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XP Machine re-boots at random

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by addajio, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. addajio

    addajio Flightless Bird

    I have:

    AMD Athlon XP 1800
    741GX-M Motherboard

    North Bridge Chipset: 741
    South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    RAM - 384 MB

    Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    Creative xFi Soundcard
    Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]

    This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work with
    Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.

    I have been trying so many things from software [driver upgrades/rollbacks -
    98SE]
    to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop

    This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping someone
    might point me to a likely cause/solution.

    I suspect:
    -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve read
    that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.

    -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    online...unless faulty perhaps.

    thanks - Tony
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Why isn't SP3 installed?

    addajio wrote:
    > I have:
    >
    > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    > 741GX-M Motherboard
    >
    > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    > RAM - 384 MB
    >
    > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    > Creative xFi Soundcard
    > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    >
    > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    > with
    > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    >
    > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    > upgrades/rollbacks -
    > 98SE]
    > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop
    >
    > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    > someone
    > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    >
    > I suspect:
    > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    > read
    > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    >
    > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    >
    > thanks - Tony
     
  3. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    >I have:
    >
    > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    > 741GX-M Motherboard
    >
    > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    > RAM - 384 MB
    >
    > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    > Creative xFi Soundcard
    > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    >
    > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    > with
    > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    >
    > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    > upgrades/rollbacks -
    > 98SE]
    > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop
    >
    > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    > someone
    > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    >
    > I suspect:
    > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    > read
    > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    >
    > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    >
    > thanks - Tony
    >
    >
     
  4. addajio

    addajio Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the replies,

    To PA Bear:

    I did install sp3 on a previous [last week] XP install and it made no
    difference.

    To Unknown:

    I did as you suggested, and surprisingly all went well in the first
    game...I then tried MTW which always rebooted, and it actually played as it
    should, even when I ran entire armies across the map and pushed the game
    speed to 100 % for almost an entire battle - that in itself was a major
    advance...but then a Blue Screen of Death - luckily it hung long enough for
    me to pause it and write this information down...I didn't include the first
    few paragraphs saying to check disk space [fine] or drivers etc, but it did
    say to disable caching and shadowing in BIOS and said if a driver appeared
    below the "STOP", to disable/remove it...there is one, but its my graphics
    driver so that won't happen [it is the current Nvidia 258.96 XP driver for my
    card]:


    "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    damage to your computer…etc



    *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD1241FF, 0xB7B24AD4, 0x00000000)

    *** nv4_disp.dll – Address BD1241FF base at BD012000, DateStamp 4c379230

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete
    Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    assistance"


    Hope this helps , thanks - Tony

    "Unknown" wrote:

    > Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    > remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    > "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    > >I have:
    > >
    > > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    > > 741GX-M Motherboard
    > >
    > > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    > > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    > > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    > > RAM - 384 MB
    > >
    > > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    > > Creative xFi Soundcard
    > > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    > >
    > > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    > > with
    > > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    > >
    > > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    > > upgrades/rollbacks -
    > > 98SE]
    > > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    > > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    > > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    > > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop
    > >
    > > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    > > someone
    > > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    > >
    > > I suspect:
    > > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    > > read
    > > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    > >
    > > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    > > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    > >
    > > thanks - Tony
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. addajio

    addajio Flightless Bird

    Sorry I couldn't edit my last post to include the following:

    I disabled "Video Shadowing" in BIOS and also disabled "AGP Fast-Write" .
    I restarted and set color to 8-bit [256 color is what MTW was written for]

    Everything fine for a number of battles - then I raised the Audio Quality
    from Low to High and during the next battle got another Blue Screen:


    "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    damage to your computer…

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    …[standard cautions]



    *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000B46C, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF6235E2D)

    *** ctaud2k.sys – Address F6235E2D base at F6232000, DateStamp 4473d5c9

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete
    Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    assistance"

    I'm not sure what the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" meant, but the driver
    it references is my Creative X-Fi card, as found in C\Windows\System32\drivers

    I realize most of the error text is probably only decipherable by the
    writers of the drivers, but I'm hoping the parts in English : } may be of
    help - Tony

    "addajio" wrote:

    > Thanks for the replies,
    >
    > To PA Bear:
    >
    > I did install sp3 on a previous [last week] XP install and it made no
    > difference.
    >
    > To Unknown:
    >
    > I did as you suggested, and surprisingly all went well in the first
    > game...I then tried MTW which always rebooted, and it actually played as it
    > should, even when I ran entire armies across the map and pushed the game
    > speed to 100 % for almost an entire battle - that in itself was a major
    > advance...but then a Blue Screen of Death - luckily it hung long enough for
    > me to pause it and write this information down...I didn't include the first
    > few paragraphs saying to check disk space [fine] or drivers etc, but it did
    > say to disable caching and shadowing in BIOS and said if a driver appeared
    > below the "STOP", to disable/remove it...there is one, but its my graphics
    > driver so that won't happen [it is the current Nvidia 258.96 XP driver for my
    > card]:
    >
    >
    > "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer…etc
    >
    >
    >
    > *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD1241FF, 0xB7B24AD4, 0x00000000)
    >
    > *** nv4_disp.dll – Address BD1241FF base at BD012000, DateStamp 4c379230
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete
    > Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    > assistance"
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps , thanks - Tony
    >
    > "Unknown" wrote:
    >
    > > Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    > > remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    > > "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    > > >I have:
    > > >
    > > > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    > > > 741GX-M Motherboard
    > > >
    > > > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    > > > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    > > > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    > > > RAM - 384 MB
    > > >
    > > > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    > > > Creative xFi Soundcard
    > > > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    > > >
    > > > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    > > > with
    > > > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    > > >
    > > > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    > > > upgrades/rollbacks -
    > > > 98SE]
    > > > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    > > > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    > > > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    > > > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop
    > > >
    > > > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    > > > someone
    > > > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    > > >
    > > > I suspect:
    > > > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    > > > read
    > > > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    > > >
    > > > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    > > > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    > > >
    > > > thanks - Tony
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  6. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "addajio" wrote:

    > Sorry I couldn't edit my last post to include the following:
    >
    > I disabled "Video Shadowing" in BIOS and also disabled "AGP Fast-Write" .
    > I restarted and set color to 8-bit [256 color is what MTW was written for]
    >
    > Everything fine for a number of battles - then I raised the Audio Quality
    > from Low to High and during the next battle got another Blue Screen:
    >
    >
    > "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer…
    >
    > DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    >
    > …[standard cautions]
    >
    >
    >
    > *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000B46C, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF6235E2D)
    >
    > *** ctaud2k.sys – Address F6235E2D base at F6232000, DateStamp 4473d5c9
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete
    > Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    > assistance"
    >
    > I'm not sure what the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" meant, but the driver
    > it references is my Creative X-Fi card, as found in C\Windows\System32\drivers
    >
    > I realize most of the error text is probably only decipherable by the
    > writers of the drivers, but I'm hoping the parts in English : } may be of
    > help - Tony
    >



    Looks like video and audio drivers may be out of date. When was the last
    time you checked for updates to these drivers?


    > "addajio" wrote:
    >
    > > Thanks for the replies,
    > >
    > > To PA Bear:
    > >
    > > I did install sp3 on a previous [last week] XP install and it made no
    > > difference.
    > >
    > > To Unknown:
    > >
    > > I did as you suggested, and surprisingly all went well in the first
    > > game...I then tried MTW which always rebooted, and it actually played as it
    > > should, even when I ran entire armies across the map and pushed the game
    > > speed to 100 % for almost an entire battle - that in itself was a major
    > > advance...but then a Blue Screen of Death - luckily it hung long enough for
    > > me to pause it and write this information down...I didn't include the first
    > > few paragraphs saying to check disk space [fine] or drivers etc, but it did
    > > say to disable caching and shadowing in BIOS and said if a driver appeared
    > > below the "STOP", to disable/remove it...there is one, but its my graphics
    > > driver so that won't happen [it is the current Nvidia 258.96 XP driver for my
    > > card]:
    > >
    > >
    > > "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    > > damage to your computer…etc
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD1241FF, 0xB7B24AD4, 0x00000000)
    > >
    > > *** nv4_disp.dll – Address BD1241FF base at BD012000, DateStamp 4c379230
    > >
    > > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > > Physical memory dump complete
    > > Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    > > assistance"
    > >
    > >
    > > Hope this helps , thanks - Tony
    > >
    > > "Unknown" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    > > > remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    > > > "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    > > > >I have:
    > > > >
    > > > > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    > > > > 741GX-M Motherboard
    > > > >
    > > > > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    > > > > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    > > > > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    > > > > RAM - 384 MB
    > > > >
    > > > > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    > > > > Creative xFi Soundcard
    > > > > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    > > > >
    > > > > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    > > > > with
    > > > > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    > > > >
    > > > > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    > > > > upgrades/rollbacks -
    > > > > 98SE]
    > > > > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    > > > > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map but
    > > > > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple other
    > > > > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to Desktop
    > > > >
    > > > > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    > > > > someone
    > > > > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    > > > >
    > > > > I suspect:
    > > > > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    > > > > read
    > > > > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    > > > >
    > > > > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    > > > > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    > > > >
    > > > > thanks - Tony
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > .
    > > >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Bug Check 0xD1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff560244(VS.85).aspx


    addajio wrote:
    > Sorry I couldn't edit my last post to include the following:
    >
    > I disabled "Video Shadowing" in BIOS and also disabled "AGP Fast-Write" .
    > I restarted and set color to 8-bit [256 color is what MTW was written for]
    >
    > Everything fine for a number of battles - then I raised the Audio Quality
    > from Low to High and during the next battle got another Blue Screen:
    >
    >
    > "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer…
    >
    > DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    >
    > …[standard cautions]
    >
    >
    >
    > *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000B46C, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF6235E2D)
    >
    > *** ctaud2k.sys – Address F6235E2D base at F6232000, DateStamp
    > 4473d5c9
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete
    > Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    > assistance"
    >
    > I'm not sure what the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" meant, but the
    > driver
    > it references is my Creative X-Fi card, as found in
    > C\Windows\System32\drivers
    >
    > I realize most of the error text is probably only decipherable by the
    > writers of the drivers, but I'm hoping the parts in English : } may be of
    > help - Tony
    >
    > "addajio" wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the replies,
    >>
    >> To PA Bear:
    >>
    >> I did install sp3 on a previous [last week] XP install and it made no
    >> difference.
    >>
    >> To Unknown:
    >>
    >> I did as you suggested, and surprisingly all went well in the first
    >> game...I then tried MTW which always rebooted, and it actually played as
    >> it
    >> should, even when I ran entire armies across the map and pushed the game
    >> speed to 100 % for almost an entire battle - that in itself was a major
    >> advance...but then a Blue Screen of Death - luckily it hung long enough
    >> for me to pause it and write this information down...I didn't include the
    >> first few paragraphs saying to check disk space [fine] or drivers etc,
    >> but
    >> it did say to disable caching and shadowing in BIOS and said if a driver
    >> appeared below the "STOP", to disable/remove it...there is one, but its
    >> my
    >> graphics driver so that won't happen [it is the current Nvidia 258.96 XP
    >> driver for my card]:
    >>
    >>
    >> "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    >> damage to your computer…etc
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD1241FF, 0xB7B24AD4, 0x00000000)
    >>
    >> *** nv4_disp.dll – Address BD1241FF base at BD012000, DateStamp
    >> 4c379230
    >>
    >> Beginning dump of physical memory
    >> Physical memory dump complete
    >> Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    >> assistance"
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope this helps , thanks - Tony
    >>
    >> "Unknown" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    >>> remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    >>> "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    >>>> I have:
    >>>>
    >>>> AMD Athlon XP 1800
    >>>> 741GX-M Motherboard
    >>>>
    >>>> North Bridge Chipset: 741
    >>>> South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    >>>> Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    >>>> RAM - 384 MB
    >>>>
    >>>> Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    >>>> Creative xFi Soundcard
    >>>> Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    >>>>
    >>>> This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not work
    >>>> with
    >>>> Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    >>>> upgrades/rollbacks -
    >>>> 98SE]
    >>>> to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows settings/in-game
    >>>> settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map
    >>>> but
    >>>> ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple
    >>>> other
    >>>> games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to
    >>>> Desktop
    >>>>
    >>>> This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    >>>> someone
    >>>> might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    >>>>
    >>>> I suspect:
    >>>> -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I ve
    >>>> read
    >>>> that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    >>>>
    >>>> -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    >>>> online...unless faulty perhaps.
    >>>>
    >>>> thanks - Tony
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> .
     
  8. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    I totally agree with Mark. Have you updated your drivers? If so, You may
    want to try re-installing them.
    "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5933F295-E6AD-4FB8-9BD0-9EF801A458A2@microsoft.com...
    > Sorry I couldn't edit my last post to include the following:
    >
    > I disabled "Video Shadowing" in BIOS and also disabled "AGP Fast-Write" .
    > I restarted and set color to 8-bit [256 color is what MTW was written for]
    >
    > Everything fine for a number of battles - then I raised the Audio Quality
    > from Low to High and during the next battle got another Blue Screen:
    >
    >
    > "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer.
    >
    > DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
    >
    > .[standard cautions]
    >
    >
    >
    > *** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000B46C, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF6235E2D)
    >
    > *** ctaud2k.sys - Address F6235E2D base at F6232000, DateStamp
    > 4473d5c9
    >
    > Beginning dump of physical memory
    > Physical memory dump complete
    > Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    > assistance"
    >
    > I'm not sure what the "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" meant, but the
    > driver
    > it references is my Creative X-Fi card, as found in
    > C\Windows\System32\drivers
    >
    > I realize most of the error text is probably only decipherable by the
    > writers of the drivers, but I'm hoping the parts in English : } may be of
    > help - Tony
    >
    > "addajio" wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the replies,
    >>
    >> To PA Bear:
    >>
    >> I did install sp3 on a previous [last week] XP install and it made no
    >> difference.
    >>
    >> To Unknown:
    >>
    >> I did as you suggested, and surprisingly all went well in the first
    >> game...I then tried MTW which always rebooted, and it actually played as
    >> it
    >> should, even when I ran entire armies across the map and pushed the game
    >> speed to 100 % for almost an entire battle - that in itself was a major
    >> advance...but then a Blue Screen of Death - luckily it hung long enough
    >> for
    >> me to pause it and write this information down...I didn't include the
    >> first
    >> few paragraphs saying to check disk space [fine] or drivers etc, but it
    >> did
    >> say to disable caching and shadowing in BIOS and said if a driver
    >> appeared
    >> below the "STOP", to disable/remove it...there is one, but its my
    >> graphics
    >> driver so that won't happen [it is the current Nvidia 258.96 XP driver
    >> for my
    >> card]:
    >>
    >>
    >> "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent
    >> damage to your computer.etc
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD1241FF, 0xB7B24AD4, 0x00000000)
    >>
    >> *** nv4_disp.dll - Address BD1241FF base at BD012000, DateStamp
    >> 4c379230
    >>
    >> Beginning dump of physical memory
    >> Physical memory dump complete
    >> Contact your system Administrator or Technical support group for further
    >> assistance"
    >>
    >>
    >> Hope this helps , thanks - Tony
    >>
    >> "Unknown" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Go to control panel---system---advanced tab---startup and recovery and
    >> > remove X from automatic restart on system failure.
    >> > "addajio" <addajio@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:D08023D4-9025-4BA1-AD2F-6A32029BECEB@microsoft.com...
    >> > >I have:
    >> > >
    >> > > AMD Athlon XP 1800
    >> > > 741GX-M Motherboard
    >> > >
    >> > > North Bridge Chipset: 741
    >> > > South Bridge Chipset: 964L
    >> > > Graphics Processing Unit/Driver name: SiS Mirage Graphics
    >> > > RAM - 384 MB
    >> > >
    >> > > Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE AGP RAM 256MB
    >> > > Creative xFi Soundcard
    >> > > Fresh Install of XP/SP2 and all updated drivers [really]
    >> > >
    >> > > This is a legacy computer built to play MedievalTW [which will not
    >> > > work
    >> > > with
    >> > > Nvidia 8xxx/9xxx cards- I have a 9800GT in my Vista machine.
    >> > >
    >> > > I have been trying so many things from software [driver
    >> > > upgrades/rollbacks -
    >> > > 98SE]
    >> > > to using on-board graphics/sound, to changing Windows
    >> > > settings/in-game
    >> > > settings for weeks now and no joy. In MTW, it is fine on Campaign map
    >> > > but
    >> > > ALWAYS reboots whenever I enter the Battle map!. I install a couple
    >> > > other
    >> > > games to test, and they too will either freeze/reboot or Crash to
    >> > > Desktop
    >> > >
    >> > > This machine will reboot occasionally when I am online. I am hoping
    >> > > someone
    >> > > might point me to a likely cause/solution.
    >> > >
    >> > > I suspect:
    >> > > -System Ram - I have 2 slots with 1 x 128M and 1 x 256M PC2700. I
    >> > > ve
    >> > > read
    >> > > that uneven sticks can create problems in some configurations.
    >> > >
    >> > > -Power Supply - only 300 Watt, but still shouldn't cause reboot when
    >> > > online...unless faulty perhaps.
    >> > >
    >> > > thanks - Tony
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > .
    >> >
     

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