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Windows 7: Can a driver update give you BSOD?

04 Nov 2011   #1
Diabolical

Window 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Can a driver update give you BSOD?

i don't know if this is possible, but can a driver update cause BSOD? because ever since i installed the latest driver update, I've been getting nothing but crashes, and BSOD at the first few seconds of BF3, every since i got the game BF3 in general my computer has been giving me problems, i never had any problem with any other game I've played until BF3... im going to investigate and experiment with different drivers to see if its the latest driver that been giving me problems if not then i guess Im going to have to post another minidump file, but what do you guys think?


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04 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diabolical View Post
i don't know if this is possible, but can a driver update cause BSOD? because ever since i installed the latest driver update, I've been getting nothing but crashes, and BSOD at the first few seconds of BF3, every since i got the game BF3 in general my computer has been giving me problems, i never had any problem with any other game I've played until BF3... im going to investigate and experiment with different drivers to see if its the latest driver that been giving me problems if not then i guess Im going to have to post another minidump file, but what do you guys think?
Yes a driver update can cause BSOD (graphics drivers often do). What driver?

I did a quick search on BF3 and win 7 BSOD and there are 174, 000 hits, I suspect F3.

Yes the mini-dump files are essential



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

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

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

The procedure:

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


To ensure minidumps are enabled:

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




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