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Win32k.sys & nv4disp.dll stop errors with GF4TI4200 128-agp and Gigabyte MB

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I will give the world to anyone who will help me solve this problem. i have been having this for the past 5 months. since i bought the damn machine.

Hardware Enviroment:
Gigabyte 8GS667
256 MB DDR333
Intel 2.4
Nvidia GF4 TI4200 128Mb AGPX8
No other Cards in the computer
All fans work fine (CPU, CARD, SYS)

Software Enviroment:
Win 2000 Pro SP3/SP4
Award BIOS lateset version (F5)
Nvidia Lateset drivers 45.23

Problem:
I'm getting a blue screen every time i play a heavy 3D game. the computer can work weeks without any problem until i try a 3D game and after 2-200 seconds i get a blue screen. they are all 0x0000001E with KMODE_EXCEPTION  with NV4_DISP.DLL or WIN32K.SYS problems.

I tried everything i could but nothing helped. i did the following:
1. Updated BIOS to lateset award version
2. Updated Directx from 8.1 to 9.0 and 9.0b
3. Changed the Nvidia Drivers versions up to 45.23 (lateest) even tried moving down to 41
4. Updated every driver possible (also AGP)
5. Lowered the BUS to 100 from 133
6. Removed every RAM and changed places
7. lowered the AGP speed to X4
8. disabled fastwrites on the AGP (with Rive Tune)
9. defraged my harddisk (don't know why, but who knows...)
10. removed all PCI cards from the PC
11. Disabled all onboard staff possible (AC97, GAME, PAR, SER)
12. did all what microsoft is saying about this problems (Virus or Nvidia Drivers)
13. and finally replaced the Nvidia card with a new one
14. reinstalled Operating system changed to SP3 and then SP4

ASK me anything!!!, i will do any thing you want!!! just ask for the information and i will give it to you.
Thanks
Raz
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by:AlbertaBeef
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First:  Have you checked for virus?  http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q294/7/28.ASP shows it can happen with this error.

Second:  Win2000 simply isn't the best platform for 3D Games.  I'd suggest XP.

Third:  There are LOTS of these errors on the net, all from nVidia cards.  I hate to say this, but I think you may have an incompatibility that very likely may be cured with a change to an ATI Radeon series. . .  Way less incompatibilities with them right now . . .
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by:r-k
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Yes, I tend to agree that this is either a video hardware
or video driver bug/feature/incompatibility. Try a different
video card if possible.
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by:Cube_X
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Razalon;

As a Dell Technical Support I would say that you've done a lot. Basically there might be incompatibility issue
between your operating system & the video card itself or the drivers that it use.

Based on my experince as a game and a hardware tech there are several ways that I think that might
help you resolved your problems.

Check This Out :

>> Changed the Nvidia Drivers

1.) Try changing Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro much better.
2.) Set the defaults of your BIOS setup.
3.) Reinstall the drivers of your video card.
4.) Try playing games.

If this solution would no work then I would say that your video card
is either defective or not properly supported by the OS or by the Game.

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by:razalon
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Guys,
I finally solve the problem.
ITS THE POWER SUPPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A friend told me that 300w is not enough for Nvidia, 2.4 CPU and Gigabyte MB.

I bought a 520W today for 25$ and THATS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO MORE PROBLEMS.

Thanks for trying.
Raz
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:)
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questioner solved.

PAQ and refund.
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