I am in the grip of a techno nightmare, the stuff of man-made purgatory.
My main computer, the big one, which was giving me so many problems, which I had thought I had repaired, threw a nutty again yesterday in the midst of my writing a column.
I got it going again with the radical choice of a complete system restore only to have it wig out once more with the same problem.
This morning I was up early and finally got the file off the box and moved to a USB drive so I could complete it on my laptop.
And so I am sitting here, preparing to slit my wrists right after I put down the sledge hammer.
I need help to resolved this problem with the video card driver, a problem lots of people seem to have with
nvlddmkm.sys delenda est.
I have googled and searched and even tried some of the solutions suggested.
However, there are so many putative "fixes" which seem not effectively to resolve the problem that it is hard to know what to do next.
Anyone who mentions "get a Mac" will be eternally banned from the blog.
I am considering options.
First, I am guessing that replacing the card with a card that has nothing whatsoever to do with Nvidia might do the trick. I would need something with a dual digital output.
Second, do any of you have any experience with this problem, understand what I am talking about, and know what to do? I could use your experienced help.
Folks, I am not exactly a newbie… so let’s try to avoid suggestions about spyware, etc.
The OS is Vista Ultimate. The card is an NVidia Geforce 8800. The driver causing the problem is the hated nvlddmkm.sys. This time, after the screen freaks out, I have gotten the message "Display Driver nvlddmkm stopped responding, has successfully recovered". It would happen a few more times, quickly, and then either BSD with the hated driver indicated or simply reboot.
Right now it managed to boot up in safe mode with networking, which is how things stand at the moment.
If any of you truly understand what is going on and know what to do, I would be happy to give you a call if you have time.