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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?
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zombieCommented:
Check this artical in MS Support
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=907966
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I just put in an Nvidia 5200, and downloaded newest driver...but that didn't help me. yet.

Stop:0x0000008E (0x8057a530,0xbad5b994, 0x00000000)

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update the BIOS firmware on your motherboard.. what is the Manufacturer & model of that?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
it could come down to a video card going bad.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
ABIT KV8 Pro - Been running well for a year.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Just changed the video card - because I thought it might be the issue. Didn't help.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Runs fine in Safe Mode, that makes me think it is a driver or service?
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I am afraid to mess with the BIOs - but will do that if all else fails.
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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

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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%
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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.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
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?
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Yes. Should I try that?
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
I would suggest it.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
doing it, if it works - I'm outta here, we do no work on the server anyhow, who cares how it looks?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
there are times that you will need full screen capability... howz that BIOS update coming along?
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Only thing I have left to change is the NIC, it is a 3com.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
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
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Got it downloaded - now I have to find  floppy...rarity here.
Looks like no Winflash for this board.
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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.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
i hear ya'.... but it is a stain that "should" be got rid of.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Does have a winflash for the BIOS - but can't use it in safe mode.
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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.
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Well worth my $50 - I will be back!
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
OOPs ...did it again same BSOD same error
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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 !
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
Come back here Hawaiian Super Geek
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
NOOOO!!!!!!
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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...
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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.
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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..
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jimmysupportAuthor Commented:
I have downloaded the latest NVidia Driver - I will install that.
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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)..
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
Glad to see that the floppy was the answer. Good work Irwin lol

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
but don't use the Microsoft provided one.. get the one from the OEM site.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@keith_alabaster...not quite fixed yet.
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
:).  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.
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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.
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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.
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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! :-)
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Keith AlabasterCommented:
lol, well done all :)
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