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Drivers crash

By WitE
Nov 4, 2008
  1. K so this is what happens
    Im playing a game then it goes all checkered then nothing then a funny kinda wallpaper texture
    So i restart, and i find i have no graphics drivers now, cant play anything, my desktop resolution shrinks
    This has happened several times need help
    I was running the new 8.10 catalyst drivers completely clean install

    my pc is:
    2.4ghz g0 Q6600
    ati hd 4870
    4 gig corsair ram
    windows xp prof sp3
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Inside the Minidump:
    I have seen this issue before, it has also come up on other TechSpot members posts. Therefore I will refer you to a couple of links:

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/post670832-22.html
    removed link see below

    Also have a read h e r e
     
  3. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    2nd link aint working for me
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Apologies the thread has been removed or moved
    Please continue to read the now two provided links :eek:
     
  5. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    do i install the updates b4 or after removing/reinstalling my ati drivers?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hmm

    I should have mentioned that this fault (as you can see by the external link) has been quite a tricky one.

    I do not believe it will matter which way you do it (but actually unsure)

    This is what I usually recommend:

    1. Uninstall the drivers from Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel of Windows.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Run Driver Sweeper*, select the drivers that you have uninstalled and click Clean button.
    4. Install the new drivers.

    * For Windows Vista users, please run Driver Sweeper in administrator mode.
    Right mouse click Driver Sweeper shortcut and click Run as administrator.

    To download and install Driver Sweeper, please click HERE. (direct link)
    Save DriverSweeper_1.5.5-setup-[Guru3D.com].exe file on the hard disk.
    Run DriverSweeper_1.5.5-setup-[Guru3D.com].exe.
     
  7. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    thanks for the help

    argh no good
    those updates are for sp2 im on sp3 they should alredy have been installed
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please do them anyway!

    I would do this:
    Reset Bios to defaults
    Clean out the old Video Driver
    Install the latest

    Or get another game! (I'm not being rude, but I have seen many faults with this game, posted at TechSpot)
     
  9. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    wont let me do the updates :( (says setup has detected that the service pack version of this system is newer thean the update you are applying. there is no need to install this update.)
    ive played the game for years without any troubles
    i might install old drivers
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    By the way I hope you have the latest MS updates completed (I see you have SP3 already :grinthumb )

    You can also select Custom updates at MS just in case there are any driver updates
     
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Try dropping your ram to a lower frequency.
     
  12. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    how?

    do u think i shud uninstall sp3 go back to sp2 and install those updates? shud fix my problem right?
     
  13. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    As long as you have a decent firewall and AV and AM running, dumping SP3 won't hurt.

    I would then reboot and do a sfc /scannow.

    Then reboot and do the update route.
     
  14. WitE

    WitE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    k so im running on sp2 and i installed those updates and did the sfc scan but im still crashing
    what shud i do
     
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