World Of Warcraft and nv4_disp

April 18, 2010 at 06:29:52
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 1 gig Of Ram
Ok I have been playing wow for about year and half now again, since I quit last time. Out of the blue last night I got wierd flashes on my screen of color now and then. Now I know my graphic card is ok, and my ram and all that. But last night the flashes of color suddenly turned into locking up wow and going to the blue screen of death saying device drive got stuck in loop. This indicates problem with device itself or with device driver programing the hardware incorrectly. Ok so I figured I will update my drivers, so I uninstalled old ones in safe mode, after downloading the new updated ones for my video card installed again in safe mode and restarted computer worked fine for a few mins then started gettin the lil strips of color here and there and locking up again. It also gives this OxOOOOOOEA. Ive looked and looked around and lots are having the problem but nobody really has a solution so far. Its now doing it on even browsing web now and then or opening up some programs and screen flashes *just did it again*.Im really hoping sombody has a solution for me i cant afford to just up and buy a new computer.

Windows Xp Professional service pack 2
Nvidia BeForce 6200 A-LE *agp card*
1 gig of ram *yes its not alot but its been running fine in past year and half on low settings*
AMD Athlon 64 3200 2.2 ghz
motherboard biostar K8t800-a7a

*update* I am still gettin same error but i had to uninstall any drivers thru safe mode to do with the video card because it would not even boot up it would just blue screen now. Now only way i can run my computer is on either safe mode or regular mode with no drivers otherwise it wont boot up. So pretty much anything i try to put any video drivers in now whether they the old ones or the new updated ones the computer refuses to boot up all the way and blue screens with that errror.But without any nvidia drivers it boots Without yeah the crap screen but it boots, how could i get it to use the xp drivers for display? or should i even bother with that? PLEASE HELP!

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April 18, 2010 at 06:59:23
"It also gives this OxOOOOOOEA"

Those should be zero's, not oh's - 0x000000EA

If you don't have SP3 installed, download & install it:

And I'm sure you realize your video card is a low end POS which is why you have to play games on the lowest settings. It's OK to uninstall your old drivers from safe mode, but do not install the new ones while in safe mode. Boot into Windows & let the generic drivers load, THEN install the new nvidia drivers.

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April 18, 2010 at 08:16:10
Ok so like i said i know its not a good graphics card but it has been *decent* enought to play till now. Are you saying this is a fix that has been used? or Just *try this* to see if it works? Sorry to ask but im at my wits end here.

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April 18, 2010 at 08:51:36
*decent* is a matter of a opinion. The 6200 sucks for gaming. You have the LE version which makes it even worse. Having 1GB of RAM isn't as big a deterrent to *decent* game play as is your crappy video card. Unless you're happy with playing games at the lowest settings?

My 1st question to you is, why aren't you running SP3? I'm sure you're going to say it worked fine with SP2, but that doesn't answer the question. SP3 has been out for over 2 years now...why are you still running SP2? And why are you installing the drivers from safe mode?

Do you have a cleaner? If not, download & install CCleaner-Slim. Run both the cleaner & the registry scanner...remove everything they find.

direct download link to CCleaner-Slim

After running CCleaner, boot into safe mode & uninstall the nvidia driver (again). Boot into Windows & let the generic graphics driver load. Run CCleaner again. Disable your anti-virus program, then install the latest nvidia driver. Reboot & try your game(s).

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April 18, 2010 at 09:32:04
Ok yes again i know the card isnt up to par but i wasnt gonna spend alot on an older computer till i can afford to go out and buy ALOT better one. Second, yes i will update to sp3 later and try installin the drivers new ones that is see how that works. At the time as far as installin them in safe mode i had to the computer would not boot up at all. Now i have it without the drivers at alla nd it will boot up with the crappy lookin screen of course. Like i said i will try the sp3 update and other things you suggested adn try and let you know how that works. Cant hurt anything i guess anyways than it already is, i dont know why i hadnt updated the sp3 just hadnt. Besides ive seen forum after forum with sp3 with same problem BUT i will take advice as it is given and appreicate the help. Will see what happens, right now im on a laptop just to see what else i can find out. thank you again.

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April 18, 2010 at 14:22:53
Tried what you said, screen went to flashing, then stopped again thought maybe it might have fixed it finally but no go. It flashed hard for a few mins and went to the bsod again and gave the same error and problem. Anyone else got any ideas? I have just about run out of options and spent hours on end lookin over the net with no definite solution. Again please help!

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April 18, 2010 at 16:33:55
You tried everything I suggested?

1. installed SP3?
2. installed & ran CCleaner?
3. uninstalled video drivers from safe mode?
4. booted into normal mode, allowed generic drivers to load, disabled anti-v, then installed latest nvidia drivers?
5. rebooted & tried to play games?

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April 18, 2010 at 17:41:54
Nvidia GeForce 6200 A-LE Driver -

And if needed:

Biostar K8T800-A7A Drivers -

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April 19, 2010 at 00:08:19
yes i done all that you suggested as i said, it began flashing again and bsod It never made it to let me play the games. Thanks for links i have the updated drivers dled onto the computer for hte nvidia card. Ill dl the others for motherboard just in case but i have a disc but it dont hurt to have that way as well. ty.

Wait are these older version of nvidia drivers for my card?

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April 20, 2010 at 14:37:34
Tried the old drivers that had been posted again it had a fit didnt even want to install that file. Ive tried almost everything and i mean i dont get how a computer can boot up fine everythingb e fine but the drivers causing it to crash it seems and there be no fix. Please anybody?

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