NVIDIA windows kernel mode driver XXX.XX has stopped working, but recovered.

Posted: 28/10/2012 in Technology, World of Warcraft
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Since installing Windows 8 a couple of days ago, World of Warcraft was working perfectly fine. This was until 5.0.5 was implemented, then every time I went to play WoW it’d log into game then constantly crash back to desktop with the following message :

NVIDIA windows kernel mode driver XXX.XX has stopped working, but recovered

Thinking this was going to be a major issue I thought I had made a mistake to upgrade. Luckily Blizzard posted a temporary solution that has fixed it for me and doesn’t seem to impact the game at all.

DX11 may be causing crashes for players. Swapping your graphics API to DX9 may resolve these crashes.

So how do you do this? It’s pretty straight forward. If you start-up World of Warcraft so that you are on the log in screen, then you go  System > Advanced  and change the graphics API to “DirectX 9”.

This solved the issue for me, but I hope that Blizzard/Microsoft/Nvidia (delete where appropriate) gets it sorted quickly.

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