Re-occurring bluescreen, with minidumps

By driftme
Nov 16, 2008
  1. Hi, this is my first post.. looks like a great place!

    Ok heres the problem.. I have (not so) random BSOD's occasionally, and they only seem to occur when playing WoW. I have updated all the drivers I could think of, and it doesn't seem to fix the problem.

    I have attached the most recent 5 minidumps.. this has happened 12 times in the last 3 months, so any help would be wonderful!

    hm.. looking at the minidumps myself, it looks like its not always the same problem. But maybe a more experienced eye could tell me more
  2. nobardin

    nobardin TS Rookie Posts: 256

    Minidump 082908-01, 110108-01
    Probably caused by : ALCXWDM.SYS

    ALCXWDM.SYS is a driver for Realtek AC97 audio, Uninstall the driver from the add/remove programs list, restart your computer then download and install the latest version of the driver from the manufacturers website.

    Minidump 102908-01(nv4_mini.sys), 111208-01 (But is citing nv4_disp.dll)
    Probably caused by : nv4_mini.sys

    nv4_mini.sys is associated with your video card drivers. Download driver cleaner pro from install it, go here and read over this thread ..print it out if you need to have reference material. The guide is for ATI drivers, just replace ATI with nvidia in your case. One option that the guide doesn't mention a lot about is the cab cleaner feature. Once you have cleaned the drivers in safe mode, on the driver cleaner window click tools--->cab cleaner and clean and then clean SP*.cab (Note * is a wild card for the current service pack you have installed)

    After that is complete restart in normal mode and now you have 2 options. You can either go with the manufacturers most recent drivers for your card or get the "Omega drivers" for your brand of card/operating system here ...The choice is yours really.

    Also you will want to run memtest on your RAM, it can be gotten from Get the iso version and burn it to a CD with your favorite burning software then with the disc in the drive restart your computer...make sure your computer is set to boot the cd drive first so the cd will boot and work. Let it run for a minimum of 7 passes. Note: There are several tests performed per pass.

    After doing the above stated, please post back and let us know if the issue has been resolved or not..if not we will be more than happy to assist you further with this issue.
  3. driftme

    driftme TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Very thorough response, thank you!

    Working on the first two things now.. I burned the memtest onto a cd, and ill let that run later.
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