Originally Posted by Butch Nackley
I got this same error tonight. it's the first time it has happened. I'm using 182.06 driver and have been since it was released. Vista x64. SP1 was suppose to include a fix for it, but it doesn't seem to really fix it. I guess it lessened it some, as said, it is the first time I have seen it.
I did some searching, but didn't find anything that is suppose to really fix it. I'm going to look over the link jcarno posted above.
It happened to me with rFactor, shortly after joining a online session. I rebooted and rejoined and everything was fine again, but now I'm worried it could happen again. Like you Burno, I race online in league championships. My results suck enough when everything is good, I don't need this keeping me from getting any scraps the top dogs may leave behind
I'm going to reinstall the driver again. Probably get the newest one too while I'm at it. I will be sure to remove everything from this one first. I never really worried about booting to safe mode and manually removing them, but I that was with XP. Well, that's not entirely true. I used to do it that way a long time ago, but quit doing it and until now, never a problem simply removing the old one from add/remove, reboot and installing the new one.
One thing I did notice. Indexing was doing it's thing pretty heavily before the crash tonight. I first noticed my HDD light was constantly on. I have now turned indexing off. I don't know if indexing has anything to do with it, but normally my HDD light rarely blinks when rFactor is loaded. Tonight before the crash if was lite up like a flashlight.
that's a very annoying thing when game crashes in the middle of one championship race, just like happened to me.... I simply didn't believe that.... I'm racing a difficult tournament, with a bunch of great drives (In my team there is 2 awesome drivers, and to this race, we made 1-2-3 on the grid, in Porto 2007, using those "monsters" extreme cars).... And to lose the race as I did, because of my computer (and worse: I spent a lot of money to buy this new computer of my signature) it's very frustrating....
Well, last night, I did that uninstall, booted to safe mode, ran Driver Sweeper to clean up remained nvidia files, then booted normal and re-installed the latest forceware drivers, which I downloaded from XFX site, not from Nvidia (the size of the drivers are different).... After that process, I played on-line, in races with more than 20 cars, for more than 1 hour, and nothing undesired happened....
Unfortunaley, this don't mean that the problem is dead..... As I said, my computer runs fine for a while, and then, it crashes without any reason... I really hope that those things I made last night have had finished this problem, and those crashes don't happen again....
About this indexing thing you mentioned, I disable this in Windows Explorer, right????