Posted on 1998-07-04
I have a Stealth 3d 2000 card and a Monster 3d daughter card. I use
Windows 95 OSR2 and have a Pentium 133. I upgraded both card
drivers to the latest versions on Diamond's website (the 2000 first and then
the Monster 3d). Subsequent to upgrading the drivers, I occasionally
encounter the following problem:
I get a rectangle onscreen about 1 inch high by 3 inches wide that looks like black tire treadmarks. . At this point my screen freezes up and my mouse cursor can move around the screen ok, but it will not activate anything (buttons etc.) so I have to hit my reset button since there is no response to cntrl-alt-del. It is a *royal pain* when it does occur.
I noticed that it will occur when a program is doing some sort of scanning of my drives, such as a virus scan or a scan by my backup software. Recently I noticed that even though the screen freezes up, my backup software continued to work since my drive light and the drive light on my Syjet drive kept blinking and clicking.
Diamond tech support was no help.
Please let me know how to remedy this problem.