Team Fortress 2/ Left 4 Dead (2) crashing Nvidia drivers drivers crashing
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like title said, the (new) drivers crash every time i play TF2 or L4D2 (screen goes black, sound stutters, game stops reacting, driver boots and game runs fine again untill next crash) i had this propblem for a few months now (can't remember how long exactly) so i start searching for a fix and found out reverting back to older drivers fixes this. curently using 185.85 wql, but the problem is now TF2 has some graphical glitches (nothing to serious but still anoying) alltough the game(s) stopt crashing with these drivers. SO is there a fix for this problem (or is there a fix coming) so i can keep my drivers up to date for all the other games i have?

i use a 9800gt on windows 7
like title said, the (new) drivers crash every time i play TF2 or L4D2 (screen goes black, sound stutters, game stops reacting, driver boots and game runs fine again untill next crash) i had this propblem for a few months now (can't remember how long exactly) so i start searching for a fix and found out reverting back to older drivers fixes this. curently using 185.85 wql, but the problem is now TF2 has some graphical glitches (nothing to serious but still anoying) alltough the game(s) stopt crashing with these drivers. SO is there a fix for this problem (or is there a fix coming) so i can keep my drivers up to date for all the other games i have?



i use a 9800gt on windows 7

#1
Posted 08/05/2011 02:03 PM   
Hi,

I'm also having same crashes with latest version of drivers. (280.26) Same thing was with previous drivers. Sometimes it crashes whole OS (W7) and cant recover without rebooting. This happens quite often. It kinda makes TF2/L4D2/EP1 unplayable. Haven't seen this happen with DoDs.

Crash dialog usually says: failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer. The usual one :)

GFX card: GTX 295
Hi,



I'm also having same crashes with latest version of drivers. (280.26) Same thing was with previous drivers. Sometimes it crashes whole OS (W7) and cant recover without rebooting. This happens quite often. It kinda makes TF2/L4D2/EP1 unplayable. Haven't seen this happen with DoDs.



Crash dialog usually says: failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer. The usual one :)



GFX card: GTX 295

#2
Posted 08/12/2011 04:41 AM   
Getting this rampantly.
Only TF2, GTX 260.

Any help would be appreciated.
Getting this rampantly.

Only TF2, GTX 260.



Any help would be appreciated.

#3
Posted 01/10/2012 05:41 AM   
[quote name='noskap' date='10 January 2012 - 07:41 AM' timestamp='1326174074' post='1354038']
Getting this rampantly.
Only TF2, GTX 260.

Any help would be appreciated.
[/quote]
only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)

alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)

this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.
[quote name='noskap' date='10 January 2012 - 07:41 AM' timestamp='1326174074' post='1354038']

Getting this rampantly.

Only TF2, GTX 260.



Any help would be appreciated.



only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)



alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)



this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.

#4
Posted 01/10/2012 12:23 PM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 10:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']
only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)

alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)

this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.
[/quote]
YOu say your card died, and I have a hunch that mines on the way out, could that be contributing or the source of the issue?
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 10:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']

only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)



alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)



this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.



YOu say your card died, and I have a hunch that mines on the way out, could that be contributing or the source of the issue?

#5
Posted 01/10/2012 11:47 PM   
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 01:47 AM' timestamp='1326239228' post='1354359']
YOu say your card died, and I have a hunch that mines on the way out, could that be contributing or the source of the issue?
[/quote]

could be yes, if you can borrow one from a friend to test you can make sure (the problem however started more then a year ago) i'm sure i'm not allowed to say this on their own forums but i still wonder why i ever stuck with using nvidia :s

most people i know have or downright bad chips (500 serie) or driver problems... and when i send a ticket about this problem only thing i got as a reply was to run it in DX8 (only way to prevent the drivers from crashing in TF2)
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 01:47 AM' timestamp='1326239228' post='1354359']

YOu say your card died, and I have a hunch that mines on the way out, could that be contributing or the source of the issue?





could be yes, if you can borrow one from a friend to test you can make sure (the problem however started more then a year ago) i'm sure i'm not allowed to say this on their own forums but i still wonder why i ever stuck with using nvidia :s



most people i know have or downright bad chips (500 serie) or driver problems... and when i send a ticket about this problem only thing i got as a reply was to run it in DX8 (only way to prevent the drivers from crashing in TF2)

#6
Posted 01/11/2012 11:46 AM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='11 January 2012 - 09:46 PM' timestamp='1326282412' post='1354554']
could be yes, if you can borrow one from a friend to test you can make sure (the problem however started more then a year ago) i'm sure i'm not allowed to say this on their own forums but i still wonder why i ever stuck with using nvidia :s

most people i know have or downright bad chips (500 serie) or driver problems... and when i send a ticket about this problem only thing i got as a reply was to run it in DX8 (only way to prevent the drivers from crashing in TF2)
[/quote]
DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='11 January 2012 - 09:46 PM' timestamp='1326282412' post='1354554']

could be yes, if you can borrow one from a friend to test you can make sure (the problem however started more then a year ago) i'm sure i'm not allowed to say this on their own forums but i still wonder why i ever stuck with using nvidia :s



most people i know have or downright bad chips (500 serie) or driver problems... and when i send a ticket about this problem only thing i got as a reply was to run it in DX8 (only way to prevent the drivers from crashing in TF2)



DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.

#7
Posted 01/11/2012 12:21 PM   
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 02:21 PM' timestamp='1326284460' post='1354566']
DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.
[/quote]
that sucks indeed. i suggest sending a support ticket to both valve and nvidia (not that this one will be of much help other then them saying the drivers suck)
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 02:21 PM' timestamp='1326284460' post='1354566']

DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.



that sucks indeed. i suggest sending a support ticket to both valve and nvidia (not that this one will be of much help other then them saying the drivers suck)

#8
Posted 01/12/2012 02:58 AM   
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 02:21 PM' timestamp='1326284460' post='1354566']
DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.
[/quote]
that sucks indeed. i suggest sending a support ticket to both valve and nvidia (not that this one will be of much help other then them saying the drivers suck)
[quote name='noskap' date='11 January 2012 - 02:21 PM' timestamp='1326284460' post='1354566']

DirectX8 may give me no crashes(yet) but it gives me stuttering issues.



that sucks indeed. i suggest sending a support ticket to both valve and nvidia (not that this one will be of much help other then them saying the drivers suck)

#9
Posted 01/12/2012 02:58 AM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 12:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']
only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)

alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)

this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.
[/quote]

thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 12:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']

only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)



alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)



this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.





thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.

#10
Posted 01/13/2012 04:13 PM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 12:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']
only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)

alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)

this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.
[/quote]

thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='10 January 2012 - 12:23 PM' timestamp='1326198206' post='1354148']

only way i fixed the crashes was to run TF2 in DX8 (go to library, right click on TF2, properties, set launch options, paste -dxlevel 80)



alltough my 9800GT died and i bought a ATI (no problems what so ever)



this is a known nvidia driver problem and it doesn't look like they will be fixing it soon.





thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.

#11
Posted 01/13/2012 04:13 PM   
[quote name='Silence' date='13 January 2012 - 06:13 PM' timestamp='1326471229' post='1355544']
thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.
[/quote]
it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D
[quote name='Silence' date='13 January 2012 - 06:13 PM' timestamp='1326471229' post='1355544']

thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.



it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D

#12
Posted 01/13/2012 05:34 PM   
[quote name='Silence' date='13 January 2012 - 06:13 PM' timestamp='1326471229' post='1355544']
thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.
[/quote]
it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D
[quote name='Silence' date='13 January 2012 - 06:13 PM' timestamp='1326471229' post='1355544']

thank you. the graphics took a hit, but at least now the game doesn't crash.



it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D

#13
Posted 01/13/2012 05:34 PM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='13 January 2012 - 05:34 PM' timestamp='1326476087' post='1355575']
it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D
[/quote]

I spoke too soon. it's still crashing.
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='13 January 2012 - 05:34 PM' timestamp='1326476087' post='1355575']

it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D





I spoke too soon. it's still crashing.

#14
Posted 01/15/2012 10:32 AM   
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='13 January 2012 - 05:34 PM' timestamp='1326476087' post='1355575']
it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D
[/quote]

I spoke too soon. it's still crashing.
[quote name='kick the bucket' date='13 January 2012 - 05:34 PM' timestamp='1326476087' post='1355575']

it's actualy the nvidia drivers that crash and if the system can't handle it crashes hl2.exe with it :D





I spoke too soon. it's still crashing.

#15
Posted 01/15/2012 10:32 AM   
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