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nvlddmkm.sys BSOD

May 26, 2014

DLL ToolDLL TOOL downloads nvlddmkm.sys and repair nvlddmkm.sys blue screen of death BSOD problems for Microsoft Windows PCs.

About nvlddmkm.sys

The nvlddmkm.sys file belongs to the Nvidia® graphic card's display driver, and it is usually found in C:\windows\system32\drivers. It is certain that nvlddmkm.sys is a legitimate file and works for you when playing the game or enjoying movies.

The process nvlddmkm.sys has several different names with different versions, such as version 191.07, 186.2 for NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver; version 158.18, 169.28 for NVIDIA Compatible Windows Vista Kernel Mode Driver; version 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 100.65, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 98.12 for NVIDIA Compatible Windows.

Nvlddmkm.sys is not an essential part of Windows but often cause problems in process of frequent application in games. This driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel, or you use third party software to disable it. This file cannot be shown by the Task Manager because it has no visible window. There is no detailed description on how to use it. Nvlddmkm.sys is a compressed file and its security rating is not very high.

As Nvlddmkm.sys is often used for playing game or displaying graphic pictures, it becomes the favorite target for some malware. It you find that Nvlddmkm.sys is not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, you have to make sure that you should check the nvlddmkm.sys process on your PC has not been infected in one way or another. We recommend DLL TOOL for verifying your computer's security.

Typical nvlddmkm.sys errors

If nvlddmkm.sys errors are found on your computer, a corrupt driver could be the culprit of the issue you are having. This error occurs on systems containing the Nvidia graphics card. There will be error messages displayed for you to take further steps. Typically you may have the following:

  1. Nvlddmkm.sys causes BSOD.
  2. Error message display driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and has recovered.
  3. Nvlddmkm NVIDIA crashes, multiple registry entries for Nvidia.
  4. Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered after sleep and then Blue Screen.
  5. Cannot install Nvidia driver error nvlddmkm.sys.
  6. Unxpecteed_kernel_mode_trap (nvlddmkm.sys)
  7. NVidia driver error 0x141_Tdr:6_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys while playing Skyrim.

One thing should be noted that the nvlddmkm.sys error can be seen in all possible conditions. It can occur during install, after install; your operating system can be normal for weeks, then BSOD with this error appears from nowhere; it can happen in the process of starting a program or a service; and it can happen when playing games or watching online videos. It happens on all types of graphic cards, and the ones built in with your motherboard.

What are causes of nvlddmkm.sys errors?

The nvlddmkm.sys error is mainly caused by outdated or corrupted drivers. You can fix this error and restore your Windows in several steps.

There is a program called Timeout Detection and Recovery. This program controls your graphics card not to respond during a low frame rate. But we have to go further analyzing what is exactly the issue with your computer. This error is just an indication that there is something wrong with your graphics card. It could be your power supply, ram, temperature, or just the card in general. At this moment, your monitor goes black for a few seconds, and comes back, with the popup from the intro picture. If you have only gotten it one time, just ignore it, but if you get it again, you should try the following solutions.

There's usually a single source to these crashes - incorrect/outdated/damaged driver(s). In high probability that is your Nvidia® graphic card's display driver, however, it might also be another driver or drivers, such as your motherboard driver as one example.

If you play a game or you play a movie, your graphic settings will be changed by Windows operating system. This will cause the problem with nvlddmkm.sys driver. Actually, the problem does not correlate to hardware failures or something similar, it's just a software problem and can be determined by DLL TOOL, which is powerful dll error detector.

If drivers like nvlddmkm.sys is corrupted due to improper uninstall and reinstall of the related program or files, the nvlddmkm.sys error will occur.

There's a file called -AUMAGIC that has associated itself with NVLDDMKM.SYS in the setupapi.log that changes directories often. It can be found by reviewing the firewall logs. That is very suspect. No files found by that name. If you find it in registry as an Explorer toolbar, it is likely adware. Deleting it causes problems with AutoUpdate.

This malware hangs up internet connection. It imitates nvlddmkm.sys and camouflage itself as NVLDDMKM.SYS, so most of the antivirus and removal spyware can't detect them. If you have turned off auto update and the NVLDDMKM.SYS is running, you are infected. There is a file wuaclt.exe created in a USB drive and also on other drivers and there is an autorun file as well. This application hides all your folders in the root dir and creates new files .exe using the folders' names.

Solutions to fixing nvlddmkm.sys errors

On the basis of information on the source of the problem, we need to be more accurate which means that we need to know exactly which driver or drivers are causing a crashing Windows. Now, try to run DLL TOOL check those drivers for the root cause, you'll need to replace them with their most updated and most compatible versions that fit your exact hardware device model – whether that be your graphic card, motherboard, etc.

The fastest and most reliable way is to download the dll error fixer and driver scanner DLL TOOL, then let it scan your Windows system. It will detect all your hardware devices as well as all installed drivers. The scan result will reveal all your incompatible/damaged drivers. Let it replace all those drivers for you. Restart Windows to see the effect for sure.

Coming next is to remove virus/Trojan infection. It can be done by the enhanced feature of DLL TOOL, that is to deal with malware smartly by recovering the inflicted entries. After that, run a full scan of DLL TOOL to clean up the registry.