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Crash when starting md5 hash - bigmacked - 11-21-2016

Hey guys, hope all is well.

I'm extremely new to this whole hashing thing, but I find it extremely intriguing nonetheless. I'm assuming this will be an easy fix... hopefully.

I've just gotten everything configured (wordlists, test hash code, file placement, etc.) and when I go to enter "hashcat64 -m 0 -a 0" into command prompt, it will say something along the lines of "creating 16 bit bitmap" or whatnot then it my screen will flash a few times before going completely black. I have to hard restart my laptop to get it to work again....

Any suggestions would be helpful. I figured it had something to do with my graphics drivers so I updated them but to no avail. 


RE: Crash when starting md5 hash - atom - 11-21-2016

It's the drivers for sure. Read this: https://hashcat.net/wiki/doku.php?id=frequently_asked_questions#i_may_have_the_wrong_driver_installed_what_should_i_do and follow it with pedantic accuracy.