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Steam games in the Games application

Q: Steam games in the Games application

How do I get all my games to appear in the Games app in Windows 8. I have a few games in Steam and they don't appear in the Games Win 8 App.

A: Steam games in the Games application

The Games app is really intended for Microsoft downloaded games; I don't believe there is any way to put your Steam games here. However, if you would like to use the Games library that was in Win7, it carried over to 8, although it does not have a Metro
application. If you need me to help you with that I can.

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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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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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Not sure if many of you noticed, but post Windows Insider build 14936, the Steam overlay would refuse to work with 64 bit games. Starting with the public beta build of Steam that is available today, that issue is resolved.

You can opt in to Steam beta builds by going to Steam's settings>Account and clicking the "Change" button under the Beta Participation header. Select "Steam Beta Update" from the dropdown menu, hit OK and then hit the button to restart Steam.

As with any beta builds, you may experience bugs. I haven't run into any showstoppers in the time I've been running Steam betas, but your mileage may vary.

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Hi !! First time here (as many I think, so Hello again !!)
First of all, I'm French (well, excuse me for my (sadly) bad english ).
I've seen many BSOD marked as answered, so I'm trying here 'cause I've exhausted all my skills .

Bug Description:
Before wiping win 7:
BSOD and freeze time to time on WebBrowsing, log on screen, Steam Description. Always BSOD hal.dll (hal+0x12A3B)

After wiping Win 7 : - BSOD on The Witcher 3 (only game reinstalled ^^) (almost everytime same same moment, same moment). And everytime on Steam in any game description. Clicking on game, video charging 2 sec and freeze or BSOD.

Background: I have performed a new Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 installation 3 days ago, and still nothing.
What I have tried :
- MemTest with solo memory, and with both memory
- OCCT for GPU/CPU/Power Supply
- Hd Tune for SSD/HDD
- Almost all drivers up to date (not all but GPU, SDD Firmware, BIOS, and some others)
- Up to date Win 7
- Tried uplug all component except SSD (OS), and the BSOD was still there but many minutes later as usual
- Change RAM slot and playing with 1 ram only
- no Overcloking performed
- 100% fan speed and heat never go higher than 65? Celsius for GPU and 60 for CPU on stress mode
- Safe Mode and no freeze on Steam (althrough I can test The Witcher 3 on Safe mode ^^)

Config on my description for major components !

I'm really need help on this one, and I hope I have created the thread like you want. (Say anything and I'll correct without questi... Read more

A:BSOD Steam Games & Freeze (always) on Steam error 0x124

Stop 0x124 is usually a hardware related issue, but actually it may be caused by anything and everything in the computers environment. Unfortunately the crash dumps are not very effective for the 0x124 BSODs.

Please read this: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Read the article carefully. Proceed with the remaining tests. Let us know if any assistance or clarification is needed.

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when i try openeing Steam in anyway (in start menu, form shortcuts finding the file), nothing happens. the sand timer replaces the mouse pointer for a couple of seconds but then nothing happens. the same happens for any steam game (CSS and Garry's Mod). Iv'e disabled peer guardian 2 but the problem is still apparent.

Any Ideas??
cheers x

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Hi, I have reinstalled my steam account and MW2 to an external harddrive from its original position on C. I fully unistalled the games and steam before reinstalling steam on the external HD.When I log in to the same Steam account I cannot see any of my purchased games in my library. I also have a second Steam account. When i log in to that I see all my purchased games and they are ready to install. How do I get my games working on the first steam account?


A:Where have my Steam games gone?

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If I was to buy a Steam game from a brick & mortar store, I realise that I must activate the game online.


My question is, do I need to be online to actually PLAY the game, once activated?

Because if so, I won't be purchasing the games.

I was looking at a version of CoD, and another, today, quite reasonably priced.

I do not play online, and do not multi-play. I'm a 'single-player dude'.

My internet connection, while quite fast, has an 8GB/month limit, so online gaming
simply isn't an option.



A:Steam games.

You can play it offline. If you want to play online you have to change your ISP. Just my 2 cents.

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Hello this is my first post so I apologize if this thread belongs in another area of the forums, but this seems like the right place. Before anything, I will give some general info about my desktop computer.. I know basic things about computers as I use mine a lot to play games/watch videos, etc. but not enough to troubleshoot effectively so I will give as much info as I can:

OS: Windows 8.1, 64 bit (6.3.9600 Build 9600)(?)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 GHz (X64 based), 3401 MHz, 4 Cores, 8 logical processors
Graphic Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
Motherboard: ASUSTek (I could not get the build name/model, it said its unavailable in System Information from Admin tools)
Monitor: AOC 2367M
Network Adapter: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Memory: I have two hard drives.. one is an SSD, the other is a regular one

So on my computer, I play a lot of games on a daily basis and while playing one on Steam (Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed) one day, and at the time, I was running Windows 7. I was in the middle of a race and the monitor screen flashed and the game crashed. I thought nothing of it, until I launched Left 4 Dead 2. Every 10 seconds, the game would freeze for about 5 seconds with a black & white horizontal bar in the middle of the screen, and then go back to normal.. but its funny, it only happens in the menu screens, but this does not happen during the actual game (this is only the case for Left 4 Dead.. everything else crashes one way or... Read more

A:Can't run most Steam games

Hi and welcome to TSG.

As you have an Asus motherboard I would recommend using Asus PC Probe II to look at temps and voltages, it is likely to be give the most accurate results. You can get this from the Asus website. Ideally it would be useful to know the temps of individual components, particularly the CPU and GPU, rather than just overall system temps. If you can get these with the PC both at idle (sat at desktop doing nothing) and under a bit of load that would be useful.

What is the exace make, model and wattage of your PC power supply?

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when i installed condition zero i did not see the server buttons or the friends buttons in the menu on the right side of the menu not only in cz but all steam games.

A:Condition zero and all steam games far as I know, Condition Zero isn't out tell me, where did you get this?

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Hello I got Left 4 Dead about a month ago off Steam. Before L4D all my games ran perfect about 150 FPS but after i got L4D that day all my games got "sick" of some kind i will explain.

When i play i have like 30 min of good FPS about 65 after that time my FPS drops like a stone to 20-9 in all my games and that just sucks but the fun thing about it is that when i shutdown my PC and wait about 5 min and start it again the cycle starts over again.
I need help please i want my gaming back.

I have attached a picture with my L4D settings.
My specs are:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 64-bit (Build 6000)
Asus NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB DDR3
Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
250GB Disc drive(Yes i need more)

A:Steam Games FPS lag problem

The problem you describe could be a heat issue......I notice you have model/texture on High...try it on low and see if it runs longer.

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Hi, I have been having issues with running games on my computer lately. I have tried multiple times uninstalling and re installing the games, but when i click play game it says it launches it but nothing happens. The first time I click a game immediately after the launching message appears the ads message appears which only tends to appear after you have exited a game. Some of the games in my library do work, for example the binding of isaac works whereas borderlands 2 and maple story do not. I have tried a system restore to a previous time, but to no avail so I have simply undone it. For maple story specifically, I have tried running the game through steam, through the game launcher located in the program files, and also from the website each as fruitless s the last. Help!
Thanks, GuavaEater
Edit: Borderlands is working, but maplestory isn't which is my main concern.

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I Recently broke my mouse and bought a new one to replace it.

But steam doesn't seem to want me to change it.

When I use the mouse to look around, the delay between my moving the mouse and the view moving is terrible, coupled with the mouse being too sensitive.

I know for a fact that it is steam as only steam games do this.

Any ideas (short of re-installing steam) as to how I can solve this problem?

A:Games In Steam don't like my mouse.

Just a shot in the dark but you could try this.

You could try the old trick.

You need to exit from Steam and delete the clientregistry.blob file typically located:
C:\Program Files\Steam\ClientRegistry.blob
The next time you run Steam it will do a short platform update and then it should finish the game updates.
Again, be sure to go check all the game properties and make sure they are set to "always keep this game up to date".

Seems to solve many of the problems people have. Hope it works for you

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Hey Team,

None of my steam games will launch, wondering if it's a malware problem/virus.

Here's the log, how does it look? As always, thanks for your time

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 3:01:41 PM, on 12/20/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17496)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-641PC_TEW-643PI\WlanCU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD12\Kernel\DMR\PowerDVD12DMREngine.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Inte... Read more

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April 7th to 13th, 50 % off, or buy whole pack for $75. First/

A:Games on Sale @ Steam

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Hey everyone, I've had Steam for quite a while now. I used to play it all the time until April. In April, I think that was when Counter Strike:Source updated and the game started getting laggy. I've tried absolutly everything I could think of and what Steam has told me to do. I've updated all drivers on my video card and sound card and BIOS on the motherboard. I've figured out that it's not a internet thing because this has happened on my friend's cable connection. I know its not internet also because it happens to me on Half Life 2 when I play, but mostly when there's action going on. I've turned down my hardware acceleration, didn't work. I ran the diagnostics from Steam, i disabled ATI Hotkey Poller and that didn't work. I can't install Omega drivers because I have Windows XP Pro x64. I don't think its my OS because when I had regular Pro, it was the same. I've completely reinstalled my whole computer with everything and it still does this. I'm really sure its the software because it doesn't do this in BF2, while I'm running everything High there. I tried running 3dmark to give some support there, but my cpu keeps overheating and shutting down before I get a score. I've gone to and they say I have poor video and poor cpu performance. I'm running a P4 640 3.2ghz w/HT using the 64 bit on a ECS RS400-A with a Radeon x850 xt. And now, I've created a HiJackThis log:

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A:Steam games laggy


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Hello, Im new here and I have a problem. My CS:S, Garry's Mod and hl2 game modes are laggy, I get this lag every 5 sec or so. My fps is around 300 and there's no problem with my internet, I dont know what it is. All my drivers are up to date.

Please help

BTW, Im a tech noob

A:Steam games are laggy

I should add that Modern Warfare 2 isnt laggy at all.

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 Anytime my kids DL anything from this site call STEAM, my computer is screwy ! LOL! When I try to uninstall, it won't let me unless I first go to the STEAM site. I don't want to do that. Is there another way to uninstall programs?

A:Trying to get Rid of Downloaded games from Steam !

You could target the games installation location and delete them, but this is not the best method. Its best to launch steam and delete them the proper way, this way there are no orphan entries on your computer as a result of deleting a game improperly.Question I have is,,,, why not delete them the proper way through steam?

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I decided to come back to civ 5, and when I press play, all that happens is a small box saying "checking for updates" comes up for a brief moment, followed by another box saying "Searching for steam game updates" again for a brief moment. Nothing happens after.

This also happens when I try to open skyrim. I have installed DirectX and C++ again, also restarting steam and my PC, but nothing seems to happen. I also tried executing it outside of the steam client, nothing happens in skyrim, but with civ, the box that shows what version of DirectX I want to run comes up. Whatever option I choose the same thing happens; nothing, it just closes.

I would appreciate it if someone could help, I haven't found anyone else with this problem.


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I am using Windows 7 x64 bit edition. Everything works great with XP so I know I'm not having any hardware specific issues, it's definitely a compatibility issue somewhere within windows 7.

When I am playing steam games (counterstrike, team fortress 2).. about 5-10 minutes into the game, it locks up and closes. When it closes it pops up with an error but it closes out too fast to see what it says. I have an nVidia 9600 GT.

What I've tried:

-Updating my drivers to the windows 7 drivers.
-Using the drivers that windows 7 automatically installs for you.
-Running the games in compatibility mode for XP service pack 2 and administration mode.
-Reformatted three times.
-Updated directX.
-The video card is not overheating (tested it).

I really need some help. It's very frustrating and I can't figure out what's going on!

Thanks for any help.

A:Steam Games Crashing

you might want to install the drivers for your graphics card direct from nvidias site.

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Hello I have been playing CS: Source and TF 2 and recently there has been lag spikes about once every minute or so. The game will lag horribly and it looks like I teleport a few feet or so depending on how much I move during the lag spike. This hasn't always happened with these games, I can't think of any program I put on my computer that would cause these lag spikes. I checked and McAfee, Ad Aware, and Windows Defender came up empty. Any ideas?

A:Steam Games Lag Issues

that will happen depending on the latency of your connection the server and vice also happens when someone else on the server has high ping...

check your processes running in windows task manager...and close any unecassary processes..and anything else that is contacting the download programs or msn messenger(except ur firewall)

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Hi there

I have a dual boot on my new pc and they have one partion @ 470gig each

The thing is that I'd like to play the games on both OS's without having to DL'd them separately for each OS.

The idea I had was to somehow tell the vista steam (I have all games installed in xp and I want vista to find them) that my profile folder is actually the one on my other partion, the xp one.
Kind of quickly and not very detailed, but hopefully you get the idea.


A:Solved: Steam games on 2 OS's

i think it'd just be easier to back up the game files to a disc and then install them again (if you've got enough disk space)

right click on a game then go to 'backup game files' and it'll take you through the steps

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I bought a Lenovo z580 laptop with a dedicated Nvidia GT 635m./w windows 8

Every time I open a game,Steam makes me aware that it is running off of the i5's built in HD 4000 graphics.
I have went to the Nvidia control panel on my graphics card to run when a game is open just to get the same result - Graphics are still running off the i5's HD 4000.

Why is it so difficult what is making it such a pain in the arse to simply use a built in device for what it's supposed to do.

I also have checked and all updates on graphics card are up to date.

A:Can't get GT 635M to run my Steam games

The problem probably lies within your BIOS rather then Nvidia settings. You may have to disable the Intel HD 4000 graphics in BIOS to enable the dedicated GT 635.

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I'm sure a lot of you guys have had this question asked before, but i cant find the thread which it asks that question so im asking it myself. PLEASE help me! i just got the multiplayer pack which has counter strike: source, Half-Life: Deathmatch, and Day of Defeat: Source, but steam wont play any of them. a little window just pops up and sais "Preparing to launch (which ever of the games)... and then it just goes away. nothing else happens. why and how can i fix it. please help me...i would really appreciate it.

A:Steam won't lauch my games.

WOW...i ask the question, and im answering it too. WOW! well, maybe i will be able to help those who had my problem too. what i did was i went to the game which i wanted to play and hit properties. then when the tab come out, in launch options type this exactly -fullscreen and just press enter and thats it. now, not done yet. also, make sure your internet speed is in the correct one, View, settings downloads. depending on how fast your speed on it. then...your game should work. well, thanks and hopefully i helped someone.

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Pffft ok well when I try to play any Steam game I have to go and verify cache and rename the game folder.. every time. The error is "This Game is Currently Unavailable" I have tried reinstalling Steam and every game I have for it (Which includes Counter-Strike:Source and the Orange Box). I have also tried everything Steam suggests and still nothing. This is really a hassle since I have to change my name and all of my console commands etc. If anyone can help that would be amazing.

Also to my last thread being closed, I own a copy of Diablo2 and the Expansion. Just couldn't find the discs, which doesn't matter now since the new patch.

All help appreciated

A:Problem with all steam games :/

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I seem to have a problem with steam games, and I can't for the life of me figure out what exactly is wrong. I keep getting the BSOD whenever I try to play a source engine game (generally ranging to a minute in game). I've reformatted my computer, re-installed steam and games, and installed up to date drivers. I still get this problem even though I know I have the requirements for the game since I've played it fine before. This is the STOP message in the BSOD:

*** STOP: 0x000000007f (0x0000000D, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

And this is the log created when I restart my computer.

BCCode : 1000007f BCP1 : 0000000D BCP2 : 00000000 BCP3 : 00000000
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1


Does anyone know what the STOP message means? I have two separate sticks of 1gb ram for a total of 2 gb, and the game at most only requires like 512mb. I've exhausted everything I could do. My computer is still freshly clean when I reformatted, only containing all necessary drivers/windows updates and steam+game. Hopefully someone else knows the answer to this. Thanks

P.S. All other games work fine, it just seems like source games that get this error.
Machine name: CPU
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
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A:Problem with Steam games

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I am going to be making a pc desk basiclly what will happen is the case will be elemenated from this list because the computer will be made in a case veiw able from a top tempered glass but when i am done with the L desk i will not have really over $500- $600 but if you sugest getting rid of the fan i need them for the vents because there is no fans that come with this like usally cases do if that price could come down a little more than it is at the moment it would be very useful
Thank you
the cheaper the better
live updates of my system as i make tweeks/\

A:is it good for steam games?

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? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?

? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?

? What was original installed OS on system?
Windows vista home edition

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
Full retail

? Age of system (hardware)

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
6-7 months

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz

? Video Card
Nvidia 9800 gtx 512 mb

? MotherBoard
Intel X48

? Power Supply - brand & wattage

Have a partition on seperate hard drives 32-bit on one 64-bit on the other. 32-bit version is fine.
Happen on 64-bit version and only if logged onto steam.
System fully update with windows update Important and reccomended.

A:BSOD (games&steam)

Hi BSODwraith

1st off this is in the perfmon report:

"The device driver for Multimedia Controller has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed"

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02862000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a9fe50
Debug session time: Tue Oct 5 05:53:58.530 2010 (GMT+13)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:47:50.155
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {fffffac0075d6978, 2, 1, fffff800028e9047}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExTryAcquireSp... Read more

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Hello, Im new here on techguy just because of this reason.

My CS:S, Garry's Mod and hl2 game modes are laggy, I get this lag every 5 sec or so. My fps is around 300 and there's no problem with my internet, I dont know what it is. All my drivers are up to date.

Please help!

A:Steam games are laggy

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So I have Vista 64 now and 16 bit games won't work on it from what I've heard. So if I were to download and play Doom or Doom 2 on steam, it won't work? I don't know whether they are 16 bit or not but they are old and used to have DOS versions.

A:Running older steam games?

Downloading them through Steam will work on Vista. I know a friend who's played them succesfully on Vista 64 bit.

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Hi, i've been having trouble with steam games and internet since I've switched to fibre optics. I tried opening ports for the game but everytime I open the ports, I go on the game to see if there is a server list and there goes my internet. It is not the common disconnect though.. I see that on the internet strength bars there is an exclamation mark. I hit Diagnose and is says - Fixed - default Gateway problem Or something like that. It would be great help for you respond and give me your ideas and support. Thank you.

A:Steam Games disabling internet?

do you have a router?

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If the title is misleading, I apologize in advance, but that's the only time I've experienced this problem thus far. I have a fear that it's endangering my computer, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:BSOD while playing Steam games?

The best place to start, would be to make sure it is not a driver that is to cause. Im leaning toward hardware, but the reports were not clear at best.

Driver Verifier
I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the syst... Read more

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I'm not really sure why my PC is having some problems it does it randomly when i close an app like google chrome or quit some games on Steam it goes BSOD.

Please Kindly check my log thank you!

A:BSOD Out of Nowhere (While Playing Steam Games)


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Whenever I try to play any source games (I've tried Half-Life 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2), they crash. I start the game fine, and can run around or do whatever for a couple minutes, but then it crashes. What usually happens is the video freezes, the sound loops for a couple seconds, and then the screen goes black and the sound turns into a horrible screeching noise. I then have to reset my computer. Before it crashes, everything is covered in little red checkers, they're kind of sparsely dotted instead of solid. This has been going on for quite some time. Half-Life 2 used to work perfectly fine. I was able to play Team Fortress 2 one time successfully until I quit myself, but after that it's crashed every time. I just formatted my computer for other reasons, and hoped that it would fix this problem too, but it still crashes the same.

I have an AMD Athlon 64 3200+, an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, and 1gb of ram, and I'm using Windows XP Pro.


A:All source games (on Steam) keep crashing on me.

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Hello all,

First post here. My friend recently assembled a new PC for me. I've been getting BSODs lately and I need your help on finding out why. I get them randomly, but I'm usually playing steam games or just talking on skype. I have got them during web browsing before as well. I've followed the instructions and attached the .zip!

Not sure if this helps, but the bugcheck code I get through bluescreenview is: 0x00000116 caused by driver dxgkrnl.sys and caused by address - dxgkrnl.sys+5d134


A:BSOD during steam games & skype

Host Name: DEEBEE-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: deebee
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00007
Original Install Date: 12/25/2014, 12:26:33 AM
System Boot Time: 12/31/2014, 1:54:56 PM
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7918
Counterfeit installations such as yours contains heavily modified code that causes the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSOD's and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is very unreliable.

My recommendation is to start with a clean slate, and install a genuine version of Windows. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing, and make subsequent diagnosis of BSOD's far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows installation, and are still experiencing BSOD's, we will be happy to help you solve them

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Whenever I make a server my friend cant join!
I have tryed Sv_Lan 0 and heartbeat on the console but it didnt work...

i have looked at the internet a long time now and i still have the same Problem
and need Help!!
my Router if you wanna know is a Zyxel P-2602HWT-F3
plz help!

A:Steam games server not Responding?

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Is there a way i can move a few of my steam games to my new SSD, not the whole steamapps folder? i cant find anywhere in the game properties a command for where to launch the game from for steam. has anyone done this before successfuly? i know that i can move the whole steamapps folder, but that is almost as big as the whole SSD, and i want my OS and photoshop on there to, so maybe just 2 games for now? there must be someway of doing that?


A:Solved: moving SOME steam games to SSD?

I think if you open steam there may be a option to move them? in setting/options or somthing?
But im not sure ive never used steam

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I have been crashing or shutting down when playing games, could someone help me?

A:BSOD playing any steam games

Update the BIOS to version FC
GIGABYTE - Moederbord - Socket AM3+ - GA-M68MT-S2 (rev. 3.1)

Temporary remove Bitdefender and use Windows Defender as alternative while troubleshooting.

fffff880`064f86c8 fffff880`04903674Unable to load image \??\C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\bdfwfpf.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for bdfwfpf.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for bdfwfpf.sys
Please run CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID, open it and make screenshots of the following tabsCPU
*SPD shows the details of each module, you can show the details by choosing different slots in the left upper corner.
Please make screenshots of each module.

Please post each screenshot in your next reply/replies.

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Hi guys,

I've recently been getting random BSOD when playing games such as The Witcher 3 and Project Cars.

It doesn't seem to be a cpu temp or load issues as max temps are below 60 and load never really gets higher than 50%.

Even after observing the above I think I've traced it to be a CPU problem, but if someone were able to take a look at the attached dump file that would be great.

*edit* I have followed the rules and used the dm log collector now.


A:BSOD - Playing games through steam

Bump - I've run the dm log collector now and have attached the file.

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I have been trying to get to the bottom of some crashing issues with my PC.

Most of the time it is stable but I have been getting the odd BSOD that seemed almost random.

Recently I was trying to update a game through Steam and it keeps blue screening after a short period of downloading.

This was the info given by Windows

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: FFFFF8A01C927000
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF880010078A4
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Some help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:BSOD while updating Steam games.

Hello Lionmon.

Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
update the network driver:

Name [00000020] Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rt64win7.sys (7.46.610.2011, 526.60 KB (539,240 bytes), 10/06/2011 6:34 AM)
Get it from Realtek

Name [00000020] Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rt64win7.sys (7.46.610.2011, 526.60 KB (539,240 bytes), 10/06/2011 6:34 AM)
Name [00000022] TP-LINK Wireless USB Adapter
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\athuwx.sys (, 2.12 MB (2,224,160 bytes), 28/07/2011 7:07 PM)
Get it from ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
Download the network card driver from manufactuer's website.
Then reinstall the driver:
Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
You have some other connections, such as
Name [00000009] Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Name [00000012] Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Name [00000021] RemoteControl USB LAN LINK
If you use those, up... Read more

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hey guys steam wont download any of my games when i start a download it downloads at about 100kb/s and then drops down to 0 bytes per second indefinitely, i have tried reinstalling my os (windows 7), re installing steam, changing my steam server region, renaming the .gui file and creating a new steam library. none of these things work and my issue still persists, it is getting quite annoying as i have just bought this new gaming pc and i cannot play any games, it must be my pc as on my brothers laptop games were dowloading fine at 2 mb/s also on my pc i can download any games off of origin fine at a steady 1.7 mb/s i really dont know what to do please help!!!

A:Steam wont download my games

Sounds liek a setting in steam its self, you sure you have enough HDD room for the game? make sure you also dont have a firewall blocking its communication with Akamai DOT com as they distribute a large portion of internet data.

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I just got a new computer built and got a new monitor along with it but a problem has arose. I can use the computer but when something that required a lot of RAM or just a lot of priority to open for example "Steam" the software in which you can download games and such (Basically XBOX or Play Station but for computer), It just lags a little bit and goes to no signal. I know the problem isn't with the monitor because I've tested other monitors and I have done the same with the cable. I'm using a DVI cable not a VGA. I have updated my drivers for my graphics card several times and on the GeForce Experience application it says my drivers are up to date. HELP!

A:BSOD when downloading games on steam

It's not limited to steam though it happens a lot when I am just doing a lot of things at one time on my computer

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I've been having this problem for a while now but have pretty much just been ignoring it, but its got to the stage where I can't play games without it happening. I've tried googling the errors I get but am not sure if what is coming up is specific to my problem.

I'm running windows 7 x64, I have a GTX 660SC and an i5 3570k processor. I am not overclocked. I have attached the file generated with DM Log collector, if anyone could give me any help it would be much appreciated. I believe the latest blue screen is the most frequently occurring one, although there does seem to be a few that pop up.

A:BSOD When playing some games on Steam

You have a lot of errors with stop code 124. This stop code relates to hardware errors. Analyzing one of the dump file shows that there is problem with CPU cache:

Section 2 : x86/x64 MCA
Descriptor @ fffffa8009fbe138
Section @ fffffa8009fbe2c0
Offset : 664
Length : 264
Flags : 0x00000000
Severity : Fatal

Error : GCACHEL2_ERR_ERR (Proc 0 Bank 8)
Status : 0xbe2000000005110a
Address : 0x00000000b6a0b680
Misc. : 0x0000001082000086

My recommendations are:

- try to monitor processor temperature envinroment with one of the popular utility like HWMonitor;
- try to detect defective capacitors on motheboard
- try to verify work of power suply

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Hey guys i posted here before about BSODs related to my RAM (hence the amount of dumps in the folder, i think you can ignore the majority of the older ones, the ones from today i presume will prove most helpful). I have since fixed that problem (afaik) and now present you genius' with another!

Not long ago i started experiencing bluescreen's whenever i tried to load portal 2, pretty much instantly. Other games such as CS:S or Portal 1 work fine, i'm now also experiencing the bsods with boarderlands 2.

I read somewhere that it could of been my bios, so i updated that but the problem persists.

If theres any more information you require please let me know.



A:BSOD when loading certain steam games.

Your crash is CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT (101).

Follow STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg, if there is any question, ask us.

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I recently got a new computer, and i am trying to put my steam games back on it. I dont want to sit through steam downloading every game because that would take forever so what i did was i transfered some of my games strait over my network. They are sitting in the same place a steam game normally would "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common" but steam doesnt recognize them. How do i make it so steam will recognize them?

Thank you in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6125 Mb
Graphics Card: Dual Nvidia GTS 450
Hard Drives: C: Total - 945109 MB, Free - 842412 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware, 046MHW, A00, ..CN697021350016.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Adding steam games

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Hello all,

I am recently getting BSOD's when i play steam games like, Gary's mod - Team fortress 2.

These 2 are the one i currently tried.
I play other steam games like, Block 'n Load and Path of Exile.
I also play World Of Warcraft - Diablo3 - Rise Of Nations, And I never get BSOD crashes with them.

I never had this problem before until I downloaded steam again,
I also searched the internet for an answer and updated my Graphics card and it did not help.

* Computer Specs ( dont know some of them )

Computer: Asus notebook K75VJ

Proccesor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz


System: 64 Bit
(This is all I know)

Will post the memory Dump also if I know how to open it because it says "Access Denied"

Hope anyone had the same problem and did fix it.

Greetings, Valtru

A:BSOD with some Steam/Valve Games.

Posted this in the wrong section guys sorry, please help me on the other section >> BSOD crashes with Steam/Valve Games

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Hello, i've been having problems recently with directx. Everytime i try to launch steam games, it runs through the first time setup with directx and then after that has happened, an error with direct x - bad image shows up. It says that the xaudio2_6.dll is not working properly. "Please try to re install". So i tried re installing but i get an internal error that shows the same message as when trying to run the steam games. I am running directx and the particular games i'm playing are csgo and skyrim. Can anyone help? I cant re install direct x. Failed installation happens every time.

A:Direct X problem with all steam games

My graphics card is the geforce gtx 650 ti, and the cpu is intel core i7-2600s cpu @ 2.80GHz if its relevant. Running windows 7 64 bit and the direct x version is 11.

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I dont get this. MY games for steam were running just fine unitl after i installed Action Half-Life. There are 2 problems that happen when im in a game. When i play Action Half-Life it loads then freezes then the cursor moves but makes cursors all over the sceen LOL. (You know when you are in a game and you press esc and you can see the game running in the back ground of the menu) Well i guess the game is going on but the loading screen is forzen there. So i press Esc and the menu comes up and you can see the game running in back ground like usuall, but i resume game and it freezes again. I dont get it. Also another problem i have noticed. When i join a server (not create! JOIN) it minimizes the game to the toolbar, it does that to most all my games now.

I dont understand why this is happening. It all started after i installed Action Half-Life mod.

A:Solved: Steam games problem

If it minimizes when you try to join multiplayer, there's the chance Windows Firewall thinks it's going to jihad your computer. Have you taken care of that already, though? Normally it should let you know it's blocking a program.
If it's anything besides that, I can't help much (except to suggest uninstalling Action Half-Life and hoping any damage isn't permanent).

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I cannot install or update anything on my computer, apart from games on steam. It says something is already in the process of being installed but cant find it, even after shutting down my computer and restarting it.anyone got any ideas?message edited by Henry95

A:Cant install or update anything in W10 except games on steam


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I have made a rarfile I have uploaded with this thread

A:Trying to install games from steam,then i´ve got bluescreen!

Welcome to the forum.


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.16384 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\YUSRA\Downloads\SF_05-01-2015\010515-34538-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*c:\symbols*
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\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: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a56000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c99890
Debug session time: Mon Jan 5 18:23:55.341 2015 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:23:25.216
Loading Kernel Symbols

Press ctrl-c (cdb, kd, ntsd) or ctrl-break (windbg) to abort symbol loads that take too long.
Run !sym noisy before .reload to track down problems loading symbols.

Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
************************... Read more

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Dumps are attached. the BSoD's normally occur while I'm playing certain games on steam, namely Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, Red Orchestra 2, Killing Floor
I have had the computer since Christmas and I had to reinstall windows twice because of Dell technical support being notorious for telling me to wipe my drive and reinstall windows and then they had a tech remote access my computer and download the necessary drivers.

A:BSoD while playing certain games on Steam

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

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

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

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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Hi all,

I'm having a problem when I try to launch Steam games, as whatever game I try to launch doesn't actually launch. A message comes up about the game "preparing to launch" but then nothing after that happens. Some games give me an error saying Steam is not running at all, whereas others just do nothing.

I've already completed all the troubleshooting steps on Steam's website but none of them have actually fixed it. The only temporary fix that works is restarting Steam, but this becomes very annoying when I have to do it multiple times a day every time I want to play a game.

Any help on this problem is greatly appreciated - thanks

A:Steam games not launching on Windows 10

Welcome to the forums. Right click the game, then choose properties. Then select the local files tab. Then choose Verify Integrity of Game Cache.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3964 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464460 MB, Free - 314182 MB; D: Total - 12476 MB, Free - 1703 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, Irvine, HP P/N, ULSJ83713666
Antivirus: None

I have this little computer attached to my SONY Big screen BRAVIA, and I want to play games from my STEAM account. I dont think my graphics card is good enough. The games dont play very well, or not at all.
What can I upgrade it to, and do I also have to get anything else.


A:Playing Games from my STEAM account on my big TV

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Ive been experiencing a BSOD whenever I play PC games e.g. Rust, CSGO.

I have not been able to find a fix for this I have tried reinstalling drivers for everything and I have also run memtest which found no errors and that is all I could really think that the problem is. This issue mostly occurs after roughly 6-10 minutes of play time, otherwise the PC runs normally. Ive checked to make sure this isn't a cooling issue which it isn't. Ive uploaded a screen cap of speccy to better help with the specs.
also I think this is and unrelated issue but certain windows updates will not install i have attached a image of this too.

A:BSOD when playing MOST steam games

Your dumps are a mixture of mainly hardware fault 124 errors and a graphics driver error which could be a knock on from the 124.

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 for a minimum of 8 consecutive passes

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU - run the HIGH test

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest

Video - run the FURMARK test for 20mins

Graphics Card Problems - Diagnose

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Storage - run the SHORT test using the DOS version

SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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wondering if someone could help me so my computer has been crashing these past few weeks when playing games and skyping when i play minecraft league of legends sometimes blade and soul ark survival arma 3 i get BSOD or a weird freeze where it makes a loud sound constantly and i have to turn my computer off to fix it i got more ram and that didnt seem to work so now im considering getting a new graphics card

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It started happening when i was just sitting watching a you tube video so i rebooted and my computer worked fine until playing saints row v with dx10/11 and it bsod'ed both times i tried playing

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I have tried just about everything I know. My internet is obviously up, but its not connecting. I have been moved into college for about 4 weeks, but it just happened today.

-I tried release/renew
-I tried repair
-I tried System restore
-I tried restarting
-I tried restarting the modem
-I tried winsock fix

I dont know what could be causing these problems.

It says contacting server and couldn't find server in both applications. It also happens in another VOIP called mohawk. I am completely lost, and would appreciate any help you guys can offer.

A:Connecting to Ventrilo and Steam Games

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My source games are extremely slow in some maps, witch i discovered was a direct X error. I changed the -dxlevel to 80 (-dxlevel 80) well... for some reason i play Fortress Forever and it works fine. But when i play day of defeat source or tf2 on certain dxlevel besides 90 it will crash... i have not tried out garrys mod or hldms.... but i dont see the problem. i tried it on other comps and it works fine. WTF HELP

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Steam keeps crashing my PC. I have a suspicion it has something to do with the way Steam is transmitting data in online games. I can play anything from DOTA2 to StarMade and encounter the same issue. Thanks in advance for any help!

A:BSOD playing Steam Games


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\admin\Downloads\New folder\nsfryer\SF_27-12-2014\122714-30700-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18526.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03054000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03297890
Debug session time: Sun Dec 28 08:09:02.426 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:10:32.612
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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I've uploaded the .dmp logs

Basically, whenever I boot up a steam game it loads for a while then BSODs

A:Getting BSOD when trying to play steam games

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums!
The cause of your BSOD is the hardware.
I would try running Memtest86+ or Seatools for DOS and Windows, try both.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Trying to play games via the Steam client on my Vista 32-bit, and i have DirectX11 installed, but when i try and play anything it tells me i need a more upto date version of DirectX, but its fully updated as well as my drivers, but when i try downgrading to 9.0c I get

'An internal sysem error occurred.
Please refer to DXError.log and DrectX.log in your windows folder
to determine the problem.'

[05/18/10 23:05:40] module: dxupdate(May 31 2006), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 189, function: GetDXVersion
Failed API: RegQueryValueEx()
Error: (2) - The system cannot find the file specified.

Current DirectX may be a older version which does not have the version value in the registry.
[05/18/10 23:05:40] module: dxupdate(May 31 2006), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 4705, function: DirectXUpdateGetSetupInformation
GetDXVersion() failed.
[05/18/10 23:05:40] module: dsetup32(May 31 2006), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup::InstallPlugIn
DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn() failed.
[05/18/10 23:05:40] module: dsetup32(May 31 2006), file: setup.cpp, line: 1701, function: CSetup::SetupForDirectX
InstallPlugIn() failed.

A:Problems with Steam games and DirectX

When you say downgrade, what do you mean? If you are trying to overwrite DX11 to DX9, it will not work. It i svery difficult to go backwards, and even if you manage it will probably do 101 nasty things at the same time.

What games exactly are giving this problem? I would guess that you mean it tries to install DX at the first install, but not sure.

And welcome to TSG

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I have recently bought a new computer which has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on it. My main usage for this would be to play games but I'm having a lot of trouble playing games particularly on steam. I have been trying to play Arma-II recently and I was told I need to install Directx 9. I download various versions of it and everytime it gets to a certain point while installing it comes up with an error message saying "Internal System Error" and then tells me to look at these error logs.

Here is the DXError.log

[07/19/12 23:51:53] module: dxupdate(Mar 16 2009), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 5848, function: DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn

RegisterDllFromSection() failed.

[07/19/12 23:51:53] module: dsetup32(Mar 16 2009), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup::InstallPlugIn

DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn() failed.

[07/19/12 23:51:53] module: dsetup32(Mar 16 2009), file: setup.cpp, line: 1701, function: CSetup::SetupForDirectX

InstallPlugIn() failed.

and here is the DirectX.log

Target file is Version 9.26.1590.0
Source file is Version 9.26.1590.0
07/19/12 23:51:53: infinst: Currently C:\Windows\system32\XAPOFX1_3.dll is newer than the one being installed.
07/19/12 23:51:53: dxupdate: InstallEXE(): infinst.exe returned 0.
07/19/12 23:51:53: dxupdate: DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn(): Registering: XAudio2_4_x64.inf - [DllRegisterServer]
07/19/12 23:51:53: dxupdate: Wow64FsRedirection is disabled.
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A:Solved: Steam games + Directx 9

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ive been using this brand new computer for about 7 months now

all of the system details are in my system specs, so if u need more info dont hesitate to ask

ive been playing dota 2 and at random times it freezes my computer completely. usually it doesnt even BSOD. it just freezes and i have to hard restart it and sometimes i have to restart again because it will only show a black screen

i have no idea what has been happening, but the only thing i know is that this has only happened when im in dota 2 or in one instance right after i closed it. i only managed to BSOD once so far and my computer froze about 6 times in the past 10 days

if you guys need more info ill gladly update you on anything else, i have no idea what else i can do. never had to ask for something like this so help me to help you

thank you in advance

A:BSOD when using steam/valve games

> Symantec is a frequent cause of BSOD's.
I suggest you remove and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
> The following drivers need to be updated too...

Attachment 197046

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I recently built a new computer and everything seems to be running smoothly; however, certain games will give me the BSoD upon startup and I'm not sure what the problem is. I'm sure it's hardware but certain games will play. For instance, I'm able to play Skyrim(and HL-2) without any incidents whatsoever. However, when I play Portal 2 or Deus Ex: Human Revolution, before the games even load I get a crash, I also get a strange error message about my GFX card when I attempt to load up L4D-2 (will update with link to a SS of the dialog box when I'm home) and that game runs but very poorly. The only non-steam game I have tried is QuakeLive(browser plugin) and it runs fine as well. All drivers are up to date. Dump file from crashes pasted below.

Here is my SYS info:
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD motherboard
PowerColor AX6770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
windows 7 32 bit OS

What I have already ran/checked:
- drivers are up to date.
- memtest86 returned no errors after 5 passes.
- directx 1... Read more

A:New rig getting BSoD on select steam games.

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Please stop using the Turbo mode (and remove any overclocks) while we're troubleshooting. See if that restores system stability.

Then please run the rest of the free diags at the Hardware Diags page

You have multiple STOP 0x101 and 0x124 errors, this is most likely a hardware error - but it can be caused by compatibility issues, low-level driver problems, or even malware. The diagnostics listed above are the first step in troubleshooting these problems.

Good Luc... Read more

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I got almost the same problem with my EXE files.. But my problem is about the steam games.. All shortcuts to the games has become url files... Steam doesn't care about little me trying to get new shortcuts that will be running 100% perfectly.... Can someone help ? I have changed some few setting in windows if that would be to any help ? But I dont think so.. I have tried many different things to fix this problem.. But none has given me any resault.. My problem is that in the system tray I've created and adress bar and one "Program" bar and on "spel"=game bar.. And all the games in the Game barwont open with exe files... they only open with url files for the moment...... If I cant solve this without system restore or something I will throw my computer AND my windows 8 DISC that I BOUGHT and works like shit... If I would tell all my problems with my windows 8, U would tell me to download it instead ... please help... wanna get this shit working... to much problem .... "#"!%!%!#!"?%!23 I'm happy

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Recently I have been receiving a periodic BSOD on my computer. During game play, the window will become clear and minimise. The game will not recover and the event log shows the following error : "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered." The computer continues to function until a game starts. For some games it BSODs on launch, others it happens once it loads a level. I have tried a clean install and driver updates. This does not happen every time, and in some games (such as CS:GO) disabling multi core rendering seems to avoid this issue. Hopefully someone can give me a hand with this.
Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD playing various steam games.

Hello Bax7er, and welcome to the Forums. I will try to help you if I can. All of your dump files are the same except the first one. The first one says

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800aedd410, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vsdatant.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vsdatant.sys
Probably caused by : vsdatant.sys ( vsdatant+14a49 )
Followup: MachineOwner
That is your ZoneAlarm Anti Virus.

The rest of them are all

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800b7933c0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88004a0b848, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000002, Optional internal context dependent data.
Debugging Details:
That is a TDR failure (Time Delay and Response) it basically means your drivers crashed and did not recover in time. This is the driver you are using.

start end module name
fffff880`04a00000 fffff880`04a96000 atikmpag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Nov 20 20:08:54 2014 (546E9EB6)
CheckSum: 00093077
Image... Read more

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Hey guys,

Whenever i try to install games on a fresh installed steam i get a BSOD. Had no problems untill yesterday when it happend for the first time.

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600k CPU @ 3.40GHz
Installed memory: 8.00GB DDRIII
System type: 64 bit operating system Windows 7 Ultimate service pack 1
VGA: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580

Hopefully the problem will show in this dump file

A:Solved: BSOD while installing games with steam

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Hello all,

I am recently getting BSOD's when i play steam games like, Gary's mod - Team fortress 2.

These 2 are the one i currently tried.
I play other steam games like, Block 'n Load and Path of Exile.
I also play World Of Warcraft - Diablo3 - Rise Of Nations, And I never get BSOD crashes with them.

I never had this problem before until I downloaded steam again,
I also searched the internet for an answer and updated my Graphics card and it did not help.

* Computer Specs ( dont know some of them )

Computer: Asus notebook K75VJ

Proccesor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz


System: 64 Bit
(This is all I know)

Will post the memory Dump also if I know how to open it because it says "Access Denied"

Hope anyone had the same problem and did fix it.

Greetings, Valtru

A:BSOD crashes with Steam/Valve Games


My, that could be anything. do you know if Asus has any diagnostic software? like to test your ram and cpu and motherboard? go to Asus website and search your model or search for diagnostic programs/software from Asus to test your ram,motherboard,video card..

start with those.. blue screen of deaths are a thing of the past with me and i have not seen one since at-least 2 years ago..

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Good day, I've been having BSODs while playing Steam games. Sometimes, I also get it when I'm just browsing the net using Chrome.

Thank you very much!

I have monitored my temps (using CAM and hwmonitor) for a long time, I haven't had any of my internals overheat.

A:BSOD while playing Steam games or using Chrome

Host Name: BOCHOG
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: abcGG
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Original Install Date: 5/10/2013, 6:51:46 AM
System Boot Time: 2/3/2015, 6:39:29 PM
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Type: x64-based PC
Update Windows 7 fully. If you get more BSOD's after that, follow this:

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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I have had this laptop for about a year now and it just started to freeze up. it started about a week ago when i reinstalled Dota 2 to play with a couple friends then out of no where my computer froze completely. couldnt use the mouse or ctrl-alt-del didnt even work, i had to shut it down completely. Its really weird because used to run Dota just fine and other games as well. 

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Hello everybody,

I have built a custom computer couple months ago and began to notice blue screens off and on, sometimes it would fix itself and I would not see one for days but now it has become a bit consistent when playing most 3D applications. I performed my own tests to see if any hardware issues might exist, I did a memtest with no problems in the memory, swapped videos cards, installed every single driver from sound card, to video card, solid state and beyond, However I still get this problem. I also went into my bios setting to ensure that nothing is overclocking my CPU. I had both video cards (NON SLI because it would always bsod in sli) so I was using one of the cards dedicated for gaming for a little while. The problem would only occur when I loaded into a game. I would get a black screen and enough time to predict it was going to bsod, the game would hang and allow me to alt tab to desktop seconds before everything froze completely and crashed. I decided to take one of the video cards out and see if it duplicated the symptom, to my surprise I was able to run the game for a little while longer (approx 15-20 minutes) and then it would blue screen again. I tried this with the single card three times and continued to have the same issue. Otherwise the computer is stable on desktop with no problems so far. I have become very frustrated with this build as there are so many hardware components involved and narrowing it down would be difficult without rmaing every singl... Read more

A:BSOD Playing Steam games and other titles

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800db1c028, b2000000, 7c000402}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

This is the analysis of the last two dumps..
these two dump files blame the processor.

Try this tool for a couple of hours and post back the results

Prime95 (32bit) - 25.11 Download - EXTREME Overclocking

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Whenever I launch a large game on steam, it will run just fine for about 10 minutes then it will BSOD. This computer was able to handle them just fine until a week ago when I noticed extreme changes in speed and gui not showing up properly. I don't recall installing anything recently other than updating steam games. But I did notice they started happening more when I verified the game's cache and it reinstalled the whole game. 
It also happens when the internet browser is left open for more than 20-30 minutes.
Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:BSOD When I play large games on steam

By the way here are the diagnostics

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Hi People
I need a little help fixing my computer,recently i've been getting Blackscreens/BSODS when playing steam games except counter strike 1.6. for example : when i turned on cs go , after few minutes my computer monitor showed a black screen and a sound like it was a BSOD. it's getting really annoying now and i wanted to ask for a solution , because i haven't been able to found anything useful.

I've included the BSOD dump below.

A:BSOD/Blackscreen after playing steam games

Hello and welcome Anderson mate read and follow these I cannot read from RAR files - others might but you will get quicker results posting as per these tutorials
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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The first blue screen i received today was while playing Borderlands The Pre-sequel, and gave me a Memory-Management error. The second blue screen was during a CounterStrike game and gave me the Critical Structure Corruption error. I recently built this PC and have done nothing that would put it in danger. I ran the windows memory diagnostic and during the test it gave me a hardware error. I have not run memtest yet, but will be doing it over the course of tonight. Just looking for some help from the forums. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Two BSOD's today, both while playing games on steam.

Hi ScVelocityy,

Welcome to the 8forums.
I have looked a little bit at your dump files and I think the critical structure corruption error is related to your memory.

Download and run MemTest86+, How to test and diagnose your ram with MemTest86+ | Sevenforums.
Run MemTest86+ for at least 8 passes.
I recommend to read this thread for a possible prevention of BSOD's or system freezes related to Nvidia GPU.
The following is for information purposes only.

The following information contains the relevant information from the blue screen analysis:
**************************Wed Aug 5 08:39:25.984 2015 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64

System Uptime:0 days 0:48:47.650

Probably caused by :Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

BugCheck 109, {a3a01f5a8199561d, 0, 675b1a6e4369984d, 101}

Arg1: a3a01f5a8199561d, Reserved
Arg2: 0000000000000000, Reserved
Arg3: 675b1a6e4369984d, Failure type dependent information
Arg4: 0000000000000101, Type of corrupted region, can be
0 : A generic data region
1 : Modification of a function or .pdata
2 : A processor IDT
3 : A processor GDT
4 : Type 1 process list corruption
5 : Type 2 process list corruption
6 : Debug routine modification
7 : Critical MSR modification




CPU... Read more

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Let begin with the beginning.
I have changed my router. Is a 'FritzBox fon WLAN 7170'. First i connected, it was all good, i tried to connect to browser and it was good. Then i tried to connect Steam. "Could not connect to the steam network, either check your connection and click 'Retry' or start Steam in offline mode."
I looked up for the probem, tried to:
- start the shortcut with -tcp
- turn the firewall off
- remove Steam from processes
- uninstall Steam and install it again.
- delete all files from Steam (without steamapps folder)

I tried other games online, they don't work either...

I saw that video - Fritz!Box Firewall Port forwarding - YouTube (is 3:22 minutes long, if you want to watch it)
I saw on the internet i can connect to the router settings with WIFI connection and i can't connect (CMD - ipconfig - Default Gateway in the browser).

Do i need to port forwoard all of them ?
Is the Dynamic DNS the case?
Why is the IPV6 with "No network access"? -

Is the IPV6 important for online games?
Do i need to set IPV6 ON?
If i need, how do i do it?

I know that the network is the problem because i tried to connect to steam with my Laptop and it was the same.

Thanks for every reply and for every person that is trying to help... I have this problem for so long...

A:Network not working for online games or Steam.

IPv6 is used by Homegroup. As for your problems, Firewall or Gateway is the culprit.

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2 days ago, I had a couple BSOD errors which occurred when playing "Counter-Strike: GO". I figured that they were related to my graphics drivers, and since then have updated them. The BSOD stopped occuring after that.

Today however, a new BSOD error occured, talking about a potential bios issue, however there was no driver listed and no dump was collected after the issue. Because of this I decided to use verifier.exe to figure out which driver caused the issue.

I followed the steps outlined here and my system did indeed bsod upon startup, before even reaching the user screen.

This dump file should be the most recent one, and the one I am having trouble with. The required files are attached.



A:BSOD error when playing Steam games

Hi There,

This last one you are concerned with is caused by Comodo,

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cmdguard.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cmdguard.sys
Probably caused by : cmdguard.sys ( cmdguard+8339 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Driver Reference Table - cmdguard.sys

You might want to uninstall it for the time being if you are troubleshooting another issue.

When you say a potential BIOS issue, what was it that pointed you to that?

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OK so when trying to install the sims 3 and gta 4 from DVD I get a crc error appear and have absolutely no idea how to fix it, I have tried making iso's of them and installing from that but same problem also I have tried installing from another copy but still same problem. i can install games from steam and they work fine, can any one help e understand why this is happening

A:crc error when installing games from disk not from steam

Bad ide/sata cables maybe? Ram faulty?

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So whenever i launch any game on Steam, it pops up to the main menu then after a couple seconds it automatically closes without any errors. This is NOT my first time trying to launch the game, i have been playing steam games for about 2 years. This is also not the first time this has happened to me. The other time this happened i waited on it for a couple days and i could play again. This time I've already waited a month and still no progress is shown.

My running processes are

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I'm running windows 7 on a Dell N5010 laptop
It works fine while just browsing with chrome or using skype, but as soon as I try to watch a video on youtube it won't play smoothly unless I have it on a stupid-low quality (with nexflix too)
same with my games on steam (I only have two downloaded right now- TF2 and Skyrim) and both of them are super laggy, even with the graphics, ect all set to low.. Minecraft does the same thing.
It gets pretty annoying as you can imagine.

I've tried closing all my background programs while playing and deleting a bunch of stuff to give more space on my RAM but nothing really seems to make any difference.

Any advice..??

A:Bad lag while playing steam games and watching videos

You're running Intel HD graphics that's built in to your laptop. wont do ya much good if you want to play games or watch movies. bare minimum internet browsing. If you want to play video games on a laptop, i recommend getting a new laptop that has dual video cards. one for highperformance (videogames/movies), one for power saving. Also, your i3 processor isnt helping much either.

Generally, laptops are meant to be upgraded every 3 years. I'd also recommend a desktop if you want to play video games. cheaper, more powerful

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PLEASE HELP , after extensive searching I am led to this site to try and sort out my problem

Until recently I have had no problems playing games that I have launched from steam. Only recently have I started to notice that when I launch specific games in my games library the BSOD with the system_service_exception error code 0x0000003b appears, this can be intermittent.

I have installed blue screen view and it seems to indicate that the driver atikmdag.sys and ntoskrnl.exe is causing the issue linked to the ati kernel mode driver and NT kernel and system which are their file names respectively, I have tried reinstalling the new catalyst drivers but this doesnt seem to make any difference. this is as far as I have gone

the minidump is uploded
the age of my system now is approximately 2 and half years - I have also considered updating my motherboard e.g flash bios and update chipset drivers but I do not know if this will make any difference.

Any thoughts or opinions will be greatly appreciated . Thank you

A:BSOD, system_service_exception when starting steam games.

I have a very similar issue while streaming, NTOSKRNL.EXE --- have you had any luck? I am running intel/nvidia however.

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Hi I had a 480g ssd it was stolen I have a nvida gt740 8 gig of ram windows 7 a duo core 3.0 ghz CPU all my games played pretty good before my ssd was stolen but now I got a 150 gig hhd and none of my games play state of decay dayz contagion h1z1 arms2 none of them played with my ssd none of them will play I tried re-installing them verifying the integrity of the games on steam and still no luck

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Whenever I install a game on steam, I get BSOD everytime. maybe ill get in 10% of a installation before I crash. I have rolled back and updated my graphics driver to test if that was it but to no avail

Manufacturer: MSI
Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz
Installed memory: 4.00GB DDRIII
System type: 64 bit operating system Windows 7 Home Premium service pack 1
VGA: NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M / 1GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB 7200RPM

Not sure if this is how you send a dump file, so you can help me. Not exactly good at this sort of stuff. Thank you for any help given.

A:Solved: BSOD when I install Steam games

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Hi all,

First time poster, so sorry if i've done anything wrong please advise me and i'll make any required edits.

I've gotten a couple of BSOD's today, just when downloading a particularly big steam game. I've been skyping, online gaming fine etc. but it's happened twice now just downloading this game (Witcher 2, if you're interested!)

I've followed the instructions to attach the BSOD log files. I'd really appreciate any advice you could give.


A:BSOD - Possibly when downloading Steam Games

Hello, and welcome to SevenForums!

This BSOD is being caused by your Intel processor.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: fffffa800a2f0028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000be200000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 000000000005110a, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debugging Details:
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_GenuineIntel



PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe


fffff800`00ba8a98 fffff800`03600a3b : 00000000`00000124 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0a2f0028 00000000`be200000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`00ba8aa0 fffff800`03192b13 : 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`0a2bc4b0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0a2bc500 : hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1e3
fffff800`00ba8ae0 fffff800`03... Read more

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About 5 days ago, I started having this weird problem which only affects Source Engine games, such as CS:GO, CSS and TF2.
Whenever I connect to any server, the load screen takes a really long time and then when I get into the game, I get as much as 90% packet loss, and I have no idea why. This only occurs on this one network The weirdest thing is that this packet loss only occurs on my PC, and only on Source Engine games/Steam games. I can connect to servers in other non-Steam games without any problems. I attempted to join the same server in CS:GO on my laptop and my PC using the exact same wired connection and had no problems on the laptop whatsoever. I've also looked in my router settings to see if there is anything like a port being blocked, and found nothing. Here is a list of things I have already tried:

Re-installing network adapter driver,
Clearing CMOS/Resetting BIOS,
Different ethernet cable,
Re-installing Windows/reformatting.

My PC specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H
CPU - Intel i5-4670k @3.4GHz
Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
PSU - Corsair TX750

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Huge packet loss in Steam games

You could try this first.

good luck

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Hello i kno how to change graphics card on a simple game but i dont kno hot to do this on steam game can you help me? sorry for my english 

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Read the title,

Is there any way I can do this?

I prefer Ubuntu 14.04 to Windows anything other than XP.

I have a Dual Boot setup with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I would rather use my Ubuntu boot to play games, but most new games aren't compatible immediately with Wine.

Is there any way I can ignore games on Steam that I am able to/have installed on Ubuntu?

Regards in advance.

A:I want Steam to ignore Linux/SteamOS games.

You can sort them into categories, but I don't think you can sort them from OS playability, the problem with this method is that you have to go to the store page to find out if it works on Linux or not

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I got this pc a few months ago. I have been able to play blizzard games (WoW and Diablo) fine but whenever I try to play a game I have downloaded from steam (total war shogun 2 and Borderlands 2) I get a BSOD code 101
I am not very pc savvy so if the explanation on how to fix this could be as detailed and easy to follow as possible that would be appreciated.

A:BSOD Playing games from steam, code 101

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x124_AuthenticAMD =
Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try
Ok, so this is very likely to be a hardware issue. I once had this problem my self, my fix was to clean out the dust. Even though there was none veiwable i took a vacuum and cleaned it. It worked. Now check for dust, dirt etcc. Next if you have overclocked STOP and revert. Follow the posted link above it has all of the needed information. And the most likely solution to your issue. If you are still having problems, i suggest lowering v-core. This do not touch for now though.

And i also suggest running these to help diagnose hardware for any issues.

Ram : RAM - Test with Memtest86+
General hardware: Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95 ( (Three pre-set configurations are available: Small FFTs and In-place FFTs, and Blend. Small and In-place modes primarily test the FPU and the caches of the CPU, whereas the Blend mode tests everything, including the memory.)
Graphics: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark (Do the above Graphics test only with the latest drivers, and then Run it until the temperatures stop increasing; should be less then 10 minutes. If you don't see any crazy glitches or distortion on the screen, The test most likely passed. Take note if the Temperature gets too high, or you see Visual artifact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to stop the test.)

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Hey folks,

I have posted a similar post in this forum before; however, although I had received great help, the problem itself could not be solved so far.

When I connect to Steam, a program necessary to play Counterstrike, I only receive the message that I am unable to connect to the Steam Network. Since I have played the Game lots of times before in another location, I know that it works on my PC. Then I had to move into a new apartment, and that is when the problem first occurred: “Error: Could not connect to Steam Network”

I of course assumed that it had something to do with my new internet connection in the new apartment, and therefore tried all kind of things that were suggested on the internet, without any progress:

- Uninstalled and reinstalled steam (completely, including regedit)
- Deleted clientregistry.blob file, also steam.dll which I had replaced with another one uploaded by a friend
- Allowed the program access through firewall (Windows Firewall)
- Disabled firewall/removed firewall (removed AVG completely)
- Plugged laptop directly into my modem (I normally use a wired router that worked before)
- Checked/removed all programs steam says can interfere with the Steam program
- Scanning for Virus / Trojans / Malware / Spyware. (all done under safe mode)
- etc etc

Now today I went back to my old apartment complex (Still have the keys ;-) and tried to connect Steam with the old internet connection which was provided by the landlord – and, surprise! It did NO... Read more

A:Conenction problem with Steam, LimeWire, other Games

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Hey guys, i've had this problem a while now and it's bugged me enough for me to seak help

Sometimes when I connect to any of my steam games (left 4 dead, team fortress 2, counter-strike 1.6 or source) it disconnects soon after entering the server or before it's even loaded.

Sometimes this disconnects the internet completely and I have to right-click repair it to renew the IP address and stuff, then it usually works. Once i'm in a game and it doesn't disconnect soon after loading however, i can stay in there for as long as I want and switch servers. It only seems to happen when i'm loading up a server for the first time in the day or whatever.

My internet is wireless, BT Home Hub 8mb
I've got a Netgear WN121T adapter, which is suited to gaming. My signal is always Excellent or Very Good.

I've tried Port Forwarding, not sure I did it 100% right but that didn't help anyway. I've also tried putting commands into the launch options under properties on the games and that hasn't worked either.

Anyone know how to fix this? :X Thanks

A:Internet disconnects frequently with Steam Games

Is the BT Home Hub the only external device you are using for Internet?

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In the last three weeks, I've built a new rig. The specifications are as follows:

Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H
6gb RAM
XFX Radeon HD 5770
WD 160gb sata
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4ghz with stock cooler and not overclocked
Coolmax CUG 950B 950w psu
Windows 7 64bit

The Details of the Problem

While playing MW2, Rome Total War, Medieval 2 Total War, Empire Total War, the game and subsequently the computer will freeze up hard. I cannot launch task manager or alt-tab out of the window. When any of these games freeze, the sound reverts to an engine like sound that will not stop until I do a hard restart. It may be of interest to know that Elder Scrolls Oblivion does not freeze on this computer.

When I first built the computer, I used an Asus motherboard. Upon finding out that the PCI-E ports were DOA I installed this Gigabyte board. Is this problem due to Windows needing to be reinstalled? Or is it something else? I'm clueless at this point!

A:Random freezing in Windows games over Steam


Any suggestions are welcome.

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AMD Radeon Hd 7900
i5 Procceser
Windows 7 x64
8.00 Gig RAM

A:Good PC yet steam games running at 10FPS

Is this a laptop or a desktop? Have you tried to update the video drivers to see if that makes a difference? What else do you have that is running while you try to play games? You need to give some more information like: what games are getting low FPS and your PC information (make and model - or is it custom built)? We should be able to help you, just need more to troubleshoot.

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