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Windows 7: BSOD while playing Minecraft

13 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Build 7600
 
 
BSOD while playing Minecraft

Hello SevenForums,

I put Minecraft on a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 and proceeded to fire it up for a bit of fun. The game ran for about a minute and froze up, the screen had red "squiggly" lines about it for about 15-20 seconds then it moved to BSOD stating something about a video driver. I checked to ensure I had the latest drivers for my vid card (which I didn't at the time) and updated it. The same thing happened after firing it up again, it lasted about a minute and crashed in the same manor. I will admit that I'm not a professional myself when it comes to drivers, so perhaps I updated it wrong (didn't remove the previous version properly before updating) or perhaps I didn't do something else?

Anyway, system specs:

As stated OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 build 7600 - only OS on this drive ever and is the full retail version.

CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core Processor 2.6GHz

Motherboard: MSI 785GT-E63

Memory: 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda

...Really don't know if this is overkill or not, but there it is. This system (to me) is older than I would like to be running but the motherboard had to be replaced a few months back (why I'm stuck with the MSI board) as the old one killed over on me.

I have attached the BSOD information I got from Windows NT6 BSOD and perfmon /report information to this post.

Thanks in advance for any insight to this problem,

Gorgatron

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13 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gorgatron View Post
Hello SevenForums,

I put Minecraft on a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 and proceeded to fire it up for a bit of fun. The game ran for about a minute and froze up, the screen had red "squiggly" lines about it for about 15-20 seconds then it moved to BSOD stating something about a video driver. I checked to ensure I had the latest drivers for my vid card (which I didn't at the time) and updated it. The same thing happened after firing it up again, it lasted about a minute and crashed in the same manor. I will admit that I'm not a professional myself when it comes to drivers, so perhaps I updated it wrong (didn't remove the previous version properly before updating) or perhaps I didn't do something else?

Anyway, system specs:

As stated OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 build 7600 - only OS on this drive ever and is the full retail version.

CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core Processor 2.6GHz

Motherboard: MSI 785GT-E63

Memory: 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda

...Really don't know if this is overkill or not, but there it is. This system (to me) is older than I would like to be running but the motherboard had to be replaced a few months back (why I'm stuck with the MSI board) as the old one killed over on me.

I have attached the BSOD information I got from Windows NT6 BSOD and perfmon /report information to this post.

Thanks in advance for any insight to this problem,

Gorgatron

This one was Related to nvlddmkm.sys nVidia Display Driver.. Please re-install with newest available using this method.

Since yours is fairly current you may have to roll back a couple of revs to a stable version


Also of note I would remove Avast and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials

http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear5.exe

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Build 7600
 
 

Just wanted to update this and let everyone know that the problem was the video card itself. I attempted the nvlddmkm.sys fix and the same thing would happen. I then started to get the video errors when just loading into windows, so I opened up the case to check on the video card. Even after being off for the night when I tested it this morning (10 min after being on) it was hot to the touch. I didn't bother with any internal temp readings and just removed the card and drivers for it and went with on board chipset. So far I haven't had any trouble after card removal, so thanks for the help zigzag3143 and good luck to you other BSOD'ers.
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14 Aug 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

My pleasure and glad you are working. Thanks for the update it will help others.
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