SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (nviddmkm.sys) Blue Screen on Windows 10

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Anand, I had that issue twice when installing an NVIDIA driver update (before completing the update process). As it was clear to me what was causing the blue screen I decided not to install the update for some time. Then, after a week or so I did the install again and it worked well. I suppose NVIDIA became aware of the problem and fixed it.

  2. Thanks for this bit of information, Paulo. Maybe Nvidia has fixed this. This tutorial will however apply to any driver/system file which is mentioned in the Blue Screen message.

  3. Rodd McNally

    i`m having this issue but it is actually preventing me from getting into Windows to be able to rectify the situation, it just keeps having the error and restarting to repeat the process
    Any help would be appreciated

  4. Lisa

    I’m having the exact same problem! Anyone knows how to fix this?

  5. psiclops

    if you can get to command prompt try replaci the file in question from the cd/install media (if you dont have try to download it on another pc?)

  6. Dan Hayxon

    Mine didn’t show what file caused

  7. Zap

    No, there’s still the issue as today.

  8. I had to install the Windows Driver Kit to find out that the problem was not this file itself -_- it’s due to the excessive memory leaks caused from a driver. if you have a Killer Network suite software i please you to uninstall it you will be kindly rewarded from all that sorts of BSOD caused by it.

  9. Felicia Marie.

    Mine is stuck in the loop it has been doing it all day and everything I look online nothing works cause it keeps crashing and rebooting and nothing

  10. Milena

    I’m having this issue while trying to install Windows 10. I formatted my drive so I dont have an OS and whenever I try to install this error comes up. Any ideas? Thank you!

  11. Sabo

    Hi, I used to have several problemas with this message ”

    System_Thread_Exception_Not_Handled” (nothing else, no names of files at all). The only option was to reset my laptop and so I did. Now it is alright except for today, when I saw again this message. The difference, this time, is that it took only a few seconds for my laptop to colelct the info and restart. What would you suggest me please? Cheers

  12. Kassie Crous

    Anand, I got exactly the same blue screen message as you… I checked my display adapters (Nvidia GeForce GT 730) and then checked for updates… It says I am up to date… What now _ Im not that up to date with technology but can find my way around a computer with some help

  13. Edward Greene

    I had a similar problem with word perfect x7 when I was I a document and the computer went to sleep I got the bsod. When I turned off sleep it hasn’t crashed yet in nvidia nvlddmkm.sys

  14. this is not a name

    Or maybe try to restart the computer in safe mode

  15. Mascote Leo

    Don’t Work

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