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X1900XT BSOD, Reboot, Bleh

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Hey guys,
I recently recovered my hard drive with Norton Ghost. I was having an issue where my computer would boot up, BSOD right after the Windows XP loading screen and then restart. It would work fine after it crashed once. If I turned my computer off, it would happen again. heck, if I rebooted, it would BSOD the first time and then reboot correctly the next.

After reinstalling from a working image, I updated to the latest Cats (6.11) and it started happening again!

I uninstalled the drivers and know its these drivers that do it (and I am guessing 6.10s did it too). Anyone have any idea why this is happening or have any experience with it? I am going to go through a slew of 3rd party drivers tomorrow to find one that works. I hate going through a windows reinstall just to find out all your crap is still messed up, ya know? Peace
    
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What your describing is a Driver Conflict. When you install drivers make sure you follow this procedure :

Installing Graphic card driver efficiently!!! When you Update your graphics cards drivers theres ways that you should go about it. Follow these simple steps below.

1.Download and install ''Driver Cleaner'' Here:
http://www.drivercleaner.net/professional.html
2.Uninstall your Current Display drivers such as your ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' drivers.
3.Now run ''Driver cleaner'' and depending on the Drivers you have you will have to select either ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia'' from the drop down menu. Only select the main title of the driver in the drop down such as just ''ATI'' or ''Nvidia''
4.Once you have selected Your driver click on the ''Start'' button and this will now start the driver cleaning process. ( Do this twice to be sure )
5.Now reboot your system and Download the latest Nvidia or ATI and go ahead and install them.

Doing this avoids driver corruption and conflicts so you can now enjoy smooth gameplay.
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Thanks for the tip, I have been using driver cleaner just as you specified, but thats a great walkthrough for anyone to remember. +rep

EDIT: also, it may be worth noting that the FIRST drivers I installed from the windows installatioon were warcats. I am wondering now if they left residual files in place that driver cleaner doesnt know to clean up....I may PM our own OCN Warcat guru =D
    
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Well even if they did Driver Cleaner would pick up the files. However if you look nder Program Files you will find a warcat folder there also that needs to be deleted.
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