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  12 December 2003
Maya Crashes .. :(


I just build a new system .. I bought most of the parts online, on

I had a hard time just installing windows, I finally found out one of the memory stick was no good. but still have problems:

AMD Athlon XP 2400+2.0GHz Processor Retail with included cooler

MSI K7N2 Delta-L nForce2 Ultra 400 Athlon(XP)/Duron SktA DDR ATX Motherboard w/ Audio, LAN Retail

I now have one:
Kingston KVR400X64C3/512 512MB DDR400 PC3200

also just bought a Nvidia Quadro 500 FX

My hard drive is a WD 80Go 7200rpm IDE

I'm running Windows 2000 Pro. and Maya 5.0 .

I just got done installing all the softwares 2 days ago.. when I run Maya, it will close Maya after a little bit (less than 10mins) ..
Last night i just left Maya open, after 3mins Maya was closed.
I wasn't burning or playing music, just Maya.

Please help, hope one oy y'all know how to fix this.

I only have 15days to request for a return form.

thank you

  12 December 2003
Get rid of windows 2000. I once installed 2000 to try it out and found that it gave me alot of errors and crashed alot.
I switched to XP and everything ran alot faster.

And make sure u get the service packs.
  12 December 2003
Have you contacted Alias yet? I am sure they could resolve this for you in a very fast amount of time.
  12 December 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Sting3r
Get rid of windows 2000. I once installed 2000 to try it out and found that it gave me alot of errors and crashed alot.
I switched to XP and everything ran alot faster.

Windows 2000 works just fine on nForce boards. That is highly doubtful the source of the problem.

First things that come to mind is I wouldn't have gone for an MSI board. Have had and heard far too many horror stories related to MSI.

First thing I would make sure is that you are not overheating. or have ram problems.

First off, go out and download memtest86 3.0. Test your remaining memory. That might tell you a lot.

Also, download motherboard monitor 5.x It will give you heat stats, and other valuable information.

Both are free downloads, do a google search and you'll find both easily.

Oh, also go to, go to the forums, and do a search on Western Digital drives.

Seems to me I saw something there about WD drives awhile back.
TYAN S2912WG2NR * Dual Opteron 2360 2.5ghz Quad Cores * Quadro FX4600 * 16gb RAM

Last edited by MadMax : 12 December 2003 at 11:08 PM.
  12 December 2003
What Display drivers are you using.....

The certified ones are 45.28

I had a similar problem ...and it was the Display Drivers
  12 December 2003
the display driver I'm using is 44.03, that's the one I had with the card, I will get the 45.28 right now. thanks a lot Matty429.

I thought win2000 is fine too, that's what Alias website says too, so i'll stay with 2000.

thanks MadMax for all these information, I surely will do that tonight.
about the MSI motherboard.. i don't know what to say, if it doesn't work with the driver update i will consider troubleshooting it.

thanks a lot.

  12 December 2003
i just went to the pny website, the latest driver i found was 45.23 for Win2000, so is there really a 45.28 or was it a typo ?


  12 December 2003
Have you contacted Alias yet? You paid a lot for this software and they are willing to help resolve this as a part of that relationship with you!
  12 December 2003
get the drivers from the nVidia site.

and Cg-FX, remmeber not everyone has payed Alias a lot of money. Some people are using the PLE.
  12 December 2003
I have found the response "I am using PLE" to, in gerenal, mean "I am using a cracked version of Maya."

PLE use is not that wide-spread nor do people use it for an extended period of time. The get it, they play with it, they make a decision or learn enough to get going and then they either buy it or pirate it. PLE is too crippled to use beyond GUI and workflow training.

note: This does not necessarily apply to Pascaru who hasn't commented on if he has contacted Alias yet or not and what version of Maya he is using.
  12 December 2003
Well don't make assumptions. I personally used PLE for about 6 months, I know a kid who has been using it for over a year now. If you simply dont have the cash to spare, then you really have no choice unless you want to obtain it illegally. I think the large majority of people would not choose that route.
  12 December 2003
You can get them

  12 December 2003
i guess it's more than a maya or quadro problem .. i updated the drivers and still got problems.. i got 3 different BSOD .. i dont like that.. it occurs about every 7-10mins.. i need to check up my memory and motherboard, it's coming from one of them.
i'm sure the video card and software are fine.

thanks guys

  12 December 2003
When I put my system together I had crashes too, the solution was not update drivers, I had to update my bios, my audigy 2 card kept crashing my system till I did that. So have a look at the manuals that came with your components, more than likely if there are problems with bios being out of date it will be mentioned.
  12 December 2003
thanks nobrain

sorry guys, i thought my problem involved either maya or my video card, i guess it's only my hardware problems..

i changed the RAM and still BSOD .. next step is to change the motherboard.

nobrain, what if it doesn't say anything about bios beein out of date?

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