Windows XP Home is crashing for an unknow reason

By mxclouti
Aug 9, 2007
  1. Windows XP Home is crashing for an unknown reason meanly
    while using Internet Explorer or standard Windows applications.
    It never crashes while player video games (DIRT, GTR2, Track Mania United, RFactor, ...)
    It's quite random ... 2,3,4,5 times a day.

    When I reboot I get this:


    - Windows XP Home SP2 (Windows Update)
    - Athlon 64 X2 5000+
    - Asus M2V Motherboard
    - 2gb of RAM
    - 465W power supply
    - ASUS EN8600GTS video card (256mb DDR3)
    - 300GB SATA hard drive
    - Latest NVidia driver 162.18
    - Latest motherboard drivers

    Maximum observed temperatures:
    - GPU 143F
    - Case 65F (sensor under GPU's fan)
    - CPU 111F
    - Motherboard 107F

    What I've done to try solving the problem:

    - I ran MemTest86+ for more than 7 hours ... no errors
    - I ran GoldMemory for more than 7 hours ... no errors
    - I ran 3DMark06 to benchmark my video card ... no problems
    - I ran NVidia Stability Test and nTune coarse tuning ... no problems
    - I ran Prime 95 for more than 7 hours to stress the cpu and memory ... no problems

    Is my problem software or hardware ... motherboard maybe?

    Thanks for your suggestions.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and see if it helps you to identify the culprit. If it doesn`t, please attach 5 or 6 of your latest minidumps for analysis.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  4. mxclouti

    mxclouti TS Rookie Topic Starter

    At first, I though it was only happening in IE7, but no, it's just happen while browsing my harddrive and listening to a movie in BS.Player at the same time.

    After freezing (mouse, keyboard, screen), i was able to listen to the audio sound track of my movie for a couple of minutes and then the blue screen (automatically restart is disabled).

    Blue screen:

    NV4_disp ...
    ... device driver got stuck in an infinite loop ...

    I'm uploading my minidump.

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your minidump crashes at your graphics card drivers and has a bugcheck of EA.


    A device driver problem has caused the system to pause indefinitely (hang). Typically, this 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.

    I suggest you try different graphics card drivers and see if that helps.

    Post any further minidumps you get.

    Regards Howard :)
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