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Windows 7: BSOD playing games, ntoskrnl.exe error

26 Nov 2011   #1

Win7 x64
 
 
BSOD playing games, ntoskrnl.exe error

Hi,
I could use a little help here because this is really getting on my nerves.

The problem occurs when i try to run a game. Everything goes smooth to the part when bsod appears, usally after 10-15 minutes, depending on a game im trying.

At first i thought it's video driver that is causing trouble, but after changing several of them the results didn't got any better.

My system specs:
MB: MSI K9N SLI-2F
CPU: AMD Athlon x64 6000+
MEM: 4gb (Kingmax 2x1gb + Kingston 2gb) DDR2
VGA: Powercolor HD6850
PU: Chieftec 450w
Sys: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What i tried so far:
  • Changing video card drivers (with or without control panel)
  • Reinstalling a fresh copy of windows 7
  • BlueScreenViewer shows it's ntoskrnl.exe related
  • sfc /scannow fixed some errors, but some of them still appear and can not be fixed
  • memtest86+ 4.20, 6 passes, no errors reported
  • Video Memory Stress Test v1.7, only one pass, showed no errors
  • chkdisk displayed some errors i think but they were fixed

Files attached.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Preview x64
 
 

Try to remove the 1 GB sticks and see what happens
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

Update software\driver for nVidia Ethernet Networking Driver (nForce chipset driver)


Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers


Remove Bitdefender from your system.


Download,instal,use Microsoft Security Essentials with windows firewall.


Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker You may need to run it 2-3 times to "fix" everything.


Download and install Driver Sweeper


Download the most recent software\driver for your ati AMD Graphics Drivers & Software


Uninstall
ati software\driver,restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose only AMD-Display and clean,restart in normal mode.


Install the new ati software\driver,restart.


Update
DirectX


Read very carefully the instructions and run NVIDIA/AMD Video Card - Test with OCCT
Post here the results.


Run RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Leave it to run overnight.


Finish and post back.
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26 Nov 2011   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Is your system WHQL-Certified for x64?
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26 Nov 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miki86 View Post

At first i thought it's video driver that is causing trouble, but after changing several of them the results didn't got any better.
So the PC was working 'fine' for X amount of time and then 'suddenly' started crashing?

Aside from drivers, have you installed any new hardware that would coincide with the time it started crashing?




  • Quote:
    BlueScreenViewer shows it's ntoskrnl.exe related
The system file itself is rarely/never the cause.



Quote:
sfc /scannow fixed some errors, but some of them still appear and can not be fixed
chkdisk displayed some errors i think but they were fixed
Quote:
Reinstalling a fresh copy of windows 7
Was re-install over the top, or a completely new/partition formatted installation?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #6

Win7 x64
 
 

Thank you for your fast replay.
Im trying everything that panais suggested, and will get back with results.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball
So the PC was working 'fine' for X amount of time and then 'suddenly' started crashing?
I didn't played games for some time so i couldn't notice. Windows it self is working ok, although i remember having some problems booting the system after updates were installed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball
Aside from drivers, have you installed any new hardware that would coincide with the time it started crashing?
I recenlty bought graphic card, that's the last thing i changed on my rig.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball
Was re-install over the top, or a completely new/partition formatted installation?
It was a completely new installation on a formated drive.
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27 Nov 2011   #7

Win7 x64
 
 

I updated my chipset drivers and so far i didn't got any bsod's.

Problem is solved, at least for now.

Appreciate your help.

EDIT: Nope, i got another one:

Code:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:	BlueScreen
  OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
  Locale ID:	1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:	50
  BCP1:	FFFFFFFDFFD090F0
  BCP2:	0000000000000000
  BCP3:	FFFFF800033FFEEA
  BCP4:	0000000000000005
  OS Version:	6_1_7601
  Service Pack:	1_0
  Product:	256_1
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27 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Upload the new minidumps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2011   #9

Win7 x64
 
 

Looks like it was a power problem.
I plugged in an aditional molex connector to my motherboard, i don't know how i missed that, and it's exactly for the vga stability.

Latest dump file attached.
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27 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

That additional molex is normally only needed when your running sli/crossfire to allow extra power to your pic express slots. its not needed with a single card.

maybe your 12v rail thats powering your 6pin connectors to the GPU is on the blink.
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