System Lockup upon loading any game

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    A couple of weeks ago my computer started gfx glitching a lot, booting in vga mode etc.
    So I took it into the shop, they 'traced the fault' to the gfx card and replaced my 8800gtx with a gtx 260.

    Everything was pretty much ok for the past week, but then booting in VGA mode started again with the gfx card showing a fault in the device manager.

    I've been getting by for the weekend by uninstalling and reinstalling the gfx card drivers, everything seems to work ok for the session - but upon reboot I'm back in vga mode and have to redo the process.

    I've done this today 3 times. Now, everything appears to be ok - graphics card showing no problems in device manager, resolution correct etc, but upon loading any game the computer locks up and needs a reboot.


    Weird problems and I've no idea what to do next.

    I've had a look through the dxdiag report and can't see anything much wrong
  3. What are the rest of your specs? CPU, memory, MB, PSU-maker, model and output on the +12v line/s and OS.
    Which fault in Device Manager?
    First off reset your BIOS to defaults and undo any overclock then make sure Windows is fully updated.
    Check the HDD for errors.
    Do some test runs with only one stick of memory installed at a time.
  4. Sorry for the untidy thread, think I'm hitting the character limit with my dxdiag report.

    I'll try the steps you've suggested when I get back - just need to pop out for a couple of ours. Here is my system info:


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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 5/17/2009, 13:32:12
    Machine name: ALDOMAK-FB49BFD
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6700 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 3326MB RAM
    Page File: 523MB used, 4711MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 260
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_82CF1043&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 896.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: SyncMaster 225BW/225BWG,SyncMaster Magic CX223BW/CX225BW(Digital)
    Monitor Max Res: 1680,1050
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8250 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 3/27/2009 10:03:00, 6186880 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 3/27/2009 10:03:00, 6280416 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-46A2-11CF-C953-C4A200C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x05E2
    SubSys ID: 0x82CF1043
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: SB X-Fi Audio [CF00]
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00311102&REV_00
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.1368 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    Date and Size: 10/8/2008 01:21:50, 526232 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Creative
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: Yes
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
    Description: SB X-Fi Audio [CF00]
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.1368 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 10/8/2008 01:21:50, 526232 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Format Flags: 0x0

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    DirectMusic
    -----------
    DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
    DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: Enabled
    Ports: SB X-Fi DMusic Synth [CF00], Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
    SB X-Fi Audio [CF00], Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    SB X-Fi Synth B [CF00] [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    SB X-Fi Synth A [CF00] [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Registry: OK
    Test Result: Not run
  5. -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Saitek Magic Hotkey Device
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x5081
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Ikari Laser
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Ikari Laser
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Saitek X52 Pro Flight Controller
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x0762
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Razer Tarantula USB Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0102
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Razer Tarantula USB Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0102
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    Registry: OK

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    USB Devices
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    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x036C
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
    | Service: usbhub
    | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 59520 bytes
    | Driver: usbd.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 4736 bytes
    |
    +-+ Generic USB Hub
    | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x05E3, 0x0604
    | | Location: USB Hub
    | | Matching Device ID: usb\class_09
    | | Service: usbhub
    | | Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 59520 bytes
    | |
    +-+ USB Human Interface Device
    | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    | | Location: Ikari Laser
    | | Matching Device ID: usb\class_03&subclass_01
    | | Service: HidUsb
    | | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:28, 10368 bytes
    | | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:28, 36864 bytes
    | | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:24, 24960 bytes
    | | Driver: hid.dll, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 20992 bytes
    | |
    | +-+ HID-compliant device
    | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device
    | | |
    | +-+ HID-compliant consumer control device
    | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_up:000c_u:0001
    | | | Driver: hidserv.dll, 4/14/2008 06:41:56, 21504 bytes
    | | |
    | +-+ HID Keyboard Device
    | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | | | Service: kbdhid
    | | | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/14/2008 01:09:50, 14592 bytes
    | | | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 24576 bytes
    | | |
    | +-+ HID-compliant mouse
    | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x04B4, 0x121F
    | | | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
    | | | Service: mouhid
    | | | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 23040 bytes
    | | | Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/17/2001 14:48:00, 12160 bytes
    | |
    +-+ Saitek X52 Pro Flight Controller (USB)
    | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x0762
    | | Location: Saitek X52 Pro Flight Control System
    | | Matching Device ID: usb\vid_06a3&pid_0762
    | | Service: HidUsb
    | | OEMData: 00 00 00 00 22 00 00 00
    | | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:28, 10368 bytes
    | | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:28, 36864 bytes
    | | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/14/2008 00:15:24, 24960 bytes
    | | Driver: hid.dll, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 20992 bytes
    | |
    | +-+ Saitek X52 Pro Flight Controller (HID)
    | | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x0762
    | | | Matching Device ID: hid\vid_06a3&pid_0762
    | | | Service: SaiH0762
    | | | OEMData: 00 00 00 00 22 00 00 00
    | | | Driver: SaiH0762.sys, 9/13/2006 12:31:50, 192000 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiD0762.pr0, 9/6/2006 10:27:48, 18342 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762.Dll, 9/13/2006 12:46:14, 921600 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_07.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:26, 7680 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_09.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:28, 7168 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_0A.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:28, 7680 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_0C.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:28, 8192 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_10.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:30, 7680 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_11.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:30, 5120 bytes
    | | | Driver: SaiC0762_0402.dll, 9/13/2006 12:55:30, 7168 bytes

    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------

    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/14/2008 01:09:50, 14592 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 24576 bytes
    |
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x1532, 0x0102
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    | Driver: kbdhid.sys, 4/14/2008 01:09:50, 14592 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 24576 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 06:43:22, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 24576 bytes
    |
    + HID-compliant mouse
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
    | Service: mouhid
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 23040 bytes
    | Driver: mouhid.sys, 8/17/2001 14:48:00, 12160 bytes
    |
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD
    | Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 06:43:22, 40840 bytes
    | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 23040 bytes

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    DirectPlay Service Providers
    ----------------------------
    DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
    Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

    DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Not run, Half Duplex: Not run, Mic: Not run
    DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
    Registry: OK

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    DirectPlay Adapters
    -------------------
    DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection 5 - IPv4 -

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    DirectPlay Voice Codecs
    -----------------------
    Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
    Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
    MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
    MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
    Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
    TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

    -------------------------
    DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
    -------------------------

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    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    ------------------------
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 191.6 GB
    Total Space: 476.9 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: NVIDIA RAID5 465.77G

    Drive: D:
    Model: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 62976 bytes

    Drive: E:
    Model: NWZGN XMJGHIJ SCSI CdRom Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 62976 bytes

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    System Devices
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    Name: VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3044&SUBSYS_81FE1043&REV_C0\4&1A82106&0&5878
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 61696 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\1394bus.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 53376 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nic1394.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 61824 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\arp1394.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 13:00:00, 60800 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\enum1394.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 14:46:40, 6400 bytes

    Name: Creative SB X-Fi
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_00311102&REV_00\4&1A82106&0&3078
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 05:41:58, 4096 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ksproxy.ax, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 05:42:44, 129536 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ks.sys, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:46:38, 141056 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:15:16, 60160 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:49:42, 146048 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 00:15:16, 49408 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 05:42:46, 23552 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctac32k.sys, 6.00.0001.1361 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:46, 511000 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctaud2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:50, 526232 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctoss2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:56, 130072 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctprxy2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:58, 14360 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctsfm2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:22:00, 158744 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\emupia2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:22:02, 95768 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ha20x2k.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:22:04, 1177624 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\pfmodnt.sys, 3.00.0000.0012 (English), 10/8/2008 01:22:06, 15384 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CTEXFIFX.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:44, 1324056 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CT20XUT.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:38, 171032 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CTHWIUT.sys, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:40, 72728 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctdlang.dat, 10/7/2008 23:31:14, 321512 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctdnlstr.dat, 10/7/2008 23:31:14, 56509 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CtxfiRes.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:41:40, 2560 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctzapxx.ini, 9/12/2008 21:22:40, 54 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\instwdm.ini, 10/8/2008 00:08:38, 20936 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CT1MGM.ROM, 2/25/2000 12:49:34, 1048576 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CT2MGM.SF2, 9/22/1999 23:18:38, 2167684 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\default4.sfm, 1/3/2002 15:44:16, 59 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\default8.sfm, 1/3/2002 15:44:16, 59 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\default.sfm, 1/3/2002 15:44:16, 59 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\Temp\ctpxst32.exe, , 0 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\Temp\cttele32.dll, , 0 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\regplib.exe, 10/7/2008 23:26:38, 16384 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\a3d.dll, 80.00.0000.0003 (English), 10/7/2008 23:42:42, 60928 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ac3api.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:42:16, 48640 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\eaxac3.dll, 1.01.0002.0000 (English), 7/11/2001 10:51:00, 77824 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctosuser.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:26:44, 74752 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctemupia.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:30:32, 114688 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\piaproxy.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:26:36, 68608 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctdproxy.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:27:26, 53248 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\devreg.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:23:26, 36864 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctasio.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:27:32, 50688 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ct_oal.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:27:36, 193024 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctpxst32.exe, 1.01.0000.0059 (English), 3/13/2007 10:32:14, 89336 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\APOIM32.exe, 2.29.0000.0000 (English), 7/18/2008 09:39:18, 595249 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oalinst.exe, 2.00.0006.0000 (English), 4/23/2008 06:07:50, 805400 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\AddCat.exe, 0.00.0000.0001 (English), 12/5/2006 14:52:40, 48400 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTAPO32.UDA, 8/21/2008 15:32:36, 7954 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTMLFX32.UDA, 6/2/2008 11:10:04, 5458 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\AppSetup.exe, 1.00.0000.0018 (English), 9/25/2008 15:40:32, 20888640 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTxfiBtn.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:41:38, 41472 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTxfiSpk.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:41:38, 39424 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ct20xspi.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:37:44, 15360 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTxfispi.exe, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:37:38, 1212928 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ctxfihlp.exe, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:41:36, 23552 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTxfiReg.exe, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:37:46, 47104 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\enlocstr.exe, 10/7/2008 23:23:50, 7680 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\killapps.exe, 1.00.0000.0001 (English), 10/7/2008 23:23:46, 12800 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\kill.ini, 8/19/2008 18:39:18, 321 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfman32.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:26:44, 10240 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfms32.dll, 6.00.0001.1368 (English), 10/7/2008 23:26:42, 108544 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\cts20x.dat, 10/7/2008 23:23:52, 2091 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\ctd20x.dat, 10/7/2008 23:23:52, 26919 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0460W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0466W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0463W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 276282 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0550W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 276094 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0678W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:20, 357983 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0679W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 357983 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0464W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:14, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0468W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0465W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0469W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0730W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 277688 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0760W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275257 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP046AW.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275508 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP046BW.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275508 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP046CW.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:16, 275508 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP0462W.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:18, 275836 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP055AW.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:18, 275766 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTP073AW.DAT, 10/7/2008 23:26:18, 277688 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTXFIGM.RFX, 7/28/2006 10:31:42, 41320 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTXFIEM.RFX, 7/28/2006 10:31:40, 41788 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTXFICM.RFX, 7/28/2006 10:31:38, 41624 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\data\CTXFICBM.RFX, 6/23/2005 06:58:50, 7352 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\SBXFi.ico, 2/7/2005 17:45:22, 766 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\XFi.bmp, 2/7/2005 17:45:20, 3128 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctcoinst.dll, 3.00.0002.0047 (English), 10/7/2008 23:44:28, 86016 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctdvinst.dll, 0.05.0000.0047 (English), 10/7/2008 23:44:28, 181248 bytes
    Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ctdvda2k.sys, 5.13.0001.0468 (English), 10/8/2008 01:21:54, 347080 bytes
  6. OK, so I patched windows with a couple of non critical updates. When I rebooted I was back in VGA mode with an "Error 10, This device cannot Start" on the following devices:
    GTX 260
    nForce Network Controller
    nForce network controller#2
  7. Huh? Those should be motherboard devices surely?
    Ok try reinstalling your motherboard drivers.
    If you have lost or have an old install disc, go to the manufacturer website and download their latest software.
  8. I suspect a power related problem. When a vga card goes into 3d mode, like starting a game, it will use more power.

    1) What psu do you have? Look at the unit, and tell us what you see on the label. Of particular interest is the amperage on the +12v rails. What brand is it? Poor quality units do not perform as well. Is there an aux connector on the mobo to help power the pci-e slot? Surely, the 6-pin pci-e connector is firmly plugged into the vga card. Check all power connections.

    2) What mobo do you have? Run cpu-z to get a simple display of your cpu, mobo, and ram specs.

    3) Could you have a ram problem? Download and run memtest86+ for a full pass. There should be NO errors.

    You probably did well, getting a GTX260 to replace a 8800GTX
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