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Kernel Mode Exception blue screen (Nvidia Drivers?)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anhydrous, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Anhydrous

    Anhydrous Thread Starter

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    Hello, and thanks for viewing this thread. A few days ago, Windows XP (Home) started giving me trouble when I booted my computer. Sometimes, it would just hang forever on the launch screen, and sometimes, it would briefly flash a "Kernel Mode Exception Not Handled" blue screen before instantly restarting the computer. I was able to successfully boot into Windows a few times, but about 20 minutes later the screen would become scrambled suddenly and the computer would inevitably lock up.

    I researched this issue some and found it to be related to driver errors. I piddled around in safe mode for a while and tried to figure things out, but I decided it would be easier to just do a fresh install of Windows since I had reformatted a little over a month earlier and had very little to back up. After doing a fresh install, I was reinstalling my drivers, and the same Nvidia display drivers that I've used since I built this computer 3 years ago started causing the same problem I was having before. I booted into safe mode and uninstalled them, and the problem was fixed. Then, I tried installing a newer version of the drivers, and the same problem happened.

    Since I bought this computer, this error has never occurred, so I would be grateful if anyone here could shed some light on what might be going on. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    In view of the above have you now on this new install installed the motherboard drivers - chipset etc and all updates, especially SP3.
    re graphics as far as I can see 258.96 is the recommended driver for that card on your system
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-258.96-whql-driver.html
    Do you now have a Minidump from the crash AFTER this new install, if so have you examined the dump file and also do you have any warnings in device manager, including on hidden devices.

    If necessary - disable restart on failure and post the full Error and parameters.

    May find that Who crashed will supply the analysis of the minidump if you have one.
    http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed

    simply install and click analyse.

    Please post the results, of the who crashed analysis as they appear, not in a file that I have to open,.


    Finally if you already have the mentioned driver or you install it here are the full rlease notes with all known hiccups.
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_WinXP_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf


    Also I notice that the motherboard includes full testing facilities and stress tests, in the event of no progress with above I would be inclined to run those
    http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/122-CK-NF63.pdf
     
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