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Constant BSODs

By Phacoid
Jan 27, 2007
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  1. Hi guys,

    Lately my computer has been giving me BSODs as if they were falling off of the trees. It's annoying the living crap out of me now. Endured 3 BSODs so far today, and I suspect there are more to come. It's even going to a level where I tend to lose data like my firefox bookmarks and it also sometimes seems to corrupt some files.

    I personally don't have an idea where it is coming from.

    Hardware:
    AMD Athlon64 3500+
    Asus A8N-E
    WD 250GB KS2500
    2*512MB Kingston Valueram CL3
    nVidia 7800GT 256mb

    I have uploaded my minidump at http://www.substruction.com/dumps.zip

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,848   +165

    Your minidumps are pointing to NV4_disp.dll... this indicates a problem with your Nvidia drivers. Try downloading and installing the latest driver
  3. koma77

    koma77 TS Rookie

    At least one of the minidumps has to do with the USB driver. Did you add a new USB device lately?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,848   +165

    There are memory corruptions listed too, while we are at it...
  5. Phacoid

    Phacoid TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I did not no. Is there any way to resolve this issue?

    Does this indicate bad memory? If it does I can always go ahead and use my lifetime warranty (but I still hope it isn't because I don't have any replacement sticks laying around).
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,848   +165

    I'd go for the Gforce driver error first. It's the most noted error
  7. Phacoid

    Phacoid TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I had beta drivers installed (I know they're bad lol) for the 8800s but modified to run on the older cards. Ditched them now and am now running a driver that was made for my card. Hopefully this will fix that issue now.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,848   +165

    Good Phacoid,
    trying to decipher minidumps is a bit of an art, and you have to ask the right questions... I hope the Nvidia drivers fix this for you... Good luck
  9. Phacoid

    Phacoid TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Is it possible for me to learn and read minidumps?
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,848   +165


    Type "reading minidumps" in the search window above. With a little hunting I think you'll find what you need
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