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11-09-2009 01:58 PM
got a pavillion dv6500 with an nvidia geforce 8400M GS. been using it for over 2 years mainly for games and watching movies on a LCD TV via HDMI.
on november 4th i found the notebook restarted (most probably due to the automatic windows updates) and everything seemed to run fine just as usual, up to the point where i tried to watch a movie from the computer on the TV. the screen blinked black a few times and i received the message "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding, but has succesfully recovered."
A few BSODs later and after going through numerous advices on how to fix the issue i first tried removing the windows updates from the day before, install latest drivers from nvidia, from HP, specific driver-versions that are supposed to help solve the issue. This options not being of any help i simply decided to return the notebook to factory state when it comes to software and hoped that a freshly installed Vista would make me and my notebook happy. To my surprise the problem kept on occuring even after this.
Basically the nvlddmkm error occurs anytime i run anything that requires higher graphics - movies... games... even youtube on bad day...
This all leads me to the conclusion that the problem is not software/driver related. It seems some part of my graphic card just got damaged... either cause it was "its time" already... or due to some silly vista updates the notebook installed...
if anyone has any suggestions or ideas on how this situation could be solved please post them here.
thank you in advance
11-10-2009 07:10 PM