Another windows annoyance

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by patrick, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Here's my blue-screen of death. (See atachment)
    I would just be using my computer normally and suddenly the it appears, and there is no way to return to windows without restating and loosing everything.
    It's been giving me this screen (I think its the same one) since the day I installed XP.

    Please help.

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  2. Angst

    Angst Guest

    What hardware is in your PC?
    (ie: motherboard- brand, chipset; video card;etc.)

    Also, what version of Windows?
     
  3. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Pentium 4 1.6 Ghz
    Intel Desktop Board D850GB (Motherboard)
    Winfast Geforce 2 MX Video Card
    Soundblaster Live Value Sound Card

    Would it make any difference that my computer doesn't actually know its a Winfast Graphics card? It just says Nvidia Geforce 2 MX. I just tried getting new drivers but the download link didn't work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  4. Angst

    Angst Guest

    It may seem painful, but try and moving the sound card to a different slot on the motherboard or just removing it temporarily.

    The SB Live cards are notorious for Win2k problems, and I have heard of a few problems with WinXP.

    If you use the Nvidia Detonator drivers it will say Nvidia Geforce 2 MX. I have an ASUS Geforce 2 MX and it says the same thing.
     
  5. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    I stand to be corrected but check your graphics card.
    I had this after my Geforce fan died without me knowing it :(

    Its a wild stab in the dark but just check - try another card by beg stealing or borrowing

    K
     
  6. Angst

    Angst Guest

    Yes, check the fans in your computer too. Power supply too, here at work it is very dusty (in a warehouse), I have had numerous fans die and that can cause problems too.
     
  7. Led2112

    Led2112 Guest

    I just got that same message yesterday and restarted with no problems...Then today I restarted and after windows loaded it restarted itself. Should i be worried??
     
  8. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Oh yes, the mysterious restart whenerever it wants to. My other comp restarts itself incrediblly often with no error message at all.

    And to make matters worse, last night I tried to set up my network. I did everything logically, applied all the correct settings, restarted the computer several times. Checked, rechecked settings. Wouldn't work. Then suddenly this morning it "magically" just starts working. And now guess what? It's just "magically" STOPPED working. Well I give up. When it wants to, it'll start working again.

    Anyway, I just felt like complaining.

    Thanks for your all your suggestions, but if you don't mind I'll try them out later today; after I get some sleep (its 6am over here).

    Patrick
     
  9. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Before I could turn my computer off it gave me this one...
    Don't know if its going to help at all, but it's slightly different so I'll post it anyway.

    Patrick
     
  10. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    I bet 200 situps its the graphics card "nvid.sys"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    K
     
  11. Druce

    Druce Guest

    my book of XP knowledge says:

    Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    A kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory location without authorization. This Stop error is typically caused by faulty or incompatible hardware or software. The name of the offending device driver often appears in the Stop message and can provide an important clue to solving the problem. If the error message points to a specific device or category of devices, try removing or replacing devices in that category. If this Stop message appears during Setup, suspect an incompatible driver, system service, virus scanner, or backup program.


    hope this helps you figure it out
     
  12. Druce

    Druce Guest

    also: i have gotten errors like that before - usually i power down then wait a few secs... and restart - sometime that helps... did you install any new hardware / drivers before this all started?
     
  13. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    OK for anyone who's still willing to help me with this problem:
    I've moved my sound card to a new port and the error still appears.
    I've downloaded new video card drivers and the error still appears.
    I don't think I have any fan failures, but I guess I haven't stopped to watch the fans.
    I no longer have network problems thanks to Netgear: FS108 & RT311.
    The only thing I haven't tried is replacing my video card.
    Also I've been having this problem right from the day I installed Windows.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  14. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    I was just browsing the net when I came across this page:

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=712

    I'm currently using ACPI settings. The error in my screenshot refers to an IRQ error, so do you think that changing from "ACPI" to "Standard PC" will resolve my problem? I'd just go ahead and test it but I'm its seems like a serious modification and I'm worried about the stuff you loose (standbye and hibernation?).

    Thanks again,
    Patrick
     
  15. Nuts

    Nuts Guest

    I've been getting this irq blue screen since day one as well and I still have as of yet to find out the cause. I've reinstalled, updated bios, and every other damn thing possible and still cannot find the culprit so good luck to you, if you do manage to solve the problem put a big ass sticky up at the top of the forum!
     
  16. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    Well since we're both stuck with the same damn problem let's see if we can work it out together. If anybody else has this problem please post here...

    There must be a similarity between our systems for us both to have the same problem and nobody else.
    Firstly, have you got a similar hardware setup to me?
    What programs do you have running with windows? I normally have Norton Systemworks 2002 and Blackice. After searching through previous posts I disabled Blackice but to no avail.

    Patrick.
     
  17. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    In that second screen picture, is that 'STOP: 0x000000D1' and 'NDIS.sys'??
     
  19. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

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    I believe so, yes.
    Does it lead to anything?
     
  20. Lonman

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    The 'NDIS.sys' is the culprit for that bsod... you need to find out what device it belongs to and update the driver to an XP compatible one, or get rid of the device to cure that '....D1' bsod.

    Use that article I referred you to in my first post to get all the information from the memory dump, and post it... that will help us track down the device that's doing the damage.

    A little more info on that particular bsod:

    Stop 0x000000D1 or DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    This is one of the most common Stop errors. The error typically occurs when a driver tries to access an improper memory address. Check for unsigned drivers, and be especially suspicious of recently installed or updated antivirus programs, disk utilities, and backup programs, which may install a faulty file-system filter driver.