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Blue screens when Nero Showtime or Pinnacle TV runs

I've downloaded the newest drivers from Nvidia and still get the Blue screens of death everytime. I Can't even run Skype. All of this since installing the card.

What do I check next to get this working?

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  • scottroy Aug 20, 2008

    I was asked if I verified compatibility with the board supplier -- A= Yes, I registered the Intel Mother board with XFX and turned in a workticket., Their response was to update drivers from NVidia. Did that.

    Ran c-cleaner to be sure of registry. Still BSOD's.

    BTW- I am on Win XP SP2. I installed this card with a full rebuild of XP. I did re-run the install CD before I updated the drivers from NVIdia.

    Is it possible there is a problem with the card and how can I find out?

    Thanks,
    Scott

  • scottroy Aug 20, 2008

    I've re-seated the card. I am not on a Dell. I have an Intel Motherboard acquired about 1 year ago. It is Vista certified and so is the XFX display card, but I am running XP (both the MB and XFX card are certified for XP too).

    Still BSOD's at the start of Nero Showtime, Pinnacle tv, etc.

  • scottroy Aug 20, 2008

    My Virus scan is McAfee and it runs constantly - is up to date. BSOD's have gone on for over a month. XFX doesn't seem to get back to me anymore.

  • scottroy Aug 21, 2008

    I rebooted without the XFX card again and tried the DVD Nero Showtime. This time I got the message "Requires directdraw acceleration. Enable it is DirectX diagnostic (dxdiag.exe). So I ran that and it got most of the way through the check and crashed (not even so much as a BSOD)

    When it came back I DL'd new directx install from MS. Installed, rebooted. This time it reported "May have been a problem trying to access DirectShow. Do you want to skip it?" I said YES. Then it finished the diagnostic and the rest OK.

    Tried Nero Showtime with a CD again and the same crash - no BSOD. So maybe I need a fix for Directshow or something that it ties to. But having just reinstalled DirectX, I thought that might have fixed DirectShow

  • scottroy Aug 21, 2008

    Just a refresh. This is a PCI-E board from XFX. THe Intel Motherboard has on-board VGA. I am getting the crashes when running the VGA too. But, with the XFX card it gets to the point of briefly displaying an BSOD. On the VGA, the screen just goes black and it restarts.

  • scottroy Aug 21, 2008

    Please before sending suggestions, read my whole set of comments. It is turning into a Blog of my exploits trying to solve this!

    Thanks

  • scottroy Aug 25, 2008

    I've checked the IRQ and found three items using IRQ 16, and the system says there is no conflict. The three items using IRQ 16 are:

    - Nvidia GEforece 8600GT
    - Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB universal host controller 27CB
    - Intel 946 GZ/PLIGL PCI Express rootport - 2971

    I installed the latest BIOS revision and chipset drivers from Intel (motherboard manufacturer). I ran system file checker to replace any corrupt system files in Windows. I did Windows updates again. Downloaded the latest driver from nvidia. I got the professional driver cleaner fromhttp://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php... and installed the cleaner. I then Uninstalled the current video drivers through the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs utility in the. Then, in safe mode I used the driver cleaner to clean only the NVIDIA drivers. I repeated this step a few times to completely clean the drivers out. I then installed the latest nVidia drivers.

    Still get the BSOD.

    Also, I am wondering if DirectShow is the problem. I ran DXdiag and it said that had a problem last time it ran. Then it gave me a BSOD. How do I reinstall directshow?

  • scottroy Aug 27, 2008

    I found that I still get the BSOD even when the nVidia card is disabled. It seems related to the DirectShow problem I nooted above. How do I get that corrected with DIrectX 9 and Win XP SP3?

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Hi,

Pls try:
reset the CMOS/BIOS to "Default";
after doing so, set only the day/date/time, all others as is;
instead of update, downgrade the motherboard drivers to the original CD;
use the original CD driver/installer of the video card;
it is preferable to re-do a clean/fresh re-install of XP SP2 before driver installation.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Maybe ur problem is not in the DirectShow or DirectX, as you said, you got the problem when you've installed the card and surely the dirvers updated drivers for your card,

and it all failed

try using an older version for your NvDia, i got the same problem also on my pc, by installing higher version of drivers and its sucks,

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As far as my testing would go, I would start like this:

*Change the graphics card bus rate etc. Particularly if it were AGP (I know it's not)

*Change the graphics card performance (In Windows, display settings, advanced, troubleshoot. Slide it down to the bottom (left-most) to begin with. It might require a reboot.

*Check BIOS interrupts. I saw you checked the Windows virtual IRQ assignment... 15/16 usually are IDE/SATA... so please check it again in the BIOS. Hit pause/break as the PC gets to the screen where it shows the hardware interrupts. It should stay there until you press escape. If the video card conflicts with anything else, relocate any PCI devices or manually assign a different IRQ to an onboard device through the BIOS.

That's just for starters, but it doens't look like it's been covered yet. =-]

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Theres alot of experts in this thread already, if when you finaly get to see my solution the problem is still not solved, use the ask me button and we can work on it.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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    forgot to say, select the free post to forum when and if you decide to ask me.

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When you still get blue screen with fatal exception error, after reinstalling drivers etc, then this means you cannot solve the problem by software, at least using same OS plattform.

When problem is caused by video adapter, often is because of troubles in managment of shared memory.

Your Nvidia uses shared RAM resources. Sometimes you sort out this problem by replacing RAM modules.

See if you can find 512Mb or 1GB ram module for your motherboard, for testing purpose.
Start the system with the new module alone.
If it is working OK then replace your RAM and the trick is done.

If this does not work, then the problem is caused by the way Windows manages the device, and there is a conflict with a different device.
Often you can fix that by installing a different operative system, installing again same system often does not help.

If you can get display adapter replaced, another solution is also getting a different display adapter, even same model, it will probably work fine.

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Try going to control panel then device manager. Go to display adapters and uninstall the video card. Reboot and go to nvidia website and download the all in one driver. See how it goes from there. This should fix the problem.

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Just click below;

Video Card Diagnostics


Hope thi may help;

Regards,
VOTIT

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Aug 25, 2008

    did the solutions from all of us experts solved your problem if not then let us know the current updates so all the fixya experts can assist you further

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    LORETO LACARON Aug 26, 2008

    Blue screens when Nero Showtime or Pinnacle TV runs any updates...

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    LORETO LACARON Aug 30, 2008

    Latest updates of the problem!!!

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This is the best solution that i can offer and it will ,solve ur problem 100 %

i need u to try one thing its to change ur RAM Module and every thing is gonna be okay

its an advanced frequency Bus problem just try i higher frequency RAM

try the pc2 4200

u can rate this post if this is not helping u ask me to help u further i am a advanced expert in computer issues.

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    Jalal Sordo Aug 21, 2008

    try two or three rams modules if u got ones alraedy

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    Jalal Sordo Aug 21, 2008

    if its not working try to purchase the frequency that i gave u.

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Check the card in another pc if you can ,the card must be faulty.

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  • tech expert12 Aug 25, 2008

    technical help is must as it would be solved very easily by him. because he would be having the required parts with him.thanks.please rate the solution.sir.

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When you installed XP did you load the motherboard drivers, particularly the AGP slot driver? Have you tried downloading the latest AGP driver from your motherboard manufacturer?

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The best thing with vid card prolems like stubborn BSOD's is to try to install it on another computer and run high graphics programs to be able to isolate the problem. The reason I do this is because you can spend all day trying to find the problem only to find out that its a hardware issue. Most often if you get a BSOD on one computer and it happens on another machine then its a hardware probelm. Unless the manufacturer knows of a certain issue. Also to find out where the problem is check the task manager and try to notice what specific program is running when you get the BSOD this will tell you which hardware is being initialized when you start having IRQ probelms. Again best suggestion is try another computer

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    Thomas Lim Aug 20, 2008

    May I ask if you have already tried on another computer?

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If you're having issues with several applications that involves video display & gives out BSOD - driver won't help you.

One reason is the compatibility of the video card with your motherboard (yes manufacturers advertise compatibility at 100% but that's not guaranteed).

Or you got a faulty video card.

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    The best way to find out if the video card is faulty or not, try it on another computer.


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Try this
You need to check the resolution set, is it the maximum.

  • Try reseating the card and then go into BIOS and then "Set as default" that is the BIOS
  • Then Reinstall the latest drivers once again

There are more steps contact me I'll guide you through

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    Please Try these steps

    For Windows XP users

    Windows XP is designed to automatically
    reboot each time an error occurs. Although this may be nice for errors
    that do not occur often, users who have a re-occurring error may wish
    to identify the error to troubleshoot it. Below are the steps on how
    this feature can be disabled and enabled in Windows XP.
    1. From the desktop right click on My Computer.
    2. Click the Properties option.
    3. In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab.
    4. In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery.
    5. In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box.
    6. Click Ok.
    Now
    if the computer generates and error it should not automatically restart
    and enable you to display any errors your computer may be experiencing.
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    Try downloading the Microsoft Patch for this issue

    Download MS PATCH

    after reinstalling the patch check if it works or not
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    If Not then try the older versions of Skype Download HERE
    OR the Skype site
    Before installing any version remove the older version and restart the system before you reinstall

    Regards,
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Check for viruses???

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This can be a problem with the actual video card, because its creating some type on conflict on your system, By the way is this a brand new card? if yes better have it replace , but if not you can try to unplug /replug the video then try to boot on safe mode then just install the old driver for this the one came with the CD..

Hope that helps........

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    Mark Gil Aug 20, 2008

    Yes that can be a problem with the video card itself, if you want try to put that video card on a different computer and if the same problem with the other computer its already the video cards problem..

    Good luck.........


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    Mark Gil Aug 20, 2008

    Try to use the video card on another computer so we can check if still the same problem , so we can check if the video card is bad that's why its causing it that BSOD..

    Good luck..........


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Hi,

When you see the blue dell logo, Press F2 to get into the BIOS settings.then in the BIOS Settings. Enable PCI Express instead of PCI express.Make sure the videocard is seated all the way in the slot as well.

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Scott, i ment this in the nicest way but have you checked with the store or the specs of the graphics card if it is compatible with your Mobo (motherboard)

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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    marlon john madrid Aug 20, 2008

    well it is possible that there is an IrQ ersource conflict with the card and another component in your system, best if you try the card on another computer, just to check if it will work or not.



    if it works, then you have the conflict with the other components on the first computer.



    if it gave you the same error, then it is an issue with the card.



    best move for both is getting it replace...

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