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depresseddonkey

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I keep getting a problem, though not always!
I have had a blue screen saying OUT OF TIMING (or TIME?) but more recently the blue screen says the following:

Problem caused by ati2dvag
The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.
check with the device vendor for any driver updates.
Technical information:
***STOP: 0x000000EA (0x819558B8, 0x 819B7520, 0xF9E65CB4, 0x00000001)
atidvag
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete


I have tried ati website but found no updates at all that seem to fit the card (bought 2002 ATI RADEON VE 32MB DUAL DSUB AGP
I have e-mailed them but had no reply

Might I need to replace the card if so what can I get? Does it have to fit with the motherboard and/ or the chip?
Any help much appreciated!
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wannabe1

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Hello depresseddonkey...

As a start to troubleshooting this problem, try the Workaround suggested in this Microsoft Article. Let us know if if helps.

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Thanks. I've done that and will await events! It's a bit erratic e.g. before I posted the original, it went to the blue screen soon after I'd turned on, but then after the post I left the computer on and it has been fine. similarly this morning it crashed twice in quick succession and then was fine. I'll keep you posted!
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Discovered that video card is Radeon 7000 series. Found updated driver on ati site but that gave me problems - problem message to do with vpu. Stupidly I did not write it down - something to do with not being able to do one thing and switching to another? So have reverted to your suggested settings - now get message : ATI control panel failed to initialize because there is no ati driver installed or ati driver not working properly.
But screen seems OK.
Away for a few days will log in next week!
Thanks
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Rescind previous post! Just doing something when screen went black! Sounded like something going on inside computer but then it stopped and I had to reset.

Still going away, though!
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OK so having re-instated the updated driver with full acceleration, to see what happened, the message came up
VPU has reset your graphics accelerator. and
VPU recover was unable to fully recover from a hardware deadlock and has switched to software rendering. To restore hardware rendering you must restart your computer

Does that shed any light on the problem?

thanks
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The latest development is that even with accelerations etc. off as per post 2, I have started to get the blue screen as per my initial post!

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Now seems to go to black screen more often though sometimes blue screen! I take it you've had no luck with the problem or perhaps you're away on holiday? Maybe I need a new video card?

Cheers
Dave
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So Sorry...I must have lost the subscription to the topic. Probably a short somewhere between my keyboard and my chair...

This is sounding like an overheating video card. I don't think that card has a fan, so it's probably a matter of the card is going bad. Check to see if the fins on the chipset cooler are clear of dust bunnies. This may be a good opportunity to upgrade to a stronger card... :whistling:
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Thanks. Any suggestions as to which card? Don't do much gaming - mainly adventure puzzle solving type e.g. Simon the sorcerer 3D but do have digital photos.

Edited by depresseddonkey, 16 August 2006 - 05:58 AM.

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