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Drivers issues Y580 (or hardware? nvidia related)

Q: Drivers issues Y580 (or hardware? nvidia related)

Hi everyone! That's a long story to tell.I got my laptop from service center, they did dust cleaning and installed an SSD instead of HDD, installed clean win7 x64 on SSD, changed fan.Found out that my nvidia card is not working. After installing drivers and pc reboot, it crashes 1 second after showing me desktop. After that i launch in safe-mode, delete the drivers (or switch nvidia off) and then it is possible to load system properly (but without a video card ofc, i see second video deivce in device manager which is shown as "standard vga video adapter". If i repeat installing drivers for nvidia and reboot in safe mode it is shown as gtx 660m.Must be said, that those guys in service center installed me non official win (which i found out only now), moreover I had win 8.1 as a custom system (later upgraded to win 10) so i suppouse it can be some bios-related issues. Guys in service center told that my videocard is overheated and that's the reason it is not longer functioning, but i dont really trust them after finding out that the system they installed is non-official (also found many similar situations on web which were solved, so i still hope my card is not dead yet, but just sleeping).I already had some issues with video on that notebook: system showed me BSODs and went to avto-repairing state after video drivers update on win 10. Solved it once buy force replacing files in system folder with an older one from the previous driver (do not remember which exactly, smthng like d3d9.dll or similar). It solved the problem (my card was named as another model in Geforce Experience and HW Monitor, but worked fine). So i suppouse that for now it might be something similar. Didn't tried it yet because can not find the solution i found before and do not remember the file name which was replaced.For this time i already tried: Clean driver instal of older verisons,didn't help: tried 3 different form march'16 to nov'16, same result - shutdown 1 escond after loading a desktop then 5 second pause then avto-reboot and ask if to load in safe mode. The only difference was that once i got not a shutdown, but BSOD for a second first.SOWhat i've done already:1. learned how to launch BIOS 2. checked older drivers for chpiset and video card3. tried clean instal using DDU (safe mod -> uninstal nvidia drivrers, uninstal intel driver -> launch DDU, delete nvidia files, delete intel files -> reboot -> intel drivers instal, nvidia drivers instal); maybe i made it wrong somewhere because after I delete drivers and use DDU, my system auto install something called "standard VGA driver" even in a safe mode (or something like that), so my instal might be no as clean as it seems to me. What makes me think it is not dead video but something deeper:when i choose "UMA" in BIOS, which should switch off nvidia card at all and just work like there is no such card in my laptop, notebook has similar issues after launch. i can see desktop for about 10 seconds, then picture crash and stay crashed (system doesnt go rebooting).if i delete intel driver so that intel video is detected as "standard VGA driver", it loads ok and doesn't crash in UMA mode. it also loads ok and doesn't crash even in switchable mode with intel being "standard vga" and nvidia card detectnig normal (in device manager) and drivers installed. and it would be ok for me (cause i dont really need integrated video, i want my nvidia card), but in this case video card still doesn't work. when i try to open "nvidia control pannel" it says to me "cant open because display is not plugged to nvidia GPU". so the card is not running still and the system works like there is no video card (integrated or discrete) at all. at the same time, if i delete drivers for NVIDIA and install them for intel (so i have intel HD card and nvidia detected as standard vga in my device manager), system run ok and intel HD graphic is actually used.They dont work together with drivers installed for both, they dont work alone with drivers installed for one of them. They only work together with drivers installed for one of them. Looks like a dramatic love story.so i assume, that something is wrong with some kind of driver or controler (or module, or BUS or whatever, they all are equal to me, im not pro in this things) which switches Intel HD graphs to a state when it works like a display driver. Yesterday I reinstalled windows to licenced 8.1 version and activated it using my OEM key, but the problem with shutdown after driver install still exists (with all the same sympthoms). The only difference is that I was able to launch nvidia control panel during first OS launch and auto driver installation, but when perfomed a reboot, during system shutdown some error massage appeared (didn't write it, my bad, maybe i sohuld try to catch it again). What else, in device manager I see "Xeon(R) processor E3 - 1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0151" which seems strange because I definetly use another CP. If i switch it off, nvidia card dissapear from device manager (so I belive it is a port that controls my video card).Please be forgiving to my bad english and poor technical knoledge of topic and give some good recommendations, explanations or guesses about why is it happening and how to fix it (if possible). Greatly appreciate!PS I would take the fact that my nvidia card is dead if i can make it clear for myself. But for now i see some strange bios-intel-nvidia things that make me think that its not dead but something else is happening here.

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Preferred Solution: Drivers issues Y580 (or hardware? nvidia related)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I've been getting increasingly frequent BSOD while my computer is running.  Particularly, when performing anything that requires intensive use of the graphics card (such as streaming video or playing a game). My computer is a Lenovo T61, 2500Mhz Intel
Core 2 Duo, nVidia Quadro NVS 140M with 512 mb Dedicated.  At first I thought it may have to do with upgrading the driver to the latest nvidia released version, but then I decided to downgrade back to the version last released by Lenovo.  Still getting
the BSODs.  I've also ran memory check and passed.  Anything else I can check?

Below is a copy of the crash dump that I usually get.
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A:BSOD Lenovo T61 XP SP3 related to nvidia drivers

As JMH3143 suggests 4 of 6 of the original and these two all point to your video driver.  The two newest aren't driver verified but the evidence is accumulating that it is the video driver.
There newer drivers available that you should update to.

The Nv4_disp.dll file is used by Nvidia graphics card drivers. It is used to increase the performance of Nvidia components
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Ken\Desktop\Mini010614-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*H:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*H:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.130704-0421
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720
Debug session time: Mon Jan 6 22:36:49.656 2014 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:34:00.390
Loading Kernel Symbols

BugCheck 1000008E, {e0000001, b4248925, a16ae850, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nv4_disp.dll
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loa... Read more

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I keep getting a BSOD and computer will restart by itself.
I don't know if this is the cause of hardware problems or malware. 
Will post whatever logs that are needed.

A:Can't tell if Malware or hardware related issues?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please run the following:Please download the appropriate version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.exe) from here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/ (for 32bit systems)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/ (for 64bit systems)save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I want to install a new mb on a pc but I'm thinking that when I try to start the pc after connecting the old hdd, the os won't recognize the mb. The OS if I remember correctly is XP home. It was an OEM, so can I use the original recovery disks that came with the system?

A:Solved: 1 of 3 hardware related issues

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My son wanted a new PC so we decided to build one, parts list is below.

The MB arrived DOA and we just got it back. Put everything together and posts ok now. We are getting hung up while installing windows 10 from a USB stick.

With the issues we are having I am wondering if something we bought is not compatible with the rest of the hardware. I double and triple checked the components for compatibility but maybe I missed something?

Boots from USB. Transfers files to HDD. Starts windows install. Gets through the install to a restart, boots back to the windows splash screen with waiting circle and then stops with error "PC restarted unexpectedly. Restart your PC and start the install again"

Restart PC and goes back to Windows splash screen with waiting circle then blue screen

"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info and then we will restart for you."gives a % complete readout and a stop code of WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR.

When I look this up on windows help it says to update windows or roll back to a previous version. I cant do either of these as windows is not and had not been installed ever.

I have tried - re-seating the ram and GPU. Tried with one stick of ram and then the other. All 3 times the PC ran through the same scenario as above with the same 2 errors.

I am at a loss for what to do next. Any and all help is appreciated.

Motherboard - GA-990FX-Gaming Rev 1.0
Processor - FX 8300 B... Read more

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I need to change the hardware acceleration settings, but when I go to advanced display settings trouble shoot tab the button is shaded grey and unclickable. I've updated to the latest driver and cannot find the settings in the Nvidia Control Panel to change the hardware acceleration.

Can anyone help out?

A:Win7 Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Hardware Acceleration issues.

Can you please tell us why you would like to disable that? I'm guessing it's unnecessary for whatever you're trying to accomplish by doing that.

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Long story, starts with my right click starting to lag for about 2-4 seconds whenever it was clicked about a month or so ago. At first it was intermittent then all the time and it affects the right click everywhere (desktop, applications, games). I discover its not the mouse, but I have no way of knowing what it is so I bind the side button next to it to right click and live with it and after about 3 weeks it goes away.

Then my 8800 gts dies while playing COD6 and I order an ATI 5770 to replace it, thinking its toast. While its being shipped I cook the 8800gts successfully in the oven and its back to working fine, but I've already ordered the 5770. Once it comes I uninstall all my nvidia drivers and run driver sweeper in safe mode then install it, but I can't get the ATI drivers or catalyst control center to run for the life of me. I talk with XFX tech support for a few days and I did everything I could before concluding there was no way I could make it work without reformatting so I return the card for a refund.

Now back on my 8800gts for about 3 days the right click lag just started up again after several hours of doing some work on Visual C# 2008 Express Edition. Now the XFX tech supports best idea was that there was something wrong with my .NET framework or C++ redistributable. Now that I've been working in VCEE for a few hours, both would have been used and thats when the right click lag came back so I'm thinking there is an issue with something in one of those. When t... Read more

A:Nvidia and ATI drivers issues

Boot into safe mode and see if you have the right click issue.

It is most likely from some 3rd party software you installed. Lesser known ones, more likely.

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I have a lenovo y 580 which I purchased in janurary. I ran a hardware test and failed the PCI Express Status test. I got the result code WPE001001-HI9D8E but I do not know what that means or how to fix it, please help. 

A:Failed hardware scan y580

Dear Customer 
Welcome in lenovo forums 
Please test the machine using an application called Lenovo Soultion Center Quick test , just use the below application to download and install that applicaiton :-
Link : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?LegacyDocID=LENV-DIAGS#lsc
Please run the test and let me know if you got any erros 

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Windows 8.1 RTM added 10GB of Nvidia files to DriverStore.

My Windows 8.1 Pro x64 RTM clean install used about 16 to 17 GB of disk space. After installing Nvidia GeForce 326.01 drivers via Windows Update, the disk usage went up 10 GB!

Checking the contents of C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository folder found 37 nv* folders (totaling 10GB) containing Nvidia drivers, all with a creation date similar to date & time of Nvidia GeForce 326.01 driver installation through Windows Update. Probably explains why the Windows Update progress bar lingered at 0% for several minutes when the Nvidia drivers were being installed.

This didn't happen on the same computer with Nvidia GeForce drivers installation via Windows Update on Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM.

I noticed a similar inquiry posted on the Microsoft Community forums but no significant replies.

Has anyone experienced this? I'm inclined to just delete the folders.

A:Issues with W8.1 Nvidia drivers from Windows Update

Instead of remove these folders. Just uninstall the update:
Invoke Windows updates from Control PanelClick on Update History->Installed Updates then uninstall it (whatever the KB# is for Nvidia GForce)Go to nvidia.com and download the driverUse custom install from nvidia installer. On the next screen, select "Clean Install"

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Hi, this is an issue with Alienware Graphics Amplifier. I have the nvidia GTX 1070 and downloaded the latest nvidia 372.54 drivers. However, there was performance issue and the frame rates for games have dropped. Specifically, Rise of the Tomb Raider running at 1440p has dropped to 55fps on average.
I have since rolled back the drivers to the previous nvidia 368.81 drivers and the frame rates have gone back up to 70. Anyone having the same issue?

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My laptop XPS 15 9560
I noticed that If I tried to update my nvidia card drivers via the nvidia geforce app I start to see blue screens.

I've now reverted to the dell nvidia drivers via support assist and things have settled down now.

In the future should I always get my Nvidia drivers via Support assist and if so why? Whats the difference?


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I can't tell exactly which could be causing these issues as I updated my flash to 10.1 and my NVIDIA drivers to the latest 257.21 (upgrading from 197.45) at the same time, but I am now (coincidentally?) seeing the two following issues:

1) When playing embedded flash videos in web pages, there is sometimes a green/garbled area on parts of the screen that I never noticed before

2) In re-generating thumbnails of flv videos on my computer, various ones' thumbnail previews are a mostly (or totally) grey/garbled/snow-screen picture

Anyone else experiencing this or having similar issues with one or the other or both?

Just curious.

A:Issues with Adobe Flash 10.1 or latest NVIDIA 257.21 drivers or both?

I'd start by rolling back the video driver and simply rerunning what your were when you experienced the issue, if it goes away you have your answer and a simple fix, if not I'd see if there are posts discussing the 10.1 flash and how folks are dealing with it.

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I have a computer running windows 98.
It is a Dell Dimension XPS T450.
I put a new hard drive in it because the old one was dead.
It has a pentium III.

My issues are probably all connected. I think I mainly need to reinstall a bunch of drivers for all the things that aren't working, but I'm not sure.

So here are my issues:

>>All my PCI devices aren't installed properly. In the device manager there are question marks on all the PCI hardware. most importantly the ethernet adapter.

>>The internet doesn't work I've tried manually putting in the IP address/gateways etc. my first problem is probably the cause of this one as well.

>>my only display resolution is 640x480. which sucks. the monitor shows up in the device manager as being properly installed and what not, but i'm unable to connect to the internet to download a new driver.

So the question is....can i get drivers for my devices without being able to connect to the internet?

is that really the problem or did i balls something up because i've never really done this before.

This computer is a secondary computer, but i've been working on it for a while now and would like to get it fully up and running, so any help would be appriciated. thanks.

A:Windows 98 hardware issues--pci/drivers/display/etc

The problem is you dont have any drivers installed. starting with your motherboard drivers. all the drivers you should need would be on the Dell resource disk that came with your computer.

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Hey guys,

I installed vista a couple of months ago and liked it apart from the fact it wouldn't recognise my onboard soundcard on my laptop, I finally got that sorted the other day.

Anyway my first issue is with sound on my laptop.
I have a Creative Soundblaster 24 live USB and Creative T7700 7.1 surround in my room, and I have a Realtek onboard card. I want to set it up so I can easily select between devices, so that when I'm at my desk the usb card works and when I'm not it switches to onboard. I believe you could do this in XP with 'Hardware Profiles' Vista doesn't appear to have that option. Is there a way to tell Vista that when the USB card is in use it and when it isn't use the other one?

Second issue is a driver one for some reason Vista won't install simple devices such as pen drives, USB hard drives etc. The things that when I plug them in on XP it would automatically install. It says it cannot find the drivers, I hope this is a problems with my system and not a 'feature' of Vista. (I thought it was an upgrade)

Another little issue is that I cannot get drivers for something in my device manager called 'Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus' it's not a big deal I assume it is the 56k modem on my machine which I will likely never use, but I like things tidy and all working

My laptop is a Mesh Ultima PCI-E

Basically a Clevo D900T chassis (used my Sager and Alienware also)
Windows Vista Home Premium
3.4ghz P4 w/ HT
3gb RAM
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A:A couple of Vista issues, Hardware Profiles and Drivers

Re Hardware Profiles....
Re USB/Pen Drives....
Click Start> right click Computer> Manage> Disk Management> right click USB Drive and click Activate.
Re Onboard Modem....
Disable in BIOS.

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Hey all, I recently installed an SSD in my old y580 laptop and reinstalled windows 10 but windows is registering the touchpad as a mouse plugged into the PS/2 port. As such, the touchpad inputs are far from optimized and no multi-finger gestures are being recognized (including scrolling  ). The previous HDD recently died but definitely used elan/synaptics drivers. I've had this problem occur on other Lenovo laptops and I've seen others posting about it on here, but never for the y580 and I've never been able to solve it. I've downloaded all of the touchpad drivers on the support page for my serial number but none of them go up to windows 10 and all of them result in an error message that reads that the Realtek Bluetooth Suite isn't compatible with this version of windows. I've also downloaded 15-20 different drivers for windows 10 elan/synaptics touchpads from varying newer lenovo laptops but none of them recognize my touchpad either. Any help would be super appreciated.

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Hi all;
Currently, i owned a Lenovo Y580 and defnitely want to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Here is a couple of questions.

Question 1:
I am using an Intel SSD (solid state drive) 330 series as my main drive (NOT a hard disk) and just wondering if i need the following driver being:
- Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7, and
- Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?

Question 2: The sequence of loading the drivers.
As i need to re-install all the drivers for Windows 7, please kindly advice what are the sequence for me to load the drivers?

Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
BIOS: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Bluetooth and Modem: Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Camera: Camera Driver (Bison, Chicony, AzureWave) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Card Reader: Jmirco Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Chipset Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Management Engine Interface for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
General Information: Hotfix for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Mouse and KeyBoard: TouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Networking LAN (Ehternet): Atheros LAN Driver for Mi... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Y580: Sequence for downloading drivers.

Hi cheesum, Did you look here ? Windows 8 - Downgrade Instructions

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I need to update my Ideapad y580 type 2099 to windows 10, but Microsoft told me it is not compatible.  Microsoft told me that I could probably upgrade it to windows 10 but I need to contact Lenovo to make sure there are available drivers...

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i got this update through windows update and i already using my lasted nvidia driver 266.58 so what is this .....

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Release DATE 3/31/2011 (published)

Update type: Optional

nVidia Display, Other hardware software update released in February, 2011

A:nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Quote: Originally Posted by Overson

i got this update through windows update and i already using my lasted nvidia driver 266.58 so what is this .....

nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

Release DATE 3/31/2011 (published)

Update type: Optional

nVidia Display, Other hardware software update released in February, 2011

Hello Overson, welcome to the forum

Windows update does not necessarily install the newest drivers . If you are having no problems with the driver 266.58 then I would stay with that one

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This is a long standing question. Which drivers should I use? I have graphical issues with the current Drivers from Dell.
Any ideas what are the advantages of Dell's drivers over the ones from Intel/NVIDIA web site and do the even work? What will I lose if I use the latter?

A:Inspiron 7567 which drivers? Dell drivers or Intel/NVIDIA graphics drivers?

Dell drivers are Intel/Nvidia drivers that are customized for your exact model and should be used. They are available at Dell Support if you have to reinstall.

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Alright, here's the deal.
? Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, with SP2 RC.
? nVidia Gforce 9600 GT

Never had problems updating the drivers to their latest versions (downloaded from nvidia.com) until I de-installed Spybot (that crappy anti-spyware thing).

After that, everytime I try to install (after a deinstallation) or update the current drivers nothing happens. Install runs fine, copies files, reboots and voila... same drivers as before.

The only drivers that actually I was able to install were the 178.13 via the internal Windows Update. That's it. If I don't install them, the VGA card is shown as "vgasave" in the Device Manager.

I'm quite fed up with this and planning to reinstall Vista, but backuping everything up is going to be a real hassle, that's why I'm trying to find out a possible solution to this beforehand.

Any suggestions?.
Thanks in advance!

A:Updating nVidia drivers / nVidia Geforde 9600 GT

since you plan to reinstall windows, it cant hurt to try this first:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

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I have a Geforce 8200 installed in my computer but everytime i try to update my drivers to the newest 8200 drivers. it installed Geforce 9200 drivers...
i call nvidia and they said that 9200 is the same as 8200 and the drivers will work flawless with my 8200...
well they are totally wrong. with the 9200 installed, my HDMI screen flickers all the time then if i had the 8200 drivers in....
but here is the catch...since i updated i can't remember that driver i had installed that worked...
whenever i got to the nvidia site to get a 8200 driver
they send me to the 9200 driver page.
just want to know where i can get reliable 8200 drivers and if anyone knows a good 8200 driver that was the best out of the batch of them
i know i have have high hopes
but got to ask somewhere.

A:Nvidia 8200 Drivers /Nvidia 9200

If you go to the File Hippo site you will find lots of past version Nvidia drivers but you might be up against it if you can't remember the driver version you want. Trial and error maybe the only way to go.
If you do decide to try different versions I'd be using driver sweeper between installing.

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I`ve got an Nvidia 7600GT card which will be upgraded to a 7900GTO next week. Do I have to remove the existing Nvidia drivers before installing?

A:Remove Nvidia drivers for new Nvidia install?

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I have Windows 2000 running on an Athlon XP 2300 with 2 two brand new sticks of Viking 512 RAM. After surfing the web for a few minutes, my Internet Explorer gives the message that it has encountered an error and will be restarted. I scanned for viruses and spyware but no problems were detected. I uninstalled and reinstalled Internet Explorer 6.0 but the problem persisted. As a last ditch effort, I reformatted the drive and re-installed Windows 2000 from scratch. Before connecting to the Internet, I re-installed zone alarm pro and all my anti-spyware and antivirus software and immunized the system. After connecting back to the internet for the first time, the problem started happening again. I haven't been to any suspicious websites and no problems are being detected with Norton 2005 or any of the antispyware software (AdAware, Spybot, Microsoft AntiSpyware, and SpySweeper) I have only installed one update (upgrade from IE 5 to IE 6) because Internet Explorer will not stay open long enough to start the process from Microsoft website. My HiJack this log is clean and contained very few entries since its a fresh install. Since I could not find a solution to my problem, I installed Mozilla Firefox instead and guess what is happening....That's right, Mozilla won't stay open either. I am about to pull my hair out trying to figure out what is wrong. Anyone got any ideas? Could this be some kinda hardware related problem

A:Help!! Could this be hardware related?

it firefox wont stay open,

try this, (not a full fix but it will stop the program from closing)
right click on the firefox shortcut icon

then go to ptoperties then click on the tab that says compatability

then run in compatability mode of windows 98.
this should stop it from closing
(not 100%sure if windows 2000 has this.)
i used windows 2000 for aout a week then decided it sucks and went to windows xp.

(windows 2000 always crashed when i would have 2 games running at the same time)

now with windows xp, i can do a msonfig tweak and registry edit
and i can now run battlefield 1942, and starwars jedi academy at the same time with no problem

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I just upgraded to W7 a few days ago, and have been getting semi-random BSODs that appear to be due to my graphics card. (dump files attached)

The error seems to happen when changing display modes. Once when viewing multiple IE windows (probably an Aero issue), but it consistently generates in Madden 04 (yeah, cutting edge, right?). Anyway, when it happens in Madden, it's always immediately after finishing a game situation and going to the results screen (full interactive 3D to video-ish style rendering). The frustrating part is that it doesn't happen every time that combo occurs, but if it pops, that's where it happens.

Asus CG5270
8 gb RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz
Nvidia GeForce GT220

It looks like the Nvidia driver is the most likely culprit (and seems to appear in the forums where this issue comes up).

I started out with the 191.05 driver (got the errors), tried the 186.xx that came with the Asus W7 upgrade disk (got some weird visual artifacts on restart and immediately rolled back), and finally found the 195.55 beta drivers which seem to perform the best.

Updated the BIOS yesterday to the newest file from asus.com (along with chipset and audio drivers), which seemed to give stability for a few hours, and then the errors started up again. I don't know if there's any overclocking going on in the manufacturer BIOS file, but it seems more like an unhandled error in the graphics interface.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Video Related BSOD (Nvidia)

I've been getting frequent and repeated system freezes (in games and in Windows, BSODs and just plain FREEZEs), I've downloaded and installed every beta and official driver from nvidia, and I have to say, the GT220 is the hands down crappiest piece of hardware I've ever purchased.

If it can't run a five year old game at medium res without crashing, it shouldn't be marketed with anything more modern than a Pentium 2.

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Posted in another forum but no help as of yet :(

Hi, I have a new custom built computer put together by someone I work with. I have been plagued with problems and I think it's hardware related. I got my friend to reinstall Windows but it crashed several times before install completed. He said he tried on my SSD and Samsung HD but still the same problems occur.

Ran Memtest and passed several cycles but tried again and got errors. I removed a ram stick and it passed but got a BSOD after 30 minutes of browsing the web. Then the other stick had the same problems but passed Memtest for 20 minutes until the text on screen garbled where errors are usually listed. I reran test and it passed for a long time. I have no overclock and everything is running at correct voltage.

Seems to be very random and can happen when purposely restarting my PC or doing barely anything at all.

I'm starting to think it's either the RAM or motherboard causing the problems. Here are my components-

i7 2600k
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2 Z68
8 GB G.Skill 1866 Ram
ATI 6950
OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD
1TB Samsung HD
Corsair HX850W PSU

I include my last batch of crash dumps since I had Windows reinstalled. Thanks in advance. I might have to RMA something but want to narrow things down.

A:BSOD's...hardware related?

Latest Minidump, hope I can get some advice.

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I have started receiving F4 BSOD crashes in the past month.

Today I have decided to format everything, however, I still started to get more F4 BSOD a few hours afterwards.

These are the dumps. If anyone could help me identify the problem.

A:BSOD F4, most likely hardware related.

Dumps are not enough to debug a stop 0xF4 BSOD. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Attach the data with your reply post.

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Following up on cybertech's advice
"These are generally realated to hardware problems. Could be anything from your powersupply to faulty ram.

I suggest you post in the hardware forum for help with finding the cause."

I have posted the WinDbg details on my BSOD:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.9.0003.113 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini111708-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720
Debug session time: Mon Nov 17 18:19:26.156 2008 (GMT+11)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:03:36.875
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000000A, {49, 2, 1, 80540990}

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A:bsod related to hardware??

Well got no idea what all that stuff means, but you need to find a way of isolating the problem, so start by removing/disconnecting unessential components, such as the Optical drive, secondary HDDs and any extra memory modules (you only need one).
Then if you have more than one memory module try them out one by one and see if it helps.

If you still have a problem, swap out the PSU for one you know works. If you still have problems then its time to really get your hands dirty and do the following:

1.remove the components from the case and lay them on a flat non metallic surface.
2. make sure you are still only using the essential components: Motherboard, processor, 1 stick of memory, HDD and PSU.
3. Switch on the machine by shorting out the power switch pins on the motherboard.
4. Swap out the remaining components 1 at a time until the problem stops. You will already have eliminated the PSU and memory at this point, so try the HDD and processor next, if its still a problem then its almost cirtainly your motherboard.

If you need any help swapping out parts and assembling/disassembling the PC see the animations on my site here: www.pcityourself.com/building

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Hello everyone, i really hope someone can help me with this. My laptop, an asus R1E tablet, keeps blue screening. The error on the blue screen sometimes says "memory management" and sometimes says "IRQL less or not equal" or something like that. The strange thing is that i only get a blue screen whenever i move my computer. I often work with it on my lap, and when i move it too quickly or suddenly it blue screens. I've tried taking out my ram and plugging it back in, but this is about the extent of my expertise. I have already run the free downloadable version of memtest on my computer and it didn't find any errors. Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated. I am a sophomore in college, so my laptop is pretty much a necessity...thank you all. Oh, also when i checked my ram, i found that i had two different types of ram installed in my computer, like they were made by separate companies. Not sure if this matters, but it might help you guys find an answer.

A:Hardware related BSOD

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Which board is better? I am currently running Board A and was wondering if Board B is worth it to upgrade or if Board A can work and I just need a better processor. If it isn't a major jump, I dont know crap about this stuff. I have a 9400 GT gfx card with 2GBs of RAM on a 18Mbps net connection and I am only pulling 20 fps so I have concluded its my crappy board/processor. Thats with all settings on low.
Board A (What I have):
ECS Web Site

Currently running this for a processor: (Specs are on the right side tab)
Newegg.com - Intel Celeron 440 Conroe-L 2.0GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 35W Single-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


Board B: (Which I would purchase)
MSI K9N6PGM2-V Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 6100, Socket AM2, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express, 10100 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID at TigerDirect.com

And run this processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Processor ADO4400IAA5DO - 2.30GHz, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MTs) FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, OEM, Socket AM2, Processor at TigerDirect.com

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Windows XP
512 ram 80 GB HD or so

Computer worked great for like 2 years. Then had a problem that I fixed with microsoft windows recovery console.

Then about 3 weeks later the computer broke down again, this time, it seemed more complicated.

I got problems saying something was wrong with system32/drivers/ntfs.sys

When trying to boot from CD:

- "setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 4. Setup cannot continue. Pres any key to exit"

-An unexpected error (536805376) occured at line 176 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c.

No idea where to start. Could it be a problem with the physical hard disk or physical memory? Where do I go from here.

BTW I do not have any other RAM or HD that I can plug into this comp to test it out.

Thanks a lot in advance for whatever help you can provide.

A:Bad problem...hardware Related??

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Hi guys,

I need some short and straight-forward answers for these question at this step.
Thank you all very much in advance for the answers. :

1- How is a bit stored on RAM or HDD? I mean, there should be some units like a box to be used for storing a bit whether that bit is 1 or 0. If so, what is the name of such boxes? Are they named flip-flop?

2- How is a virtual CPU used and what is the hyper-threading?

3-What is a cache? What is its levels for (L1, L2, L3)? Is a cache visible? Can CPUs work without a cache? And how do I be able to see the memory size of my computer?s CPU cache?

4- Do ROMs exist nowadays? If not, what instead of them?

5- Is there something named ?Flash Dish??! (I haven't heard this!)

6- What is a cluster in a HDD?

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Here's my problem. I have a Dell Dimension 5150, I'm using an iKey usb keyboard loaned to me because my regular keyboard died. An hour ago I got a virus (Yay, team Stopzilla) and decided, okay, I'll just reformat my hard drive and run a clean slate. But...BUT...when I turn off the computer and try to go into the bios, the machine won't recognize the keyboard until Windows XP is running! I cannot get into my bios! Any suggestions? I need help FAST!

A:Xp-related Hardware Issue?

You will need to connect a PS2 keyboard, if available. Or a wired USB keyboard, is this "iKey" keyboard is wireless.

If wired, try different USB ports on your machine. Some may be recognized before entering Windows.


Also, if you have a virus, I suggest not formatting your harddrive and instead posting to the Virus & Other Malware Removal section of this site.

There are trained Malware Removal Experts there who can clean your computer.

Before you post there though, you need to read this.

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My PC has been giving me the BSOD, but unfortunately at times when I'm not present, so I'm not entirely sure what the cause could be. I've had bsod of death in the past due to faulty RAM, which I figured out using MemTest. However, I've ran this and Prime successfully for over an hour so I think that these bsods are not due to faulty hardware.

I haven't installed any new hardware recently, but I did re-install a driver for my Belkin F6D4050 v1 wireless dongle. However, I did this to try and eliminate another problem with my broadband dropping out (I've since discovered that this is due to my ADSL line and so not to do with the dongle). The driver was exactly the same driver as when my PC was stable, so I can't see a reason why it would be this.

The other thing to note drivers-wise is that I can't seem to find a driver to get rid of two yellow exclamation marks in device manager. These are to do with a Belkin bluetooth dongle that I have: F8T017, which you will probably see in one of the attached files. However, I have never been able to get rid of these, so these have been there while my pc was stable before.

Anyway, I've followed the instructions on: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

I would appreciate if an expert could figure out what's going on.

Here's some basic info about my pc:
Self-built pc
Vista x64
System and OS age: around 2 years
CPU: Intel Q6600
GFX: GeForce 8800 GTS
Mobo: Abit IP35 pro
PSU: Corsair HX Series 620W

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A:BSOD unlikely to be hardware related

No BSOD info in the upload, or in the MSINFO32 file.
Please follow these directions to capture the memory dumps:


Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service (not RapidShare as the analysts usually can't download from it) - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): http://www.carrona.org/setmini.html

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This is a new rig i built, on the first two days of use it ran fine with windows 7 64-bit, but then gave me consistent blue screens of death (Mostly PAGE_FILE_IN_NONPAGED_AREA but it differs from time to time) and after much fighting with drivers, reconnecting everything i re-formatted and installed windows 7 again. but a while later it happened again (the same day).

I ran memory tests on the RAM several times and it came out without errors.
so i re-formatted again and this time installed windows xp 32-bit thinking it might be 64-bit driver issues.
but later the blue screens appeared againg and again.
I ran IntelBurnTest to see if it's the CPU, I tried different RAM sticks, tried different GPUs and tried Furmark.
But the problem cannot be re-created. I tried all of them together to see if anything crashes, but 2 hours later still nothing.
My current suspects are the Motherboard and the Hard Drive (chckdisk came out okay though).

I really don't know what to do with this i'm pretty stuck.
I'll upload some Dump files from my Minidump folder, i hope it contains the answer to this mystery.
I'm pretty sure it's not drivers or software because it crashed clean windows (even on safe mode)
and because i used various versions of drivers to no worth.

Thank you for reading this and trying to help :)

Motherboard: Asus M2N-e (Non-SLI)
CPU: AMD Athlon II x3 445
RAM: 2*2GB Kingston DDR2 800MHz CL6
GPU: AMD Radeon HD5770
PSU: SeaSonic SS-500ET
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A:Probably Hardware-related BSODs

Forgot dump file :P

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Hello this is my first post and this might be a long post .
these are the problems my computer is suffering with.

I have a Intel p 945 mercury motherboard ,
Intel core 2 duo 2.66ghz
2 gb ram,
1024 mb sparkle gpu,
two hdds 160gb and a 40gb.

Two hdds running simultaneously on my computer . a few months ago this problem started what is happening is my pc has become slow and is playing chopped sound , videos and games.

And eveything has become slow . sometimes i have even recieved the message saying a disk read error , but after restarting i dont recieve any message . and have a normal boot .
I have changed the hdd but it went in vain. changed the hdd cables that also went in vain .

now the problem has become more severe .

And i have observed that even though no program uses the core . but the core usage exceeds to 85%, normally i fix my own computer problems but this time its a serious situation . so please help.

A:Having Hardware related problem for sure..need help

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Hi to all this is my first post , I will like to see if someone can tell if this is a Hardware or Software related?

I went to my sister house and she told me the computer do not boot up and when we try it again the screen displayed in small letters "no sistem imput"

can someone help me to find out the problem?

A:Hardware or Software related?

Most likely cause is a failed hard drive. If the computer is three years old, or more, or has a Quantum, Maxtor, or silver colored Western Digital drive, that is the problem most of the time.
Luckily you can now get large drives cheaply at www.newegg.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.directron.com, www.outpost.com, www.TigerDirect.com, and many others.
Do you have the install disc set that will be needed.
If you have valuable data that will need to be recovered, that can SOMETIMES be done, but that is a separate question.

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Hello all,

A few days ago, my girlfriend was using my laptop and it shutdown on her randomly. When she tried to boot it back up, it asked her if she wanted to repair or try to start windows normally. She attempted the repair option, but this essentially told her that it could not fix the problem by itself.

When I got a chance to look at it, I noticed the same thing. I also tried going back to restore points, going into safe mode and uninstalling and then reinstalling all drivers, and even attempted enable services and programs individually and then attempt to start up. All of them resulted in the same problem when trying to start normally: We get to the Windows 7 logo, it blinks and then freezes, and then will restart itself.

Eventually I found a forum online that suggested uninstalling the video drivers and starting windows normally, and this actually allowed me to get in to the system without using safe mode. After I got in, I installed the latest drivers from Nvidia for my operating system and GPU. Another crash, so back to safe mode, remove drivers, and get back in to normal starting conditions.

I even tried a suggested method I found on here saying that I should install the drivers using a modified INF file. The explanation was that all of the drivers were made for desktop computers and would often not work. I was pretty confident that the drivers from HP should work on my laptop, and if not, the drivers from Nvidia were specifically for a mobile card, so should ... Read more

A:Windows 7 hang related to Nvidia 8400m GS

You've described the exact situation I'm in now.
Really appreciate if you can share your solution.


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I just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit) yesterday and I have a problem none of my computer friends can fix!

Whenever I play high quality movies or use Google Earth my computer fan starts whirring really fast for about 2 or 3 second then the computer shuts off. I am able to replicate this when I try to get a Windows Experience Index Rating. My computer will shut of when running the first process "3D Directx9" (that is what I THINK it is called).

This is tied to my NVIDIA Driver somehow because I was advised to roll back my "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M" Driver. Afterwards, the display was stretched (as expected) and I was able to run the WEI Rating for a score of 1 based on "graphics" and "gaming graphics".

I reinstalled my driver because the stretched display bothered me a lot, but I really need this problem fixed.

Thank you to anyone who can help out!

A:Unexplained Shut Down related to NVIDIA Driver


To me it sounds like classic overheating symptoms. If this is the situation, it must be corrected as it can damage the hardware.

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Ok so here is the scoop...I build this machine in 2007 of high school and at the time..I grabbed some pretty nice parts (as you can see in my profile for the specs of the machine). While the parts were great, I have always had problems since day 1..and they keep getting worse. In the beginning, it was random BSOD's from Logitech drivers (which they eventually patched), then sound card issues with no sound on most boots (which have returned), to multiple dead hard drives and sata connected devices (which never gave a BSOD or error report, just a solid freeze), to now this!
Seagate is sending me a new hard drive, so the one I'm using is temporary..but yea basically besides the problems above, having a different hard drive solved the random freezes. I am also running a new install of Windows 7 Professional x64.

It is rare that I get a BSOD...which sucks...but now that I have one I'm trying a couple last attempts to solve my problems before throwing the board into Lake Michigan.

The dump is attached, along with the system health report (I think I followed all the instructions necessary to post)

Like I said...problem after problem since day 1...Seagate was nice enough to replace the drive...and Asus replaced 2 SATA CD/DVD Burners..so that's nice..but everything else...no go. I had talked to a ton of people on the EVGA forums..but they eventually gave up (lol).

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A:BSOD DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE 0x0000009f nvidia related

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.

Since you only have one DMP and it is related to pci.sys I would start by running a system files check.

If you Overclocking I would stop at least to test.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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Error Code:
0x0000008E (0x000005, 0x804DA0A2, 0XF8605564, 0x00000000)

My friend recently wanted me to fix his computer.
Previously it was a BSOD and it was very similar to the problem I have now.
His computer is a Sony VGC-V2M.

The BSOD happened whilst he was playing a game. He said that after playing the game and waiting for about 10 seconds or so the BSOD would happen.
When he bought it to my, I simply used the XP CD to format the partitions and then recovered his computer using the Sony Vaio Recovery Disc.
I fixed his computer and he was able to play.

Then a few days later he had the BSOD again. Im not sure whether it was the same but it was related as he was playing the same game. Hes addicted to that game. I told him to stop playing but he wont listen. Anyway
I try to use the same method again but this time it was more severe.
What I mean is that when you turn on the computer there are lots of parallel PINK vertical lines over the screen. This is when the logo is showing so you can go into safe mode from there etc. Also there are a few of these lines not Pink but a few blue when the welcome screen appears.

Then when it boots into windows There are no vertical lines when the resolution is 800x600 but when I increase it to 1024x768 resolution the pink vertical lines appear all over the screen.

At this point this is using the XP CD and not the operating system on the recovery CD.
I have tried all of the recovery methods on that CD but after it says you computer w... Read more

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I keep getting BSOD and it's driving me crazy, bought two new sticks of memory so it can't be that, even took the thing apart cleaned out all little bits of dust etc, went as far as resetting the CMOS.
This all started a week ago when the pc just powered out, cut out in the middle of using it. When I turned it back on I had to reset the bios (no idea what the setting were before but I believe it had been overclocked)
Installed a fresh cope of vista 32 bit and still BSOD here are the crash reports and dump files, please help!

System Information (local)

computer name: WALLACE-PC
windows version: Windows Vista , 6.0, build: 6000
windows dir: C:\Windows
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz Intel586, level: 6
4 logical processors, active mask: 15
RAM: 3487891456 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 2012446720

Crash Dump Analysis

Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.

On Thu 06/10/2011 19:39:29 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini100611-07.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ecache.sys (ecache+0x975B)
Bugcheck code: 0x1000008E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFFFFF8ABE475B, 0xFFFFFFFFA81E3B9C, 0x0)
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A:BSOD back again vista 32 bit, nvidia related?

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

What program did you use to generate the crash dump reports? I ask because I have some questions about the conclusions that it reaches (in particular, the statement that hall.dll errors are likely to be driver based).

Also, most BSOD's are caused by problematic 3rd party drivers - but this listing shows 9 memory dumps and 6 different BSOD error codes. This sort of pattern usually indicates a hardware problem (which is where we start), but it can also be a result of compatibility or low-level driver issues.

So, I suggest starting with these free diagnostics. I suspect your hard drive, so that test is (IMO) the most important one for now:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

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Hello everyone!
I could really use your help

My AR51M started acting up about 3 weeks ago, at which point it slowed down when starting up, and started randomly crashing and restarting. Automatically, I tried System Restore (even though there hadn't been any recent software or hardware changes) but to no avail!

Basically, it will start up normally, but will crash after a short period of time. If there is sound playing, it will continue to loop the last 500ms of that clip. Then, when I turn it back on again, the graphics are a bit weird with lines running vertically down the screen with artefacts around and about. When this occurs it would only start up on Safe Mode.

I've also tried thorough antivirus scans but nothing has shown up.

I turned off automatic restart, and the next time it crashed a BSOD came up with the error code STOP 0x00000124 (0x00000000 0x93133028 0xF2000040 0x00000800). After a bit of research, this seems to be linked to the nVidia graphics card, Vista and perhaps the sound drivers, because turning off the SigmaTel helped for a day or so, but then it just played up again. I've tried to update all of the related drivers but they appear to be up to date.

I burned my recovery disks from the partition, and then tried to restore both the C Drive and the whole system. The C drive restore told me to use the whole restore. Using the latter failed at about 30% with the error 305:69, 319, 320 and 330.

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A:Crashing and BSOD, possibly nVidia related

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Greetings all,
I'm having a persistent BSOD on boot that seems to me pointing me in the direction of a specific file, nvlddmkm.sys, which Google tells me is an Nvidia driver file. I see plenty of instances of this file causing blue screens but after following the advice listed on those pages and following the common steps one uses to resolve a driver issue I'm not making any progress.

Here's the situation: I'd been using my computer all evening without issues, browsing the web primarily, and the system unexpectedly restarted. During boot my PC hits a snag and blue screens, restarting again. I'm able to boot into safe mode and if I delete my GPU driver in safemode I'm able to boot normally into windows (albeit with only the default VGA driver at 800x600 resolution). To the best of my knowledge (I'm the sole user of this machine) no software or hardware changes have been made to this machine in the past few weeks. I can see on Nvidia's website that the latest driver was published a few weeks ago but I have no recollection of installing it nor did I see any mention of it automatically installing in the background.

Googling leads me to believe that issues with nvlddmkm.sys are pretty common and in no way linked to a specific version of Nvidia's drivers. I followed the most generally agreed upon advice of using the backup copy stored in the Nvidia directory to replace the potentially corrupted one in the System32\Drivers folder and I'm still seeing the same blue screen.

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Laptop is a Sony Vaio VPC-F11KFX/B running Windows 7 64bit Home Premium.

I've had numerous random BSODs that occur no matter what activity I'm doing (web surfing, solitaire, CAD, photoshop, etc.). I've ran every available hardware check and everything passes. I've replaced memory with new DDR3 memory, no changes. I've replaced HDD with new with no changes. I've done several Windows repairs and/or clean reinstalls of Windows 7 64-bit from my recovery media but BSODs continue.

From what I've read, it seemed like it may be related to the Nvidia Geforce 310M GPU graphics driver. I booted into safe mode, un-installed the graphics driver, then rebooted and manually installed nvidia driver from their web site. I managed an almost full day before the BSOD problem returned.

Are Microsoft updates overriding my nvidia drivers and causing this problem to return?

I've attached the DM file collection to this post with all the system specs, minidumps, etc.

I'm close to believing the only salvation for this laptop is to install Linux.

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Built the system 3-4 weeks ago and all was well, running great. Then it started having crashing issues. The nVidia driver would crash and (sometimes) "recover" and give me the error message stating it recovered. Other times it crashes and will go to a blank screen, white, green or purple or other colors. Tried doing fresh install of nVidia drivers, no go. Tried reformatting and re-installing all fresh drivers, same issue. All files per the sticky are attached in a .zip. Please help!

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
64 bit
? What was original installed OS on system?
Win 7 64 bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Full Retail
? Age of system (hardware)
1 month
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
1 day, reformatted to see if it would resolve issue.
Intel i5 4570
? Video Card
EVGA nVidia GTX 660 2GB
? MotherBoard
ASRock Z87 Extreme3
? Power Supply - brand & wattage
Corsair CX600M 600w
? System Manufacturer
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)
Laptop or Desktop?

A:BSOD Crash - nVidia Graphics Related

Also! Seems to happen on image viewing websites where they have "fancy" image viewers. Apartment browsing, etc. Also crashes on Google Maps website. I'm using Chrome.

Also having issues with the audio through HDMI. HDMI goes from GTX 660 to monitor. From monitor I have headphone output to two speakers. Recently no audio and when I hit play on a song in iTunes or WMP it stops responding.

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