Ripara Video_TDR_Failure (nvlddmkm.sys) in Windows 10 [Solved]

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Windows 10 users running Nvidia graphics cards have started complaining of a blue screen of death with Video_TDR_Failure (nvlddmkm.sys) error. If you are also one of the users experiencing the same problem, here are some solutions to try:

Clean installation of the Nvidia graphics driver

Update Nvidia graphics drivers

Check if any drivers or programs are in conflict

Run chkdsk and memtest

What is this error about?


Video_TDR_Failure occurs when too many screen related errors occur and the computer eventually displays a blue screen of death. the Time is over, Detection Y Recovery are components of the window and represent TDR. Whenever there is a long delay, these components help to stop BSOD is done by restarting the GPU or controller.


Clean installation of Nvidia graphics drivers

1 - Press the Windows button and S together, then type Control Panel. Click on it.

2 - Choose Program and features.

3 - Select the file NVIDIA display driver for Windows from the program list.

4 - Click on the file Uninstall the changes button.

5 - Confirm want to uninstall.

Restart the computer when prompted.

Press the Win key and R together to open the file run menu and then type devmgmt.msc then hit enter.

6 - Open the file action tab and press Check for hardware changes.


8 - The new drivers will be installed automatically. Restart the computer once after installation.


Update Nvidia Graphic Designer

If the previous step does not solve your problem, it is very likely that you have installed the wrong version of your drivers and you should consider updating one time. To update your driver, simply visit Nvidia's official website, find your graphics card page, and download the latest drivers based on your Windows version. You can also download Nvidia Geforce Experience to automatically find and download the necessary drivers.

Check if your programs or drivers are in conflict

If you install new drivers on your system, now is the time to do it uninstall once to make sure they aren't contradictory with one of your controllers. They could be the reason you are landing on the BSOD error.


Many users have reported their file Conflict with the webcam With graphics drivers, consider uninstalling webcam drivers once to check if the solution works for you.

Run chkdsk and memtest

The main reason for Blue Screen of Death errors is defective RAM or hard drive. A Windows user can run some diagnostic tests to confirm that they are not the cause of this problem.

Run chkdsk

1 - Open Symbol of the system with elevated permissions by right-clicking the Windows logo in the lower left corner of the screen and clicking Command Prompt (Admin).


2 - A message of elevated permissions will appear, press Yup.

3 – Type chkdsk /fc: in the newly opened window. (Assuming your copy of Windows is installed in directory C).

4 – Type Y and reboot your system to get started chkdsk, Wait for it to finish

Run Memtest

This error is used to diagnose problems with the RAM.

1 - Press the Windows key and S together and type Windows memory Diagnostic. Click on the application.

2 - You can start a file restart now to check your system or your computer will be scanned on next reboot, select your option and press Enterokay.

3 - You will be directed to a page where you can check the progress. If you RAM pass this test is unlikely which is the reason for this error.

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