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Windows 7: BSOD while playing Civ 5 not sure of my error number, goes by too fast


05 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
BSOD while playing Civ 5 not sure of my error number, goes by too fast

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06 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

It is much easier to find patterns, etc, when there are more than one crash.

We prefer you wait until you have at least two so that if one is corrupt the other probably wont be.




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06 Mar 2012   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Suggest you also do a System File Check {Option 2.}

Read the Tutorial carefully.
Let us know the results at the end.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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06 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have multiple mini-dumps but I am running the file check.
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06 Mar 2012   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Re the mini DMP's...



We do need the 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.

If you are overclocking STOP

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:
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* 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:
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* 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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06 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if you have your system set to automatically reboot on crashes and you have no chance to properly read the error message you can use something like this Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.
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06 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No integrity violation found. Here are my other dmp files.
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06 Mar 2012   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mwwilliams View Post
No integrity violation found. Here are my other dmp files.

Two ways we can go here. we can try to track down the misbehaving driver or we can do a clean install which probably would be faster.

Your call
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07 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Obviously I would rather find the driver if that is what it is. If I need to re-install I will. That sounds a little radical for a driver issue.
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07 Mar 2012   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mwwilliams View Post
Obviously I would rather find the driver if that is what it is. If I need to re-install I will. That sounds a little radical for a driver issue.
Most recent crash dated 3/3 was caused by memory corruption. Still an un-named driver.
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