The latest Nvidia 158 driver goes through the process of eliminating older
versions. However, that is NOT the only problem and will NOT fix your system
Various websites and a potential law suit talk about the problem of using the
8800 Series with Vista. When running DreamScene, DirectX 10.0 demos, and
video DVD's, a message pops up saying that Nvlddmkm.dll or nvlddmkm.sys has
lost connectivity and has been recovered. In some cases the computer has to
be rebooted and the offending programs not run again. In some cases, there
is a BSOD or other error messages.
Many solutions, including driver updates and elimination of older versions
of the drivers have been suggested. None of them work.
Well, for me the problem appears fixed; I simply turned off UAC!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everything has been running fine for an hour, which is a record.
My setup is as follows:
* Hardware and software firewall, antispyware, and anti virus software
* Asus Striker Extreme
* PNY 8800 GTX -- Driver version 18.104.22.16818 (158.15)
* 2 GB Corsair Dominator memory
* OC the CPU to 3.00 MHz
* Two Raptor RAID 0 drives
* External RAID 5 backup
* Creative X-Fi gamer
I really hope that this post helps people.
> When i try to delete the nvlddmkm.sys file or replace it with your
> instructions bellow - the system gives me this text when i reboot and
> windows is about to start (regardless of safe mode or not)
> "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected
> error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows click ok
> to restart"
> any help?
> Dwain;2628715 Wrote:
> > I have found and fixed the problem today. This is what appears to
> > happen.
> > during the installation of the most current drivers 100.65 Vista, an
> > OLD file
> > nvlddmkm.sys is copied into windows/system32/drivers and not the
> > current one
> > in the install. As a result the new drivers are attempting to access a
> > file
> > dated 11/2006 instead of 2/2007 ver 7.15.11.0065 which is in the newest
> > WHQL
> > driver ver 100.65 vista 32.
> > Fix: Go to windows/system32/drivers and rename nvlddmkm.sys to
> > nvlddmkm.sys.old. Go to the nvidia directory and find the file
> > nvlddmkm.sy_
> > and copy it to windows/system32. Using the cmd window (DOS box) type
> > EXPAND.EXE nvlddmkm.sy_ nvlddmkm.sys. When the expansion is complete,
> > copy
> > the new nvlddmkm.sys to windows/system32/drivers and restart the
> > computer.
> > Your computer should now work properly.
> > You will notice that any uninstall and reinstall of nvidia drivers will
> > not
> > remove the old nvlddmkm.sys file and will not overwrite it with the
> > newer
> > version. You have to do it manually. I do not know why this happens
> > but who
> > cares as long it is fixed.
> > Good luck...
> > "Hohen" wrote:
> > > I have the same problem when I install vista, but there thi problem
> > also windows xp and the bug ar localized on "CPU to AGP" driver. I need
> > to install VIAGART file driver contained in VIA-Hyperion package....
> > maybe run under Vista. ;-)
> > >
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> > >
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