Random(?) crashing

  goll_y 19:43 01 Mar 2004

Dear All,

I think the two might be interrelated but I hope someone can help.

On clicking the My Computer icon (Windows 2000 Professional) the screen loses all its icons etc for a couple of seconds (just the background is displayed) before returning.

Also, when right clicking on a music/video file (I'm using DVDX to play them) the computer often crashes.

I've tried checking for viruses etc but nothing has come up. Any ideas how to sort this out?

  LeadingMNMs 19:47 01 Mar 2004

Whats the spec of the machine ?

  goll_y 19:54 01 Mar 2004

It's Windows 2000 Professional,

CPU Type: AMD Athlon-PECM, 1000 MHz (3.75 x 267)
Motherboard Name: ECS K7VZA (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT8363A Apollo KT133A
System Memory: 768 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type: Award Modular (04/30/01)

Video Adapter NVidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 (32 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64

Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! Player 1024 Sound Card
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Audio Controller

C: (NTFS) 39072 MB (30447 MB free)

  goll_y 20:20 01 Mar 2004

Wasn't sure what to include!

  woodchip 20:24 01 Mar 2004

Try a new 2000 Graphics driver

  goll_y 20:25 01 Mar 2004

where can I get this?

  LeadingMNMs 20:25 01 Mar 2004

Well the machines spec should cope with these sorts of files with no probs, so I don't know what to suggest.

You may find the icons take a while to appear, I often have this problem.

  woodchip 20:28 01 Mar 2004
  woodchip 20:35 01 Mar 2004

Check this list your driver should be hear click here

  goll_y 20:43 01 Mar 2004

the probelm with the icons is not on startup but during a session. If after startup I click on my computer, everything disappears (apart from the background screen).

  goll_y 20:43 01 Mar 2004

Can I just download any driver as long as it fits with Windows 2000?

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