06-25-2009 03:54 PM - edited 07-02-2009 03:04 PM
I recently wiped and reinstalled the original software on my T500. Applied all of the Windows Vista and Lenovo updates. For some reason, my desktop crashes every so often and asks me to restart it (not restart the computer, just the desktop). I can't figure out what's happening. I have ATI discreet graphics. Here's some of the error:
Module version 184.108.40.206
Does anyone have any ideas on this one?
(running Vista Ultimate and the ATI Catalyst control is running as well)
Here is the full error:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Fault Module Name: atiumdva.dll
Fault Module Version: 220.127.116.11
Fault Module Timestamp: 49d3a4e4
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00014c87
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
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07-05-2009 10:31 PM
I figured out a way to stop the crashing. I disabled switchable graphics in the BIOS. There are two related settings and one forces the OS to ignore the presence of switchable hardware. The system runs off the discrete graphics alone.
Previously, I was not switched into integrated graphics but the crashes were happening. It appears that that just the option of integrated graphics upsets the system.
There have been some graphics anomalies appearing now and then such as the desktop cutting through a window for no reason.
I just have to wait for an updated driver.