Re: pc reboots often
"allsnatchural" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have read a few posts on here with people having similar problems that I
> having. I upgraded from xp sp2 to vista home premium. I have an AMD
> 64 3800+, 2 GB ram, NVIDIA Geforce 7600 gt. I am not running the 64
> of vista.
> my pc randomly restarts sometimes for what appears to be no reason. I
> a lot of video games and all of them play the same as in xp except for
> Vanguard saga of heroes. I played the beta in xp and it worked good. Now
> have the retail version and it crashes everytime I start it up. I get
> the actual game where I see my character then it reboots.
> This is the only program where it always reboots. The other times it is
> just random...rather it be opening a website, playing a video...just
> this is the error I get when it tries to solve my problem when the
> comes back on.
> Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)
> I have tried the vista nvidia driver, the beta one...then I let windows do
> it and it rolled it back to a driver that came out in december.
> any help would be appreciated if someone has figured out a solution to
> without giving up and waiting for windows or nvidia to come up with a
> fix...if you need any more information just tell me and i'll help.
The Nvidia driver version you should be using is 97.46. If you have a
different driver version you can get the correct one here -
A possible cause of the random reboot issue may be overheating. You can try
unplugging the power from your computer, open the case and use a can of
compressed air to blow out any dust that might have accumulated, paying
special attention to the processor fan, heat sinc area and video card.