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Windows 7: Constant BSOD after few minutes of gameplay of BF3, TF2


11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Constant BSOD after few minutes of gameplay of BF3, TF2

I've just began to get BSODs after playing these video games, and I have no idea why I'm getting these problems. I personally and not familiar with reading dump files, and it'd be great if someone could provide me with some insight as to what's happening while I get the BSODs.

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11 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank2368 View Post
I've just began to get BSODs after playing these video games, and I have no idea why I'm getting these problems. I personally and not familiar with reading dump files, and it'd be great if someone could provide me with some insight as to what's happening while I get the BSODs.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!



1-Memtest.
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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+



2-Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


Further Reading
Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users


ALSO

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

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

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads http://duplexsecure.com/faq

when you're done you can use this Freeware:

MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM (MagicDisc) in its place

http://www.magiciso.com/download.htm
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11 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I will do these tests. I thought it was definitely my beta video card driver, but I didn't know for sure. I'll find out after I do the tests I guess!
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11 Dec 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank2368 View Post
Thanks, I will do these tests. I thought it was definitely my beta video card driver, but I didn't know for sure. I'll find out after I do the tests I guess!
Didnt point towards your video driver but the tests will tell.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank2368 View Post
Thanks, I will do these tests. I thought it was definitely my beta video card driver, but I didn't know for sure. I'll find out after I do the tests I guess!
Didnt point towards your video driver but the tests will tell.
Can I simply mount the ISO on MagicISO and boot with it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank2368 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank2368 View Post
Thanks, I will do these tests. I thought it was definitely my beta video card driver, but I didn't know for sure. I'll find out after I do the tests I guess!
Didnt point towards your video driver but the tests will tell.
Can I simply mount the ISO on MagicISO and boot with it?
Um what ISO?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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