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system recovered from serious error, well, kind of....

By nzer48 ·
I had a serious error message, temp\wer2b35.diroo\mini050909-02 and
tempwer2b35.diroo\sysdata.xmldmp.
I had symptoms of monitor gong black, graphics looked corrupted on desktop with spots on my cursor,occasional restarts.
I took the hardware acceleration down to none on display and the symptoms stopped. Reinstalled drivers from Nvidia and the same issues started again.

Has my Graphics card had a meltdown? (geforce 7600gs) Any help would be appreciated as I am about to do things like reformat incase it is a virus, buy a new graphics card or kick the whole thing into touch.
Thanks for any suggestions

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Is it doing it in Safe Mode

by Jacky Howe In reply to system recovered from ser ...

if it is it maybe your card. Lets check some thing first though.

If it isn't, uninstall your graphics card drivers and run it on Windows generic drivers to see if this resolves the problem.

If it does then reinstall the original drivers or try updated drivers.


Follow the steps below with the System started in Safe Mode with Networking.

Click Start, Run type msconfig and press Enter.

Now if you have the Configuration Utility open.
Configure selective startup options
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Verify that Load System Services and Use Original BOOT.INI are checked.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All, and then click OK.
When you are prompted, save the settings and restart the PC.

If it is working in Normal mode re-enable one item at a time until you find out what is causing the problems.
When you have it sorted out re-run the Configuration Utility and in the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Normal Startup.

Also run this Rootkit Revealer GMer
http://www.gmer.net/index.php

FAQ
http://www.gmer.net/faq.php

Just to be on the safe side when you finish do an online scan with Bitdefender or Google for an online scanner.

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it.

<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
<a href="http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/mbam-rules.exe" target="_blank"><u>mbam-rules</u></a>

I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.


Download Spybot - Search & Destroy and install it. Update it and run it.

<a href="http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html " target="_blank"><u>Spybot</u></a>

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possible card meltdown

by nzer48 In reply to Is it doing it in Safe Mo ...

Thanks will try all that. No not in safe mode. I did delete all the drivers and reinstal, then uped the hardware acceleration and bingo back came the problems. Thanks a lot, that gmer is agreat little application. I run spybot and that didn't detect anything. Will run through misconfig and see what happens.
Thanks for your help
nzer48

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My bet is

by scott_heath In reply to system recovered from ser ...

That your video card is toast. If changing the hardware acceleration from none to full duplicates the problem rel;iably then I doubt it is a virus that only affects graphics when hardware acceleration is enabled. Check the capacitors on the card to see if they are leaking or bulging. If there is a fan, make sure it is working. If there is a removable heatsink make sure it is clear of dust and properly seated. If it will come off make sure there is adequate thermal past. Check with NVidia to see what the proper operating temp is then use a tool like HWMonitor from cpuid.com to make sure your card isn't melting down under the intense demands of advanced graphics.

Enjoy,
Scott

http://scottisageek.spaces.live.com

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