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Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 186.81 stopped responding and has successfully recovered

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"Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 186.81 stopped responding and has successfully recovered."  I keep getting this message since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, it is only slightly different than the error message I got with Vista, please help!
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Mike Hall... always replied on
If you have a desktop machine, get the latest drivers from here..

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

If you have a laptop, contact the laptop manufacturer as they are responsible for the proprietory drivers that you will need..
Mike Hall MVP - Windows Desktop Experience http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
Windows 10 Pro - Start10 - part of a local network which is a '3rd party optimizer-free' zone..
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Mamoza replied on

Ok guys, i fixed the problem... patched it at least...

I had the same problem (different model same story... as everyone else) Nvidia and Windows 7 64 (read some problems with 32 too) don't get along too well.... i tried all solutions i found over the web, nothing worked..

Here is how i fixed it,  i desactivated all windows visual goodies & stuff...

Right click on my computer, go to property, then in left margin select: advanced system settings, third tab, called "Advanced" First option :  Performance click on "settings", select "adjust for performance" that will uncheck everything, then you can keep the 3th and 4th from the end checked (smooth edges on screen fonts & smooth-scroll list box, if you want the webpages text to look the way they should..  quite essential to keep the font thing..)

my system became stable after that, no more video card crash, no more Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (whichever i tried) stopped responding and has successfully recovered

VERY STABLE, and very simple...  looks like win98 but functionnality are fully there... (without even mentionning how much faster this thing boots... )

When you see it's working well & stable, add options, one at a time... (i would recommand the useful options you miss, not the estetic that looked good) i added "show thumbnails instead of icons" and it's still stable... that way, if it become unstable or start over again, you know wich one to uncheck...

it works for now, and let's hope Nvidia will release new drivers that actually works soon,...

hope this post will help other poor customers of Nvidia to stop those frustrating msgs... i figured i seen so many posts with that problems it was worth to post actually worked...

have a good day all...

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