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  1. #1
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    Default Driver problem?

    My computer has been restarting randomly (since i got it like 5 or so months ago) (usually after long periods of running) and and error message popping up on restart saying the system has recovered from a serious error, ..an unknown device driver has caused this problem etc. I suspect a conflict/problem with my drivers, is their any quick fix for this, like downloading updated drivers or is it going to be a hassle... I know there was some software out there that tells which drivers are out of date and whatnot but im not sure, this hasnt been a huge issue being it happens about once every two days if i leave my computer on for a long time, i don't think it has anything to do with overheating but i may be wrong.

    thx.


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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    download updated drivers from chipset manufacturer
    update the bios on your motherboard

    and that may fix the problem

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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    Can you find the exact drivers for me using the specs in my forum signature, just so i can be sure?


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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    http://www.google.com is your friend.
    AMD Athlon64 3500+
    512MB RAM Elixir DDR2
    Abit NF-95 Mobo.
    Seagate 80GB EIDE HDD
    Colorsit ATX-S8027
    400W PSU.
    Debian Etch.
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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    Sorry but I agree with Helix666. Since you know what your specs are it should be easy to go through the list of parts and find the drivers you need from the manufacturers by yourself. The Asus website, for example, is not that difficult to use.
    HOWEVER, I do have an idea what may solve the problem. If the nVidia IDE driver was installed with that board you may want to disable NCQ and see if the problem goes away. To accomplish this follow the directions below. If the problem still persists then just set things back the way they were and look for other solutions.

    Right click "My Computer"

    Click "properties"

    Click "hardware" tab

    Click "Device Manager"

    Expand IDE/ATAPI line by clicking on the + beside it

    Double click the first "nVidia nForce 4 Serial ATA Controller"

    On the "properties" screen go to "Primary Channel" tab

    If not greyed out; uncheck "enable command queuing"

    Click O.K.

    Repeat last 4 steps for each instance of "nVidia nForce 4 Serial ATA Controller"
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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    Hi, I actually have the exact same problem with my nf-95. After fiddling with trial and error, I found it remained stable only when I took one of the memory sticks out (I have 2 512 meg Crucial Ballistix DDR), either one, either slot.

    I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but it automatically sets it to dual channel when two are in. Someone I know had a similar problem and reset it to single channel, but I can't find that option anywhere in the BIOS for the NF-95.

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    Default Re: Driver problem?

    I ram Memtest86 for about an hour and 10 minutes and on test 7 i got an error, (the tech guy from NCIX told me to try that after i told him the story.. so, faulty stick of ram?


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