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strange tartan frozen screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by KimB, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. KimB

    KimB Thread Starter

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    Hi All-
    One of my computers ( with win98 ) has a habit of making a loud 'beep' every few minutes, then freezing, with the desktop turning into a blue screen with yellow squares across it. CTRL+ALT+DELETE gets me nowhere, nothing comes up, and it won't restart from that command. I have to use the restart button to get back - to have the whole process start over again. I've scandisked and defragged and searched for viruses... nothing. Any ideas?
    Kim
     
  2. KimB

    KimB Thread Starter

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    also get the following error messages:
    when frozen:

    3D TEXT caused an invalid page fault in

    module OPENGL32.DLL at 0167:78ab83ab.

    Registers:

    EAX=00428aec CS=0167 EIP=78ab83ab EFLGS=00010282

    EBX=0056f5ec SS=016f ESP=0056f5c4 EBP=0056f9f4

    ECX=00400608 DS=016f ESI=00000000 FS=3d57

    EDX=00000000 ES=016f EDI=00000010 GS=0000

    Bytes at CS:EIP:

    ff 72 1c ff 76 18 ff 76 14 ff 76 10 ff 76 0c ff

    Stack dump:

    00406ab8 78ab6594 78ab775d 00000000 00406ab8 0101ef6a 00423458 00424694 00425d44 004270c8 00429840 004298bc 0042ab24 00429840 0042be74 0042d360




    When IE shuts itself down ( often)
    IEXPLORE executed an invalid instruction in
    module GDI.EXE at 0001:00004cfe.
    Registers:
    EAX=00000700 CS=03a7 EIP=00004cfe EFLGS=00000246
    EBX=00000006 SS=5257 ESP=0000687e EBP=000068ce
    ECX=00010001 DS=0627 ESI=0002000a FS=5287
    EDX=00010001 ES=182e EDI=00006686 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    76 08 ff 76 06 50 83 f8 01 75 05 e8 82 fa eb 0d
    Stack dump:
    4c722cfa 07f4000a 66861ffe 00000094 00006686 00000627 00010000 66860000 4e300000 00010131 00160000 00000000 00000000 00390000 00390000 2cfa0000
     
  3. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Lets have a look at your video card. Go to Control Panel | System. Device Manager. Under Display will be the name of your video card. Also, are there any yellow !

    What version of DirectX do you have? Go to Run and type DXDIAG. In the first tab will be the version number. Whilst you're there, go to the Display tab. Are all the DirectX features enabled?

    Also, test them by clicking on the tests next to each setting.

    Do you have a 3D screensaver running? If so, try disabling it to see if it still occurs.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  4. Gnosisless

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    >>3D TEXT caused an invalid page fault in <<
    >>module OPENGL32.DLL at 0167:78ab83ab<<

    3D Text is a screen saver. Screen savers are evil incarnate.

    You probably still have some kind of graphics conflict or driver update issue, though, and Eddie has you on the way to finding out how to solve that.

    Meanwhile, you might want to look at these to articles at Mickeysoft to see whether they could apply to your IE issue (though the GDI is the graphics device interface, and is probably related to the other problem).

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q181379

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q261156
     
  5. KimB

    KimB Thread Starter

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    Thanks Fellas!

    It was a 3D screensaver that some visiting child had put on while visiting - I hadn't even noticed the screensaver because of the length of inactive time required to turn it on...
    I agree that screensavers are evil incarnate... can I add visiting children allowed to play unsupervised on host's computers to that list???
    Cheers
    Kim
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Glad its all working again. You say its kids, but sometimes us adults do the same things :p

    See Ya

    eddie
     
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