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Gforce driver heeeelp

By gareth8000
Mar 11, 2006
  1. :mad: Hi, i am having trouble with my graphics card, i have a Gforce 4200 ti. I was having the blue screen of death telling me Bad_pool_caller :bounce: which I thought was driver problems, then the Bsod told me that there was an error in the Pf list,, so i am having a really bad headache, programs are running slow, ownloaded the Nforce2 ATA controller to work for the Graphics driver ( bare in mind that I know hardley anything about computers), i don't know what to do? :knock:
     
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    First check out this and follow the advice:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic35103.html

    Then ZIP 4 or 5 of your latest minidump files and post them here an an attachment.
    You can find them in then minidump folder in your windows folder. Which is WINNT or WINDOWS usually.

    Then we can analyze the minidumps.
     
  3. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ummm

    :eek: :eek: :eek: minidumps.........whaaaa, um how can i get that information?, i'm running windows xp to let u know, :knock:
     
  4. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :dead: found the folder, nothing there?!!?!....um....help :giddy:
     
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Well if you have no minidumps, that is odd.

    Right-click My Computer and choose Properties. Then Advanced tab. Then Settings button under Startup And Recovery. If you look down low you'll see "Write Debugging Information". Make sure that drop down box is set to Small Memory Dump. You can also see what path it is storing the files in, in the next box down.
    Make sure Automatic Restart is OFF. So you can see the error when it happens.

    Otherwise, check your error logs.
    Right click My Computer and choose Manage. Then Event Viewer. Under both Application and System, tell us all the info about the most recent errors. Errors are marked with a red X. The Source, Category, event ID, description etc...
    Maybe those errors will help us.
     
  6. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm error logs

    okay i went to the properties in the my comuter and foud a lot of error loggs, i copied only a few of them, here they are :-

    Application:- some errors today

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: VSS
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 8193
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:39:03
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040206.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 57 52 54 57 52 54 49 43 WRTWRTIC
    0008: 32 31 34 39 00 00 00 00 2149....
    0010: 57 52 54 57 52 54 49 43 WRTWRTIC
    0018: 32 31 31 31 00 00 00 00 2111....


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (50)
    Event ID: 4609
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:39:03
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (50)
    Event ID: 4609
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:38:35
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Error
    Event Category: (100)
    Event ID: 1000
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 19:26:58
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    Faulting application drwtsn32.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting module dbghelp.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0001295d.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
    0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
    0010: 75 72 65 20 20 64 72 77 ure drw
    0018: 74 73 6e 33 32 2e 65 78 tsn32.ex
    0020: 65 20 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 e 5.1.26
    0028: 30 30 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 00.0 in
    0030: 64 62 67 68 65 6c 70 2e dbghelp.
    0038: 64 6c 6c 20 35 2e 31 2e dll 5.1.
    0040: 32 36 30 30 2e 32 31 38 2600.218
    0048: 30 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 0 at off
    0050: 73 65 74 20 30 30 30 31 set 0001
    0058: 32 39 35 64 295d

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (50)
    Event ID: 4609
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 17:35:49
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: VSS
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 8193
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 17:31:24
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040206.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 57 52 54 57 52 54 49 43 WRTWRTIC
    0008: 32 31 34 39 00 00 00 00 2149....
    0010: 57 52 54 57 52 54 49 43 WRTWRTIC
    0018: 32 31 31 31 00 00 00 00 2111....

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (50)
    Event ID: 4609
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 17:31:24
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 80070422 from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Error
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1000
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 17:29:22
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    Faulting application operationflashpoint.exe, version 1.0.0.1, faulting module operationflashpoint.exe, version 1.0.0.1, fault address 0x0020d65f.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
    0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
    0010: 75 72 65 20 20 6f 70 65 ure ope
    0018: 72 61 74 69 6f 6e 66 6c rationfl
    0020: 61 73 68 70 6f 69 6e 74 ashpoint
    0028: 2e 65 78 65 20 31 2e 30 .exe 1.0
    0030: 2e 30 2e 31 20 69 6e 20 .0.1 in
    0038: 6f 70 65 72 61 74 69 6f operatio
    0040: 6e 66 6c 61 73 68 70 6f nflashpo
    0048: 69 6e 74 2e 65 78 65 20 int.exe
    0050: 31 2e 30 2e 30 2e 31 20 1.0.0.1
    0058: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65 at offse
    0060: 74 20 30 30 32 30 64 36 t 0020d6
    0068: 35 66 0d 0a 5f..

    System :- some errors today

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: PSched
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 14103
    Date: 3/12/2006
    Time: 00:41:12
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    QoS [Adapter {0FC0D29E-DB8E-42A3-90D8-20C6501DFF80}]:
    The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 04 00 02 00 56 00 ......V.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 17 37 00 c0 .....7.À
    0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0028: 0d 00 01 c0 ...À

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7001
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:40:06
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The System Event Notification service depends on the COM+ Event System service which failed to start because of the following error:
    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7000
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:40:06
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    The kavsvc service failed to start due to the following error:
    The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7009
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:40:06
    User: N/A
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the kavsvc service to connect.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DCOM
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10005
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:39:03
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DCOM
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10005
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:38:35
    User: INSANITY\new user
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DCOM
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10005
    Date: 3/11/2006
    Time: 22:38:29
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: INSANITY
    Description:
    DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
    {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  7. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded system mechanic 6 p0rofessional, ran it, only one problem could not be fixed, it was an Active x file (can't remember which one!!? ... :knock: ), also defragged the computer, nothing else I can do (only because i don't know how to!!.... :p ), any help would reallllyyyy be appreciated, thanks!!
     
  8. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I changed the minidump settings aswell as they were not active, thanks for the help
     
  9. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :bounce: can someone pleeeaaase help me with my problem?????????? :bounce:
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    From my perspective. It really is a case of waiting untill you have some minidumps to post.

    In the meantime, I suggest you test your ram/hard drive/page file etc.

    Go to the link Vigilante and I gave you and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  11. gareth8000

    gareth8000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    already did, no problems i could find, need other options, the only info i got i posted earlier, i hate computers :evil: , but love them the same time :angel: , but the problems i am having are two main ones, the Bsod and the application closure.

    there have been no minidumps so far, so cannot post any, sos, but thanks in advance for any ideas :cool:
     
  12. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    I'll toss some ideas at you.

    Clear your swap file and do a defrag.

    Make sure all the drivers are up to date, especially motherboard drivers.

    Do all your Windows updates and patches.

    Run updated scans with programs such as Ad-aware, Spybot search and destroy, crap cleaner, and other favorite tools you find on this site. Perhaps even a registry cleaner like JV16 power tools or Regsupreme.

    Run a virus scan with housecall.trendmicro.com.

    Uninstall any unneeded programs from control panel add/remove programs. This would be any toolbars, search bars, calendar/weather apps, desktop enhancements, screensavers, anything with save or coupon in the name. And so forth.

    Run system file checker. Click Start-Run and type SFC /scannow. You will need your XP CD handy for this, and it could take some time to run all the way through.

    Look for patches specifically for the programs you are using when it crashes. Game patches, office programs, financial programs etc... do those updates.

    Clean those error logs after all this, the clear option is in the right-click menu of the log category. So you can get some fresh readings.

    If you have compression turned on, turn it off. Go into My Computer, right click your operating system drive (usually C:) and choose Properties. Make sure "Compress drive to save disk space" is UNchecked and if it is then uncheck it and say YES to to apply to all subfolders. If this option was on, this may take a long time to finish removing compression.
    You might also turn off encryption if it's on. And turn off hiding of your files. These options are also in there and in control panel.

    Take unnecessary programs out of startup. Firstly do this from the program itself, go into their options area and set NOT to be in startup, for any programs you have running. Then clear them out manually with a program like Hijackthis, startups are the "04" category, remove any that are obvious to you that you don't need in startup.
    -----------------------

    That aught to keep you busy for a little while. This was in no particular order. But once you have done all the "removing" you're going to do, that would be a good time to turn the swap file off and defrag. Then turn it back on. Set the swap file to manual size and put whatever size is needed so that your system has 2gb of RAM. For example, if you have 512 of ram, set the swap to 1536. If you have a gig of RAM, set the swap to 1024. Set this value for min and max, then hit the "set" button.

    If you recently had any bugs or spyware or viruses removed, it would be a good idea to clear your system restore data as well. Right click my computer, choose system restore tab and check the "turn off..." box. Apply...wait...turn back on...then it would be a good idea to set the restore SIZE slider to something between 2gb and 3gb. I personally don't like seeing monstrous restore settings, lots of wasted space. I don't even use system restore.

    -------------------

    Now then, if you do ALL that and still have trouble. Repost the new errors, and if you had a BSOD, you should have a minidump if the settings are right.

    Hope that helps.
     
  13. hadoud76

    hadoud76 TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Format your harddisk.If there is not a problem in the drivers....FORMAT!
     
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