PC restarts opening files BSOD 0x0000008E

December 28, 2009 at 17:53:19
Specs: Windows XP
My PC always restarts when I open files(Videos , 3D Games-GTA:SA)after that comes the BSoD

it says...
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0XC0000005,0XBF0C730A,0XF8895C04,0X00000000)

*** nv4_disp.dll - address BF0C73DA base at BF012000, Date stamp 411006d7

Pls Help me

-Windows XP professional ver. 2002 service pack 2
-Intel(R)Pentium(R)4 CPU 3.20GHz
-3.20GHz, 512 MB of RAM
-Plug and Play Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

my CPU temp is Fine...

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December 28, 2009 at 23:25:57
Edifier123, SWAG, sounds like a nasty to me. I suspect a worm/trojan. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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December 29, 2009 at 03:05:24
Ok thanks i'll try ot now hope my pc will go back from the way it was...

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December 29, 2009 at 03:52:49
nVidia drivers may need updating
Please check here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan...

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December 29, 2009 at 04:37:05
Oh man! as soon as the site u gave me loads the pc restarts itself again What should i DO?

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December 29, 2009 at 05:41:18
I'd uninstall your nVidia drivers from Control Panel, and start again with the link up there

I can also read Minidump files but I'm not sure if this forum allows them to be attached

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December 29, 2009 at 07:01:39
Does this happen when opening other files/folders - e.g word etc.?

A couple of long shots; and they may/may not apply here; but no harm to perhaps verify/check them out regardless?

You "might" benefit from running a scandisk/chkdisk routine - and let it find/fix anything that may be amiss with the drive. Also download and run the HD diagnostics utilty from its parent web-site...

Equally you "may" have a RAM issue... That this BSDO etc. "appears" to happen in more or less the same place/sequence "could" be indicative of failing RAM... If you have two or more sticks installed - reduce to a single stick - min of 128Meg required. (Logically you power-down and "remove" mains lead while yo do this RAM removeal etc...) Boo up with (minimum 128Meg) one stick(?) installed and see what happens; and try each stick in turn... If nothing changes re' the problem then it may well rule out RAM...

Also if you may have an issue with the nVidia card itself; its on-board RAM perhaps? And equally if you remove/re-install its drivers it may have an positive effect (as per kimsland - post-3)?

Overall that nVidia is mentioned in the BSOD message does tend to point to that being an issue; but equally RAM may also at fault and/or the HD itself...

Is it always the same message - the details re' nVidia be the same each time it goes BSOD?

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December 29, 2009 at 17:40:36
yea, the message are always the same

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December 29, 2009 at 17:54:11
If i uninstall my Nvidia driver would it harm my PC?

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December 29, 2009 at 18:31:38

Uninstall it, then restart

Then download the most up to date drivers again
Then restart

(Note: you can also download only, the newest updated drivers first, if you like, so you are ready to install them after restart)

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