Hi this is my first ever post so forgive any problems and feel free to inform me because whatever it is I proably do not know.
My family just got a brand new windows vista computer from best buy. We got a hp m8100n computer
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 5600 + 2.80GHz
3 Gig system RAM
Geforce 8500 512 Mb DDR2 Video Card
32 bit Windows Vista operating system
As a side note the 8500 Graphics card was not native to the computer we had the best buy people install that new for us when we got the computer. It came with a Geforce 6100 series card.
Anyway I got home and set up the computer we tried several other functions including installing other games which were not very graphics intensive. I then tried to run oblivion and it gave me an error
"Failed to initialize renderer NiXAdapter Desc::Get Device Caps()failed"
I then installed the new drivers for Geforce 8500 everything installed fine and after I installed the drivers I tried to play oblivion again keep in mind other less graphics intensive games have been running fine on this computer.
When I tried to play I got to the startup screen pressed play and the screen went black for a moment before crashing to blue screena nd forcing me to reboot the computer.
The error appeared as "nv4_mini.sys"
It also said "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area"
To the best of my knoledge I installed the drivers correctly and somthing went wrong somewhere in the entire video card system.
Regardless to say I am essentially kicked off the computer for a few days until the entire thing blows over but we are going to go to best buy in the next day or so to get a second opinion.
But if someone better understands what happened and can explain why the computer might have crashed or what I might be able to do about it any input would be appreciated.