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BSOD when playing any game

By jsummersphd
May 21, 2007
  1. I've never had a problem until after I reformatted my hard drive, which still ran fine for a few days. After a couple days, though, whenever I play any game on it, my system crashes after just a few minutes of playing.

    Windows XP Pro SP2
    512 MB RAM
    nVidia GeForce FX 5200
    nForce 2 chipset

    I've tried every method of troubleshooting known to me including thoroughly cleaning the interior, swapping the RAM, monitoring the system temperature, running Windows update, updating all my drivers (which I did after the nuke, anyway), renewing my page file, running chkdsk... I'm really exasperated on this one. My next option is to try to run a clean install of Windows, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.

    Here's the error information:

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 f380ccfe, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 ef04fb03.

    Thanks to anyone who helps!
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    All five minidumps point to one thing: nvmcp.sys which is a driver for Nvidia onboard audio. A good number of people have had issues with this driver and they either a) updated their drivers for their onboard or b) disabled in the BIOS and put in a sound card.
     
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