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Error Caused by a Device Driver

By dariagurl ยท 270 replies
Nov 17, 2004
  1. Bookerman

    Bookerman TS Rookie

  2. Tedster

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

    ok, you know your memory is ok.

    So then your drivers for your card are outdated or no good
    Windows is corrupt.

    more than likely it is your drivers.
  3. Drewnix

    Drewnix TS Rookie

    Hello Gurus,

    I am another poor Win user suffering the same problem related by previous messages in this thread. I am using Win XP Home Edition SP2, and it worked perfectly until 2 weeks ago, when with no apparent reason (no new SW or HW installed) my system started to crash randomly. I got some of the messages described here ("Error caused by device"; "Error caused by graphical device"; STOP on blue screen; NON_PAGED on blue screen), and some messages about having my registry being recovered. My applications are crashing too - some applications like Windows Movie Maker are almost unusable.

    I tend to think that it may really be something related to the graphical adapter, but I'm a little bit skeptical since other application (not so graphic intense) are crashing as well.

    Well, some more details about my system:
    - CPU: AMD Athlon64 3.2G
    - RAM: 4 pieces of 512MB each
    - MB: ASUS A8V Deluxe
    - Graphics: Realtek Winfast A6600 TD 128MB Nvidia AGP

    I'm attaching some dumps here

    Do you guys think it is possible that the memory, MB or CPU are gone (i.e. electrical surge)? If it is possible, is there a way to find out what is the problem (like a diagnosis software)?

  4. SoleAngelus

    SoleAngelus TS Rookie

    Ok...thnks tedster, ill try looking ofr some updated drivers again....if i cant find any could i just disable it on divice maneger or would i have to phiscly remove the PCI car and delee the drivers?

    And bookerman, it dosnt list y card on that site? :(
  5. SoleAngelus

    SoleAngelus TS Rookie

    I aslo seem to get an error when running a system scan with Norton antivirus 2005, it jus restarts the computer....any ideas why...?

    I checked all the drivers usuni Win xp's driver verifying tool (Start/run/verifier.exe)
    but it says nothing is wrong as far as i can tell.....
  6. Tedster

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

    certainly possible. I had a power spike on my old computer and even with a surge protector it bumped my primary hard drive and toasted my memory slot 3.

    The surge protector was old so I can't make any claims.
  7. Reckless Mortal

    Reckless Mortal TS Rookie


    Here it is...

    I am trying to install windows xp pro and a COMPLETELY new box. It wont and I don't know what's wrong...

    When I say "blue screen of death", I'm refering to these errors (it has done these and probably more but I stopped writing them down):

    0x0000000A (0x40876b2c,0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x807caa56)
    0x0000004e (0x0000008f, 0x00021016, 0x0002101e, 0x00000000)

    Sometimes I get the Blue Screen of Death at random, but depending on what I'm doing I can expect it sometimes. I have gotten it to the point of where I partition it... here it is

    Problem 1:
    I randomly get the blue screen of death (obvously a bad thing)

    Problem 2:
    Every time I partition a drive I get the blue screen of death. I restart (the partition remains) and I have to do it again (till I get all the partitions I need/want.

    Problem 3:
    When I go to install windows it sais I need to format the partition. When I tell it to go, it gets 1/2 through the format and then guess what!!! BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.

    System Specs:
    AMD 64 |3200+ ATHLON 64 939P
    DDRAM 512MB 32MX8 PC-3200C2 COR RT
    VGA GGBYT|X800XL GV-RX80L256V 256M
    250GB|MAXTOR 6B250S0 SATA
  8. kris_h

    kris_h TS Rookie

    Please help - I have an IRQL errors!

    After recently installing 2 educational games for my younger sister, my computer shows BSOD/restarts itself after you log off and then try to change to a different user, after the games have been played. I'm runing Windows XP Home, fully updated & with SP2.
    It is relatively easy to replicate the problem. The BSOD usually says


    Below is some info out of event viewer for recent system errors, some occur more often than others:

    Mini061805-03.txt (64.0 KB)
    Error code 1000007f, parameter1 00000008, parameter2 80042000, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 00000000.
    Mini061805-02.txt (64.0 KB)
    Error code 0000000a, parameter1 00000065, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 804db701.
    Mini061505-01.txt (64.0 KB)
    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 ff5e5080, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 804eb7e3.
    Mini061305-01.txt (88.0 KB)
    Error code 1000000a, parameter1 ff04ac01, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 8051cd07.

    I have no idea what these mean, but i see that other people have posted crash dumps, so i've added mine.
    There was no reference to any drivers in the BSOD message.

    If someone could tell me what is going wrong here, and a fix (if any), i would be very grateful.
  9. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Try replacing your memory module
  10. Drewnix

    Drewnix TS Rookie

    My problem was the memory. I ran the memory check program recommended in this thread, and I found several problems.
    Removed the faulty module, and it is fine now. At least so far... ;-)
  11. DarkRagnorak

    DarkRagnorak TS Rookie

    Ok the one that says (new) is my new HD. the others are my old HD

    My PC specs are
    2.53ghz P4
    Nvidia Geforce4 MMX440(is it me or a lot of people get problems with this)
    1gb SDRAM

    I often get bsod on old one and sometimes I get bsod on new one.
  12. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    When the BSOD occurs, write down the first 4 hexadecimal numbers. Proceed to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and search for them. Quite often a detailed explaination of what has happened will be available.
  13. tempena

    tempena TS Rookie

    I am also getting BSOD

    I am currently running the following:

    Dell Inspiron 1200
    1.2 GHZ Celeron
    248 MB
    Windows XP Home SP2

    I just got the machine and have been in the process of updating with all the security patches from Windows.

    However, I am constantly getting the BSOD - and obviously with no real meaning to the message.

    I have verified that all devices are ok and none are invalid.

    I am attaching several dump files along with the sysdata.xml file for your reference.

    Any help is greatly appreciate.
  14. Tedster

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

    I normally don't open attachments unless I know the sender personally.
    It's much better to list it in the message.
    please post your problems in a separate thread, it's too confusing when we're helping someone else. Also list completely your entire system components.
    If you only have 256MB of memory, you are running short. XP is a memory hog and although will run with 256MB, it doesn't like it. 512MB is optimal for most people.

    To start troubleshooting remove all but the esential components. Leave the video card, the CD rom, the HD drive in. If your motherboard has onboard video and sound, DISABLE onboard video and sound in BIOS. Most onboard VIDEO and sound are crap. Use a card for those functions. If you don't know how to get into BIOS, RTFM. You can really jack things up in BIOS if you don't know what you're doing. To get into BIOS you must hold or press a key while the computer is booting up. This is usually the F1, DEL, or some other key. Your manual will tell you.

    Boot your Windows XP CD. Low level format your HD drive. let XP do it's thing. After installation, load your motherboard's drivers immediately off the CD that came with it. This will eliminate most problems.

    If you're still getting BSOD errors, you have a hardware issue.
  15. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Three minidumps crash at nVidia Display Drivers. You had better install nVidia Display Card Driver version 61.77. One minidump has the symptom of memory corruption which is usually caused by faulty ram.

    CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -db !afd
    30 errors : !afd (f55d4381-f55d4479)
    f55d4380 90 *fa 90 90 90 a1 fc 67 5d *00 53 56 57 33 ff 33 .......g].SVW3.3
    f55d4390 db *00 14 03 0f b7 4a 40 0f *00 72 3c d1 e1 3b f1 ......J@..r<..;.
    f55d43a0 8b *00 0f 8f 9a 05 00 00 33 *7b 42 d3 e2 8d b0 18 ........3{B.....
    f55d43b0 02 *7b 00 85 16 0f 85 b4 05 *7b 00 83 c3 50 47 81 .{.......{...PG.
    f55d43c0 fb *00 01 00 00 7c ca 5f 5e *00 c2 10 00 90 90 90 .....|._^.......
    f55d43d0 90 *00 8b ff 55 8b ec f6 45 *00 10 0f 85 9b 03 00 ....U...E.......
    f55d43e0 00 *00 56 8b 75 08 66 81 3e *00 1a 57 0f 84 17 05 ..V.u.f.>..W....
    f55d43f0 00 *c2 f6 45 0c 04 0f 85 f6 *cc 00 00 8b 46 24 8b ...E.........F$.
    f55d4400 c8 *cc 4d 0c 8d be c4 00 00 00 89 4e 24 33 c9 8b ..M........N$3..
    f55d4410 55 *cc 33 db 43 d3 e3 85 da *cd 22 41 83 c7 04 83 U.3.C....."A....
    f55d4420 f9 *cd 72 eb 8b 8e c0 00 00 *cd f7 d0 23 c8 85 ca ..r.........#...
    f55d4430 0f *cc 65 04 00 00 5f 5e 5b *d3 c2 0c 00 8b 5d 10 ..e..._^[.....].
    f55d4440 89 *d4 eb d7 90 90 90 90 90 *d3 90 90 90 90 90 90 ................
    f55d4450 68 *cc 52 5d f5 64 a1 00 00 00 00 50 8b 44 24 10 h.R].d.....P.D$.
    f55d4460 89 *00 24 10 8d 6c 24 10 2b *0a 53 56 57 8b 45 f8 ..$..l$.+.SVW.E.
    f55d4470 89 *00 e8 50 8b 45 fc c7 45 *00 ff ff ff ff 89 45 ...P.E..E......E

    MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption
    IMAGE_NAME: memory_corruption
    FOLLOWUP_NAME: memory_corruption

    Followup: memory_corruption
  16. DarkRagnorak

    DarkRagnorak TS Rookie

    Im using 77.72 atm :O should I downgrade to 61.77?
  17. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    Yes for problem isolation you should install nVidia version 61.77 as it is a stable version. If your PC stil crashes and the problem must be related to faulty hardware such as RAM or L2 cache memory of the CPU.
  18. Monikker

    Monikker TS Rookie

    I am a newbie having the same device driver error problem (Windows XP Pro). I have unchecked the box to keep the blue screen of death on screen, but it just resets anyhow. It won't even let me restore my computer to an earlier setting. I have lots of work on my system that I need to burn onto data cd, then I was going to wipe the hard disk and start from scratch, but it resets when I'm trying to burn onto CD. I've lost 30 DVDs already! In Computer Management there are yellow triangles with warning exclamations regarding tcpip source, and red circles with white crosses from a DCOM source or system error. Any advice, please, I'm desperate! Also, how does one start a new topic on this forum? You can email me if you like at renwick@mytrashmail.com
  19. rabit06

    rabit06 TS Rookie

    Hey everybody,
    I recently reinstalled winXP Pro and after installing drivers I started to get the bsod.
    When windows restarted and took me to the online crash analysis it says "Error Caused by Graphics Device Driver". This has only happend during GTA San Andreas (it is one of the few things I've been doing since I reinstalled windows) and doesn't happen while normally browesing online or at the desktop. I tried a few things like lowering my AGP setting from 8x to 4x , disabling write combining, disabling fastwrite, and increasing the AGP voltage to 1.6v but I've had no luck so far. :confused:

    The error message Windows gives me is :
    Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)

    I am completly lost and need some help please!

    System Specs:
    mobo : Abit NF7-S2G
    CPU : Athlon XP 3000+ Barton
    RAM : 512 MB PC3200 PNY Technology
    Graphics : ATI Radeon 9700 pro
    OS : Win XP
  20. sonia

    sonia TS Rookie

    Hello all!I guess you are my only hope!I've registered in this site as I googled for this error message and it was the first result that returned me :slurp: I've read through your messages,and I guess I have the same problem,as most of you for several weeks...Continuous restarts of pc and the Microsoft page says either 'Error caused by a Device Driver' or Error caused by Graphics Device Driver...I've updated the drivers of the graphics card though nothing happened...I put in here the dump.txt's and I think that you will give me some ideas!I'm sorry for any mistakes in the language I'm Greek you see!Thanks in advance! :slurp:

    Attached Files:

  21. Tedster

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

    uninstall the updated driver and go back to your previous driver. I had an ATI card that crashed when the drivers were updated. I think the new drivers are no good.
  22. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    3 minidumps crashed by ZoneAlarm. Do you get BSOD after you upgrade ZoneAlarm?
  23. cpc2004

    cpc2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,994

    All of your minidump crashed with bugcheck code D1 at nvmcp.sys and it is mother board driver.
  24. sonia

    sonia TS Rookie

    Thanks for replying,no i haven't,and to speak honestly i have no idea what it is :blush:This means that the problem is in zonealarm? :suspiciou Oh my god!I could never imagine this :blackeye:

    Edit:AHA!You mean blue screen?No I haven't seen blue screen at all.But i haven't done the thing you suggest to avoid autorestart.Should I?
  25. The Eternal

    The Eternal TS Rookie

    BSOD on new build of computer

    I guess this is the place to post with this kind of problem... ill include my zips of minidumps(stupid 100kb limit).

    anyhow... symptoms... various drivers caused crashes... more crashes than dump files... ntfs.sys has several crash instances. the iastor.sys crashed once.

    Mobo: gigabyte GA-8i955x Royal
    harddrives: 2 in SATARAID 1 SATA
    memory: CORSAIR XMS DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) TWIN2X1024-5400C4
    CPU:intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield 800MHz 2.8 GHz
    ATI x600 all in wonder
    soundblaster audigy2 platinum pro
    netgear pci wireless card

    if you need other information... ill be checkin back.

    ps. what programs do you use to figgure this stuff out and what do you look for? i would like to eventually have some experience in how to identify these problems my self as well...

    The Eternal
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