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Nvappfilter was now my primary suspect, but I didn’t have direct evidence that it was responsible. I continued to use the system and followed the same debugging steps on the next several crashes. Whether it was IE, WMP or a game, the faulting stack was always the same, with Nvappfilter calling HeapFree. That’s still not conclusive proof, but the anecdotal evidence was pretty compelling.

At that point I went to see if there were updates for Nvappfilter, but I wasn’t sure what software package it was associated with. I entered its name in a Web search and discovered that it’s part of the nVidia’s FirstPacket feature that prioritizes game traffic and that’s included in the nForce motherboard’s software:



I went to nVidia’s site and downloaded the most recent nForce driver package, but it failed to update Nvappfilter.dll and I continued to have the crashes.

The nVidia control panel offers no way that I could find to prevent Nvappfilter from loading, so my only recourse was to manually disable it. I wasn’t using the FirstPacket feature, which I had previously been unaware of, so I wouldn’t miss it, but first I had to figure out how it configured Windows to load it. For that I turned to Autoruns, where I found references to Nvappfilter’s 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the Winsock Layered Service Provider (LSP) section:



I deleted all of Nvappfilter’s entries, rebooted the system and have been crash-free since. While I was writing this post, I checked again for nForce software updates to see if Nvappfilter had been updated. The latest version doesn’t look like it includes Nvappfilter or any other Winsock LSP, so assuming Nvappfilter was at fault, it’s no longer an issue.
Link here

Not sure if this should have been posted here or not. But I found it a good read to explain why nVidia crushes with Vista.
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Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD
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Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD
hahah
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i BSODed alot when running crysis, unless it was the FIRST thing i did after i booted up my PC.

*installed new drivers*

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Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD
LOL.
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Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD

lol.

"nVidia: 500FPs on your bluescreen or your money back!"
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Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD
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nVidia: "Buy our GPU's and render the BSOD 10x faster than ATI!"
    
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wow. i figured out that was the cause on my 680I like... forever and a half ago... didnt think others had the same trouble to be honest (speaking of which.. i need to RMA that thing..)
    
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Nvidia...

"The Way it............. BSOD
Lol, may I sig that?

Edit: Too late
Edited by DuDeInThEmOoN42 - 6/8/08 at 11:35pm
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