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Mr Happy Squid

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Hi Everyone,

I'm running Windows XP and in the last 3-4 weeks, whenever i try to watch anything on the BBC website, i.e. footy/tennis, it runs fine for a minute or two, then locks up and ultimately crashes the PC with a blue screen.

Upon restart, the computer tells me its recovering from a serious error, and clicking on further info takes me to a page saying its my graphics card and to update the drivers. I have a GeForce 8500GT and as far as i know its got the latest driver set installed.

I'll attach a pic of the error and can anyone give any advice/help?

Muchly appreciated guys and girls!

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http://www.nvidia.co...-driver-uk.html

See link for the latest driver

Is there a warning on the Device Manager for the graphics card

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 June 2010 - 04:37 PM.

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I have the latest version driver installed. Its the one thing i made sure of when it started happening.

There's no warning on the graphics card either.
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What is the message on the BSOD please.
Check the temperatures with this programme when on the site causing the crash.
http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 July 2010 - 08:44 AM.

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What is the message on the BSOD please.
Check the temperatures with this programme when on the site causing the crash.
http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html


Im not sure of the message, the screen flicks up and then the system restarts quickly. The only info i have is from the screenie posted in first post. I'll double check the temps when i get in from work.
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Disable restart on failure and then you be able to read the BSOD message
http://www.microsoft...el_02may13.mspx

Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 July 2010 - 09:58 AM.

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I've come across something similar to that on a mateís pc. It turned out to be a faulty stick of RAM. He'd get blue screened every time he'd opened up WoW.

If you're using more than one stick of RAM. Remove one stick at a time and then see if you can recreate the blue screen. If you remove a stick of RAM and you are no longer getting the blue screen. Then itís problem solved and itís a faulty stick of RAM.

After I replaced the faulty RAM in my mates PC. He never got a blue screen after that.
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I've turned off the automatic restart, so next time it pops up i'll inform you the message.

I also monitored the temps last night for a while. The graphics card seemed to be sat around 51C and the two core processers were around 38C.
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http://www.memtest.org
Re Oddysee`s post, I do not think it is ram, but to assure yourself run this, allow it to make two passes. It will keep running until you stop it.
ODDYSEE If it is, I will of course hold my hand up.!
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Ok, I hand't forgotten, the problem has only just cropped up again.

The error it comes up with is;

STOP: 0x000000E (0xC0000005, 0xBD0B2DED, 0xB1701BB0, 0x00000000)

nv4_disp.dll - address BD0B2DED base at BD012000, datestamp 4bb7e5d1


Earlier on in the day, i got a message saying the graphics driver had stopped working, and the screen went all wierd as if there were no graphics card. I'm just currently double checking that the drivers are up to date, but anythin anyone can advise?

Edit: Apparently my graphics driver was out of date, so im just downloading and installing the newer version

Edited by Mr Happy Squid, 06 July 2010 - 01:13 PM.

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I am confused, I posted the latest driver in post 2.
I thought you had checked and already had that driver
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I believed i had, at least when i downloaded it, it was already in my downloads, so maybe i downloaded but didn't install.

Anyway, its up to date now, so will see what happens.
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Back again!

I seem to get this crash randomly when watchign streaming video content from websites, most notably from the BBC sport website and a few other football ones.

My graphics drivers are definitely up to date, and was just about to do the RAM check as suggested by Oddysee, but do not understand how to run memtest.

The latest crash i had said a file called watchdog.sys was responsible.

Any other help available for a frustrated computer user?
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