I’m running Blender 2.23 on Windows 2000. The computer has an AMD Athlon XP 1600 (1.4 GHz), 256 MB Ram, 6 GB & 20 GB HDs, and a GeForce 2 with latest drivers. I have Direct X 8.1 installed.
Here is the problem. Blender appears to be causing random but frequent system locks. There is nothing I can do to get out of this but hit the Restart button on the computer. Ctrl-Alt-Del has not effect and the mouse will not move either. The lockups seem to occur most frequently when the program is rendering (especially an animation).
I had seen someone mention on the Knowledge Base that they were having a similar problem and reverting to Direct X 8.0 fixed the problem. Does anyone know if this is a valid solution to this problem? Is there anything else that I can do to fix this?
Thank you for any help,