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Windows 7: Random BSOD. Screen stuck for a while before it comes out

02 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Random BSOD. Screen stuck for a while before it comes out

I'm new here and trying to find the solution for this problem. All I know is something related to my video card but I can't determine the main cause of this problem. Any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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02 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Hello striker and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

Graphic Driver

'Probably Caused By' pointed towards your ATI driver. For making a clean install of a new driver, with out leftovers, please follow the little tutorial below. If you have any questions on it ask away.

i) Make your way to ATI Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
ii) Uninstall the one you currently have and all its extensions
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the ATI components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and download the driver


There's also some pointers to your Direct-X files. Option one is that it could be the Direct-X files. Option two is that it could be a part of the Windows system files, as Direct-X is a part of that. To be one the safe side, update your Direct-X files.

Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

SFC - Windows Corrupt

We usually ask people to do this command to check if Windows is corrupted. It's the most common used one to check if the Windows files are corrupted. If it'll find errors, it'll restore them.

Tip   Tip
If you're having a custom customization layer on your Aero, it's likely to get restored to default.

Press Start | search 'cmd' | Right-click it
| open as Admin | type SFC /SCANNOW

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Other thoughts

Clean all the dust from the Graphic Card fans. Make sure cables are tight and not in any way loose. Blow the cable pins. Stop any overclocking, it produces heat. Disable overclocking features, if any. Look for common Q&A's, changelogs and common bugs for games and your card.

Best Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the great solution you have offered. My problem is solved with your guidance and tested with few games that I previously had problem with. Really appreciate on your time solving my problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

You're certainly welcome.
Return if you're blocked by more BSODs.

- Fred.
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