Everyone is denying responsibility - Dell - Nvidia - Best Buy. Only common element in all the postings is Vista 64 and Nvidia or ATI drivers having issues with drivers. I've run the Vista 64 for nearly a year and not one error and now I have this one
and can't get rid of it.
Everyone has some temporary solution that doesn't work. I'm not touching the clock speed and power source is 550w only 450w is required for 9800 GT. I am fine when not using graphics card but once I switch back to the graphics card the computer will crash
just by going into control panel > Device Manager.
I pulled the wireless card to reduce power usage and got a few more seconds before it would crash, other than that nothing has changed on the system with the exception of Windows updates. I tried to go back to an earlier version of hotfixes but the problem
didn't go away. I've done clean driver removal and reinstall...nothing. I've deleted the nvlddmkm.sys and expanded the nvlddmkm.sy_ to replace it and still no help. I even uninstalled the hotfix others suggested and that did nothing.
If I were to make a guess which seems to be the only common thing with this problem then I would have to guess that Vista is not handling the graphics drivers properly and causing the error code.
I knew I should have stayed with XP but it might be time to go back to the Mac.
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If the system came with the Nvidia card it is Dell's primary responsibility especially if the system is still under
warranty. BTW do not assume that Mac's do not have similar, and possibly even more frequent, issues.
Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.
Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup
Start - type in Search box - COMMAND find at top of list - RIGHT CLICK - RUN AS ADMIN
Have you updated your display/video or other major drivers latetly - check in Control Panel - Windows Updates to
see if a driver has been loaded there. Use the generic troubleshooter below and when you get to the driver section
use the methods in the next message and then return to the troubleshooter as needed.
Also check with System Maker and Nvidia's Support as there could be known issues - also check in their forums.
BCCodeL: 116 0x00000116
The VIDEO_TDR_ ERROR bug check has a value of 0x00000116. This indicates that an attempt to reset the display
driver and recover from a timeout failed.
Here are some methods to possibly fix the blue screen issue. If you could give the Blue Screen info that would
help. Such as the BCC and the other 4 entries on the lower left. And any other error information such as STOP
codes and info such as IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and similar messages.