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Windows 7: Random BSoD out of nowhere

12 Dec 2011   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Random BSoD out of nowhere

I had FireFox (most recent version) open with 3 tabs, one being TinyChat, also had ManyCam running with Minecraft because I was showing a few friends my Minecraft creations.
My friends then said my cam had frozen, I look at TinyChat and it had froze on their screen, but not on mine. I then Stop Broadcasting and 10 seconds later I have a BSoD. It said "Bad Foot Head" or something like that, but please check my logs to see the cause of this.
I also looked into Event Viewer and found this error that I think may be related.

- 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)?
Almost 6 months.
- What is the age of OS installation
Same age as System/Hardware.



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12 Dec 2011   #2
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

For the Event Viewer issue, see Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log after you install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

The blue screen was caused by your webcam driver, as you seem to have guessed, and the driver appears to be older than Windows 7 (though debugger could not properly verify the age of the driver, so it may be incorrect). To find the age of the driver, go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and look for ManyCam_x64.sys Recommend updating the driver if it is indeed as old as 2008. You could try updating anyway to prevent future issues. Good luck!
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12 Dec 2011   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I bought the webcam for $20 at a Target store, it is made by Microsoft, but also an old version and on the package only had "Designed for Windows XP" and nothing about Vista and 7 on the packaging. It is also plug & play, no driver CD. Maybe it is time to buy a newer webcam?
And aslo about the Event Viewer, that is odd, this machine had SP1 pre-installed with the OS.
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12 Dec 2011   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Manycam actually appears to be some kind of software. Try finding a newer version. It was probably webcam related, but not actually due to the webcam.
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12 Dec 2011   #5
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ManyCam is indeed a Webcam software that I installed about 30 minutes before the BSoD, it allows me to show my desktop as my webcam or a picture in my pictures folder. I downloaded it from Cnet.
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12 Dec 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
ManyCam is indeed a Webcam software that I installed about 30 minutes before the BSoD, it allows me to show my desktop as my webcam or a picture in my pictures folder. I downloaded it from Cnet.
It might be a good idea to find other software that has the same features. Getting a BSOD related to a freshly installed driver that soon after installing it is not a good sign...

Edit: Here is another option: http://download.cnet.com/Magic-Camer...productListing, though it is a little pricey...
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12 Dec 2011   #7
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I uninstalled ManyCam and am not using SplitCam which has Windows 7 Certification. So I believe it may be a better story with SplitCam.
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12 Dec 2011   #8
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
I uninstalled ManyCam and am not using SplitCam which has Windows 7 Certification. So I believe it may be a better story with SplitCam.
Alright, sounds like a good step! If you have any issues, feel free to post them.
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