blue screen/infinite loop/nv4_disp driver problem

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XP home SP1, GA-81PE1000PRO-G, P4 2.8

I've built a system wholly from new components, one of
which is the INNO3d GEforce FX 5200. I've had the above
problem since the OS and drivers were installed, and it's
been driving me nuts. I reinstalled/repaired SP1 thinking
it was an SP2-derived problem. Cold boot usually results
in that blue screen infinite loop/memory dump message
blaming nv4_disp, and then XP reboots and tells me it's
recovered from a serious error. Sometimes I get a MS
Online Crash Report, mostly that there's not a solution
that MS can suggest, but one of which told me to install a
driver that is out of date! I've uninstalled the driver,
installed the latest driver from nvidia but I'm still
plagued by this problem. It's nothing to do with
overclocking, because I'm not a gaming dude, and don't
want to muck about with that sort of thing, and have done
nothing with the bios apart from the basic necessary
things like boot sequence when installing the OS.
I thought it must be a faulty card or a device conflict
until I casually serched Google last night for "nv4_disp"
and "infinite loop". I was astonished that manufacturers
have managed to generate such a widespread problem.

Here's a good description:
http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/troubleshooting_video_card_pro
blems.shtml

Does anyone yet know a certain solution other than
upgrade? The only solution at the moment is to wait the 10
minutes or so that is currently required for XP to boot to
a clean desktop.

One thought: as the symptoms are intermittent (i.e. cold
boot is successful more often than not) I wonder if there
is a conflict with something else loading at startup. I
might be wrong, but I get the feeling XP doesn't always
load startup items in the same order each time, which
might explain the apparent randomness of the symptom. Can
anyone recommend a good startup manager please?

Miles
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More about blue screen infinite loop nv4_disp driver problem
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I have been using these drivers on my other computer. Try these ones:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=861

    ----
    Nathan McNulty


    MilesG wrote:
    > XP home SP1, GA-81PE1000PRO-G, P4 2.8
    >
    > I've built a system wholly from new components, one of
    > which is the INNO3d GEforce FX 5200. I've had the above
    > problem since the OS and drivers were installed, and it's
    > been driving me nuts. I reinstalled/repaired SP1 thinking
    > it was an SP2-derived problem. Cold boot usually results
    > in that blue screen infinite loop/memory dump message
    > blaming nv4_disp, and then XP reboots and tells me it's
    > recovered from a serious error. Sometimes I get a MS
    > Online Crash Report, mostly that there's not a solution
    > that MS can suggest, but one of which told me to install a
    > driver that is out of date! I've uninstalled the driver,
    > installed the latest driver from nvidia but I'm still
    > plagued by this problem. It's nothing to do with
    > overclocking, because I'm not a gaming dude, and don't
    > want to muck about with that sort of thing, and have done
    > nothing with the bios apart from the basic necessary
    > things like boot sequence when installing the OS.
    > I thought it must be a faulty card or a device conflict
    > until I casually serched Google last night for "nv4_disp"
    > and "infinite loop". I was astonished that manufacturers
    > have managed to generate such a widespread problem.
    >
    > Here's a good description:
    > http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/troubleshooting_video_card_pro
    > blems.shtml
    >
    > Does anyone yet know a certain solution other than
    > upgrade? The only solution at the moment is to wait the 10
    > minutes or so that is currently required for XP to boot to
    > a clean desktop.
    >
    > One thought: as the symptoms are intermittent (i.e. cold
    > boot is successful more often than not) I wonder if there
    > is a conflict with something else loading at startup. I
    > might be wrong, but I get the feeling XP doesn't always
    > load startup items in the same order each time, which
    > might explain the apparent randomness of the symptom. Can
    > anyone recommend a good startup manager please?
    >
    > Miles
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thanks for the help Nathan. I'll test those.
    Regards
    Miles

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I have been using these drivers on my other computer.
    Try these ones:
    >http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=861
    >
    >----
    >Nathan McNulty
    >
    >
    >MilesG wrote:
    >> XP home SP1, GA-81PE1000PRO-G, P4 2.8
    >>
    >> I've built a system wholly from new components, one of
    >> which is the INNO3d GEforce FX 5200. I've had the above
    >> problem since the OS and drivers were installed, and
    it's
    >> been driving me nuts. I reinstalled/repaired SP1
    thinking
    >> it was an SP2-derived problem. Cold boot usually
    results
    >> in that blue screen infinite loop/memory dump message
    >> blaming nv4_disp, and then XP reboots and tells me it's
    >> recovered from a serious error. Sometimes I get a MS
    >> Online Crash Report, mostly that there's not a solution
    >> that MS can suggest, but one of which told me to
    install a
    >> driver that is out of date! I've uninstalled the
    driver,
    >> installed the latest driver from nvidia but I'm still
    >> plagued by this problem. It's nothing to do with
    >> overclocking, because I'm not a gaming dude, and don't
    >> want to muck about with that sort of thing, and have
    done
    >> nothing with the bios apart from the basic necessary
    >> things like boot sequence when installing the OS.
    >> I thought it must be a faulty card or a device conflict
    >> until I casually serched Google last night
    for "nv4_disp"
    >> and "infinite loop". I was astonished that
    manufacturers
    >> have managed to generate such a widespread problem.
    >>
    >> Here's a good description:
    >>
    http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/troubleshooting_video_card_pro
    >> blems.shtml
    >>
    >> Does anyone yet know a certain solution other than
    >> upgrade? The only solution at the moment is to wait the
    10
    >> minutes or so that is currently required for XP to boot
    to
    >> a clean desktop.
    >>
    >> One thought: as the symptoms are intermittent (i.e.
    cold
    >> boot is successful more often than not) I wonder if
    there
    >> is a conflict with something else loading at startup. I
    >> might be wrong, but I get the feeling XP doesn't always
    >> load startup items in the same order each time, which
    >> might explain the apparent randomness of the symptom.
    Can
    >> anyone recommend a good startup manager please?
    >>
    >> Miles
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Nathan, I downloaded a slightly older one from nvidia
    archives (6.1.7.6) and used Driver Cleaner after
    uninstalling the dodgy one. Seems to have worked.
    Thanks for the advice.
    Miles

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I have been using these drivers on my other computer.
    Try these ones:
    >http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=861
    >
    >----
    >Nathan McNulty
    >
    >
    >MilesG wrote:
    >> XP home SP1, GA-81PE1000PRO-G, P4 2.8
    >>
    >> I've built a system wholly from new components, one of
    >> which is the INNO3d GEforce FX 5200. I've had the above
    >> problem since the OS and drivers were installed, and
    it's
    >> been driving me nuts. I reinstalled/repaired SP1
    thinking
    >> it was an SP2-derived problem. Cold boot usually
    results
    >> in that blue screen infinite loop/memory dump message
    >> blaming nv4_disp, and then XP reboots and tells me it's
    >> recovered from a serious error. Sometimes I get a MS
    >> Online Crash Report, mostly that there's not a solution
    >> that MS can suggest, but one of which told me to
    install a
    >> driver that is out of date! I've uninstalled the
    driver,
    >> installed the latest driver from nvidia but I'm still
    >> plagued by this problem. It's nothing to do with
    >> overclocking, because I'm not a gaming dude, and don't
    >> want to muck about with that sort of thing, and have
    done
    >> nothing with the bios apart from the basic necessary
    >> things like boot sequence when installing the OS.
    >> I thought it must be a faulty card or a device conflict
    >> until I casually serched Google last night
    for "nv4_disp"
    >> and "infinite loop". I was astonished that
    manufacturers
    >> have managed to generate such a widespread problem.
    >>
    >> Here's a good description:
    >>
    http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/troubleshooting_video_card_pro
    >> blems.shtml
    >>
    >> Does anyone yet know a certain solution other than
    >> upgrade? The only solution at the moment is to wait the
    10
    >> minutes or so that is currently required for XP to boot
    to
    >> a clean desktop.
    >>
    >> One thought: as the symptoms are intermittent (i.e.
    cold
    >> boot is successful more often than not) I wonder if
    there
    >> is a conflict with something else loading at startup. I
    >> might be wrong, but I get the feeling XP doesn't always
    >> load startup items in the same order each time, which
    >> might explain the apparent randomness of the symptom.
    Can
    >> anyone recommend a good startup manager please?
    >>
    >> Miles
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Excellent. An important note I would like to point out is that the
    61.76 drivers are WHQL Certified meaning that nVidia submitted those
    drivers to Microsoft for testing and certification. The 61.77 ones on
    their page right now are not WHQL Certified. You are generally going to
    have better luck with WHQL Certified drivers than you are with ones that
    aren't. Glad to hear it is working for you :)

    ----
    Nathan McNulty

    MilesG wrote:
    > Nathan, I downloaded a slightly older one from nvidia
    > archives (6.1.7.6) and used Driver Cleaner after
    > uninstalling the dodgy one. Seems to have worked.
    > Thanks for the advice.
    > Miles
    >
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>I have been using these drivers on my other computer.
    >
    > Try these ones:
    >
    >>http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=861
    >>
    >>----
    >>Nathan McNulty
    >>
    >>
    >>MilesG wrote:
    >>
    >>>XP home SP1, GA-81PE1000PRO-G, P4 2.8
    >>>
    >>>I've built a system wholly from new components, one of
    >>>which is the INNO3d GEforce FX 5200. I've had the above
    >>>problem since the OS and drivers were installed, and
    >
    > it's
    >
    >>>been driving me nuts. I reinstalled/repaired SP1
    >
    > thinking
    >
    >>>it was an SP2-derived problem. Cold boot usually
    >
    > results
    >
    >>>in that blue screen infinite loop/memory dump message
    >>>blaming nv4_disp, and then XP reboots and tells me it's
    >>>recovered from a serious error. Sometimes I get a MS
    >>>Online Crash Report, mostly that there's not a solution
    >>>that MS can suggest, but one of which told me to
    >
    > install a
    >
    >>>driver that is out of date! I've uninstalled the
    >
    > driver,
    >
    >>>installed the latest driver from nvidia but I'm still
    >>>plagued by this problem. It's nothing to do with
    >>>overclocking, because I'm not a gaming dude, and don't
    >>>want to muck about with that sort of thing, and have
    >
    > done
    >
    >>>nothing with the bios apart from the basic necessary
    >>>things like boot sequence when installing the OS.
    >>>I thought it must be a faulty card or a device conflict
    >>>until I casually serched Google last night
    >
    > for "nv4_disp"
    >
    >>>and "infinite loop". I was astonished that
    >
    > manufacturers
    >
    >>>have managed to generate such a widespread problem.
    >>>
    >>>Here's a good description:
    >>>
    >
    > http://www.mysuperpc.com/vcu/troubleshooting_video_card_pro
    >
    >>>blems.shtml
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone yet know a certain solution other than
    >>>upgrade? The only solution at the moment is to wait the
    >
    > 10
    >
    >>>minutes or so that is currently required for XP to boot
    >
    > to
    >
    >>>a clean desktop.
    >>>
    >>>One thought: as the symptoms are intermittent (i.e.
    >
    > cold
    >
    >>>boot is successful more often than not) I wonder if
    >
    > there
    >
    >>>is a conflict with something else loading at startup. I
    >>>might be wrong, but I get the feeling XP doesn't always
    >>>load startup items in the same order each time, which
    >>>might explain the apparent randomness of the symptom.
    >
    > Can
    >
    >>>anyone recommend a good startup manager please?
    >>>
    >>>Miles
    >>
    >>.
    >>
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