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Does this error msg mean my video card is bad?

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#1 bpooter


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:46 PM

I've been having bad problems with my computer freezing when I'm doing anything or even nothing. Finally backed up all personal files and reinstalled Vista. Still having the same problem. But for the first time, Windows gave me this msg: (please, please tell me what it means)

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

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Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 855FE510
BCP2: 8CEE3010
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1"

Thank you for any help you can give. Computer is a

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Intel core 2 quad processor Q6600
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#2 dc3


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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:10 AM

That error usually means that there is a problem with a video driver. Try replacing the drivers.

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