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Q: BSOD/Freeze/GPU Driver crash when playing games

Just got a new PC and I'm experiencing BSODs while playing games (generally high end games). Sometimes there is no BSOD and the game just crashes, or the GPU driver stops responding and recovers.
I tried everything I thought of, that is clean install of GPU drivers, updated all other drivers and even a Windows format, but the problem still persists. Attached please find the latest dump files and a DxDiag system specs file.


Preferred Solution: BSOD/Freeze/GPU Driver crash when playing games

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: BSOD/Freeze/GPU Driver crash when playing games

Can you return the PC to who you bought it from to be fixed? A Windows Defender file is being flagged as a problem. Are you running another 3rd party antivirus program?

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when ever i play wow or any games my computer seems to not like it but when i'm just on facebook or i'm listening to music on itunes it seems to be fine.
my graphics driver is up to date.
also when i start my computer up sometimes comes up with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then it sometimes wont start up for awhile and the cpu fan wont even start but i think i can hear the Gcard fan going faster then drop and speed then speed up again and i will have to wait like 30mins then come to try again to start it up. but it would only crash again on games
when i open debug my Dmp it says at the end that hardware was the cause but im not sure what hardware it is i might be my graphics card but im not sure thanks.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 483877 MB; E: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 36967 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A79XTD EVO, Rev X.0X, MT7098K22302010
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

A:Crash/freeze/BSOD when playing games help please!!!


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My PC crash/freeze from a long time now...i tryied everything i could do this is what i did to fix my problems but failed:
1:reinstall my pc
2:RegCure to clean my registery's
3:avira to remove my viruses
and like i said my pc crash when i play games or watch movies on full screen...
So how can i fix this problem its realy anoying...
Thanks in advance

A:My PC Crash/Freeze While playing games or watching movies on full screen

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Hi. I've recently been trying to play Metal Gear Solid 5 but every time I boot it up my PC either crashes as soon as the splash screens are done or after a few minutes. It's been crashing while playing other games as well but it's been much rarer. It's not a BSOD crash and it doesn't produce any crash dumps so I'm leaning towards it being a problem with either the PSU, the motherboard or one of the graphics cards. Any help with finding the cause of this would be appreciated.
The PSU model is fd-psu-newt2-800, the graphics cards are both Nvidia GTX760s and the motherboard is a ASUS Sabertooth Z77

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Hi everyone,

Can you please provide me some hints how to track the cause of a system freeze with an horrible sound loop when playing FFXIV.

Here is the SF file Attachment 28542



A:Freeze while playing games, no BSOD.

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

If not experiencing BSOD's, please also upload this report:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

First off, a disclaimer - I am not familiar w/8.1 so my analysis is based on Win8 RTM
8.1 is (as I understand it) a Developer's Release - so it can be expected to have bugs.
In the end, the only sure thing will be to revert to Win8 RTM and wait for the RTM version of 8.1

Ensure that you have ALL Windows Updates. This is very important!

You have 4 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

The symptoms sound like a video problem - and there are video errors in the WER section of MSINFO32.
Please follow these suggestions for troubleshooting the video errors (even though you haven't seen BSOD's): Video TDR Timeout - 0x116 + 0x117 - Sysnative Forums

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I started getting this today for some reason. My setup had been the same for the last 6 months or so and out of nowhere while playing a game I had installed for a month I instantly got a BSOD. I tried updating my gfx drivers but didn't really help much at all.

I also get some random errors when trying to load them up now after a few BSODs (i.e. explorer.exe stops working then restarts, desktop manager error etc.)

My specs:
Win7 x64
Gigabyte MA770
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti
Phenom II x4 940

No OCing involved

Here are the dump files

A:BSOD/freeze when playing games

Based on the behavior you describe, check for file data corruption:Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations.

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System keep chrashing with BSOD or just a still screen of random color with noise in the background.
This only when I play Games, especially in World of Warcraft.
Used Driver genius to update every Driver.
Updated Motherboard Bios
Changed Antivirus 3 times: actually I'm using NOD32
Still I keep chrashing.

Can you help me please?
thank you in advance.
My system:
MoBO: Asus P5Q3
Processor: Intel core2 Quad Q8400 2.66
Ram: 2x2MB Kingston
Windows 7 Professional

The system is 10 months old, but I had problem from the start.
I Changed Video Card 2 times: actually I have a GTX 480
Changed Ram
Changed Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent ProM 850

A:BSOD or freeze while playing games

This is the attachment:

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So I began having issues with my PC freezing up or giving me the BSOD while playing games. Half of the time my picture will distort and freeze. When this happens the whole computer is unresponsive then ends up requiring a reset. The other half I will receive the BSOD.

When this began I used HWMonitor to try and narrow down the issue and notice my CPU temp would spike up to 90c during heavy load. So I cleaned my case out, put new thermal paste on and brought a new heatsink. This got my temp down a lot to about 65c during gaming and 40c while idle. Although I made this change I still had random freezes and BSOD.

I also ran Memtest86 to make sure my memory was ok and everything came back clear. Last but not least I upgraded the firmware on my SSD.

Unfortunately I'm still not having any luck. I don't have an extra GPU or PSU to narrow it down anymore but would hoping maybe you guys might see something that could be at fault before I buy any replacement parts.

So far that where I'm currently at.

Thanks guys.

? OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (Original OS)?
? Not OEM Verison
? Hardware is about 3 years old. GPU is 1 year old.
? Current OS is approximately 1 years old.
? Have you re-installed the OS? Not yet

? Intel i5 2500k 3.3ghz
? Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
? ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
? Power Supply - XFX TS550 550 Watt

Desktop PC

A:BSOD Sometimes Screen Freeze while playing games.

Please update the following driver:

3: kd> lmvm xusb21
start end module name
fffff880`06655000 fffff880`06665d80 xusb21 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: xusb21.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\xusb21.sys
Image name: xusb21.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 08 15:28:44 2009 (49DCB49C)
CheckSum: 000135AC
ImageSize: 00010D80
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The driver belongs to Xbox USB Wireless Controller, it is known to cause BSOD issues.

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A few weeks ago I build a new computer with the following specs;

Corsair Vengeance RED,1866-8GB KIT
Cooler Master GX 750WATT
AMD FX-6200 Black Edition,sAM3+
OCZ Vertex 4 - 128GB
Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition
Asus M5A97 R2.0,socket AM3+
Asus Radeon HD7850 DCII V2,2GB
Win 7 x64 incl sp1

I did not get any BSOD or sudden reboots until previous week. I started playing Okey on facebook with Firefox. While playing my systems freezes and sometimes I get a BSOD. With the SF Diagnostic Tool I collected everything. Hope that someone can look at the log files and confirm my suspicious about that the game on FB is causing the problems.

Update 11-12-2012 21:04

I opened the .dmp file with windbg and found out the source ( i hope so )

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa8006c66028, b4800000, 50e0f}

Probably caused by : AuthenticAMD

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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A:Freeze and BSOD when playing games on Facebook

Welcome!. Just a few questions: do you overclock your system? Have you gotten the latest windows updates? Did you have anti virus software (other than Microsoft Security Essentials) installed? did you change any hardware prior to the beginning of the BSODs?

Let us know.

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you can help me with the problem I am facing:

So I bought this new desktop PC around 6 months ago. Since I am a passionate gamer I got the games I like to pay and just got going.

Every once in a while my PC just freezes (usually while gaming, sometimes even when not). It doesnt reboot or anything, it just stays frozen.

Hope someone can help me with my Problem


A:PC Freeze while playing games (league of legends) No BSOD

If you are running AMD graphics drivers this is your answer. League of Legends is one of the games in an extensive listing of games that AMD asks if you're running when graphics drivers crashes. I don't play those types of games...but I just got a new computer 4 months ago which runs AMD HD radeon 8400 graphics. After a couple automatic driver updates to the current version 13.12 I began having random driver crashes while streaming online tv. I began exploring the internet & there's loads of information documenting this problem which is a pandemic that plagues AMD Radeon graphics in all chipset series from the 5200-7975...To date there is no fix...AMD (if that's the graphics card in your system) has a reporting form on their website for you to log the crash report...they ask for all system specs be submitted. I think they're compiling data so that a fix (or patch) can be designed....until then, the freezes [what my computer does...locks up, everything freezes & once I got black screen] will continue to happen. I guess you just sort of have to put up with it or get the graphics card replaced with some other architecture (branding). I did find info. with a few complaints about intels i3 graphics also having glitches. I'm sort of regretting having gone with the AMD, I knew nothing of this in my purchase decision. There was nothing to indicate there was an extensive flaw in the update for the drivers. I wish I could "roll back" the driver but don't find that opt... Read more

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Hi, i've been getting occasional screen freezes and more recently BSOD, mostly when playing games.

I would appreciate any help or advice you can offer from the files i have attached as i'm not able to read any of the crash dump files.


A:BSOD and occasional screen freeze (especially when playing games)



Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 5 Public
Please unisntall Advanced System Care, this programs is known to cause problems as it modifies the registry.

DUMP Analysis:

MaxSpeed: 3400
CurrentSpeed: 3502
I suggest that you set everything to default as O/C is very risky, and could be the potential cause of the BSOD.

All the dump files are blaming hardware. Please do the following:

BugCheck 0x124

Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For your hardware stop 0x124 crash, read through Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try and use the following hardware checks to supplement that link.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

If you have an SSD, make sure the following are up to date:SSD firmware
BIOS Version
Chipset Drivers
Hard disk controller drivers/SATA drivers
If you have a Marvell IDE ATA/ATAPI device, make sure the drivers are up to date from the Intel site or Marvell site and not from your motherboard/vendor support site.

Run all but the advanced tests with SeaTools for HDDs.SeaTools for Windows

SeaTools for DOS
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Recently my computer has begun to crash in the middle of games (Counter strike and League of Legends). The crash happens abruptly while playing, the screen tears the image completely where nothing on the screen is now identifiable, just shreds of the image/colors/pixels. The PC then stops all tasks and continues to run with the frozen image on the screen with no sound or anything running. I have to hard reset and hold the power button. The computer runs fine right after, a slow boot up at most. I know my CMOS battery is dying due to the clock on my computer losing time. Is could that be a problem linked to this?

I'd appreciate any help. Thank you.

A:Crash without BSOD while playing games.

Maybe overheating?

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I get blue screen problem while gaming, first I got sometimes red screen a lot, but now blue screen. I have video card replaced by another, but problem remains. Can anyone help me? Here you have the complete mini dump file.

Model : OEM
Chassis : Desktop
Serial Number : MT70220********
BIOS : AMI (OEM) 1604 10/16/2012
Total Memory : 8GB DIMM DDR3

Processor : AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core Processor (4M 8T 3.91GHz/4.2GHz, 2.2GHz IMC, 4x 2MB L2, 8MB L3)
Socket/Slot : AM2r2/AM3

Memory Controller : AMD F15 (Orochi) CPU HT Hub 2x 1.1GHz (2.2GHz), 2x 4GB DIMM DDR3 1.6GHz 128-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)
Memory Module : Corsair CML16GX3M4A1600C9 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800U DDR3-1600 (9-9-9-24 5-34-10-5)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Philips FTV
(1920x1080, 77.3")
Video Adapter : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (22CU 1408SP SM5.0 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit, PCIe 2.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
OpenCL GP Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (1408SP 22C 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (1408SP 22C 800MHz, 2GB DDR5 5GHz 256-bit)

Storage Devices
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Your dumpfiles can be divided in 2 groups.
3 Dumpfiles blames Probably caused by memory corruption

Please check your memory with memtest 86+ for faults.
Tutorial Memtest86+ and download


The other dumpfiles all are related in some way to your graphics/video.
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+121223 )
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::PrepareDmaBuffer+19357

You have already the videocard drivers from april 2014 and you installed another videocard.
But to exclude that you have a faulty videocard you could run Prime95.

Download and Tutorial Prime95

Many of your gamingdevices have older drivers:
Creative Headset drivers from 2008. Please update to windows 8.1 compatible drivers.
Logitech mouse and keyboard or logitech? drivers from 2009. Please update to windows 8.1 compatible drivers
The drivers of PowerDVD are from 2011. Is your version compatible with windows 8.1. Upgrade?

Please also update your networkcards to windows 8.1 compatible drivers.
Qualcomm Atheros AR938x Wireless-netwerkadapter
Drivers for Atheros AR9485WB and Windows 8

Realtek PCIe GBE Family-controller

Drive: C:
Free Space: 1.3 GB
Total Space: 122.1 GB
File System: NTFS

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Hello. I have recently been getting BSODs while playing League of Legends, which hasn't been a problem in the past. I've included the .dmp compressed files. I'm very ignorant about this stuff. Help is appreciated.

A:BSOD or screen freeze while playing games that used to work fine.

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I've tried so many things to no avail. Finally came to my senses to post on a forum.

A:BSOD/ Freeze When Playing Games or Watching Youtube Fullscreen

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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.
Arg1: 00000000000044c2, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000008, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff801467accad, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : e:\dump_analysis\program\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'mmcss' and 'WUDFRd.sys' overlap

Looks like the BSOD is being caused by WUDFRD.sys

Can you help me with the following:

1) Are the drivers for the PC up to date ?

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im getting random Bsod crashes in random times when im either playing a game or browsing on Google Chrome (dont know about other browsers). Sometimes it just exits the game and sometimes it crashes to Bsod. When im browsing i get ''aw snap'' error quite often and if i refresh it can either work without error or go ''aw snap'' again in 10 seconds. Also while im doing my java programming in Eclipse it crashes at random times (Eclipse_Crash_logs.zip).

Don't know what to do or where to even start trying to fix this.

Zip file which rules said i should put here:

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Issues started not long ago when I purchased a new gtx 750 ti graphics card. Get varied Bsod error messages such as video_tdr_failure nvlddmkm.sys, and DPC_Watchdog_violation as well as one or two others. These issues present themselves upon starting of certain games. Specifically first person shooters but is rarely a problem for my most played game League of Legends. Very easily replicate-able as it happens everytime i start said games. Starts out as odd stretched lines and screen disturbances (spasm like textures and light shafts in game) and then black screen with sound followed by either display kernel crash message of my video driver or complete computer shutdown.

Also included below is a DxDiag system info save file.

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Hello. I was having a problem with my nvidia gtx 970 where it would BSOD when playing high end games like Total War: Attila. So I returned it to New egg for a new one. I received my new GTX 970 today and it still bsod when playing the game. Please help!

After I BSOD and restart my PC. On startup it says these two problems

Attachment 368331

A:BSOD crash when playing high end games like Total war : Attila

Bump. anyone?

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Howdy folks! In the past few days, I have gotten many BSOD's while browsing the web, playing games, or talking to people on Teamspeak 3. Usually the
BSOD/crash hits me usually an hour in while I'm doing those things in a session. Before I did get BSOD's and crashes but they were few and spread out. I never responded to them because they happened very sparsely. Now that they are very constant, I need to do some action. I have went into safe mode right now and am typing this on another computer. Oh and this problem started Saturday, May 7th 2012.

As for the dmp files, I was a noob and didn't have the option for the BSOD crashes to save dmp files but now that that is enabled, I do have one dmp file that I can share.

Also I have noticed that sometimes that when the computer crashes, the sound becomes very distorted, the screen tears/fuzzes into a static-like image and then it just restarts. I either get this kind of crash or just a simple BSOD. Sometimes, the sound just distorts, I see a black screen and then the PC restarts. Not even a distorted image.

OS- Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

GPU- AMD Radeon 6870- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-text-_-

Mobo- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-text-_-

RAM- G-Skill Ripjaw series 4 GB -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition- http://www.newegg.co... Read more

A:BSOD/Weird Distorted Crash while playing games or browsing

Both RTCORE64.sys (MSI) and asacpi.sys from 2005 and loaded in the only DMP file present.

Those need to be updated before we can do any underlying investigation.


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

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Hello everyone,

I hope I can find some help here with these crashes I have since several months now.

While playing games like CS:GO or H1Z1, I have a lot of crashes to desktop and sometimes BSOD. The BSOD can happen also while watching streams & listening to music. So far, I had these ones : 0x1000007E / dxgmms1.sys+1DFA5 / 0x0000003B / atikmdag.sys+C4DE0.

I think I tried everything in my knowledge to solve the problem but it still didn't resolve the problems. On the hardware side :
- Switched the memory sticks ;
- Switched the graphic card (my brother has the same one as me and it never failed him. Still it didn't resolve the problems on my computer) ;
- Switched to Marvell SATA controllers then to the 3Gb Intel controllers ;
- Used a USB sound card thinking that it may have something to do with the audio on the motherboard;
- Changed the graphic card slot to the PCI 8X.

On the software side :
- I reinstalled all my drivers using the suggestions made by this site : Easily explore your PC & using also some other softwares like SlimDriver ;
- I formated & reinstalled win 7 on my SSD ;
- I installed win 7 on my HDD thinking that my SSD was the problem ;
- I uninstalled the KB3022345 and KB3068708 updates ;
- Uninstalled my antivirus (MSE) & disabled my firewall ;
- Used the sfc /scannow command without any problems detected ;
- Run malware bytes & antivirus softwares (mse, ESET);
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A:BSOD & Crash to Desktop while playing games or watching videos

And I just had another BSOD, this time it's a "Memory Management" one. Here are the details of this one :

Nom d??v?nement de probl?me: BlueScreen
Version du syst?me: 6.1.7601.
Identificateur de param?tres r?gionaux: 1036

Informations suppl?mentaires sur le probl?me*:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041287
BCP2: 0000000000000030
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

On ma-config.com, it says that the source of the crash is :

Source du crash
Pilote de port USB 1.1 & 2.0
Microsoft Corporation
317.50 Ko

Any help guys ? Does all these crashes have something to do with my motherboard ? Should I change it (the only thing I didn't change is the MB & the power supply).

Many thanks.


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heres the Debuggin report

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8004E76730
BCP3: FFFFFA8004E76A10
BCP4: FFFFF80002D9C8B0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\121311-30326-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a1c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c61670
Debug session time: Tue Dec 13 04:04:41.210 2011 (UTC - 8:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:26.442
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A:BSOD Playing java based Internet Games Random crash caused by wininit

heres the upload of the system health report i left out

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I've been having BSODs continuously while playing Dota 2,and it happens only when I play Dota 2 and not other games.I started playing Dota 2 last month and the Blue Screens suddenly started to appear.I play it on the lowest settings possible.It's getting annoying having to restart my computer and play matches in the low priority pool.
System specs:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 0B10H
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
RAM: 4.00 GB
HDD: ST3160815AS ATA Device
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Debug info from DM log collector:
Attachment 352434

A:BSOD and Display Driver crash playing Dota 2

Welcome to 7F. There are few problems showing up here, please follow the steps outlined below.

1: Uninstall Daemon Tools, a proven cause of BSODs.

1. Uninstall Daemon Tools.
2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and perform the following steps.
3. Double click the executable to open it.
4. Click the button shown below.

Attachment 352435

If the button it is grayed out as shown in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system and you can just close the window.

fffff880`081baf18 fffff880`012afcf8Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
2: Your nVidia drivers have been flagged.

fffff880`081ba608 fffff880`0f35fa51Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys

1: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`0f2fe000 fffff880`0ff8c000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jul 02 18:42:02 2014 (53B4446A)
CheckSum: 00C4C7C9
ImageSize: 00C8E000
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Good day everyone !


I updated the info of this old thread, because I found the source of the problem, read the UPDATE at the end !

As the topic title says im gettin some BSOD after playing games for like 5-10 minutes.

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL <----- This is what I see in the MEMORY.DMP after using WinDbg application.

It seems there is some driver problems(Some USB Port thingy and random MpKsl497dd46d services/drivers-Added image) but im not sure, thats why Im posting this here

EDIT: I also "fixed" an AOD Driver 4.1 issue after posting this lol.

I will attach the DUMP and System health files.

Entire MERMORY.dmp file :

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? = x86
- the original installed OS on the system? = No. (Windows 7)
- an OEM or full retail version? = Full Retail
- What is the age of system (hardware) = About 3-4 years old
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)= 2 months (reinstalled)

Im using the latest Nvidia Driver released !

Thanks for the help !


Found the real issue, Punkbuster ! Yes, the games I play use Punkbuster...

Now about the problem: Punkbuster have always had problem with Realtek integrated sound cards, wich relate to my crashes (freezes and BSODs with looping sound !)

Im currently trying to get in contact with Realtek about this issue.

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A:BSOD When playing games - Driver related.

Problem Devices:
MpKsl497dd46d ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSL497DD46D\0000 This device is not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed.
MpKsl5cb65dec ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSL5CB65DEC\0000 This device is not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed.
MpKsla11f4701 ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSLA11F4701\0000 This device is not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed.
The above are related to Microsoft Security Essentials. It looks like it was not properly uninstalled when you removed it and replaced it with avast!. I had a similar problem with another antivirus program that I resolved with Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows.
No .dmp files included in your crash reports. If you ran CCleaner after the most recent crash, that would explain the missing .dmps. Please refrain from using file cleaning programs, such as CCleaner, for the duration of your troubleshooting.
Your BugCheck does indeed indicate a driver issue. Until you have .dmps for us, we cannot determine which driver.

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I've been getting some BSOD's playing Warframe intermittently, and today got one playing Trove.
Tried doing sfc scan, memory diagnostics and checkdisk and updating outdated drivers with some exceptions I was unsafe about messing with (DriverEasy said processor drivers were heavily outdated, and suggested intel xeon drivers).
Also tried Verifier.exe, resulting in bluescreens as soon as I got to the desktop, mentioning something about I/O problems.

DM Logs are attached

Hope you can help with this.


A:BSOD playing some games, suspecting driver conflicts

LGVirHid.sys Logitech Gamepanel Virtual HID Device Driver

Remove, uninstall this see if you get BSOD

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hello iv had an issue while playing skyrim i keept getting a bsod while playing and it was the windows driver framework bsod ans i thought it may have been my graphics card do i put it into my bfs cp and it ran fine with no issues so i i just replaced my processor cus my old one i was was told was dying and that could have been the cause but thats not the case. is i use the d3s program so i can play skyrim with my ps3 controller is the drivers of this program to blame? i have my minidump file is that helps

A:windows driver framework bsod while playing games

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-970A-D3
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F7, 10/13/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.4
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 CLCA-Cenotech\The CLCA
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.98 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.06 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 11.3 GB
Page File Space 7.98 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

i also just installed a new harddrive and idk if all my drivers are updated or present and i buy power wont help[ me with anything so there the a useless end

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I've been having a lot of troubles since i upgraded my hardware, games crashing, BSOD and pc reboots (at least this one was solved), i tried almost everything since updating bios to lates (beta) putting it the old ones, clean install, tried almost 7 different drivers, almost everything i looked on the internet but without being able to solve it . Hope you guys could help.

Plus, no overheating shown by MSI Afterburner

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD Playing games, driver maybe? error 0x116

Hello and welcome Pharanoia mat where did you get this oS form as I have a nasty feeling it is pirated or a very old media the version I have marked in red should read 7601 - that is it has service pack 1 (SP1) included which version 7600 does not.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_GHOST-09_08_2015__20947,61.zip\080915-12308-01.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. *
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Hello, everyone. I just got back to my PC after a my first year of college, and when I first started it up it bluescreened. I didn't manage to catch the error before it rebooted, then changed to a black screen said that there was no hard disk to boot with.
So I turned it off, turned it back on, and it booted just fine. I ran a full system scan with Avast to check for malware, updated some games on Steam, and basically did my best to get my computer up to speed since it had been off for so long (while I did use it during long breaks). While the Avast scan was running I played World of Warcraft for about an hour or two, and bam--another bluescreen. The error message said something along the lines of "Display drivers failed to restart," but again I couldn't catch the rest because it rebooted, coming up with the same black screen as before. So I turned it off.
When I booted it up for a third time Avast opened almost immediately and asked to restart my computer and run a scan of the startup files. So I obliged; it seemed like it scanned my whole system again, which lasted for an hour or two, and it seems like it moved Malwaregen and corrupted files to the chest. When it was done my computer booted normally. I installed some Windows updates and a new Nvidia driver, figuring that something was outdated, and once again started playing World of Warcraft. This time it didn't bluescreen; instead, the screen froze after ten minutes and turned a solid color. My PC rebooted almos... Read more

A:BSOD ten minutes after starting games, now crash after driver update

Try any other driver version and see how it goes. Uninstall the installed display driver using Display Driver Uninstaller. Then install the NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

When done, stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Take a screenshot of the furmark window before closing it. Upload the screenshot for us. Also let us know if you have experienced any crash/BSOD and/or artifacts during the test.

Also, Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80081ba4e0, fffff88005055ad4, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+82fad4 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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I'm having an issue when I browse on the internet watching videos and litsening to music or connecting to a game I will have a sudden BSOD

Thank you

A:BSOD while playing games/downloading, Driver IRQL Not Less Or Equal

Hi zech.

Update the driver to Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller from Driver Downloads | Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

And Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know the results.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff880166a2000, 2, 0, fffff88002d56fa0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for e22w7x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for e22w7x64.sys
Probably caused by : e22w7x64.sys ( e22w7x64+19fa0 )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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The title is pretty self-explanatory; I keep getting BSOD on steam games, particularly DotA and Civ V. I've been supremely bored without my vidjya, so any help would be much appreciated! I've attached the requisite BSOD paperwork, and am pasting some more stuff, and my system specs should be in my profile.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008323028
BCP3: 00000000B6004000
BCP4: 00000000DC000175
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Bug Check Code:


Caused by Driver:


Last Two attempted addresses
Filename: Address in Stack:

hal.dll hal.dll+12a3b

ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+18c463

A:BSOD playing Steam games, Bug 0x00000124, Driver: hal.dll+12a3b

Hello, and welcome to SevenForums!

First of all, have you overclocked your graphics card at all?

The 0x00000124 error code appears during a hardware complaint, such as overheating. If you have overclocked your GPU, RESET IT IMMEDIATELY. This could be causing numerous critical errors in your GPU, causing the whole system to crash. Also, overclocking can severely damage your GPU. I would only recommend it if you know what you are doing and are not just following a tutorial.

But, this could be other things too. I see that your GPU driver is WAY out-of-date. Download the latest drivers via the AMD website.

Best of luck,


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I am getting BSODs while playing games. They are irregular and can happen every half hour or several hours in between.

Rig is:

Asus Sabertooth P67 (latest bios 3029, after installing these more problems occured)
Intel i5 CPU
Nvidia Geforce 9800GT
Corsair Vengeance 4gb x 4

All drivers are the latest. Graphics, chipset, SATA, BIOS and so forth.
I have run both memtest86 which showed no errors in individual testing of the memories but when I had them all in and ran it an error showed up.
I have done the chkdsk. Both /f /r and without it. Did show up errors but claims to be fixed now.
ntoskrnl is the driver that always shows up.
What I really need to know is if this is a hardware or driver problem. My biggest question is if it is a motherboard issue or not. I had bsod problems before I updated BIOS but they happened more frequently after.

Attaching the three latest minidumps.

Thanks all!

A:BSOD while playing games seeing errors in kernel, ntfs and ndis driver

The crashes implicate your graphics card, its drivers, or your RAM.

Re-install or install the latest drivers for your display card. Your current drivers may be corrupted and/or outdated. Use the following method to re-install the drivers.
Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For NVIDIA:Uninstall the NVIDIA Graphics Driver (this should uninstall all NVIDIA software and drivers)
Restart your computer
Make sure NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver, NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player, NVIDIA HD Audio Driver, and NVIDIA PhysX System Software are not still listed under Uninstall a program through Control Panel
If any remain of the above, uninstall one at a time
If asked to restart after uninstalling any of the above, do so, and continue uninstalling any remaining NVIDIA items until all are removed

For AMD:Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers:Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)Right click the adapter
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
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System Specs

Samsung Series 3 Laptop Model NP350V5C.
Age: About 4 months.
CPU: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50 GHz
RAM: 8 gigs
GPU: AMD Radeon. HD 7670M

BSOD Description

I was playing Portal 2 tonight for roughly 90 minutes, when on a loading screen, the game froze. Next there was some short, vertical, multicoloured lines that were overlaid on the loading screen, that kinda looked like a small barcode repeated over and over in a line. The system then crashed to the BSOD.

The BSOD itself said that "attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed". I did take a picture of it, if anyone wants me to upload that.

The game is a fresh install done just last night. I have had this problem before with Portal 2 (hence the reinstall), and I also have had it with Dear Esther and Fallout: New Vegas. At first I thought that my computer was trying to run the games on the integrated HD 4000 on the CPU, so I set my laptop to high performance and plugged it into the wall so it would (hopefully) only run on the AMD GPU. Dear Esther and Fallout both appear to be fine (previously they crashed on start up but I was able to play about 30 minutes of each last night), but Portal 2 crashed again tonight.

To my knowledge, my graphics card drivers are up to date, as the version number on my computer matches that on the Samsung website.

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A:BSOD while playing certain Steam games, appears video driver related.

Welcome aboard.

It is a stop 0x116.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa801382e4e0, fffff88003928af4, 0, 2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+7af4 )

Followup: MachineOwner
In this situation you need to follow the guide : STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

But, as I am seeing, the display driver is kinda old.

lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`03921000 fffff880`03976000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 18 15:27:24 2012 (4F8E9004)
CheckSum: 0005E584
ImageSize: 00055000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it. Latest A... Read more

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I've been having an issue the past couple months in which I will be playing a game for around 5-10 minutes and then the screen goes black. After this, one of the following occurs:The screen returns, with the game being played not responding (Happens with less intensive games like Minecraft), a message saying the AMD display driver has recovered is displayed in the bottom right corner
The screen remains black until I ctrl + alt + del and force close the application (Steam games such as CS:GO)
The screen flashes between the game, and a black screen, usually consisting of audio loops, and then eventually freezes into a BSOD with the following message: Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed

I've tried updating my video drivers, monitoring my temperatures, and stress testing, but I can't find a solution.

A:BSOD Playing Somewhat Intensive Games, Attempt to Reset Display Driver


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Have been having this problem for a while now. From reading the forums I figured it must've been a faulty VGA. Tech support has replaced it for a brand new and have also given me a new PSU/Power Brick.

Whenever I tried to do anything that was VGA-demanding, it would blue screen on me, even after a fresh format. Both the new VGA and PSU have not fixed the problem, they gave me a bit more gaming time before BSODing, but not much.
Things I've already done:

- Formated the computer;
- Did a fresh install of my NVIDIA Drivers (using the remove program);
- Did a memm test, 4 passes 0 errors;
- Installed new VGA and got a new PSU (as already stated);
- Reinstalled the games that were crashing;
- Used FurMark on 1080 for 16 minutes, temps never went higher then 95 degrees;
- Tried the Windows Fix thing ("Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista)

Uploading the files to see if I can get a better insight before I send this back to tech support for another week of tests. Honestly don't know what to do anymore.

Thanks for all the help in advance.

A:BSOD playing games error 0x116, nvlddmkm.sys (display driver timeout)

stereolab, I'll see if I can help you on this. As I'm sure you know the error reports in the Dump files are all the same.

start end module name
fffff880`0f408000 fffff880`10049000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Mon Nov 11 07:24:05 2013 (5280DA75)
CheckSum: 00C10283
ImageSize: 00C41000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is your Nvidia graphics card driver which is almost a year old. but the real troubling part of it is,

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Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80148e8010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800fda32bc, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
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Whenever i play one of my games on my pc, 10 minutes after i play the game my screen suddenly freezes and then the sound freezes and then my screen goes blank for 5-10 minutes. Sometimes it goes back into the game afterwards sometimes it automatically quits me out, and sometimes my screen stays blank permanantly. This proplem usually occours when im playing a multiplayer game.
The games i play that this problem occours is on:

Counter Strike Source, Battlefield 2 and special forces, Left 4 Dead, World in Conflict, Half Life 2 Deathmatch, and Team Fortress 2.

My system specifications are:
Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.00 GHz (2CPUs)
2046MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT.

A:All of my PC games freeze and crash.

Don't worry i found out what was wrong with my laptop. I dont have enough RAM.

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Hey. I hope some of you out there can help me. I seem to always have problem with my desktop computer, random crashes, freezing, BSODs and simply weird problems, usually they fix them selves or I fix them, however I do need help with this one.

The problem occurs while playing Starcraft2. The system will freezes after maybe 10 min of play. Screens go black and sound is frozen, and I have to reset manually. Sometimes though, I can play for hours with no freeze.

The Windows install is only a few weeks old and I led Windows install every driver for itself, and then updated my graphics driver to the newest from nVidia.com, installed the drivers for the Razer keyboard and mouse and then went on to install my usual stuff from Ninite.

I am aware that it might be a problem with heat (on the graphics card), however it should not be, since the computer is placed in a closet with a very large fan installed in it, so that fresh air is constantly flowing. Also no weird artifacts are displayed before the crash, which is usually the case with heat problems on the graphics card, in my experience.

I used the verifier.exe procedure to force a BSOD (don't know if this is helpfull when the actual freeze is not a BSOD). The BSOD happened before I could get to desktop. The dump analysis and health repport is atttached. My system specs are in my profile.

If I missed anything or you want more BSOD dump analysis, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

- Anders

A:Crash / freeze playing Starcraft2

I understand that there are no BSOD during freezes, but does your system resumes back as if nothing had happened after if freezes for 5-10mins?

Try not to hold dont the power and see whether yours system resumes. If it does, you have the same symtomps as me!. haha

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I hope you guys can help, i have read some great stuff on the site but can't seam to fix my problem.

I get a screen freeze and audio loop when using the net or playing games that used to run fine. Sometimes i can be on a web page for 2 minutes, other times 20. Same same with games like COD MW2. The only thing i can do is hold down the power button to shut down nothing else works.

Also sometimes i get a black screen where the display turns off just before it freezes.
No BSOD so no dump
Attached is a snippet from event viewer but i don't really understand it....NEWB

No problems watching movies, listening to music etc.

Thanks in advance

A:W7 64 bit FREEZE when playing games or net


I am experimenting a similar issue with a new Toshiba A505-S6020 that I recently bought.

Intel Core i5

Seems like sometimes the notebook freezes without any good reason. I need to reboot it completely and start again.

Anyone knows how I could get any further information about this crash? I am not sure why it happens, but I noticed that sometimes that happened after hibernating.

Thank you

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Hello everyone here at Win7 Forums! I've been lurking around looking for a way to fix this...

Every now and then when I start to play a game for a big (CSS/BF2/L4D/Gmod) Anything, really. My computer starts to freeze up, and skip it's audio. No BSOD's, no black screens, but just freezing.

My system specs are entered, so i shouldn't need to post them.

I really wish I could get some help on this as it's driving me insane!

A:Freeze when usually playing games.

my old computer has a similar problem, but it also happens when i'm not playing games. and for me when the computer freezes. The audio kinda freezes and the audio changes tone. Sorry can't do anything to help you.

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can anyone help me?
my pc always freeze when playing 3d games like rohan or warcraft.

my specs.

Amd athlon 2.70ghz Black Edition
4gb of ram
GeForce 9600 GT
Gigabyte Superb 550w
160 gb SATA

my cpu is not overheating, because it's too cold here. my windows is windows XP SP2. my fans are clean. i dont know why my pc always freeze. can someone tell me the problem and how to solve it.

A:mY pc always fReeze when pLaying 3d games

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

List temps and voltages here from the bios.

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Before I wiped my hard-drive clean and reloaded the operating system (ME), I had no trouble playing 3D games. The OS was reloaded because my original was corrupted during loading at the factory (Reliant/Systemax). Since then, every 3D game I try to play flickers in parts of the picture and crashes or freezes at unpredictable points in the game. I have tried using Direct X Eradicator to uninstall version 8.1 and reinstall version 7.0. This does not correct the problem. I have since re-downloaded and re-installed Direct X 8.1. I still have the crash problem. I use Dachshund Software's Anti-Crash program. I also use MemTurbo and keep my RAM steady at 64 (of 128) at one-minute intervals. I have a 1.4 Ghz Pentium 4 processor and am only using 1/4 of my 60GB hard drive. I use McAfee Clinic to clean up my system weekly and I defragment my hard drive weekly. Everything else works okay. I have the most optimised driver for my video card (Nvidea Riva Pro 64). Only the 3D games give me problems. The only other problem is that intermittently during shut down, I get a blue screen stating "Windows Protection Error" (but not every time).
What could be causing the problems?

A:3D games flicker and freeze/crash

Did you try a different Operating system ? or try different nvidia drivers there is a lot of different drivers . Try Xp works great! or updates for your current Op ,Bios update may be in order as well.

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I recently bought a Gainward 9600GT 512MB but I'm having some troubles when running games - after I play something (for example Modern Warfare 2, NBA 2k10) for 10-15 minutes the screen just freezes then flickers and I gotta either close the game via task manager or reset my computer. Or when I play a movie sometimes the screen freezes, sound continues and then it goes back to normal in a few secs. I thought my old 400W PSU was not powerful enough to supply the card sufficiently so I bought a new Fortron 500W but the problems remained. Could this mean that my GPU is faulty? It's about 20 days old. My computer specs are:
500W PSU
Intel C2D E4300+ @1.8GHz
2x1GB RAM Kingston DDRII @ 667
HDD - Seagate 180GB SATA
Gainward 9600GT 512MB
When I check the temperature after a game crashes it's about 50-60 degrees. I did a RAM Check using memtest and i stressed the GPU using Video Card Stress Test. It got up to 80 degrees for about 15 mins and got no artifacts or freezes or anything like that.
My CPU temps are ~50. I'm using Windows XP SP2 and I've installed the most recent drivers. I've tried using older drivers but that didnt work either.

Sometimes when games crash I also get a BSOD. I opened the crash dump files and here's the info:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Machine Name:
Kerne... Read more

A:Games freeze/crash after 10 mins or less

Sounds like u have some type of clocking issue or temp problem...

First use CPUz, check out all setings,
then use HW monitor, to check CPU temp, and MOBO temps, and voltages.
3.) use GPUz to check out your video card settings...
4.) run a MEM test in dos, to see if u have any falty ram...
5.) check all bios settings... something could be configured wrong.

well, thats all i'v got... hope this helps

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All fullscreen games I play freezes. the time it takes varies. Sometimes after 2 minutes, other times after 2 hours etc.

First the screen is sort of "stretched" and I can hardly see the game, some parts of the screen are completly black, others got different colours.

And then if I try alt+tab or ctrl+alt+delete out it freezes up completly and I have to restart the computer. It does eventually freeze by itself (from 10sec to over a minute without doing anything it can randomly completly freeze.)

I have searched a little to try and find someone with the same problem, I did find one, and he got suggestions for motherboard and BIOS. But if that is the problem I would like directions as to how I can update these.

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model P5N-D

North Bridge NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI SPP Revision A2
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI MCP Revision A2

CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 6 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 128 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 32 MBytes
Memory Slots 4

That is what I got on my motherboard using a program called SIW.

Display Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Video Processor GeForce GTX 260
Video memory size 896 MBytes
Adapter DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Display Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Inf File Name oem17.inf
Inf Section Section005

That I got on my video (card?) from SIW.

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A:Fullscreen games freeze/crash

What brand and wattage PSU.

Post the temps and voltages from the BIOS.

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Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: moh_spearhead.exe
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Well after looking on so many threads and forums i have still not found a solution to why my games seem to crash like after 10mins of play, even whats more strange i can be playing for over an hour sometimes and it will do the same again, its becoming very frustrating for me. I've read it could be either a hardware or software problem, all my drivers are up too date i think. I've done a memory diagnostic test did not find any errors. Another thread i was reading said it's Direct x related.
Had this problem with ati cards before, thinking of switching back to nvida because of personnel experiences, they seem more stable. I built my new computer myself back in January of this year, i am from the uk and would really appreciate some help please. I will post screen shots if needed, anymore information you need feel free to ask :-)

My specs are as follows:

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor 3.0GHz
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: OCZ 700 Watt
AMD Radeon HD 6790 (1GB)
Asus M5A78L-USB3
Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
My cpu temps at idle are 33c and when gaming i never see it go pass the 50 mark!
Gpu temps idle at 50c and when gaming i never seen it go over 65 mark, but i did a stress test while running a benchmark and it went as high as 72c!!

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A:All my games freeze and crash to desktop plz help

First question would be, do you have any other games or apps that crash, or is it isolated to this particular game?

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Please help!

I am having a problem for two days now with my games either freezing or crashing. It only happens with games, and it is all fine with videos, and other software.

It all started two days ago when I was playing Skyrim. The game crashed, but I was tired and stopped playing that day. Next day I tried to play again 3 times, and it would log my game, but 10 seconds after loading it, it would freeze and then give me a black screen, then back to the frozen screen, black, etc. After that, the 4th and 5th time I tried to launch the game, it wouldn't even launch. It would give me a white screen, and I would hear the music in the background. I thought the problem was with Skyrim, so I decided to Play Shogun 2 Total War, and as soon as my game loaded, it froze and kicked me back to the desktop. I tried again with Shogun 2 Total War, and same result the second time. I then tried Civilization V, and it did the same with that game. I then decided to try Napoleon Total War, and this time instead of a freeze, it gave me a BSOD.

I went through Steam and verified the in the Local Files Verified the Integrity of Game Cache, and it all came out fine.

At that time, I decided to check my Windows Updates, and my computer is up to date, with the latest update being the same night I started having problems (Don't know if there is relation there or not).

I checked my ENVIDIA updates, and there was an update that I needed to do, so I updated my driver to GeForce 320.49 ,... Read more

A:Solved: All games freeze or crash

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Looking at your DXDiag I see the PC is a Dell, can you give us the Dell Service Tag number of the machine we we can look up the exact system specs.

Is the PC fully standard or have you changed or upgraded any hardware since you got it?

Can you download and install HWMonitor (its free). Run the program and screenshot it with your PC just sat at the desktop. If you can run any games, leave HWMonitor running and run a game for a couple of minutes then exit and screenshot HWMonitor again, post the two screenshots in a reply here.

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Hi all, I am new here so sorry if this topic already exists. Anyway, here is my problem. Two days ago, whenever I play a game, watch youtube or watch movies, after about an hour of such an activity, my computer freezes for about a second, screen gets blurred with colors (actually, whatever is on screen at the moment of freezing is what gets murky), sound stops and then the computer restarts. It started after I installed web cam (hp pro web cam), though I am almost certain it is not because of it. I tried to update graphic driver and I have also uninstalled it and then reinstalled the latest ones, didn't help.
My configuration: Pentium 4 3ghz, 2gb ram, ATI 3650 hd, Maxtor x 2 (80 and 160), Chieftec 370w. Thanks in advance

A:Freeze and crash when playing video content

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

We could also use some system information, which you can get easily by running msinfo32.
To do that go to start>run>type msinfo32>enter

When it is finished running go to file>save>name it and upload to us here.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:


* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:


* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump ... Read more

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My first time posting to a forum, as I usually just read around.

Hi all, I have read various forums and googled around and cannot figure out why my computer freezes when playing games.

My computer has frozen on Total War Rome 2 since the fresh windows install. Before, it froze on BF4, Starcraft 2, Assassins Creed Black Flag, Civilization 5 (Dx9 and Dx11) and a few others. This is a new build from February and began freezing suddenly about a week ago (4/26ish).

When I say "freeze" i mean the computer completely locks up, I cant tab out or CTRL-ALT-DEL and the mouse just hangs. I have gotten the BSOD 1-2 times but freezing is much more common.

My specs:
AMD FX 8350 - black edition
GIGABYTE GTX 770 4gb (furmark - 4600 points)
2x 4gb G-Skill
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
650W consair PSU

I have tried:
Fresh install of windows - Fully updated
GPU Stress test (1080p Furmark - min 30c max 72c)
GPU drivers are up to date.
memtest86 - 4 passes on each stick
change settings to "power saver"

I am stuck and hopefully these debugger reports can help me. Thank you to anyone reading this.

A:Computer freeze when playing games


Seems the dump files are not in there. Go to this folder: C:\Windows\Minidump, check if there are any files in there.

If not, follow this Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD to make sure it is configured properly.

Other than that.

memtest86 - 4 passes on each stick

You want to run memtest for atleast 8 passes. Preferably over night.

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Hello, I recently build this PC and it works fine for the most part, but sometimes (twice so far) I got a weird screen freeze while playing games, that I cant figure out myself.

I build this PC 4 days ago, so not sure what to make of it.

When the freeze happens, it is a certain color, with stripes from top to bottom.

I checked the log, and it gave this error message:

Logboeknaam: System
Bron: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum: 17-2-2010 18:47:03
Taakcategorie: (63)
Niveau: Kritiek
Trefwoorden: (2)
Gebruiker: SYSTEM
Computer: Valerium-PC
Het systeem is opnieuw opgestart zonder eerst correct te worden afgesloten. Deze fout is mogelijk veroorzaakt doordat het systeem niet meer reageert of is vastgelopen of doordat de stroom is uitgevallen.
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-02-17T17:47:03.530817600Z" />
<Correlation />
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