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#1 FRISC0

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:08 PM

So ... recently when I play a game called 'Minecraft' it crashes every-so-often and in the bottom corner I get a notification telling me my display driver had crashed and restarted.

I've hunted the internet and people are saying things such as I may have two over-lapping drivers - if this is the case, how can I tell?

I updated the driver recently also to see if that would fix the problem but instead of the game freezing and the driver crashing and me either having to turn off the computer / wait ages and try kill the game with task manager, it now flickers with black lines across the screen and the game closes and the driver crashes after a few minutes. I recently added 2GB ram to my computer also to try fix the problem and to give the game more memory.

Any help is much appreciated!

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

When you updated the driver, did you uninstall the old one first? And then restart?

I would also look on the internet to be sure the version you are using is OK.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 02:58 PM

I just right clicked it in device manager and clicked update.

I have no idea how to check

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:09 PM

That does not always work right.

Try going to the card makers website and downloading their latest drivers and install them after uninstalling any current drivers.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:28 AM

How to I check / know if I've got two installed?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

You don't......

What can happen if you don't uninstall first is you may get a prompt that a file is newer that the one you are replacing it with for example. That can happen on a new install because it is seeing the install date.

What video card do you have?

I would use the makers driver, Why do I suggest that?
Just to give an example, A Dell Soundblaster audio card needs different drivers that the regular Soundblaster card. The hardware is a little different.

Try Uninstalling the old driver before updating.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

I have a GeForce 8600 GT video card.

I dont want to sound dumb but can you give me some sort of instruction as to what to do?

Don't really want to mess anything up by getting anything wrong.

Hope thats okay?

Thanks for your help so far!


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

Can anyone help me with this? :(

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

Did you uninstall the video drivers or is that what you are asking help for? If not sure how to uninstall, what windows are you running.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:32 PM

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
System Manufacturer WinFast
System Model 6150M2MA
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, 2600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 686W1D28, 19/01/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6002.18005"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.28 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.94 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.13 GB


I think that's what you mean? Sorry for being a bit of a noob.

Found that all under System Information. Just seen a subcategory called Conflicts, is that what I should be looking at for this problem?
This is what it says:



I/O Port 0x00000000-0x000003AF PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x000003AF Direct memory access controller

IRQ 20 Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
IRQ 20 NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Memory Address 0xFEC80000-0xFECBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xFEC80000-0xFECBFFFF Motherboard resources

Memory Address 0xFEFF0000-0xFEFF03FF High precision event timer
Memory Address 0xFEFF0000-0xFEFF03FF System board

Memory Address 0xE0000000-0xEFFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xE0000000-0xEFFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

I/O Port 0x00001C00-0x00001C80 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00001C00-0x00001C80 NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management

Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

Memory Address 0xF8000000-0xFBFFFFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xF8000000-0xFBFFFFFF NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003DF PCI bus
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003DF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003DF NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

I/O Port 0x00000290-0x00000299 Motherboard resources
I/O Port 0x00000290-0x00000299 Motherboard resources

I/O Port 0x00008000-0x0000FFFF PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00008000-0x0000FFFF PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge



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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:07 PM

<<How to I check / know if I've got two installed?>>

Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/UserTips/TroubleShooting/RemoveUnusedDriversandDevices.html

Remove Unused Drivers - http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6017628.html?tag=nl.e101

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Thankyou for your reply Louis but that didn't help me at all.

I did that, but I only have 1 driver listed under "Display Adapters" which is NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT so does that mean I only have 1 installed and maybe there is a problem elsewhere?

I just upped my ram to 4GB so I would of thought and games I play would run VERY smoothly?!


EDIT: or... is it anything to do with this?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

If you followed the instructions in the link...why do I still see unused drivers reflected in your graphic?

The link was not intended as anything but an answer to your question...not as a cure for your situation.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:52 AM

Because there are some thing I dont want to tamper with, if it aint broken, dont fix it.

I only want to sort out the problem I have at the moment, I've messed about with other things before and stuff goes wrong so I only want to fix the display driver but It says I only have one installed?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:19 AM

I see...you want to solicit comments/suggestions from those who cannot see your system...and then you decide whether you want to implement their suggestions/comments...concerning a situation that you have previously tried to solve for yourself unsuccessfully.

I must say this...a computer is a system of very sophisticated functionality. It's not clear at all times just what might be wrong with such an animal...and sometimes what appears to be one problem...turns out to be something entirely different.

I find it useful to remove obvious possible items which may interfere with proper system functioning.

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