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Windows 7: Disk boot failure after game crash


02 Nov 2012   #1

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Disk boot failure after game crash

A while back my computer crashed when playing ARMA2. I was playing and suddenly my screen turned black but the sound kept playing. I did a hard reboot and i got a Disk Boot failure. I decide to do another hard reboot and the computer turned on normally. After this i haven't had any problems any more.

Until yesterday when i installed a new game (Dishonored) A minute into the game the same thing happened as with the ARMA2 crash. Screen turns black but sound keep playing so i did a hard reboot. I got a Disk Boot failure but after a hard reboot it is gone again. But unlike with the ARMA2 crashes this happens every time i try to play dishonoured. I reinstalled the game on a different partition of the same drive and it stilled happened although this time it let me play for about 5min. But i don't think it had anything to do with reinstalling it on different partition it seems to randomly crash within 1-5 min.

I check a few other games and they don't seem to give any problems. I also did a chkdisk of the drive the game is installed on but no problems where found. I also did a memtest86 but also no errors.

My Windows is installed on a SSD but the game itself is installed on a HDD. don't know if that matters but i thought i just add that.

So is it the game or is it the drive ?

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03 Nov 2012   #2

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IMO, I think its the SSD.

Can you reinstall windows on the HDD and try playing the games there? See if the problem reoccurs?

Also, does this happen to all other games or just these?
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05 Nov 2012   #3

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OK, here is a update. I managed to get Dishonored working by changing the AA settings or by selecting Disable desktop composition. I dont know which one.

But today i installed the BF1942 free-to-play game that has been released and the same thing happened again. Game keeps running, i can still shoot and move and hear sound but my screen turns black. So i did another hard boot only this time it took several hard boots to get past the Disk boot failure.

Game was installed on the HDD btw.

I will try to reinstall windows when i have the cd. BTW, do i have to completely remove and reinstall windows or just dual boot on the HDD? Also would i need to disconnect the SSD?

Another thing i find strange is that i don't have any problem when just shutting down and restarting my computer it does all that without any diskboot failures. It only happens when a games has crashed. If something was wrong with the SSD or HDD i would think it would always happen and not just after a crash. But i am no expert so maybe its normal.



Some extra info:

My SSD is a M4 Crucial 64GB with the latest firmware 010G.

I ran Seatools on my HDD. S.M.A.R.T, DST and Short generic all passed. Running Long Generic test right now but still has to run for 2 hours.

I also downloaded crystaldiskinfo and it told me both drives are in good condition.

I also checked the Curcial forum and read that some people are having issues with their SSD sometimes not being recognized with the new firmware. But thye don't say they are getting Diskboot failure only that their SDD isnt being recognized, so i am not sure if that is the same problem. Maybe they don't have windows installed on their SSD? http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-St...107936/page/23
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05 Nov 2012   #4

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05 Nov 2012   #5

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Well the long Generic test on the HDD also went good. So i guess there isn't anything wrong with it.
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05 Nov 2012   #6

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Please check the post above yours.
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05 Nov 2012   #7

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I take it only the SSD part(power cycle) of that thread is of importance to me ?
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05 Nov 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Origineel View Post
I take it only the SSD part(power cycle) of that thread is of importance to me ?
Yes.
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