I am having trouble with my display driver. My computer frequently crashes and the cause according to Microsoft is due to a driver. When I watch a DVD and put it on pause the computer freezes up. It also happens when I play Microsoft Links. I was able to change the graphics choice on Microsoft Links to Software Renderer and the problem does not exist anymore for the Links 2001 Game. The Links game noticed that I was having trouble with my 3D Accelerator and gave me the option to switch to Software Renderer.
I have updated the driver for Nvidia GeForce 4 MX440 three times and I am now using the latest driver certified by Microsoft.
On the blue screen I received the following information when it crashed.
Stop 0X000000D1(0X0000029C, 0X0000029C, 0X00000000, 0XF7DE7BC6)
NV4_mini.sys_Address F7DECBC6 base at F7095000
date stamp 3dd96f72
During another crash when I was surfing the Internet I received the following
Stop 0X00000050 (0XE972CDC4, 0X00000000, 0XBF801EA5, 0X00000002)
***Wind 32K.sys - Address BF801EA5 base BF800000
Date Stamp 3db60462.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name YOUR-6VX36PVJAR
System Manufacturer Magnell
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1675 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG, 3/19/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
User Name YOUR-6VX36PVJAR\Tom
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 281.51 MB
Total Virtual Memory 1.72 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.29 GB
Page File Space 1.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Name NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_2870107D&REV_A3\4&2299AE5B&0&2808
Adapter Type GeForce4 MX 440/440SE, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version 126.96.36.19972
INF File oem24.inf (nv4 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 65536
Resolution 800 x 600 x 60 hertz
Memory Address 0xE4000000-0xE5FFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD0000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD8000000-0xD807FFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys (188.8.131.5272, 1.05 MB (1,104,282 bytes), 9/27/2002 4:38 PM)
Don't know what most of this means but maybe it will help.
This problem has been occurring for about six months or so. I do not know exactly why or how it started. It seems I get a lot of different technical information when it crashes but these are the two that I have written down so far.
Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated
This question was answered on February 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.This problem can be caused by:
1 A damaged Virtual Memory Manager Page file.
2 A faulty RAM (memory) module.
3 A RAM module that is NOT compatible with the computers chip set.
If the RAM is OK or changing it does NOT fix the problem:
01 Right-click My Computer and press Properties.
02 Select the Advanced tab.
03 Press the Settings button under Performance.
04 Select the Advanced tab.
05 Press the Change button under Virtual memory.
06 Select No paging file and press the Set button Press Yes if prompted.
07 Press OK, OK, and OK.
08 Shutdown and restart your computer.
09 Right-click My Computer and press Properties.
10 Select the Advanced tab.
11 Press the Settings button under Performance.
12 Select the Advanced tab.
13 Press the Change button under Virtual memory.
14 Select System Managed size and press the Set button Press Yes if prompted.
15 Press OK, OK, and OK.
16 Shutdown and restart your computer.
Check with your video card manufacturer
Product or Company Description: high-performance 3D processors
Main Number: (408) 617-4000
Fax: (408) 617-4100
World Wide Web: http://www.nvidia.com/
E-mail: [email protected]
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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2003