Check out my previous article on the nVidia / Windows Vista nvlddmkm driver problems: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered – nvlddmkm nVidia Driver
I have been looking everywhere for a solution to the nvlddmkm driver issue with Windows Vista and nVidia GeForce video cards. Every site I have come across fails to provide any concrete answers, but I just noticed that nVidia has a new version of the driver available on their site (newer than the version I have installed). The most recent version of the ForceWare drivers can be downloaded from nVidia here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.html I recently installed these drivers and as of right now, everything seems to be working fine… knock on wood. I’ll update this post with the success (or failure of these drivers) but as of right now, everything appears to be stable.
These are the Windows Vista 32-bit drivers. Specs as follows:
ForceWare Release 100
Release Date: February 20, 2007
Be sure to follow the nVidia suggested installation tips:
- “Download Accelerator” utilities should be disabled when downloading any drivers.
- Do not run virus protection software in the background while installing the drivers. This prevents the driver from configuring itself properly.
- Before installing new drivers make sure you uninstall all NVIDIA display drivers from the Windows Control Panel. Browse to the Start Menu > Windows Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and search for “NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers” or “NVIDIA Display Drivers” and select remove.
Additional Nvidia nvlddmkm.sys driver information can be found here.