Major Problems with Blender 2.23


(Cujo31) #1

Hey all…

I recently reinstalled Win98 on my computer to clear up a few issues I was having, now it seems that blender has went nuts on me :frowning:

I uninstalled it and reinstalled 2.23 but I keep getting weird crap happening…

For instance… the render window being behind the blender interface??? and unexplained crashing…

Here is the error message that I keep getting:

BLENDER caused an invalid page fault in
module ATIO9XAA.DLL at 0177:69127481.
Registers:
EAX=00000001 CS=0177 EIP=69127481 EFLGS=00010212
EBX=0000025a SS=017f ESP=00a4f720 EBP=00000322
ECX=00000000 DS=017f ESI=0086a55c FS=459f
EDX=00000000 ES=017f EDI=00865f90 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 91 94 45 00 00 52 57 ff 57 24 8a d8 83 c4 0c
Stack dump:
00000001 00865f7c 0086a55c 0000025a 69158069 0086a55c 00000324 0000025a 00000001 00866390 6912778a 0086a55c 00000322 0000025a 00000001 00866390

Can anyone help me???

PLEASE!!! :x :x :frowning: :x :frowning: :x :frowning:

thanks

Cujo31


(JarellSmith) #2

Did you remember to reinstall your video driver as well? The Win98 re-install probably put a default ms version in for you which is different than the one you were previously using.


(Kid Tripod) #3

i had that problem too. in my case it happened when i upgraded to the latest nVidia drivers for my TNT2 (ho hum) and reverting sorted it out again. Most annoying though cos i want to change my gamma, but can’t have that and blender . . .


(Cujo31) #4

Hey gang…

Have checked my video setup completely and it is correct the way I had it before and still no luck with blender… What should I try next to correct this?

Cujo31


(slikdigit) #5

what were the issues you were having before? did they go away? Its possible something is wrong with your puter.
If you want you could do a windows update to ‘rev up’ your install with the latest MS fixes. A lot of them are security fixes but there are a few all around bug fixes.
Also, you could try downloading and reinstalling to see that you didn’t happen to get a corrupted file, you could run a scandisk to make sure there are no bad sectors on your drive. Go into the device manager and make sure all your hardware is functional and you have no conflicts.
make sure you have the latest video card driver- not just one that works, I can’t stress this enough.
turn off opaque window moving, font antialiasing, any video ‘features’ that aren’t neccessary.
I think blender does stuff with the sound as well. So make sure your sound drivers are okay, and check to see if any sound stuff is running.
turn of unnessaccary tasks, things like aol, im, chat clients etc.
lastly do these things one by one to know which one fixed the problem.


(blenderanim) #6

You have already reinstalled Blender (did you re-download it for the reinstall?)

Check for device conflicts.
Turn off hardware acceleration for the video card (just to test)
-You can try increasing the acceleration if disabling gets Blender to work.
If turning off acceleration fixes the problem, that is an indication that you should update th video drivers, even if the settings are the same, Windows may be using the wrong driver.

Run scandisk

Did you make any changes with the sound/audio setup on your computer. There was something about that and I can’t remember the fix. Dont’ have a music CD playing or a multimedia app running when you start up Blender.

Good Luck