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What is nv4_mini?


Nv4_mini.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
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Nv4_mini.sys file information

The process known as NVIDIA Compatible Windows (version 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 84.21, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 66.93, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 56.73, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 93.71, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 78.01, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 91.47, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 93.81, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 81.98, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 94.24, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 81.85, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 61.76, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 92.91, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 77.77, 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 66.81, ...) or NVIDIA Windows XP Miniport Driver (version 280.26, 275.33) belongs to software NVIDIA Compatible Windows (version 2000 Miniport Driver) or NVIDIA Windows XP Miniport Driver or nv by NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com).

Description: The original nv4_mini.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. nv4_mini.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,650,368 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 2,826,944 bytes and 107 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/nv4_mini.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. Nv4_mini.sys is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. nv4_mini.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as nv4_mini.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the nv4_mini.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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nVidia driver component
  Georg   (further information)
if it shows up on security task manager then it is malware?
  frankh  
for my portable
  LPN  
Belongs to nVidia
  Shadowlight  
I believe it can [and sometimes is] malware, however, it is a driver. Just moved it from system to a folder and it made my computer not broken.
  Sam  
i have problem with that file
  fathy nady  
This file seems to be used for Nvidia video cards
  Mike  
that is a problen with my boot system
  chino  
It's causing BSOD only after Vista beta2 installed
  Bunny_Man  
NVIDIA Miniport Driver
  Sean Raines   (further information)
may cause blue screens with 3DS Max 8.0
  Gabriel   (further information)
it needs my computer sort of
  christian vito  
nv4_mini.sys is an essential nvidia driver file required for proper sli function
  Bob the builder   (further information)
It is the Miniport driver for Nvidia based video adapters. It is essential for proper video rendering
  Jarrod   (further information)
It's part of a video card driver from Nvidea
   
It gives my the blue death when i run 3dmaxV8
  nv4_mini.sys  
It's an nvidia driver file you dolt's. Any files beginning with "nv4" are generally driver files for nvidia video cards. Nvidia used to have a chipset known as "nv4". It was the internal name for the Riva 128 family of graphics chips.
  James  
It is for an nvidia driver. Oh no Windows crashes! It's malware!! Of course it isn't.
  Chojiro  
nVidia driver- causing a stop error for me on XP SP2.
  jenner   (further information)
hoe to solved
   
i cant play large size games because of nv4_mini!!
  Ardy  
nv4_mini.sys is a component of nview.dll and enables geforce4 video display to update its drivers
  chezzrob  
The nv4_mini.sys file may be from NVIDIA, but Micro(stupid) also uploads this though their Vista updates. I have previously loaded Vista sp1 onto my machine using Vlite and everything was running smoothly until I hit told Vista to go ahead and do a few updates. Now, I don't know which one of them updated my Nvidia video driver, but I sure as heck didn't ask them to do it. All that stupid file does now is crash my system whenever I want to use Media Center. The idiots actually have seen fit to upload a file onto my system that crashes it, how genious!!! So, don't update your Vista files!!!
  SnowSledder  
This is nvidia video driver file.
  irfan  
RAWR "nv4_mini.sys, Win32 error 0n2" BSoD ERRORS!
  Yeesnaw  
nv4_mini.sys is good. nvmimi.sys is bad.
  Annie   (further information)
this is what it displayed as the error source when my computer bluescreened 7 times. it happens when i open graal i ran it with windows service pack 3 settings on windows 7 as an administrator... i now have to uninstall it to save my fking computer. i am going to try what Sam likes ham did and yes sam you like ham and if you dont go fucking die, anyways im going to try what liker of ham mr.sam did by moving it but keeping it incase it doesn't help or it makes it worse
  Bradley  
nvidia grafiktreiber
   
I get a black screen on startuo WIN XP SP2 Nvidia 5500. I checked in; C:\WINDOWS\LastGood\system32\DRIVERS and I dound this file - nv4_mini.In the LASTGOOD dolder there are 24 nvidia type files,It would seem to me that the fault is with the nvidia drivers located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 and that when prompted I select "last good config" the pc works fine. I also note that more nvidia files are located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0003\DriverFiles. OK I am a novice but is all this nvidia info files confusing my pc on startup. Thanks
  mick davies  
If you are getting nv4_min.sys weeors or problems, uninstall your Nvidia drivers, download the latest driver set fron vidia.com and install them.
  Gerry Graham   (further information)
causes XP to blue screen when attempting to hibernate
  Graham  
error on windows 7
   
It is video driver as others have said, but TDSS rootkit virus can repalce it with malware. Run Kaspersky TDSSKiller to check this.
  martin davies  
Nvidia Graphics Card
  Amit Belwal  

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Summary: Average user rating of nv4_mini.sys: based on 42 votes with 34 user comments.
27 users think nv4_mini.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think nv4_mini.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade nv4_mini.sys ("not sure about it").


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