Nvlddmkm Service Defaults in Windows 7

NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 185.93 by NVIDIA Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Nvlddmkm
Service name:nvlddmkm
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Video
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvlddmkm

Default Behavior

Nvlddmkm is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Nvlddmkm fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 startup continues without error messages. The failure details are being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Nvlddmkm

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config nvlddmkm start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The nvlddmkm service is using the nvlddmkm.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.