Restarts and some bsod

By z3phir
Jul 2, 2008
  1. lately my comp started to behave very strange, restarts and some bsod(rare)
    i attached some dump files the most recent ones if more are needed i can upload more
    usually restarts when i try to play a game after random time periods
    i have a nvidia 7600gs with latest drivers installed
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    In all four minidumps the WinDebugger symbols could not load to give code errors. Two of the drivers cited were core Windows drivers.

    Another driver was nv4_disp.dll which is a Nvidia driver.

    The last driver cited is yk51x86.sys which belongs to NDIS5.1 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Controller and/or Adapter.

    Do the following:

    1. Run ChkDsk in the Run box.

    2. Scan for viruses, etc.

    3. Run MemTest for a minimum of 7 passes.

    4. Run a full harddrive diagnostics.

    * One other thing, did you have these issues prior to SP3?
  3. z3phir

    z3phir TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for responding

    now that i think about it before installing sp3 i had about 2 bsod in a year
    why do u ask about sp3 any particular reason i should not use it ?

    i analysed all my dump files(I'm curios so i learned how to to that) and in the majority of times nvidia drivers are the guilty part only the last 4 that i posted here are related to windows core

    i tested the memory is ok

    nod32 didn't report any viruses
    kaspersky no viruses
    avira no viruses

    for the hdd diagnostic i have to wait some time because i have 4hddx400gb and will take some time

    thanks for responding
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    People are having issues with SP3 such the kind you are experiencing. Their systems were stable prior but after installing a myriad of issues have occured across a fairly broad spectrum.
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