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Win2k, blue screen.. irqs?.. video.. memory problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by That_one_guy, Dec 23, 2001.

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  1. That_one_guy

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    Hi. I've been recently having problems with watching .avi's using windows media player v7.01. The problem usually occurs with full length movies. After playing for say.. 30min + it would crash, or if I slide the slider bar around to skip some scenes a lot, it would crash. Now when it does crash.. it just freezes if I'm not playing it in full screen mode. When in full screen mode, it gives me a blue screen with this text at the top..

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    *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0xFFBFF000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x001315E9)

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Beginning dump of physical memory

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    Anyone have any idea what's causing this... or what I can do to fix it ? Thanks mucho.
     
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    Hey thanks. It sure sounds like a solution to me... except I don't where the old file is located, to replace it with this new one. I tried a search on my system.. but the only one I found was the gpibpci.sys that I downloaded. Should I just stick it in a system folder somewhere?
     
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    Hi again, hope everyone had a nifty holiday.

    That post seems to point at using verifier.exe to fix the problem.. but I have no idea what any of the controls in the program is. It says to disable a lot of things, my computer already has everything disabled... at least in the Settings tab > Verification status. It's still crashing lots...

    Could it be a bad memory stick? Or are all these addresses and memory that they're talking about, hard drive memory?

    Anywho, thanks so far for looking up those pages, appreciate it.
     
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    I had a very merry Christmas, thank you.

    I re-read the MS article and I found another article that should help you on the Driver Verifier, here's the Link: http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=7206&Key=Internals

    It appears to the problem is related to memory paging and IRQLs.

    The link give all the details. It states, you use the Verifier GUI (\%systemroot%\system32\verifier.exe) to configure the Verifier and view statistics about operations that the Verifier code executing in the kernel makes.

    But I think your problem may caused by your paging file, which is corrupted and/or fragmented badly. The problem may be fix by formatting the drive partition and re-installing Windows 2000 and all your applications. Anothe option is run Disk Cleanup, disabling page caching (which will release the space), and run Scandisk, and Defrag from MS-DOS mode (which will clean things up). Then enable paging.

    Good luck and Happy New Year.
     
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