|At work we have four PCs, all identical 3Gb P4s, all with the same graphics cards. At least once a day they will crash either freezing temporarily then switching off, or just switching off.|
The error that Windows gives when the PC is switched back on is:
szAppName : Drivers.Display szAppVer : 10DE0322A191101462
szModName : nv4_disp.dll szModVer : 188.8.131.5223 Offset : 6C6F06EA
This points to the nvidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card. I also looked in the error log which confirms this:
// Watchdog Event Log File
Created: 2005-12-01 10:11:51
TimeZone: 0 - GMT Standard Time
EventType: 0xEA - Thread Stuck in Device Driver
// The driver for the display device got stuck in an infinite loop. This
// usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device
// driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your
// display device vendor for any driver updates.
DeviceDescription: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
DriverFixedFileInfo: FEEF04BD 00010000 0006000E 000A11AB 0006000E 000A11AB 0000003F 00000008 00040004 00000003 00000004 00000000 00000000
DriverCompanyName: NVIDIA Corporation
DriverFileDescription: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 45.23
DriverLegalCopyright: (C) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
DriverProductName: NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 45.23
I have updated the drivers to the latest ones from the nvidia website and still no change. I have also tried changing the AGP Aperture size, again with no joy.
I thought the card could be faulty - but it seems strange that all four computers would have faulty cards. They are used for general graphics work - Photoshop and Aquark Xpress mainly - but nothing that should put a strain on a P4 at all.
Does anyone know what the problem may be, or any possible solutions?
Many thanks for any help