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Computer crashes and reboots upon loading games.

Q: Computer crashes and reboots upon loading games.

Hello there,
I've been having issues with my computer for the past 3 days and have tried to solve the issue from what I've dug up online and familiar posts on this website to no avail. Whenever I load up a game (ex. Dark Souls 3, Overwatch, etc.) my computer shuts down unexpectedly and restarts itself. No bluescreen or error messages, no new minidump files.
I've tried to disable restart on critical failure yet it continues to reboot on it's own. I've ran HWMonitor and haven't seen anything that seems out of place unless I'm missing something. I've ran prime95, no unexpected shutdown. I then ran FurMark and my computer would instantly shutdown and restart so I assumed the GPU was going bad so I brought it over to a friends to try it with his system and it ran Grand Theft Auto 5 without problems. I then removed one stick of ram and tested them individually, 1 caused an instant crash upon loading up my character in Dark Souls 3 and the other did fine for 15 minutes until I crashed again.
I am now curious if this is a PSU issue and wondering if there is anything I can try to tell if the PSU is simply dying, if my version of Windows 7 is now on the fritz, or if there is something I've overlooked entirely.
My computer specs are:
i7-4790K quad core (Never overclocked)
asus z97-k/csm lga 1150 atx intel motherboard
16gb (2x8gig) RAM
Geforce GTX 970
Thermaltake 600 watt PSU
Windows 7
Thank you in advance!

Preferred Solution: Computer crashes and reboots upon loading 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: Computer crashes and reboots upon loading games.

Another thing to note I have tried uninstalling and deleting every nVidia driver and folder and installed all new versions without any difference. I did not change the registries however because I did not want to take that risk. 
This is also a screenshot of HWMonitor without a game open.

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I have a dual P4 2.4 Ghz that I bought a couple of months ago. When I load 3d type games, it has been crashing.. either when I load a saved game in games like Oblivion or after playing for a few minutes. Then I get the message "Windows has recovered from a serious error" after it reboots. Probe says my CPU is at 40 deg celsius and MB is at 41 degrees. As far as I know, this isn't too hot.

I looked in Event viewer and the last error says-

Source: System Error
Category: 102
Event ID: 1003

Error code 100000d1, parameter1 f6be22ce, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000008, parameter4 f6be22ce.

Would this have to do with a memory problem or video card maybe? The video card is a NVIDIA
GeForce 7600 GT (PCI express). Motherboard is Asus P5N-E SLI with 1GB DDR2 DIMM in A1 slot.

Any ideas what I can do to find out what's causing the crashes?

A:System Reboots When Loading Saved Games

I'm having a similar problem myself. Here'r my particulars;

Recently, as I was opening files downloaded from Rapidshare, my computer rebooted on it's own. Since then it reboots at will continously. Every 5 minutes or so.

Of course I'll get an notice from M$ about how the system shut down improperly and did I want to send a report which I did. Their reply was that it was a device driver improperly installed.

Then I received this message:

BCCode: 10000071 BCP1: 00000008 BCP2:80042000 BCP3: 00000000 BCP4: 00000000 Osver: 5_1_5 SP: 2_0

Question, does anyone have a clue as to what this means or how to fix the problem?

I also ran a trojan remover program which came up with this:

"The following file was called by the Windows Registry at boot time:


An executable file with this name *has not* been found (it may be hidden).

The following program is called from the following Registry Key:

Does that help anything ?

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Hello everyone.

I just had my new PC built for me this past week, everything has been working great until I downloaded digital copies of Starcraft 2 and Dead Space. Where things start getting weird is when I go to install them, I'll make it through about 40% of the install and then windows will crash, it flashes me a blue screen with text, and reboots all within seconds. this has happened to me numerous times now, although with determination I have managed to finally get both games installed, but occassionaly when I open Starcraft 2 I get the same blue screen. I'm starting to wonder if I need to reinstall windows or something, any ideas? I've attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 file for review.

Thanks everyone.

A:Windows 7 crashes then reboots when opening or installing games

Quote: Originally Posted by sofly907

Hello everyone.

I just had my new PC built for me this past week, everything has been working great until I downloaded digital copies of Starcraft 2 and Dead Space. Where things start getting weird is when I go to install them, I'll make it through about 40% of the install and then windows will crash, it flashes me a blue screen with text, and reboots all within seconds. this has happened to me numerous times now, although with determination I have managed to finally get both games installed, but occassionaly when I open Starcraft 2 I get the same blue screen. I'm starting to wonder if I need to reinstall windows or something, any ideas? I've attached the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 file for review.

Thanks everyone.

Love to help but no DMP files included in upload try this method.

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.

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.
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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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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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Greetings BleepingComputer,
I am having issue with my machine playing games. Here are the circumstances of the crashes:
Whenever I open up any game (it didnt used to be this way) once I get to the main menu and/or the exact moment I reach 100% of loading a level, the machine crashes and instantly reboots (no BSOD just a brief shut down into a restart). You should also know that this is a fresh HDD, right off the shelf with a fresh install of EVERYTHING.
Some of the procedures I have done: I have uninstalled and reinstalled my graphics drivers. Installed older versions of graphics drivers. Uninstalled and reinstalled games. Reseated my video card and RAM. Run any and all programs as administrator. Run any and all programs in compatibility mode for windows 7.
Some procedures I have failed to accomplish: I have tried using the program "WhoCrashed" to get the dump files of crashes but I/it is unable to obtain them. I am unsure what I am doing wrong and hopfully you can point me in the right direction, should you need those files... which I imagine you will.
Hopfully what I have described to you is an adequate starting point, although I am certain I am missing details. Below you will find reports from the various programs that this site has recommended I provide to help diagnose the problem. You will also find attached reports that come from the BSOD Pinned Thread. Which may or may not be relevant in this endeavour but, the way I see it the infor... Read more

A:Windows crashes upon opening/loading video games

BIOS dates from 2010 - please update it
Any reason for not updating to Win8.1?
The drivers for this device aren't installed.  Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers from the manufacturer's website.

SCSI Controller    PCI\VEN_1103&DEV_2300&SUBSYS_11AB11AB&REV_02\4&24B79ACB&0&00E2    The drivers for this device are not installed.

Lot's of problems with VLC in the application event log.  Please uninstall it (temporarily) in order to test it.
No significant evidence in these logfiles.
Please run a couple of games in order to crash it (3 times would be good), then create this report:

Please do the following:
- 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).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor... Read more

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hi my home built machine has been running like a dream with no problems at all until two weeks ago when I started up there was no display I swapped the video card from the xfx amd hd 6870 to a new asus amd hd 6950 aand updated the drivers with amd catylist software.
all was ok for a week or so then I had been playing skyrim and installing mods I had problems installing F.O.S.E so I abandoned it and went to play the game the splash screens went as normal but as soon as my save started to load my screen went black the audio carried on for slightly longer before freezing, my machine was still powered up the keyboard and mouse were lighted up as were the led's on the motherboard chassis etc.I had to hold the power button and reboot all seemed ok and I tried running different programs and games to attempt to ascertain whether it was a one off crash or a hardware problem and I experienced the exact same crash under more or less the same circumstances. although less demanding games will run without problems.
I have also noticed some small changes with my system for instance smaall graaphics glitches and a general sluggishness.
I googled extensively and tried checking the hdds scanning for viruses even a clean install to no avail [email protected] stumped guys, I'm checking the event viewer but I'm a bit out of my depth I think so before I go replacing the psu. please enlighten me with your encyclopeadic knowledgebase thanks.p.s. I am the only user on this compute... Read more

A:Solved: display crashes loading certain demanding games psu problem?

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Hi Everyone,

2 Days ago I built a brand new system with the following specs;

ASUS P5N32-SLI DELUXE Motherboard
Intel Pentium D 940 3.2
Micron DDR2 512MBX2 533MHZ Ram
Western Digital SATAII 300Gb Hardrive
BFG 256Mb 7600GT Factory OC'd
LG 16X Dual-layer DVD Burner LightScribe
Antec P180 Case
Thermaltake Purepower 520W PSU
Gigabyte G-Power CPU Cooler
Windows XP Pro SP2

Basically after putting it all together, it seemed to work fine. Xp Installed fine. After installing all the drivers etc. I installed the PC game The Godfather. Once I installed it I played it for about 5 hours then I turned it off overnight then I came back the next morning and XP would get to the loading screen then freeze, then restart after about 1 Minute. Then about 10 reboots afterwards, it would sometimes load then sometimes reset, then sometimes just be blank then reset. I reformated the HDD then re-installed XP then while I was re-installing XP it would get to 12% while installing drivers.cab then just freeze, but the HDD and the DVD were going non-stop.

I have done a windows memory diagnostic test and also a memtest86 both came back with fine results. I think I need to do a BIOS update because in BIOS it reads that my CPU is running at -86C which obviously is wrong. So I will update it because there is a update that is 3 months newer than my version.

If it's not the BIOS what could it be, and what can I do? Thanks everyone for your help. It is Much Appreciated!

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Recently my computer has been restarting whenever I run any video games. Generally, the restart happens between 3 and 40 seconds after the video game is started. I've thoroughly searched these boards and others to try and find solutions, but to no avail. I've tried updating the motherboard BIOS, I've upgraded the video card drivers, moved my ram to different slots, but nothing has helped. I have a Raidmax 420W power supply, NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Ultra video card, and 1 gig of RAM. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more info, I'd be happy to post whatever is needed.


A:Computer Reboots During Games

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Im sure when you were inside the case you removed any dust bunnies that may cause overheating. Are all the fans spinning at boot?

Right Click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System & Recovery-Settings tab
Under System Failure uncheck Automatically Restart. You will now be able to jot down a BSOD error for us to look at.

Does it restart any other times other than gaming?

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Lately after closing new games i have installed, my computer will reboot sometimes. Does this have anything to do with heat and how do I adress this? Thanks.

I've got a AMD Athlon 64 3200+
NVidia Geforce fx5200xt w/ 128 mb DDR video memory

A:Computer reboots after games

Can you take the sides off and make sure all the fans are working properly?
If so. Turn the computer off, and unplug it. and make sure no dust is clogging the fans, or that it has good air circulation going around in the computer

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I've got a Pentium 4 processor, 3 Gigs of RAM, and a decent video card - and running Windows XP.

I recently intalled software for a cable that connects composite cable to a USB plug, so that I could upload from my father-in-law's camcorder (DV to AVI) to the hard drive, and then edit the files in Adobe Premier 3.0. Problem was, Adobe wouldn't recognize the camcorder - so I installed the ULead VideoStudio SE 10 software that came with the USB cable/converter. ULead's software recognized the camcorder, and after I converted the AVI files to MPeg-2 files with ULead I was able to edit the files with Adobe.

Then I started getting "this hardware may not have been installed properly" messages, and Adobe started to freeze practically everytime that I used it, forcing me to turn off the computer from the switch on the back, reboot, and get back on the program. And everything started to slow down on the computer. I figured there was probably a conflict between one or the other (or both) of the new softwares (Adobe was running fine up 'til now) so I uninstaled both of them and then ran several anti-virus and spyware/malware etc. programs just to make sure.

Now Adobe still freezes - but not as often. The major problem that I have is that my computer will crash and reboot almost every time get on it - usually, but not always when I connect to a URL via Internet Explorer, sometimes when I try to access a file from the hard drive that holds my files. ... Read more

A:Computer Crashes Then Reboots

Try locating some of the error messages by following the directions at these links:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry409491With some of the info from the error messages we should be able to narrow down the possible causes.

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Please help. I am running a Compaq Presario 1420SX 512 ram, XP home. Just lately, for no reason, after a few hours it crashes and reboots itself. Only thing different in it is I recently installed a wireless Netgear wireless adapter WG111 v2 so I could access my work on a WAN and am running off an access point (Netgear WG602 v2). Generally has been running very well with no problems other than what's happening now. It just started about two days ago.. suggestions? Thanks for any input.


A:Computer crashes and reboots

Are there any error messages that are shown? Any relatively newly installed software?

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When th PC loads it gets to the windows loading bit then goes black and restarts. It does this every time. Its very much a hardware problem as ive tried various different HDD all with different OS and all do the same. Ive never come across anything like this before and am completly baffled. Anyone with some extra knowledge knows whats wrong?

Ill post some hardware specs in a moment.


A:Computer reboots after windows loading screen.

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I'm not sure if this is the proper place for this as I don't know if it is a Windows XP problem or something else. I just finished building my first PC and now it won't load Windows XP, but instead reboots. It keeps repeating this until I turn the power off. The computer makes no odd noises or beeps at any point.

I'm not sure if it is related or not, but my normal keyboard and mouse is USB, and while they both light up/work when the PC first starts up, once it gets to the screen asking if I want to start Windows normally or in Safe Mode because it didn't shut down properly neither lights up and the keyboard doesn't work.

If I use a standard keyboard it does work at that screen, but it makes no difference and still reboots. Choosing Safe Mode makes no difference either.

My hard drive comes from my old Dell PC that came with Windows XP Professional. The only new things are the motherboard, processor, and ram, which I can't test seperately to make sure they work since I have no other computer that could use any of them. Anything else I had and bought as upgrades from my Dell and have been using for a long time now.

A:Computer repeatedly reboots loading WinXP

Hi Tettsuro,

do you have a Windows XP installation disc?

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My apologies if this topic has already been discussed. I searched and could not find a similar problem so I decided to go ahead and ask.

My computer seems to run just fine most of the time however when I run games it reboots. It seems to only happen when i run the games at max settings. For example I play a game called eve online. When i max the settings out it reboots after maybe 20 minutes or so. I can play it on medium settings however and it is fine. I was thinking it could possibly be the power supply shorting out when my video card draws more power but I'm not sure. I'm looking for a definitive answer before I start buying up new parts to remedy the problem..

I will add as much system info as I can.

Thanks in advance!

System Information
Time of this report: 11/26/2010, 10:22:03
Machine name: ARMAND-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/18/10 14:56:51 Ver: 08.03
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1850MB used, 6337MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.760... Read more

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i have had this problem a while ago and i sent it back to the custom PC builders i got it from and the fixed it by replacing the graphics card and motherboard. It had worked for about 6 months and now is playing up the exact same why. I am upset as i had to pay money to replace the graphics card and motherboard.

Anyway! The problem is that ever game i play, i play it up to 5 minutes on it and it reboots the computer with no warning. This NEVER happens when i go onto web browsers or anything but games.

I have looked around and i have seen that people have had the problem and it has been solved due to over heating or something. i just wonder if it is and how to solve it. Please help! the place i got it from charged lots of money for the replacement and it didn't even work!


TX 650 corsair Power supply
GTX 670 2gb
M5A97 R2.0 asus motherboard
AMF FX-6100 Six-core Processor 3.30GHz
8GB or RAM
64-bit OS

A:Computer reboots when playing games

It sounds like either something is overheating or inadequate power. I am leaning to overheating. Have you tried blowing the dust out of the computer?

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I am getting a reboot every so often, mostly while playing any video game. I have had a few BSODs recently also. One mentioned Memory Management. Any help would be appreciated.



A:Computer reboots without warning during Games mostly.

Your UEFI/BIOS dates from 2009. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the UEFI/BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one) - that is much more forgiving than the traditional (floppy drive) flash method.

Please uninstall MalwareBytes. The Pro version is running and likely conflicting with your other antivirus.

Please get all available, Win8.1 compatible updates from the Alienware website.

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Tnere's a possibility that this system is not compatible w/Win8.1 We will continue to attempt to fix things, but at some point it'll be your decision to stop. At that point the options to achieve stability would be limited to a downgrade to Win7 or earlier.

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Sun Oct 26 21:47:30.581 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\102614-8312-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.17328.amd64fre.winblue_r3.140827-1500
System Uptime:0 days 7:16:55.271
*** WA... Read more

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My computer restarts somtimes while i am palying games, Then when it boots back up it goes fast i log in and then when it starts lading sutf fit sits there for a LONG time like 5 mis then it all goes fast and normal again... but if i maunally restart it and it loads up it doesnt do this big waiting time..

My questions are Why does it restart?
and why is there such a big loading time after the restart?

A:Computer Reboots While Playing Games

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Hey guys i hope u might be able to help me. I recently bult my own pc for the 1st time and im havin a few teething problems.

heres my specs

A7N8X Deluxe
AMD Athlong 3000+ XP
1 gig of pc 3200 ram
120 gb hard drive
saphire raidon 9800 pro atlantis

Evry game ive tried i keep crashing and rebooting or crashign to the desktop.

I tried my geforce 2 in there and it had the same problem.

I looked at the CPU right after crashing and its at 35 celious so its not overheating.

Hope somone can help me before i fall out of my tree....

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Hey everyone, I bought this computer for about 2 years ago and when I decided to reformat it because it was full of junk, And I installed it as I have done many times before and it would work just fine but now when I start a game up it will restart and random times, I've managed to play for about 3 hours or so but that's it, I left the computer on all night once with just the desktop and a file open and it never rebooted, But once i start a game up and play it reboots.

Machine name: LUBURIUM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
System Model: MS-7235
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 299MB used, 3643MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0402&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB

I have have replaced my Power supply to a new one called USP 3430, 430W, formated and reinstalled windows XP Professional, Tested my RAM, Installed all the windows updates, downloaded the latest video card driver, Motherboard drivers, And my CPU is according to "SpeedFan" Core 1 & 2 = 32C - 31C.

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A:Computer reboots while playing Games

1. google psu calculator to determine your needs. add 30% to the results.
2. Your graphics card may not be powerful enough to play the games you play.
3. Your system could also be overheating as well.

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Well, more computer problems. Today while playing Halo, Battlefield 1942, and Day of Defeat, my computer rebooted during play. No error messages at all, just a reboot.

Checked my BIOS settings, everything seems to be fine. I have the latest ATI Cataylst 3.10 drivers. The card is a Radeon 9600XT.

Any help appreciated.

A:Computer Reboots While Playing Games

Sounds like a hardware problem, either memory issues or perhaps overheating of the CPU or graphics processor. I'd start by checking the temperatures after running the games for awhile, see if they're getting up to the high 50's. Also, download www.memtest86.com and run it overnight, it should run error-free basically forever. If you have any errors, that's the first thing to fix.

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did i post this in the wrong forum?

Hi, I`m haveing a frusterating problem, that is driving me nuts, for some reason, my computer reboots itself when i play games, any where from 5 minute in to about 1 hour max, This only happens when i game. i`ve run AV and norton found 2 network.vbs viruses?
i got rid of them, but the problem still occurs.
OS: win98se
Hardware: Asus p2b-f mobo, p3-450,192mb ram,Diamond Viper770, linksys PCI NIC,Creative voodoo2,Creative Live Xgamer, Promise ata66 PCI, maxtor7200rpm13gb, maxtor5400rpm36gb,Both hdds on promise card, and a HP8100CDRW on secondaryIDE slave

[This message has been edited by dragon-knight (edited 04-10-2000).]

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New to the forums, I apologize if this is the wrong place or wrong information, please help by letting me know where to go if I'm in the wrong place.
I had help building this computer to run Iracing. The problems started when it suddenly quit entering the sim and gave error 71. Teamspeak started crashing. And then I noticed firefox started crashing sporatically... when I would try to submit the report the computer would shutdown and reboot. This is an error message that I managed to copy before the reboot. This was when trying to download an antivirus. Thanks in advance for any help. BTW windows xp home 32 bit
AdapterDeviceID: 0x1244
AdapterVendorID: 0x10de
Add-ons: %7B972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-
AvailablePageFile: 5129347072
AvailablePhysicalMemory: 2966933504
AvailableVirtualMemory: 1797144576
BuildID: 20130814063812
CrashTime: 1376793927
EMCheckCompatibility: true
InstallTime: 1376706631
Notes: AdapterVendorID: 0x10de, AdapterDeviceID: 0x1244, AdapterSubsysID: 15563842, AdapterDriverVersion:
D3D10 Layers? D3D10 Layers- D3D9 Layers? D3D9 Layers+
ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}
ProductName: Firefox
ReleaseChannel: release
SecondsSinceLastCrash: 126
StartupTime: 1376793835
SystemMemoryUsePercentage: 18
Theme: classic/1.0
Throttleable: 1
TotalVirtualMemory: 2147352576
URL: http://avast-free-antivirus.softm8.com/?gclid=CPy3zPL8hbkCFUqk4AodDAYA-A
Vendor: Mozilla
Version: 23.0.1
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A:Firefox crashes and reboots my computer / Please Help

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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Thankyou for viewing this thread. I have experienced during both playing games
(World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike Source) as well as during startup and during desktop use, that my computer sometimes reboots itself automatically. Like pressing the restart button, or the screen freezes (occurs when playing Counter-Strike Source) and my audio emits a very high pitched stuttering sound and no commands work, and as such the computer must be manually restarted. I would greatly appreciate it if someone would be able to give me some clues as to what is wrong.

I am currently using the latest free addtion of Zone Labs 'Zone Alarm' firewall and AVG free anti-virus + Ad-Aware SE Personal Spyware removal. These programs have not found any viruses on the computer, although sometimes during a virus scan with AVG the computer will automatically reboot half-way through the virus scan procedure.


A:Computer Crashes + Randomly Reboots

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Firstly, sorry if it's a dupe, search doesn't work on my cell.

Yesterday I left my pc running, and when I came back, found a black screen. Rebooting, I came across some random characters in the POST and also in BIOS, after which, the same black screen. I googled this, removed the video card and the bios and post look normal now( i use the onboard video), but when trying to load windows, the pc reboots.
I tried system repair, chkdsk. When trying to boot in safe mode, it loads up to "AtiPcie.sys", then reboots.

What could I do? Thanks

A:Solved: Computer reboots when loading Safe Mode

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I've been running into this problem for a few weeks and it just got worse, to the point where I can't play ANY game other than flash games. Here's what happens:

Try to start a game (War Thunder, World of Tanks, etc.)

The computer will shut off (with no BSOD and no Crash Report/Minidump) when the game gets to seeing graphics and then reboot 2 secs later on its own.

Attempted Fixes
1. Took to a repair shop and had new thermo gel put in between the cpu and heatsink, however problem could not be replicated and repairman said temperatures were fine (Though Speedfan said AUXTEMP was 80+ celsius, CPU was at 45-50 Celsius).
2. Checked all fans to make sure were running and even added another fan
3. Unplugged and replugged GPU, HardDrive, and RAM.
4. Reinstalled OS with a clean wipe/formatted partition.
5. Used older GPU drivers with dates that were around the time the problem never existed (yet still the problem happened).
6. Airdusted the computer

I have had the problem "delay" sometimes where I get into the game and can see the graphics but then if I either try to make the game full screen or try to do something in the game, the problem happens. I have tried to run FurMark, in which the problem happened again as soon as I started the test. Now I've noticed a high pitch noise (gentle but loud enough to hear it from 2 feet away) coming from my PSU whenever I do something on my computer (moving the mouse, typing, etc.)

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anytime i play a game or try to run my virus scan the computer shuts off and i set it to bring up the bsod but it just shuts totally off. All other programs work just fine

Ive checked RAM, video card and power supply and none of these are the issue. I tried running an AVG virus scan and computer restarts and i tried doing online scans and they cause it to reboot also.

Please help

A:Computer Reboots During Games And Virus Scans

Have you tried running your AVG in Safe Mode?

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My computer is quite new only had it for a month. Two days ago it started to reboot itself out of the blue.
It can be 5 min or 5 hrs before it does reboot. I have turned of the automatic restart but still no error messages.

I have tried memtest86 and prime95 to check the RAM. I have checked the temperatures and it seems ok.
CPU is between 45-55 degrees Celsius when playing games and the graphics card is was at 67 at the most when i benchmarked it. Have also checked for Virus/Malware but have not found anything.

Don't know what else to do.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro N, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16318 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (189 GB Free); D: 3725 GB (3409 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hey fellas i recently posted a thread about continuous stop errors on Xp - however i fixed that error - i just uninstalled ASUS smart doctor and reinstalled a newer version. this seemed to have fixed the error- Thanx.

However another error arose - whilst playing supreme commander my comp first slightly crashed (could still hear game sounds and could move the mouse) - after a few more seconds the comp totally ate itself - no mouse or keyboard response + no sound then image on screen turned black and then whole system reboot.......???????? what the hell. anyways i dont think that its a regular stop error (no blue screen of DEATH came up with error code info). so i posted mini dump file -Single 15.8 kb file hope you can help me thanks!!!

A:Computer crashes whilst in windows and reboots???

Hey Littleman290,

That's quite a problem you have there I experienced a similar one myself a while ago with my ATI Radeon 9200SE Graphics card. Games would run fine for a few minutes and then they would crash, taking along the whole computer with it forcing me to turn it off and then back on.

I'm beginning to think that it may be your graphics card drivers.

Here's something to try. Get the latest drivers for your graphics card and see if they fixes your problem. if this doesn't fix your problem post back here and I'll help you find another solution mate.

Hope I helped.

Good luck,

Dwayne, C.

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Malwarebytes found and removed this Trojan. The puter crashes when playing online games, youtube, even espn site. It has shut down and reboot before the GAMER Scan can complete it's task. I am open for suggestions on how to complete this scan. Thank You for any help you can give me.
DDS (Ver_10-10-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 10:22:00.73 on Fri 10/08/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.438 [GMT -7:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 101008-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *enabled* {ABBD5028-5A95-4B6D-996E-98D64AE88D52}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
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A:had vundo trojan, now computer crashes and reboots

Finally got the GMER scan done.....8 tries
GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2010-10-09 13:57:58
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Running: 9oege4lt.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\kwwyypod.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwClose [0xB63C06B8]
SSDT 86900008 ZwConnectPort
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwCreateKey [0xB63C0574]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwDeleteValueKey [0xB63C0A52]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwDuplicateObject [0xB63C014C]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwOpenKey [0xB63C064E]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwOpenProcess [0xB63C008C]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwOpenThread [0xB63C00F0]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwQueryValueKey [0xB63C076E]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwRestoreKey [0xB63C072E]
SSDT \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSP.SYS (avast! self protection module/ALWIL Software) ZwSetValueKey [0xB63C08AE]

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I left windows updates installing overnight on my emachine after a reformat. In the morning the machine kept rebooting & now it will not load windows at all, not in normal or safe mode.

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In the last 2 days, my computer has been restarting whenever I loaded a level in a video game.
Event Viewer shows Kernel Power critical errors (41, task 63). Basically, the error says something about insufficient or unstable power supply or whatever.

I have a Corsair VX450 which is around 3 years old. I have a Geforce GTS 250 GPU, running at decent temps.
My Q6600 also has good temps, so I think we can rule temps out as the source of the problem.

I will elaborate a bit more about the symptom:
When a level is done loading and I hit START or whatever to start playing the level, that is, when the GPU kicks in, the PC reboots.

I do have two audio drivers installed - one for the build in sound card and another for the non-built in one. I need them both, and I've had them both installed and running simultaneously since day one of using this PC. I did disable the built in one's driver, though. You know, just in case...

So what else do you think I should try?
Is it possible that my PSU is no longer able to supply my GPU with the required power?
I've had generic power supplies run pretty much for as long as I used the computer (I stopped using them because they got very old).

A:Kernel Power 41 task 63 - computer reboots when after loading game

bump... Please help, my computer is unusable at the moment.

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Hi guys,

I've been having this problem for a few months now since my RAM got errors and had to be replaced. Every few days my computer will randomly reboot. When it crashes, the screen goes black and the HDD light stays on solid for about a minute, before it reboots. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as I'm losing a lot of work because of this!

For anyone who's interested, here's an event log of the latest crash: http://1drv.ms/1p4fCl7

Also here's the dm log collector data: http://1drv.ms/1hYgbZM



A:System Event: ID 41 (Computer crashes randomly then reboots)

Can you test your RAM with memtest86, run it for at least 8 passes.
Follow these instructions.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002ea5150, 0, ffffffffffffffff}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiReplenishPageSlist+c0 )

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Yes, all that! I can't install programs, Browsers crash, Blue screen of death (Mem dump) Random restarts

And all before, and still after Formating and Reinstalling. I have gone through then steps, and didn't find anything, and what I could do, I had to pass up.
I have a log, nice and short. Need anything else let me know. Thank you!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:39:11 AM, on 5/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] Mixer.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00PCTFW] "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe" -s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sun... Read more

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My copmuter keeps on crashin into a black screen or just reboots after i play a 3d game like Halo, Warcraft 3, and Max Payne 2, It keeps crashing in 3dmark2001 and in 3dmark2003. It only crashed like once though in 3dmark 2003 and it crashes like almost every single time in 3dmark 2001. I Updated everything (BIOS, WINDOWS, NVIDA DRIVERS[53.03], VIA4in1). When i open my computers side panel and clean it with Dust Remover Blow Can out it works well for a like an hour then the whole thing all over again. I though it was the Cooling or soem thing but i get temps around 40*C (Mobo Temp) all the time. I also took out the PCI slot blocker thingy right under my graphix card to get more air in to circulate when the fans are turing inside. In 3 days i am going to upgrade to a E-VGA Geforce 5900 SE. I dont want these problems sparking up with that.

My Specs are:

Model : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1600+
Speed : 1.41GHz
Model Number : 1600 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR2039 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous Write-Back (16-way, 64 byte line size)

Mainboard L7VMM
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
Mainboard : KM266-8233A
Total Memory : 511MB

Chipset 1
Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8375 ProSavageDDR PM266/KM266 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

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A:Computer Freezes Reboots Crashes in 3dgame or 3dapp

Chipset 1
Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8375 ProSavageDDR PM266/KM266 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

Reduce your fsb to 2x133

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Hi. So recently i started having this problem. So i would start playing a game or doing something resource intensive, and after a while my PC would just freeze,not respond to anything, and then restart. And i know this technically isnt a BSOD thead, but i have no idea where to put it, so i decided to put it here, as there was no really better section for it. It only seems to happen when i am talking with someone over skype though. Next time i restart my PC i will make sure to put it in the mode, where when it receives a BSOD it doesnt restart to try and catch if there is an actual BSOD appering. Thanks in advance

A:Computer randomly reboots while playing games for an extended period

The system specifications in my account settins don't want to save so here they are

ASRock Extreme4+
AMD A8-6600K(Which is an APU) With its integrated graphics as my only GPU
8GB of DDR3 memory, and i cant remember its brand
WD Black 500GB Hdd

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I'm having an extremely weird vista startup error.
I just built my computer about a month ago and installed Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP-1. It took me about 15 tries, but I finally got vista installed. I updated the drivers for the graphics card and sound card, installed Norton Internet Security 2008 and Supreme Commander: FA, and it started doing this weird restarting stuff.

Once booted up, my computer runs fine. It runs Supcom: FA perfectly at all max settings with no slowdown and has never crashed once. This makes me think it is not a hardware issue.

Here's where the problems start. Every time I turn on my computer, the graphics card cycles the fan high, then low, high, then low eight times before it boots. It didn't do that before. I want to fix that because it takes a long time and the noise is annoying.
Once it boots up, I get the "Windows Error Recovery" screen and if I select "start normally," it starts to boot (green loading bar) then gives me a bluescreen for ~1/4 second (too fast to read or get a pic of) then reboots.
I get the "Windows Error Recovery" screen again and select "use previous settings" and it will sometimes start normally, other times I have to repeat this process. Every time I start normally, it crashes and reboots. Once it's booted, it works fine.

I tried booting off the install DVD and running "Repair My Computer"
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A:Vista 64-bit Startup Error: Reboots, Crashes, Reboots, Works


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Crashes happen anytime, result in a black or white screen, one time, it completed the loop and it had actually BSOD'd! I have the memory dump (hoping a forums wizard can come and save me!). Have tried disabling HDMI audio package drivers, overclocking and underclocking the video card. Does not appear to be memory related as one time, music that was being played on my computer, continued to play after the crash. Using windows 7 64bit RTM btw.

A:Games crash to black screen, monitor loses signal, computer reboots

Heres the memory dump PAGEDU64 ?   B? - MEMORY DUMP PLAYER666 - MiCCv0na - Pastebin.com

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I am having a problem and it is just happening when i attempt to play certain online games like World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, and Planet Side. Have not tried with any other games. Pretty much I can actually get into the game and on my character, but about 20-30 seconds later the computer just freezes or runs amazing slow. I was able to alt tab and check my processes under alt+ctrl+delete and it showed my CPU usage at 100%. I am forced to manually reboot at this point. This problem has happened continuously when I try and play any of the games. I have tried rebooting, downloading the most up to date drivers for my video card, buying a brand new video card, and scan disk. I am not sure what else to try.

Also this new video card was working fine with the games until about 3 days ago, ran them perfectly for about 2-3 weeks. The video card I had before this one started giving me similar problems that is why i replaced it.

p.s. first time posting here so if anything im forgetting please let me know

A:Computer crashing when loading games

if your CPU usage is so high, there's more going on than just the video card... did you try defragmenting?

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First of all, thanks in advance for any responses to this post. I?ve already researched this issue as best I could myself and have tried a few possible solutions with no luck. I?ll try to be very specific in describing my exact scenario as well as what I?ve already tried.

My computer restarts when loading newer games for example COD4, UT2k4 or L4D. It does not restart when loading older games for example Warcraft3:TFT, Diablo2 or AVP2. Everything seems to operate normally besides the restarts although the Windows startup loading screen may be slower. I couldn?t say for sure.

BSOD information

*** Stop: 0x000000d1 (0xc7d1b254, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xb991fb3e)
*** sfng32.sys ? Address b991fb3e base at b991e000, Datestamp 4249000b
Beginning Dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

Upon successful restart, there is a Microsoft error report to be sent with error code signature:
BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : C7D1B254 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : B991FB3E OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

System information

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) SP2
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Motherboard: Intel D945PSN
Processor: Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz (2CPUs)
Memory: (OCZ PC2 5400 1024MB Dual Channel Value Pro Series 5-5-5-10) x2
Graphics Card: EVGA Nvdia Geforce 7800GT PCIE
PSU: Thermaltake 430w XP550NP
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A:My computer restarts when loading games

foodger said:

(By the way the Antec PSU does not have the 6 pin connecter required to power the EVGA Nvdia Geforce 7800GT.)Click to expand...

I think you found the fault

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My computer ran perfectly fine until a few days ago, now whenever it starts up a game the computer will immediately crash. No blue screen, no extended crash of any type, just off. Temperature does not appear to spike before the crash, but there is not much time for speccy to update. Windows does not file any crash reports.

Built computer myself.

Operating Windows 7 Ultimate

AMD Phenom X4 9650 Quad Core Processor HD9650WCGHBOX - 2.30GHz, 4MB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket AM2+

MSI K9N2 Diamond Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI, Socket AM2+/AM2, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, RAID, HDMI support

Transcend JM800QLU-2G 2GB Memory Module - PC6400, DDR2, 800MHZ, DIMM

Graphics Card:
1280MB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 HD

Zalman 128 GB

Power Supply:
Cannot find sticker, very literally nothing written on 5/6 sides, the only side i can't see is the side against the top of the case. I bought this power supply when I upgraded my graphics card a year or two ago. I believe it is 950 watts. Bought it at frys, no online order history to check, can't find a box anywhere in my house.

A:Computer crashing upon loading games.

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A problem on a laptop ACER I5, error = media test failure, check cable. I downloaded the "Ultimate BootCD" tool to achieve diagnotic, do you have a repair utility windows that load with a CD ISO image in order to restart the computer and run the repair. thank you

Computer crashes before loading windows, access bios
If the diagnosis does not give an error, I would be able to repair windows from an ISO file, because no access to safe mode.

thank you

A:Computer crashes before loading windows

Looks like your hard disk is not detected. Please enter in to BIOS setup and verify if the HDD is detected or not. You can enter in to the BIOS setup by pressing F2 during powering on.
Here is an example BIOS screen . If the HDD is none, it is not detected.

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ok got my computer up and running. Now It loads up to windows XP logo ( logo slightly fades in)then blah.... restarts. . I upgraded from (POS)-----> pcchips board with AMD 2400XP <---(DIED) New board, new processor,same old hard drive.Hard drive partitioned in to 40gb 80gb 40gb.Thanks for any help

Winblows XP
BIOSTAR M7NCG 400 Socket A
G-skill ram 512mb
Sempron 2.0 ghz
ATI 9800 se
SB Audigy
SEA gate 160 gb

A:Computer crashes upon loading windows.

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Hi guys.

I am having some real problems with my system...

It has recently started freezing during games, it crashes the whole system and I cant do anything but hard restart. I first thought it was a sound driver problem as sometimes it looped a sound, but have changed the drivers to no avail.

It seems to affect CS source and Hitman blood money alot, and usually after 5-10 mins.

I have installed:

The latest Direct X,
Sound drivers (realtek audio drivers)
Videocard drivers
Chipset drivers

My specs are:

DFI lanparty SLIDR
1024mb OCZ platinum pc 4200 (Ram is replacement ram from OCZ as first lot was poo.)
Athlon 64 3200+
650w Modular PSU
2x 80gb WD Sata raid Hd's

Running XP Sp2,

I have no problems in windows, or any other program just games.
I have underclocked the Videocard, processer and memory to see if it is strain or overheating but I still get problems.

Thanks In advance!


A:Computer Crashes During games (Different Guy :P)

Those freezings are caused due to overheating of some components(CPU,Chipset,GPU)
check the temperature via Bios for exact temperatures or SpeedFan/Everest in windows for tests in full load.
Fix the problem by making enough airflow in the case(more case fans>the bigger the better ,change the cpu cooleror the GPU cooler look for the chipset temperature.

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I have been having this problem for quite some time now but it has gotten worse. So in some of the games I play after about 10-15 minutes of playtime I get a sound loop and then my monitor goes to sleep, and I can't get it to wake up so I need to restart my computer by holding down the power button. A few games this happens to is Portal, Counter Strike: Source, L4D2 and Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and Halo aren't connected with my steam account. I have tried many test to see if it was any of my hardware but I had no luck.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Owner at 18:25:14.97 on Fri 05/28/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.6142.4193 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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My computer will crash during some games only older ones like nwn 2 and star wars tor. Fallout 4 works fine. I've tried running the games in compatibility mode.

The fans will kick in to high gear and the screen goes blank. I have to hold down the power button and do a hard restart.

Any ideas on what could be causing this?

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