My system is crashing frequently and i am "told' its do to with a device driver. One time it was specific enough to tell me it was a video device driver so i followed the instructions for changing the hardware alleceration. so far so good (about an hour ago). before i changed the hard drive i was having a problem with the video driver (s3savage4). i have downloaded the new driver (zipped and unzipped) but cannot figure out how to install it.!!
when the system crashes i am able to get this info(these are 2 from today): #1 error signature BCCode: 1000008e BCP1: C0000005 BCP2: BF8E700CC BCP3:EF9515F0 BCP4:00000000 OSVer:5_1_2600 SP:2_0 Product: 768_1 then error report contents: C:\docume~1\gailee\locals~1\temp\WER28a0.dir00\mini091406-04.dmp AND C:\docume~1\gailee\locals~1\temp\WER28a0.dir00\sysdata.xml. #2 error signature BCCode: 1a BCP1: 00041284 BCP2: 7CD02001 BCP3:00000B40 BCP4:C0503000 OSVer:5_1_2600 SP:2_0 Product: 768_1 then error report contents: C:\docume~1\gailee\locals~1\temp\WER7420.dir00\mini091406-03.dmp AND C:\docume~1\gailee\locals~1\temp\WER7420.dir00\sysdata.xml.
In my documents and settings folder I have 7 folders, all users, all users.windows, default user, default user.windows, gail, gailc, gailee. I want to think this is due to the number of times i attempted installing windows?? is it safe to delete the .windows, gail and gailc? gailee was the last one i used.
also today i got a balloon: since windows was 1st activated, the hardware has changed significantly (nope) and i have to reactivate within 3 days. i reactivated but no hardware has changed.
Any advice is well appreciated, ive been at this for almost 4 wks!!
Edited by galec, 14 September 2006 - 09:03 PM.