07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
hi kev i've got the same problem how do you check your drivers and fix the
> whenever i try to run a game (one that i have gotten up and running before)
> the compouter errors and says that it cannot load the graphics. aftehr this
> message, another error comes up and says that Windows has recovered from a
> serious error and needs to reboot to return to the regular settings. is there
> anything i can do?
Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
For Kev, See Kelly's website on the section "Serious Error Message"
A useful set of tips from Joshua Smith at MS:
To determine what driver is causing the problem I need you to enable driver
1) Windows Key + R
2) Type in 'verifier' and hit enter
3) Make sure 'Create Standard Setting' is selected and hit next
4) Click on 'Select all drivers installed on this computer' and hit Finish
There is a possibility that your computer will crash on reboot. If this
occurs hit F8 when rebooting just before the windows logo screen and select
the safe mode boot option. Follow the same steps above but on step 4 choose
'Select driver names from a list'; hit next; check the box next to any
driver where the provider is not Microsoft; hit Finish; reboot.
This will slow the performance of you computer a little while enabled but
will hopefully catch the driver causing corruption. Next time you crash
the blue screen will hopefully say something like
"DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION". If this occurs please send the
corresponding minidump (by default it is at c:\windows\Minidump ) my way.
If you have any questions or I didn't explain something well enough don't
hesitate to e-mail me (remove "online") back. Good Luck,
OpenGL Test Lab
MVP Windows - Shell / User
> hi kev i've got the same problem how do you check your drivers and fix the
> "Kev" wrote:
>> whenever i try to run a game (one that i have gotten up and running
>> the compouter errors and says that it cannot load the graphics. aftehr
>> message, another error comes up and says that Windows has recovered from
>> serious error and needs to reboot to return to the regular settings. is
>> anything i can do?