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Windows 7: BSOD playing games with Steam. Multiple error messages.

24 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
BSOD playing games with Steam. Multiple error messages.

Since last weeks I've had multiple BSOD's and it seems to happen mostly while I play games through steam. Games like GTA4, The witcher 2 and Sleeping dogs cause the crashes while I for some reason can play Shogun Total war 2 for hours without problems. Games that are not connected to steam, like Battlefield 3, seems to work good as well. I don't have any cd/dvd tools like Daemon tools installed. I would be very grateful if someone could help me with this problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Hello Kwandao and welcome to Sevenforums.

Have you tried to disable the Steam Overlay? To do this-
* Launch Steam and click on the "Settings" button. Click on the "In-Game Settings" tab.
* Uncheck the box next to "Enable Steam Community In-Game" and click OK.
* Disable the Steam Overlay on specific games only by right-clicking on the game title, click on "Properties" and uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game" in the "General" tab.

BSOD Analyse


Different culprits pointed towards your ATI Graphics Driver. Driver Sweeper will ensure that you'd have a clean install at the end of the procedure, and by that no leftover files that'd bork the system.

* Make your way to ATI Drivers - Downloads and download the latest driver for your card, save it to your desktop for instance
* Uninstall the Graphic driver you currently have and all its extensions (do not reboot yet)
* Download Driver Sweeper
* Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your START
* Select all the ATI components and analyse them
* Clean them, head into Windows without internet and install the driver you've downloaded previously


* Have you updated your directX recently?
* What's your temperatures just before a crash?
* Does the crashes only happen on demanding games?
* Have you checked threads on Steams Forums?

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

Drivers, 3rd party

amdiox64.sys                Thu Feb 18 16:17:53 2010 (4B7D5A21)
amdxata.sys                 Fri Mar 19 17:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
AODDriver2.sys              Tue Mar  6 10:55:00 2012 (4F55DEF4)
ASACPI.sys                  Thu Jul 16 05:31:29 2009 (4A5E9F11)
AsIO.sys                    Mon Aug  3 09:03:16 2009 (4A768BB4)
AsUpIO.sys                  Mon Jul  6 04:21:38 2009 (4A515FB2)
BazisVirtualCDBus.sys       Sun Jun 19 15:36:09 2011 (4DFDFB49)

**************************Wed Aug 22 14:15:51.648 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************

ASACPI.sys Thu Jul 16 05:31:29 2009 (4A5E9F11)

Number one BSOD Causer within Windows Seven. It belongs to-
Driver description---
Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7). Also a part of the Asus PCProbe and AISuite Utilities
Update/Uninstall it.

Crash dump summary

**************************Fri Aug 24 12:58:54.436 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880053abcf7, fffff880069cc6a8, fffff880069cbf00}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForPreparation+2b )
**************************Wed Aug 22 14:15:51.648 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 50, {fffff900c44b8018, 1, fffff9600014a316, 0}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgShareLock+72 )
**************************Tue Aug 21 14:56:14.630 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck 4E, {2, 224dd4, 22ffff, ffff}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiUnlinkPageFromLockedList+8d )
**************************Mon Aug 20 11:51:39.116 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck C2, {7, 109b, 41f000d, fffffa8008eb0260}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::CloseOneAllocation+275 )
**************************Mon Aug 20 08:45:45.715 2012 (UTC + 2:00)**************************
BugCheck C2, {b, fffffa8007fd22a0, 0, fffffa8007fd2bb0}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::CloseOneAllocation+275 )
Best Regards,
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