Xsi is crashing to desktop no error no sounds no warnings nothing just dissapears to the desktop, but it only happens when i do render region, render preview and render file.
Was working previously ,after a driver update and added memory its gone tits up.
Started XSI on my computer loveing it! Was using a lowly radeon 9600 (yes it worked without a single hitch/crash!). Then After an update of my ATI drivers all hell broke loose in XSI though I didnt know immediately as I was too buisy playing WoW for a week or two (goddamn thats an addictive game!) Also durin these two weeks i took my 2x256 ddr ram and replaced with 2x512ddr ram ,Wow running like a dream.
Ok no problems I thought Its either the new memory i installed or my gfx drivers/card actin up.
Swapped the memory with a friends and problem is still there, so now it must be the gfx card/drivers?? Ok rolledback the drivers to previous one`s, xsi still crashed (its an odd crash, no error/beep happens when I do render region/preview or anything with MR just XSI throws a wobbly and dissapears from my desktop).
Ok no problem I thought the card has probally gone defunct under the myst of WoW latenighters :P its well past its cell by date anyways and so I keep trying solution after solution offered by other members of ati cards.
Reinstalled 3-4 driver versions, with and without the catalyst center, no solution.
Used the Fregls that everyone boasts about, no solution.
Used mr omegas drivers in many flavours, no solution.
Ok by now my knuckles are rasped and im raging for a solution to my nightmare.
Alas 90% of the all the posts by ati users end with them saying ive bought xxx nvidia card problem solved. So I give in, spend £140 on a nice 6600gt that will last me my years at uni I hope, im down to my last pennies in my bank acount now and worried sick, but definatley sure ive got xsi workin now!
Alas no, error still occurs. My desk draws are now allmost beatin in now and ive got flatmates with ice bags on the ready for me :P
Ok so im the odd 1% of the community that manages to find a simple bug and make it worse? So I reinstall xsi, not one, not two, But THREE TIMES! by now im doin a voodoo dance around the room.
Ok im short of formating that cant be done, I honestly dont want to spend the next 16 hours infront of my computer, backing up alot of projects and checkin installin only to find that XSI Isnt workin still, I dont wanna go through that.
Any ideas people? Im a poor student and cant afford another copy of windows xp (im a student my room is a mess and my serial went walkabout :P need I say more.)
So what am I to do?
Btw ive installed xsi 4.0, 4.2 and no answer to my problem yet.
2000+ amd athlon (1600)
1gb ddr ram
plenty hd space
NVIDIA geforce 6600gt 128mb