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A lil help please

By Daf09
Aug 11, 2008
  1. hey all, i recently had a massive probelm with my pc and would like a lil help before i throw it out of the window.

    I only recently bought this computer and started having trouble with it straight away.. I'm a big player of World of Warcraft and whenever i play the game after about 2 hours play time the computer would blue screen. Stop error 0*00000007E or whatever. i thought it might have been a problem with running the game on internal graphics, so i purchased a new card, Nvidia 8600GT 1GB, put this in and it ran beautifully for an hour or two then blue screened again, i updated all my drivers, removed anything i thought could have been causing the problem, re-installed all software but still blue screening. However know due to the amount of blue screens the computer wont even boot, its getting to the select safe mode, Last known good config etc screen and no matter which one im chooseing it just wont get passed that, getting on my nerves a bit now like as you can imagine.
    I would appreciate any help you can give me with this, thank you.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I got all this from forums.worldofwarcraft

    I found 81.98 works great displaying videos & DVD's in windows, and running WoW http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html
    Uninstall Nvidia display driver through add/remove programs in the control panel.
    Reboot
    Make sure to run Driver Cleaner Pro to remove all of the NVIDIA garbage left behind after the uninstall:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745
    Download install the following driver: Geforce 81.98
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.98.html
    Reboot

    Set Performance and Quality settings
    Antialiasing and Anistropic settings to application controlled

    Go to your desktop properties (XP) and then the settings tab, click on advanced then the troubleshoot tab and click off 'Enable Write Combining'.

    Turn ON Vertical sync and lower all other video settings in video settings in the game.

    I think that the fix lies within the Config.wtf file in the World of Warcraft folder in c:/program files/world of warcraft/ WTF
    You can open it with a text editor (wordpad), and then type in...
    SET gxApi "opengl"
    See if that helps.
    If not, try
    SET gxApi "direct3d" instead

    It seems to be a major problem with all 7600 seriers cards and only in World or Warcraft.
    It's a problem with wow imo, not the card.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please select Safe Mode Commad prompt only

    On the command line type:

    chkdsk c: /r

    then press enter

    (Note you can also do this from booting with your Windows CD

    Restart once complete
     
  4. Daf09

    Daf09 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey, thank you for the advice, i tried to do it however the computer wont let me boot windows at all, not in safe mode or anything, im gonna format it and try your advice. thank you very much.
     
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