Driver Headaches with new box - please help !


C

Ch33zst34k

I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)


Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)
 
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G

GHalleck

Ch33zst34k said:
I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.

<<snipped>>

Unless I missed it, exactly what driver is being identified as the culprit
for the crashes?
 
D

dobey

Ch33zst34k said:
I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.
<snip>

Give us a sample of the error message.

Most drivers can be installed over older versions, but Nvidia graphic
drivers seem to work better if you uninstall the old ones first.

I assume you installed chipset drivers?

Is it the same program causing crashes, or various programs?

It could even be PSU or RAM related. Are you overclocking CPU or GPU card?
 
D

DL

It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either

Ch33zst34k said:
I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)


Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)
 
C

Ch33zst34k

It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either


I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]
Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)
Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)

Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?

No

What does this problem mean?

Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted

Cause
Unknown

Computer symptoms

A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.

Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !
 
D

DL

You need to be specific with the entire error msg, which can be interpreted
to reveal the driver concerned
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275678

Ch33zst34k said:
It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are
available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the
driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either


I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]
Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)
Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)

Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?

No

What does this problem mean?

Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted

Cause
Unknown

Computer symptoms

A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.

Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !
 
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G

Ghostrider

Ch33zst34k said:
It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either



I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]
Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)
Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)


Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?

No

What does this problem mean?

Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted

Cause
Unknown

Computer symptoms

A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.

Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !

The Stop Error is indicating a bad driver install for a peripheral device
or a peripheal device that does not have a vendor-issued, equivalent for
Windows XP. The latter is quite possible since this "high-end" machine was
shipped with Vista. One area of probable cause: The 8800 GTS video card
is relatively new and requires DirectX 10. The video card is incompatible
with Windows XP since DirectX 10, in turn, requires Windows Vista.
 
B

Bob I

Ghostrider said:
It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are
available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the
driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either




I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.


Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)


Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)


Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)


Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]


Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK


Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)


Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)



Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?

No

What does this problem mean?

Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted

Cause
Unknown

Computer symptoms

A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.

Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !

The Stop Error is indicating a bad driver install for a peripheral device
or a peripheal device that does not have a vendor-issued, equivalent for
Windows XP. The latter is quite possible since this "high-end" machine was
shipped with Vista. One area of probable cause: The 8800 GTS video card
is relatively new and requires DirectX 10. The video card is incompatible
with Windows XP since DirectX 10, in turn, requires Windows Vista.

But it's supposed to work with XP, maybe reload the drivers tho.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/8800_tech_specs.html
 
R

R. McCarty

The Series 8800 is built to support Direct-X 10 - But does
not require it to use the cards in a XP/Media Center computer.
Check nVidia's site and you'll find series 8 drivers for both XP
and Vista. XP uses Direct-X 9c and because of OS internal
code won't have Direct-X 10 back ported. So any Direct-X
10 based game will need a Vista PC to get the full Video effects.

Ghostrider said:
It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are
available
direct from the manufacturers sites.

And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the
driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either




I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]

Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)

Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)


Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:

Problem caused by Device Driver

You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?

No

What does this problem mean?

Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted

Cause
Unknown

Computer symptoms

A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.

Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !

The Stop Error is indicating a bad driver install for a peripheral device
or a peripheal device that does not have a vendor-issued, equivalent for
Windows XP. The latter is quite possible since this "high-end" machine was
shipped with Vista. One area of probable cause: The 8800 GTS video card
is relatively new and requires DirectX 10. The video card is incompatible
with Windows XP since DirectX 10, in turn, requires Windows Vista.
 
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C

Ch33zst34k

The Series 8800 is built to support Direct-X 10 - But does
not require it to use the cards in a XP/Media Center computer.
Check nVidia's site and you'll find series 8 drivers for both XP
and Vista. XP uses Direct-X 9c and because of OS internal
code won't have Direct-X 10 back ported. So any Direct-X
10 based game will need a Vista PC to get the full Video effects.




Ch33zst34k said:
It begs the question, why use driver update tools, all drivers are
available
direct from the manufacturers sites.
And since you failed to list any err msgs, or otherwise identify the
driver,
my driver crystal ball tool isnt working either

I decided to buy a high-end custom gaming rig that shipped with Vista,
which I immediately wiped and installed XP SR2 for application
compatibility reasons. I have gone to great pains to use all the
updated drivers (including using the driver update tools like Driver
Genius and Driver Magic) and I still get system crashes about 2-3
times a week, especially when playing graphic intensive games. The
error message after the crash consistently identifies the problems as
driver related.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a way to update all drivers
easily and effectively ? Do old drivers require removal before new
ones are installed ? I need some help to better experience my major
investment.
Computer:
Operating System Microsoft
Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904
(DirectX 9.0c)
Motherboard:
CPU Type 2x , 2400 MHz
(7 x 343)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award
(03/05/07)
Communication Port Communications
Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port
(LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce
8800 GTS (640 MB)
Monitor ViewSonic
VX922 [NoDB] (PXU061431144)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB X-
Fi [NoDB]
Storage:
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller NVIDIA MCP51
Serial ATA Controller
IDE Controller Standard Dual
Channel PCI IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller JMicron JMB36X
Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk
drive
Disk Drive Maxtor
OneTouch III USB Device (189 GB, USB)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive WDC
WD4000AAKS-00TMA0 (372 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive SONY WALKMAN
USB Device (1913 MB, USB)
Disk Drive Apple iPod USB
Device (27 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc DVD RW
AD-7170A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK
Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 381543 MB
(221716 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 381551 MB
(380371 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 194474 MB
(29420 MB free)
Total Size 935.1 GB
(616.7 GB free)
Network:
Network Adapter Gigabyte GN-
WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo) (192.168.2.27)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce
Networking Controller (192.168.2.2)
Thanks all for the further questions and comments. I replicated the
crashing - I first get the BSD, then a reboot, then the following
message appears in a browser:
Problem caused by Device Driver
You received this message because a device driver installed on your
computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.
This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error
requires you to restart your computer.
More information
Problem type
Windows stop error (a message appears on a blue screen with error
code information)
Solution available?
No
What does this problem mean?
Windows has encountered a problem it cannot recover from and it needs
to be restarted
Cause
Unknown
Computer symptoms
A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for
example: 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
Dobey - I wish I could identify the specific driver, I simply don't
know how to which is why I resorted to the driver tools.
Any help would be appreciated guys ! Thanks !
The Stop Error is indicating a bad driver install for a peripheral device
or a peripheal device that does not have a vendor-issued, equivalent for
Windows XP. The latter is quite possible since this "high-end" machine was
shipped with Vista. One area of probable cause: The 8800 GTS video card
is relatively new and requires DirectX 10. The video card is incompatible
with Windows XP since DirectX 10, in turn, requires Windows Vista.

Guys - I first uninstalled the chipset driver and installed latest
from nVidia. System seems much more stable now but time will tell...
thansk all for your help and insight !!!

G
 

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