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Windows 7: BSOD while gaming, browsing, even troubleshooting! dxgmms1.sys

15 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD while gaming, browsing, even troubleshooting! dxgmms1.sys

Hi all, thanks in advance for any help.

I've recently started having some issues with my PC while playing games. Over the past 2 or so weeks while playing Mass Effect 2+3 my computer would just reboot. No error message was given, the screen would just go black. I didn't really think much of it, as it only happened a couple times. Minidumps were disabled at this point.
I played through Dead Island after that and had a couple instances where the game force minimized itself. Again, didn't think much of it.
Then the steam sale started, so I was spending a bit more time fiddling around in steam and purchasing games. I clicked on my inventory and BAM, BSOD. This first one was the IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL error. At this point i googled and started looking for answers (since I've literally never had a BSOD since i got this computer in 2010) and activated the minidump logs.
Since then, the computer crashes sporadically. At first I thought it was a Steam related issue, but then it crashed in skyrim with dxgmms1.sys listed. So I thought maybe it was a graphics issue, so I updated the graphics driver but it still crashes after a random amunt of time in Skyrim.
I tried to run the driver verifier, but when I go to login to windows it crashes between entering my password and bringing up the desktop (no log is created for these crashes either).
After turning off driver verifier I came to your site and tried running the diagnostic tool. It errored out so I was running them one by one and it BSOD when I got to the MSINFO32 log.
I've included all of these in my attached .rar file.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Jul 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Uninstall your current antivirus as it is contributing to your BSOD's. Replace with Microsoft Security Essentials & the Free version of Malwarebytes, update and make full scans separately:
Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Malwarebytes Free
  • Do not start the trial version of MalwareBytes
You may also take a look at:
Good & Free System Security Combination
Driver concerns:

Please update these drivers to their latest, or remove the software and its drivers with Free version of Revo:

VSTCNXT6.SYS Thu Oct 16 06:52:22 2008
Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver
Driver Reference Table -VSTCNXT6.SYS

VSTBS26.SYS Thu Oct 16 06:54:06 2008
Conexant HSF_HWB2 WDM driver
Driver Reference Table -VSTBS26.SYS

VSTDPV6.SYS Thu Oct 16 06:57:45 2008
Conexant SoftK56 Modem Driver
Driver Reference Table -VSTDPV6.SYS

GEARAspiWDM.sys Mon May 18 18:17:04 2009
CD-ROM Class Filter Driver by Gear Software.[br]Also comes with iTunes
Driver Reference Table -GEARAspiWDM.sys

PxHlpa64.sys Wed Jun 24 05:16:35 2009
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)
Driver Reference Table -PxHlpa64.sys

Note   Note
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).

Make scans with -
TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US

Online Virus Scanner Eset
Reduce items at start up:
Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7

Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Your Antivirus software is basically whats just needed there.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor:
Piriform - Speccy

CPUID - HWMonitor
  • For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Pay close attention to part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"

Bugcheck
Code:
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Mon Jul 15 17:24:53.375 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:23:08.186
BugCheck 50, {fffffa8027425558, 1, fffff88004a2112b, 2}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForSubmission+a3 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x50
PROCESS_NAME:  System
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Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Mon Jul 15 14:59:32.752 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:01:38.562
BugCheck 50, {fffffa8027413e98, 1, fffff8800559a12b, 2}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceAllocationForSubmission+a3 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x50
PROCESS_NAME:  System
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Mon Jul 15 11:56:36.332 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 9:09:03.768
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800577b8f0, fffff88002943748, fffff88002942fa0}
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_MEMORY_SEGMENT::EvictResource+ff0 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x7E
PROCESS_NAME:  System
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
Built by: 7601.18113.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
Debug session time: Sun Jul 14 23:11:40.269 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 7:18:18.080
BugCheck A, {20000001, 2, 0, fffff800031b4f53}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!PpmPerfRecordUtility+163 )
BUGCHECK_STR:  0xA
PROCESS_NAME:  System
ииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииииии``
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply!
Ok, I've done pretty much all as instructed.
Avast! is gone, with MSE installed instead. Full scans done by MSE and Malwarebytes (some objects were found and removed)
As for the drivers, I uninstalled my 56k modem completely as I couldn't find updated drivers (I did this in device manager, is there a way to do this in Revo if it doesnt show as a program?). I updated the GEARA driver, but wasn't able to find the Sonic one...
I scanned with Kaspersky, it found 2 medium level objects, but recommended that I skip them.
I scanned with ESET, it found nothing.
I greatly reduced the number of startup items I have.
Here's my Speccy screen:
Attachment 276717
I was able to run 2 passes on my memory yesterday without errors, I will run Memtest longer today.

After all this I was in steam for about 3 minutes and it BSOD restarted, so it doesnt look like I've found it yet...

Lastly, here are my updated diagnostic files.
Attachment 276716
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Jul 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Upload a screenshot using:
CrystalDiskInfo
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Test your Hard Drive by running:
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Use the System File Checker tool and Run Disk Check:
Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

Run Disk Check in Windows 7 for Bad Sectors & Errors
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Okay well I am repeatedly asking that cause the BSOD's you are getting 7A and F4 are related to storage device.

From John Carrona's BSOD index: STOP 0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR BSOD Index

Usual causes: Memory, Paging file corruption, File system, Hard drive, Cabling, Virus infection, Improperly seated cards, BIOS, Bad motherboard, Missing Service Pack

STOP 0x000000F4: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION BSOD Index
Usual causes:

F4 does not have any usual causes but still related to storage in almost all threads we've solved up to now.

Based on this I am giving you a few links you could go through for a possible solution:
How to Test your Hard Disk Drive for Problems
5 Signs Your Hard Drive Lifetime is Ending & What To Do
Testing a computer hard drive for failures.


Windows Defender Offline: How to Use Windows Defender Offline

Let us know your findings, good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Aha!
Well kinda...
sfc /scannow ran one time and said there were corrupt files. So, I tried to run it again.
Twice in a row it BSOD at 19%, so I'm thinking that must be part of the problem...
HDD tested out fine, no issues or errors reported tho.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2013   #6

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Please post a snip with CrystalDiskInfo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Will post that first thing in the morning.
I couldn't get it to finish the SFC scan so I started trying different things and ended up doing a complete re-install of the OS.
Unfortunately the BSOD is still happening, maybe even more than before and the OS is still pretty stripped.
This should mean it's hardware related right?
Right now I have it running a memtest overnight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hranick View Post
Will post that first thing in the morning.
I couldn't get it to finish the SFC scan so I started trying different things and ended up doing a complete re-install of the OS.
Unfortunately the BSOD is still happening, maybe even more than before and the OS is still pretty stripped.
This should mean it's hardware related right?
Right now I have it running a memtest overnight.
I believe it is.

You could also use these links:
Thermal Paste and How To Use It | techPowerUp
Avoid Static Damage to Your PC | PCWorld
Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum
Basic computer troubleshooting
How To Clear CMOS
How to clean your PC of dust and dirt
How to clean a computer

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, so I haven't been able to get that crystal disk screen but I'm pretty sure it's not the hardrive. I spent today swapping components 1 by 1 to try to find the root of the issue. I swapped vid cards with diff drivers, still bsod. Brand new memory sticks, still bsod. Brand new HDD, still bsod. I bought and applied fresh thermal gel, still bsod. The only things I haven't swapped are the psu (it's only a few months old, and it's supposedly a high quality one), the mobo and the processor.I'm gonna pick up a mobo to try tomorrow, but this is driving me nuts!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2013   #10

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Good luck with that.

BTW, were/are you overclocking any hardware?
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