KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE when running deviceQuery.exe on Windows 8.1


I was able to successfully build deviceQuery.exe (using Visual Studio 2013).

But when I run it, I get the blue screen of death with a KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE

Similarly when I try “import theano” in Python when “device = gpu” is set in the .theanorc config file.

I’ve been using Theano on the GPU with no issues since August, but this issue started happening all of a sudden 2 weeks ago, and I don’t recall making any major changes to my system.

I’ve tried uninstalling CUDA and reinstalling it but this did not help.

I have a 870M graphics card.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time and help.

seeing the same issue in the last weeks for import theano when device=gpu
GTX 860M
driver 361.43
windows 8.1

this may be relevant, suggesting to downgrade driver by a few versions:

Thanks for that link!

Currently I am using the driver that came with CUDA 7.5 - 353.90, but the BSOD is still happening. I will try 353.62 as per a user in the thread you linked to.

That seems to have fixed it. I checked the box “Clean Install” when doing the Custom (not Express) installation. Thanks for your help!