Blue Screen ... again

By Klytus
Sep 8, 2006
  1. This is the first time I got a bluescreen when I was *not* trying to run Skype. I may have a real issue with my computer after all. I'v attached the minidump.

    Any ideas?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your minidump crashes at nv4_mini.sys. This is part of your video card drivers.

    If this is just a one off crash, don`t worry too much. If it keeps happening, try uninstalling and reinstalling your video card drivers and see if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Klytus

    Klytus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Grr. Updating and installing new video drivers was something I just did in an (unsuccessful) effort to get Skype working. I may have to do a rollback.

    Thanks for the input :)

    Um, can you clarify this. I'm looking al over my minidump and I do NOT see nv4_mini.sys on it anywhere. How are you reading the minidump? This is the command string I used...

    dumpchk c:\windows\minidump\mini090806-01.dmp

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I use windbg which is part of the microsoft debugging tools.

    You can find a short tutorial HERE.

    Below is part of the output from your minidump.

    BugCheck 1000000A, {bab4, 2, 1, 806e4a8e}

    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nv4_mini.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nv4_mini.sys
    Probably caused by : nv4_mini.sys ( nv4_mini+55453 )

    Followup: MachineOwner

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Klytus

    Klytus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Thanks again!
  6. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Also just to add to what Howard stated, remember to run DriverCleaner in safe mode to clean out the old video drivers!!
  7. Klytus

    Klytus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 53

    Again, thanks, again!!
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