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Windows 7: BSOD starting all games. Definitely hardware/GPU related.

29 Aug 2012   #1
innaj

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BSOD starting all games. Definitely hardware/GPU related.

The problem started yesterday while I tried to run Counter-Strike Global Offensive by launching it with the ESEA client and got a BSOD.
At first I thought it was a CS:GO related problem as the game is relatively new and there were GPU problems in the past when the game was beta (I have a NVIDIA GTX560M on a Qosmio x775).
Following forums I figured I may have to flash BIOS and update graphics card drivers. However, despite these updates I kept BSOD'ing every time while trying to launch the game.
Taking my research further I realized the computer would crash while starting ANY game. Even opening the NVIDIA client to change 3d settings led to a BSOD. After a lot of frustration and futile updates, I thought perhaps it was an overheating issue and left the laptop off for the night with all USB ports unplugged.

At first, today seemed good since I was able to go through 3d settings in the NVIDIA control panel with no crash. But, while returning to the original game that caused problems (CS:GO), I got a bluescreen again.

I really need to know what is going on as I haven't the faintest clue. I've attached a diagnostic error report of one of the crashes (there have been many) and I am willing to provide any extra information just as long as I get some responses!

Please help me on this and I will shower you with beneficence, goodwill, and many internet points.

Edit: I found out there is one more graphics card driver to be downloaded and to update the system. Please be patient for a few minutes I'll re-report. I'm sorry for the blatant oversight.

Edit 2: Actually it appears that NVIDIA continues to tell me to update the driver to 301.42 even though I already have it installed. I hope this helps in figuring out what the issue is, I'm guessing a faulty driver? Should I update Intel display drivers by chance? Also Minecraft, DeuxEx Human Revolution, and Medieval Total War II are all confirmed BSOD's as well.


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29 Aug 2012   #2
innaj

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Does anyone have an idea?
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29 Aug 2012   #3
innaj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Further updates.

Shutting down will sometimes freeze up, leading to me having to manually power off the laptop. I've tried system restore once but it says the restore failed and ahtrx.sys driver could not be loaded. So is this still a hardware issue with the GPU or something to do with the Atheros wlan card? Why would this be related to games then?
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29 Aug 2012   #4
innaj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can someone check the dump error report and tell me what the issue is please?
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 BSOD starting all games. Definitely hardware/GPU related.




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