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Graphics driver?

Discussion in 'Software' started by JonnyMX, May 11, 2005.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Blooming nightmare.
    I've got a nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 grapics card, and recently I have started getting BSODs while gaming. Not all games mind, Rome, Total War plays fine whereas Splinter Cell conks out after a couple of minutes. It never used to. It even occurs during stuff like flash games (Dalek game from the Dr Who website anyone?)
    I get a range of error messages such as IRQ_LESS_OR_EQUAL, MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION and PAGE_FAULT_IN_UNPAGED_AREA. I can't give much more info at them moment because I'm studying like a good boy and not playing games.
    Microsoft OCA keeps pointing to a driver problem. I'm assuming it is graphics and I have tried a wide range of drivers but it persists. I'm using 61.77 at the mo, but have tried several others. I'm even using NFR to make sure I clear out all the old nVIDIA files.
    Has anyone got any ideas?
    I tried expertsexchange.com before I stumbled upon you guys, but they just tried to turn me in to a woman.

    Help...
     
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  2. nugget
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    Have you tried reinstalling the original drivers that came with the card? How about pulling the card out and reseating it?
     
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  3. Mitzs
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    Jonny does the page fault have any numbers with it like this?

    PAGE_FAULT_IN_UNPAGED_AREA
    STOP: 0x0000050
    siwinacc.sys f789b000

    If it does could you post them too next time it happens.
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    yeah its helpful if you can point out the name of the .sys/.dll file causing the prob, as it generally points to the offending driver :)

    ATI drivers used to be reknowned for crashing when java applets were in use, but you always knew it was them because of the ATIxxx.dll or whatever it was called :P
     
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  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Thanks for those, guys.
    I re-installed the driver I got with the PC, but had another failure today.
    I got STOP 0x0000007F (0x00000008 0x80042000 0x00000000 0x00000000) and a very generic 'a problem has been detected' message.
    When I reboot, I often get 'Generic host process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and had to close' message.

    I haven't made any hardware changes to the machine since I bought it about 18 months ago.
     
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  6. Mitzs
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    Hi jonny,

    Your error appears to be pointing to hardware prombles.

    You can read all of it here.
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmd_stp_ukdq.asp

    I read somewhere that it could even be caused by a cracked MB. If you have more than 1 stick of memory. Remove the first one. Then moves the others up one position. See if you can recreate the error. Go though all of them like this one at time. It should tell you if it is your memory or not. Remember to ground yourself before touching the inside and do not touch the meomory anywhere but on it sides. Also if your memory connectors look dirty on the bottom you can use a pencil eraser to clean them up. Be gentle and make sure all the eraser bits are off before reinserting.
     
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