08-14-2011, 02:55 PM
Join Date: May 2009
I've been having "Nvidia windows kernal mode driver version XXX.XX" has crashed but recovered errors for the past 3 weeks. At first this only meant artifacts while watching videos, but later progressed to many BSODs (0x116 errors). I even began getting artifacts in the motherboard BIOS. I rolled the nvidia drivers back to an earlier version, but the problem still persisted.
I thought maybe my video card was busted (XFX Geforce 9800 GT) because I was getting artifacts in the BIOS. So I replaced with a Geforce 9600 GT. This also didn't solve the problem.
Lately I've been getting the driver crashes with very little BSODs, although they still occur occasionally. I'm avoiding graphic intensive activities like playing games, because I'm certain I'll get more BSODs.
Since 2 days ago, windows has been freezing at the starting windows Logo. I have left it there for above 10-15 minutes, and it still remained frozen. If I keep restarting my computer, sometimes I'll get the BSOD, and if i'm lucky, able to start windows.
Throughout all of this, I've always been able to boot up the computer in safe mode. Running Memtest for hours didn't show any errors.
OS: Windows 7 x64 ultimate
- Original OS installed on computer, retail version.
Age: My computer is about 1 year old
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core 2.20 GHz
Video: Geforce 9600 GT
Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum
PSU: Ultra LSP550 550W (12V rail = 30A)
Computer was custom built, no manufacturer.
I apologize for the extremely long post, and thank you for any assistance in resolving this extremely frustrating problem.