Hoping someone here might have some insight on this problem:
Just got a new motherboard, AMD +2000, and installed XP on a new hard drive. The problem is that at various points of playing games, I get a blue screen. The errors are not all the same, but it usually says "DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL". Here are some of the other errors that have shown up:
cmaudio.sys nv4_disp.dll portcls.sys
I have reinstalled the drivers for just about everything on my system, and did some poking around on the web, but have found nothing conclusive. Anyone got any ideas? I am probably going to try wiping the hard drive and reinstalling XP, but I have a feeling I will be back in the same situation.
Dread pwns me!
5th August 2002
Well u have a graphics driver and a sound card driver that XP don't like. Search microsoft.com it tells u why u get the IRQL error.
Try latest det drivers 42.01 and dx9. Also in windows/system32 directory there is a program called verifier run it and tell it to verify drivers at boot up, this will give a list of drivers XP don't like...
I used to have it a lot when on isdn as XP didnt like my ISDN driver..
Yea, I noticed the first two looked like sound and video, but they were listed as working properly. I reinstalled the drivers just to be sure, but still no luck. When I first got the error and looked it up at microsoft, it mentioned drivers.
I'll try what you said and let you know if either of those work...
A quick update... I downloaded the XP drivers for most of my devices (just to be sure) and reinstalled, but continue to see the error (latest one mentioned my USB 2.0 driver files). Grrr, this is the same stuff in my old machine which was also running XP. I'm hoping to have this worked out by this Sat, as I have a LAN party I am attending.
Dread thinks I'm a special person
20th December 2002
I've got an older Computer. Though it doesn't seem like long ago that it was state of the art. And I was having this same problem. It seems that Windows XP auto updater was downloading sound card drivers for my computer that didn't utilize the hardware buffers. So I went to the Manufacturer web site and downloaded a driver that does. Though it isn't WHQL it made a huge difference in my FPS and Lag. I also allowed windows to use a little more than a GIG of my hard drive space as a Page File. This stopped the blue screen stop errors. But I was still crashing to the desktop after playing for a while. Then I found this Test Driver for VIA chipsets that helps it play better with the newer resource hogging games. Via-Service Test Driver Now it runs very well and I don't have any more crashes\reboots. :rock: :rock:
AMD Athlon T-Bird 1.0Ghz DFI AK75-EC MOBO with VIA KT133 Chipset 30gig western digital HDD 7200rpm ATA-100 448megs PC-133 SDRAM MSI GeForce 3 TI 500 ESS Allegro Sound Card
I want to be like the Admins
24th November 2002
Before you realy get hammering you new machine, you may want to conside buring a sound card or a external sound box, i would stongly sujest SB Audigy2 Platum or any of the Audigy RAnge. I say this beacsuse the C-Media Onboard sound is well, ill just say it, Crappy, if BF isnt set up the right way BF will lag heaps
Good deal! I actually have a SB Live from my old machine that I can pop in, but I wanted to give the on-board a shot. I'll check that driver link out as well... Thanks guys!