Windows 7

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Any of you Guy's running Windows 7 yet? I have for about 3 months now and I must say so far I am please. I ran XP for 9 years before making a switch. I skipped over vista because it was garbage.
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I went from XP, to Vista, to 7, a few weeks after it came out. LOVE(D) it until recently. All the sudden, I started getting BSODs pointing toward my video card, which I'd recently bought. I get one of 2 blue screens. 'page fault in non paged area' or a 'atikmdag.sys' while Nvidia people get the 'nvlddmkm.sys' error. After googling it, there are shitloads of people with the same problem, and no solution.
    Microsoft has no fix for it.
    Since it ran stable for so long, I think it's one of the updates. And If I can't figure out which one? I'm going back to XP.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    That sux bro. I have had no problems at all so far.
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    That's what I'm saying. I ran it for probably 6 months or more with no problems at all. I'm thinking about reinstalling XP, then upgrading to 7 again, and watch the updates to see where the trouble starts. :mad:
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Are you running a 64bit possessor or 32?
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    64 bit. It's one I built a few years back. It's an old 754 socket amd 3700 2.45 ghz. 2 gigs of ocz 3700 ram, a ati 4670 vid card with a gb of ram.
    The fucking thing has always run like a top, until here lately.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Do you have a copy of XP64 bit edition?
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Sure do. Win 7 Ultimate. :D
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I'm confused. I thought you said you were going back to XP :dontknow:
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I am.
    I'm probably gonna set up a dual boot, the more I think about it. It really pisses me off though, because I love Win 7.
    Tell ya what though. One thing I've never regretted was subscribing to carbonite about 3 yrs ago. Can't fucking beat it.
    Reformat without burning a bajillion disks first. It's all there for you to browse and restore.
     
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    Best of luck with that bro!
     
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    I'm on 7, Got the BSOD about a month after I got the new computer, dont know what caused it. I miss my XP, never had a problem.
     
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    This seems to be a common problem with Windows 7. I have an HP Pavilion DV7-3160US laptop running Windows 7 with the exact SAME problem (atikmdag.sys).

    I had a BSOD every day for several months with that error you described, usually after doing something CPU-intensive (watching videos, editing graphics, playing games).

    Then I installed Core Temp because I noticed that the BSOD would happen when the laptop got super hot. So with Core Temp, I noticed that it usually crashed with that error when it got up to 170+ degrees. So to prevent the laptop from getting that hot, I elevated it so the air can flow easier. And now the BSOD basically went away. Haven't had a crash in several weeks now. Try finding a way to help cool down your computer and see if that helps.
     
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    This is a desktop I built. The cpu heatsink is a heat tube type with an 80 mm fan, so that's not the problem. About the only thing I can think to do is to pull out the ram cards and maybe there's a dust buildup beneath the heatsinks on those.

    I will install core temp though, just to see wtf is going on.
     
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    No, I've been checking every avenue for months. It's always a atidag.sys, or it's nvidia equivalent. But here's the fun part.
    When you click on the Action Center's error, let me fix it bullshit. Here's what you get:
    [​IMG]
    And guess what? There's no fix.
    Microsoft has no answer. Google it yourself and see.

    I'm getting ready to go back to XP.
     
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    Is your BSOD the blue screen or the black right after you sign in with your password? I am getting the black and the only "fix" was to go in to safe mode and do a system restore. Seems to have "fixed" it for now, looks for ways to keep it from happening again(2 times in 6 months) but no help around at all.
     
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    It's a BSOD. You get one of 2.
    Page Fault in NonPaged Area, or the dreaded atikmdag.sys . Fun part is it hits Nvidia people equally, and MS has no answer.
     
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    I was/am a big XP fan but I would buy a new video card before ditching 7. There are some options in it I now really don't want to do without.
     
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    I have a 512mb nvidia card I may try before switching. I'm seriously considering setting up a dual boot though. XP and 7.