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I have some very strange problems with my current video card, (a ASUS 8770) , it all seems good, playing most DVD movies, but if I try to play "Jonah - A Veggietales movie" or if I try to play "The talented Mr Ripley" I get a blue screen of death, if I play the DVD itself or a ISO image dosn't matter.


However, to really make it complicated, this only happens if I have nVidia drivers newer than Juli '03, if I have older drivers it plays... but for various reasons I need new drivers.


Does anyone have any clue what might be wrong ?


I'm thinking about getting a new video card, if that will be my solution, I guess it's also the right time to change my old VGA cable, and change my connection (to my Panasonic PTAE700) to HDMI connection .. what would I then be looking for in the video card???.. just a DVI output or would anything else important to remember?
 

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The old BSOD, it sounds like you have Windows98 or less.


To solve all of them BSOD problems do your self a favor and get rid of the problem by getting WinXP. Getting a new video-card will not solve Winblows98 problems.



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I guess I also should mention that I'm currently playing the movies with Zoomplayer and sonic encoder, but have tried the same with winDVD and get the same problem
 

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Unfortunately there is no easy remote diagnosis for blue screens. Any device driver or hardware failure could be causing it.


First, please update _all_ drivers on your machine. Even those that seem not relevant. Then, disable any overclocking you may have done. Go to the BIOS and enable default or 'safe' settings. If you have any alternative drivers, it's also worth a shot. A good example is the nVidia nforce 2/3 platform drivers - they give you the choice of running nVidia's or Microsofts IDE driver. If you are running the nVidia driver revert to the default OS driver.


Next, there are two useful tools to test your system:

Prime95 ( http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm ) Options -> Torture Test and let it run for an hour or so.

Memtest86 - http://www.memtest86.com/ should complete at least a pass


Then, when the system reboots after a crash, it offers to upload diagnostic information to Microsoft. The results are automatically triaged; results are not always useful to the end user but sometimes you've run into a problem that has been encountered before and the site will offer a fix.


Last but not least, it becomes somewhat involved. Enable full cash dumps, download the debugger and symbols from http://msdn.microsoft.com/ and post here again when you have a full crash dump.
 
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