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Blue screen when loading games

By birddropping
Apr 29, 2010
  1. Hi!

    I have just recently bought a new computer and am experiencing the BSOD while loading my newly installed games such as Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4. My specs are as follows:

    Windows XP Home Edition
    AMD Phenom II X4 955
    MSI 890GXM-G65
    ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight

    I was searching around and my problem mirrors this particular problem diagnosed in this other thread: forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/669512-solved-irql_not_less_or_equal-when-trying-watch.html

    I have tried to follow the instructions given in the above-mentioned thread but i am unable to uninstall the ASUS enhanced video driver, apparently the cause of the problem, as i can't find any way to delete the driver. Consequently, i removed the NVIDIA drivers from add/remove programs in control panel and installed the latest drivers from their website but i am still experiencing the same problems.

    Here is a log from one of the minidump files:


    Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini042910-05.dmp]
    Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

    Symbol search path is: C:\WINDOWS\Symbols
    Executable search path is:
    Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
    Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
    Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
    Machine Name:
    Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055c700
    Debug session time: Thu Apr 29 15:50:36.359 2010 (UTC + 8:00)
    System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:02.964
    Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
    Loading Kernel Symbols
    ...............................................................
    ................................................................
    .
    Loading User Symbols
    Loading unloaded module list
    .............
    Unable to load image atkosdmini.dll, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atkosdmini.dll
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atkosdmini.dll
    *************************************************************************** ****
    * *
    * Bugcheck Analysis *
    * *
    *************************************************************************** ****

    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

    BugCheck 10000050, {e2f89000, 0, 8053ab72, 1}

    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atkdisp.dll
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atkdisp.dll

    Could not read faulting driver name
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dxg.sys
    Probably caused by : atkosdmini.dll ( atkosdmini+14c2 )

    Followup: MachineOwner
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    Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks!

    `Wes
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The mini dump was not processed properly... Is XP updated to Service Pack 3? What power supply are you using, and is it properly connected to the video card? Go ahead and reinstall the original driver supplied with the ASUS video card. Windows Update may have updates for this driver if you run Windows Update regularly
     
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