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I have a Dimension E521 and i get a crash wit a stock vid card

Hi i have a Dell Dimension E521 and i try to play games like Cod5 so i put in the stock video card because it was better then what i had in it and i get a Stop error or Bluee screen error stating the following (i heard its somthing to do with IRQL but i have a stock bios and cant change anything also i want a custom bios so i can over clock thanxs)

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:WINDOWSMinidumpMini092909-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*DownstreamStore*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.090206-1239
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055c720
Debug session time: Tue Sep 29 15:19:48.437 2009 (GMT-7)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:24:55.181
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.........................................
Unable to load image sthda.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sthda.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sthda.sys
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 100000D1, {b2a60000, 2, 1, b64c5d62}

Probably caused by : sthda.sys ( sthda+18d62 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: b2a60000, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: b64c5d62, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
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WRITE_ADDRESS: b2a60000

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

FAULTING_IP:
sthda+18d62
b64c5d62 f3a5 rep movs dword ptr es:[edi],dword ptr [esi]

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1

PROCESS_NAME: Idle

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from b64c7f25 to b64c5d62

STACK_TEXT:
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
80550398 b64c7f25 00000000 b2a60000 89d00c00 sthda+0x18d62
805503d4 b648c263 80550400 00001440 80550404 sthda+0x1af25
80550414 b648c704 00005040 8055b0c0 ffdff000 portcls!CPortPinWaveCyclic::RequestService+0x296
80550428 80545c4f 89232930 89232920 00000000 portcls!CServiceGroup::ServiceDpc+0x26
80550440 8055ae60 ffdffc50 00000000 8055ae60 nt!KiRetireDpcList+0x61
80550450 80545b34 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt!KiIdleThread0
80550454 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt!KiIdleLoop+0x28


STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
sthda+18d62
b64c5d62 f3a5 rep movs dword ptr es:[edi],dword ptr [esi]

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 0

SYMBOL_NAME: sthda+18d62

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: sthda

IMAGE_NAME: sthda.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 44c900cc

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_sthda+18d62

BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_sthda+18d62

Followup: MachineOwner
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Uninstall your video driver then update your driver for your stock video card

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Generally a driver error, boot in safe mode, uninstall the video driver in device manager so that the system will boot with the standard VGA graphics driver, then download and install the most current driver for the new video card.

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