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12-02-2003, 12:41 AM
I get a blue screen (Crash) (BAD POOL CALL) when issuing a


with m_saveMode set to my startup screen mode (set before the fullscreen)

in a WM_KILLFOCUS message ? I get it on the latest ATI public driver on the ATI download page. I have a Radeon 9800XT on Win2000 SP4.

12-02-2003, 12:44 AM
To reset the screenmode to the one set before my app changed it, I always use this :

ChangeDisplaySettings(devmode(nil^), 0);
(note : It's Delphi) and I haven't had a single problem on my Radeon9700 (tested with all drivers since Cat3.4).

12-02-2003, 01:26 AM
I'm also having problems resetting the device settings with cat 3.9 (not sure about other versions), but only when switching back from certain resolutions. I don't get a blue screen but the monitor switches off and I need to reset.

12-02-2003, 05:36 AM
It crashes with the same arguments as you use too (Null,0). I use VBOs. Can this be the cause ?

12-02-2003, 06:08 AM
That's strange. I just tested with my own VBO-Example and let it switch to fullscreen (different res than desktop) and at exiting I let it switch back as said above. No probs and no BSOD.

12-02-2003, 07:18 AM
With me the problem is much worse than I thought.

The crash actually happens after a second call to ChangeDisplaySettings, regardless of the parameters.

VBO has nothing to do with it. It happens even if I don't have any kind of vertex array.

If I use a software OGL implementation, the monitor doesn't switch off but I get an access violation inbetween WM_ERASEBKGND and WM_PAINT, and the app terminates.

I tried making the simplest OGL app in the world (clear + swapbuffers) and that has no problems.

I tried another demo (from the net) I had lying around that goes full-screen and that also crashes.

With an NVidia board in the same machine everything works sweet.

I'm getting really sick of resetting my PC. http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

12-02-2003, 07:37 AM
Ok. Then you have simillar behaviour like me. It doesn't matter what kind of arguments I have either.

have you made some kind of ChangeDisplaySettings(m_devMode,CDS_RESET);

with a CDS_RESET as the first command ?

12-02-2003, 08:22 AM
Is this an all-in-wonder card? If so, ATI has a HOTFIX for OpenGL and Catalyst 3.9 drivers. You might want to download it and install, until a fixed version is released.

12-02-2003, 08:30 AM
Not sure what you mean. Do you mean reset before setting a new mode?

Anyway, I give up. I'm really sick of this. I got the SW OGl working by completely destroying the window before the display change and creating a new one after it but there's just nothing I can do to prevent my PC from hanging with the ATI HW OGL.