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Toshiba laptop crashes

By bozo6090
Apr 8, 2008
  1. I have a Toshiba-Satellite-A205-S4577, it's about 8 months old.
    It seemed really reliable until a few weeks ago I'm getting a dump every few days.
    It is Vista Home Premium. I was hoping SP1 would help, but it seems the same before and after.

    i attached a zip of 4. i have a few more if that would help
     

    Attached Files:

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Inside the 4 MiniDumps:
    UVCFTR_S.SYS: webcam: Chicony USB 2.0 Camera

    Please download your Camera software from here: http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/util_camera_25757C.exe
    Uninstall any old camera software presently installed, before loading the new one.

    By the way, here's all your drivers:
    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...BV_EngineID=cccfadedkjggifkcgfkceghdgngdgnj.0
     
  3. bozo6090

    bozo6090 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. And such fast service!

    It's interesting that it would be giving me trouble suddenly. It is the built-in webcam.
    I've never really used it, except to turn it on and try it months ago -- in fact I even suppressed running the camera application that comes pre-loaded to run at startup (I was being miserly with memory and that program was sucking up 25 megabytes!).

    I did reload the software you suggested, it is the same version as was initially installed.
    For now, especially since i don't use it, i have uninstalled the device in device manager. That should put an end to it!

    Thanks again.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'm happy with that :)

    If you do decide to use your camera one day, be aware that you do not need it running all the other stuff (that comes with the driver)
    ie Trying to update; picture viewers; editing tools; stacks of other things!

    I use Startup Control Panel, and disable nearly everything from starting.
    (This simple tool actually does not show everything that starts with Windows, but it's a good start)
     
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