System locking up and crashing

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Standard, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Standard

    Standard OSNN Junior Addict

    ok so...i recently formatted my HD, converted it to NTFS and reinstalled a fresh copy of WinXP Pro + SP1
    as soon as i had XP installed i began installing software and updating drivers.
    i have 2 video cards (one which i dont use, nVidia TNT2) and the latter being a Radeon 7000 64MB which i've had for
    awhile and never had problems, so now here is the problem. on my new system, whenever i run ANY 3d application, be a screensaver or game
    the applciation will freeze my computer and after like 5seconds just crash and restart my system!
    i tried lowering the hardware acceleration to no success
    help would be GREATLY appreciated

    WinXp Pro + SP1
    30GB Maxtor HD
    Pentium 3 866
    384MB RAM
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

    What type of cooling-solution have your ATi ?
    What drivers are you currently using ?

    Specify your mobo ..

    temporary solution
    1. Do you have SP1a installed ?
    2. Try that device on another machine .
    3. Try using the latest drivers & Directx9.0
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    1). Any chance you installed nvidia drivers and then did not completely uninstall them before installing the Radeon?

    If so "detonator destroyer".

    2). Did you install the latest motherboard chipset drivers before you installed the Radeon drivers?