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Additional info, after another crash:
Error message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
You may receive one of the following Stop error messages:
STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
STOP: 0x100000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER_M
This issue may occur if the display driver is caught in an infinite loop while it waits for the video hardware to become idle. This issue typically indicates a problem with the video hardware or that the display driver cannot program the hardware correctly.
To resolve this issue, obtain and install the most current driver for your video adapter, or replace your video card.
To work around this issue, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.
On the Settings tab, click Advanced, and then click the Troubleshoot tab.
Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to None, and then clear the Enable Write Combining check box.
Click OK, and then click OK.
Note This procedure prevents the display driver from programming the hardware incorrectly, but you may lose some display functionality and performance. Although you can increase the hardware acceleration settings higher than None to regain functionality and performance, these settings increase the chance that the issue will occur again. For maximum stability, leave hardware acceleration off.
This Stop error message may also occur in video adapter drivers that do not represent a physical device. For example, this Stop error message may occur in the virtual video adapter driver that is used by Symantec PCAnywhere. If PCAnywhere is installed on a computer where this error message occurs, visit the Symantec Web site to determine if there are any available fixes for your version of PCAnywhere.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
**I jsut updated the display driver day before yesterday. So it should be current and it says in the device manager that it is working correctly. I dont have Symantec PCAnywhere. The display infor from the control panel says:
Compaq Presario MV700 Color Monitor on NVIDIA RIVA TNT. The NVIDIA driver is what I just updated the other day. I tried the "WORKAROUND" listed above, so hopefully this will help for a while.
Any other suggestions?
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