freezing problem in xp, True Vector Engine error

  Ali M 17:12 26 Feb 04


I am currently sorting out a friend's pc which supposedly crashes every 5 minutes! I've patched up all the xp downloads etc. I've ran a burnin test with no problems, then tried to run 3d Mark 2001SE and it freezes after about 30 seconds. Had a look in the Event Viewer application log and there are literally hundreds of errors reported from the True Vector Engine. The PC has ZoneAlarm installed which I think has something to do with it. The error seems to always be that "C:\Windows\Internet Logs\IAMDB.RDB" is corrupt and has been deleted. Any ideas on how to sort the problem.

  hector 911 17:16 26 Feb 04

yeah! "true vector engine" is part of zonealarm.
I would download a new version and reinstall, after removing the old one.

  BarryKeith 17:23 26 Feb 04

Give the Kerio personal firewall a try <click here> I have had it running for a couple of weeks now, and it is comparable to ZoneAlarm and also has one or two extras. It is also being updated quite often, I have checked it on Steve Gibsons Shields-up and leak test <>, and it passes both without problems.
It could be the answer to your friends problems.

  Ali M 19:10 27 Feb 04

I've removed Zonealarm and tried running 3dmark 2001Se again and it's still freezing.

The pc is an

Amd 2600 (333)
256mb pc2700
asus A7V8X-MX mobo
VIA kM400 onboard graphics (set to 64mb shared)
80gb hdd
Win Xp sp1

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