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Old 08-27-02, 05:20 PM
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Can Someone Help Me Fix My Video Problem?

I've got a problem with my video crashing on my pc. It's a Geoforce 2 Pro (Leadtek) running XP Pro. I could send the card back to the pc people and they can check it for being defective, but that leaves me with no pc. I don't think the card is defective as I didn't have such problems prior to upgrading to XP. The problem is happening alot and what happens is that the computer will lock up and there will be white dots over the screen, like static. I have no choice but to hard reboot, and generally it loads up into a crash. I have to wait 5 minutes of it being shut off to be able to reboot it. I've tried both Leadtek and NVidia's latest drivers, but the problem still is there. Here's the log of my most recent crash if it helps:

//
// Watchdog Event Log File
//

LogType: Watchdog
Created: 2002-08-26 20:36:59
TimeZone: 300 - Eastern Standard Time
WindowsVersion: XP
EventType: 0xEA - Thread Stuck in Device Driver

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// The driver for the display device got stuck in an infinite loop. This
// usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device
// driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your
// display device vendor for any driver updates.
//

ShutdownCount: 355
Shutdown: 0
EventCount: 47
BreakCount: 47
BugcheckTriggered: 1
DebuggerNotPresent: 1
DriverName: nv4_disp
EventFlag: 1
DeviceClass: Display
DeviceDescription: NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro
HardwareID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0150&SUBSYS_2842107D&REV_A4
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
DriverFixedFileInfo: FEEF04BD 00010000 0006000D 000A0C0A 0006000D 000A0C0A 0000003F 00000008 00040004 00000003 00000004 00000000 00000000
DriverCompanyName: NVIDIA Corporation
DriverFileDescription: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 30.82
DriverFileVersion: 6.13.10.3082
DriverInternalName: nv_disp.dll
DriverLegalCopyright: (c) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
DriverOriginalFilename: nv_disp.dll
DriverProductName: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 30.82
DriverProductVersion: 6.13.10.3082
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Old 08-27-02, 08:26 PM
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i'm using driver 29.42 with a similar card (leadtek geforce2 gts-v) and it works just fine for xp. no problem playing games or anything like that.

give that one a try (you can download it from a lot of 3d gaming websites).

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Old 08-27-02, 08:38 PM
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Re: Can Someone Help Me Fix My Video Problem?

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white dots over the screen, like static. I have no choice but to hard reboot, and generally it loads up into a crash. I have to wait 5 minutes of it being shut off to be able to reboot it.
Sounds to me like a heat issue.

Can you predict rougly when this happens? Like in a 3d game?

If you can, open your computer case and put a desk fan blowing full force inside your computer.

Do what you would normally do to cause the failure and see if it happens.
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Old 08-27-02, 10:40 PM
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Re: Re: Can Someone Help Me Fix My Video Problem?

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Sounds to me like a heat issue.

Can you predict rougly when this happens? Like in a 3d game?

If you can, open your computer case and put a desk fan blowing full force inside your computer.

Do what you would normally do to cause the failure and see if it happens.
sounded like heat to me also.

do what 4KRG suggested and let us know if it works or works longer.
when the case is open can you tell if the fan for the video card cpu is working?
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Old 08-28-02, 06:28 AM
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I will try that and report back. Sometimes it is during a game, but it can even be reproduced without running anything and having the computer just sit there.
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I had the same problem with a GeForce 4 MX (cheap card, i know), and I updated the drivers, and the problem disappeared. I'd try that before anything else.
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Old 08-29-02, 02:00 PM
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I have a friend that has the same problem.

He thought it might have been the video card, but he bought a new Geforce 2 TI card and the same problem occurs.

When he is using the computer, it will suddenly reboot. It seems to happen more when playing games, but sometimes doing things like surfing the web or working in MS Office causes it to suddenly reboot. It always happens when the computer is used for a while. It seems to take longer for the reboot to happen if he isn't playing a game.

Tried looking at some of the system logs, and they seem to point to a video problem.

he is running win xp with the latest detenator drivers for the card.
I'm starting to suspect the motherboard perhaps.

Since it is doing the same thing with 2 different video cards.
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Old 08-29-02, 02:29 PM
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vryce......maybe it's the agp drivers in xp? did he install the latest 4 in 1's (if it's a via board)? i chose not to and have been perfectly solid (except for a failing hdd.....but i digress).



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Old 08-29-02, 07:03 PM
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I'm probably out of my knowledge base now as I don't know what agp even is. Looking through the literature I have here I've got this stuff on my computer:

AMD 1200
512 MB DDR Ram
GeoForce 2 Pro w/tv out
Sound Blaster Live Value
40 Gig Wester Digital 7200 rpm ata100 hd
Lite-On 12x10x32 cdr
FIC AD11 motherboard
Samsung 900NF monitor

Maybe some of this stuff is cheap quality or something. If anyone can give me specific examples of what I need to do, I can give it a shot, but things like AGP is beyond me.

I did put on the new NVidia driver today and it hasn't crashed, but it's only been 3 hours.
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