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Windows 7: BSOD's while playing Test Drive Unlimited 2


09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
BSOD's while playing Test Drive Unlimited 2

There is a lot of random BSOD's whilst playing Test Drive Unlimited 2, Windows Error reporting, shows a lot of video hardware errors, tested same system with Burnout Paradise and Just Cause 2 but it works fine, normal browsing, movies and music listening also works without issue. Any ideas?

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09 Jun 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by novachaos View Post
There is a lot of random BSOD's whilst playing Test Drive Unlimited 2, Windows Error reporting, shows a lot of video hardware errors, tested same system with Burnout Paradise and Just Cause 2 but it works fine, normal browsing, movies and music listening also works without issue. Any ideas?
Several problems

1-ASACPI.SYS a major cause of BSOD's in the 2005 rev.

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).


2-SPTD.SYS the second biggest cause used by daemon tools and alcohol120

Remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done:DuplexSecure - Downloads

You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

3-Old drivers needing updating (ASACPI.SYS and audio driver at least)

Code:
ASACPI.sys    3/27/2005 10:30:36 PM        fffff880`047f8000    fffff880`04800000    0x00008000    0x42476c4c                        
ctac32k.sys    7/2/2008 4:38:22 AM        fffff880`050e9000    fffff880`05197000    0x000ae000    0x486b3e7e                        
AsUpIO.sys    7/5/2009 10:21:38 PM        fffff880`0450e000    fffff880`04514000    0x00006000    0x4a515fb2
How To Find Drivers:
Quote:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads
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10 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you very much seems to have fixed it, just been on the game for three hours with no issues, fingers crossed.
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10 Jun 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by novachaos View Post
Thank you very much seems to have fixed it, just been on the game for three hours with no issues, fingers crossed.

Mp let us know if you need further assistance.

Ken
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