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Glitches and jitters when playing music, video & games

Q: Glitches and jitters when playing music, video & games

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

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

I'd appreciate any suggestions!

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Preferred Solution: Glitches and jitters when playing music, video & games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions? Thx in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the info from my latest crash dump file…
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.7.0005.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\Mi... Read more

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

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

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

come on guyz i need ur help
 

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Hey there folks,
I'm stuck in a rut again and you guys have been absolutely wonderful in bailing me out before. Ok, here's your rookie explanation.
Wife and I each had old junk computers. I finally broke down and bought 2 new ones for us and I love mine, but her's is giving her a fit. Both have Windows 7 Home premium 64bit. Both run itunes music while we are surfing and screwing off. Mine works fine, hers on the other hand is terrible. Every single time she clicks on ANYTHING web related, even to read an article in the news or anything, the music glitches so bad we can't stand it. Pauses and makes a buzzing noise like someone who can't drive a stick shift. Terrible.
I have tried a number of things and can't seem to get it right. My computer is fine. Practically the same system. She has a Slimline S5257 c-b. Intel E5300, 4gb memory. I've tried turning off the virus stuff, tried changing itunes to run on XP mode, tried a ton and can't get it. Almost seems like the priorities are all wrong. Turned it up the high in the settings and still no good. Please help. She's driving us both nuts and I feel terrible for her as her music is her favorite thing.
Thanks.
 

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i just upgraded from integrated graphics to a geforce 7600gt. While playing far cry cs:s or DoD:s, i will have a very steady framerate (around 60fps with maxed settings) but every now and then, especially when the map first starts, there will be very slight pauses that last about a 1/5 of a second and about 1-2 seconds when i first fire my gun. This does not happen at all when I play painkiller though. I have an amd athlon 3500+ with 512mb of ram. If i upgrade my ram to 1 gigabyte or my psu to over 350w (its at 300w right now) will these annoying glitches go away? the recomended psu, according to the box, is 350w and im worried that mine doesnt have enough juice to power it, hence the pauses. or is it sometyhing wrong with my computer or brand new card?
 

A:small glitches when playing some games.

Upgrading your psu sooner rather than later is a good idea. With a system like yours id say that a 400watt is your minimum really to be on the safe side.

Have you checked your bios settings to ensure they are set correctly for a plug in graphics card?
And did you remove all drivers and applications for your on board card before installing your new one?
 

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I have a custom built PC with custom built case that I bought from an enthusiast about 4 or 5 years ago. It boots on a 10000 RPM raptor drive and I store media on a 1 tb striped raid composed of two 500gb seagate drives. When I moved a year or so ago there was an issue that required me to replace the Mobo, CPU fan and RAM. I've got an i5 with a good mobo and enough ram, 800W power supply that's new and more than enough. Good airflow.

There are a ton of specs below, I don't like troubleshooting hardware on my main computer (like wrenching on a car that you need to get to work) so I'll get to the point.

A week or so ago I went to play Divinity: Original Sin, which had played the day before with no issues. Nearly immediately I started seeing graphical artifacts and within minutes the screen glitched out and locked, held for a bit, I saw the "graphics crash and just recovered" blip while I was hitting cntl alt etc locked up and had to hard cold boot.

This was repeated. I tried a different game (new one I got on sale through Steam, both are through Steam which might but probably won't matter) and it started glitching and locked within seconds.

I should note that neither of these games are in any way graphically intensive. Anyway, I immediately assumed that my old Geforce 8800GT is finally demanding to be upgraded. I immediately suspected the video card.

Troubleshooting I realized this: My CPU and GPU temps were not noticeably high (I tested ... Read more

A:Graphical glitches while watching youtube or playing games only, started suddenly

What is the make and model of the PSU? Saying its 800W isn't enough, there is quite a difference between low and high end units of the same, advertised wattage. Also, bare in mind that all PSUs degrade with age, so its output will reduce over time. The rate of degredation will depend on the quality of the unit and the amount of load that is put no it.

The 8800GT is an old card to say the least (released in Summer 2007), however they were very capable in their time. If you are gaming then you could definately benefit from an upgrade, do consider your PSU quality, age and capability if you go down this route though.

Your symptoms sound fairly typical of a GPU problem or possibly power. I would possibly lean more towards a failing GPU based on you saying you get artifacts during Youtube videos which are not GPU intensive.

You say your temps are OK, what are you using to check? Can you check voltages with that also?
 

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Hello there,
I've been having this problem for quite some time, and it occurs only when I play video games.
Every time when I'm playing games a glitch appears (not instantly but over time). It happens every time when there is a sudden change of the game terrain (in every single game), sometimes the image is also flashing on the borders of the screen.
It started when that new AMD Crimson software came out, it was automatically updated with my previous AMD catalyst.
I've tried like everything that came up to my mind. I rebooted my system with entire clean, checked on all of my drivers (they are up to date), etc.
One thing to mention, i like to record my games, and on every recording you cant see the glitch (I think this is important for helping resolve the issue). I thought my monitor had dead pixels on my monitor so i resolved that issue as well, everything is fine with that as well.
I'm out of ideas on how to fix this. I mean its not making my FPS get low or anything, but its getting pretty annoying i think i might get epilepsy cause of this thing...
The main point is that I exhausted everything, and I cant locate whats the actual issue, and thats where I need your help.
I'm gonna post my dxdiag, and some screenshots (yes, when I take a screenshot a glitch appears)
*notice on the screenshot, the image is flashing in those areas where you can see it, and the screenshot just shows it in less than a second. One more thing i'll post some of the scre... Read more

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

System Specs has been updated.

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

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

debug-meteor5210-xxxx.zip

A:BSOD when playing games or playing music

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

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

I've uploaded my dump files.

Thank you.

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

Hi miqballin.

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

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

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

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

So what you are to do here is

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

A:BSOD while playing games or listening to music

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

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

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


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

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Hi,

Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
Audio
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,
Jacob

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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HI all. I am new to this so please excuse any errors. I have a P4 3gig, 1gig ram, 256 graphics (or is it 512? Can't remember), 180 gig hard drive pc that I had custom built for me just over a year ago. Since I had it, I have had loads of problems with it. Most have been sorted out by the shop that built it for me (I have had to take it back 6 times in the past year) but this problem persists. Whenever I play a game (be it Rome Total War, Football Manager 2006 or Doom 3!), listen to music on WMP or iTunes, stay on net for a prolonged period of time, look at pictures or movies, then it freezes. I hear a couple of 'beeps' then it freezes. If I press reset, the PC just makes a long beep noise so I need to switch the power off from the back. This happens regularly.

The last time I returned it they appeared to have fixed the problem. They said that it was a heat sink problem. Got it back from the shop and it appeared to be working perfectly, better than it has before. But low and behold, it problem has returned. My 1 year warranty has now ran out and I would like to attempt to fix it myself before going somewhere else and having to pay for it to be fixed. Does/has anyone here have/had the same problem and how did they fix it? Any help you give will be greatfully received.
 

A:PC Freezes when playing games, music or most other things!!!

Maybe a heat problem. What's the temperature of the processor?
 

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I'll just be randomly playing music and all the sudden the volume will get a lot quieter, after awhile it will get normal again, sometimes it will go higher than normal too. This happens when I play a game or music. Usually it lasts about 20 seconds after changing but often it can go high to low to lower in a matter of seconds, this all happens randomly too it's not only happening when my music gets louder or quieter. I checked wires and the volume control center and no bars are moving. It happens on all media players and all games and movies and all sorts of things.

I have Windows XP Home SP1, 2.4 ghz Intel P4 processor, SB Audigy, 1 GB DDR ram, Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro 128 mb. Any help will be MAJORLY appreciated, as this problem really makes doing anything involving sound on my PC sound like crap.
 

A:Volume randomly changes playing games/music

Try updating drivers first.
 

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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

A:BSOD while watching videos, playing games or music

Hello Vlandor.

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

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

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

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Whenever I've tried to play music, a dvd or video of any sort, or play a game my computer has been getting complete freeze ups. The problem only started around 3 - 4days ago.
I play music in Itunes, and this is where the problem started, however, I have also tried using winamp and vlc but I get the same problem. I can get anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes of music before the problem occurs but when it does it locks up the whole computer, i can move my mouse around but nothing can be clicked, no keyboard commands are working (ctrl + alt + del, alt + f4 etc.). When the song freezes it will constantly loop the second of the song that it froze on but no other worrying sounds are made by any part of the computer.

If I'm watching a video I once again get between 30 seconds and 10 minutes before a problem occurs, the audio will carry on as normal, but the video will hang and thats when the whole computer freezes. Once again, no keyboard commands work, and the mouse can move but not interact.
When playing games everything is fine until i try to close the game or click (or alt + tab) away from it, then it will get caught half way between the command and freeze up the entire computer just like the other causes of freezing.

The only way I can un-freeze my computer is to turn it off at the power button or using the restart button.
I've used various anti-virus, registry cleaner, diagnostic tools etc. but nothing seems to have helped the situation, a system re... Read more

A:Complete freeze playing music, videos or games

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

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

Hello Luidig, it is caused by the display driver.

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

Let us know the results.

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

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

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

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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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

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

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %

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

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

Security Software

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

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



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


Update and make full scans with both separately.


Start up

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

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Hi everyone

I had the problem that my computer shuts down while playing games or just browsing the internet. At first I got a black screen, but was still able to hear sound (e.g. music player) for ~2-3 seconds. This happened every 1-60 minutes after booting... (If I run in secure mode, everything was fine) So I decided to set up a clean installation of Windows. BUUUT the problem occurs again. Not every 15 minutes, but it occurs.

I'm not quite sure if this is right, but I've got the feeling that this began again after installing all automatic updates. Ofc I have the recent versions of graphic card drivers etc.

Just like described in the BSOD forum I attach a zip with further informations including dump files etc.


I would be sooo happy if you could help me solving this problem.

Cheers!

A:Random black screen (while playing games, listening music, ...)

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

It may very well be the GPU drivers (even though they are recent).

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So I just bought a new laptop, toshiba satellite p755-s5390, and have been noticing some static crackles/ lag. When I play music (pandora) sometimes it randomly has a static spike and lags my mouse for 5-10 second periods, then goes away. This also occurs when I'm playing an online game (airmech). When it happens while playing, it lags my screen and shoots my ping up to 500-1000 when its normally around 75-100. I also hear the static while its lagging. I have tried re-installing my sound drivers but that didn't fix anything. I know its not my outlet because I have gone to different homes/hotels and its still there. Could it possibly be my Ipod? Thanks for helping!

BTW, running Win 7 64bit
 

A:Random static sounds and lag while listening to music and playing games.

Bump, Pls help...
 

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I've beenexperiencing this problem for awhile now. When I watch videos (for example, abc.go),play pc games, or listen to music (itunes), my computer would randomly freeze up and make a loud sound. The audio would sound like abroken record and I can't exit out so I have to do a hard shut down on mycomputer. Also, I notice my internet connection is slower than usual. I do havevirus/spyware protection and I have scaned to see if there was a virus, but itshows nothing serious. My computer is about 2 years old. I would greatlyappreciate it if you guys have any suggestions as to what I should do. Thecomputer specs are:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack1, 64 bit

Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10

Processor Count: 1

RAM: 1979 Mb

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ChipsetFamily, 797 Mb

Hard Drives: C: Total - 225687 MB, Free - 126718 MB; D:Total - 12585 MB, Free - 2107 MB;

Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3612

Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated andEnabled

I am a single mom and not getting any help from their dad. Icannot take my only pc for repairs for financial reasons. I would appreciateany help you guys could offer me in fixing this problem.

Thanks! Chasity
 

A:Computer Freezes Up when watching videos or listening to music or playing some games.

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I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??

A:have music when playing video but no talk??!??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Siggi Jul


I have a strange problm... when i play video on vlc and windows mediaplayer the music in the films plays but i do not have the talk...... what?s up with that??


Hi and welcome

By the talk I assume you mean the peoples voices. If that is so you may have the sound control panel configured incorrectly for stereo instead of 5.1.

We need a ton more info before we can help. what sound card, etc
kenn J++

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i just reformatted my pc. at lags a little when playing videos and even mp3's.

i ran adaware and spybot. and cleared the found items. here's my log:

====================================================================
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:23 AM, on 4/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
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A:pc slows down when playing music or video

I see nothing in your log other than

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zzzHPSETUP] G:\Setup.exe

Do you know what that might be ?

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Okay, so I purchased a brand new computer (in parts) from NewEgg. I got:

Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 R Motherboard

Galaxy GTX550TI Video Card 2GB DDR5

Zephyr MX-750 (750 Watts)

AMD 6-core FX-6100 3.3Ghz Processor

A single 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 RAM stick

A 1 TB Hard drive which I used as my main, and I owned a previous 1TB Hard Drive which I am using as my secondary.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I've played Guild Wars, League of Legends, and Skyrim, and anywhere between 10-60 minutes, my pc will crash, freezing up completely and the sound will get stuck. I've gone 8+ hours with the PC on while in the Skyrim Construction set, using Microsoft Word, and browsing the net. At one point, I got the Blue Screen of Death (Only 1 incident) with the following code: 0x0000001E

I've updated everything, video card, motherboard, any windows component, updated. I ran my antivirus in case I brought anything from the old 2ndary HD, nada. There have also been a couple cases where we could smell something hot. Not burning, just hot.

It continued to freeze when I tried to play ANY game, so I sent the video card back. Had to be the video card, what else could it be? I got the new one today. It lasts longer, but it continues to freeze when playing any video games. I have part replacement/refund from NewEgg for another 20 days, I need to figure this out now. Help!!!

What freaks me out is that EVERYTHING is new. No idea what I can do in this particular situation.

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A:PC freezes while playing video games (returned/exchanged video card)

Maybe there is an issue with your power supply.

Run this
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

While running this
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36

Let them go for 1 hour and see what you get. It will render your PC pretty much useless so set it and step back and watch.

See if you still lock up.
 

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Help! For some reason, when I try to play mp3, cd, or view video, my pc comes to a virtual stop! the cursor will move only every 1 or 2 seconds, and the music or video will not play! Can anyone help me?
 

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A friends PC keeps crashing after a few hours of usage (watching movies, listening to music). I've been attempting to troubleshoot it but I'm not to sure about how to find the cause of the problem. Based on my google search, which led me here, it's caused by either RAM, HDD, Drivers or overheating. I unfortunately can't get the dump right now, but I did get the info from the event log.

The computer has rebooted from bugcheck. The bugcheck was 0x00000124 (0x000000..., 0xfffffa8003560038, 0x00000000b2000000, 0x000000001040080f).

Problem Event Name: Bluescreen
OS Version 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1


Does this info narrow down the issue, or is it just generalizing the problem down to what's been stated before?

A:0x124 crash after playing video/music

For an insight, go through:Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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Ok, let me get to the point, lately whenever I play a music file on my system or watch an online video, all I get is sluggish and choppy sound. I am running Vista Home Premium SP1. My specs are as follow :

AMD Athlon 64X2 TK-53 1.7Ghz
4GB DDR2 RAM
120GB Serial ATA Hard Drive

I've got all of the latest drivers
I ran various virus scans, yet no avail. I am running with all the latest OS updates. Now I am at my wits ends and baffled as to why suddenly it does this.

I also check my hard drive for errors using chkdsk yet it reports nothing bad.
However now that I think of it, I did update my BIOS last week I am running a PHOENIX AMD BIOS with version 3.13 Date : 08/22/2008.

Perhaps this caused some odd behavior ? But as far as I'm aware of, nothing else is wrong with my system.

My only problem is choppy audio while the hard disk drive is active. For example I could be copying a file while listening to music and all I hear is choppy audio. Unfortunately this is a pain in arse while playing games from the hard drive. All I get is choppy/sluggish audio.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I am getting rather tired at the moment, don't mind my ****ty grammatical errors in this post. All I want to do is get my point across and hopefully get this problem fixed.
Thanks
Jordan
PS : If anyone would like to contact me further regarding this problem please don't hesitate to send me a Private Message or post in this topic.
 

A:Choppy Sound while playing music or video

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Brand new x1c6, with the price tag I'd expect something *perfect*, but I am  reasonable person and don't mind that one side doesn't close like the other side (small gap left side about 4 -7 mm) due to hinge position fudge up, besides, I don't want to go thru the painful process of waiting up to a month+ for a replacement for a device that I need now (hence paid for it now). But I do feel I won the silicon lottery with my device (after reading/skimming all the horror stories on x1carbons and x1extremes problems/qaulity controls - most important, know what to expect - do research before purchasing. To the point; When I hover or selct a folder in Windows Explorer that contains .mp3 files, the folder is automatically sent to the associated media player, Windows Media Player, and starts playing (without my consent/intention)! When I pause a playing video, it unpauses after  about 6 - 8 seconds! What the heck? Another case; when I am watching a youtube video in Firefox, and hit pause, it will automatically resume playing shortly after, even when I siwtch to another application and put firefox in the background. Another case; when I am watching a movie, and pause, it also resumes shortly after automatically! Another case, this time I pause a youtube video in firefox, and play music in another music player, foobar2k, and hit pause.. seconds later foobar contiues playing....? It doesn't matter the media player application or if in a brows... Read more

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This is not a "must have", but it is a lot of fun. You can play a video as desktop background which is especially nice if it is a music video. For that you need VLC. If you do not have it yet, you can install it from e.g. here ( Download VLC Media Player 1.1.2 - FileHippo.com ). And here are the few easy steps:

1. Open VLC and go to Tools > Preferences
2. Click on the icon called Video on the left (3d icon from the top)
3. Change Output (which is set to Default) to say Directx Video Output
4. Click on the Save button (important)
5. Now select the video you like to play -> Media > Open File
6. Right click on the VLC window where the video plays and go to Video > Directx Wallpaper
7. Minimize the VLC window and enjoy your new desktop

If you want to get out of it, right click on the VLC icon in the taskbar and Close VLC. In case you later want to use VLC for "normal" operation, you have to reset the Output to Default and Save it.

A:Have fun playing a music video as desktop background

Cool trick whs, thanks for sharing!

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Ok, I restarted my computer from a fresh boot this morning and when I opened up iTunes to play a song, I clicked the play button. It then proceeds to keep the song on 0:00, no audio no nothing. No attempt to even start the song.

Thinking it was an iTunes error I tried to play something in WMP. It did the same thing....clicked play and the song stays on 0:00. Now I tried to play a video in WMP to see if that worked, and it played extremely slowly and laggy with no audio. VLC media player is doing the same thing.

Some background on my system, it doesn't lag. I have an i7920 and the hard drive the music and audio is stored on is extremely fast. I also tried moving the music to a different HD on my system and it does the same thing. Any help is appreciated. I am going to try a system restore.
 

A:Music/video not playing (Not an audio problem)

A system restore fixed it. Looks like a windows update was installed. Thats the only thing that could have done it. I haven't installed anything for over a week. If you know what might have done it specifically, let me know.
 

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CPU: 1.53 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP

Mobo: KT333-8235

Mem: 1024mb

Video: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 128 mb video ram

HDD: WDC WD200EB-11CSF0 [Hard drive

OS: xp pro sp3

video is kinda for the lack of a better word robotic or jittery not smooth and fluid.

even tried overclocking cpu up to 2300mhz front bus 200mhz and its

still not as fluid as lesser computer 1500mhz with only 768mb and exactly
the same video card even swapped them out

whats up
 

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Hello,

Whenever I am playing a video, game, or music it will stutter/freeze for a fraction of a second. This occurs about once every 2 minutes. It also creates a harsh noise when it does this. Afterwards, everything continues as normal. What could cause this/fix this issue?

I am currently using windows 8.1 using an Inspiron 7720, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU, 8gb ram, with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

A:Stutter/freeze during video/music/games help.

Most likely some malfunctioning/obsolete driver. Check your power options too, something might want to go to sleep at the time and has to be "waken up".

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Hello! I am having a minor issue with my ThinkPad X1 carbon 6th gen (Type 20KH, 20KG. Something keeps repeating the play command so that even when I pause the music or video I was viewing or listening to, it automatically unpauses every 10 seconds. Once playing, it does not pause on its own. This happens no matter if the music/video player window is maximized or minimized to tray.  Thank you for your help!C

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I recently brought a ASUS eeepc and when it is idle it begins to play this music video/commercial. How do I stop this?
 

A:How do I stop my net book from playing this annoying music video?

It sounds like the screen saver. Change it or disable it.
 

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I am running a Alienware Aurora
Window 7 64 bit
i7 with 6g ram
I have tried whocrashed with no luck or finger pointing.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF8000328F7A0
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\092111-16395-01.dmp
C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-52248057-0.sysdata.xml
Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

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

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

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Hi everyone,

I am having sign in problems with the Windows 8 Games, Music, and Video Apps. This have been happening ever since I started using Windows 8. I have tried reinstalling Windows many time, and also tried it on Windows 8.1, none of them allowed me to sign in.

Here are the screenshots:
Games App - Nothing happens when I click Try Again on the top right corner.
Music and Video App - This message shows when I click Can't Sign In Try Again.
Any help or comments will be appreciated,
Thanks.

A:Sign In Problems with Games, Music, and Video Apps

Try this article it might help to solve your problem.
Fix: Error Code 0xc00d11cd, 0x8000ffff; Can't Play Music In Windows 8 Music App

Regards,
Max.

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WinXP SP3, Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66 m, AMD Sempron LE-1200 Sparta, 2.11Ghz, 960MB RAM
I tried to uninstall, reinstall Adobe flash player, chrome but to no avail. I think it's an overheating issue but I don't know how to read the figures from CPUID Hardware Monitor & Core Temp (Screenshot http://i44.tinypic.com/291nq0i.jpg ). I've disabled "Hardware Acceleration" on Chrome and Flash Player. Fans are running but I couldn't find any software to read the temperature of Hard drive or Processor as the ones available doesn't support the above processor. I'd appreciate if anyone could help me with this as the restart happens every 5-20mins (sometimes even during a reboot). I couldn't find any google chrome crash report although it's enabled. I also tried to disable (and uninstall) manually installed adobe player & use inbuilt adobe player in Chrome to isolate the issue but it doesn't work at all. I have installed HijackThis but I don't know how to read or use the log files. Please Help!!!
 
Just installed Speccy and got the following results :
 

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
AMD Sempron LE-1200
Sparta 65nm Technology
RAM
1.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 301MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PME-S2 (Socket M2) 47 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Gigabyte)
Hard Drives
149GB Seagate ST3160318AS (SATA) 36 °C
Optical Drives
HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
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A:Computer shuts down automatically while playing video or music online/offline or

When you say shut down, you mean as if it loses power or it goes through the shutdown process?

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Brand new computer. Less than 2 weeks old.

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

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

A:BSOD Playing lol or other video games

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

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Hi there, I'm here bc I have issues when I'm playin video games like Paladins or H1Z1. I have a Lenovo Z70-80 with a CPU Intel Core I7-5500 with 2.40 Ghz, a graphics card Nvidia GeForce 840M and 8gb of RAM. I know that my computer can't handle these games in high graphics so I always play in low but I don't know why, when I'm playing at least every 30 seconds my game starts freezing for 3 seconds or more and it's unplayable... If someone is able to help me I would really appreciate that.( I specify that i'm french and my english isn't perfect  ) Thank you !

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random bluescreens on several different games .
Windows 7 x64
recent motherboard change and fresh os install windows home upgrade ...

A:BSOD when playing video games

Problem Devices:
Code:
Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_230D1565&REV_05\4&ABBF86&0&00E1 The drivers for this device are not installed.
I recommend installing all drivers for all devices. You may disable the device after installing it if you wish.
Problematic Software:
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public:Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
For that Bugcheck:






  
Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Dev Center - Hardware


Cause

Frequently, you can determine the cause of the KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR bug check from the error status (Parameter 2). Some common status codes include the following:0xC000009A, or STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, indicates a lack of nonpaged pool resources.

0xC000009C, or STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR, typically indicates bad blocks (sectors) on the hard d... Read more

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Hello, recently I've been experiencing some problems. I get the BSOD while playing video games. At first, it only happened with Simpsons HIT&RUN (pretty old game), other games worked fine. Yesterday, bsod started appearing while I was playing Tomb Raider after about 3 hours of gameplay. Now, it happens every time I start the game, after about 10-20 minutes.
I attached the dmp file, thanks in advance!

A:BSOD while playing video games

Please reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174459-dump-files-configure-windows-create-bsod.html

And here are the instructions for posting:

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



   Tip
Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK

Cheers

Dave

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