BSOD on Server 2003

I have a Server 2003 installation and each time we go to log on we get a blue screen
telling us windows has stopped, blah blah, error 0000008e

It tells us to change video card, etc (which I did),

I can get into Safe Mode, so I think it may be a driver or service.
I have disabled a bunch of services to no avail.
Any suggestions?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
what is the model & manufacturer of the video card?
zombieCommented:
Check this artical in MS Support
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=907966
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I just put in an Nvidia 5200, and downloaded newest driver...but that didn't help me. yet.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update the BIOS firmware on your motherboard.. what is the Manufacturer & model of that?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
it could come down to a video card going bad.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
ABIT KV8 Pro - Been running well for a year.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Just changed the video card - because I thought it might be the issue. Didn't help.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Runs fine in Safe Mode, that makes me think it is a driver or service?
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I am afraid to mess with the BIOs - but will do that if all else fails.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
in a year's time there have been updates 1/16/2006
http://www.abit-usa.com/downloads/bios/search_bios.php?keyword=kv8

Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
as long as you follow abit's procedure, then you should be OK.. most times it is a 1 minute fix... make sure your power is running 100%
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I am on-line with it in SafeMode with Network Support.
I am downloading the newest BIOs now.
Baby works almost as well in Safemode as it does in Regular Mode.
If SQL would work in safemode I could leave it there.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Jimmy, when you are in safe mode, are you abl to remove all the video drivers so that it will left with just the standard vga drivers?
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Yes. Should I try that?
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
I would suggest it.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
doing it, if it works - I'm outta here, we do no work on the server anyhow, who cares how it looks?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
there are times that you will need full screen capability... howz that BIOS update coming along?
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Only thing I have left to change is the NIC, it is a 3com.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
LOL, cracking... :)
doing it, if it works - I'm outta here, we do no work on the server anyhow, who cares how it looks?

I wish lol
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Got it downloaded - now I have to find  floppy...rarity here.
Looks like no Winflash for this board.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Removing video driver didn't work.
Doing BIOs update now.
I was serious about leaving it with standard vga driver, we rarely go to the server for anything except to check backups.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
i hear ya'.... but it is a stain that "should" be got rid of.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Does have a winflash for the BIOS - but can't use it in safe mode.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
found that floppy yet?

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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Moment of truth is here...bootibg up following BIOS update.......
and we have logged in twice with no error.
Now, I suppose I had better remove the 'stain'.
Thanks Hawaiian Superman.
Looks like the BIOS update should have been my First try.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Well worth my $50 - I will be back!
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
OOPs ...did it again same BSOD same error
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
YES!!! ...and the crowd cheers as the Hawaiian Superman flys away.......superspeeding in the clouds, writing....

T H A N K    Y O U !
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Come back here Hawaiian Super Geek
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
NOOOO!!!!!!
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Yes, I am going back into safe mode and removing the video again.
When it came into windows - it put the Windows NVidia driver back in...maybe...
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
If I hadn't re-booted again  to try it.....the girl waiting to use the files on the server would have been in hot water and she doesn't know how to find the Hawaiian Guy.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
the Windows Nvidia driver is what may be screwing up the system.. I had that problem before..

Who makes your NVIDIA card? and is there a specific model?  We won't use the MS supplied driver..
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I have downloaded the latest NVidia Driver - I will install that.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Here is the W2k3 server service pack
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/downloads/winsrvr/servicepacks/sp1/default.mspx

(don't apply yet)..
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Glad to see that the floppy was the answer. Good work Irwin lol

Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
but don't use the Microsoft provided one.. get the one from the OEM site.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@keith_alabaster...not quite fixed yet.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
:).  I'm using an Nvidia 5500 on one of my old machines at home and I had to use the standard vga driver. I then found that there was a driver cd that came with the motherboard (via) that I had to install first and this handled the interaction with the board, card and the OS.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
When I installed it, I used the CD version which came with it.
Then - of course, I uninstalled it - but on our first good re-boot - Windows put its version in,
then the next boot failed...so perhaps it is the driver....it is re-booting with NVidia's newest from the web now.
jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Re-booting with that driver was a success - so perhaps it was a combination.
Because before the BIOS update it would not work.
Thanks a million for sticking with me.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
phew!!

Also, watch out for those MS Nvidia driver updates..as mentioned before.

Good thing I was hearing distance..now I can go eat lunch! :-)
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
lol, well done all :)
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