After installing the WP8.0 SDK the display driver kept crashing and I kept getting various BSODs related to the video card. The most frequent one was VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE in nvlddmkm.sys. This was completely unrelated to development work - for what's it worth, it never happened while debugging.
I was running nVidia's latest drivers (306.97) and I tried reinstalling that and other versions. I even tried the beta versions, but that didn't help.
The only thing that helped was disabling virtualization in BIOS, but this killed Hyper-V and the emulators. The motherboard is an Asrock 970 Extreme3 and the processor is an AMD FX-4100 w/ 8GB RAM - did anybody encounter any similar issues?
- Edited by Bogdan Grigorescu Sunday, December 09, 2012 1:33 AM
The nvidia driver's cause frequent video driver related bsods on my machine.
I still haven't kept windows 8 installed due to this.
I don't use hyper-v but I do have virtualization enabled in my bios.
nvidia gts 450 - evga -
any nvidia driver version, the microsoft supplied driver never crashed.
i'm having the exact same issue. I'm using the same drivers, and I've tried other drivers as well. It also helped when I disabled virtualiation in BIOS, but the graphics drivers still fail very often without BSOD but cause a full lock up instead. No idea how to fix it other than now running the emulators. :(
Everytime I try to install the update "NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450" from my Windows 8 Action Center, my pc crashes and a video_tdr_failure BSOD appears. My pc then proceeds to restart about 2 times, each time displaying the BSOD before restarting a final time and giving me the option to do a system restore. Have no idea to fix this problem though...