View Full Version : Lightwave V9.6 Modeler constantly crash and cause windows blue screen

04-15-2009, 04:30 PM
I am using lightwave modeler V9.6.
I have set its own folder with its own config file, using the -c flag.
I am using legacy OpenGL in modeler.
Yet when I use lightwave modeler, it cause windows to show that blue screen of death, minutes, sometimes seconds after launching modeler. Depending on what I am doing.
I am using my computer to develope a game, so I use VS2005 and my game make use of the GPU for 3D graphics via directX9.
Neither VS2005 nor my game have caused the computer to produce a blue screen of death, not even once.
I am working on windows XP pro 32 bit, if that helps.
I don't know what else to do.
I thought it might be because of a driver that was installed for the newtek dongle. But I don't know how to check it or any other problem that might cause this.
Do you have any ideas what I can do?
Thank you.

04-16-2009, 12:30 PM
graphics drivers is my first guess.
bad memory is my second.

otherwise you may want to contact newtek tech support.

04-18-2009, 12:43 PM
I have tried all kind of graphics drivers.
From two years ago, to halve a year ago, to the most up to date.
I have run a memtest on my CPU memory, for two hours, there was no error reported.
I swaped emails with Newtek support, they told me to call.
However their phone is constantly busy, and I cannot get in touch with them.
My last hope is to buy a new card, and try replacing my current card, see if that is the problem.
Do you think replacing the NVIDIA card with a new NVIDIA card could help somehow?
The graphics card I was thinking of buying is:
BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT OC 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0

04-18-2009, 12:50 PM
My best guess is your video card.

BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT OC 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0

That would certainly get the job done.

04-18-2009, 01:51 PM
I was thinking of buying a cheaper card:

eVGA GeForce 9600GT KO 512Mb PCIe

Would that do the work as well? No special problem for lightwave with this card?

04-18-2009, 02:03 PM
I can't imagine having problems with that card either.

For instance, I'm using a BFG GeForce 7600GT, 256MB PCI-E. No problems here. IMHO, you can't go wrong (at the moment) with a Nvidia card. They are pretty solid, in my experience.