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What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by icematt, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. icematt

    icematt Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2004
    Hi, my comp keeps crashing. I get a blue screen constantly. If I try playing an old game like Tribes for example, my comp crashes and I get a VPU error. In fact , any game I try to play gives me the error. I have tried updating my drivers to the most recent version. But it still makes no difference! I have a Watchdog report I am attaching (pasting here)
    this hapens when playing Winamp, browsing the internet or any other reason

    I have tried running VERIFIER.EXE and when I do it gives me an error ==
    WDM driver error22d
    Does this help?
    I have tried updating all graphics and sound card drivers.
    I have run multiple RAM tests and they all pass.
    I have swapped out my RAM and still no luck
    It doesn't crash often UNLESS I am playing a game, then it will crash from between 2 minutes to 30 minutes...
    very sporadically.
    I am now not getting the VPU error quite so much...
    now it just goes to blue screen!
    I am on XP
    AMD ATHLON XP 2600+
    1 gig of RAM
    running SP1

    attached is on eof MANY watchdog reports.
    // Watchdog Event Log File

    LogType: Watchdog
    Created: 2005-02-11 10:06:23
    TimeZone: 360 - Central Standard Time
    WindowsVersion: XP
    EventType: 0xEA - Thread Stuck in Device Driver

    // The driver for the display device 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
    // display device vendor for any driver updates.

    ShutdownCount: 516
    Shutdown: 0
    EaRecovery: 1
    EventCount: 2
    BreakCount: 2
    BugcheckTriggered: 1
    DebuggerNotPresent: 1
    DriverName: ati2dvag
    EventFlag: 1
    DeviceClass: Display
    DeviceDescription: RADEON 9200 SERIES
    HardwareID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5961&SUBSYS_7C13174B&REV_01
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    DriverFixedFileInfo: FEEF04BD 00010000 0006000E 000A1961 0006000E 000A1961 0000003F 00000008 00040004 00000003 00000004 00000000 00000000
    DriverCompanyName: ATI Technologies Inc.
    DriverFileDescription: ATI Radeon WindowsNT Display Driver
    DriverInternalName: ati2dvag.dll
    DriverLegalCopyright: Copyright (C) 1998-2004 ATI Technologies Inc.
    DriverOriginalFilename: ati2dvag.dll
    DriverProductName: ATI Radeon WindowsNT Display Driver

    I hope this helps..
    What can I do?
    Thank you
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
  3. icematt

    icematt Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2004
    that driver is for NT, I have XP, it won't allow me to install it...
    any other ideas or suggestions....
  4. pretty_woman


    Feb 17, 2005
    I had a similar problem with my computer with the VPU error.

    I don't know whether its similar or not but, when I pressed the windows key my computer would shut down. If the memory is not the problem, you have to consider it could be a Mother board or CPU error.

    I had to change all to get my computer working. Got rather expensive trying to find this problems so use it as a last resort.

    Sorry, I cant be more help
  5. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
    Go back to the site I gave you and on the left you will see Find a driver,click on that and type in the driver you need .....
  6. icematt

    icematt Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2004
    Hi, I downloded several different drivers and am still having the same problem.. :(
    Which one do you recommend...?

    But, I did try running DXDIAG,
    and when I tested Direct 3D, I saw a cube spinning on the screen, but it was going so fast I could barely make out the words.
    My question is... should it be spinning that fast? or is that out of control and that could be the link to my problem...?
    If it is the problem, how do I solve it?
    What can I change (perhaps in my BIOS) to remedy this! :) ?

    Thank you for all your help!
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