1.    19 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    nVidia driver 341.74 + Win10Pro = BSOD


    Hello
    Self build rig - a few years old now.
    Mobo: ASUS P5N-D, Intel Core2 Quad Q9550, 8Gb Ram. Tower case with lots of cooling.
    Graphics cards: 2 x GTX280 SLi (supposedly supported by driver version 341.74)
    Multi screen: 2 x 24", 1 x 21

    Diagnostics file attached.

    Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from 8.1 Pro. System was long term stable under 8.1. Now getting regular BSODs. Always the exact same message and fault ID. Here's the report from "Whocrashed"

    On Wed 19/08/2015 14:23:14 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081915-22484-01.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (nvlddmkm+0x154608)
    Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFE001228D24C0, 0xFFFFF800C0174608, 0x0, 0xD)
    Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
    product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74
    company: NVIDIA Corporation
    description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74
    Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74 , NVIDIA Corporation).
    Google query: NVIDIA Corporation VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

    On Wed 19/08/2015 14:23:14 GMT your computer crashed
    crash dump file: C:\WINDOWS\memory.dmp
    This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (0xFFFFF800C0174608)
    Bugcheck code: 0x116 (0xFFFFE001228D24C0, 0xFFFFF800C0174608, 0x0, 0xD)
    Error: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
    file path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys
    product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74
    company: NVIDIA Corporation
    description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74
    Bug check description: This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.
    A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 341.74 , NVIDIA Corporation).
    Google query: NVIDIA Corporation VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

    I'm about to roll back to 8.1 as this is making getting any work done almost impossible.

    Any thoughts ideas would be welcome. I actually like Windows 10 a lot but this issue just kills it (literally!)

    (btw. also posted in nVidia forum a few days ago - no luck there yet)

    Cheers.
    Last edited by BarneyMcgrew; 26 Aug 2015 at 04:30.
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  2.    26 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    Replying to myself here.
    I finally got my system stable - Windows 10 Pro upgrade - currently running image 10.0.10240.16384 + nVidia 341.74

    WARNING: Just a heads up, I updated the driver to 341.81 and the whole sorry cycle started again with the exact same errors occuring. I have now re-installed 341.74 and seem to be stable once more (although as observed by many others, the crashes can come at any time whilst doing seemingly random things). I'm not sure how long to wait before confidently again declaring myself stable!

    OK - so this is what I did. I'm not saying it will work for you but if nothing else has, it's worth a try.

    Naturally, first run usual scans for viruses, malware, rootkits etc. Assuming all clear. Run sfc /scannow in the usual elevated command prompt. You may well find that some core Windows files have been corrupted during the BSOD events. With luck sfc will fix them. If not you'll probably have to go to DISM repair methods.

    Before you start, you'll need DDU uninstaller (Guru3D.com) or something similar (or try uninstalling via MS normal method before Safe Mode method below, if you don't like using special uninstallers), a downloaded copy of the nVidia drivers and put them on the desktop temporarily.

    OK - here's what worked (fingers crossed, is still working) for me.
    1. Boot into Safe Mode. I choose to reboot into Safe Mode only (no networking).
    2. Run DDU as admin. Choose Clean & Reboot. It runs quickly and will only take 30 seconds to finish.
    3. Don't reset default Windows behaviour. (It's an option button in DDU)
    4. Reboot into Windows (obviously you'll have a default screen res temporarily)
    5. Reboot again into Safe Mode
    6. Install nVidia driver in Safe Mode. I chose Custom Install and Clean Installation
    7. You can't install all modules this way but the main ones get installed.
    8. Reboot
    9. You may have to rearrange your desktop
    10. Cross you fingers and go about your day(s) enjoying Windows 10

    If you want GeForce Experience and other modules of the nVidia package, then be carefull. Certainly, currently, GeForce Experience (which I've installed separately) is advising an update to graphic drivers 341.81, once again I'd say DON'T DO IT at least not until there's more evidence that it fixes problems, not creates them!

    Hope this helps somebody.
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  3.    26 Aug 2015 #3
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

    Posted exactly the same Problem a few hours ago..
    The only difference to what i tried is point 6
    didn´t install the Nvidia driver in safe mode.. thought that isn´t possible in safe mode?
    I tried the 341,44, 341,74 and 341,81...

    and my system always crash latest 5-10 Minutes after start.. anyway it is used or ´standby´.
    Last edited by Nozmint; 26 Aug 2015 at 05:08.
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4

    Have you tried uninstalling that driver and downloading the latest 355.60 version?

    Uninstall the driver
    Reboot
    Run ccleaner file scanner and registry scanner (make sure you go through ccleaner's options before hand)
    Reboot again
    Install 355..60 driver.
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

    The latest driver for my card is the 341,81.. it is an older 9600GSO fatality
    So the driver u told isn´t compatible for me.

    All the other steps i tried yet.. without the driver install in safe mode if possible.
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  6.    23 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2017
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    Windows 10

    Just thought I would throw my 2cents. I also have a P5N-D Mobo and was having the same issue. After a lot of troubleshooting, this is the long story short. I uninstall the GeForce experience and stuck with the latest drivers. How I solved my issue was to uninstall all NVidia video drivers and shut down my computer. I went into the bios and disabled the onboard (Nvidia) LAN. I started my computer. I installed the latest driver only. Then shut my computer down. I started it back up and went into the bios and re-enabled onboard LAN. Its been working for 3 days with no crashes! I am assuming the GeForce experience does something with the NVidia lan drivers also. Why that would cause nvlddmkm.sys to timeout on restart is beyond me. And just to make sure, I even managed to duplicate the problem and solution. Not only on my PC, but a frends PC as well as he too has a Asus P5N-D. Good Luck!
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