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BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

Q: BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

Hello all,

I recently made a new PC build, everything went fine and all drivers are up to date and the latest. However when playing ANY game in fullscreen i sometimes get a BSOD and if i Alt+Tab our of one it will 90% of the time BSOD. Latest 3b is the BCCode that i get, i have tried sweeping and reinstalling graphics drivers however this did not work. This problem doesn't happen with anything else and does not crash if i play in windowed or border-less, however i use a crossfire setup so i need to use fullscreen to use both GPUs.

Any and all help is appreciated.

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF8800F497F2D
BCP3: FFFFF88003D4D100
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A: BSOD During Games and Alt+Tabbing from games in fullscreen (BCCODE 3b)

no one can help at all?

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Been going on for several months now, computer's around 2 years old and some tell me it's probably the ram going dodgy, but painfully long tests have been done on it and shown no issue.

Happens sporadically when faffing about in Chrome, and with some degree of reliability when tabbing into and out of games (enough to have a microcringe when doing so).

On average there's a bluescreen every 2-3 days.

A:Bluescreens from Chrome/tabbing in and out of fullscreen games.

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Nayru
Registered Organization:
Updating Windows fully will most certainly help, and will help troubleshoot the issue by ruling out older drivers.

Post back with any new BSOD's once Windows 7 is fully updated - you have quite a lot to do, so get cracking.

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I had a few BSODs while alt+tabbing playing WoW or Hearthstone. This has never happened prior to the last few days. I didn't catch the error codes but hopefully the log shows them.

The only changes I've made recently is updating the Intel? Ethernet Connection I217-V drivers.

EDIT: It had a weird crash where the screen went black and was still on so I manually shut it down. When I turned it back on it went into the windows repair thing and is now attempting repairs.

EDIT2: Now it won't even start without blue screening. I can only use Safe Mode. Safe Mode with networkong blue screens too. I got a USB and am ready to clean reinstall. Should I?

A:BSOD while alt+tabbing in games

Hi friendlybear,

All the crashes are 0xF4 caused by hard drive problems, there are Input/Output errors (ioerr) in the dumps which means that the data cannot be accessed.
In safe mode you can try a few things that are probably needed.
1. Remove ASUS software, known for causing bluescreens.
2. Remove IObit software, its software isn't what you might think and Advanced SystemCare 8 causes problems.
3. Test your hard drive

Diagnostics Test


Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

Run chkdsk
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

Run HDTune toscan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
check the health,
It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
Let me know what the results areof the error scan,
make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
post screenshots with the benchmark of thetransfer rate,
access time,
burst rate,
cpu usage.

A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa8008a3... Read more

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hello for the last few days ive been getting a bsod when tabbing into to games and sometimes from just general use. i have no idea what is causing this

A:BSOD when tabbing in to games

1, Install Windows 7 Sp1
2, Uninstall or upgrade Tunngle, it uses an old driver:

fffff880`044f1000 fffff880`044fe000 tap0901t Wed Sep 16 08:02:43 2009 (4AB07F83)

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Alright, so I have done a little research before making a thread here as I really don't want to waste anyone's time, but I am at wits end here with my problems.


Around 30th December I bought myself a SSD and installed it into my PC and created a fresh install onto the computer and everything ran fine for about a month then I began to get constant BSOD's (0x3b and an occasional 0x50). After a bit I decided to do a fresh install (about 1-2 weeks ago) to see if it would help the problem but alas, the problem has ensued.

I had not changed anything hardware wise since installing the SSD apart from placing it on a SSD mount.

When using WhoCrashed/BlueScreen view, several drivers keep appearing (ntoskrnl.exe, nvlddmkm.sys, win32k.sys). After seeing the video related problems I potentially though it could be driver related and reverted back to the drivers I was using before this BSOD's with a fresh install (GeForce 332.21 Driver). Sadly after a short period, the BSOD's resumed.

I am quite confused about this issue and even though the WhoCrashed program relates it to a software bug, I am unsure as nothing in my system changed from running fine to BSOD's, and the problem persisted straight after a fresh install (same setup in which the system ran fine for the month before BSODs).

BSOD info:

Most common BSOD:
0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF9600026C9ED, 0xFFFFF88007C0E100, 0x0)

Other common BSOD:
0x50 (0xFFFFF900C408D3... Read more

A:Frequent BSOD (usually) upon alt-tabbing from games.

Anyone at all able to help me with this? It's driving me crazy.

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Hello friends.

For more than 6 months now, I've been having BSODs after I quit or alt+tab the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The BSODs don't seem to have any sort of pattern aside from not happening at all unless I have already played the game in the current session. They can happen right when I close the game, some time after I've closed it (5 minutes to 5 hours - feels really random) and also while I'm outside the game, but the game is still running in the background.

I don't know what else to do. I have already bought a new laptop - but it happened in the previous one too. I have formatted the current laptop countless times. I have tried multiple drivers for every single piece of hardware I have. I have plenty of friends who have the same BSOD (with multiple games), and none of us could solve it, but I'm the one who has been facing the problem for the longest time now I believe.

The BSODs are usually "Page_Fault_in_Non_Paged_Area" or "System_Service_Exception". Files always seem to be "win32k.sys" and "cdd.dll". Since I've last reformatted this laptop, I didn't have that many occurrences, but putting all of the BSODs together, I've probably had more than a 100 of them.

My system specs:

Laptop: Avell B155 Max (it's a barebones Brazilian brand - Avell)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4200M Haswell @ 2.50 GHz
Mainboard: no idea. No software recognizes it. CPU-Z lists manufacturer as "Notebook", model as "Titanium B1... Read more

A:BSOD After Quitting or Alt + Tabbing Games (CSGO)

Anyone =(? My post is in 3rd page already, I need help guys, I beg you =(.

Also, let me know if bumping is not allowed. I couldn't find any rules regarding this.

Thank you again!

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Got the attached BSOD while playing 2 games (Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm), also had 1 youtube video playing in FF browser at the time and the launcher active on screen.

Current PC:
Windows 7 x64 HP
Samsung SSD OS Drive
Multiple 3.5 7200 HDD Storage Drives
~16 GB 1800 DDR3
FX - 8350 BE (Not OC'd past base install)
Onboard Audio

Already suspect the USB BT Dongle. Would appreciate experts opinion. Thanks community!

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Good evening-

I've been experiencing BSOD's at an increasingly frequent rate since early July. It only seems to happen when I am playing, alt-tabbing out of, or exiting online games (GW2, FFXIV), or streaming video. The most recent BSOD took place last night during an FFXIV session. The most common error messages are system service exception and system thread exception not handled, though there have been a couple of others.

Once the BSOD's started, I downloaded Nirsoft's blue screen viewer - almost all of the crashes are linked to ntoskrnl.exe, nvlddmkm.sys, and dxgmms1.sys. The real issue is that the problem is fairly intermittent - one crash per 2-3 days. When I had a ram stick die on my last year it was pretty simple to diagnose, but I've proven unable to track this one down using my normal methods. Research online hasn't pointed to any specifics so I thought I would ask some experts for help.

Things I've tried so far:
Uninstalled all drivers and programs installed since the blue screens became frequent in June.
Updated nvidia drivers.
Ran chkdsk and virus scan with no hits on either
Updated BIOS
Ran memtest for 4 passes (about 2 hours) with no errors
Discarded an old, unsupported USB headset (which I thought was the culprit until a few nights ago)

I am not a very accomplished debugger, so any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs:
AMD Athlon II X4 640
ASROCK 870 Extreme3 R 2.0
8GB Kingston RAM (Four 2GB sticks)
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460
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A:BSOD during/exiting/alt+tabbing games, streaming video


I realized that I had beta nvidia drivers installed and rolled back to 320.49 WHQL, which given that I had that driver installed during several BSOD's might not fix the issue, but I did do a clean install of the drivers during the rollback.

Hoping to play FFXIV later tonight, so I will update with another dump if I crash again.

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This computer is brand new and just over a week old, and when playing a game, upon either tabbing out, or back into the game after having been tabbed out, I sometimes get BSOD. For example, I was playing Metro 2033, then I tabbed out and open Chrome to look up something, then when I tabbed back into the game, I was greeted with a BSOD. Using BluescreenViewer to see the minidump files, the issues seem to be caused by win32k.sys and ntoskrnl.exe. Just wanna figure out why this is happening and I'm worried if it's my hardware. To my knowledge all drivers are properly updated.

A:BSOD, win32k.sys, ntoskrnl.exe, tabbing in and out of games crash

AppleCharger.sys Tue Feb 19 10:17:09 2013 (5122FCC5)
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver. See here for details - GIGABYTE ON/OFF Charge [br] May cause BSOD on Win7/8 systems - (uninstall to test)
Driver Reference Table - AppleCharger.sys

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Replace Avast! with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other security software:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes - Free

Good and Free system security combination.

Reduce items at start-up: Startup Programs - Change

Perform a clean boot: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

ESET online scanner: Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Run a System file check (SFC): SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Run a Hard Drive test:

Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWmonitor

Upload a screen shot: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven... Read more

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Unfortunately I forgot to record the error, but next time the BSOD occurs (which is randomly), I'll update this post.

So whenever I open a steam game, or alt tab from a full screen game, I either get the errors: "PAGE IN NONFAULT AREA" or "SYSTEM SERVICE EXEMPTION"

I recently just bought this computer, but this occurred on my old one as well. Any help would be appreciated, and apologizes if I left anything else out.

A:BSOD opening steam games and alt tabbing during full screen


Please post this report before we begin: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi, im having this problem for a while now and cant seem to find the reason.

All games, except League of Legends, get a bsod after more or less 15 or 20 minutes of running. When i change them to a windowed mode all is fine. I remember a while ago (before this problem started) the games minimize all the time when in fullscreen without there being any popup or anything that could cause it. I really dont remember what i did, aside that i downloaded Razer game Booster (not a very good program) which ended that particular problem.

I already tried deleting the drivers from Catalyst Control Center, but the problem persist.

I have all my System specs filled by the program of this site, do you need me to copy them here? Anything else i should provide you with?

Thanks in advance!!!

A:Getting bsod when playing games in fullscreen

Hi nicobile.

We need to see some more information. Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Upload the data in your next post.

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Okay so I'm pretty noob at this stuff I feel but this is the rundown of issues plus what i have done so far and the things i have to present my case to you.
I am mainly affected by MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD, I have been interrupted by PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD as well but only once or twice. The memory management ones seem to happen very frequently and when I play certain games more than others. I will say for what its worth (which may be nothing) that League of Legends the game I play most frequently (hundreds upon hundreds of hours) has NEVER ONCE bsod'd on me or inexplicably CTD while some of the games that BSOD (after even just an hour) will also CTD. So wanting to solve this issue Ive used CCleaner, Defragmented my computer, used memtest86 to make sure my RAM is stable and it is. The next thing i figured to do is run sfc.exe which in fact found corrupted files in my system32 that it was unable to repair because the parent file was also corrupted. I have NO IDEA how to fix these .MUI and .DLL files in the system 32 and I am attaching my CBS log with the logs that the sevenforum program made up so you can see as well. So my main question first would be do these corrupted files affect the BSOD I am getting and even if not how do I fix them. And secondly how to fix the BSOD themselves if those corrupted files are not the issue. Please ask me for any other information you might need, I have never posted for help on a cpu forum and may need some direction on how to find c... Read more

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I have my laptop connected to a Samsung TV which I use as my second monitor, the BSOD didn't happen at the start, but it started when I try to unplug the HDMI cable from my computer I get the BSOD.

It doesn't happen all the time just randomly. . . so I thought the problem could be with my HDMI or the Port. . . but as time passed, the BSOD also occurred when I am switching to/from fullscreen when I play games like, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Dota 2 or League of Legends. . . it also happens when I am watching movies when I try to switch to/from Normal Window to fullscreen even if the Samsung TV is not connected through HDMI.

Please help.

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP3: FFFFF88009163F90
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSOD when going to/from FullScreen w/playing Games/Watching Videos


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Seen quite a few users of the same laptop as mine: Aftershock S-15 experiencing this exact same
issue with a quick google search but all of the threads have no solution.
Much help appreciated.

A:Random BSOD when playing fullscreen games DRIVER_IRQL_NOT

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.
In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

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Hi! I have problem, while I'm playing games or watch something on fullscreen I received an BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000a.
What I already did:
- updated graphic card drivers.
- changed RAM in slots.
- checked RAM via windows tool

I'll be very grateful if you'd help me.

P.S Sorry for my english, I'm from Poland

A:BSOD while playing games or watching on fullscreen, 0x0000000a.

Hello parzon.

A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvmf6264.sys as the network controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the network controller, but also storage controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

fffff800`00b9c4c8 fffff880`06faeb1cUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvmf6264.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvmf6264.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvmf6264.sys
fffff880`06f86000 fffff880`06fda080 nvmf6264 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvmf6264.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvmf6264.sys
Image name: nvmf6264.sys
Timestamp: Thu Aug 12 17:16:06 2010 (4C63DEFE)
CheckSum: 00064419
ImageSize: 00054080
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.
You need to update the display driver, too.

fffff880`09a00000 fffff880`09a5f000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Sat Nov 17 01:09:13 2012 (50A69661)
CheckSum: 00058D88
ImageSize: 0005F000
Transl... Read more

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

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

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00000000000044c2, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000008, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff801467accad, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

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

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

Looks like the BSOD is being caused by WUDFRD.sys

Can you help me with the following:

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

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Hey there, I've been having this problem for months and I've had enough of it; whenever I play 3D games (e.g. Portal, Half Life, Mirror's Edge), they only last for about ten minutes (sometimes even less), and always end up giving me BSOD. However when I play some old fashioned 2D games, everything works just fine.

Here are the BSOD specs:

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 85FDC008
BCP2: 933E0FF8
BCP3: C000009A
BCP4: 00000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Here's my SF Diagnostic zip:
I'm running Windows 7 HP 32bit, with NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT version (up-to-date).

P... Read more

A:BSOD playing 3D games, BCCode 116

Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+5e0ff8 ) Sat Jan 08 02:03:58 2011 (4D27C60E) Update your NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


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I have had my computer for about over a year now. It has worked absolutely perfect until maybe a month ago. I got my first Blue Screen after playing World of Warcraft for some hours. Installed " BlueScreenView " and it said this:

Bug Check String:


Caused By Driver:

etc etc etc

And after that I've received a total of 12 BSOD's with different "Caused by driver" but they all got the same: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and same BcCode. I'm now getting really desperate and really hope you guys can help me out.

This is what I have done so far:

Reinstalled OS and formate the HDD
Reinstalled all drivers
Tried picking out 1 RAM stick at the time
Checked temps
Tried without different peripherals

I even used my warranty and they went through the PC, running several different test such as Memtest86 and all other tests, hehe. They even played World of Warcraft on it and Gta IV for couple of hours trying to get a BSOD. But they didn't get a single BSOD nor a error after 5 days playing on the computer. Brought it back home and got a instant BSOD after playing some GTA.

Different types of "Caused by Driver:"

I ONLY get BSOD while playing GAMES. I can have the computer on for days without getting any BSOD. " I actually got a BSOD while watching a youtube clip"

I really hope you guys can help me out.

A:BSOD When playing games Bccode 50

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sometimes I'm having random BSoDs. Most common BCCode's are 3b and 7e. BlueScreenViewer says that in 90% cases ntoskrnl.exe is faulty.

BSoD' happens mostly when I play but also in some strange situations like closing the game, or pressing play on flash player movies... I wonder if it's GPU software or hardware problem...

I attach minidump files.

Thank you for any hints!

PC specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2nd time, before I also had BSoD's)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 BUT! @B45 with locked 4th core and unlocked L3 cache.
GPU: Inno3D GTX 260-216 SP - Newest drivers but occured on many different drivers
RAM: Goodram 2x2GB CL9, memtested them for 1h, should I try more?
HDD: Samsung HD502HJ - not yet tested

A:BSoD BCCode 3b and 7e- random but mainly games

Hi piaer,

Please can you add your systems specs to your profile?
It will help us help you Here's how:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Firstly can you reconfigure windows to collect the correct info
You want "Mini-Dumps"

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Also here are the instructions for posting:

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions



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I would like to say "hello!" to everyone here as this is my first topic on these forums. I was "forced" to make an account and start this thread because I'm experiencing a very annoying error on my new pc.

First, the error text:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1048

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Link for the dump:

Now, let me explain. I mainly get this error when playing games. TDU2 and Skyrim are just 2 of the games i played and encounter this error.
In Skyrim the screen freezes and I get some stripes (kinda different from the stripes I got some years ago when my graphic card was faulty, so I guess they're not artefacts from video card problems).
In TDU the screen just goes black.
The only sollution is to restart the PC, and after I do that I get that error text comming up.

Now, like every sane person, first thing I did was to check the temperatures and the voltages. The proc stays at around 40 in idle and 55-60 full load (alt tab when playing a game). The... Read more

A:BSOD BCcode: 124 while playing games

Nice post...
Your research noted too.
A stop error of 0x124 is a general hardware error .

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

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

Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. Return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.
You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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Windows 7 Home Premium
Copyright 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Service Pack 1
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard Company
Model: p6-2003w
Processor: AMD E2-3200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.49 usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Pen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input available for this Display

Can someone please help????

A:BSOD whenever I go to online games, BCCode: 24

The very first thing to do is to backup your data. It's possible that this is a failing hard drive - and you don't want to be caught without a backup if it does fail on you!

Win7 doesn't like wireless USB devices. Here's my rant about them:

I do not recommend using wireless USB devices. Especially in Win7 systems.
These wireless USB devices have many issues with Win7 - and using Vista drivers with them is almost sure to cause a BSOD.
Should you want to keep using these devices, be sure to have Win7 drivers - DO NOT use Vista drivers!!!
An installable wireless PCI/PCIe card that's plugged into your motherboard is much more robust, reliable, and powerful.

The WER section of MSINFO32 shows many, many instances of STOP 0x24 BSOD errors. This is technically an error related to the NTFS file system on the hard drive - but is often a symptom of hard drive failure.

So, please try these free tools:
1) HDD diagnostic: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
2) CHKDSK /R /F:

Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
FWIW - I know that the /F is supposed to be redundant, but I prefer to have it run anyway.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an oc... Read more

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Ever since the start of August i have had a whole slew of BSODs.

while playing various games, from ARK: Survival Evolved to something like Tom Clancy's Splinter cell: Blacklist. I dont have the BSOD basic info as im writing this after 3 reboots from reinstalling (after a full wipe) of the video driver. I first thought it was overheat, or the failsafe triggering but im not sure since some games like Blacklist dont push my pc hard at all. and yet a BSOD happens. so im not sure where the problem lies. my main suspect was video drivers. the attached log is generated from before the video driver reinstall.

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This issue started ~10 days ago, while playing games I'm having a display loss, can be after 15mns or several hours the screen goes black, sound stops and the computer is frozen.
At restart I'm getting a small pop up saying I got a bluescreen starting with BCCode 1000007e.
Joined is my debug zip. Thanks a lot in advance for your time and help.

Attachment 340402

A:BSOD BCCode 1000007e in games

I got code 116 several times too.
I was suspecting a video drivers problem since the beginning and already re-installed a couple of times my graphic drivers and cleaned with Driver Cleaner / Sweeper but never was satisfied with the result as I felt something was still left like registry entries. I tried DDU for the first time tonight, it freed 5 go of my principal hard drive and seems more up to date and reliable. We'll see how it goes from now on.

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I'm from Sweden and have tried several different forums in Swedish but no one can seem to figure out my BSOD's. Therefore I'm now turning to you guys because I've seen alot of people with BSOD problems got solved here, so here we go.

I have had my computer for about over a year now. It has worked absolutely perfect until maybe a month ago. I got my first Blue Screen after playing World of Warcraft for some hours. Installed " BlueScreenView " and it said this:

Bug Check String:


Caused By Driver:

etc etc etc

And after that I've received a total of 12 BSOD's with different "Caused by driver" but they all got the same: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA and same BcCode. I'm now getting really desperate and really hope you guys can help me out.

This is what I have done so far:

Reinstalled OS and formate the HDD
Reinstalled all drivers
Tried picking out 1 RAM stick at the time
Checked temps
Tried without different peripherals

I even used my warranty and they went through the PC, running several different test such as Memtest86 and all other tests, hehe. They even played World of Warcraft on it and Gta IV for couple of hours trying to get a BSOD. But they didn't get a single BSOD nor a error after 5 days playing on the computer. Brought it back home and got a instant BSOD after playing some GTA.

Different types of "Caused by Driver:"
atikmpag.sys... Read more

A:BSOD When playing games Bccode 50

Update: Just got another BSOD right after making this thread. But this time while watching a Youtube clip?! That never happen before..Weird

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Hi guys

I installed a new CPU about 3 days ago and was getting the BSOD for the first day or so of installing it. So, I asked a friend about it and he said I had to update my BIOS drivers and reset the BIOS to default settings when I was done. I did all that and the issue went away for the last 2 days so I thought I'd fixed it, but I've just gotten the same error twice in the last 45 minutes or so. I'm fairly certain this is hardware related though as I never had this issue prior to installing my new CPU. Could someone here help me figure this out?

A:BSOD/BCCode: a when playing any games

Welcome aboard.

XBox USB wireless controller, BSOD issues in Win7 with 2009 driver. I known issue, very common.

lmvm xusb21
start end module name
fffff880`0bde0000 fffff880`0bdf0d80 xusb21 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\xusb21.sys
Image name: xusb21.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 08 19:58:44 2009 (49DCB49C)
CheckSum: 000135AC
ImageSize: 00010D80
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from Software Downloads | Microsoft Hardware.

Also, there is some USBPORT.sys issues.

fffff800`0443e018 fffff880`0440358f usbhub!UsbhFdoUrbPdoFilter+0x107

fffff800`0443e048 fffff880`04433d8f usbhub!UsbhPdoInternalDeviceControl+0x373

fffff800`0443e080 fffff880`05f1d110 USBSTOR!WPP_GLOBAL_Control
It may be caused by the previously stated issue, or may be independent. Dont take a risk, do some maintenance. For the port, first, uninstall and reinstall the USB ports drivers.
Right click on Computer icon > manage. It will open the computer management window.
Click on "Device Manager" in the left pane, it will list all installed devices up.
Expand "USB Serial Bus Controllers" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
Click on one item to select, then right click and uninstall.
Do the same for all.
Restart the computer.
At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate drivers.
And, Disable USB Selecti... Read more

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BSOD when playing any video game it seems, DCS World, Smite, most recently TitanFall. No BSOD when internet browsing, only on games.

BCCode: 101
BCP1: 0000000000000019
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF880031D7180
BCP4: 0000000000000003
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Thank You Computer Gods.

A:BSOD BCCode: 101 Only when playing video games

new information to help. Downloaded a temp moderator. CPU Cores are running at around 40-50C. This is when I am just browsing the internet. On games they can spike to 70-80.

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I've had few BSODs in the last days and I am not sure where its from. Maybe you guys could have a look. I have the feeling they often happen while being tabbed out of games. My drivers should be all up to date since I reinstalled Windows 2 months ago. And the frequently changing ones like graphics drivers are updated regularly.

Hope you guys can help me.

1 second uploading teh stuff right now

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My computer has been crashing since the 19th. First on Modern Warfare 2, now Battlefield 3 and since then any other video game I play (Minecraft, Starcraft 2)

I reinstalled windows hopping for that to help then I installed Battlefield 3 and it crashed.

Things to note. The computer does not crash right away. I can play Battlefield for a few minutes then it crashes. Also it does not go directly to a BSOD first all the programs crash that I have one by one then finally windows fails.

Attached I have the three DMP files from since I reinstalled windows.

A:BSOD playing Battlefield3 and other games, BCCode 3b, 1a, 1e

Just got two new errors. The first while playing Stronghold 3 and the second while trying to open explorer afterwards. Here are the .DMP files. Plans for tomorow...

Cleaning the ram.

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While playing 3D games like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Darksiders 2, etc., this BSOD with BCCode 0x1000007E always appears. Although there are also other BSOD BCCodes that shows after the other like 0x00000050 and 0x000000d1, the above-mentioned one is the most frequent.

Here is the results of SF Diagnostics Tool. Hope it helps. Thanks for the help.

A:BSOD while playing 3D games with BCCode 0x1000007E

Welcome aboard, tephen04

► VIRTU LucidInterop WDDM Driver by LucidLogix

fffff880`05dfb148 fffff880`07a022caUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VirtuWDDM.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for VirtuWDDM.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for VirtuWDDM.sys
I dont know how much it is necessary to you, but it is causing issues there. As a check, you try uninstalling it.

► nVidia Display Driver

fffff880`05dfa4f8 fffff880`0f6b6d60Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
There are updates after the May version that you are using. Update it.

► Try this one, too!
Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX

► Folder Lock is a problem here.

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

BugCheck 50, {fffffe2009d1bdce, 1, fffff80003275d59... Read more

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Hey All,

This is my first post on the website so I hope that I'm doing everything right.

My PC (which is a brand new custom build from December 2014) Will get a BCCode 124 BSOD every now and then whilst playing games. This happens very randomly and can happen straight away, or take a while (2 -3 hours of solid gaming on Ultra graphics) or it just does not happen at all.

It is worth noting that I have run Memtest86 fully (3 times already) as well as stress tested my CPU with Prime95 for upwards of 7 hours. As well as run a Furmark test for 2 hours straight. None of these came with any errors or caused any form of crash on my PC. It is also worth noting that the temperatures during these benchmarks went WELL in excess of anything generated during gaming (as reported by HWMonitor). The final thing is that my drivers are mostly kept well up to date!

Any help (short of full system format) would be greatly appreciated. The dump files are attached according to the post on uploading dump files. I realise there are quite a few in here! If there is any other information I need to provide please let me know!
This info is from the latest BSOD that I got.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 7177

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000004
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD BCCode 124 While playing certain games at certain times

Anyone that is able to provide some sort of assistance?

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I played BF3 earlier today, and suddenly my system closed down, and i've got a BCCode: 1000007e.
Meanwhile i was playin, i talk to some friends over Skype.

I've got the same BSOD a couple of times, the last two months, I built the computer in January 2012.
I had tried to reinstall Windows one time.
The other times when i got the BSOD, I was playing different games.

I ran a System Health Report, a couple hours ago. There i've got three device errors.
Doesn't have any drivers.

Where can i see which devices these are?

I've added:
and a screen picture of the error.

System specifications:

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz
Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD
Asrock z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz DDR3
Fractal Design Define R3
Edimax EW-7728In
Corsair H60
120GB OCZ Agility 3 Series
2 TB WD Caviar Black WD2002FAEX
Logitech G19
Samsung S23A700D
Logitech G500

Best reagards

A:Gets BSOD when playing games, BCCode: 1000007e

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

If you are overclocking STOP

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

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

The procedure:

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

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Hi, Blue screen only been happening 3 days randomly while playing online games. I've noticed its been happening mostly when play a game called silkroad online.

The first few blue screens came up with the bccode 124. I then installed updated graphics drivers and bccode b3 came up.

As far as i know i have everything updated and was working fine 1 week ago no problems.


Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7 pro x64
- an OEM or full retail version? Full retail
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 4 months to 30 months (upgraded along the way)
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 18 months

A:BSOD - Playing online games, bccode 124 and b3

I've run prime95 small fft for 3 hours now... no crashes, cpu doesn't go above 42deg. Mobo and hard drives also don't go above 40deg. Going to try memtest86+ now. will post in a few hours

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I recently purchased another graphics card (geforce gtx660) for my computer. After about 4 weeks of using it without any problems, my computer started to Blue Screen during newer games such as Battlefield, Metro 2033 and even The Sims 3.The computer will run simpler games such as Counter Strike Source without any problems. I did notice that my CPU was running at about 120F and my Mobo at 85F. They seemed to be a little high, but nothing terrible. I am fairly new to the world of computers, this is my first build, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Attached are they last few dump files that my computer gave me. Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD during graphically intense games. BCCODE 116

Hi bobdog14.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

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

As the heats you reported, those should not be any problem, not asking anything more about it right now.

When a GTX 660 is having BSODs with the latest version of the display driver, it is best to observe the situation with a known good earlier version.
Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only.
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
Download NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
Let us know the results.

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I just got a new computer yesterday and today tried to play World Of Tanks MMO. After playing a while I got BSOD. I tried 3 times in row and still got BSOD.

Then I tried with Oblivion and again BSOD after short time of playing.

I have downloaded latest drivers for my gxf card (Nvidia GeForce 550TI).

System information:
System Manufacturer/Model: Hewlett-Packard/h8-1061sc
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
Motherboard: 2AB5
Memory: 10gt DIMM 133hz
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 550ti

OS information
Windows 7 home x86
Original installed OS
Systems was bought last week
OS has not been re-installed

A:BSOD while playing 3D games, error BCCode: 116

Quote: Originally Posted by samimikk

I just got a new computer yesterday and today tried to play World Of Tanks MMO. After playing a while I got BSOD. I tried 3 times in row and still got BSOD.

Then I tried with Oblivion and again BSOD after short time of playing.

I have downloaded latest drivers for my gxf card (Nvidia GeForce 550TI).

System information:
System Manufacturer/Model: Hewlett-Packard/h8-1061sc
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
Motherboard: 2AB5
Memory: 10gt DIMM 133hz
Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 550ti

OS information
Windows 7 home x86
Original installed OS
Systems was bought last week
OS has not been re-installed

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video d... Read more

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here is all the information I have on this code. This is a brand new build. I have ran into the problem when installing FF14, and now WOW. Please help.


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000068
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF88005337E60
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD installing most games, error BCCode: d1

Can you take the file created at C:\Windows\Minidump\091411-18985-01.dmp
zip, and attach it to your next post please?

It's a memory dump, I can run it through windows debugger to look for a cause.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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For the past few months I've been getting frequent BSODs. It seems that the more intensive programs or games cause my laptop to BSOD quicker, but doing something as simple as watching a Youtube videos still causes a crash after a while.

I believe the earliest issues started occurring when I went for that Windows 10 upgrade ( due to my video drivers apparently not being compatible past Windows 7. When I found out my driver wasn't compatible I reinstalled Windows 7, the graphical glitches cleared up, but the BSODs continued. So, about a month ago I tried a fresh format and installation of Windows 7 hoping it would fix it, but there are still issues. Attached is the results of the DM Log Collector covering each crash since the format.

If you need any more information, please let me know.

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Currently experiencing BSOD when playing games or doing something of high performance on my computer.

Here is the problem signature:

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA80135DE028
BCP3: 00000000BE000000
BCP4: 0000000000800400
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Additionally from a second crash I recorded:

Files that help describe the problem:

I have uploaded the DM log collector, any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD Playing Computer Games error BCCode: 124

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

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80135c0028, be000000, 800400}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
0x124's are typically related to a hardware issue and can only be isolated by stress testing the major components.

If overclocking, reset all overclocks back to their default settings and then follow these:

RAM - run a minimum of 8 consecutive passes
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - run the HIGH test
CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video - run for 20 mins
Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Storage - run the SHORT test in DOS mode
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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I've been having constant System_Service_Exception blue screens whenever I tab out of CS:GO or sometimes randomly when using the computer normally. Here is the SF file.

A:BSOD, tabbing out of CS:GO | BCCode 3b | System_Service_Exception

Welcome to the forum JackalGYT,

Complete the steps below.

Perform a Clean boot:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows:How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Remove AVG: Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public:Start Menu\Programs\AVG Public
Replace with MSE: Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability
compared to other antivirus or internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes: Removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
Good and Free system security combination.

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

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

dtsoftbus01.sys Wed Feb 19 20:43:17 2014 (5304C305)
Daemon Tools driver [br] Possible BSOD issues in Win7
Driver Reference Table - dtsoftbus01.sys

Please uninstall Daemon Tools. It uses a driver called sptd.sys which is known to cause BSODs in Windows 7.

Uninstall the software using Add/Remove Programs. Reboot the system. Once the program is uninstalled, run sptd.sys uninstaller to remove the driver fro... Read more

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Hi all, my pc has been having frequent freezes shortly after I start a game( Elder Scrolls Online, Sims 4, Civilization VI etc) My pc will first freeze then start to emit static noises before the screen turns black.
I then have to turn off my pc power supply and replug the hdmi cable connecting my monitor to my pc otherwise even if I restart my pc, the monitor doesnt turn back on.

When I then turn back on my pc, windows tells me that my pc suffered a video hardware error crash. This has been going on since 2 months ago and I have tried almost everything: cleaning the dust inside my pc, doing a clean install of nvidia drivers, using past stable nvidia drivers. They all only delayed the problem for slightly more or less than a week before my pc got the freeze crash again.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Attached the dumpfile created using dm log collector. Dump files are limited as my pc only just started generating them one to two weeks ago no idea why it didnt start generating dump files when it first started 2 months ago.

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I recently got a problem with sudden BSOD when playing games such as Armed Assault 2 and DCS A10.

The problem seems to have build itself up over time.


The BSOD is similar to other issues on this forum, with sudden stuttering sound, freezing and black screen, and then the computer restart itself. There seems to be no triggers to the cause as it happens at random times within a minute or two ingame. (meaning, looking at things in game that puts pressure on the graphics card doesn?t trigger the BSOD)
When the computer reached the desktop, I got this error message:

Navn p? problemhendelse (Name of incident): BlueScreen
OS-versjon (version): 6.1.7601.
ID for nasjonal innstilling (ID for national settings): 1044

Tilleggsinformasjon om problemet ( additional info on the issue):
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800A054010
BCP2: FFFFF8800FD1D630
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Filer som bidrar til ? beskrive problemet ( files to help describe the problem):

The minidump file was not to be found.

Short Version:
Problem started when playing games, giving me BSOD after about a minute ingame.
This evolved into not being able to get to the opening credits when starting games, and later on... Read more

A:BSOD when playing games (BCCode: 116)+multiple components failure

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

I am not very good in computing stuff, posted here seeing your thread is unanswered after two days. What I can say that if we try together and dont take it as a clash of knowledge, we may be able to find out a feasible solution.

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Hi Guys,

Hoping you can help me as I'm at my wits end with my girlfriends computer.

I recently built her this PC with second hand parts from my old PC, new parts are;
Case + fans
Fresh install of win7 professional* more info further in

Old parts are;

Graphics card

Custom Build
Windows 7 professional 64bit SP1
Intel i5 2400 @ 3.10 GHz
Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3 (LGA1155)
8GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @686MHz (9-9-9-24)
GeForce GTX 650Ti
750w generic PSU

While playing games she crashes after roughly 5-10 minutes, so far this has occurred with Dying light and Smite. She has not received a crash while browsing.

Every so often the crash results in a BSOD (.dmp files attached)

Graphics drivers are up to date as verified with device manager and on Nvidia's website.

So far I have ran Windows memory diagnostic with no results and chkdsk (logs attached) and the crashes persist.

I'm going to run Memtest86 overnight to see if that picks up anything - however the RAM sticks are brand new!

*After building the PC it was accidentally restarted during a windows update installation causing a corrupt install and therefore being unable to boot. This was fixed by reformatting the drives with the windows install disk and re-installing.

The PSU fan is a bit noisy so that's my first guess however I wanted to get some professional insight before I start spending cash to fix the problem.

Thanks in advance!

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A:BSOD when playing games BCCode:1a, New(ish) build, clean install

You can stop the memtest, you may have found your answer. I will look at your dump files and get back with you.

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions Upload the files here, this will tell you how.

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I have a relatively fast computer and I use to play alot of Warcraft 3. Whenever I alt tab, from the game to my desktop, it use to be instant. However, now I have a 1-2 seconds lag time where my screen becomes completely black before going back to the desktop or game. I was wondering how to get the instant alt tab back if possible.

CPU: E6600BOXIntel Core 2 Duo Processor E6600 2.4 GHz 1066MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU,
Graphics: ASUS EN8800GTS 320mb
PSU: 600w
RAM: D28HXL2GK2Kingston KHX6400D2LLK2/2G D2-800 2GB HyperX Memory Kit

A:Alt Tabbing from games are slow.

When was the last time you cleared out all your temp files? Defragged?

I should also ask, what was the last major thing you did to the machine? (Installed software? Hardware?)

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Whenever i am playing a game, every 20-30 minutes i will get alt-tabbed to my desktop. Whilst in some games it is just annoying, having to spend a few seconds alt-tabbing back in to find i have just lost my PVP fight, in other games it simply stops me playing. An example is Fallout 3 where most times when i alt-tab i can't get back in without a game restart. Out of games, my monitor will go black for a few seconds and then go back to whatever window i had open. I've had this problem for about 3-2 months now and am about to punch a hole in my wall.


My specs are:

Motherboard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

Graphics Card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB

Processor - AMD Phenom II

RAM - 2x Corsair 4GB

Storage - 1Tb Hard Drive

Case - CiT Vantage

Mouse - Razer Lachesis

Keyboard - Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600


Any help with this problem is much appreciated.



A:Windows Alt-Tabbing whilst in games.

Hi TG.

Make sure your GPU drivers are fully up to date, you can do that from here - NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Automatically Detect NVIDIA Products

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Whenever I alt tab out of a game like CSS, bioshock, or crysis the game goes from full screen to windowed, and it sucks! Cuz it's not working properly like that either. When that happens, and I start walking around and moving the mouse, if I move the mouse too far and it goes out of the game's screen, I'm able to click outside of the game and it interrupts w/e I was doing in the game. The cursor is supposed to be fixed in the middle of those shooting games, but when I alt tab and the game gets windowed, it doesn't, although it appears to be until I end up moving the mouse too far and clicking...anyone else having this problem?

A:Alt tabbing from full screen games causing problem

To return to full screen in Windows 7 in a case like this, press Alt+Enter!

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Hi recently I've been having an issue with all of my games alt-tabbing out and minimizing. Also it would randomly freeze in-game with a non moving cursor in the middle of the screen, until I ctr+alt+delete. I've also noticed a big fps drop in one of the games, world of tanks, from 25-35 down to 10-20, and I have a good setup. This happened to my previous pc to the point where I couldn't run anything. My windows 7 OS isn't genuine, could that pose a threat to my firewall, or make it easier for viruses or hackers to get in and infect it? I'm stumped, it only recently started acting this way.

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I have installed Windows 7 ... and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 .. and now I can not play PES in fullscreen mode .. (there are 2 black lines at the sides)
my PC's resolution is 1366x768
help please

A:Fullscreen Games

Hi, altunshkurlu.

Could you play PES in fullscreen with no hassles prior to the Windows 7 upgrade? I'm guessing it's a problem on PES's behalf. Have you checked all of the visual configuration settings?

Harvey Meale

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I have a problem with freezing in just about every fullscreen game I play. Homeworld (1.05, and not HW2), Battlefield 1942, and even Half-Life and it's mods. I even get the freezes ocassionally at the desktop. Rather strange... if there is audio at the time, it does that skippy thing where it loops the split second of where it froze over and over. Completely unresponsive. My display drivers are up to date.

System Specs:

Processor: Barton 2500 overclocked to 2.0 GHZ
RAM: 512megs
Video Card: Radeon 7200, 32meg, PCI
Motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X
OS: Windows XP Home Edition 5.1 (Build 2600)
DirectX: 9.0b

Thanks in advance

A:Problems with all fullscreen games

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I have recently upgraded from Vista 64-bit to 7 64-bit. Before the upgrade I had installed and played many games (Battlefield 2 & 2142, FATE, Assassin's Creed, etc.) in full-screen mode with no problems.

Something seems to have happened after the upgrade however as now I am not able to launch some games and have had many difficulties with the others. I have updated the driver specific to my graphics card as well as the Catalyst ones and have checked all the other drivers for updates only to be told they were the most current.

On a related note, my Assassin's Creed is a digital download from EB Games. When I try launching it through DirectX 9 it asks me to insert the CD, and if I try to launch it by any other of the options, the CPU runs for about 5 seconds and then nothing happens.

I say nothing happens, but that's not true. A Windows Error Report is created roughly named AppCrash Assassin's Creed for each time I try to launch it.

As for the other games, FATE creates a process that runs in Task Manager, but nothing shows up on the screen, and occasionally Battlefield 2 does the same.

Is there something that I am missing? I am close to going back and doing a clean install of Windows 7 (instead of having the upgraded version) but would REALLY rather not have to re-install all the programs.

If someone could help me I would be greatly appreciative.

A:Fullscreen games not initializing.


Uninstall antivirus to test. Disabling will have no effect.

If you downloaded or "found" your copy of Windows not from Microsoft themselves, this is very likely your issue as it is laced with malware.

Update your chipset drivers and bios to see if that help, if uninstalling antivirus doesn't. You do this by visiting your motherboard's website or chipset maker's website. Not the device manager.

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We're running Windows XP (Version 2002, SP3) on an HP tower.

Full-screen games minimize every 14 minutes. After reading previous posts, it seems likely that there's some sort of background process that is causing this, but I was wondering if anyone could give pointers on likely culprits instead of having to pick and choose among my programs to see what it could be.

System info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 96503 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0968h, , MXL5120BFC
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I'm including the HijackThis log for more info. If there's any other information I can provide to help, please let me know.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:44:42 PM, on 29/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Fullscreen games keep minimizing

DxDiag log:
System Information
Time of this report: 11/29/2010, 21:46:26
Machine name: OFFICE
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dc7100 CMT(PC935A)
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 672MB used, 1768MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_3005103C&REV_04
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
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hello please help me i cant fullscreen in games in windows 7 all the games when i put resolution to 1024x780 it stop being fullscreen then goes in center with black things in left and right plz help me i already searched but didnt got a solution that work i dont have the option of scaling thing in my nvidia drivers option so what i do now plz help me i cant play my games now and i cant put high resolution cuz it will fps lag lot plz help me i dont want to hear that i bought from amazon windows ultimate for 300euro and it cant even run my games properly plz help me thx i have 8500GT and 22LCD monitor

A:help i cant fullscreen in games with windows 7

Ok first this should be in the games section admins please move.
Second This is due to your screen being a wide screen monitor.
Third what games??
Your screen is set to 1680x1050 try seeing your games to that higher setting to remove the side bars 16:4 I believe is the setting for some games to let you select it.
Next: what driver verison are you using?

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This problem for me is kindof hard to explain, When i open my World of Warcraft or Crysis with my sound on or even WMP running it distorts whatever sounds are playing horribly, Quite honestly it sounds like two trains colliding in your ears. Its disgusting, If anyone has had this problem or even knows how to fix this please help. P.S. I have updated my Realtek HD driver and still have this problem.

A:Sound Problems with WoW and other fullscreen games.

My bad for not putting my sound specs, Here they are. Dont know if it helps,

Name Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID MODEMWAVE\0\{EBECA6B1-F6B7-45AF-9491-9E07DB6F6895}
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\modemcsa.sys (6.1.7100.0, 18.00 KB (18,432 bytes), 4/21/2009 10:53 PM)

Name Realtek High Definition Audio
Manufacturer Realtek
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_1019E619&REV_1000\4&4EDA02A&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhda.sys (, 2.62 MB (2,745,760 bytes), 8/15/2009 4:10 PM)

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Hello, So i am having an issues here.
Every Game i play in fullscreen ,GTA V,Bf4 Dota 2,CSGO, Skyrim and all other game Lag on pressing Alt,
I go from 60fps to 45 each time i press it,
The thing is if i play in Windowed Borderless everything is fine, it was doing the same thing with my previous video card gtx 770 and now i have 980,but it's was not doing it on Windows 7, I use alt most of the time to speak online via Ventrilo or Teamspeak3,
Yes i try to change my teamspeak key to something else or try my game without any voip and i still get the lag,

it is weird and i really need to find why it does that.
any idea?

My setup is
CPU. FX 8350
MB, Sabertooth v2.0
Memory 16GB G.skill
GTX 980
PSU 750 TX
WIN 10 pro 64bit

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might be the wrong forum...
anyway, whenever i run a fullscreen game on my xp desktop, the wireless cuts out. understandably this irritates me no end...
(admittedly its not with all games, the connection holds out for a short time on some, then i have to minimise before it will connect again)
im using a belkin wireless adapter,
hoping someone can help me,

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After playing a fullscreen game, my resolution stuffs up. I normally have it on 1440x900 but after playing a game the top and bottom edges come off (pressing "auto" on my monitor normally fixes this kind of problem but it doesn't with this) and it has a kind of blur effect that's hard to explain, kind of like 1 in 5 pixels are missing or something.

I don't recall doing anything that could've triggered it, when it first happened I was trying to get F.E.A.R Combat to work, I changed it's resolution to 1152x864 as well as my monitor's but when I got out of it the computer was acting funny, also when I go into the menu on my monitor it says it's in 1152x864 mode.

I can to a temporary fix by changing the resolution from 1440x900 (which my display options says it's already on; contrary to my monitor) to something else and back again about ten times until it decides to work but I play alot of games so I was hoping there was a proper solution.

Thanks heaps for your help,

A:Fullscreen games cause resolution problem

*Update: Maybe this is the wrong forum for this now (maybe it was the wrong one in the first place) because the same thing just happened when I restarted my computer, also I forgot to mention I have a dual-screen display (it's caused problems in the past, primarily with Bioshock).

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My system specs:

Windows XP Pro
nVidia GEforce 2
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz


Whenever I play many games, like Unreal Tortument or Homeworld 2, it blackscreens when I go into fullscreen! There are only a few games that don't start in fullscreen. I have tried updating all of my drivers--no effect.

How could I fix this?

How can I start full-screen games in non full screen mode?

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My screensaver (a custom one) has a tendency to override some, but probably not all, fullscreen games if I don't use the keyboard or mouse for long enough, for example if I'm watching a cutscene or using some non-mouse, non-keyboard controllers (gamepads, smartphones etc.) Similarly, when I play Don Bradman Cricket '14 for an extended period of time on my gamepad, power saving kicks in and my screen turns off, despite the game running in the background. I thought that fullscreen programs overrode screensavers and power settings in this respect. This happened with Win7 as well, and I had no luck fixing the problem back then.

Is there a way to fix/workaround this issue? Of course, the obvious way is to disable the screensaver and extend the amount of time taken before power saving kicks in, but that's my last resort since I wish to do neither.

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Hello, im running dual screen on my computer. As most of you may know that when you start a full screen game you can't do anything on the other screen. how to solve this?

Referring me to a website is ok.

A:Dual screen. fullscreen games.

The only solution I've found so far is run the game in a window. The down side to that is (and it just might be my craptop) the refresh rate sucks. Someone else out there might have a better idea.

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Games used to use the whole screen on my Acer Aspire One netbook. I messed with some graphics settings to attempt to rotate the screen and, when I gave up, I found that games no longer use the whole screen, but a centered portion in the middle. What can I do about this? What option did I toggle falsely?

A:Games in fullscreen mode don't take up whole screen

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

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

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

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

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model P5N-D

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

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

System Slots 6 PCI

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

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

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

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

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A:Fullscreen games freeze/crash

What brand and wattage PSU.

Post the temps and voltages from the BIOS.

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Hi for the last few months I've been trying to figure out why my PC keeps crashing when I'm either playing games or watching video in full screen.

The symptoms are:
-freezing up both picture and sound (loops) so I have to reboot manually
-just cuts out and restarts (as if manual restart)
-BSOD with varying errors

This occurs when:
-playing games, usually after 1/2 hour or so but noit always
-playing DVDs this often happens after only 5 minutes or so
-watching some vidoes in full screen (bbc iplayer, youtube, megavideo and others) but only rarely occurs when playing vids on Veoh or avi files in WMP (it has happened but very rarely usually it's ok doing this)
-sometimes but not often it will do it when watching non fullscreened vids on youtube, or even just web browsing (but this is also very very rare)

This first started occurring around the same time that I installed a new Sound card (Creative X-Fi) but I eliminated that by replacing it with my Asus Xonar.
My main suspect is overheating as it takes a while to happen if the PC has just been turned on. I still suspect the sound card has something to do with this, but only in the sense that it obstructs airflow either just in general or more specifically for the graphics card or my favorite suspect the Northbridge on the mother board (which is already half covered by the graphics card). But these are just speculation, my case is well cooled by 3 120mm fans (& no IDE) plus the PSU. CPU is not OC'd and atm I... Read more

A:Games and fullscreen video crashes

Nope, installed new CPU heatsink+fan and it seemed to be working with a DVD but then crashed again on bbc iplayer. It may be because my pc was off for a while or because the heatsink keeps my mobo a little cooler for a little longer, or a combination of both. But it's definately not my CPU or RAM overheating, and memtest86 came up with nothing after running all night.

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Well.. about 1 week 1/2 ago, my computer started to freeze every 15 minutes... if I got lucky, every 1 hour or so... although, when I started playing games, whether it be in fullscreen or windowed mode (ie. GTA San Andreas) my computer would freeze after 5+ minutes... this never happened before... my computer started freezing the day I acquired a virus/spyware/malware (not sure, but Ill call it a spyware program)... it was called 'antivirus soft'. I removed the virus through reformatting my computer since the virus would not let me execute any anti virus program (or any other such programs) to remove it. I tried going into safe mode by forcefully restarting my computer, and I tried scanning my computer with AVG, and Malware Bytes, although my computer kept freezing!

Also, my internet was suspended by my ISP because apparently, my computer was infected with a network virus called 'Torpig'. I reformatted my computer again after this report. I reformatted my computer (C Drive) and deleted all files off my recovery harddrive (D Drive). I scanned my computer with AVG and Malware bytes. I caught some viruses and apywares and quarantined them... but my computer still freezes... Now, Iam not sure whether Torpig still exists on my computer... so I need help on this too.

Ive found out that the programs I use (those that take up alot of ram... like games) freeze my computer... but then again, my computer freezes even when I dont play games.

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How do i go about doing this for games like bf1942.... simcity 4 ... and other games.. Thanks!

A:Playing Fullscreen games in window mode..

Not sure for those games...I know for Diablo II you could make a shortcut and add "-w" to the end of the command line to get it in a window. Maybe it will work for other games too.

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Recently I've come upon a problem with Windows where it will lose focus on fullscreen games and go straight to the desktop. It doesn't crash the game, it just loses focus, like it's alt-tabbing. I've tried many different solutions, and none work. I don't believe I've installed any new services or startup programs, and even when running Windows with no non-native services or startup programs, it still happens. I no longer have any solutions.

A:Windows losing focus, particularly during fullscreen games

How many monitors do you have?

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As the title suggests just about any game will crash. I have managed to work around this by playing in windowed mode which works for some games like saints row 4, but not for dota 2 (dota will crash no matter what I do). Also, netflix will crash the computer if I play the movies in full screen mode.
I've tried a lot of different things and sometimes when I keep my computer on for long periods of time (close to a week) saints row 4 will work just fine in full screen, but then I'll go to watch an anime in full screen (streaming) and the computer will crash. After that it will crash to almost anything that's full screen. Oddly enough I can watch twitch in full screen just fine.....
Totally perplexed......

A:Computer crashes to almost all games and some videos when fullscreen

Please upload the dump files by following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I've been having this problem since upgrading to Windows 8 (fresh install) and never had the issue while using Windows 7 where switching between desktop and full-screen games was almost instantaneous. I get this delay when I exit and enter full screen games. It's happened all of them so far, including Left 4 Dead 2, World of Warcraft, Sid Meier's Civilization 5 and Magic The Gathering 2013.

Here's a video that shows what's happening:

A:Delay while entering and exiting fullscreen games

L4D2 has somehow been fixed. Not sure if it was a hotfix or something else.

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So i have had this problem for 3 to 4 months now and it is just getting worst and worst. My computer will randomly in the middle of gameplay while playing a game it will alt + tab back to the homescreen, i can go back to the game but its really irritating and i would love to know whats causing it. I read online to do a diagnostic with game booster 3 and this is what i received i would love if you would help me find out what the problem is! I have all my drivers updated and this problem only occurs with games in fullscreen mode and not in windowed mode.

Game Booster Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2014/11/27 18:14:36

01 - Operating System

0101 - Operating System : Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130707-1535)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : BIOS Date: 05/11/09 16:37:40 Ver: 08.00.15
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
0105 - Memory : 8182MB RAM
0107 - Page File : 4037MB used, 12376MB available
0108 - Windows Dir : C:\Windows
0109 - DirectX Version : DirectX 11
0110 - DX Setup Parameters : Not found
0114 - DxDiag Version : 7.00.6002.18107

02 - Processor

0201 - Caption : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz x8 ~2668MHz
0202 - Current Clock Speed : 2668MHz
0203 - L1-Cache : 128.00 KB
0204 -... Read more

A:Computer Randomly alt + Tabing games that are in fullscreen

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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Hi everybody, I had this very annoying problem, and maybe someone knows a solution.

Everytime I play a fullscreen game, and I stop, the following happens:
When my screen goes black (to save energy, I don't have a screensaver), and when I hit a key to light my screen up again, the resolution has changed. The resolution my pc jumps to varies with the games I play, for instance, when I play Super Smash Bros (on a Nintendo 64 emulator), the resolution is set to its lowest (800x600), and when playing Braid, it jumps to 1280x768 pixels. A list of my screen resolutions:


Is there any way to solve this problem? Because everytime I reset the resolution to 1366x768, the icons on my Desktop have changed places, this is really annoying.

Thanks in advance!


A:Fullscreen games effect screen resolution

For some users, this problem relates to a driver bug (primarily for NV cards). Though nv has never officially released a patch or something. Some report that the problem could be solved by reinstall the graphics driver if ur lucky enough.

Nevertheless to mention there's some opportunity that it's caused by system software interference. That is, some of your system related software interfere with each other and ultimately bring damage to your OS.

Sadly, there's no absolutely viable solution (except reinstalling your Vista) yet.

For the icon rearrangement issue, there're some software that manages your desktop themes can help u "remember" the icons' original locations. I cant really recall their names. U can search for some.

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Right, so. My sis got a computer a couple of days ago. We're both very new to vista, but I'm a bit more of a comp wonk, so when it started to bug up a little, I thought I'd play around with it to get a handle on the system.

I'm having a bit of trouble getting a handle on the system. It's not my computer, so I can't tell you every spec right now, and I don't even have access to it at the moment. So this thread is, for now, a bit of a hail-mary pass. If the problem is recognizable enough to diagnose from my scant details, awesome. If not, I'll post them as I discern them.

That being said, the problem is this; as far as my tests have led me to believe, in full screen games only, my sound lags. Usually during cut-scenes, but sometimes during gameplay itself. But the thing is, it's strangely seamless. There's no crackle or distortion. A slight pause, and then the sound cuts off while the video goes on. After about 7-12 seconds, the sound comes back right where it left off, only now the video is obviously out of sync with it.

It's a 32 bit os, multicore processor, 4 gigs ram, Nvidia 7600 GT card. Every driver is up to date unless I made a mistake with the updating processes, and the audio chipset is the intel soundmax hd audio(I couldn't find any drivers for this chipset, so it's probably running at out of box drivers. The auto update told me they were up to date, but I've never trusted that thing, sooo.)

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A:My audio is lagging seamlessly in fullscreen games

You should uninstall the audio drivers and then google them for the latest, Microsoft won't always detect the latest drivers. Also check your event log when you get a chance and see if it mentions anything about driver performance. You can also check this in the performance panel of the Contreol Panel.

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Hello All

Does anyone have a solution to the following?

When playing games or watching videos in full screen, appprox every minute the game/video minimizes.
Also when typing I have to click on whatever I am typing every minute or so because the window is no longer active.
I have looked for a solution online to no avail, any ideas would be appreciated.

So far I have tried killing every process one by one except system critical with no success.

Thanks in advance


A:Fullscreen games and video keep minimizing every minute

I am using Vista Ultimate 32 bit

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The problem I've been having is that when I try to run a game in full screen mode the game will just minimize itself and no matter how many times i try to bring it up it just flashes a black screen and then returns to the desktop with the game still minimized. I believe I've found what causes this but I'm still not satisfied with my current solution. What I've found so far is that on my computer full screen games don't like to run in 32bit color mode. I've got an ati card and when I change the color setting in the catalyst control center to 16bit also disabling aero the games seem to run fine. What I'm trying to find out I guess is
A. am i fixing the root of the problem by doing this?
B. is there a way to have games incompatable with aero automatically adjust the color and aero settings when started then return the settings to normal on close?

Thank you all so much for your help, I was browsing through the forums for a bit earlier looking for a solution and didn't find it; but you all are clearly very knowlageable in dealing with vista related issues and I'm sure you can help me find some answers.

A:fullscreen games not compatable with vista aero

Did you try to run in compatibility mode: Using Windows Vista Compatibility Mode :: the How-To Geek

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Ok so I've never had a problem, but a couple days ago i think I hit something on my monitor and now full screen applications are always slightly blurry, and are also taking at least twice as long to load. I reset the monitor to factory settings but it didn't seem to do anything. Anyone know what's going on?

Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: 310 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
Monitor: HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor
Sound Card: Dynex DX-SC51
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)

A:Solved: Blurry Screen with Fullscreen Games

You think you hit something on your monitor? Did you or did you not hit something? I dropped a 19" LCD monitor once about 3 feet onto a carpeted floor. I expected disaster but it appeared no worse for wear when I cautiously reconnected it (I got REALLY lucky that day )The blurry display could be caused by damage to the screen but that should affect every display mode not just the full screen display. Check your PC to monitor cable to ensure it is firmly connected. If the monitor is displaying then it almost surely is connected properly. Also a damaged monitor should not cause programs to load more slowly. The loading comes from the computer itself.
Do you have any further info to provide?

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So i have had this problem for 3 to 4 months now and it is just getting worst and worst. My computer will randomly in the middle of gameplay while playing a game it will alt + tab back to the homescreen, i can go back to the game but its really irritating and i would love to know whats causing it. I read online to do a diagnostic with game booster 3 and this is what i received i would love if you would help me find out what the problem is! I have all my drivers updated and this problem only occurs with games in fullscreen mode and not in windowed mode.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8182 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381551 MB, Free - 102255 MB; D: Total - 562071 MB, Free - 561489 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., CG5290
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
*EDIT: I don't know why it says my antivirus is PC Cleaner Pro because i uninstalled that program a while ago. I use malwarebytes and mcafee*

Game Booster Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2014/11/27 18:14:36

01 - Operating System

0101 - Operating System : Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 ( Read more

A:Computer Randomly alt + Tabing games that are in fullscreen

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I just updated and rebuilt my PC and have reinstalled Win 7 64 bit and am constantly getting a BSOD while using the PC. Specifically while downloading/installing/playing games. I have also had the error occur just while surfing the internet.
From the program Blue Screen Viewer it seems to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 and/or ntoskrnl.exe+7e769
I can not find any solution to fix this issue, I have updated drivers, I have ran the Microsoft memory checker, , I have changed out my memory, tried 2 other video cards, tried two different wireless network cards, now on wired connection, I even changed motherboards, got the errors on both SSD and HDD. The only things I haven't changed out is the PS and CPU, since I am using the PC to write this I am ruling out the CPU as the issue.

I have used Memtest86 and prime95 to test the memory and CPU, nothing is coming back with errors or issues. I did run driver verifier and got two .dmp files for some specific files but not sure what to do with those now. They are included in the attachement

It seems to be software/driver issue but I can not figure it out.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:BSOD downloading games/playing games/using internet 0x00000007F

Your reports are not definitive and educated guess says that this is the cause of your problem
What is the asushwio.sys file?
Make a system restore point and then uninstall the associated software or update driver.

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I started getting BSOD in August, but I fixed it on Sept 9th by updating my ethernet card. And my computer worked fine until an unexpected shutdown last night which was followed by a bunch of 0x9F problems, then 0x116 when I started up any game. I already did a disk check with /f and /r, and sfc /scannow. I also "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista did this in which I changed the TdrDelay to 8. I had the latest graphic driver, but I went back a version of the driver to see if that solved anything, but it didnt. Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports. Any help is appreciated!

? Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (original OS installed)
? It came preinstalled but in December I had to replace the HDD cuz it was failing so I installed it through a disk on my current SSD
? Approximate age of system (hardware): 3 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know): 9ish months
? Have you re-installed the OS?: not for this problem

? CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
? Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 675M
? MotherBoard: MS-1762 BSS-0123456789 REV:1.0
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Delta Electronics (idk how many watts)

? System Manufacturer : iBuyPower
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Valkyrie CZ-17
My SSD is: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500G


A:BSOD starting games, error 0x0000009F(not only during games) and 0x00000116

sorry, ignore the "Attached is a couple of my blue screen reports." part

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Just got a new computer 2 days ago:

Alienware Aurora_r3
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40 Ghz
4.00 GB ram
Windows 7 (64bit)
Dual video cards, both AMD Radeon HD 6800 series, with latest catalyst drivers installed directly from the website

Whenever I try to run games in full screen mode (as opposed to windowed), after 2 to 5 minutes my computer will just turn off. No error messages, warning sounds, lights, anything.. it just turns off. Affected games include Starcraft2, WoW, League of Legends, that I have tested so far.

However, if I run these games in windowed mode, I can play without interruption with all graphic options turned to the max. Problem does not appear to be overheating, as the thermal indicator software that came with pre-installed never gets above 29°C.

Any ideas how to fix? I don't want to have to send it back 2 days after getting it

A:New computer randomly restarts when running games in fullscreen

Alienware has been known with plagued thermal problems.

You can check inside the case and see if there's any possible mis-directed air flows, and point the duct, or add the fan to that area and see if that helps.

Dual video cards are known to be overheat very easily. If you have three PCI-E slots, move the last HD6800 to the bottom and extend the Crossfire cable to there, and see if that actually remedy with that kind of problem.
Otherwise, send it back and complain that you were ripped off, and maybe they could fix it for free.
EDITED: There's other possible options;

- kill all tasks in task manager, or using the batch with " taskkill /F /IM "program name"
- update your directX
- Downgrade your catalyst driver version to the factory driver, or upgrade to the newest driver that is FROM ATI/AMD website. ( )
- leave your side case to open up the more air-flows in the computer.

Welcome to Techspot, arangar32!

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When playing lower-resolution games that use full-screen mode on my Windows 7 Professional X64 will not play without serious color glitches. It flickers and the colors are all completely messed up. I have a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Integrated RAMDAC video card that is updated with the latest drivers. My monitor is a Hanns-G 28" wide-screen and is up-to-date as well.

It is SO irritating to not be able to let my kids play these old games.

I have had success disabling the "explorer.exe" in the task manager, but ONLY when playing the Age of Empires 2: Conqueror's Expansion. This method has not yet worked for any other game.

My old Myst games from Cyan and a bunch of others refuse to be clear enough to play and enjoy.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


A:Trouble w/graphics for games that use lower resolution in FULLSCREEN


Welcome to Sevenforums to you!

I will be providing you with links that you may click that lead to a tutorial part of this website for a how-to.

Make sure you have windows completely updated, along with every one of the games. Also, make sure your drivers are updated, especially your graphics driver. If you'd like me to find the appropriate one for you and a how-to, fill out your system specs with this tool.

Try putting your game into compatability mode: Compatibility Mode

Failing that, lower your graphics resolution and settings through your graphics control panel. If you'd like more of an explaination, please ask.

It is unusual, but some antiviruses may get in the way of the game. While I don't recommend disabling a much needed antivirus while connected to the internet, you might try it as a test. What antivirus do you use? I can offer recommendations based on how well your antivirus performs according to my experience, if you would like.

To more easily find drivers compatable with your computer, you can set windows to find them auatomatically: Compatibility Mode. Then you can check for updates and see if there are any "optional" drivers available to you.

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So i have dual monitor, and i prefer to watch south park etc on my other monitor while playing games on my main monitor.
Problem is, when i play games on fullscreen mpc hcs/vlcs video freezes but the sound keeps going on.
When i alt+tab or close the game, it unfreezes.
I can fix this by playing in a window, but i hate playing some games windowed.

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Hi guys,
Just got a brand new system 3 days ago, and the gpu is a Sapphire radeon hd 6850.

I've got this strange problem though, whenever I start up a fullscreen game, for example world of warcraft, it crashes within the first 15 minutes of gameplay. The screen turns black, but the computer is still working (itunes music playing in the background etc). The screen is black until you do a hard-restart. (Sometime the sound crashes aswell)

The strange thing, is that when you go windowed mode with the exact same settings, it works like a charm with no errors!

I've installed 10.10e and directx11 (tested earlier drivers aswell), and all latest drivers for bios, motherboard, ram tested etc.

Oh, and also: the 3DMark Vantage always crash before the 2nd Graphics Test, and if I don't have to do a hard-restart, the program quits and a dialogue-box appears saying: "AMD display driver stopped working and has been reset" and in Vantage it says "std::exception Device removed".

I'm completely clueless, so It would mean the world to me if anyone might have a possible solution.


Motherboard:MSI 770-C45
CPU:AMD Phenom II x4 970 3.5 GHz
RAM:Corsair 2x2048 MB
GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB
PSU:Corsair VX550W PSU
Hard-drive:Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:Sapphire Radeon HD 6850, fullscreen games crashing

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A friend of mine is having bsod issues when playing certain games, example:

Rainbox six siege,
Battlefield One (BETA)
and a few others.

Wondering if anyone can give us a clue as to the cause.

Windows Format is done, but to no avail, memtest has been run, and disk checked.

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Hello, first time poster looking for help as I can't diagnose my issue after trying numerous things. Currently when I play a game the BSOD happens randomly, I can go a whole day without it, or it can happen frequently. It happens the most when I close or exit a game, then it'll kick to a blue screen.

I really appreciate what you guys do and I hope I followed all the instructions right on how to post my logs and stuff, here's the attachment and some basic system specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have reinstalled to this computer numerous times.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad q9550 @ 2.83 ghz

GPU: Radeon HD 5770

Mem: 4 Gigs of Memory

Motherboard: p5n32-e sli nforce 680i chipset

A:BSOD Playing various games, closing games, no overheating.

Before we can even begin to find the underlying cause you need to update the following drivers. Especially asacpi.sys. Yours is from 2005

ASACPI.sys 3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM
Lycosa.sys 1/18/2008 4:51:42 AM
nvm62x64.sys 10/17/2008 5:01:06 PM
netr28x.sys 2/25/2009 11:02:09 PM
How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
Driver Reference Table

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Please help. I have seen multiple post about taskbar problems but all seem to be directed a different way, there problem is getting autohide to work. This is not my problem. my problem is i just did a fresh instal (which i have done recently without a problem). now after finishing this last install and i set all my games programs up and everything i decide, hey time to play a game. open set game and the task bar is at the bottom of the screen when i start the game. the game is in fullscreen in all settings. tried alt tab, alt enter, f11, all have been tried, some games will act correctly so not exactly sure what the problem is, minecraft, special ops the line, any web browser, all these still do the same in fullscreen with task bar still showing. and i know for a fact directly before reinstalling (exactly the way i have multiple times before on same machine with same reinstall cd from alienware dell that came with computer) have tried all the common fixes i have seen around the internet in regards to other taskbar problems to try to straiten mine out but not fix yet. closed and reopened explorer.exe i can auto hide it fine, but even if i autohide it and the picture from the game covers the whole screen i can still see the window and minimize and close buttons on top and border. so it's still in windowed mode and not full screen.... pulling my hair out over this any help is greatly appreciated.
have correctly installed my video drivers due to multiple reinstalls have per... Read more

A:windows 7 taskbar staying present on fullscreen programs and games

Do me a favor please.
sometimes settings get changed without our help. would you right-click on the Start Orb, choose properties, taskbar tab.

Here's what I see:

If you use WIN + TAB key combo to select your game window, is the taskbar now hidden?

WIN=key with microsoft logo on top

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Hi im new here,and my english is not good so im sorry for any wrong grammar or spelling

So here my problem, im using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i often playing pc games
but im getting BCcode 124 black screen freeze only happen in older pc games like farcry2,crysis,crysis warhead,gta4,borderlands,devil maycry 4,etc.

I just recently doing devil may cry 4 benchmark and getting black screen freeze AT THE SAME SPOT on scene 3 i already tried it like 4 times and the funny thing i freeze at the same spot.

So i recently play left 4 dead 2 no problem at all playing like 4-5 hours,bioshock 2,mass effect2,blur, nfs shift,just cause 2,resident evil 5,splinter cell conviction, street fighter 4,assassin creed2,etc no problem at all.

So in my opinion i think windows7 not compatible with older games just a thought.So please help me with my problem

A:BCcode:124 only happen in older games

124 One of the most difficult to solve. Read and try these suggestions.

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

In addition, give us your mini dmp file

It is probably hardware.

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I don?t know if it have something to do with my drivers or anything, i attached the file i got from the SF Diagnostic Tool. Hope this is enough info for you guys

With one card activated everything works just fine but when i enable sli and start a game i get bluescreen and get this message:

Problemh?ndelsens namn: BlueScreen
OS-version: 6.1.7600.
Spr?kvariant-ID: 1053

Ytterligare information om problemet:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80118FF010
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

My rig is i7 3820, gigabyte ud3, gtx 580 sli

A:BCCode: 116 when starting games with enabled sli using x79(bluescreen)

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa80118ff010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88007bfab10, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'nvlddmkm' and 'nvlddmkm.sys' overlap

fffff880`07bfab10 4055 push rbp






fffff880`02313b48 fffff880`06d14cbc : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`118ff010 fffff880`07bfab10 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02313b50 fffff880`06ce8867 : fffff880`07bfab10 fffffa80`0eba9000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`02313b90 fffff880... Read more

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For a while now I have been having a chronic issue, resulting in an BCcode error message:

BCCode : c4 BCP1 : 00000090 BCP2 : BA338120 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1

The issue is that when I run an online game, and I switch over to a more graphics intensive setting (which runs fine, while it works) after a variable amount of time, all of a sudden the display turns black, and shortly after a blue screen appears for a split second(so as that I have no time to read it) and then the computer restarts, and everything is normal.

This doesn't tend to happen as much on a low graphics setting, but still does occasionally happen. Can anyone help me figure out what is causing this?

A:Windows XP BCcode issue involving games

That error code 0xC4 has to do with drivers. Therefore, do the following:

1. Download Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper (both have free versions; make sure the version will work with your OS) to your desktop screen and install.

2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper but ONLY for the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.

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Alright, so after reinstalling drivers for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 570, updating Java, updating windows completely, I am still at a loss as to how to go about fixing this problem.

When playing anything graphics-intensive (Minecraft, Skyrim, or any video game) I will get about 4 minutes of gameplay, and then the screen will freeze while the audio sounds like it is grinding to a halt. Only after rebooting in safemode, where windows gives me a error screen that contains this message:

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF880100B4AE4
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Afterwards I'm able to reboot my PC normally.

I've used multiple hardware monitoring programs to make sure my system is not overheating when this happens.

Attached is the .zip file I have created as I followed the BSOD Posting instructions. I will greatly appreciate any help on this matter.

A:Freeze playing Minecraft, Skyrim, and other video games. BCCode 116


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\BSODDmpFiles\AlastorL\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\011912-32588-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\users\mike\documents\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0324e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03493670
Debug session time: Thu Jan 19 23:37:27.820 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:13:17.866
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800d93c4e0, fffff880100b4ae4, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\... Read more

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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.

* *
* 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
According to, 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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It started yesterday when I attempted to launch a game (Civilization V) through Steam and got the BSOD error. I uninstalled and re-installed Steam, my graphics drivers, everything I can possibly think of, including a general fix Steam itself responded to me with (which was completely unspecific to my issue - they clearly can't be bothered), and I am to the point where I have asked for a refund for my games, because it is just that hopeless.

In a last ditch effort to get my computer straight, I downloaded BlueScreenView, and this is what it has told me; Mind you, there are multiple errors.

From this afternoon (before driver re-install and disc check):
- File names listed as issues: ntoskrnl.exe and tcpip.sys
I also had this issue last night

More recently (after all of my "fixes"):
- File names listed as issues: athrx.sys and ntoskrnl.exe (again)

Even in older crashes, ntoskrnl.exe has been listed as an issue, and I don't have enough knowledge of this sort of thing to have any idea what this means! Is there hope for me?

A:BSOD When Installing Games on Steam/Launching Games Through Steam

I have disabled my wireless connection and connected to the internet to download using an ethernet cable, and all is going well at the moment.
Launching games was also an issue, but the downloading has been fixed!

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So, I'm having trouble whenever I try to go fullscreen or close out of fullscreen on every game I play, and I can't change most of them to windowed mode. This is fairly annoying, and it happens frequently, though it doesn't happen every time. Most of the time, I have to restart the laptop. I can put the screen down and raise it back up, and it temporarily fixes the problem until I have to close out. Either that, or it restarts the computer. I have posted a picture below of what it looks like. Any help with this is appreciated. I have updated my video drivers, also. Thanks.

A:Video problem when going fullscreen on video games

Try using an external monitor. If its exhibits the same way, then its a video chipset problem that is failing due to excessive heat or hopefully a reflowing would fix the problem.

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Use Microsoft Security Essentials & t... Read more

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This problem has occurred "somewhat"(I don't know when exactly) recently. I used to be able to play full screen games just fine but now (for some reason), everytime I launch a full screen game, it auto minimizes.

When I alt+tab back(or click the game icon on the task bar), it remaximizes the game but quickly gets minimized after a second.

Games play fine while in "windowed" mode(Warcraft 3, etc).. Full screen keeps minimizing.

I use Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit):

Nvidia GeForce 8300(onboard video card).
I've done scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, and Super Antispyware and they all found nothing.

Three months ago(same system), full screen games played fine however I was on sort of a "full screen" gaming break, so I only recently tried playing full screen games like Warcraft 3 and this is when I encountered the "auto minimizes" problem.

The only major difference(between the time full screen games worked and now) is Avast 5. I upgraded from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5, other than that, there were no other major changes with the computer I am on.

Avast 5 is on Silent/Gaming mode, and I tried disabling all the shields temporarily to see if it would fix the issue but it didn't.

Does anyone have any ideas(or need anymore info that may help)? Any help will be appreciated, thanks.
Edit: I found a solution(though still looking if there is another way to "fix" this issue) - Right click on a program shortcut(or progr... Read more

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I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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