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By jingo67 ·
You gave a quick answer to someone else regarding something similar so I thought I would ask. I am getting blue screens indicating Stop errors that identify either "KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" in win32k.sys or "Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" in NV4_MINI.sys. Both indicate memory dumps. I have identified the nv4-mini.sys as my NVDIA video driver which I reinstalled with the most up to date but it came back as if it it never left. The consistant task seems to be any intense video game or picture viewing software I use hoses it up. I get a blue screen and it sometimes counts up to 99 and reboots. Other times it just locks saying if I recently installed some hardware or program to check with my administrator. Is there something you can say to give me some direction or possibly have an idea what may be causing it. I have OS 2000 sp3, and all my hardware drivers are up to date. Also, what would cause the win32k.sys file to hose up too? Thanks.

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by David Dotterer In reply to Blue Screens of Death

THIS IS NOT AN ANSWER!

I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM! the nv4_mini.sys crashes when playing intense games...what is weird is my PC hasn't done this for quite a while (VisionTek XTasy GeForce4 Ti4600) and it has started again...if anyone knows the answer to his question, we would BOTH appreciate it!

Thanks

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by MMerchant In reply to Blue Screens of Death

If you are playing a game such as Unreal Tournament 2003, try running the game in safe mode....if that fails...try uninstalling the video drivers completley in safe mode, then installing them with the NVIDIA drivers directly from their website, and not the CD that comes with the vdo card. Hope this helps...

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by CG IT In reply to Blue Screens of Death

Humm...what version of Direct X are you running? Direct X 8.1b should be installed when using NVidia drivers versions 40.71 or 40.41. They also advise to back out these new drivers and try 30.31 to see if problems (they don't really say what problems) goes away. Also, try checking the amount of free space available for Windows to use for the page, swap and virtual memory. Low free space might be the culprit even low available physical memory. The new PC games coming out are pushing the polygon count upwards of a a few billion at 1280 and higher res. Try backing down the res to 1024X768 16 bit.

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by CG IT In reply to Blue Screens of Death

UT2003 had a bug for the "server side" which causes symptoms you describe and came out with a patch. If you bought the Full version (which I understand is supposed to have the patch on it) make sure it is. Also check UT2003 technology board (hppt://unreal.epicgames.com) they might have posted something about vid page sticking in memory that causes mem overload and subsequently your mem dump (is your W2K set to reboot on page fill and dump?).

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by jingo67 In reply to Blue Screens of Death

I have part of my solution. I purchased my Nvidia 440mx 64mb video card from a distributor. The card is actually a Aopen brand with the Nvidia 440mx chip set. I completely vegg'd and downloaded the exact driver from Nvidia's website. At first it worked, but within a few days it started and interestingly enough, it got worse as the days went on. I realized my mistake, downloaded the driver from Aopen's website and it worked flawlessly for days. I say days because it has happened once since then. Unfortunately I can't figure out why but it hasn't happened since so I am atleast temporarily appeased. I may have a driver or file still causing grief that didn't uninstall properly. But it is considerably better. Thanks for everyones help.

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