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Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 01:48 PM
When I play Stepmania, after a awhile, the computer freezes and I get this blue screen. After it restarts!

After logining in, this dialog shows up... I don't kno why it's doing this all the sudden.

(I had this problem in the past)

Hiroshi Sotomura
July 8th, 2004, 02:19 PM
o.o;; Wow, have you restarted? Can you reproduce the problem? If not, it's a minor hardware failure.

aRedMoon
July 8th, 2004, 02:53 PM
That appears if you restarted without doing Start > Shut down most of the time... just means that Microsoft wants you to send the details of the problem.

You dun have to, if you dun want to.

Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 03:05 PM
Yes, but that won't help me stop the os crashing. Do I need to replace my internal graphics with a video card?

Hiroshi Sotomura
July 8th, 2004, 03:14 PM
If it's produced by a game, I think I can only recommend it.

Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 03:23 PM
I think it's produced my a game.... but this problem also comes up sometimes when PC comes out of hibernation... >_>

perthskies
July 8th, 2004, 04:05 PM
If Windows XP thinks it's a device failure that caused the error, then it probably is. Do other games produce the same problem? Have they ever crashed on you?

I had a similar problem with C+C Generals Zero Hour and Counter-Strike... the game tended to crash, but I noticed many of the textures in the game started messing up... appearantly my video card was defective so perhaps you may have to replace your video card...

aaaaaa
July 8th, 2004, 04:35 PM
First you want to take care of the simplest fix, and see if it helps.
Microsoft thinks your graphics driver is borked, so you can go someway to helping that by replacing it with the most up to date version.
Head on over to Here (http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/Product_Filter.asp?ProductID=865), select your Operating System from the drop down menu, and download the new driver.
Let me know if that helps.

Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 05:16 PM
If Windows XP thinks it's a device failure that caused the error, then it probably is. Do other games produce the same problem? Have they ever crashed on you?

I had a similar problem with C+C Generals Zero Hour and Counter-Strike... the game tended to crash, but I noticed many of the textures in the game started messing up... appearantly my video card was defective so perhaps you may have to replace your video card...
My graphics card is intergrated. To replace it, I have to go out and buy a video card for a expanition slot. >_>

aaaaaa
July 8th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Windows thinks a device DRIVER caused the error, not the device itself.
Like I said, try a driver update

Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 05:51 PM
The drivers updated successfully. I will try the game in demo mode to see if it crashes again.

If it does, I am hopeless. >_>

aaaaaa
July 8th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Alright.
Let me know how it goes, mmkay ^_^

Sakura and Espeon
July 8th, 2004, 07:04 PM
It works now... Stepmania doesn't cause any hardware "Failure" this time...

I was running it for 1 hour, and no blue screen. =)

perthskies
July 8th, 2004, 07:56 PM
That's good to hear...

I stand corrected a1337a.

Geometric-sama
July 11th, 2004, 03:45 AM
LOL - with the error reporting, you can turn that off. I don't use XP, but I think it's in the system settings somewhere.