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    Problems with new GF2 mx400

    Once in a while, while trying to play video, or my screen saver, I get a blue screen that has a bunch of numbers and stuff and says "A Fatal Exception has occurred in VXD VIAGART"

    Everytime I run my screen saver it does this, then I press Esc and it goes back to Windows. I cannot run DXDIAG, it says there was a problem accessing the DirectDraw feature, and if I bypass it, then the program works. Otherwise I get the blue screen again. Also, the "Test Direct3D" button causes the blue screen.

    I push the "Test DirectDraw" button and when it's done I get this message:

    "DirectDraw test results: Failure at step 14 (Blitting offscreen plain to primary surface): HRESULT = 0x88760037 (unknown error)"

    I have the latest Detonator drivers from NVIDIA, and Direct X 8.0. I just installed this card today.

    Anyone know what's wrong, and how I can fix this? Would a format help?

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    AOpen HQ45 w/300watts
    SL75KAV-X w/snd
    AMD T-bird 1GHz @ 1.14GHz (133x8.5)
    128MB PC100
    GeForce 2 mx400 64MB AGP w/TVOUT
    Delta 12x/40x DVD
    56x CDROM (for sale)
    Windows 98
    Turbo Gamer 21" Black Aluminum Case w/ 350watt Enermax Power Supply.
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz @ 2.09GHz 1.65v (167*12.5)
    ATi Radeon 8500LE 128MB DDR
    Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 w/sound+LAN+Firewire+RAID
    2 x Samsung DDR SDRAM 256MB PC2700
    Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB 7200rpm ATA-100
    LiteOn Black CDWriter 42x24x42
    LiteOn Black DVD-rom 16x
    Panasonic Black 1.44MB 3.5"
    Windows XP Professional
    Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Black Speakers
    80mm LED Case Fans x 5

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    Reinstall or update VIA drivers http://www.viahardware.com/download/index.shtm#4in1
    asuuming your motherboard uses VIA chipset.

    [This message has been edited by wonderinguy34 (edited 11-20-2001).]
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    I think my problem was caused by a program called "VCool". It's a CPU idling program that drops the CPU temperature when the CPU is idle. When it is not running, I have no problems (yet). It must do something that messes up the AGP. Hmm.....

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    AOpen HQ45 w/300watts
    SL75KAV-X w/snd
    AMD T-bird 1GHz(133x7.5)
    128MB PC100
    GeForce 2 mx400 64MB AGP w/TVOUT
    Delta 12x/40x DVD
    56x CDROM (for sale)
    Windows 98
    Turbo Gamer 21" Black Aluminum Case w/ 350watt Enermax Power Supply.
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz @ 2.09GHz 1.65v (167*12.5)
    ATi Radeon 8500LE 128MB DDR
    Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 w/sound+LAN+Firewire+RAID
    2 x Samsung DDR SDRAM 256MB PC2700
    Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB 7200rpm ATA-100
    LiteOn Black CDWriter 42x24x42
    LiteOn Black DVD-rom 16x
    Panasonic Black 1.44MB 3.5"
    Windows XP Professional
    Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Black Speakers
    80mm LED Case Fans x 5

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