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Random crashes on my PC (Win XP)


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Well I believe the answer has now been revealed.
Faulty video card.
The ATI Saphire has been a suggested card here and I would suggest it also.
Go to Tigerdirect and you can see all the Sapphire video cards they have.
Start with the 4870 series about halfway down the page as you don't want to downgrade your video.
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Okay, I'll try something...

So you are trying to say I should downgrade drivers for my graphic card, from that web page?

This was on my BSOD (founded on google) http://farm1.static....2e294f4.jpg?v=0

Edited by The Fury, 01 September 2009 - 04:28 PM.

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No not downgrade but actually upgrade your graphics card.
I didn't think you could get into windows in normal mode to install the new drivers I suggested a few posts back?
What I meant was the 4870 is newer then the 4850 series Sapphire cards.
I was only saying if you were going to have to replace your card then you might as well upgrade to a newer series in the process
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I didn't think you could get into windows in normal mode to install the new drivers I suggested a few posts back?


You haven't suggested that mate. :)

I can get my Win working in normal mode. This problem was in 9.6. ver of ati drivers and after I installed 9.8.

Installing SP3 can help?

What about this, my friend founded it on the net?
1. Update mainboard Bios
2. Download drivers (unzip but do not install)
3. Goto Device Manager/Hardware/VGA
4. Update driver
5. Donít let windows search, use advanced choose your own driver
6. Browse to where you unzipped your downloaded driver
7. Choose the ATI driver that matches your chipset
8. Restart

This worked for me. No loops or crashes so far.
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I didn't think you could get into windows in normal mode to install the new drivers I suggested a few posts back?


You haven't suggested that mate. :)

I can get my Win working in normal mode. This problem was in 9.6. ver of ati drivers and after I installed 9.8.

Installing SP3 can help?

What about this, my friend founded it on the net?
1. Update mainboard Bios
2. Download drivers (unzip but do not install)
3. Goto Device Manager/Hardware/VGA
4. Update driver
5. Donít let windows search, use advanced choose your own driver
6. Browse to where you unzipped your downloaded driver
7. Choose the ATI driver that matches your chipset
8. Restart

This worked for me. No loops or crashes so far.
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Update to SP3 as there are some security fixs in it to help protect your system.
Also try to see what Optional updates there may be.
The updated Ati driver may be there also.
I'm sorry as I have another topic with almost identical issues and I got the two of you confused with each other.
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I waited for few days to see results so here it is.

No more random crashes, afters installing SP3.

But there are still some problems. When the Win are starting up, while loading system applications and stuff sometimes its freezes whole pc.
After restart there are still corrupted letters when booting up.
And one for thing. Yesterday I played H.A.W.H. and when I pressed Alt+tab my screen shut down, like he is unplugged, system cant recognize him.

Yeah, sorry for my bad english, hope I described it well.
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Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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I have found some autoruns as you mentioned and I deleted them. Here it is

Attached Files


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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ avgnt Antivirus System Tray Tool (I suggest uninstalling this completely and go with Avast. It is free and AVG is a resource hog which can cause slow down and crashes at times)
+ SunJavaUpdateSched
+ TkBellExe
+ Xfire.lnk
+ msnmsgr


The next file needs to be manually disabled and is only needed if you use multi language on your keyboard. If you do then skip the step.


To turn off just ctfmon.exe go to:

Control Panel then to Regional and Language Options

Click on the Languages Tab then click the Details button

Click on the Advanced tab

Check the box that says Turn off advanced text services option

Click A and then OK



When done restart computer and then:


Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

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+ avgnt Antivirus System Tray Tool (I suggest uninstalling this completely and go with Avast. It is free and AVG is a resource hog which can cause slow down and crashes at times)

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Erm... I am using Avira after I removed Bitdefender. By AVG did you meant Avira? Or did you make mistake by putting AVG.
Sorry for bothering, just wanna make sure. :)

Btw, Ive done what have you mentioned, besides this and multi language.

Edited by The Fury, 09 September 2009 - 11:02 AM.

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Ok my mistake that entry is for avira.
That one you can leave alone.
I thought it was AVG
After everything is completed let me know how the system is performing.
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After everything is completed let me know how the system is performing.


Everything is now fine, no more freezing, no crashing.

I have one more thing that bothers me. Can Windows automatically log in? I am only user on my PC, so it's kinda stupid to choose myself on log in screen. Hope you can help me.
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