BSOD 0x00000050 after Microsoft patch KB2670838 applied - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkServer, ThinkPad, Idea Tablet, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre


BSOD 0x00000050 occurs when user is browsing with Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, or Chrome.  After being diagnosed by the Windows debugger, the root cause is "igdpm.sys" failure which is a component of the video driver.

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with but not limited to the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkServer
  • ThinkPad
  • Idea Tablet
  • IdeaPad
  • IdeaCentre

System is configured with:

  • All ATI Display systems
  • Applied Windows Update KB2670838

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64bit

1.  Update to the latest Video driver from the following URL:

2.  Remove Microsoft KB2670838.  Set the Microsoft KB2670838 to be hidden in the Microsoft Windows update or temporarily disable Microsoft Windows Auto Update; otherwise, it will auto-update again.


"A platform update is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1" document:

Microsoft "Update Problem KB2670838" article:

  • Alias ID: SF13-D0063
  • Document ID: HT077246
  • Letztes Update :17 Jun 2014
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