Device driver failure

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blessed1202

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This morning I got on my computer and went about what I usually do. All of a sudden my mouse locked up and the screen went blank. It came back on in safe mode, said it recovered from a device driver failure and wanted me to restart. Since then, it has happened about 4 more times. I did a scan, checked to make sure all drivers were up to date, went to Microsoft and updated stuff there, did a virus scan and it is still doing it. I also went to PC Pitstop and scanned there. Can anyone tell me why this keeps doing this?
 

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I'd start by looking at any changes or additions you made right before this started happening. Also, check the event logs and see if there's a clue there.
 

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Ok, I checked the event log and this is what came up. Do you know what this means?

1/8/2003 8:43:00 AM Application Popup Information None 26 N/A BEST-IXTQ3JYHHA Application popup: Windows - System Error : Microsoft Windows detected and recovered from a device failure. Please save your work and reboot to restore full functionality.
1/8/2003 8:42:59 AM 3dfxvs Error None 108 N/A BEST-IXTQ3JYHHA The driver 3dfxvs for the display device \Device\Video1 got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates.

I haven't done anything different or installed anything.
 

blessed1202

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Went to the drivers site and got what I thought was an upgrade to my driver for the Voodoo. When I installed it, it seems it was the same as I had. What would cause it to loop like that if it wasn't the driver? BTW I've been on the computer all day today and it hasn't happened.
 

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It did it to me again this morning :( Can anyone please tell me why this might be happening? Is my video card failing? Or is it something else?:confused:
 
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