I am using Windows Vista with an NVidia GeForce 7950GT graphics card. When I switch the pc on a whole host of dotted, coloured lines appear on the screen and then I get the blue screen of death which then restarts the pc and the whole rigmarole goes on! I get a 'solution' from Microsoft suggesting that the problem is with the graphics card and I should update the driver. I have done this but the problem is still occurring. I have also done a system restore which has also made no difference.
I managed to look at the error message. It said that an attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout failed and to check any new hardware or software was properly installed. I haven't installed anything so this can't be the problem. The technical details are as follows:
STOP: 0x00000116 (0x8FF8F510, 0x8C2E4326, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)
nv1ddmkm.sys - Address 8C2E4326 base at 8C206000, Datestamp 4c379162
Does this make any sense?
I had some advice which was found on the Wiki-errors website as follows:
Novice Computer User Solution (completely automated):
1) Download (0x00000116) repair utility.
2) Install program and click Scan button.
3) Click the Fix Errors button when scan is completed.
4) Restart your computer.
I install the program and scan my computer and it came up with over 2000 errors. I clicked on Fix Errors but it needed a licence key but when I clicked on the button to obtain this, nothing happened so I can't go any further with this.
I hope you will be able to help me as I'm running out of patience!
I look forward to hearing from you soon.