BSOD Problem

Jan 24, 2008
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I have a problem with BSODs. It seems that when I run certain applications, mainly games, I get a BSOD radomly. I will use EVE online as an example: When it loads a new scene, it freezes for a second or so, and then takes a dump. BSOD flashes and reboots. I have the .dmp file:
Comment: 'Dr. Watson generated MiniDump'
Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: SingleUserTS
Debug session time: Tue Jan 22 13:31:14.000 2008 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: not available
Process Uptime: 0 days 0:00:22.000
This dump file has an exception of interest stored in it.
The stored exception information can be accessed via .ecxr.
(eb0.100): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
eax=00426c54 ebx=00000001 ecx=74697257 edx=0013d634 esi=0013d640 edi=0038f494
eip=73de7f6d esp=0013d62c ebp=0013d668 iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=001b ss=0023 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003b gs=0000 efl=00000202
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for mfc42.dll -
73de7f6d ff5108 call dword ptr [ecx+8] ds:0023:7469725f=????????
0:000> g

Is this the file I need?
Thanks for any advice,


Jan 29, 2008
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Grpahics Card Drivers

It may be that you need to update you graphics card drivers, i had a similiar problem with an expertvision nvidia graphics card. You can download new drivers from the manufacturers website. If that doesnt help you may need to think about testign the PC without the card installed to rule it out!

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