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Help Windows Freezes

By souton
May 1, 2007
  1. windows xp freezes and i get this error

    Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)

    i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is and how to fix
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    We need your Minidumps. However, error 0xEA points to a device driver problem that is causing the system to pause indefinitely. Typically, this problem is caused by a display driver waiting for the video hardware to enter an idle state. This might indicate a hardware problem with the video adapter or a faulty video driver.

    Try updating your driver first.
     
  3. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    yea i have a 6800 GT and i knew i shouldn't have used the newest drivers. i recently formatted and just went to nvidia.com to get the newest drivers which i shouldnt have done. i need to find the perfect driver for a nvidia 6800 gt 256mb card. i just couldnt find it.. ill look harder, thanks
     
  4. souton

    souton TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 106

    i can't find v66.97 nvidia drivers for the life of me
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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