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Windows 7: BSOD while playing games, possible graphics card fault?

13 Sep 2014   #1
Koravel

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
BSOD while playing games, possible graphics card fault?

So while I'm in the middle of enjoying my library of games, like TF2, WoW, and TES 5: Skyrim, my screen flickers and an error notification pops up, saying my graphics card recovered from an error, several times and then my computer bluescreens and does a physical memory dump cycle before restarting

There's also an array of artifacts (or "ghosts", as my circle of friends have started calling them) that keep flickering all around the screen, which has been going on for awhile, but i've just been ignoring it as a mild inconvenience up until now.

Do I need to get a new graphics card before this is fixed, or is something else the problem?


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13 Sep 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
This BSOD is pointing Towards your GFX Drivers, try updating them and removing catalyst control center.
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13 Sep 2014   #3
Koravel

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Well, I reupdated my driver, but i can't find catalyst on my computer
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14 Sep 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay, have the BSOD's continued ?
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26 Sep 2014   #5
Koravel

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Yep, still had the same problems.

On top of that, about 2 days ago, my computer froze while continuing attempts at playing games, so I attempted a hard reset. But after turning the computer back on, my main hard drive failed to start up and read as unbootable and one of my secondary hard drives couldn't communicate with the rest of the system.

It is most unfortunate.
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30 Sep 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Have you been able to boot your system since?

Maybe we should try to diagnose your Harddrive first.
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