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Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

Q: Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

Windows will crash to BSOD after about 10-15 minutes of playing a game, listening to music, or watching video. This started happening about a month ago. Up until then everything was fine. I though I found some people with the same problem when I search on Google, but updating their BIOS fixed their problem, it didn't fix mine.

I have updated all of the drivers I could think of and flashed my BIOS to the newest version on the ECS website (I have an ECS KA3 MVP motherboard). This didn't fix the problem. I also made sure I downloaded the Vista driver from Nvidia for my graphics card. I have also run a Memtest and had not errors, and I ran a video card stability test and everything was fine (didnít even crash). I checked all of the temperatures on the restart and they are all in normal operating range. Here is what the BSOD says everytime.

Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***Stop: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x81F215B2)
***ndis.sys - address 81F215B2 base at 81EFC000, Datestamp 454962FD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 00000008
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81F215B2
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Here is the info from my latest crash dump fileÖ
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.7.0005.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini071907-08.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
****************************************************************************
Executable search path is:
*********************************************************************
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
*********************************************************************
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Windows Vista Kernel Version 6000 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Kernel base = 0x82000000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82111db0
Debug session time: Thu Jul 19 19:58:11.508 2007 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:16:32.175
*********************************************************************
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
*********************************************************************
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Loading Kernel Symbols
......................................
Loading User Symbols
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ndis.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ndis.sys
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {8, 2, 1, 81f215b2}

***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.

*************************************************************************
*** ***
*** ***
*** Your debugger is not using the correct symbols ***
*** ***
*** In order for this command to work properly, your symbol path ***
*** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
*** ***
*** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
*** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
*** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
*** work. ***
*** ***
*** Type referenced: nt!_KPRCB ***
*** ***
*************************************************************************
Probably caused by : ndis.sys ( ndis+255b2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.7.0005.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini071907-08.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
****************************************************************************
Executable search path is:
*********************************************************************
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
*********************************************************************
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Windows Vista Kernel Version 6000 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Kernel base = 0x82000000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82111db0
Debug session time: Thu Jul 19 19:58:11.508 2007 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:16:32.175
*********************************************************************
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
*********************************************************************
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Loading Kernel Symbols
......................................
Loading User Symbols
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ndis.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ndis.sys
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {8, 2, 1, 81f215b2}

***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.

*************************************************************************
*** ***
*** ***
*** Your debugger is not using the correct symbols ***
*** ***
*** In order for this command to work properly, your symbol path ***
*** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
*** ***
*** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
*** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
*** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
*** work. ***
*** ***
*** Type referenced: nt!_KPRCB ***
*** ***
*************************************************************************
Probably caused by : ndis.sys ( ndis+255b2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000008, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 81f215b2, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
------------------

***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.

*************************************************************************
*** ***
*** ***
*** Your debugger is not using the correct symbols ***
*** ***
*** In order for this command to work properly, your symbol path ***
*** must point to .pdb files that have full type information. ***
*** ***
*** Certain .pdb files (such as the public OS symbols) do not ***
*** contain the required information. Contact the group that ***
*** provided you with these symbols if you need this command to ***
*** work. ***
*** ***
*** Type referenced: nt!_KPRCB ***
*** ***
*************************************************************************

MODULE_NAME: ndis

FAULTING_MODULE: 82000000 nt

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4549b2fd

WRITE_ADDRESS: unable to get nt!MmSpecialPoolStart
unable to get nt!MmSpecialPoolEnd
unable to get nt!MmPoolCodeStart
unable to get nt!MmPoolCodeEnd
00000008

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

FAULTING_IP:
ndis+255b2
81f215b2 ?? ???

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 8

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WRONG_SYMBOLS

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 81f215b2 to 8208fc44

STACK_TEXT:
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
82857f00 81f215b2 badb0d00 87481c10 00000008 nt+0x8fc44
82857f7c 81fc4920 87c50c88 82857f9c 82857fac ndis+0x255b2
82857fa0 81fc341e 8747fc58 00000000 00000001 ndis+0xc8920
82857fd4 81fc35c8 870b6488 87c50c88 00000001 ndis+0xc741e
82857ff4 8dc10d7c 870b6488 87c50c88 00000001 ndis+0xc75c8
82858018 8dc11927 8726d000 00000000 00000000 0x8dc10d7c
8285803c 81fc3521 8726d000 00000000 00000000 0x8dc11927
82858064 81f25aa4 870b6488 87c50c88 00000000 ndis+0xc7521
828580a4 81f259d0 870b6488 00858108 00000001 ndis+0x29aa4
828580e0 81fc49fd 8747fc58 82858108 00000001 ndis+0x299d0
828580fc 81fc772b 8747fc58 87481c10 828581e8 ndis+0xc89fd
8285810c 8e586982 828581d4 8747fc58 87481c10 ndis+0xcb72b
828581e8 81fc688d 874ea000 8615ec88 00000082 0x8e586982
82858214 81fc6732 82858234 82858234 00000000 ndis+0xca88d
8285827c 81effae4 872130e8 85bc6b88 00000000 ndis+0xca732
8285829c 81effb98 85bc6b88 85bc6b88 00000000 ndis+0x3ae4
828582b4 8e407e20 87c0c0d0 85bc6b88 00000000 ndis+0x3b98
82858330 81effb76 87c46cf8 85bc6b88 00000000 0x8e407e20
8285834c 81fc364a 85bc6b88 85bc6b88 00000000 ndis+0x3b76
82858370 8f6b9453 87c34008 85bc6b88 00000000 ndis+0xc764a
82858408 8f6b7935 87c31a98 00000000 8285858c 0x8f6b9453
82858448 8f6b8f6a 8f7029c8 00000000 00000000 0x8f6b7935
82858480 8f6b8601 8f7029c8 8285858c 8f7029c8 0x8f6b8f6a
82858518 8f6b7e01 0085858c 828586c8 85eb2850 0x8f6b8601
82858670 8f6ba2ea 00000000 00000007 8f7029c8 0x8f6b7e01
82858690 8f6895d2 87beb0a0 828586a8 87beb0a0 0x8f6ba2ea
82858718 8f68952e 87beb0a0 82858800 85ce6740 0x8f6895d2
82858768 8f6bb21b 87beb0a0 00000001 82858800 0x8f68952e
82858854 8f6ae41e 88255020 00000002 00000632 0x8f6bb21b
82858880 8f6ba5d7 00000001 00000000 82858964 0x8f6ae41e
828588b0 8f6bf3e4 87beb9d0 87be7808 87be7810 0x8f6ba5d7
828588cc 8f6bf60b 87beb9d0 87be7808 82858908 0x8f6bf3e4
828588dc 8f6b1124 828588f0 c000023e 00000000 0x8f6bf60b
82858908 8f6b0ef4 8f702bac 82858964 c000023e 0x8f6b1124
82858928 8f6b0e23 8f7029c8 00000006 82858964 0x8f6b0ef4
8285897c 8f6ac4de 8f7029c8 00000006 00000000 0x8f6b0e23
82858a0c 8f6b074a 87c36df0 00000000 870b6401 0x8f6ac4de
82858a88 8f6b0063 87c31a98 87c4fc28 00000000 0x8f6b074a
82858ab0 81fc30b0 87c31a98 87c4fc28 00000000 0x8f6b0063
82858ae4 81fb58a2 00c34008 87c4fc28 00000000 ndis+0xc70b0
82858b0c 81fb5819 00000000 82027c97 872130e8 ndis+0xb98a2
82858c88 81f17fc6 872130e8 00000000 00000000 ndis+0xb9819
82858cc4 81f17df3 858cf400 82868120 82858d40 ndis+0x1bfc6
82858ce8 820a93ae 8613a618 00000000 a9a3796d ndis+0x1bdf3
82858d50 820912ae 00000000 0000000e 00000000 nt+0xa93ae
82858d54 00000000 0000000e 00000000 00000000 nt+0x912ae
STACK_COMMAND: kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
ndis+255b2
81f215b2 ?? ???

SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 1

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

IMAGE_NAME: ndis.sys

SYMBOL_NAME: ndis+255b2

BUCKET_ID: WRONG_SYMBOLS

Followup: MachineOwner
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Any ideas? Iím not sure what to try next. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista crashes to BSOD when playing music/games/video

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Hello,

I hope someone here is able to help. Basically I bought this computer in about January and for the first 3 months it was amazing (iBuypower from tigerdirect). After that it just started randomly crashing during World of Warcraft and then it started crashing more frequently with every game. The first time it crashed, I thought it was my new keyboard (Razer Lycosa) but then I re-installed Windows 7 two more times and it still crashed even with a different keyboard. I'm extremely frustrated and I've tried just about everything to my knowledge so I would appreciate it greatly if someone knew what the problem was and could help me out.

Here is my computer information:

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
64-Bit
Windows 7 Home Premium
OEM Version
8 Months
2 Days, Reinstalled 2 Times
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
XFX Radeon 5570 1GB
?
650W

Thanks a lot. If there is any more information required please let me know.

A:BSOD - Windows Crashes from Playing Video Games

There are no memory dump files in the uploaded reports. Please do the following:

Quote:




Please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend Windows Live SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): http://www.carrona.org/setmini.html




There is one STOP 0xA error listed in the MSINFO32 report. While waiting for further BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these directions:

Quote:




Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Creat... Read more

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Hello, I've been having random BSOD crashes with weird distorted text I can't make out on the screen while playing a video game called For Honor.
 
It seems to be happening at random, mostly after playing the game for a while the PC completely freezes and the BSOD error appears.
 
I also monitored the temperatures of my HDD, GPU and CPU while playing the game, alt tabbing.
 
The cpu seemed to always stay around 40-50C, the GPU would range from 50 up to 70 maximum, the HDD seemed to be running fine at around 27-29C most of the time.
 
Help would be greatly appreciated
 
 
 
 
Here is the speccy link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/4WTAaTXfOgfncy4RdQbCPX8
 
Thanks.

A:Random BSOD crashes with distorted text/no error code while playing video games.

It looks like only 5 of the 6 CPU cores are working.

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I've installed the latest driver 4 my gfx card (integrated) , I've scanned with kaspersky, panda, avg, ad-aware and windows defender and I've cleaned up my registry and disk with Ccleaner.

I've got 223 MB RAM, which seems to get eaten up as fast as heck during start-up and afterwards, so I downloaded XP FreeRAM Pro or w/e. It got 4 stars on download.com and IMO it works well. Computer temps are within safe levels (40 -55c max) and it makes no distinct sounds when frozen. When it freezes, the screen stays still and sound turns off. Basic functions like turning on the CAPS lock light are working. I've got my PC tuned up for fast performance, no desktop BG, no window effects (it looks like windows 98) only 4 desktop icons (including the mystring thing). I only got ZoneAlarm firewall, AVG and FreeRam on my taskbar. Still slow, sometimes. I dunno what else to do.

I'm running on an AMD Duron, with VIA motherboard (with S3 Unichrome integrated gfx)
and VIA AC97 audio controller (which i haven't found an update for).

Any suggestions? Thx in advance.

Oh, and it freezes on low-end games. Pharaoh only needs 32 MB RAM and I can't run it w/o freezing it's maddening.
 

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Hello there!
First I must say I'm not really sure if this is an actual hardware issue. I had my (Win 10) computer for approx. 1.5 year and I didn't have this problem until recently. When I play music I get this static noise glitches, in case of video the glitches of audio track and video track are in sync. It can range from barely noticeable glitch to around 1-2 second glitches (the ones after which you'd expect to get bluescreen, I never do).
While I could get use to this, the glitches make my computer almost unusable for VR gaming (Vive). As you can imagine it could be motion sickness inducing experience if the video jitters and skips frames every other second not following actual movements of your body. The issue seems to be more severe for VR than regular gaming. It also takes ages to load VR games for some reason (compared to regular games).

The reason why I think this might be hardware issue, more specifically issue with electricity wiring in my apartment is that the fridge situated in the same room as computer stopped working approx. month after I started to have the issue with my PC.

I'd appreciate any suggestions!
 

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

Rather than post a ZIP file of items, we usually just post screen shots. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

A:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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So lately,
I've had a problem with video games. They would freeze and only way to turn of my computer is through the power cable or power switch on back of desktop. After that if i try to turn on my computer it would freeze at random moments without letting me even get the my screen (this, what im doin now) and i need to let it "cool off" for hours before it lets me go back, no this is not a heat issue my heat is no higher than 43degrees most of time blow 40. here are specs from TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12269 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 561901 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V LX
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.0, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Computer Freezes when playing video games and loops last seconds of music

come on guyz i need ur help
 

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Once or twice a day, I get a BSOD. I've tried updating my drivers to no avail. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

A:BSOD while playing games or listening to music

Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffffa0008aa8f88, 2, 1, fffff880053a2b3d}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::UnreferenceDmaBuffer+7d )

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Update your ATI/AMD display driver.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.


During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

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It doesn't happen often but sometimes it freezes for a second while loading a certain game which works fine on another day and gives BSOD. Sometimes it happens after I've loaded the game and am in the moment of playing. My hardware is more than enough for the games I run and I even run them on low-mid even though I can manage high settings. The games I usually run are CS:GO, League of Legends and Modern Warfare 3 [rarely play; received 1 BSOD while loading it]

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

A:BSOD playing video games / loading video games [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT]

Hi miqballin.

Code:
...............
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1A, {41201, fffff6800001aca8, 8080000019905825, fffffa8003e5ded0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+136f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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According to Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

So what you are to do here is

► Enable Driver Verifier.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

► Test the RAM modules.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run it for at least eight passes. Preferably overnight.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.

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Randomly, when I am playing a video game on my computer, generally ones with higher quality graphics, my computer will freeze or the monitor will go into a sleep-like state, even though it is set not to do so. When it freezes it will usually, after 20 secs or so, goto the desktop and have an error about VPU Recover and something with an error report. When the monitor goes into a sleeplike state I have to restart my computer.

My system specs are
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
512 MB RAM
ATi Radeon 9600 Pro

I am using WinXP Pro.

Anyone have any clue whats going on and how to fix it? Thanks!
 

A:Crashes/Freezes when playing video games

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Hello and thanks in advance. You guys have helped me before. I hope I'm posting in the right place. Recently, my computer started to crash while playing video games. I built this computer several years ago, and it's been working great for most of that time (minus the memory issue that you guys helped me with before). Occasionally, it would crash when we used it to run Plex, watching the movies on the Roku 3 player. However, it didn't happen often.
 
Last month, I started playing Farcry 4, and that's when I really stared to have problems. About halfway through the game, it started to freeze randomly and send me back to the desktop (usually the desktop would be frozen up as well), but I could hit Cntrl + Alt + Del to shut down the unresponsive game. Toward the end of the game this started to happen more and more frequently, but sometimes I could continue to play for long periods of time with no problem. I thought it was that particular game. I have others, and didn't experience problems with them, but I haven't played the others much recently. I actually finished the game somehow, and was happy to delete it.
 
Next, I installed Max Payne 3, but I was having the same issue with that one. In fact, I could barely play for a minute or two without a crash. Only this time, my monitor is saying that it's lost HDMI signal, and the computer freezes up to the point that I have to hold down the power button to turn it off. I deleted that game, and tried one that had worked fine ... Read more

A:PC Crashes When Playing Video Games and Using Plex

Hello there, 
 
Perhaps the problem comes from your desktop casing/fans setup itself? Maybe they overheat and that causes the machine to freeze/crash? Or the card is not good enough for your heavy games and needs to be upgraded.
 
Hope this helps! 

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Here are my computer specs:
- CPU: AMD Phenom x4 9750
-Ram: 8 GB
-Hard drive: 750 GB
-Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9100 integrated graphics.
- PSU: 250 watt

I play video games fine on my computer, usually around 30 FPS. But sometimes, my FPS will drop to around 2 FPS, and stay like that for about 2 minutes, then return to normal. During this, my computer runs very slow. Does anyone know why it's doing this? (This just started recently. I've had my computer for about a year.)
 

A:Sudden crashes when playing video games

Totally wrong power supply for the equipment listed...
Have you tried just trading out the power supply for one with over 500 watts and good connectors, for a short test?

Depending on the brand and model of the 750 GB hdd, that could be contributing to the problem...

The CPU and the graphics card will also have peformance sufferance with that power supply

When you replace it, get a first class, decent one... from the many posts here on techspot... There are about 10 brands that are good and 80 that are bad.
 

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So basically my computer has been crashing for about two weeks now. I have just switched from Ultimate 32-bit to 64-bit and they were both clean installs. I was thinking about buying a registry cleaner but i guess ill come to the pros first

A:BSOD while watching videos, playing games or music

Hello Vlandor.

Since you are having problems when running something I have to ask you how old the hardware is. I had a similar problem my self not too lobg ago and it ended turning out to be the harddrive that was faulting.

My recommendation would be to run some benchmarking programs to see if you might get some kind of clues that way. Maybe you can find a bench mark that crashes your computer almost instantly compared to the other programs. I would recommend starting of with Prime95 for CPU stress testing and 3DMark for stress testing of your GPU. Please come back and tell us the results when you are done with the two.

Also i have to ask if you did any changes to the computer before these problems started to accur. Also a registry cleaner will not help you if you have tried a clean install of windows.

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I've installed a new GPU, an asus radeon hd 7870 and BSOD started to happen.

A:BSOD playing games, listening to music - still trying to understand

Hello Luidig, it is caused by the display driver.

Code:
fffff880`0a6cc2a8 fffff880`04cf1821Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x3c821
============================
lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`048c5000 fffff880`0493b000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Aug 16 06:43:06 2012 (502C4922)
CheckSum: 00079744
ImageSize: 00076000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

Let us know the results.

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I cannot figure this out. I have done several fresh installs. Made sure everything is seated properly. Any help? I keep getting a BSOD while doing simple things on the internet. Such as flash games or youtube or even just playing Spider Solitare. But I can play BF3 or Black ops 2 for several hours with no problem.

A:BSOD while playing flash games or listening to music on youtube

Tried switching memory slots. ran memtest86 0 errors. I can run bf3 for hours upon hours with no issues moment i do simple things it crashes not understanding this at all!!!

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it becomes more frequent and severe,can somebody look at the dmp files,whocrashed says it's not hardware problem
it's something about memory it says
Attachment 270614

A:BSOD while browsing web playing games/videos/youtube/music

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %

Code:
dtsoftbus01.sys Fri Jan 13 19:45:46 2012 (4F10358A)
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Security Software

Right now I cannot see any security software installed on your system, did you have any? removed it for some reason? Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free



   Information
Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.


Update and make full scans with both separately.


Start up

Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup P... Read more

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Hi there, I'm not sure what this means when this happens but I've been investigating and doing what I can on my side to try and fix this.

My Story: I started college with a dell XPS laptop and that thing was just hell, 7 times parts had to be replaced and repaired. So, I tried to get a desktop, like I had when I was kid. This is a used computer from a person I know is honest. It is just unfortunate that problems have occured a week after I've gotten it.

The problem: I was excited about getting this computer and I decided to run some high end games on it at its max to see what it could do. They all ran like a champ. FPS in 100s, not a bit of slow down or overheating. This worked okay for a few days.

Two days ago, I noticed that the computer would not boot with video going to the monitor. The light would stay orange when it was on. I fiddled with the video card inside, took it out and resetted it and it worked fine. However, I started getting the problem when running any kind of game, where the video would freeze for 5 seconds, and then reboot.

What I've tried: I've monitored the temperatures and they are fine, I don't know how to go into a diagnostic tool that will test to see if everything works. Dell had a thing where you'd press F12 at start up and it'd take you to something, but this is a gateway.
I've done a system restore and an update of drivers for the video card and motherboard and now it will only freeze and... Read more

A:Lose video to monitor + crashes/reboots while playing games

As far as your problems with crashing while playing high end games, it could be overheating because your fan sinc can't keep the CPU cool, download and run "speedfan" and while you're running the games minimise and check the tempuratures. With the screen not working, try another monitor to see if its your graphics and if it works then its your monitor that is dieing
 

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Hi there, I'm not sure what this means when this happens but I've been investigating and doing what I can on my side to try and fix this.

My Story: I started college with a dell XPS laptop and that thing was just hell, 7 times parts had to be replaced and repaired. So, I tried to get a desktop, like I had when I was kid. This is a used computer from a person I know is honest. It is just unfortunate that problems have occured a week after I've gotten it.

The problem: I was excited about getting this computer and I decided to run some high end games on it at its max to see what it could do. They all ran like a champ. FPS in 100s, not a bit of slow down or overheating. This worked okay for a few days.

Two days ago, I noticed that the computer would not boot with video going to the monitor. The light would stay orange when it was on. I fiddled with the video card inside, took it out and resetted it and it worked fine. However, I started getting the problem when running any kind of game, where the video would freeze for 5 seconds, and then reboot.

What I've tried: I've monitored the temperatures and they are fine, I don't know how to go into a diagnostic tool that will test to see if everything works. Dell had a thing where you'd press F12 at start up and it'd take you to something, but this is a gateway.
I've done a system restore and an update of drivers for the video card and motherboard and now it will only freeze and sometimes lose video.

Here is a list of t... Read more

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Hello,

for a while now my computer has been playing up whenever i play games and i guess the load on it increases. Sometimes i get blue screens with an error message of irql not less or equal, sometimes its KMODE exception not handled or other times the screen goes solid red and the audio buzzes away

i ran prime95 torture test and saw the cpu temp increase to 80c quickly so i stopped without it crashing. i have looked at hw monitor and usually see the idle cpu and gpu temps usually around 50c.

its worth noting i currently have a fan out as the psu i bought does not have enough sockets but the issues predate the changing of the PSU (I will be replacing the psu soon)

zip and rar attached. hopefully those are the files you need

here some info you may need

currenlty running Windows 10
x64
Windows 7 previously
i installed windows 10
Hardware has been replaced along the way but the oldest components (the CPU, motherboard and fans) are prob about 6 or 7 years now
Windows 10 installed 3 months ago
I havent reinstalled 10 at all. The BSOD were happening before i upgraded to 10.

AMD Phenom 2 x6 1090t black edition
Just put in a sapphire nitro radeon r9 380 4gb. the BSOD also happened with the old graphics card
i believe the motherboard is asus m4a87td usb3 or at least thats what is displays when i turn the power on.
i also just put this PSU in; some ACE (rubbish) brand at 750w

I have a desktop pc

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A:BSOD and crashes playing games

attachments

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System:
AMD x2 5600+ AM2
ABIT AN52 motherboard
Maxtor 300gb hard drive(sata)
2BG OCZ ram
Nvidia 8800GTS 512mb

I've just built this system for my brother and I can't figure out why it's doing this. I'm also new to vista making this even more of a headache. It orginally had a 8800gt which after searching my brother thought could have been the problem, the store didn't have another 8800gt for exhange so he bought the 8800gts which unfortuntly we still have the problem. I have ran the memeory diagnostics tool and it came back with no problems.

It will crash in under 5 minutes of game play during company of heros.
It will take 50-120 minutes while playing COD4 multiplayer and AOE3
I believe there are no problems with world of warcraft.
That is what he has told me while playing games things like using the internet doesn't see to be a problem. Those four games are the only current game installed. McAfee Secuirity center and virus protection are also installed. The latest nivida driver are installed I have also tried the hotfix for the MS site as well with no luck.


I have attached the data log from event viewer from the last crash

A:BSOD/crashes while playing games

i am having a similar problem to you except i have a GTX 260. i can play some games for 10 min or so then bam BSOD that reads 0x0000008E

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it happen when playing games and it does not happen right away it happen at random time
? OS - Windows 10 - Desktop
? x64 ?
? custom Built PC
? the OS full retail version
? 1 year and half
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know)
? a year

? Intel Core I7 3770k
? Geforce GTX 670
? Asus p8z77-v lk
? Corsair - CX600M

A:BSOD and crashes playing games

also here is widows crash file

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Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with my computer.

Whenever I try to play computer games (such as Doom, Duke Nukem, World of Warcraft, etc.) it crashes, sometimes 5 minutes in, sometimes 20 minutes in.

When it crashes it will sometimes say something about "Win32x.sys" and sometimes (more often) "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time", and also down the bottom has some STOP thing followed by a whole bunch of numbers.

I don't know much about computers, so I'm not sure what to do, and I'm not sure what my computer specks are, and i'm not quite sure how to get them, so if you need them you'll have to tell me how to find them.
 

A:Solved: Random Vista Crashes when playing PC Games

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SPECS:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz
GPU: Sapphire ATi 4670 1gb DDR3
RAM: 4GB total (2x2gb)
MOBO: MSI G41M4-F

everytime i try and play certain games, my screen turns a certain color, and the audio that was playing at the time seems to loop repeatedly. i have never overclocked anything so everything is at stock clocks.

games it crashes while playing:

vindictus
counter strike source
arma2
arma2 operation arrowhead
gmod

can anyone help me figure out whats wrong?
 

A:My computer crashes while playing video games (solid color, looping noise)

This is caused by a dying video card or a corrupt video card driver. Try going to AMD's support website and download and install the latest driver for your version of Windows. Pay attention to whether you have a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows
 

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Hey guys at Windows 7 Help Forums,
For the past several months I have been having huge issues while playing games.
The issues seem to differ from game to game, however Dark souls 2 and occasionally Dota 2 will sometimes cause a BSOD. Sometimes instead of BSOD games will simply crash to desktop without warning or error messages. This happens anytime I want to play GTA 4, Dota 2 any bioshock titles and many other games. a large majority of my video games have become simply unplayable. From what I can tell all my drivers are up to date and my computer is free from malware.
My specs are pretty good and nothing appears to be overheating.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

CPU - intel i5 quad core
Ram - 8gb
GPU - Geforce GTX 670
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK

Kindest regards,
Blaise Parnell

A:BSOD and crashes to desktop playing certain games

Hi Blaise Parnell.

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup tool before you upload another zip.

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Hello there,

About 2 weeks ago, i've had a company building this new gaming PC for me.. But i've had quite a few issues with it thus far while playing games.
My first BSOD's i had while playing The witcher 3, it just randomly crashed with a fast loop sound.
I restarted my PC, and tried to get into the game again immediatly after (taking it as it's a new build, so i might had missed out on some windows updates etcetera) but instead, my pc crashed as soon as i got into the main menu of the game. (didn't even get to play). Besides The witcher 3, any of my other games have been working fine. Until last night, when i wanted to start up The Crew and it crashed with a BSOD pretty much immediatly.. I restarted and went out to check what was causing the issue..
i've got 4 files in my mini dump folder which are all caused by: ntoskrnl.exe (+748c0 is the adress on all 4)

Specs:
OS:Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
CPU: Intel core i5 4690 3.5GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 800MHz

I've attached a file made with dm log collector, for you guys to see the logs. The program zipped everything into a file, so i just uploaded the whole zip file (not sure if that's right or not)..
If anything, please just let me know if you need any more information!

A:Crashes, BSoD's,.. While playing games! Help requested.

Meanwhile, i figured that my issues may or may not have something to do with games running off Steam. As i just played Planetside 2 and hearthstone for quite a while, and no crashes happened. However as soon as i tried to run Rocket League nor The crew, it crashed.. may try with Gta V but i don't really want it to crash again.. So any tips yet?

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My laptop is about 2 months old now and when ever I play games I usually get a BSOD crash within half to an hour every time. I personally have no clue how to fix these problems or read a dumb file correctly.

I have added an attachment with my latest crash logs any help would be much appreciated.

I used option 2 tool as well for bsod

A:BSOD crashes MSI GT70 mainly while playing games

Only 15 Windows updates installed ensure that you have ALL Windows Updates. Most Windows 8.1 system have around 55 or moreupdates on average). Please also install the windows 8.1 update 1. Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update also include security and performance updates, and they must be installed for your PC to receive any future security updates for Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1.

The following devices have problems.

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Device><![CDATA[Virtual Bluetooth Support (Include Audio)]]></Device>
<PNP_Device_ID><![CDATA[BTHENUM\{CBECAB40-A2C8-4AB3-ADC1-DE0FE95D8600}_LOCALMFG&0000\8&D514EBC&0&000000000000_00000000]]></PNP_Device_ID>
<Error_Code><![CDATA[This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.]]>

<Device><![CDATA[Bluetooth LWFLT Device]]></Device>
<PNP_Device_ID><![CDATA[BTHENUM\{DD533152-01F4-435C-ABFE-984BC21A2A65}_LOCALMFG&0000\8&D514EBC&0&000000000000_00000000]]></PNP_Device_ID>
<Error_Code><![CDATA[This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.]

<Device><![CDATA[Bluetooth Audio Device]]></Device>
<PNP_Device_ID><![CDATA[BTHENUM\{61118058-486C-4BB0-B4B8-ACE4DCADEC44}_LOCALMFG&0000\8&D514EBC&0&000000000000_00000000]]></PNP_Device_ID>
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Okay, heres the problem, until a few days ago, i never had any BSOD on my system when i was running games in particular skyrim, however, until a few days ago, i had random BSOD crashes on my system, and it is bugging the hell out of me... Can someone help?

Here is my attached dmp files... Hopefully someone can help out..

Attachment 248147

A:BSOD... Frequent crashes when playing games...

Well to start all of the dumps point to this
1. MijXfilt.sys - MotioninJoy simulate Xbox 360 controller (virtual Xinput device) = i suggest uninstalling motionjoy, and restarting to see if issues further continue.
If issues no longer occur, then i suggest using a new software to run your xbox controller with.
If they do occur, make sure motionjoy is uninstalled and report back with new dumps.

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Alright, basically whenever I play a game I have some type of problem. I usually play Starcraft 2 and it's fine, but occasionally I'll get a BSOD or my display driver will stop working. When I'm not attempting to stream my games to twitch.tv this is pretty rare, but it still happens occasionally. Whenever I run xsplit and dxtory combined with starcraft 2 and stream, I get crashes constantly. My GPU doesn't ever really go above 53c, so I don't think that's what's causing it, but I could be wrong. My display driver stopping happens with most games that are pretty intense on the computer, but, like I said, my temps don't usually get too high. I'd love to solve whatever is causing me these problems. My computer specs are as follows:

Processor: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
RAM: Patriot Viper DDR2 2GB Ram (2 sticks, so 4 GB)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6850
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (installed for a good while, over a year or so I think)

Hardware is fairly new, a year and a half or so old.

The zip with the files you require is attached.

I would really appreciate your help.

A:Random BSOD and other crashes while playing games

I am afraid the mpost recent crash uploaded was from December 2011 and related to your Rt86win7.sys. I have no idea what is causing them now without the most current DMP files.

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First and foremost please bear with me and my poor technical skills. I recently bought this pc for the sheer necessity of one. I use it mostly for surfing, video streaming, light online gaming.

At first I encounter the BSOD while playing League of Legends with medium settings. I get these:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL
WHEA_somthing I really forgot to write it down sorry

(Chronological narration)

It only occurred first if and only if I was playing LoL, so I thought it was a compatibilty prob so I just quit LoL. But when I played this game Dragon Nest it too BSOD's or just plain PC crash. So I thought ok I cant play these 2 games. BUT when it happened too in Dota2, I think that's too much of a coincidence. Now my PC just random crashes and I really dont know why. Please help me. Maybe I can learn.

PC specs:
Core i3-3240
Geforce GT420
4g ram
Windows 8 64bit

To the people who want to help me, if I didnt post necessary data just please tell me.

I used Brinks option 2 of posting instruction. Thanks so much

A:BSOD at first playing games. Then random crashes

Is there a reason why you haven't installed Win8.1 yet? I ask to see if there were problems with it.

Only 119 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 160 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions).





Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link: Disk-Tools.com
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help



Please uninstall Razer GameBooster as it has been known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.

Out of 6 memory dumps there were 5 different BSOD error codes. The differing error codes are usually symptomatic of a lower level problem within the system. They are usually caused by one of these things:
- borked (broken) hardware (several different procedures used to isolate the problem device)
- BIOS issues (check for updates at the motherboard manufacturer's website)
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My specs : (Everything is new and hardly a month old)
AMD FX 6300 cpu six cores

8 gb RAM
Nvidia GTX 750 ti 2 GB OC edition
Cooler master CM force 500 cabinet
PSU : Cooler Master 350w.
I am getting constant BSODs (some times random crashes with a program stopped working message) while playing NFS Rivals, Batman Arkham Origins, FIFA 14.. The games work fine on my other PC (core i5) so it is not the issue with games installed.
I had windows 7 ultimate edition first. When I started getting BSODs I changed the OS to windows 8.0 pro edition.
I tried changing RAM, diagonised HDD without any issues, reinstalled windows 8.0 pro (had windows 7 earlier which showed samw errors), uninstalled antivirus (BSOD appear with and without AV). Updating Nvidia drivers did not help either.

I even tried playing games on a clean windows install before installing any other applications.
I am considering swapping my Nvidia card with ATI Raedon, not sure it will work.
 

A:BSOD/random crashes while playing games

That 350 watt power supply may be too weak for your installed hardware, especially the video card...
 

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i recently bought this desktop off of ebay everything worked fine for like a week.
at first i would get BSOD only while playing games like league of legends, sometimes it'd happen every 10 mins others it wouldnt happen all day. and it usually would say something like IRQL not less or equal there were quite a few tho and the BS wouldnt stay up but more then 2seconds so kinda hard to get all it said.
but now my compputer is just straight up freezing and i dont even get BS. it just freezes and stays there unable to do anything.

heres system info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-PC
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model TF7150U-M7
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, 2664 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 8/28/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name user-PC\user
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.16 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.14 GB
Page File Space 3.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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A:BSOD while playing games like WOW and LoL now just random crashes

If it was shipped to you, first thing I would do is open it up and make sure all the parts are properly seated. All kinds of things could have come loose during shipment. Video card could be sideways in it's slot. Ram chips partially unseated. The heatsink may have even poped off partially and your CPU could be overheating and locking up.

It happens quite often on computers that get shipped around...

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I am running a Alienware Aurora
Window 7 64 bit
i7 with 6g ram
I have tried whocrashed with no luck or finger pointing.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF8000328F7A0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\092111-16395-01.dmp
C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-52248057-0.sysdata.xml
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C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

A:BSOD when playing music or watching video any ideas would help

Try another player - e.g. VLC Download VLC Media Player 1.1.11 - FileHippo.com That would narrow it down to whether it is a player problem or a system problem.

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This is happening with many games. I recently got a new graphics card and I am worried that it is broken some how. Because I will be gaming and then my monitor will go to no signal, like the DVI has been removed. But it also seems the whole system crashes because I lose sound and my VoIP server. Pulling the DVI in and out does nothing and I have to force shutdown.

Here are my specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz | GPU: Radeon HD 7970 Vortex 2| Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX | RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I used the SF Diagnostic tool. The first 3 minidumps are from older BSOD's though. And I think the forth is too, possibly.

A:System crashes while playing games. Possible BSOD, but no display?

Uninstall Zone alarm.

Code:
fffff880`0635fb68 fffff880`02ca2518Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vsdatant.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vsdatant.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vsdatant.sys
vsdatant+0x68518
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Update display driver to the latest.
Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7
Let us know the results.

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Speccy Snapshot Link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/CyQNs1YaOUG3PpfXfAiePEP
 
Not sure if I am required to provide any additional information at this point but I'll try my best to explain the situation.
Over the last couple years I have been experiencing various different types of PC crashes and freezes while playing certain games. Restoring, factory resetting, and upgrading hardware have not made a noticeable difference. The errors have included hard crashes where the computer immediately restarts itself, BSOD with various different error codes, complete freezes where the screen locks and does nothing without a manual pc reset, and other times the game itself will crash and ill just have to restart the game. This definitely seems to happen more with more graphically or memory demanding games such as PUBG, Wolfenstein (both New Order and New Colossus), The Witcher 3, etc. But it has happened before on less intensive game such as World of Warcraft, just certainly less often. But this has been a very irritating issue to deal with and I would greatly appreciate any help I can get to resolve it. I am personally out of idea on what to do other than completely building a new PC.
Thank you all. I will provide any and all information requested to assist in diagnosing.

A:Computer Crashes, Freezes, BSOD while playing certain games

Which hardware remains from the original build?Which hardware remains from the first time it started crashing? Your UEFI/BIOS (version 1605) dates from 2012.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and the outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.You have 3 hard drives.  What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?The purpose of this question is to get you to evaluate your PSU.- PSU's tend to get less efficient with age- adding components over time may decrease the ability of the... Read more

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Hi all

Am currently loving playing GTA4: Episodes from Liberty City. The game runs and loads well (offline/single player), but crashes frequently during gameplay at seemingly random times. Included with my siryandi.zip system information file is a report of one of the crashes.


I've had no luck on steam forums or elsewhere, and just can't seem to fix it myself.

Got the legit copy of GTAIV + EFLC from steam. All game files integrity verified to be correct.

Not an overheating issue, case is cool. I prefer to opt for FPS over maxxing out

Gigabyte Technology: GA-MA790X-UD4
AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor, 3206 Mhz, 3 Core(s) (Oc'd from 2.8Ghz with custom cooling)
ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB
4GB DDR2

Computer build is around 4 years old now (except graphics card - bought 2 years ago)

All drivers updated to most recent versions manually checked using "Driver Reviewer"

I've had issues in the past with other games (around 50% of the games I've played over the past year crash DURING game-play or cause a BSOD), plus occasionally my display driver stops, glitches and sometimes recovers. Something that I can't seem to localize has been wrong with this PC for over a year, and so here I am.. please help!

Thank you in advance to all I've stressed for so long over this dang PC and it just never seems to have run smoothly... If anyone has any knowledge that could help me localize the problem to a particular component/software issue I'd greatly appreci... Read more

A:BSOD while playing games - GTA4 EFLC.exe crashes during gameplay

Information from the latest GTAIV EFLC crash:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: EFLC.exe
Application Version: 1.1.2.0
Application Timestamp: 4bda136c
Fault Module Name: EFLC.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.1.2.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4bda136c
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00398dc2
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Faulting application path: G:\Program Files (x42)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City\EFLC\EFLC.exe
Faulting module path: G:\Program Files (x42)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City\EFLC\EFLC.exe
Report Id: 3b414ca2-03ea-11e2-a1e0-00241d137284

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(I don't use English in my real life, so sorry for any lingual mistakes.)

Hello everyone. I have two problems with my PC. It likes to randomly restart from time to time. Sometimes when I browse the web, sometimes when I play a game.

Second problem shows up when I play games. Ocassionally I can play for an hour without problem, but another time game CTD's after five minutes three times in a row. It happens with almost every title I own.

My PC specs are:

CPU - i5 661 3.33GHz LGA1156 Box
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H Intel H55 LGA 1156 (with latest bios installed - one of my futile attempts to fix my problem)
GPU - Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD7850 2GB/256 bit PCI-E OC
OS- Windows 7 64bit, full retail - I reinstalled it after a format few months ago (again - I was trying everything I can do to fix it)
Power Supply - Zalman ZM600-GT 600W

I own this PC for almost 3 years now. GPU and PSU are 1 year old, because I upgraded it. Problems with BSOD's and CTD's happened on my old configuration, but it didn't bother me that much back then.

All the fans are working, I ran CPU and RAM testing software a while ago without any bad results. I used temperature monitoring tools while playing games, and it never showed even a sign of overheating.

I have no idea what could be the cause of these crashes. Maybe it's a hardware issue, but I don't really know how to determine which part could be broken.

Finally - I made this dump zip file as described in the tutorial for posting bsod problems. I'... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Random BSOD's, constant crashes while playing games

Hi,

Of the attached DMP files, we are seeing:

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)


Quote:




This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.

Usual causes are a bug in a device driver, hardware related memory issues, corrupt NTFS volume, anti-virus software.




SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)


Quote:




An exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.

This bugcheck is generally related to a video driver issue.




Interestingly enough, we have an ATI/AMD based bugcheck in these DMP files: A0000001

If we take a look at the stack:


Code:
STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`03d63768 fffff880`048a211c : 00000000`a0000001 00000000`00000005 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`03d63770 00000000`a0000001 : 00000000`00000005 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : atikmdag+0x2311c
fffff880`03d63778 00000000`00000005 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`05764078 : 0xa0000001
fffff880`03d63780 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`05764078 fffff880`03d637d0 : 0x5
As you can see from the stack, atikmdag (ATI/AMD video driver) is what triggered the BSOD.

Ensure you have the latest video card drivers. If you are already on the latest video card drivers, uninstall and install a version or a few versions behind the latest to ensure it's not a latest driver only ... Read more

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Hi.İ started having BSODs and freezes about a month ago, İ thought i was related to the rams and i changed my rams to Kingston 8 gb but i didnt solve my problem.İt happens randomly and only sometimes it gives bsods. and the other times it just freezes with a buzzing noise.İt happens randomly and it happens almost instantly when i start playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 1920x1080 or any lower resoution.(bsods happen in any other game)

My Setup

Asus M4A785TD-V Evo
Amd Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz
Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Sapphire 6870 1 GB Video Card
500 GB HDD + 1.5 TB backup drive HDD
500 or 550 Watt Xigmatek Psu
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Memcheck sfc/scannow and chkdsk all clean.

İ did the SF Diagnostic Tool you can find the contend. İ dont have mini dump instead i have memory dump here MEMORY.rar download - 2shared

İn Eventwvr bug check says:The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff880053a9ff3, 0xfffff88002136698, 0xfffff88002135ef0). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 103012-20295-01.

İ am experienced in İT.İ would be very happy if you could help me with this problem.

A:BSOD 7E Crashes and Freezes while playing games(high gpu load)

Can somebody help?

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Hi this problem has nearly ruined me and cost a fortune so far, first I'll explain the problem about 6 months ago I had a PSU blow out on me, so I replaced it and all was well for a time when the PC would shut down and then restart without even showing a BSOD, at first it was now and then but gradually got worse. At first I thought it might of been the CPU overheating, I also thought that when the PSU blew it caused damage to the MB. So over a period of time I have ended up replacing all the hardware. For a time it seemed okay but the problem soon returned. (just to note it only shuts down when playing or starting games, I can surf the net or play videos etc without a problem).

My next thought was that it was a software conflict so I have ended up rebuilding a second PC, with a new HDD just incase it was a virus etc, I've loaded Windows 7 (home) 32bit, installed the graphics card (GeForce 560 Ti) with latest Nvidia drivers and a Asus sound card. I then installed Minecraft just as a test game and sure enough it crashes.

So I have eliminated the possibility of it being a hardware problem or a software conflict. I then thought it may of been the graphic card drivers so I uninstalled the latest driver and installed a older driver, but the problem remaines.

Whilst trying to check detals of my system, I noticed that the "Windows Experiance Index" score was only 1.0 whereas in the past it's always around 5.something, it shows gaming as 1.0 and Gaming Graphics as 1.0,... Read more

A:System crashes and restarts when playing games no bsod displayed

Welcome

Read the quote below first:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden


Please remove the ASUS AI suite. It provides some software overclocking ability that can cause crashes when it interfaces with the hardware.


I see you have Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB but you have Windows 7 32 bit installed. With windows 32 bit you will be limited to use only 3.25 GB out of 8.00 GB. Any particular reasons for not using the 64 bit of windows?

From the one dump in your zip files shows you are getting
STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD Index
Their usual causes for this bug check are: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

From the installed programs in your msinfo32 I see no antivirus installed. Please let us know what antivirus are you using?

Answer the questions above and then we'll see the further troubleshooting that can be done with your computer.

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So I believe this problem started for me on Sunday. I had posted another problem in another thread and had thought this problem had been fixed for good. but sadly not. For some strange reason whenever I play this game called (League of Legends) my computer will crash and give me the BSOD! It does not happen automatically and not even all the time. When we had first thought this problem to be solved it allowed me to play 3 games before it crashed. Then it crashed when I attempted to load a youtube video. Right now it is allowing me to view youtube videos fine.
I am not sure exactly what the problem is. Here are the .dmp files.

A:BSOD when playing video or games

Hi Kingsolara. Please follow these instructions for posting BSODs.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hi, i have been getting blue screens only while playing video games after about 20-40 min. I have been able to stop them, but to do so i have to set up a huge fan next to my computer.

So i assumed the problem was from overheating. However, i recorded the temperatures with speed fan.

These were the highest temperatures i noticed while playing games just before they give me a BSOD.

GPU:77C
Temp 1:82C
Temp 2:49C
Temp 3:-128C
HDO: 40C
Core:74C

Now i don't know very much about computers but those temperatures dont seem very high for running high graphics video games.

I also wrote down the error on the blue screen.
STOP: 0x0000001E (0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

Any help would be greatly appreciated as the fan i have to use is very loud and big.

Oh and im running windows 7 64 bit.
I tried to upload the dump files but im a noob. Whenever i try to upload the file it keeps giving me an invalid file error. Again any help at all will be super appreciated as ive been dealing with this problem for a long time.

A:BSOD while playing video games

062311-24694-01.dmp:
Invalid File

Thats the error i get when i try to upload the file.

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Hi all. I have just received a BSOD while playing a game called Planet Explorers on my computer. I am unable to find out how to analyze the dump file, and I can't upload it here because, even when compressed, the file is 184 MB. Can anyone help me find a solution to this?

I can laos provide any specs or anything else that is need if that is necessary.

Domenic

A:BSOD while playing video games

Hello and welcome flaccorice mate you need to use this to read the dump files
WinDBG - Install and Configure for BSOD Analysis
and I am assuming you can read them of course. I have just started doing this and it is no easy task

Also yes mate it is a very good idea to upload the specs on your machine so we can see what we are working with ie no good replacing the tyres on a car unless one know what size they need to be

System Info - See Your System Specs

Now it would again be a good idea to upload the dump files anyway as many hands make light work.
Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

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Brand new computer. Less than 2 weeks old.

Asrocks extreme3 gen3 board
Sapphire hd6850 2g ddr5 pcie 2.1
2500k i5
Reinstalled Windows 1 day ago.
Memtest found 0 errors

I get was getting bsod when playing any kind of game. Took the video card out to test and see if it was the issue and it now will blue screen every time I boot not into safe mode. getting an error from perfmon saying The system cannot find the path specified. Let me know if you need any additional info. Mike

A:BSOD Playing lol or other video games

Not the video but Related to MBfilt64.sys Audio Driver from Creative Technology Ltd. I would re-install newest,

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So I've been having bsod problems for the past month or so and they seem to always happen when I'm playing games, mainly Ark:Survival evolved and Overwatch. It doesn't happen after a few minutes or anything but after a long gaming session like 5-8 hours it would bsod. Here is my dm log.

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I have my pc for 2 years and never had a problem until recently. The last days i'm getting a BSOD randomly but always happens when i'm playing a video game. Anyone can tell me why and how to fix it?

My system :
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
CPU TYPE:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
CPU SPEED:
3.23 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
4.29 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
2.94 GB
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
aticfx32.dll
DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
1920x1080
HARD DISK SIZE:
500 GB
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
426.53 GB (85%)

A:BSOD while playing video games

Hello,

How are the temps and voltage readings? If the PC is currently overclocked please reset back to defaults for testing purposes

Boot into the BIOS and post the temp and voltage readings. Usually Under Hardware Monitor,PC Health Status, or similar.

Once you have this info Install HWMonitor and take a screenshot of the program at idle and under load.

The one attached dump seem to indicate a problem with the processor that could be caused by heat or voltaage, or a bad CPU.

Code:
===============================================================================
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa8004ca4028
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Record Id : 01ce542e1f1c3c46
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 5/19/2013 15:04:14 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

===============================================================================
Section 0 : Processor Generic
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Descriptor @ fffffa8004ca40a8
Section @ fffffa8004ca4180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Type : x86/x64
Instr. Set : x64
Error Type : Cache error
Operation : Data Read
Flags : 0x00
Level : 1
CPU Version : 0x0000000000100fa0
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Hi there, I seem to get constant BSOD's whenever I play video games such as the witcher 2, Star wars: Knights of the old republic etc. I never get a BSOD otherwise.

My PC specs are below:

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE
RAM: 3GB Corsair DDR2
Hard drive: 250GB, SATA
DVD Drive: Sony DVD+R 20x
Graphics Card: Gecube Radeon HD 3850
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) core processor 6400+

Whenever a BSOD occurs its always PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, caused by the address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0

I've tried numerous things to locate the source, such as memory tests, new power supply, disk checks however nothing seems to help.

My most recent mini dump file is:

Bug Check string: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check code: 0x00000050
Parameter 1: fffff880`0a27c000
Parameter 2: 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3: fffff800`03172b5a
Parameter 4: 00000000`00000000
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by Address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0
Crash Address: ntoskrnl.exe+705c0
 

A:BSOD while playing video games

How about trying to update the video cards driver from AMD/ATI's website
 

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