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abesty
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NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

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Hello,

 

When browsing the internet using Firefox, the graphics keep crashing, with black screen then message "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, version 261.32 stopped responding and has successfully recovered". [attached screen shot]

 

Is there any way to fix it so it stops happening?

 

My computer is Toshbia Satellite A660.

 

I'd be very appreciative of any help.

 

Thank you.

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alexuw
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Re: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

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I had that problem when I used Firefox [I use Chrome now].  It seemed to be related to the "use hardware acceleration" option.  

 

Turning that setting off may help you.

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abesty
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Re: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

I looked here (http://www.pixelmetrics.com/Tips/VidBlank/GlobalAcceleration.php) for how to do that [I use Windows 7], but the change settings option under trouble shoot is greyed out and I cannot select it.

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alexuw
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Re: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

It's a setting within firefox.

 

I found a generic image on the "internets" that may be helpful:

 

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QOSMIO - x505 q8102X
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abesty
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Re: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

Thanks, I unticked that setting in Firefox.

 

Do you know anything else I could try if the problem continues?

 

Thanks.

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alexuw
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Re: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver keeps crashing

Wish I did.  Hopefully the above solution works, or at least causes the problem to occur less often.

 

Good luck

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