Nvlddmkm Service Defaults in Windows 8

NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 302.86 by NVIDIA Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Nvlddmkm
Service name:nvlddmkm
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvlddmkm

Default Behavior

The Nvlddmkm service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Nvlddmkm fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Nvlddmkm

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_nvlddmkm_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.