I have recently encountered problems when starting certain games such as Prince of Persia (Sands of Time) and Medieval Total War. When starting up the game, Windows crashed to the Blue Screen of Death and comes up with Stop Error: 0x0000008E (OxC0000005, 0x000001F4, 0xBA036CC8, 0x00000000) ....Beginning dump of phsyical memory.
The strange thing is that Doom3 run at high quality settings, Call of Duty, Homeworld 2 and many other games run with no problems.
A quick search on Google and MS Knowledge base seem to indicate a possible problem with RAM, so I ran Memtest86+ V1.30 on boot-up from floppy and after 1 hrs 15 minutes of testing, no errors were reported.
I then uninstalled the drivers for my graphics card, which are the latest Nvidia66.93 drivers, booted into safemode, ran Driver Cleaner v3.3, rebooted and re-installed the older 61.77 drivers butthe problem still persists.
My system: Athlon XP+ 2800, 1,024 MB DDR, Geforce 6800 GT 256mb DDR3 graphics, XP Home SP1.
All advice and suggestions will be gratefully received ! Thanks.
Thanks Dan. I have 'Nvidia NForce2' drivers, which are the original ones supplied by MESH in July 2003, which I have backed up on CD. I guess, as these have worked fine in the past, that I should re-install these.
Should I do this in Safe Mode, or is that unnecessary.