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I just switched to XP Home on my home system

I loaded all my software and everything seemed fine.

Then I started to load my games. I loaded EA Sports F1 2002 and went to play it ..... and my PC reset!!

I rebooted and tried again... same thing??? ***???

It worked fine with Win2K.... now it won't work??

Any ideas.... here's my system???

  • Gigabyte 7DXR Mobo
  • 256Mb DDR PC2100 266MHz
  • Maxtor 60GB 7200rpm hard drive
  • Powercolor GeForce2 MX400 64Mb AGP
  • LG 52x CDROM
  • LG 24x10x40 CDRW
  • Soundblaster Live Dolby 5.1
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Default system behaviour in 2K and XP is to reboot without showing a blue screen. I'm sure someone here's knows how to disable that since I'm Windows challeneged :) Then you can see where its crashing and start troubleshooting from there.
 

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Heathen said:
I just switched to XP Home on my home system

I loaded all my software and everything seemed fine.

Then I started to load my games. I loaded EA Sports F1 2002 and went to play it ..... and my PC reset!!

I rebooted and tried again... same thing??? ***???

It worked fine with Win2K.... now it won't work??

Any ideas.... here's my system???

  • Gigabyte 7DXR Mobo
  • 256Mb DDR PC2100 266MHz
  • Maxtor 60GB 7200rpm hard drive
  • Powercolor GeForce2 MX400 64Mb AGP
  • LG 52x CDROM
  • LG 24x10x40 CDRW
  • Soundblaster Live Dolby 5.1
:upset: :upset:
Let me pull something outta my *** here again. Besides disabling the the automatic reboot feature (which you can do by right-clicking "My Computer", click on "Advanced", click on "setting"s on the start-up and recovery section, and uncheck the part where it says "automatically restart" in the system recovery section. Now you should get a blue screen of death instead of reboot). I was also wondering if you have downloaded all the latest drivers to your machine after you upgraded to XP. Because as I recall, whether you do an upgrade or clean install of XP, all your drivers get replaced with the built-in drivers that came with Windows XP. But other than the drivers, I have no other suggestions since you said everything was fine when you were using Win2K.
 

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Yeah I was thinking it was a driver issue. I'm gonna have to try and download drivers tonight. See if that helps...

If not I'll switch back to Win2K. I really wanted to use XP becuase my wife hates 2K.

Oh well...:rolleyes:
 

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Let me pull something outta my *** here again
:eek: Please don't! Leave it where it is....:D

Anyway also check your Event Log the Applications and System tabs and look for any errors coinciding with the reboot. Sounds like a DirectX problem, make sure you have all the most recent updates. If it crashes when trying to initialize the more intensive graphics aspects thats a good place to start.
 

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OK... so it works fine in Safe mode but I can't even surf the net now in normal mode.

The error message tells me that the nv4_disp.dll9 file is the problem. I know this is the video driver.... however I downloaded the latest driver and the same thing happened??

ARGHH>.... its driving me mental
 

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nv4_disp.dll "FIX" - for windows-XP

1.) Download: DirectX Version - 8.1 for Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
(Me) operating system. DX81eng.exe - 12,145 Kb

You can download file at:
http://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp

2.) Do a search in Registry Editor for Directx:
Go to c:\windows\system32\regedt32.exe (open this)

3.) Click, edit/find, type in directx (have all 3 boxes checked, under LOOK AT ) click
"find next", F3 to continue search
Delete only what comes up highlighted! There's a-lot of them.

4.) Go to C:\Windows\System32 Delete, DirectX and sub folder Dinput.

5.) Reboot

6.) Go to that file you downloaded DX81eng.exe - 12,145 Kb, right click, then choose
properties. Click heading "Compatibility". Check box under "Compatibility Mode" +{arrow
down for Windows 98 / Windows ME). Click apply.

7.) Now run program DX81eng.exe



Your video lock-up problems should be fixed.
NOTE: This is messing with your registry so back it up first. ;)
 

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If this works I'll be SO freaking happy.

I'm gonna do it right now... so I'll let ya know how it went.

If you don't hear from me for a while I screwed it up :no:

Here goes......

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OK... so I did all that and rebooted.

I opened Internet Explorer and got a blue screen with the following error:

ipnat.sys

AARRGGHH!!!!

Any ideas???
 

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er? Never heard of that happening....

Do the games work? It might be an unrelated problem....

I look into the nat problem....
 

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TTII... thanx for all your help mate.

However... I formatted and put Win2K SP3 back on.

Just not worth the hassle.....

Thanks again....
 

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UPDATE

Well.... this is a quick update on this problem

Turns out it was my DDR Ram that was the problem??

Just got some new stuff on warranty.... all looks good.

Thanx again for all the help

:D
 
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