If you are a Windows 10 user, you might have probably faced the nvlddmkm.sys error or VIDEO TDR FAILURE (nvlddmkm.sys) error.
The nvlddmkm.sys occurs as because of malfunctioning of your Nvidia Graphic Card.
So, if you’re searching for ways to fix this issue then, believe me, I am going to tell you some of the important steps to fix this issue.
So without further ado, let’s begin
How to fix the nvlddmkm.sys error?
Method 1: Update your Graphics Card Driver
The first method I would like to suggest you to fix this issue is updating your Graphics Card Driver.
Updating your Graphics Card Driver is quite easy.
The only thing you have to do is follow the steps below.
1. Right-click on your Windows icon and click on the Device Manager.
2. Expand the Display Adapters.
3. Right-click on the Graphic Driver Software and click Update Driver Software.
4. Click Search Automatically For Updated Driver Software and it will automatically check for your outdated driver and update it as well.
5. After updating your Graphics Card Driver, make sure you Restart your computer.
If after updating your Graphics Card Driver the issue still persists, then check the other methods below.
Method 2: Roll back the Driver
The second method I would suggest you to fix the nvlddmkm.sys issue is rolling back the Graphic Card Driver to its previous version.
It’s quite easy and simple.
Follow the steps below.
1. Right-click on the Windows icon and click on the Device Manager.
2. Expand the Display Adapters and right-click on your Graphic Card Driver Software and click Properties.
3. Open the Properties Window and go to the Driver Tab.
4. Click Roll Back Driver and Click Yes to confirm.
5. Restart your computer and check whether the nvlddmkm.sys error is solved or not.
Method 3: Reinstall your Graphics Card
The third method to fix the nvlddmkm.sys issue is reinstalling your Graphic Card.
To apply this method,
1. Right-click on the Windows icon and click Device Manager.
2. After opening the Device Manager Window, expand the Display Adapters, right-click on the Graphic Card and click Uninstall followed by click Ok to confirm.
3. After you are done with uninstalling, install it again.
4. Restart your computer and check whether nvlddmkm.sys error is solved or not.
If not check the other methods below.
Method 4: Rename the nvlddmkm.sys file
The fourth method to fix the nvlddmkm.sys error is renaming the nvlddmkm.sys files.
To rename it,
1. Type system32Drivers on your local C drive and locate for the nvlddmkm.sys file.
2. Rename the file to nvlddmkm.sys.old
3. Go to the Nvidia folder and copy the nvlddmkm.sy file and paste it on your desktop directory.
4. After this right-click on your Windows icon and click Command Prompt (Admin).
5. Type expand.exe nvlddmkm.sy_nvlddmkm.sys and press the Enter button.
6. Go to C drive again and copy the newly created nvlddmkm.sys file and paste it on your C: system32drivers folder.
7. Restart your computer.
Method 5: Update your OS
If after applying all the above methods the issue still persists then you need to follow the last method to fix the nvlddmkm.sys error.
Updating your Windows Operating System is quite easy.
The only thing you have to do is,
1. Press Windows key+I which will open the settings Window.
2. After opening the Window, click Update and Recovery.
3. Click Check for Updates and it will automatically update your operating system.
I hope updating your Windows Operating System will definitely help you to fix this issue.
The nvlddmkm.sys error is one of weirdest error people encounter and I hope the above methods will definitely help you to fix this issue.
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