, suddenly wild artifacts appeared (screen looked like a paper "punched in"), display flickered a couple of times and i got to see BSOD again (nvlddmkm.sys, x16 code, no artficats on it though, yet.). This reboot was successful too, though when i fired up browser to google things up, after a couple of minutes of searching, screen started to flicker again and i got a spree of TDR crashes (nvidia drivers has stopped working and recovered) before an eventual bsod. Though by that time i googled some possible solutions and started to try them out in safe mode.

One of the things that "helped" was a commonly suggested process of replacing nvlddmkm.sys by extracting a new one via cmd out of nvlddmkm.sy_ . Thanks to that i even managed to watch that GoT episode, however i felt like problem wasn't quite resolved yet, and decided to test it. Started a Dota 2 bot game and waited for a bit, artifacts started to appear couple of minutes in, but system didn't crash and there were no TDR error pop ups. So i figured i should push it a little bit further... with a Furmark. 5 seconds in, my gpu's agony was finally ended and now she just flat out refuses to work with nvidia drivers. All of the previously working "solutions" have no effect now, artifacts started to show up during BSOD too.

So the only thing i wanted to ask is it a 100% GPU being at fault here, or am i missing something ? Thanks in advance



 

Asowuliy Asowyak

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Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 9.10.9200.16721
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Date / Time 2014-04-25 / 11:59

Motherboard:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i5-760, 2800 MHz (21 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Ibex Peak P55, Intel Lynnfield
System Memory 4087 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 99U5471-002.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM3: Kingston 99U5471-002 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
BIOS Type Award Modular (08/10/10)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce GTX 460

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter nVIDIA HDMI @ nVIDIA GF104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [B-3]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B26
IDE Controller Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B20
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Storage Controller ANA5JIF2 IDE Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 ATA Device (931 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:24x/8x, DVD-RW:24x/6x, DVD-RAM:12x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM)
Optical Drive NQDYF J85AFWT SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 931.4 GB (100.9 GB free)
Total Size 931.4 GB (100.9 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse HID-compliant mouse
Mouse Tablet Mouse

Network:
Primary IP Address 90.188.100.29
Primary MAC Address 1C-6F-65-38-04-47
Network Adapter Broadband Connection 3 (90.188.100.29)
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10.55.36.182)

Peripherals:
Printer Epson ESC/P Standard 3
Printer Fax
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB2 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB 2.0 EHCI Controller 1 [B-3]
USB2 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB 2.0 EHCI Controller 2 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 1 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 2 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 3 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 4 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 5 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 6 [B-3]
USB3 Controller Intel Ibex Peak PCH - USB UHCI Controller 9 [B-3]
USB3 Controller NEC uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller
USB Device USB Audio Device
USB Device USB Composite Device
USB Device USB Input Device
USB Device USB Input Device

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Award Software International, Inc.
DMI BIOS Version F11
DMI System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI System Product P55A-UD3
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI System UUID 00000000-00000000-00001C6F-65380447
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Motherboard Product P55A-UD3
DMI Motherboard Version x.x
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 2

Forgot to add, not sure if it matters or not but, after that Furmark fiasco, windows reported a problem in devices-display adapters section. "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
It wasn't there before.

Also, I'm not sure if you guys can see it or not, but on the picture i attached to OP, there's a bunch of purple and green, horizontal stripes all over the screen. They seem to appear only on certain colors though, like on this forum there are WAY less stripes.
 

alz_solstice

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All I know is that the .sys file is an NVIDIA driver, try removing the NVIDIA driver again but use this NVIDIA Uninstaller utility:
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/
Instructions here:
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/550192/geforce-drivers/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu-v12-6-4-released-04-11-14-/
Note: Tick Remove C:\AMD and or NVIDIA folder, this will remove any leftovers of the driver.

Install the v335.23 (or .27 i think) driver of NVIDIA.
 

Asowuliy Asowyak

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That was one of the first things i did a day ago, alas it didn't help. A friend of mine is on his way with a spare video card though, i guess i'll find out in about an hour if it's a gpu problem after all.
 

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