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#166
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:whistling: :blink: :help:

After the reboot after installing video drivers from the CD for the new video card, I was treated to this:
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Microsoft Error Reporting had this to say:
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:help: :) :)

BTW the guys at the malware section have cleared me. No rootkits.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 21 February 2007 - 09:25 PM.

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I was playing Prey for about an hour and a half when the game froze and I went back to the desktop, which had these on it.
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I have never seen this before so I'm not sure what to think. But I am inclined to think that this is not a hardware problem or even something to do with windows, most likely Xfire is the problem in this case.
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Approximately 45 minutes after my Prey episode I'm moving two files from my desktop to a different hard drive and this happens.
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Microsoft Error Reporting says "Problem caused by Device Driver"

BTW When I play videos they are about 20% darker than they should be. This is easily fixed with VLC but it happened last time I messed with the drivers in this thread.

Edited by you_silly_mortals, 22 February 2007 - 12:56 AM.

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This morning while the screensaver was running I got this:
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I started up Counter Strike Source and loaded up the speaker test. WOOOHOOO!
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Microsoft Error reporting blames a device driver.

ADDENDUM
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and Microsoft Error Reporting blames computer hardware.
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Edited by you_silly_mortals, 22 February 2007 - 11:04 AM.

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I'm thinking tomorrow or Sunday I'm going to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows. Maybe it'll work, maybe it wont. If it doesn't I'm taking my computer to CompUSA and leaving it with their service dept. over spring break. If you see this before then and think this course of action is the wrong one, please feel free to let me know.
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I installed a new power supply just to see if that was the problem.
About 45 minutes into the first windows session after installation I blue screened while watching a movie.
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I'm planning on doing a reformat and a new installation of windows just for kicks this weekend. PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO FIX MY COMPUTER.
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Here's a tidbit I ran across while researching this problem. The hints are from an ASUS Tech. Although this is regarding a slightly different board, the setup tips are valid and are as good a reference as I have seen.

"Also, here are some setup tips that may help you to set up the system.
Please start by clearing the system c-mos memory following the procedure
in your manual. Make sure the power AND the battery on the motherboard is
removed before shorting the CLR RTC solder points or jumper pins.
You may need to refer to the "Interrupt Request Table" in your manual and
arrange your PCI add-in cards so they do not cause interrupt conflicts.
Some devices just do not get along with each other. You may also remove
your PCI cards to see if this corrects the problem. If it does, add the
cards back one by one to see which card is causing the problem. Anytime
you add, move, or remove a PCI card, please enter BIOS setup and set the
option "Reset Configuration Data" to "Yes" if your BIOS has this option.
This will force the BIOS to reassign resources to your PnP devices.
Next, enter Bios Setup and load setup defaults.
Under Boot, if needed, please set the BOOT order. Then set "Reset
Configuration Data" To "YES". Any other changes you need to make for your
specific system configuration please do so at this time.
Next, exit "Saving Changes" and this should correct the issue.
Also for Windows 9X or ME, they have some issues with CPU speeds greater
than 2.1 GHz (see MS Q312108) or memory above 512 MB total system memory
(see MS Q253912). These O.S. cannot cache the memory properly. If your
CPU is greater than 2.1 GHz, you will need to contact Microsoft Product
Support Services to obtain a patch to correct this issue.
Here are some links for common memory related problems:
Err Msg: "Out of Memory" Error Messages with Large Amounts of RAM
Installed
http://support.micro...b;en-us;q253912
Err Msg: Windows Protection Error in NDIS with a CPU That Is Faster Than
2.1 GHz
http://support.micro...b;en-us;q312108
Err Msg: While Initializing Device NTKERN: Windows Protection...
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q192397
Err Msg: Insufficient Memory to Initialize Windows
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q184447
Computer May Reboot Continuously with More Than 1.5 GB of RAM
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q304943
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q259161
Err Msg: Not Enough Extended Memory Available to Run Windows
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q311367
Troubleshooting Stop 0x24 or NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM Error Messages
http://support.micro...b;EN-US;q228888


Make sure you have a FRESH install of your OS on THIS motherboard and that
the drive was partitioned and formatted on this motherboard. Make sure
that you install the most recent drivers in the following order:
1) Chipset/Motherboard drivers (Example, VIA 4 in 1's for VIA chipsets,
Intel INF and Application Accelerator for Intel chipsets, Etc.) Do this
BEFORE loading any other driver!
2) Latest version of Direct X.
3) Latest Video Card drivers.
4) SCSI/ATA drivers
5) Lan/NIC drivers
6) Modem drivers, then any other drivers
7) Finally, install sound card drivers last.

Also, please check to make sure your power supply can supply enough power
to your system.
If the CPU is below 700 MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
300 Watts with +5 Volt @ 25 amps, +12 Volt @ 10 amps, and +3.3 Volt @ 14
amps.
If the CPU speed is above 700MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
350 Watt with +5V @ 30 amps, +12V @ 12 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
For Dual Intel MB, Min. P.S. should be:
350 Watt with +5V @ 35 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
For Dual AMD MB, Min. P.S. should be:
400 Watt with +5V @ 38 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 20 amps.
Please note that these are only suggestions and the actual size of the
power supply may be higher than we suggest. Also, depending on the config
of your system, you may need more power than listed above. For example,
running multiple hard drives, CR-Rom drives or other accessories may
increase the power requirements of your system!"


Whatcha think? I found the part about resetting the configuration data in BIOS of particular interest.
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Ohhhhh this looks promising. Very promising
I also liked the part about installing drivers in a specific order.

BTW I got another blue screen. The twist is that it was the same one as last time.

I'll try both of these tomorrow when I reformat and install windows.
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what were you doing when this stop message came up?
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never mind... i just read what you were doing :whistling: have you checked your memory modules? that fltmger.sys isnt a xp sys file for sure do you have any flight simulator games on?
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If by memory modules you mean my ram I have checked them a few weeks ago. I'll check them again just to be sure.

I don't play flight sim games.
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Okay, this is strange. After finishing a movie, I decide I would like to listen to some music and this happens. :whistling:
I'm going to restart and see if that helps at all, I think I remember this happening before.
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I cleared the RTC memory and tried to find a reset to default option for the PnP stuff.

After that I got this BSOD.
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And before I cleared the RTC memory but after looking for a default option for the motherboard I ended up with a few BSODs that blamed hardware.
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I haven't re-installed windows yet though.
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Also had one before this that was IRQ not less or equal: stop0x0000000a


addendum
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What the... :whistling:

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Edited by you_silly_mortals, 05 March 2007 - 02:07 AM.

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