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BSOD After Installing NVIDIA Drivers

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Win8.1


    I'm just seeing your other comment. I have done the clean install several times as well. I used DDU to clean out of drivers as well as manually remove them in the "uninstall a program" application. I also have tried to install them manually as well, even the first time when I first encountered the issue.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 8
    Win8.1


    Neither worked. I also tried setting the display service to manual but it still crashes.

    Does anyone know what the code means?
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  3. #13



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    The meaning of this error
    A driver overran a stack-based buffer (or local variable) in a way that would have overwritten the function's return address and jumped back to an arbitrary address when the function returned.
    This is the classic "buffer overrun" hacking attack. The system has been brought down to prevent a malicious user from gaining complete control of it.

    Please run Furmark, just to make sure its not the gpu.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Win8.1


    I was expecting a more layman's term definition, but I can't blame you, there's a lot of different errors to know for that purpose...

    Anyway, great news. It was the GPU. I took it in to Micro Center and the people at the knowledge center looked at it for free. The tried a old geforce card in it and saw that when they forced the BIOS to generate graphics through the PCIe slot, it would do so with no problems. The other GPU would not (as a rookie builder, I thought I had done something wrong and this was the default behavior). We ended up buying an MSI GTX970 and downloading the appropriate drivers in-store. It was a slow connection so we left to get some lunch, came back and the technician told me it installed and reset with zero problems. So my first rig has been upgraded (by my very proud and generous father, haha) and the BSOD problem is solved.

    Anyone else having similar issues with their GPU should take it to a technician. Micro Center is the only good chain I know (do NOT try GeekSquad), and they didn't even charge us for it. It seems like most of these issues are caused by a bad or dying GPU. It's worth at least asking them to test another one in your machine.

    Thanks everyone!
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  5. #15



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Its the best and easiest definition I could come up with.
    I didn't research it to the bottom, but if you want to know it better you could research it to the bottom

    Glad the problem is solved
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