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Make Aero Work On System Without Crashing


Is there a way to make aero work on my system without crashing it? I recently upgraded to win7 home premium. Install went smooth, but after logging in i kept getting a range of bsod stop messages at random intervals, including 0x0a, 0x24, 0x50, 0x3b (saw that one a lot), 0x7e, 0x7f. Occasionally they would be preceded by a charming notification that said "display driver stopped responding and has recovered, " but i soon learned that message was only a precursor to imminent failure. Sometimes it would go days without crashing, but other times it wouldn't go five minutes before bsod after bsod. I finally discovered that all my problems went away if i selected a basic (non-aero) desktop theme.

So what gives? I have an onboard graphic adapter, the intel g965 express chipset, which claims it is aero-capable. I have the latest driver for it and dxdiag says it's a wddm 1. 1 driver. Dxdiag also shows i have 358 mb total graphics memory (64mb system, 294mb shared). I'm not a gamer and have not run any graphics-intensive programs since this upgrade. I do like the "aero experience, " but it's causing major instability on my system.

Other system info, if it helps:

Dell xps 210 (model dxc061)
Intel core 2, 2. 4 ghz
2 gb ram

Windows 7 home premium 32-bit*, upgrade version**

*I actually loaded 64-bit first, but with all the crashes i thought maybe that was the problem, so after a couple weeks loaded the 32-bit version and found myself in the same boat as before.
**Technically, i loaded the oem-supplied vista os just long enough to use the windows 7 upgrade disc. I've never actually run with vista, so not sure if this is a problem with "aero" or with "windows 7 aero. " Anyway, i'm very happy with windows 7, and now that i'm not in danger of losing my work at any moment i can go about my business. But i will never be completely satisfied until i understand why my system doesn't support aero, or what i can tweak to make it work.


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