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Windows 7: BSoD, may be centered around my video card

11 Oct 2011   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
BSoD, may be centered around my video card

I've had two Blue Screens in the past two days. Once last light while webbing with a friend and then early this morning.
Last night was the first time it happened. I was re-adjusting my webcam when the Blue Screen came. I was puzzled, but I belive it was caused when my Webcam cord tugged a little on the VGA cord since I have no cord management whatsoever.
The second came this morning, I printed out my sister's Book Report, I unplugged the printer to plug my Webcam back in, there was nothing going on wrong on the screen. I come back a few minutes later and the screen is black and there is no Hard Drive activity.
I restart the system and there is no VGA signal being picked up by the monitor. After about seven tries I got the monitor to pick up the VGA signal, after logging in I get the "Windows has recovered from an unexpected problem" screen.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes.
- an OEM or full retail version?

OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
Same as the installation.
- What is the age of OS installation?

4-5 months.



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11 Oct 2011   #2
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Nothing?
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11 Oct 2011   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I was looking at it earlier today but the results confused me. It appears that a Nvidia Graphics driver timed out from a reset. When I saw that you had a Zotac graphics card and a Nvidia sound card, I thought I'd better let someone else look at it. Now that I think about it, you're probably using Nvidia drivers for the GeForce. A reset/time out could be caused by a number of things. A loose cable is one. Also a temperature shutdown or unstable power. Make sure your cable connection is tight and run a temp/voltage monitor for a while to see if you can catch something unusual. That's about all I can offer--I already removed your dump file.
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11 Oct 2011   #4
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I was looking at it earlier today but the results confused me. It appears that a Nvidia Graphics driver timed out from a reset. When I saw that you had a Zotac graphics card and a Nvidia sound card, I thought I'd better let someone else look at it. Now that I think about it, you're probably using Nvidia drivers for the GeForce. A reset/time out could be caused by a number of things. A loose cable is one. Also a temperature shutdown or unstable power. Make sure your cable connection is tight and run a temp/voltage monitor for a while to see if you can catch something unusual. That's about all I can offer--I already removed your dump file.

I am helping someone else with the same issue right now. Same thing is happening to them. From what I have been able to understand the Nvidia Graphics driver timed out the Blue Screen.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...le-gaming.html
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11 Oct 2011   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I went to the thread and yeah, the first dump is saying the the same. Of all the temp/voltage monitors, I prefer HWiNFO64. It's accurate and you can create a log and/or create a Gadget to watch selected items. Or watch them all in a window. It's also PECI friendly and won't jam Windows (Like CoreTemp).

Quote:
VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800b544010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88011fa9d50, 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.
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12 Oct 2011   #6
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I think the culprit may be the connection of the monitor to the video card. I'm using a DVI to VGA adapter, and to my understanding, they don't like to stay on very well, often loose. the worst part is that I have to live with it due to my old LCD monitor.
As for temperature, the hottest I've seen this thing run was at 67C after playing GTAIV (I use the GPU Monitor gadget). And voltage, I would like a recommendation of voltage monitoring software, so I can see if anything trippy is going on.

Looked at HWiNFO64 and installed it. The voltage looks to be fine, it's at the stock clock.
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12 Oct 2011   #7
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

It could be the driver. Its strange that alot of poeple are having the same issue at the same time.
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12 Oct 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
I've had two Blue Screens in the past two days. Once last light while webbing with a friend and then early this morning.
Last night was the first time it happened. I was re-adjusting my webcam when the Blue Screen came. I was puzzled, but I belive it was caused when my Webcam cord tugged a little on the VGA cord since I have no cord management whatsoever.
The second came this morning, I printed out my sister's Book Report, I unplugged the printer to plug my Webcam back in, there was nothing going on wrong on the screen. I come back a few minutes later and the screen is black and there is no Hard Drive activity.
I restart the system and there is no VGA signal being picked up by the monitor. After about seven tries I got the monitor to pick up the VGA signal, after logging in I get the "Windows has recovered from an unexpected problem" screen.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
x64
- the original installed OS on the system?
Yes.
- an OEM or full retail version?

OEM
- What is the age of system (hardware)?
Same as the installation.
- What is the age of OS installation?

4-5 months.

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

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


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


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


If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.


Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.


Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.


If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.


I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps Let us know if you need help
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