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Black Screen Crash in games, no BSOD.

Q: Black Screen Crash in games, no BSOD.

Hi there, over the last few months my laptop has been frequently crashing when playing games such as Counter Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft 2, as well as others. I'm not exactly sure what is wrong with my computer since it should be capable of handling all of these programs.

It is Windows 7 Home Premium 64.
It is OEM.
The computer and OS Instillation are a bit over a year old.

Preferred Solution: Black Screen Crash in games, no BSOD.

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: Black Screen Crash in games, no BSOD.

Update your AMD Display driver =>Link
Set your Power options to Maximum performance when gaming
Power Plan Settings - Change

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So, I have had this problem for the past month or so, it started around the time I installed my new graphics card. It only happens when I play visually intensive games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Subnautica, Just Cause 3. I can however play less intensive games like Undertale, Minecraft or Superhot. After starting a game, a few minutes in, it suddenly black screens and crashes. Most of the time, the windows exclamation sound plays, but sometimes the audio will skip, loop, or just play incoherent noise. No messages pop up, and even if they did, I wouldn't be able to see it. My monitor will cycle through the main inputs, HDMI, DVI, and VGA, then just go to 'no signal'. However, the fans and LEDs all stay on, and for a couple seconds I can still control what's going on behind the black screen, but shortly after it fully crashes and I have to manually restart the computer. Here's my system specs:CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5T OCMobo: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel MotherboardRAM: 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws X series (4 x 4 GB)PSU: Roswill Hive series 650W 80+ bronzeOS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bitAt first I thought it was a power supply issue, but after installing my current psu, nothing changed. Then I thought it might be an overheating issue, but after monitoring with MSI afterburner, HWmonitor and speedfan, my cpu stays around 40-55C and my gpu idles at 40 and i... Read more

A:Black screen/crash during games.

Method 1:
I suggest you to follow the below steps.
1. While at the black screen, try using CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to start Task Manager.
2. If it becomes visible, try finding LockAppHost.exe on the Details tab and ending the task.

If this resolves the black screen, use corruption resolution steps (dism, then sfc), and run the all apps PowerShell command.

3. If this does not work, use File, Run new task in Task Manager to start an Administrator CMD window. Use this to create a new administrator user with the following commands (changing “<password>” to something of the customer’s choosing):net user test <password> /add
net localgroup Administrators test /add
4. This will give you a test user to try, which will confirm if the issue is user or system-specific.
Method 2: Temporarily Prevent a Windows or driver update
In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.
Please refer to the below article “How to temporarily prevent a Windows or driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10” and follow the steps and ... Read more

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For avery long time now certain games cause my pc to crash to a black screen the sounds keeps playing and i can still use headsets if i was using it at that point but i have to force a reset everytime. Its alway the same games but im finding more and more at the moment some crash within a few mins others i can play for awhile. Some games have been fine then for no reason started to cause it then stoped i can run fallout 4 on max settings for hours but i cant play tourchlight 2 on lowest for more then 3mins. iv ran out of ideas. Its not overheating iv run furmark , prime95, played the games that cause it while keeping an eye on speedfan, reinstalling drivers and playing the games in every resolution in windowed and full screen. this is my next thing to see if i can get it sorted.

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Hi guys, Recently, my laptop hasn't been able to launch Steam games properly. Games like Maplestory or League of Legends have not crashed my computer. I've tried resetting the pc (aka reinstalling Windows), reinstalling and updating my graphics' card, and reinstalling Steam/Steam games. Troubleshooting through Windows has also not worked. I've been told this may be a software issue. I copied a hardware diagnostics I did from the Lenovo website below. They have said nothing was wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

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I first got SC2 at release and had issues with the game crashing. I followed some forum threads and managed to get it fixed (can't remember how). Recently I got the Walking Dead game, which crashed my computer just a few minutes into the game. After a few attempts I turned down the graphics and was able to play the game. Since then every time I've tried to play SC2 it has crashed. The screen locks up, changes to some funky colors and goes to a black screen. Have to force shut down and boot it back up. Since then I have updated drivers, disassembled my PC and cleaned everything out with compressed air, changed power supplies (both Antec 750Ws), added a 2nd hard drive from an older computer, formatted everything, reinstalled everything, updated all drivers again, downloaded Live Update 5 (from MSI website to update bios...had some terrible issues with that which I won't go into for now, but according to the updater the BIOS is up to date now). I use SlimDrivers to update all my drivers.

System Specs (from MSINFO32)
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600

Model - MS-7599

CPU - AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 810 Processor, 2600 MHz


GPU - GeForce GTX 285 (1GB) Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll, nvwgf2umx.dll, nvwgf2umx.dll, nvd3dum, nvwgf2um, nvwgf2um

I'm truly at a loss right now because I've tried everything I know to do...Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!

A:GAMES freeze/crash PC to Black Screen

I would suggest some hardware checks.

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

If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Monitor temperatures during the following tests. Use the following programs to monitor the temperatures. Real Temp is a good CPU temperature monitor.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download will monitor all hardware temperatures.
HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools can be inaccurate for CPU temperatures, but is a good program for GPU temperature monitoring.
Use FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net to test the graphics card GPU. Let it run until the GPU temperatures even out or until the GPU temperatures reach a dangerous level (you can find the max temperature for your card on either the nVidia or AMD sites; if you are not sure, ask us). The goal is to get a steady temperature, find out if the GPU is overheating, or to see if there are any artifacts present in the test itself: look for strange pixelated patterns on the screen or colors that do not look like they belong. Then use the |MG| Video Memory Stress Test 1.7... Read more

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I had a desktop that was just sitting for about 2 years without use and just hooked it up to my TV to make a media center. I immediately installed Windows 7 and had a fresh slate so old software problems shouldn't be an issue. All drivers are up to date.

The problem is that whenever a game is played, it will randomly create a black screen with buzzing sound. Some games is completely random, other games crash at about the same point. Sometimes the video signal cuts out to the TV, sometimes it just stays black. Either way it needs to be manually turned off. I have checked GPU temperatures and they are about 80C under load. I have ran memtest86 and no errors on the RAM. I just don't know what else it could be.

The specs are:

Intel Core 2 3000MHz
2x2GB Corsair DDR2-400
ATI 4850
OCZ 500W Power Supply

A:Black screen crash/lockup when playing games

What is your cpu temp?
How many passes of memtest did you run?
What are you using to check your temps?

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Here's what's going on, let me know if you need more information from me.

I'm running Bootcamp on a mid-2010 15" macbook pro (MacBookPro6,2 - the one with the 2.66 i7 cpu). It has a Geforce 330m GPU. I've been playing fairly graphic intensive games on it since I first bought it (bioshock games, fallout 3, gta4, etc).

Recently, I'd been playing Fallout: New Vegas. I got through about 30 hours of New Vegas fine, then it started to occasionally crash to a black screen, the audio would loop and I would have to manually reboot. Usually this would happen within 10 seconds of loading up a save. It happened rarely enough, though that I was able to play another 40 hours without too much frustration, occasionally have to deal with the crash. This usually seemed to happen after waking the computer up from sleeping and would be fixed with one reboot.

Then I got Mass effect, and started seeing this same crash (black screen, looped audio, manual reboot required). So i fired up New Vegas to compare the crashes and see what was going on and I found that New Vegas now consistently crashes in under 5 minutes (usually in under 1).

Every once in a while, windows will recover (the game itself would crash but I wouldn't need to reboot) and I'd get a message about a display driver not responding and then being repaired or something of that nature. It would show up and disappear so I don't have the exact message. My reliability monitor gave me this:


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A:Games crash to black screen between 30 seconds - 10 minutes.

I also just tried benchmarking with 3dmark vantage since FurMark is only OpenGL and I wanted to see if it was a DirectX issue. Got through the benchmarks fine.

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Hello everyone,
I've built my new computer a week ago and I'm having a problem and I need to know ASAP if any part is defective to do a RMA.
When I play games, (League of Legends, Cod4,..), my computer randomly crashes on a black screen and a looping bug sound. The monitor says ''Monitor going to sleep''. I've tried to run OCCT on my GPU for about 30 minutes @ 90 degrees C withouth problem. I've done one or two pass in Memtest+ to check my RAM too.
Any thoughts on this? Maybe it is my PSU? I've heard about the NVidia HD audio too.
Here is my rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

I just checked my voltage with HW Monitor and my +12 v is kinda low! Is this really a psu problem?


A:Black screen crash and sound loop while playing games

If that +12v rail voltage is accurate then that would definately be a problem. Check the voltage in the BIOS as it could be a simple case of HWMonitor not reading the sensor output correctly.

Can you give us a DXDiag report.

Click Start and type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the Run box.

When the dxdiag window opens click the Save All Information button and save the text file to your desktop or another location so you know where it is.

Then copy and paste the entire content of that text file into a reply here.

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

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

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

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8010C69010
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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changed bios settings from RAID to IDE didnt seem to help this has occurred multiple times during playing planet side 2 the game runs fine then suddenly crashes im pretty sure i have the latest drivers and everything is up to date can someone clever help me please

A:BSOD Plannetside 2 (steam) black screen> reboot> BSOD crash report

A stop 0x116 is a display/graphics related issue. Many a factors or components may cause such a BSOD.

First of all, it is the display driver. From your BSOD dumps, I have noticed that it crashed the same irrespective of the driver version over time. So overlooking this part right now. Will concentrate it on later again, if needed.

Next thing is overclocking, which sometimes lead display to crash. And, you are slightly overclocked.

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz"
MaxSpeed: 3400
CurrentSpeed: 3411
As the system is crashing, you should stop overclocking. Set all the hardware elements like CPU, GPU and RAM to default; and reset the BIOS to default too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

Heat is another factor. Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Also, dust accumulation causes heat, and dust accumulation depends on the age of the system. How old the system is? If possible, dismantle it and clean the inside carefully .... specially the air vents and fan grills, so that it can blow the hot air out easily.
Dont forget to apply thermal paste to the CPU when re-seating the system.

Insufficient power supply is also a great cause of display crash. Check if the CPU is supplying adequate power there or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

It GPU itself may not perform upto the mark. Stress test the Graphics Card u... Read more

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Someone who solved a similiar prob pls help me

I have a big prob with the pc, screen goes black and i cant do anything.
Must use the on/off botton to reboot it, when this happens the major prob comes.
No boot found on pc, pc wont boot then i go to the bios and the hd is not in there.
I must play with the pc restarting it and if im lucky the hd ''comes'' back and i can reboot and system starts. I can go check the event log to see the errors.
Several times now happened to that system was slow. It freeze and i cant do anything.
I tho i found a solution, i have read some theads with similiar probs
I did boot the pc in clean mood and deactive the half of the services. I was hoping this would help, but not even after 8 hours happened the same thing.
I have several errors in the log
*A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the NlaSvc service.
*The Network Location Awareness service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
*The previous system shutdown at 13:03:22 on ‎2011-‎10-‎21 was unexpected.
*The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
I dont know if this happens when pc goes sleep or it was on many hours. This happens, in the screen settings there are no hibernate or sleep all options are on never, and no scree... Read more

A:BSOD Black screen crash

someone out there who could help me?

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Hi guys, I have followed the instructions and here are the files requested.

This crash first started when I was playing League of Legends. since then, everytime I open a game at full screen mode, it crashes after 1 minute and 50 seconds. I already reinstalled League of Legends and also, updated my graphic drivers, but still, nothing changed.

The dump files are attached.

A:BSOD. Crash while games are at full screen mode.

The couple of latest drivers by nvidia are buggy as we experienced.

Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only. It works with GT530.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Let us know the results.


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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa80096f14e0, fffff88005143700, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
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My laptop crashs quite regular, black screens and restarts randomly. I used to think it was heat related but the laptop doesn't really get hot. Idles at 38c.

There are no crash dump files at all, i've configured windows to not restart in the event of a crash and to generate a crash dump file. I've also installed a fresh install of windows 7 with only the manufactors drivers and windows updates.

I'm going to upload my system information with the hope that someone can shed some light on this.

System Spec:

Compal Cantiga
Windows 7 64 bit
Intel(R)Core 2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz
Motherboard KHLB2
4GB Ram
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Realtek HD Audio % ATI HDMI Audio
Built in Monitor (Genric display)
Hitachi HTS723225L9A360 ATA Device

A:Black screen crash & restarts, no BSOD

Forgot this..

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Greetings, I have an incredibly frustrating problem I hope I can get help with.

The problem I am experiencing is complete crash of my system at random intervals. I lose video, and hard drive lights turn off. I would assume it was acomple shutdown, however, the fans and LED's in the case remain on the power button on the case does not respond and I must manually flip the switch at the back of the power supply to restart. Additionally I was experiencing strange graphical artifacts(vertical lines in windows, strange characters in the POST screen before windows loaded)

I ave ALREADY replaced my power supply and video card as I initially believed those to be the source of the problem. however, after replacement the problem persists albeit with no graphical oddities and less frequent crashes. My guess is the mother board is the source of the problem, but I don't want to replace another part without being sure

ANY hep would be appreciated.

Oh yes, I built my own PC and currentuly have windows 7, cooler master silent pro M 600w PSU, Biostar Ta770 A2+ mobo, ati radeon 2600XT GPU.

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With Help from this forum about three months ago I was able to troubleshoot and fix issues with a defective installed Video Driver, but starting about a week ago once again I've been getting BSOD and also freeze-ups [without BSOD] that go to a Black Screen and then I need to reboot.

I had installed the latest Adobe flash upgrade minutes before this crash, after reboot system recommended a boot-up files fix from the menu that went on to restored the previous 'restore-point' configuration, apparently Flash was uninstalled [as Adobe/Flash requested a new install right after the reboot], unfortunately even so the system crashed a minute after again, this time I got a BSOD that reported something related to a Driver, unfortunately I forgot to do a screen-grab.

Hopefully this latest BSOD file dump is uploaded here, Could some one take a look and see which driver or what else could be causing a problem now?


A:Sporatic BSOD and Black Screen Freeze-ups/Crash

Hi mackado,

I'm going to need 1 more log file to deduce the problem.

Please follow the steps below:
Go to: Start > Type: msconfig.exe - Press Enter
Go to the tab 'Boot'
Bottom of the window there are check-boxes, tick the one called 'Boot log'
Press Apply/OK
Shutdown the PC
Wait 10 seconds
Turn on PC
Go to - C:\Windows and find a file called ntbtlog.txt
Upload this file to this thread
Once you have uploaded the file, I will take a look and we'll see what we can do from there.


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Current OS: Win 8.1 Pro x64

For the past few weeks, I had been having issues with my computer with black screens only during gaming.

At first, it seemed like a power issue since the machine kept shutting off and rebooting with no BSOD or error codes. So I got a new PSU.

Still kept happening - tested each GPU individually and all passed without error/problems.

Black screen problem still persisted. So I installed Win 7 x64 on a spare HDD and checked to see if it was software/drivers - still got black screen/reboot.

Decided it had to be the motherboard - RMA'd the board and just got a replacement (2 days ago). Still get black screen/reboots.

Reflashed the GPU BIOS - worked for a while when the voltage was left at stock (instead of 1.212V). However, still got black screen/reboot after about an hour.

I decided to test RAM w/ MemTest86+.

Tested RAM @ XMP setting (Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 9-11-11-31 @ 1.65V) - got a ton of errors in MemTest86+ (411 errors after about 8.5 hours).

Reset RAM to "Auto" (1333Mhz) tested again - no errors so I booted into Windows. Tried playing AC4 and got black screen + reboot within 10 minutes.

Tested each RAM stick individually today and 3 of them passed fine with no errors while the fourth one had errors in the first and second passes - 10 errors.

Took two sticks out and put two "good" sticks of RAM back and fired up the computer.

Booted into Windows and ran Heaven 4.0 & Valley - both passed without issue wi... Read more

A:Win 8.1 Black Screen During Games (No BSOD Codes)

try any other free light game from net & test..if it's happening still.u have to loose all u'r data.first backup u'r all data on a external hard drive or any other media source.then wipe all your partitions with a partition software,google them,there are plenty of them.i suggest you free versions,not paid.or you can make a bootable disc for wiping all partitions.
Note-only wipe partitions with slow method !!

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I've had computer problems for the past 3 months although I thought I had fixed it until just tonight I've tried to play Counter-Strike : Global Offensive and within 10minutes of gameplay the pc crashes to a black screen and I can still hear people on ventrilo for a couple of seconds before the sound loops into a glitchy mess. The screen turns black and I have to do a hard reset in order to re-start the PC. No BSOD message appears and only sometimes does a log appear when I use the program BlueScreenView.

Upon restarting PC and reconnecting to my game it took less than 5 minutes each time to crash to a black screen. In the past I was plagued with BSOD/random black screen crashes similiar to this and a memtest result indicated faulty RAM. I replaced my 2x4GB g.skill DDR3 RAM and have not had trouble for the past 3 weeks. I have also recently re-formatted my SSD and downloaded the newest Nvidia drivers but the PC still crashes, occasionly even whilst browsing the web and whilst the PC is idling.

My temps for my GPU/CPU are very stable and are low sitting at about ~40C idle and 50-60 at load. both are running at stock speed and are not overclocked. I ran the program and will include a .zip of what is going on and hopefully one of you will be able to help me. The GPU is only 9 months old and is still under warranty.

One last thing to note was there was always a loud ticking noise with my front fan as a bit of the dust mesh guard near the front panel came loose and was hit... Read more

A:PC Crash to black screen with delayed sound looping no BSOD message

0x116 errors are mostly caused by graphics drivers or a failing graphics card, I suggest running Furmark by following these instructions to rule out the hardware possibility.

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Run it for around 30 minutes.

Post back the results.

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New fresh install of windows 8 updated to 8.1 with all my motherboard drivers etc up to date. Display drivers are the newest Omega drivers from AMD.

I installed steam and decided to install csgo to my ssd/C: drive since it's my most played game. Now I can play the game fine but after a short amount of time the game and display drivers will crash giving me a black screen and sound loop. I let it sit there for a while so I could get a bsod and crash dump to happen.

Since then I also updated my ssd to the latest firmware and reinstalled my AMD drivers and the problem still persists. I have no other games installed at the moment so if you wan't me to check if the crash happens with other games let me know.

Here is my debug info
Attachment 56190

A:BSOD playing CSGO Black screen/sound loop crash

Remove Asus bloatware from your PC and try another version of GPU drivers.

AsUpIO.sys Tue Aug 3 04:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related

ASUSFILTER.sys Tue Sep 20 17:46:33 2011 (4E78B559)
ASUS USB Hub filter driver

AiChargerPlus.sys Thu Apr 19 03:17:35 2012 (4F8F67AF)
Asus Charger Driver [br] Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

AsIO.sys Wed Aug 22 11:54:47 2012 (5034AC67)
Asus PCProbe Utility

ndisrd.sys Thu Feb 21 03:40:15 2013 (5125890F)

ndisrd.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.

cmudaxp.sys Mon Jul 22 03:24:04 2013 (51EC89B4)
C-Media Audio Interface Driver (WDM) by C-Media [br] ASUS Xonar DG Audio Interface driver [br] HTO CLARO Audio Interface Driver

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

asmtxhci.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:42 2013 (520E7D6A)
Asmedia USB 3.0 driver

asmthub3.sys Fri Aug 16 21:28:54 2013 (520E7D76)
ASMedia USB 3.0 Hub driver
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This is a strange problem my desktop has had for a fairly long time. Usually, my computer will work fine, start up with no problems for several days in a row. And then..for reasons I don't know, it sometimes will start crashing. Usually the screen goes completely black and the computer completely non-responsive, and it must be hard reset to get any response at all out of it. A few times I've actually seen a brief BSOD, but too brief to actually read it and see what is happening. Sometimes the screen will just freeze where it is, with the last bit of audio that was playing repeating nonstop. The strangest thing about these crashes is they only happen a little bit after or during startup; if the computer is fine for 30 minutes, I know it'll be fine until the next time it's turned off. It has on a few occasions come up with a screen telling me that the CMOS is corrupted. I've had startup repair run, and tried some kind of hard drive diagnostic tool; the startup repair couldn't find a problem, and the tool said the hard drive was good. I've seen it crash this way in the middle of the bios boot, during login, in safe mode; pretty much any time during the first half-hour to hour of the computer being on. But never afterward.

I ran the diagnostic tool; the results are attached to this post. Any help at all would be appreciated.

(In case it has any effect on anything, my computer used to be a Vista and a complimentary upgrade was used to make it windows 7.)

A:Random Crash, Freeze, Black Screen or BSOD shortly after startup.

Hello Xindaris.

It appears that you have tow antivirus programs installed? MSE and Avira?
Uninstall Avira. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Uninstall MagicISO. It may cause the BSODs as you explained.

ITEMVAUUEName MagicISO SCSI Host ControllerManufacturer MagicISO, Inc.PNP Device ID ROOT\SCSIADAPTER\0000Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\mcdbus.sys (, 249.56 KB (255,552 bytes), 12/15/2009 5:17 PM)The SCSI adapter installed by MagicISO can cause start time BSODs.

The Display Driver is not Up to date.

fffff880`04884000 fffff880`0532f000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 15 07:07:00 2013 (51427B3C)
CheckSum: 00A8D47C
ImageSize: 00AAB000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Try to install NVIDIA DRIVERS 320.49WHQL

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CP... Read more

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8117 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K42Jr
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I would get a random black screen while playing an online game on my laptop (this happens randomly but usually 15-30mins after starting Windows and start playing the game). After the black screen appeared, it would automatically reboot to this windows error recovery page with options to go into safe mode (networking/command prompt) or just boot windows normally.

I chose to boot Windows normally but after getting into Windows 7 and started playing a while, a random BSOD would appear. It has happened for 2-3 days straight. The attached is the mini dump.

Note: I did not install anything new to my laptop, I have ran chkdsk and sfc /scannow and found nothing.

I have no idea what caused the black screen and the BSOD.

Here's the pic of the BSOD:
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A:Sudden black screen while playing games + random BSOD

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Hi there.

My PC is currently crashing without a BSOD when playing games. The screen just goes black, but my computer stays on. I have to power it off manually with the power button. I've previously had issues with BSODs showing an error with atikmdag.sys , but they were very infrequent. This type of crash has been happening multiple times a day.

Thank you so much for your help!

A:Black screen from playing games, previous BSOD's from atikmdag.sys

Hello Duecez.

A stop 0x116 is a graphics related error. And for it, you need to follow the guide: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Let us know the results.

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My computer either crashes or got frozen repeatedly on the regular mode (not safemode) . Each time it crashes differently . Sometimes it crashed with blue screen each time with a different code, Sometimes black screen, sometimes frozen, mouse cannot move . Sometimes crash or frozen right after starting with just a move out the mouse, but sometimes good for a few days with no problem . Safe mode usually ok, but sometimes it crash too . I tried to run window diagnostic tool and memtest, both are ok . There were one time though after it crash and restart, it ask to run window diagnostic test and it says hardware problem . Anybody knows what's wrong with my computer ?
Below are a few image of the screen

BSOD with different code:

Win boot manager

Memtest result

A:Solved: computer acting weird, crash, frozen, bsod, black screen....

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Hey all,
I'm having an issue with my ASUS F5GL laptop. If I try to launch a game like Counter-Strike: Source, Garry's Mod or Just Cause 2, not long after actually leaving the menu and beginning to play (anywhere between 2-5min), the whole laptop just silently crashes. I checked ALL the logs, and there is nothing in there, except something recorded at boot, saying the computer was not cleanly shutdown. When it does crash, a second before it crashes, a weird thin horizontal line appears in a random location on the screen, going all the way across the screen. This was happening under Windows Vista, but I just bought and did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium, and it's still happening. I have updated my drivers and it still happens. Laptop info is below (caution, large block of text)

System Information report written at: 04/21/11 15:41:47
[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model F5GL
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, 2167 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 214, 16/03/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C... Read more

A:Complete system crash (no BSOD or crash dump) when trying to launch most games.


You can try these to see what is going on with the overheating.

Core Temp

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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

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This morning (11.26.14, 8:50ish) I had nothing running more than usual (chrome, onenote, word) on my desktop. I was in my other room turning on my laptop but it would not find my wireless network. I went to my desktop and found that the monitor turned itself off (that's normal) but moving the mouse and pressing the spacebar would not wake the monitor up. The desktop power light was on and the monitor light was on. I then looked at the DSL modem and saw the power light was red. So I unplug it and waited 20 seconds; plugged it back in and the desktop rebooted.

Could a power fault on the modem affect the desktop like that?

I checked the event log viewer and the closest I can find is this:

Source: Service Control Manager:
The Microsoft Network Inspection System service depends on the Microsoft Malware Protection Driver service which failed to start because of the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Attached is the win 7 utility info you offer.

A:Black screen crash; DSL modem crash

Temp Monitoring

Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWMonitor.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Upload a screen shot with either of the tools: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums\

Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it.

 Hard Drive Diagnostics
Double click and open my computer.
Right click on desired drive and hit properties.
Click on tools tab and Check now.

Read complete instructions on the tutorial: Disk Check

Other Tests:


Upload a screenshot of your hard disk using Crystal Disk Info.
Make a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website.
Test your Hard Drive with SeaTools.

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.RAM - Test with Memtest86+


The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboa... Read more

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Hello and thanks for reading,

I have a 2 year old HP pavilion dv6 series laptop running windows 7. Yesterday I turned it on and it started normally but when I tried to browse on Firefox it gave me the blue screen (for the first time ever) and it shut down. Fearing I had a virus I ran it in safe mode and started a scan and began transporting my pictures via Dropbox just in case it died on me. Sure enough a weird error message (couldnt figure out what program made the message pop up) popped up saying I had a bunch of urgent viruses.. I didn't click on it at all and before I couldn't think of what to do the blue screen popped up and it shut down. When I tried to restart it the HP splash sign popped up and the screen flickered black and a blinking cursor started in the upper left corner. So this is where I stand now... Black screen with blinking cursor. Set default setting in BIOS (didn't work) and F8 (safe mode) or F11 (system restore) does nothing... The black screen just stays there. Any ideas? Is it a gonner? I'm hoping to get back on and get my pictures if possible. Help please!

A:HP Laptop blue screen crash now black screen with blinking cursor

sounds like a bug -click report and ask to move to malware forum

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3d games crash, after random amounts of time with different errors 0x50, 0x8e.
Sometimes referencing the nvidia drivers.

barton 3200
msi k7n2 delta2 platinum
kingston dual tested valueram 2x256
nvidia 400u chipset
msi nvidia 5900xt card
420 raidmax psu
6 case fans
volcano heatsinkfan, all copper heatsink

memtest gives no errors after 8 hrs.

Tried reformat, tried sp1 and sp2 seperately, tried all drivers, from newest and beta, to just the msi drivers.

A:Games crash to bsod

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This issue has been aggravating me for a while and I really want it to be taken care of. Since I bought this computer, mostly all my games have been crashing on me, and I'd say about 90% of the games I play just randomly crash or gives me the blue screen of death, most often the blue screen of death.

Here are my specifications as I'm sure that someone will be asking for it:

4 Gb of OCZ RAM
i5 750 2.7GHz
XFX Radeon HD 5870
MSI P55-GD65 mobo
1 Tb of HDD memory...

Running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, using Corsair H50 liquid cooling as my main source of cooling and a Silverstone Strider 1000W PSU. GPU is always updated to its latest, BIOS has never been updated (still at 1.1 or something, I've seen the site and there's an option about updating it to 1.7 but I've heard bad things about updating BIOS), and my CPU is usually 29 ?C, sometimes spiking to something like 38 ?C for a few seconds when I'm gaming. I know a virus isn't causing this because I've wiped my hard drive a few times already.

If you guys need anymore information, please ask...


A:All games crash or BSOD, help?!

Are all your chipset and device drivers up to date?

Is your RAM 1, 2 or 4 sticks? Are they matched? Have you tried reseating them or running just 2gb?

Is your Windows 7 32 or 64 bit?

Post back with the full BSOD message, including the stop code and file name.

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Hi I try here post every problem got 1.My pc crashing a lot , its everytime when i playing games or just when i just turn on some program
2.Sometimes games like garrys mod,league of legends dont get bsod just crash
3.My pc is buy about year 2008 so its not so old
4.first i have xp,after that i try vista and Windows 7 but still bsod nothing chance
6.ye now i have 2 g Ram i just try 1 ram but still i get bsod
7.My configuration system is now here,yes i have now xp but i plant buy windows 7 after i try destroy bsods: i post here dxdiag
And ye i post here my minidump i try reinstall xp but still bsod so i dont have not lots of but still about 5-7 minidump
8.ITs lot of Page vault in non memory area

Thx for any help that work
Edit:I think it cant be RAMS i try new rams and still bsod.

A:Bsod,games crash

Update ASUS ATK0110 ACPI Utility - ASUS support:

ASACPI.sys Thu Aug 12 22:52:52 2004

Update Atheros AR8121/AR8113 PCI-E Ethernet Controller:

l1e51x86.sys Wed Aug 05 01:49:35 2009

There's something I ask you to clarify, how come you have both via audio and creative labs? Perhaps removed your creative card but still having its drivers left? If so uninstall all Creative software and drivers and sweep its remnants with the Driver Sweeper:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

-> viahduaa.sys Tue Jun 02 04:52:36 2009 (VIA)
-> monfilt.sys Wed Jan 04 02:41:48 2006 (Creative)

Your report shows your audio is VIA, so update VIA Audio audio card driver:

viahduaa.sys Tue Jun 02 04:52:36 2009


If new crashes crashes reoccur, submit the new crash dumps for further analysis. But first be sure to follow the steps suggested above.

Crash Dumps:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [F:\a\Minidump\D M P\Mini121210-06.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp.080413-2111
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList... Read more

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I recently put together my first computer and everything has been going wonderfully, up until I started playing games.
The other night I was playing an online FPS and the computer suddenly crashed and I got a blue screen with an error message that dissapeared too fast for me to read.
However I've gone and attached the minidump file in my post.
The problem has returned 4 times already and I'm starting to get worried, I'm not quite sure what to do.
It only happens when I play games though, which is different from the other posts I've read...

If anyone could help me out, I'd very much appreciate it! ;3

A:BSOD crash during games

Quote: Originally Posted by Jeimz


I recently put together my first computer and everything has been going wonderfully, up until I started playing games.
The other night I was playing an online FPS and the computer suddenly crashed and I got a blue screen with an error message that dissapeared too fast for me to read.
However I've gone and attached the minidump file in my post.
The problem has returned 4 times already and I'm starting to get worried, I'm not quite sure what to do.
It only happens when I play games though, which is different from the other posts I've read...

If anyone could help me out, I'd very much appreciate it! ;3

This one was caueed by your NewDeathAdder mouse driver (danew.sys) I would download a fresh copy and install it.



Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\050910-22713-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;srv*e:\symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a52000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c8fe50
Deb... Read more

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I bought a custom built computer about a year ago. Ive had frequent BSOD's while playing games, they seem to occur pretty randomly.This is the error report I recieve.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA800503F038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Ive tried changing operating system from Vista to Windows 7, updating my Nvidida drivers and reducing background processes, nothing has worked .
I really just need someone to diagnose what component of my system is crashing, so i can upgrade or replace it. Plzzz Help

A:BSOD crash during games

Hi Jonathan

If you are receiving blue screens, then please follow this guide http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html

Upload the .dmp here

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Hello all.
I am new to these forums and need some help. Many of the other posts are of BSOD's, but mine is different. Outside of games my computer performs and runs perfectly fine and same with games, until recently.

Just recently (no, i have not installed ANYTHING) my computer started crashing during games only. It's wierd because normally people get BSOD, but in my case i get repeating sound and still image. Even if i let it sit there for a while it still doesnt give me a blue screen. I am forced to reboot using my reset button. At first it was only with CoD2, which i thought it was specific only to that game, but the other day i was playing EQ2 and the sound froze and image froze. The sound, lets say of me slashing, keeps repeating.

I have the latest drivers for my Graphics card and for my sound card and dont know why this started happening. The wierd thing is that i havent installed anything. Ive diagnosed my HD and nothing comes up, ive scanned my comp and its clean, ive yet to check the ram but willdo tonight. I hope its not the ram, and its compatible w/my Mobo (checked before i bought it). Ill try updating as many drivers as possible, but again... it shouldnt be this because it ran perfectly earlier with these drivers.

Ive had a chipset problem on my mobo a long time ago, but doubt it was this because that was about 2 months ago and games have been running fine afterwards (of course, until now). Also, Ive had SP2 from the getgo, so it shouldnt b... Read more

A:My Games Crash (Not BSOD)

Sounds like the same problem I have these days. When you reboot and it loads back into Windows, does it say 'Windows recovered from a serious error' and quote the error code 1000007f in the error report that is generated?

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I've tried updating the drivers, making sure nothing was overclocked, ram memtest and furmark. memtest found no errors, same with chkdsk and it didn't crash in furmark
my average temp of gpu is 31 degrees Celsius.

It plays sound for a few seconds afterward but then becomes unresponsive to the power button and keyboard so I have to turn the psu off.

Help would be greatly appreciated

and for some reason it keeps posting this in general discussion not bsod support

A:Black screen when watching videos full screen and exiting games

How old is your PSU? what brand is the PSU? the video card is Radeon? Have you tried to put the video card into a different PCIe slot? have you tried to do a "clean boot", with only MS programmes starting, as in diagnostic startup?

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Hello, I know this isnt technically a BSOD, but its still a crash, my laptop crashes each time I play games. The crash happens in 3 different forms, sometimes the screen goes weird and then two bands appear, one purple one on top and a whiteish one on bottom, the whiteish band slowly turns green until it completly turns green. The other variants are black screens, but in one form it beeps 3 times after the crash, in the other it doesnt. I tested to see if the laptop would crash with war thunder, I got through the entire menu and to flight test, my plane was in the landing strip, for about 20 seconds, as soon as I pressed the "w" key, the crash happened, it was the purple with green one. I would also like to say that yesterday there were no crashes whatsoever, they just started today. I have a cooler under my laptop at all times. Oh and also, I took the battery out and pressed the power button, then I played an entire match of insurgency without a crash, but then I connected my head set and cooler to the USB ports and it crashed shortly after, dont know if coincidence or something to do with the power. Please help, any help would be appreciated!

A:Crash, Black Screen sometimes purple and green screen

Update to the problem, now each time I want to turn it on it beeps 8 times, its starts off with high pitched beeps and then beeps 8 times with low pitched beeps

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I recently bought a new PC, as my laptop was past it's best. Iopted for an HP desktop with Geforce 405 graphics, which I knew weren't the best but I still figured I'd be able to play a fair few games. According to System Requirements Lab all my existing games would work fine. However, after installing Star Wars Battlefront II which seemed to go fine, I get to the game menu and can choose the map I want to play, but when it actually comes to starting the game a black screen appears and I'm taken back to the desktop. This has happened repeatedly with the game graphics on the lowest settings and after updating my graphics drivers. I'm completely stumped, so if anyone can help I'd greatly appreciate it. I've attached a dxdiag report as well.

System Information
Time of this report: 9/7/2011, 14:12:20
Machine name: ANDREW-HP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: s5-1030uk
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/15/11 10:21:57 Ver: 6.18
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1470MB used, 6717MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (... Read more

A:New PC, Games Crash After Menu Screen

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Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
- installed myself (full retail)

Just upgraded mobo, graphics card , new RAM, and water cooler for cpu

ASUS Motherboard M5
AMD FX(tm) - 8150 Eight-Core Processor
Radeon AMD HD 6950
(tried a backup Nvidia 650 TI but had the same problems)

Though the comp seems to crash the most during games, it has also crashed while using the internet, and on the desktop with nothing but programs and windows open. It doesn't always give me BSOD, sometimes it just freezes and system manager cannot be called up. One time it even cut out the sound of the game after stuttering for a second. A minute later the rest of it froze.

I used Blue Screen View and it seems to source ntoskrnl.exe as the main culprit though others like blbdrive.sys and win32k.sys have also showed up.

Any help would be great. Let me know if you need anymore info.

A:BSOD crash during games and browsing

Did you upgrade your hardware and reinstall Windows? Do you have a lot of experience with watercooling? Where did you get your drivers for your new hardware?

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I have recently upgraded virtually my entite PC (think the only remaining items are the CPU's and the drives) so I could jump ship from console to PC gaming and have found that certain games are crashing my PC (so far Ghosts, TF2, Outlast have crashed it sporadically - although I seem to have resolved the Ghosts issue by updating my motherboard drivers and one game called Madballs crashed my PC repeatedly till I had to stop playing it before I bonged someone on the head with my keyboard)...

Windows diag description....

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

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

Files that help describe the problem:

Attached is the log from the self diagnostic tool....any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm at my wits end and don't have the spare cash to be going to a shop with it....

A:BSOD - Certain Games Causing PC Crash

Since I posted the above Ghosts has crashed twice and TF2 once.....no idea what's going on!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storage Devices
OCZ-VERTEX4 (128GB, SATA... Read more

A:bsod crash while playing games

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

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


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

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

Download and Tutorial Prime95

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

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

Realtek PCIe GBE Family-controller

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

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

I'd appreciate any help. Thank you.

A:Crash without BSOD while playing games.

Maybe overheating?

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Right ok, i need some serious technical help.
I had an ATI Radeon 9200SE it worked fine for the good half of a year, then i started getting Random Screen blackouts and a VPU Error, saying that it was no longer recieving graphics commands, these would stall for about 3 - 8 seconds and sometimes more. I then a few weeks ago went and bought a new graphics card in hope that it was just the card that had seen its days, card i bought was a GeForce FX5500. and now its still doing the same without the error, i think that was an ATI fail safe feature. but sometimes it will cut out completely and monitor says No Signal, ive tried rolling back to ever single forceware driver i could find, ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling ive tried reformatting my computer and running fresh. It's really doing my head in i want it fixed lol and also when i play games, they crash, and flicker, and one time in MOHAA when i actually got it to run, the textures and objects looked as if they were being streched, sort of big lines, dont know how to describe it.
but im going to buy a friends GeForce FX5600 today, and see if i still get the same thing, but pleasee can anyone help? i seriously would appreciate it, and i seriously need it.


A:Random Screen Blackouts and Games Crash. HELP

That could be a few things but the stretching lines indicates an overheating GPU on your video card. Your Nvidia utility should have a temperature display. The utility is either in the toolbar or right click on the desktop and select NVIDIA Display then select temperature Settings. Do this as close to possible to the failure point. WHat does the temp readout say now? Then run a gaame and let me know what it says.

Have to go to work but I'll check in later. It should be below 60c at idle. Higher is OK but it means you have a overheating problem in your case.

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I randomly have issues of game's crashing into "BlueScreen" errors. Well the screen isn't really a bluescreen but rather the image of the game becomes 'corrupted'. Sometimes you can still hear the audio while the screen is frozen in place and it sometimes auto restarts the computer on it's own. I am either playing World of Warcraft or Starcraft II.

These are my solutions:
1. Though the error occurs in both games, I have re-installed them both games multiple times.

2. I have installed the latest drivers, including my graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT. Problem Persists

3. I initially had Windows Vista 64 Bit running, but I had just did a clean and fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Problem persists.

4. I have 'cleaned' out my desktop computer from dust and took out the graphic card and placed it back in.
This is the "error" Windows 7 caught:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8008C583D8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files tha... Read more

A:Blue Screen crash during Video Games

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Hi all,
Im new to these forums and my friend pointed them out to me.
Im rather desperate at this point since i can not figure out what is wrong with my computer.
When im playing Company of Heroes, Napoleon Total War, or Empire Total War, (these are the games ive tried) the screen will go black and the computer will crash after 5-15 mins of play. I spent 6 hours on remote terminal with microsoft while they fixed windows 7 problems and after that it still isnt working. My drivers were updated during that time period.
Im really out of options as i do have the hardware to run these games, they actually worked for a long time and now they have just randomly decided not to.
I would prefer not to completely wipe the hardrive (I already re-upgraded to W7 ultimate to fix the windows problems).
Any or all advice would help.

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We could do with some more information about your system really.

What is the exact make and model of the PC, assuming its a 'big brand' pre-built like HP, Dell, Acer etc?
Have you changed / upgraded any hardware in it since you got it?

A DxDiag report would also probably be useful. Click Start and type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the run box then hit enter. When the dxdiag window opens click the 'Save All Information' button on the bottom right of the window, save the .txt file to your desktop so you know where it is. Then copy and paste the entire contents of that text file into a reply here.

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recently I've been having problems with my laptop when I'm watching movies on hulu and sometimes when I'm playing games. basically the screen goes completely black. everything else is working because I can do quicksaves or I can shut down firefox with alt+f4 but nothing brings back my video until I restart.

I'm not sure if its flash 9 causing this or something else but I've had my laptop for over a year now and it started happening about a month ago.

specs are:
dell e1505
intel 945gm graphics
windows xp pro x64

any suggestions would be appreciated

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Try re-installing your display drivers

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I have recently upgraded to windows 7 on my netbook and since this I have been having problem with it randomly crashing the screen goes black and I can't do anything with it. Sometimes it restarts on its own and gives me an option to check out solutions but to no avail, I have also noticed that when windows is starting up, intially I have a black screen which eventually does rectify itself to the desktop... but its not right. Any ideas how I can put this right? I have minidump details if you need it...

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Quote: Originally Posted by asinara88

I have recently upgraded to windows 7 on my netbook and since this I have been having problem with it randomly crashing the screen goes black and I can't do anything with it. Sometimes it restarts on its own and gives me an option to check out solutions but to no avail, I have also noticed that when windows is starting up, intially I have a black screen which eventually does rectify itself to the desktop... but its not right. Any ideas how I can put this right? I have minidump details if you need it...

Could you zip the minidump and upload it for debugging?

You might also want to upgrade your video driver

And run a system file check to verify and repair

to run type cmd in search>rightclick and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW

let us know the results

Ken J

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I tried to switch batteries in my wireless mouse, replugged and got a black screen for safe start up from hardware removal or unexpected restart. What do I do next?

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For a while now I have had random black screen crashes. I cannot quite remember but I believe they started after I changed a bunch of drivers around for some reason. It was crashing quite often, mostly in source games like Left 4 Dead. I decided I would reformat. After the reformat I installed all my stuff again with the laters drivers and software I threw on an external hard-drive. It hadn't crashed in a non-source game for two weeks, but It would crash every time I tried to play Left for Dead normally after and hour and a half or so. I thought it might be the local content, since i transferred it from the first windows into the external hardrive and onto the new windows installation to save bandwidth.

I deleted the local content incase it was corrupt or something. I redownloaded it and just played a 2 hour game without crashing, but I just crashed while playing oblivion within an hour. This is of course unnerving, I thought I had narrowed it down to an issue with the source engine, and for the first time in a few weeks it crashed on a normal game. I am running a 9600 GT XXX with 4 gigs of ram and an Athlon 64 X2 at 2.8ghz. My PSU is 750W with all extra connectors plugged into the video card (6pin one). It is not a temperature issue, I have logged a maximum of 65degrees playing these games (CPU max 40). If it helps, when it crashes there is a greenish line for half a second and then it is gone. The monitor goes into standby and the sound loops. I am using onboard Realtek ... Read more

A:Black Screen Crash

Check Device Manager. Click "show hidden devices" and report any flagged devices.

Check Event Viewer. Look for chronic, significant and/or errors that occur at the same time of the crash.

Post full system specs on motherboard, video card, PSU and memory.

Burn a bootable CD with memtest and verify the memory is good.

Are you running overclocked ? If so, back down to factory specs and see if the problem continues.

Have you run chkdsk recently ?

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