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Windows 7: BSOD while playing games - GTA4 EFLC.exe crashes during gameplay

21 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD while playing games - GTA4 EFLC.exe crashes during gameplay

Hi all

Am currently loving playing GTA4: Episodes from Liberty City. The game runs and loads well (offline/single player), but crashes frequently during gameplay at seemingly random times. Included with my system information file is a report of one of the crashes.

I've had no luck on steam forums or elsewhere, and just can't seem to fix it myself.

Got the legit copy of GTAIV + EFLC from steam. All game files integrity verified to be correct.

Not an overheating issue, case is cool. I prefer to opt for FPS over maxxing out

Gigabyte Technology: GA-MA790X-UD4
AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 720 Processor, 3206 Mhz, 3 Core(s) (Oc'd from 2.8Ghz with custom cooling)
ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB

Computer build is around 4 years old now (except graphics card - bought 2 years ago)

All drivers updated to most recent versions manually checked using "Driver Reviewer"

I've had issues in the past with other games (around 50% of the games I've played over the past year crash DURING game-play or cause a BSOD), plus occasionally my display driver stops, glitches and sometimes recovers. Something that I can't seem to localize has been wrong with this PC for over a year, and so here I am.. please help!

Thank you in advance to all I've stressed for so long over this dang PC and it just never seems to have run smoothly... If anyone has any knowledge that could help me localize the problem to a particular component/software issue I'd greatly appreciate it + won't have to start saving for a whole new build


My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Information from the latest GTAIV EFLC crash:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: EFLC.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4bda136c
Fault Module Name: EFLC.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4bda136c
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00398dc2
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Faulting application path: G:\Program Files (x42)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City\EFLC\EFLC.exe
Faulting module path: G:\Program Files (x42)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City\EFLC\EFLC.exe
Report Id: 3b414ca2-03ea-11e2-a1e0-00241d137284
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23 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

last bump
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

dead forum?

Still having atikmdag crashes and near crashes (driver display has stopped working but recovered). Happens when watching flash videos also, have updated flash and turned hardware acceleration on and off to no result.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 BSOD while playing games - GTA4 EFLC.exe crashes during gameplay

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