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Dion and I are at the Microsoft Technical Summit (MTS07) this week, Microsoft’s annual event for reaching out to the non-MSFT types. We’ll be posting entries here and there as interesting stuff comes up. But since I’m at Redmond, its only appropriate to blog about Vista.

I finally figured out why my Vista box was blue-screening multiple times a day: the video driver. Vista kindly informed me after reboot number fifty-something that the crash was related to a deadlock in the video driver. Windows update said I had the latest nVidia driver, but sure enough, when I visited the nVidia support website, I found I was several versions behind.

Happily, after updating to the latest nVidia driver (I felt brave and went with the beta they have posted) my system has been very stable.



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  1. February 8, 2012

    Hi!!! I am Maximiliano From Argentina! I have a big big Problem!!! I can’t use my pen for hadnwrite recognition!!!! I have an Averatec C3500 series too!! please tell me how can I use my pen!!! thanks!

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