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Windows 7: Desktop heap allocation failure

28 Nov 2009   #11
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Did you download the driver here

I don't know what the SE is........Special Edition?

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL


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30 Nov 2009   #12
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 
graphic driver

when I install the 195.62 driver I get a greater number of the event id 243 desktop heap allocation failure errors and system crashes. The only driver that works with fewer event 243's is 190.62. I have purchased a new PSU and a xfx ATI 4550 graphics card but have yet to install it as I happen to be blind and need sighted help to install the new parts. Would rather get this on board graphics working and return these parts since the total cost of the PSU and Graphics card was $130
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Did you download the driver here

I don't know what the SE is........Special Edition?

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL
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04 Dec 2009   #13
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 
graphics drivers causing the problem

Having been dealing with this problem for several weeks now it seems very clear to me that the NVIDIA graphics drivers are causing the problem. I have finally got help from NVIDIA and they have supplied several drivers some of which when installed make the problem worse. Their latest driver 195.62 causes the desktop heap allocation allocation failure more often than the 190.62 driver which I am currently running with still some desktop heap problems but not too often. I have purchased a XFX ATI 4550 Graphics card but have not installed it as I need sighted help to install it. Is this a good Graphics card choice for a non gaming computer? The fact is that since I have limited vision and can't read the screen anyway I am just looking for a graphics card that won't cause problems and will my wife to play her Club Pogo games which are not that grahic intense as I understand.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog View Post
I have upgraded my Vista Home Premium system to Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
I am getting an error logged with a ID of 243 and a description of desktop Heap allocation failure. This happens at boot thus there is no windows open other than the desktop itself. Any help would be appreciated.
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04 Dec 2009   #14
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Yea,. it sounds like a decent mid-range card,. your index score should go up with this card.
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05 Dec 2009   #15
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 
what are my chances

What are my chances that the video drivers are actually causing this desktop heap allocation failure. In one last attempt I just completed a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it was going so good then the same darn event id 243 started again. My fear is I will install a new graphics card and end up with the same results. My other option is to simply go back to Vista where I had no such problems.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Yea,. it sounds like a decent mid-range card,. your index score should go up with this card.
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06 Dec 2009   #16
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I can;t garatee a new video card will solve the problem, but it is a hardware problem somewhere,

Take a look in Device Manager and see if any entries have a yellow flag next to any entry
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07 Dec 2009   #17
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 
hardware seems fine

I have done all kinds of hardware checks and everything seems fine. Device manager shows nothing wrong. I am a old schooler and normally turn off my computer every night. Over the past several nights I just put the computer to sleep instead and have had no desktop heap allocation failures. The darn heap failure only happens at a boot or restart. My conclusion that it is a graphics card problem is based only on the fact after having tried numerous graphic drivers suggested by NVIDIA with some drivers the problem occurs more often than others. Also I am wondering if the Monitor driver could be the problem. I am running the HP W2408H monitor and HP does not have a Windows 7 driver so I am using the driver provided by Microsoft update.
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07 Dec 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
The upgrade route is really not the preferred method. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

I'd suggest you perform a "clean" install
If you would have followed this two weeks ago, you'd have two weeks in of being problem-free by now.
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08 Dec 2009   #19
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 
clean install didn't help

Sorry I thought I indicated in a earlier post that I did follow the suggestions and did a clean install. The clean install however when using the Windows 7 upgrade disk isn't a real clean install as I see it since it won't let you completely reformat the hard drive as part of the process. It does remove all your applications and creates a folder called win.old.
The other error I get after returning from sleep mode is a HAL error which when you do a net search turns up a Microsoft White Paper saying that a BIOS update is needed to resolve the problem of getting HAL errors. HP offers no BIOS update for Win 7.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
The upgrade route is really not the preferred method. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

I'd suggest you perform a "clean" install
If you would have followed this two weeks ago, you'd have two weeks in of being problem-free by now.
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08 Dec 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I must have missed it. My bad!

Use CPU-Z to find the motherboard model. Then search the manufacturer's site for update.

Also, install the latest drivers for everything you can think of - especially motherboard/chipset.
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