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Windows 7: Bsod when trying to play games that require a graphics card


07 Jul 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Bsod when trying to play games that require a graphics card

I have been getting bsods all the time when i try to run games that require video cards, it usually bsods at a point where it trys to render 3d objects. Even though my computer specs are good enough to play them, it still occurs. only games which do not require directx(only requires generic pnp monitor), will not bsod my computer.

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07 Jul 2013   #2

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Security App
Crashes indicate Avira being a possible cause. Remove Avira and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows
MalwareBytes Free

information   Information
  • Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.

  • Update and make full scans with both separately.

Also remove Ad-aware antivirus. You shouldn't be running two real time antivirus software.
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Ad-Aware Antivirus	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Ad-Aware Antivirus	Public
Note   Note
Revo Uninstaller
Download and install Revo Uninstaller free from here: Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

Opt for "Advanced Mode" and uninstall the software (also delete the leftover registry entries).

Update the Intel Graphics driver to its latest version available: Driver Reference Table - igdkmd64.sys

Start up
Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.

Performing a Clean Startup
Startup Programs - Change

Memtest86+
Run Memtest86+ for at least 8-10 passes. It may take up to 20 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.
How to test and diagnose RAM issues with Memtest86+
Note   Note
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial in order to rule the faulty RAM stick out.

Tip   Tip
Do this test overnight.


Disk Check
For errors on your Hard drive(s): Disk Check

Heat:
-Only use the laptop on a hard surface with nothing blocking any of the vents.
-Use a laptop cooling pad if possible
-Blow out all vents with canned air (DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner or an air compressor, they can damage the components).
-Ensure that the fan comes on and is blowing air out of the vent (may not happen at startup, but should happen after using it for a while).

System Temperature

Ensure that there are no heat issues, For monitoring heat of the system use Piriform - Speccy or Hardware Monitor
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08 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey KoolKat77, I have done all the things you have suggested except for 1 thing, the graphics card. I downloaded the most recent update from intel, but i couldn't update it. It replied me with an error. Another thing is, memtest86+ returned me with 7 passes over 8 hours. And i am sure that my system is not experiencing heat issues.However, with all of this said, my computer will still bsod if it tries to render 3D objects. Here is an updated dump file if you need it.
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08 Jul 2013   #4

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Is this a desktop or a laptop?
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09 Jul 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is an Acer Aspire 4736Z laptop, which sadly means, I cannot change the video card.
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09 Jul 2013   #6

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Do you have problems otherwise or just while trying to game?
Is it under warranty?
When did you last reinstall windows on this laptop?
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09 Jul 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The bsods only occur after a few seconds of 3d rendering. Anything that is 2d or does not require a graphics card to run will not result in a bsod. My laptop is old so the warrenty is expired. My uncle brought this laptop to the computer manufacturer to update vista to windows 7 about a year ago, so there is no installation disk.
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09 Jul 2013   #8
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download. Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.

Is the computer hot during 3D rendering? Report us the heat of the computer after some 3D rendering. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Let us know the results.
BTW, a laptop with 3 GB of RAM is not a very efficient platform to render 3D.
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10 Jul 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

erm. apparently my cd drive doesnt work if i haven't booted into windows( even the button the the cd drive doesnt work) i can only eject my cds using the eject function of windows. even after changing my boot sequence to cd drive first it still doesnt work. May i use the seatools for windows instead?
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10 Jul 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

heres my speccy info
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