windows xp crashes with nvidia + dual monitors

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hi -

here is my config:

AMD XP 2000+
Kingston DDR333 768 MB
MSI Ti 4800 SE
Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
Windows XP w/ SP1

I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
seemed to have solved the problem.

Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
the time too.

I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
to support dual monitors.

Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
any) would really be appreciated,

Thanks,

Ozgun.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Ozgun,
    Please find the 5-10 most recent minidumps located at
    c:\windows\minidump and send them to vidoca@microsoft.com. I will analyze
    the minidumps and get back to you on what is causing your system to crash
    and any suggestions I can make on how to fix the problem.

    --
    Thanks,
    Lance Naugle
    Microsoft Video Driver OCA Triage
    vidoca@microsoft.com
    * This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.

    "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ba6acc48.0404091200.4b7d7cd2@posting.google.com...
    > hi -
    >
    > here is my config:
    >
    > AMD XP 2000+
    > Kingston DDR333 768 MB
    > MSI Ti 4800 SE
    > Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
    > Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
    > Windows XP w/ SP1
    >
    > I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
    > running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
    > downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
    > began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
    > times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
    > shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
    > seemed to have solved the problem.
    >
    > Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
    > a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
    > major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
    > my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
    > install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
    > there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
    > reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
    > the time too.
    >
    > I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
    > I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
    > nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
    > to support dual monitors.
    >
    > Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
    > any) would really be appreciated,
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ozgun.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Nice list of hardware but the most important one is missing.... what
    graphics card do you have?

    Cari
    www.coribright.com

    "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ba6acc48.0404091200.4b7d7cd2@posting.google.com...
    > hi -
    >
    > here is my config:
    >
    > AMD XP 2000+
    > Kingston DDR333 768 MB
    > MSI Ti 4800 SE
    > Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
    > Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
    > Windows XP w/ SP1
    >
    > I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
    > running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
    > downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
    > began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
    > times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
    > shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
    > seemed to have solved the problem.
    >
    > Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
    > a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
    > major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
    > my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
    > install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
    > there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
    > reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
    > the time too.
    >
    > I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
    > I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
    > nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
    > to support dual monitors.
    >
    > Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
    > any) would really be appreciated,
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ozgun.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    hi Lance,

    Thanks for the offer, I really appreciate it. I fresh installed XP on
    my desktop for a second time today, and decided to install drivers &
    stuff one by one (with one-two day intervals in between) to see where
    exactly problems start appearing. I have lots of minidumps on my
    second (old) harddisk, but that machine was in a "completely messed
    up" state, so I'd rather save the opportunity for this new harddisk.

    I will send an email when my machine starts crashing again,

    Thanks a lot,

    Ozgun.

    "Microsoft Video Driver OCA Triage" <vidoca@microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<OmdjcXnHEHA.2668@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>...
    > Ozgun,
    > Please find the 5-10 most recent minidumps located at
    > c:\windows\minidump and send them to vidoca@microsoft.com. I will analyze
    > the minidumps and get back to you on what is causing your system to crash
    > and any suggestions I can make on how to fix the problem.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Lance Naugle
    > Microsoft Video Driver OCA Triage
    > vidoca@microsoft.com
    > * This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights.
    >
    > "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ba6acc48.0404091200.4b7d7cd2@posting.google.com...
    > > hi -
    > >
    > > here is my config:
    > >
    > > AMD XP 2000+
    > > Kingston DDR333 768 MB
    > > MSI Ti 4800 SE
    > > Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
    > > Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
    > > Windows XP w/ SP1
    > >
    > > I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
    > > running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
    > > downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
    > > began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
    > > times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
    > > shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
    > > seemed to have solved the problem.
    > >
    > > Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
    > > a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
    > > major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
    > > my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
    > > install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
    > > there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
    > > reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
    > > the time too.
    > >
    > > I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
    > > I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
    > > nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
    > > to support dual monitors.
    > >
    > > Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
    > > any) would really be appreciated,
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Ozgun.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    It's an MSI Geforce Ti 4800 SE.

    Ozgun.

    "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message news:<#TmuAenHEHA.3748@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
    > Nice list of hardware but the most important one is missing.... what
    > graphics card do you have?
    >
    > Cari
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ba6acc48.0404091200.4b7d7cd2@posting.google.com...
    > > hi -
    > >
    > > here is my config:
    > >
    > > AMD XP 2000+
    > > Kingston DDR333 768 MB
    > > MSI Ti 4800 SE
    > > Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
    > > Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
    > > Windows XP w/ SP1
    > >
    > > I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
    > > running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
    > > downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
    > > began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
    > > times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
    > > shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
    > > seemed to have solved the problem.
    > >
    > > Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
    > > a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
    > > major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
    > > my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
    > > install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
    > > there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
    > > reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
    > > the time too.
    > >
    > > I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
    > > I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
    > > nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
    > > to support dual monitors.
    > >
    > > Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
    > > any) would really be appreciated,
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > Ozgun.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Get graphics drivers from www.nvidia.com, and ensure also get latest DirectX
    from www.microsoft.com/directx


    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com


    "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ba6acc48.0404092223.3a0e54df@posting.google.com...
    > It's an MSI Geforce Ti 4800 SE.
    >
    > Ozgun.
    >
    > "Cari \(MS-MVP\)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:<#TmuAenHEHA.3748@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
    > > Nice list of hardware but the most important one is missing.... what
    > > graphics card do you have?
    > >
    > > Cari
    > > www.coribright.com
    > >
    > > "Ozgun" <kushcu@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:ba6acc48.0404091200.4b7d7cd2@posting.google.com...
    > > > hi -
    > > >
    > > > here is my config:
    > > >
    > > > AMD XP 2000+
    > > > Kingston DDR333 768 MB
    > > > MSI Ti 4800 SE
    > > > Philips Dynamic Edge 4.1 (PSC604 sound card)
    > > > Samsung 955DF & Envision EN-9110
    > > > Windows XP w/ SP1
    > > >
    > > > I switched to dual monitors about five months. Until then, Windows was
    > > > running nicely without any problems. After setting up dual monitors, I
    > > > downloaded & installed the drivers from nvidia. Then, nightmares
    > > > began. During the past months, my windows crashed for more than 1500
    > > > times. Sometimes, I would just say turn off, and it'd crash when it's
    > > > shutting down and reboot again. I tried lots of things, but none
    > > > seemed to have solved the problem.
    > > >
    > > > Meanwhile I started seeing problems with my X too, but these were once
    > > > a week, and I thought it was still bearable. Recently, I needed a
    > > > major version upgrade in my RedHat (I couldn't compile GNU libc with
    > > > my gcc), so I said, "what the heck? I'll get a brand new harddrive,
    > > > install XP from fresh, put VMware on top of it, and install linux
    > > > there." An hour after installing XP and the latest drivers, two
    > > > reboots! And other programs such as Winamp, Acrobat and IE crash all
    > > > the time too.
    > > >
    > > > I assume the problem is with my graphics card driver, but am not sure.
    > > > I've been facing this problem for a while now, and it's touching my
    > > > nerves. I don't play games, and all I want out of my graphics card is
    > > > to support dual monitors.
    > > >
    > > > Did anybody face this (similar) problem before? Any help (and I mean
    > > > any) would really be appreciated,
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > >
    > > > Ozgun.
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