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2x BSODs in the last few days, whilst playing GTA V.

Q: 2x BSODs in the last few days, whilst playing GTA V.

Hey there,

This is my first post here.

Basically, in the last week (Thursday 16th and last night) I've had two blue screens. The first thing I should say is that both of these occurred whilst I was playing the new PC release of Grand Theft Auto. In both cases I received the same message: "driver irql_less_or_not_equal", which I'm assuming has something to do with an out of date driver somewhere?

That's about all I can say about the blue screen messages themselves as I had no time to take down any of the information and because I've never experienced these issues on any machine. I do however have the dump files which I will upload.

When the second blue screen occurred last night I was concerned that it may have something to do with my new RAM, which I installed last Thursday. I've since realised however that the first of these incidents took place shortly after midnight on Thursday, and the RAM was installed in the evening later that day.

Out of interest, I'm using Windows Home Premium 64bit.

There is no other obvious symptoms of a problem with the PC, but I'm keen to find out the issue.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Preferred Solution: 2x BSODs in the last few days, whilst playing GTA V.

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: 2x BSODs in the last few days, whilst playing GTA V.

Hello, TuffGnarl and welcome to the Forums. I will try to help you with this. Please fill out the BSOD Posting InstructionsBlue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. I would also appreciate if you add your PSU to your System Specs.

You had 2 dump files, both listing the same thing.

BugCheck D1, {70, 2, 0, fffff88001351195}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStorA.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStorA.sys
Probably caused by : iaStorA.sys ( iaStorA+62195 )
Followup: MachineOwner
That is the Intel Raid Driver. It was listed on both dumps. This is your current driver,

start end module name
fffff880`012ef000 fffff880`042f3000 iaStorA T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: iaStorA.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\iaStorA.sys
Image name: iaStorA.sys
Timestamp: Wed Oct 12 15:29:51 2011 (4E95F8BF)
CheckSum: 000957F4
ImageSize: 03004000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
As you can see it is in need of updating. If you are not using it as a Raid Driver, you may be better of uninstalling it.

Also listed on both dumps was

fffff800`03c073a8 fffff880`010975fcUnable 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
Sptd is your SCSI Pass Through Direct Host - Daemon Tools (known BSOD issues with Win7)

Please uninstall it, using these instructions

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause of BSOD's.

1. Uninstall Daemon Tools.
2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
- Double click the executable to open it
- Click the button shown below

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.

Also listed on one dump was

fffff800`03c07378 fffff880`0a41a73fUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Your current driver is

start end module name
fffff880`0a400000 fffff880`0a485000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jun 10 01:33:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)
CheckSum: 0008B67F
ImageSize: 00085000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
That is your Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC and as you can tell it is way out of date too. Please update it.

After completing all of that, Please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system files. If it can't repair them after 3 reboots, let us know.

Let us know how your computer runs after that.

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Hello again TSF,
I've recently encountered 2 Blue Screens within the last 2 days, that appear to occur whilst playing the Facebook game 'Sims Social'...
Of course that's probably just a coincidence, but i've never encountered BSOD's on this computer yet (had it for less than 1 year).
It may also be worth noting that if i remember correctly, World of Warcraft was also running in the background whilst alt-tabbing to play on the Sims Social, just incase this links to any reasoning behind the crashes.

Attached (hopefully) items include the required tests from the sticky, aswell as the 2 dumps from the bsods.


? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Win 7 64-bit
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
? What was original installed OS on system?
Win 7 64-bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
? Age of system (hardware)
Approx. 8 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
Reformatted maybe 1 or 2 months ago.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs), ~4.0GHz
? Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768mb
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage

? System Manufacturer
Gigabyte (custom build from Overclockers.co.uk)
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

A:2 BSOD's 2 days in a row, whilst playing Sims Social?

Okay it would appear that it has absolutely nothing to do with Sims Social
Just had another BSoD, literally within 2 hours of my last one, this time whilst playing World of Warcraft.
I have attached the minidump for this crash.

EDIT: Just to note, after restarting the PC from a crash, a directx9 error pops up. Can't remember exactly what it states, but it's something along the lines of it having issues starting up i believe. The little 'boodle-boop' noise that sounds when you plug in a USB plays a couple of times after a reboot from BSoD.
Sorry if any of this is irrelevant, just feel as though I should note everything i can think of! :)

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Hi everyone,

My new personally built PC has me baffled, I'm in no way a noob when it comes to PCs having broken and fixed multitudes in the past, and a quick Google Search with any BSOD code would set me off fixing anything.

But lately I have been having multiple, different BSODS, one every two days or so:

minidumps etc attached, I suspect RAM/Graphics card problem maybe?

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Core i5-2500k
P67a GD53
4GB OCZ old ram that isn't designed for P67 but should work by all means
Radeon HD5870 1GB

I upped the RAM voltage/IO voltage to prevent previous BSODs that have pretty much gone now:
CPU IO: 1.15v
DRAM Voltage: 1.55v
at CAS7, 1066MHz.

I ran memtest all night a month or so back and all was fine, not changed anything since then.

Any help?
First post, forgive me if I overlooked anything

Edit: yes i read the "before posting BSOD" thread and adhered to it (I think..)

A:Various BSODS every few days, playing MW3, Halo 2, etc

No DMP's included in upload. Please try this method.

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 t... Read more

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I've had a BSOD 4 times in the last week around the same time of day (7.30AM) whilst my PC is idle, but I can't see how to read the minidumps.

Could someone please have a look at the attached dumps and point me in the right direction?

Many thanks in advance.

A:BSOD every few days (whilst PC idle)

Hi there,

All your dumps are pointing to disk issues,

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by
a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see
If the error status is 0xC000000E, 0xC000009C, 0xC000009D or 0xC0000185,
it means the disk subsystem has experienced a failure.
If the error status is 0xC000009A, then it means the request failed because
a filesystem failed to make forward progress.
Arg1: fffff6fc5006f3e0, lock type that was held (value 1,2,3, or PTE address)
Arg2: ffffffffc0000185, error status (normally i/o status code)
Arg3: 0000000389eb8880, current process (virtual address for lock type 3, or PTE)
Arg4: fffff8a00de7c018, virtual address that could not be in-paged (or PTE contents if arg1 is a PTE address)

Debugging Details:

ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000185 - The I/O device reported an I/O error.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185
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I put Windows 8 onto my PC yesterday, pretty good so far, but this afternoon I now see a weird message as it boots up:

'Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish the installation'

I have known PCs restart immediately upon adding new stuff but why 2 days??? Is everything OK?

Have other ppl had this?


A:Odd msg whilst starting, 2 days till installation ends!

Might be they are non critical updates that need to install at some stage.

Perhaps it is for always on users - just letting you know if you don't restart in the nearish future, then it will do it automatically.

I don't know why they chose 2 days.

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Hi I'm new to this forum and was wondering if i could get some help or advice on what the problem might be the PC is only 3 months old and has had four recent blue screen errors over the time i have been using it and i was wondering if this is a hardware or system failure that i may need to replace. These are the dump files and system information attached to post thank you.

A:BSOD Whilst playing Browsing and Playing game's


The BSOD seems to be caused by old ATI video card drivers:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8007da8010, fffff8800774da1c, 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+7a1c )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8007da8010, Optional pointer t... Read more

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When running FSX, I have had some BSODs. I only get these whilst running this programme. I had earlier issues to do with DirectX and graphics, but changed my graphics card recently and the issues ceased. This new set of issues is beginning to get frustrating and I'm wondering if it's my CPU. I have overclocked this to 4Ghz using a Corsair H50 CPU cooler but was running fine until I switched to Win7.

In event viewer, I have also had: WHEA-logger event id 19 Cache Hierarchy error CPU6, WMI event id 10 to do with CIVM2 because of error 0x80041003, Kernel-power event ID 41 (due to shut downs), WHEA-logger event id 18 internel timer error in all processors, bugcheck event 1001...

Any help, info and guidance would be gratefully recieved...

Kind regards,


A:BSODs whilst using FSX

your file shows a 0x124 stop error which is usually hardware related... read this thread for possible fixes... -=> here

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I've been getting a few bluescreens and generalh CTDs whilst gaming quite a lot. So far I've replaced the motherboard (though becuase the old one was a dud), replaced the power supply (also dud) and rolled back my graphics drivers to 355.98, I also used DDU to remove the old drivers too.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:BSODs whilst gaming

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

Forum rules

4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).

<ProductName>Windows 10 Pro</ProductName>
<TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64
- Not the original installed OS, the original installed was 32bit Windows Vista Home Premium. After being given the all-clear to upgrade to Windows 7 I did so to 32bit, and then again to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, and then back down to my current OS: 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1)

(Each upgrade was a clean install)

- Full Retail Version

- System hardware is about 2-3 years old, graphics card slightly newer
- Have had to clean install a few times due to issues, so less than a year on current OS since last clean install

I have received these errors through general use of my computer. I use my computer for gaming, internet-browsing, work, and as a video and music player. I also run a server for me and my friends for gaming, but my ram and video card memory is never a problem. However, I always have something wrong with my computer and I never know what's wrong.

I'm aware there are a lot of dumps but I would be grateful if I could get a quick response, thanks for your time guys.

If there's any extra information you need feel free to ask

A:BSODs whilst general usage of PC


Remove McAfee from your system.
Download and install Anti-Malware, Virus, Spyware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
Finish and post back with results.

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Hi Guys! First post. sorry about the quotes but otherwise i lose all the text formatting

Getting regular bsods whilst using a card reader in conjunction with HP desktops.

Same issue on multiple machines all the same build.
OS is windows XP
Model is HP DC7900 XU1 PROCESSOR INTEL CORE 2 DUO CPU E8400 @ 3.00 GHZ
No issue with Dell Desktops or HP Laptops

I ran the minidump through an analyser and got the following:



Use '!findthebuild' command to search for the target build information.
If the build information is available, run '!findthebuild -s ; .reload' to set symbol path and load symbols.


FAULTING_MODULE: 804d7000 nt


POOL_ADDRESS: 86b42008




LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 8054b583 to 804f9f43

WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
a6c36c5c 8054b583 000000c2 00000007 00000cd4 nt+0x22f43
a6c36cac 8054b95f 86b42008 00000000 a6c36cc8 nt+0x74583
a6c36cbc b9d707af 86b42008 a6c36ce4 b9d6e481 nt+0x7495f
a6c36cc8 b9d6e481 b9d8e020 86b42008 00000000 Ntfs+0x27af
a6c36ce4 b9d6e666 86b42008 00000001 00000000 Ntfs+0x481
a6c36cfc b9d98614 86b42008 00000000 00000000 Ntfs+0x666
a6c36d7c 8053879d 00000000 00000000 87122020 Ntfs+0x2a614
a6c36dac 805cff62 00000000 00000000 00000000 nt+0x6179d
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A:BSODs whilst using USB card reader with HPDesktop

Please provide this info from one of the affected systems: BSOD + other problem

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I've posted in the past regarding this issue but later found out it was my last 8Core CPU that was physically damaged and was sent a new one by AMD.

This new one has been running ok

Now, I'm not sure if this issue is caused by the CPU, RAM... hell it could be the bloody mouse, I just don't know.

I've attached the ripped diagnostic files for your viewing.
Any help with this would be much appreciated, if it's the damned CPU I'm going to throttle AMD.

Cheers folks.

A:Random BSODs Especially whilst gaming (Any games)

Your dumps are not specific about the causes of the crashes. Still, if the crashes are occurring during gaming, three four things should be done primarily.

► Uninstall and reinstall nvidia display driver.
Download and install |MG| Driver Fusion (Driver Sweeper) 1.1.1 Download.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, follow option two to search for the appropriate driver for your system automatically, and install it.
► It may cause due to heat, too. Monitor the system heat, including the GFX card's heat. Specially the heats just before the crashes. Speccy will help you in it.

► Dust is another probable cause. Clean the inside of the computer, very carefully.

► The graphics card itself may be the cause. Do a stress test.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Let us know the results, and if it still crashing or not.

Two more points. Not directly related to your current issue, but you should pay attention to those too.

► Uninstall the following programs:
AVG. Including PC Tuneup. Replace it by Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Gigabyte Utilities
► Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
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Things either freeze up or the audio studders. Both cases are a royal pain to deal with. Comp is a custom build and I've even resorted to reformatting several weeks ago. Just got done finishing running memtest and it said I passed..could one of you fabulous wizards assist?

A:Random BSODs whilst gaming and watching videos

Quote: Originally Posted by Mooshi

Things either freeze up or the audio studders. Both cases are a royal pain to deal with. Comp is a custom build and I've even resorted to reformatting several weeks ago. Just got done finishing running memtest and it said I passed..could one of you fabulous wizards assist?

How many passes of memtest?

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.

You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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I have installed the latest graphics drivers and motherboard drivers and performed memory checks. Neither have gotten me any closer to a solution!

Here are my dump files:

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD whilst playing WoW.

Hello Please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hey guys. So for the past few months whenever i play any games i eventually get BSOD.. sometimes 5 minutes in.. sometimes an hour in. I've downloaded blue screen viewer and got a couple of screenshots of a couple of different bsod's.. these 2 seem to be the only ones that come up. I tried running a ram tester and that came back with no errors.. Just wondering if anyone can decipher this for me.
Furthermore.. i don't know if this is related or not but if i leave my computer on for say a day or so, everything starts to lag.. videos start to stutter and there is just lag in general in everything i do.. once i restart it all comes good... for a while but then starts up again. I tried disabling every non essential startup program but it still does it.
Thanks guys!
Also.. i am trying to add the dump files but can't figure out how to gain permission to do so...

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Windows 7 . .- x64- the original installed OS on the system- an OEM- Bought in September 2010- The OS is the original installed and has not been re-installed

I get a blue screen of death whilst playing the sims. It appears after a while and so I thought it was video card related but reinstalling the video card and updating the directx version has done nothing.
The OS has been unotuched on the laptop since it was bought in September and there hasn't been any problems with it other than this.
Any help would be much appreciated

The required attached zip file has both the perfmon report and the collected data from the tool

A:BSOD whilst playing games

bump - can anyone help me?

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Attachment 286409Hey ive got a problem which has only started happening the last few weeks. when i play bf3 i get a blue screen with no error code withing 5 mins of play time, its now doing it with war thunder after around 1 hours play. previously it never done this i could play for hours with no problems at all. i done some looking around and saw that i should download whocrashed this is what it said.

On Tue 17/09/2013 23:39:08 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091813-22937-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12903)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80079E8028, 0xF20F2000, 0x175)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.

PC Specs
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Phenom II X4 B60 (was a amd phenom 2 core which i unlocked the other 2)
Deneb 45nm Technolog... Read more

A:BSOD whilst playing games.

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My system is suffering from BSOD, It only happens when I play games and only with some games not all, and with those games affected it happens randomly, sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes an hour +

Have tried reinstalling the NVIDIA drivers, Used MSI Afterburner / CPUID HWMonitor to check if it was overheating but it doesn't seem to be the case, Thought it might be some malware or something like BitMiner but nothing there

System Specs - Desktop

- Windows 7 x64
- No OS was installed on system, used an existing 7 disk
- Full retail version
- Approx. 5 Months
- Installed OS same day as I received computer, never reinstalled

- CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
- MotherBoard: Asus H81M-PLUS
- Power Supply: CORSAIR 550W VS

Speccy - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/y...p8UXVJ3OauE4fM

Hope its an obvious problem, even if it s a serious one, so I can get it sorted out


A:BSOD whilst playing some games



Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.


2: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`05d95a48 fffff880`04c95140 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`05d95a50 fffff880`04c68867 dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`05d95a90 fffff880`04c94f4f dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
fffff880`05d95b40 fffff880`04d6403d dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
fffff880`05d95bc0 fffff800`0311c73a dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
fffff880`05d95c00 fffff800`02e718e6 nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`05d95c40 00000000`00000000 nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16
DirectX was doing some worker thread work, noted that the display driver needed to reset from a timeout, attempted to reset, but failed to reset in the allocated period of time, therefore the box bug checked.


1. Ensure you have the latest video card drivers. If you are already on the latest video card drivers, uninstall and install a version or a few versions behind the latest to ensure it's not a latest driver only issue. If you have already experimented with the latest video card driver and many previous versions, please give the beta driver for your card a try.

2. Uninstall whichever of these you have:

ASUS Kernel Mode Driver, Asus Smart Doctor/iTracker 2, Asus GPU Tweak, and GPU Tweak Streaming.

I can see the driver I am just unsure of which.

3. Navigate to services.msc and disable the nVidia Streaming Service, a... Read more

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First off it doesn't only crash when playing games, just almost all of the time.
I cannot remember when this first started but i assume it was around the time of windows 10, my PSU became very hot which i noticed upon crashes, so i used an external fan to keep it cool, which it did a very good job of. however, today it has been crashing constantly when playing games, sometimes after 1m or 1h, the PSU is very cool however my CPU fan becomes very hot so i can only assume it is the CPU that is messing up (the CPU fan is still running so that is not broken). i get no blue screen or error message it just shuts down, sometimes automatically restarting but other times pending on me turning it back on.
I have tried reinstalling windows, looked online for hours with no luck. i saw something about updating BIOS but that is beyond me and sounds dangerous from all the warnings i see online. on one error i got a watchdog code which i looked up to find multiple causes, one involving a faulty CPU, i am reluctant to replace it if it is not necessary but am desperate for any help, on the crash event viewer it just says that windows shut down unexpectedly, no error codes or solutions, thanks for any help

A:PC Crashing Whilst Playing Games


First, it is very hard to give advise when we don't know what system you have.
Please give the make and model, service tag if available, or if custom please list all the exact parts (eg don't list 500w psu, list the full model Corsair CX500W CMPSU-500CX)
Alternatively you can run the TSG utility and copy and paste the info back here.

Next you need to check your temps, both at idle and under load.
Ideally at idle in the BIOS and under load using monitoring software (lots available but the more accurate will be one provided by the motherboard manufacturer if available).
Report all the temps back here (CPU, Motherboard, GPU)

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Hi all,

Playing Dishonoured has been causing my comp to BSOD every 40 mins or so. Temps seem fine but I thought it could be a PSU problem (it's the no-name one that came with the case).

It BSOD this morning whilst Dishonoured was running but minimised, which is weird because the GPU wasn't working hard and CPU was at about 47%.

So anyway, I was hoping that some altruistic soul could check my crashdumps and make sure it's not a driver issue, before I shell out for a new PSU


A:BSOD - usually whilst playing Dishonoured

Hello fraktal and welcome to the forums

What AMD GPU do you have? If you know how to do so, please update your drivers.


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Hello all,

Started getting random BSOD during XCOM 2, been absolutely fine up until now. No other BSODs during other activities.

From looking at BlueScreenViewer it points to both cng.sys and ntsokernel.exe. The actual BSOD is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a.



A:BSOD whilst playing XCOM 2 (Win 10)

Apologies I will post in the Windows 10 Forum!

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This is my first post here and after looking around for a while I'm still having problems.

I have read the Posting Instructions and used the SF Diagnostic Tool, results included.
I'm not sure if that includes all my system information, but if anything is missing I'll post as soon as I can.

To clarify further the BSOD has happened on a variety of games, sometimes it can happen with in 5mins of loading one other times I am good for a couple of hours or I can play till I've quit the game with no crashing.

I have done scans with MSE, Spybot and Malware Bytes with no issues found.
From looking at other threads, one recommended using a driver scanner to check for updates (SlimDrives), again no updates found.

That's all I can think of for now, also to be honest I am a bit reluctant in having to do a full re-install and would very much like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD whilst playing games

Looks like hardware can you follow this tutorial: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Post back the results


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Repeatedly getting BSOD after games in FIFA 15. Never had BSOD before and have never had graphics problems whilst gaming. Would really appreciate any help.

A:BSOD whilst playing FIFA 15

fffff880`0a272968 fffff880`08402f93Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\L6PODHD564.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for L6PODHD564.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for L6PODHD564.sys
fffff880`0a272970 fffff880`0a272a00
fffff880`0a272978 fffff880`0a2731a8
fffff880`0a272980 fffff880`08402f92 L6PODHD564+0x2f92
3: kd> lmvm l6podhd564
start end module name
fffff880`08400000 fffff880`084bcb00 L6PODHD564 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: L6PODHD564.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\L6PODHD564.sys
Image name: L6PODHD564.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jul 12 03:05:33 2013 (51DEECE5)
CheckSum: 000C089D
ImageSize: 000BCB00
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Check for an update for the Guitar 6 driver here, and install it:
Line 6

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Hello all,

Started getting random BSOD during XCOM 2, been absolutely fine up until now. No other BSODs during other activities.

From looking at BlueScreenViewer it points to both cng.sys and ntsokernel.exe. The actual BSOD is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a.




A:BSOD whilst playing XCOM 2

Please use the tool from BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums to create a new zip and upload the new zip.
The tool from sevenforums is slightly different.

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Title pretty much tells you the issue, and hopefully the file requested will explain what is wrong.

I'll just add I've ran memtest for 8 hours with no errors.

So my RAM is safe.

Hope you can help, I can't take it anymore

A:BSOD Whilst Playing Games

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No idea whats been happening, just tends to BSOD whilst I'm playing a game of Dota. Incredibly frustrating.
I've attached my log folder.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD whilst playing DOTA

If you are using a program like Ccleaner please stop using it while troubleshooting.
This because programs like Ccleaner remove dump files that are needed to troubleshoot.
Or configure Ccleaner to not remove dump files:

We'll have to wait for another BSOD to occur, if another BSOD occurs just follow the posting instructions again and upload a new zip.

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hello, i have just bought a new graphics card and overclocked my pc to achieve a 1:1 CPURAM. My temps and voltages are all fine, max temp for cpu is 55 degrees and gpu max about 75 degrees depending on how much i want to put the fan on (at 80% 75 degrees). Look at my pc specs to get an idea of the OC.
i have updated video drivers and this only occurs when im playing games.
The sound sometimes freezes with the image too, i cant return to my desktop and all i can do is manually restart my computer.
There is no error displayed in the event viewer, and im wrpping my brain with what it could be, i have a termaltake 550 WATT PSU thats about a year old. iahve 2 SATA HDD , any ideas?

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Hello everyone,

My laptop seems to have started switching itself off at random times when I am playing games, specifically STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, World in Conflict, The Sims 2, and probably others as well. I assume it is something to do with the graphics card or memory.

I was able to stop World in Conflict switching off by lowering the game detail settings, but the problem remains for STALKER, even if I switch the graphics to the lowest settings. This problem didn't occur a few months ago when I last installed it, and my computer is more than capable of running these games.

Does anyone have any idea what I can do to solve this problem, or at least what type of problem it is? Can I change my video/memory settings to compensate? I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570.

I posted this question in the 'Games' section earlier, but I'm not sure it actually counts as a 'Game' problem.

Thanks alot for your help,

A:Computer switches self off whilst playing games

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following it custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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I've had many crashes and BSoD problems lately. Hopefully somebody here can help.

A:BSOD after start-up and whilst playing several games

Sorry. I forgot to mention. After reading that a lot of crashes are caused by Daemon Tools, I uninstalled it. Then I ran the SF diagnostics tool.

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Hi, I have the audio from adverts playing in the background when I'm online. I have AVG 2012 , Malware-bytes and also ad-aware installed and none of them are coming up with anything on my laptop. Just wondering if theres anything else I can try to get rid of this annoying audio?!?!

Thanks in advance

A:Advert audio playing whilst online

When I try and save a Hijackthis log it comes up saying

"Cannot find the C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Hijackthis.log file.

Do you want to create a new file?"

Whether I press Yes No or Cancel it still comes up with a blank .txt file!

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I loved playing Solitaire in Win 7 but having an unusual problem playing the Solitaire app in Win 10.
After about 15 minutes, the computer just shuts down. No warning, no error messages, no BSOD, nothing.
I can guarantee you it is not just a coincidence. My computer could be running for days without any problem but as soon as I start playing Solitaire this happens.

I would really appreciate some advice. My computer is an Acer Laptop with i3 CPU, 8GB RAM and Intel HD graphics and using a 24" Acer monitor.

Many Thanks..

A:Computer shuts down whilst playing Solitaire

Make sure all of your graphics drivers are up to date. It may be that this game works the system too hard. Try monitoring your system temperatures a while and see if we can at least rule that out.

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I recently took my PC apart and cleaned it out of dust (it gets very dusty in my room and a 2400RPM intake fan doesn't help). It worked fine at first, then yesterday I found that my PC crashes when a 3D game is running.

It first happened on Multi Theft Auto San Andreas when I was going to test out a new server. I was playing for a matter of a minute before my pair of screens went blank and the familiar repetitive sound when a PC crashes started blaring at me. I restarted my PC using the reset button, as keys were unresponsive.

It booted up without any problems and it loaded up Opera fine. I can use it extensively for hours running normal things such as internet browsers and windowed programs, but as soon as anything 3D is loaded my PC crashes.

Another instance was when I was taking off in FSX, my PC crashed with the same symptoms as the MTA incident.

Its been happening on all of my games that are full 3D, TES:V Skyrim, GTA IV, GTA VC, GTA SA, MTA SA, TF2 and FSX.

Anyone know whats up?

I'm gonna run a system restore and see if it works. I've also got a spare EN7300GE lying around so I can substitute my 285 for that to check if its the graphics card.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz
RAM: ASint 8GB PC3-10070 1333MHz
HDD: 2TB WD Caviar Green
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Motherboard: Foxconn H61MXV
PSU: Alpine 600W (Just a cheap one until I can get one of higher quality)

A:Crashes whilst playing any form of 3D game

first open up your case and make sure that all connections are seated properly
Take out your Graphics Card and reseat it and connect power to it

Also the power supply you are using is a very poor quality
we recommend XFX, seasonic, and corsair 80+ power supplies
atleast 650W

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I recently installed Windows 7 64-bit over my existing version of 32-bit. Since the upgrade, I have been getting BSOD and auto shut downs whilst playing Battlefield 3 however it has happened a couple times when just using the pc for general use where it would just freeze and start buzzing or restart itself. I have had a couple error messages: dxgmms1.sys, 0x0000007E, 0x0000001E, 0x00000024, 0x0000003B and win32k.sys. I have since tried to repair the install by running it again but the problem is still there. I have done several diagnostic scans, system info scans, device manager etc but none of them report a problem. Never got a BSOD whilst on 32-bit.

What can I do to fix it? Is it possible I have installed 64-bit incorrectly?

MSI Twin Frozr III R6950 OC
EA-500 psu
AMD Phenom II x4 965

A:BSOD/Auto shut down whilst playing BF3

A Google search indicates this is primarily caused by a device driver problem. Have you done a Windows update to get all the latest fixes, including device drivers?

What is the make and model number of your computer? Fill out the System Specs (User CP, Edit System Specs).

This could also be caused by defective RAM. Download Memtest86+ (you want the 2nd one Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)). Unzip it then create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called ImgBurn which will do this easily.

DO NOT burn the .iso file directly to CD. It must be used as input to a program that knows what to do with it, like the one I mentioned above.

Boot the CD and run for at least 3 complete passes unless it shows errors sooner than that.

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Hello Guys,

I have been having a problem with my #teamred PC since I built it 2 years ago but it's reached the point where it's getting me down now.
My system is:

Desktop PC
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit sp1 (original os) OEM (I think) - recent clean install by me (again)

*2 years old*
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula Z

CPU AMD FX 9370 black edition @ 4.4GHz (not overclocked)

Corsair RM Series RM 1000 '80+ Gold' 1000W Power Supply

*1 year old*
TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit

I have done a full memtest86 (with both sticks in). It took 18 hours and showed no errors.

I play a lot of hours gaming. I used to play Evolve but got banned for 'product tampering' I didn't tamper with my game. I thought it was the games problem, keep crashing but now I play Titanfall 2 and still crash, I think that it may be my PC?

I Found that my Antec K?HLER H2O 1250 was failing to turn one of the fans so I have replaced that with a Corsair H105 water cooler.

Any help or advice would be most welcome...

log attached

Regards... Pete

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Hello all,

This is my first post on these very helpful forums. I hope someone will be able to assist me.

I have a HP ProBook running Windows 7. Ever since I got the laptop, I often get BSODs while attempting to run games (Total War series, The Force Unleashed, just to name a couple). This does not occur with all games, nor does it occur with any other type of software (granted, I mainly use my Windows installation for gaming and other simple tasks such as word processing).

I'm uploading the DM Log Collector output .zip file.

Any help would be greately appreciated.

EDIT: I added the output from BlueScreenView, that blames 'atikmdag.sys' for the crash. Just in case this info can be of any help to you.

EDIT: Here is my system info:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
MOTHERBOARD: Hewlett-Packard 1948
BIOS: Default System BIOS
SOUND CARD: (1) IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (2) Intel(R) Display Audio
GRAPHICS CARD: (1) AMD Radeon HD 8750M (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

A:BSOD whilst playing various video games

Here is the BlueScreenView output.

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so i have just had a new problem with my pc of which randomly when im gaming i recieve a shutdown it doesnt prompt me it just shutsdown like i unplugged it but this only happens when playing certain games such as minecraft(idk why this since iv been able to play this at 300 frames without a flaw for a couple years) arma 3 arma 2 and ark survival evolved im not sure why im having this problem but i read that it could be a psu problem of which they said to download and test it with furmark and i ran it for about 11 minutes fine with temp of 33C and a max temp of 79C which i dont think is alot since its at 99% load

here are my specs
CPU: AMD FX - 6300 Six Core Processor
Memory: 8GB RAM
PSU: 650W ACE Blk PSU 12cm Red Fan
OS: windows 7 home premium
Motherboard: M5A78L-MLE

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Hi guys, I have an Acer Aspire 5536 notebook which I bought last year in September. Ever since I've had a problem when playing flash games or watching YouYube videos.

The lag occurs every 40-60 seconds, the audio will continue uninterrupted where as the video will become extremely choppy for 5-10 seconds and then it will return to it's normal state, now this doesn't just apply to flash apps, this also happens when I play Trackmania Nations or any other game.

On another note, my laptop gets extremely hot, I've been using HWmonitor to check the temperatures and my CPU has hit a max of 96 celcius. Currently I'm running Google chrome with 1 tab open and I have Windows Live Messenger running too and both cores of the CPU are reading at 70 celcius. I've read up about this and once it reaches a certain temperature the CPU throttles it's self to prevent further damage, although I'm thankful this happens, it renders my laptop practically unusable.

Has anyone else experienced any of this before and is there anything I can do about it?

Thanks in advance!

Acer Aspire 5536g
AMD Turion RM-74 2.2 Ghz x2
ATI Mobility HD3200

A:Intermittent lag whilst watching / playing flash

Update flash player and your graphics drivers

Flash: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

Display driver: ATI Catalyst?„? Mobility Display Driver

There may be some dust blocking the laptop vents causing overheating

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my computer keeps on freezing whilst i play games online and i have to restart it manual cause i cant get back to the desktop ctrl alt delete doesnt work can anyone help me shed some light on the problem much appreciated thanks

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Hey guys,
OK, basically i'm having GSODs (grey striped screen of death) whenever I try to play Borderlands or BFBC2..its always about 3-5mins into the game and ALWAYS happens. The odd thing is that I was playing L4D2 for months with not a sniff of a BSOD until now.
I've gone through test after test after test and made little progress into finding out whats wrong + i've replaced the PSU, HDD & RAM in the hope that these might be causing the issues without getting into big ??s for a new GPU, CPU or MB.
The system is circa Oct 09...so components are still fairly new.

I'm not familiar with the more intrinsic areas of the PC like the Bios settings as i've never had a reason to be familiar with them so i've left my voltage settings on auto as I wouldn't have a clue as to what voltages I need to set everything to.
I've attached an analysis file in the hope that someone much cleverer than me can tell me what's wrong.

Thanks guys!

A:GSOD crashes only whilst playing games

Quote: Originally Posted by ragefree

Hey guys,
OK, basically i'm having GSODs (grey striped screen of death) whenever I try to play Borderlands or BFBC2..its always about 3-5mins into the game and ALWAYS happens. The odd thing is that I was playing L4D2 for months with not a sniff of a BSOD until now.
I've gone through test after test after test and made little progress into finding out whats wrong + i've replaced the PSU, HDD & RAM in the hope that these might be causing the issues without getting into big ??s for a new GPU, CPU or MB.
The system is circa Oct 09...so components are still fairly new.

I'm not familiar with the more intrinsic areas of the PC like the Bios settings as i've never had a reason to be familiar with them so i've left my voltage settings on auto as I wouldn't have a clue as to what voltages I need to set everything to.
I've attached an analysis file in the hope that someone much cleverer than me can tell me what's wrong.

Thanks guys!

Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess it one of the Hardware that has caused the problem. Follow this link it should help you http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic

Also i would recommend to run System Integrity Checker
Start > Run > CMD >Right Click and Run as administrator > SFC/ SCANNOW

Validate whether the Windows is Genuine or Not: http://www.microsoft.com/g... Read more

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To make a voice over, for example. I thought I might playback a file over the speakers with say Winamp, whilst recording on the microphone with MS SoundRecorder. This doesn't work.

Can anyone explain this please? Can anyone suggest how I could do this? I thought I saw a post in the archives where someone did it.


A:Recording with microphone whilst playing back

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Is Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? -- x64 - the original installed OS on the system? -- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - an OEM or full retail version? -- Full Retail - What is the age of system (hardware)? -- December, 2011 - What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) -- January, 2012

System specs can be found at my profile: Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: Domenic

This has just started happening recently. I'm not sure what is causing this, so I thought I'd ask here. I've attached what you have asked for.

Since I cannot upload the Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2.zip file to your server because of a size issue, I have uploaded it to mine: http://domenicfiore.com/Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2.zip

Thanks in advance for your help!

EDIT: I'd also like to point out that even when it does not BSOD, after some time (ranges from 1 minute to 1 hour), the game crashes. This is all new, never did this before the latest patch or I have no idea what.

A:IRQL_DRIVER_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD Whilst Playing Battlefield 3

Please remove the following software, it has known issues with some systems:
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public
Start Menu\Programs\Defraggler Public:Start Menu\Programs\Defraggler Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2 Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2 Public
Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6 Public:Start Menu\Programs\GIGABYTE\ET6 Public
Some of your crashes are network related. Uninstall and re-install your Ethernet drivers. You will find them in the Network Devices category of Device Manager.
To fully re-install a driver, use the following steps.First, download the latest driver. Then do the next steps.
Click Start Menu
Right Click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Find the device you are trying to uninstall by expanding the appropriate set of devices
Right click the device
Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
Restart your computer only if Windows asks you to.
Install the latest driver for the device.

Alternatively:Login as an adminstrative user.
First, download the latest driver. Then do the next steps.
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Hardware and Sound
Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
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Hi all,

I've recently switched over from my old HDD to a shiny new SSD. It was a fresh windows install and I've installed all drivers for my gpu, mobo etc. fresh onto this. It seems now though that whenever I play a game I get a BSOD. I've had this happen so far whilst playing Skyrim, EVE online and Company of Heroes, and I haven't really loaded up any other games because there's not much fun if they're going to crash 10 mins in! The crashes occur anywhere between after 10 mins of play and after 1hr. I thought it was a temperature issue as Skyrim used to crash before I got the SSD, but seemed to work fine if I put my fan speeds up to ~90% in MSI Afterburner. After 10 mins of EVE online with the fan speeds set to 90% I got a crash the other day though. I've also tried uninstalling and re-installing my graphics drivers and still got a crash :/ I've also updated my BIOS and that hasn't fixed the problem, so I thought I'd post here and see if someone else can help me get to the bottom of this!

System specs are:
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Mobo
Intel i5 2500K - Not overclocked
Nvidia GTX480 - Also not overclocked
OCZ Agility 3 64GB SSD
780W PSU

A:BSOD whilst playing any (demanding) game

Hello James.

Scan the system for possible virus infection.

fffff880`0ae06bb8 fffff880`010149fa ataport!IdePortPdoDispatch+0xb6
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Roll back to an earlier stable version of the display driver.
Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
Edimax 802.11n Wireless Adapter needs a driver update.

lmvm rtl8192ce
start end module name
fffff880`03c24000 fffff880`03dd8000 rtl8192Ce (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtl8192Ce.sys
Image name: rtl8192Ce.sys
Timestamp: Thu Oct 06 13:17:16 2011 (4E8D5D04)
CheckSum: 00128133
ImageSize: 001B4000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
And Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, too.

lmvm rt64win7
start end module name
fffff880`03956000 fffff880`039bd000 Rt64win7 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jan 13 17:27:19 2011 (4D2EE89F)
CheckSum: 0006BB92
Ima... Read more

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I recently assembled a new computer, which I documented here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519771/w7-wont-boot-system-repair-restore-do-nothing/
After installing W7, I used my motherboard's driver disc to install the latest drivers for my components, and then went online to get the latest drivers for my GPU.
Windows has been running stably since I installed it, but I've gotten at least 3 bluescreens since I started using it 2 days ago, as opposed to the zero I had on my last setup.
I don't know what information is relevant or where the dumps are, so I'll provide details as needed.

A:3 BSODs in 2 days

Here's a couple of things to start.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply. Thank you.


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In the past two days my Dell laptop (Win8 OS) has crashed four times with different BSOD error messages. What I have attempted is to run my anti-malware software and to go back to a restore point, but it hasn't work so I'm worried it is a problem with the RAM.

The errors shown are "unexpected kernel mode trap", "kernel security check failure", "irql not less or equal" and other I don't remember now. Attached is my SF report, thanks very much in advance for your help.


A:Four different BSODs in two days

Some of your crashes were caused by Kaspersky. Please remove it and see if the issues persist. Service articles

CLVirtualDrive.sys Mon Dec 26 14:26:47 2011 (4EF87617)
CyberLink Virtual Device Driver

DellRbtn.sys Fri Aug 3 23:32:54 2012 (501C4386)
OSR Open Systems Resources Airplane Mode Switch Driver (as the driver name states

btmaux.sys Mon Jul 22 16:19:46 2013 (51ED3F82)
Intel Bluetooth Auxiliary Service

Rt630x64.sys Fri Jul 26 09:01:35 2013 (51F21ECF)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters

AMPPAL.sys Mon Jul 29 12:59:17 2013 (51F64B05)
Intel? Centrino? Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed Virtual Adapter driver

SynTP.sys Fri Aug 2 02:51:42 2013 (51FB029E)
Synaptic Touch Pad Driver

Smb_driver_Intel.sys Fri Aug 2 02:54:20 2013 (51FB033C)

Smb_driver_Intel.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

dump_iaStorA.sys Fri Aug 2 03:39:52 2013 (51FB0DE8)
driver created to provide disk access during crash dump file generation

iaStorA.sys Fri Aug 2 03:3... Read more

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? OS - Windows 7 x64 full retail version
? Age of system - less than 3 years
? Age of OS installation - less than 3 years
? CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
? Video Card - MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
? MotherBoard - GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-USB3 AM3+
? Power Supply - Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

Hello, I was hoping someone could look at a minidump for me and tell me what has caused two BSODs this week? Both times the BSOD occured while playing a game via Steam with my computer hooked up to my tv with an HDMI cable. I have recently installed a PS3 controller and drivers to play the game, so maybe that is causing issues? Dump file is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/trp1hsra5g...4-35771-01.dmp


A:Two BSODs within a few days of each other

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80076b3010, fffff88002d37d7c, 0, d}

*** 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+bd7c )
This bugcheck typically indicates a problem with the graphics driver. If your interested, I have a full explanation on my blog.

The second parameter always point to the Instruction Pointer of the faulty instruction.

3: kd> u fffff880`02d37d7c
fffff880`02d37d7c 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h
fffff880`02d37d80 4c8bda mov r11,rdx
fffff880`02d37d83 41ba010000c0 mov r10d,0C0000001h
fffff880`02d37d89 4885c9 test rcx,rcx
fffff880`02d37d8c 742e je atikmpag+0xbdbc (fffff880`02d37dbc)
fffff880`02d37d8e 4885d2 test rdx,rdx
fffff880`02d37d91 7429 je atikmpag+0xbdbc (fffff880`02d37dbc)
fffff880`02d37d93 e8b4340000 call atikmpag+0xf24c (fffff880`02d3b24c)

3: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`02d2c000 fffff880`02dcb000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Nov 29 16:04:08 2013 (5298BAF8)
CheckSum: 000A54B8
ImageSize: 0009F000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your driver seems to potentiall... Read more

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As I noticed this forum I just had to ask as I can't remember the last time I saw a BSOD, it had to be well over 5 years ago possibly when I was still in XP and I think it was some hardware issue.

Do BSODs still exist in Windows 7 and after, what do they look like now, and what causes them?

My clearest memory of a BSOD is a DOS like screen with a blue background like these:

What OS has those BSODs? Weren't they like that up to (including) Windows XP?

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My name is Chelsy. Thank you for reading and possibly helping!

We have been having a problem for months and it is on my roommates computer, but since I am really good at finding answers I am the one searching and posting.
He replaced his HDD recently to a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black. Unbeknownst to us at the time this HDD has some issues of being DOA or having bad sectors. We sent back the HDD to be replaced and he used my old one which was only 200GB and couldn't install even half of his games.

On Friday the HDD arrived and he proceeded to re-install Windows and all his games and programs. He is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - Full Retail, Obviously its the only thing that has ever been installed on the HDD. Since installing and even as I'm typing he is receiving BSOD after BSOD. They seem to be different each time, which makes no sense at all. The first thing I did was write down the different ones and search the forums for fixes of any kind. We ran Memtest and found out that he might have a bad RAM port so he stopped using that one. We ran every virus scan and malware scan that we could think of. We downloaded and ran your BSOD program, as well as the System Health Program. And they are zipped up. The computer seems to be finding any reason at all to shut down.

Computer Hardware specs:
MSI 790fx gd70 -Motherboard
EVGA GTX 570 - Video Card
2x2GB RAM - Corsair XMS3
WD 1TB - Caviar Black - HDD
Truepower Quatro 850W Powersource

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A:12 BSODs in Five Days

I just thought of this. I should probably say there has been multiple crashes of all sorts of games in this last week as well. Most recently the Sims 3 has been crashing over and over, we finally got it fixed and it started to BSOD again... Currently the computer will not complete the start-up process. It is sitting there and not responding to any commands.

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