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Half Life "Blue Screen" crash

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Hello,

I get the following “Blue Screen” error message when trying to launch the game Half-Life in either it’s normal or “Safe” mode:


An error has occurred. To continue: Press enter to return to windows, or
Press CTRL+ALR+DEL to restart your computer…

File Name: VDD(03) + 00001816 error:00:0028:C0243952

Background info:
I have a GeForce3 Ti200 TDH 128mb AGP4 video card which has both analog and digital outputs.
I recently changed from an Analog CRT monitor(1024x768) to a Digital LCD panel(1280x1024).
This problem seemed to correspond with this upgrade. This error message also appears when I try to launch
Unreal and Unreal Tournament (first series). My newer games don’t do this i.e. Halo, Mobile Forces & Unreal2.

Thanks for any help,  Marc
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Using the latest Forceware driver from nVidia?
Might be worth removing this and downgrading to 56.64
http://www.nvidia.com/page/search.html?keywords=56.64+drivers
This seems to solve a lot of the 00:0028 BSOD errors
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I downgraded to 56.64 from 61.76 and that FIXED IT. Thanks
So the problem was Nvidea's driver, not my system?
Also do you know if Nvidia is aware of this problem for the next driver release?
I hope I don't have to stick with the 56.64 driver forever.
Any way to make 61.76 work?

Thanks again,  Marc
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I believe the problem lies with nVidia bundling drivers to suit every card in one package and then having to cope with both digital and analog outputs.  As more intensive graphic processing comes out older cards are just left behind, remember Forceware has to cope with everything from pre TNT cards to-date.

I'm certain nVidia know about this but sadly users with problems like yours are in the minority which means the commercial pressure for "ever onward" with software development continues.  It's certainly worth upgrading each time a new driver release comes out but hold on to the install files for the version that works for you just in case your own problem isn't fixed.  I guess it's just possible that nVidia would prefer you buy their latest chipset than download their free driver!

Good to hear it's fixed now.

M :o)
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Thanks for the info,

BTW, My new Digital LCD panel has a native resolution of 1280x1024.
But Half-Life's video set-up selection does not include this resolution.
The ingame image looks pretty bad at any of the available selections.
Any idea on how to correct this?

Thanks, Marc

P.S.  If you need me to open a new "ask a question" for the answer, I will.
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(For 500 points you can get another question free! - If it helps you could give nice feedback!)

Hmm... looking at HL 1.6 (Steam) the 1280x1024 res is top of the 32bit list - this is with a G4 Ti 4200
It is certainly supported by HL2 :)

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