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Display Driver stopped responding & sometimes BSOD

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Display Driver stopped responding & sometimes BSOD


    One week ago I started getting BSODs and "Display Driver stopped responding" messages on a daily basis whenever I try to play a video game... Well I just went on using Google Chrome and got another display driver stopped responding message, so maybe it's not just happening when I try to play games.

    The Windows 8 reliability history tells me that the first time I encountered a Video hardware error was about 12 days ago. No errors before, the system was rock solid.

    Since then I am getting those messages and BSODs (including self-initiated restart) on a daily basis.

    Now, I thought it might be a driver issue rather than a hardware failure (the system was checked by a repair company 4 weeks ago, they told me MB,CPU,RAM and power supply and GPU are all fine, however one of the harddrives was dying so I replaced it and since then the pc was running rock solid.

    According to the reliability history I installed two device drivers the day before the first BSOD occured.

    1. USB Audio Device. To be exact it was a Blue Yeti Pro Condenser Mic, which wasn't working. So I uninstalled the driver within the device manager, however I fear there might be some traces left.

    2. WPD FileSystem Volume Driver, I don't know what that is, but I could imagine this happened when I plugged in an old USB stick of mine.

    As you might be able to tell I am rather clueless about what's going on and I appreciate your help!

    Thank you for your time,

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    You've done well in describing the problem and that will help us in figuring this out.
    There is only 1 memory dump in the uploaded attachments. If you're using a disk cleaner (such a CCleaner), please stop while we're troubleshooting.

    Your BIOS dates from 2010. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

    C: drive only has about 10% free space. Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)

    If you're overclocking, please stop the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume the overclock once the system has been stabilized.

    SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:
    1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
    2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.
    All the BSOD's mentioned in the WER section of MSINFO32 blame your video drivers.
    A lot of these errors won't generate actual Blue Screens or memory dumps if the video driver is able to recover from the crash on it's own.
    Try these troubleshooting steps: Video TDR Timeout - 0x116 + 0x117 - Sysnative Forums

    Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

    rrnetcap.sys Thu Feb 18 09:18:44 2010 (4B7D4C44)
    RadioRip Intermediate Filter Driver from RapidSolution Software AG
    rrnetcap.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

    Tpkd.sys Wed Nov 3 21:35:05 2010 (4CD20DC9)
    PACE Anti-Piracy InterLok software

    Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
    Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters

    If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics. Let us know the results and we can move on from there.

    The following is for informational purposes only.
    **************************Sun Jun 16 08:33:02.497 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Owner\SysnativeBSODApps\061613-15687-01.dmp]
    Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (12 procs) Free x64
    Built by: 9200.16581.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130410-1505
    System Uptime:2 days 4:29:31.296
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
    Probably caused by :nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3ad0 )
    BugCheck 133, {0, 501, 500, 0}
    BugCheck Info: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)
    Arg1: 0000000000000000, A single DPC or ISR exceeded its time allotment. The offending
        component can usually be identified with a stack trace.
    Arg2: 0000000000000501, The DPC time count (in ticks).
    Arg3: 0000000000000500, The DPC time allotment (in ticks).
    Arg4: 0000000000000000
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x133
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x133_DPC_nvlddmkm+c3ad0
    CPUID:        "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           W3680  @ 3.33GHz"
    MaxSpeed:     3330
    CurrentSpeed: 3373
      BIOS Version                  FC
      BIOS Release Date             12/23/2010
      Manufacturer                  Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
      Product Name                  X58A-UD5
    3rd Party Drivers:
    The following is for information purposes only.
    Any drivers in red should be updated or removed from your system. And should have been discussed in the body of my post.
    **************************Sun Jun 16 08:33:02.497 2013 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
    rrnetcap.sys                Thu Feb 18 09:18:44 2010 (4B7D4C44)
    Tpkd.sys                    Wed Nov  3 21:35:05 2010 (4CD20DC9)
    Rt630x64.sys                Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
    PxHlpa64.sys                Tue Apr 24 13:26:29 2012 (4F96E245)
    GEARAspiWDM.sys             Thu May  3 15:56:17 2012 (4FA2E2E1)
    intelppm.sys                Mon Nov  5 22:55:02 2012 (50988A16)
    nvhda64v.sys                Mon Feb 25 00:27:35 2013 (512AF647)
    nvlddmkm.sys                Sun May 12 15:09:45 2013 (518FE8F9)
    rrnetcap.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Thank you very much for your help! I really appreciate your work in analyzing and fixing my issue.

    I will make sure to update the SSD firmware and the drivers you mentioned.

    For now I believe I fixed it. I haven't had any issues playing Crysis 3 for the last 5 hours. No "Display Driver stopped working" messages or BSODs.

    I know the Memory Dump and the reliability history was blaming my GPU, but for some reason I didn't believe that... I mean, I could be in luck and play for a few hours before the BSOD or the recovery message would pop up.

    I decided to ran a few tests and copied Crysis 3 from my SATA HDD to my SSD, the result was faster loading times (of course) and no BSODs. I ran a few diagnostics for the SATA HDD and was told everything would be fine. Well as I ran out of space I decided to replace it with a new SATA HDD. The result is, no BSODs no freezing and all my games run in full hd flawlessly.

    I don't know what's going on with the HDD and I don't know why the diagnostic tools and windows itself didn't notice that the HDD is dying but well, as I see it, replacing the HDD fixed my issue.

    I will continue to test the system for a few more days and if everything works out fine I will mark this thread as solved.

    Thanks everyone for your help! I really appreciate it!
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  4. #4

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    It doesn't happen often, but sometimes the diagnostics just don't find the problem.
    So at times the only true test is replacing the part with another part that is known to be good.

    Thanks for letting us know!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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