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Display driver 'crashing' when selecting sketch

Question asked by Adam Lester on May 25, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 27, 2017 by Troy Starkey

I am getting a popup warning
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered: Display driver
NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 362.56 stopped responding and has
successfully recovered." After this SolidWorks freezes and I have to
restart. The error seems to happen when I select an assembly level sketch
when I am in a view that is orthogonal to the sketch plane (e.g., select a
sketch which is on the Right plane while in a view normal to the Top plane).
Note: this is happening when I simply select the sketch with left mouse click.
It also seems to happen more when the sketch contains a large number of sketch


I have also done repeated uninstall of Nvidia drivers using Guru3D
Driver Sweeper and reinstall with newest driver version. I have also tried reinstalling SolidWorks.


My system:

  • Windows 10 Profesional
  • SolidWorks 2015 Student Ed.
  • MOBO: X99-PRO/USB 3.1
  • GPU: PNY Quadro M4000 (Nvidia)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5 GHz LGA
         2011-v3 140W (Overclocked in BIOS to 4.5 GHz)
  • RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin
         DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200)
  • Boot Drive: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0
         x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750W PSU


Any help/direction would be greatly appreciated.
Attached is a screen shot of the error.