Sounds like solutions and predicted causes are all over the shop. Perhaps this error code is a very general one, that could be caused by a whole lot of things.
Does anyone know what BCC code 116 means?
I got it after rebooting from a disk freeze. The freeze seem to have been caused by a sort of catch22 race condition that made my computer completely un-communicative.
( I was going to save a file, started to change the name of the file I was saving to, and then decided to open my browser which had earlier crashed. I think that the startup of the browser wanted to use explorer, which was being used by the rename, so the browser could not start, nor could I return to the rename. )
So I did a hard shut down with the power supply button. The next time I started up, I got this error code.
I think that it may be caused by a file system error on my C drive so I have scheduled an error check.
Other things that are probably irrelevant...I had just uninstalled a lot of Windows Live related stuff on C. Also the display driver
/temp/cpu speed crash-due-to-load type of thing may not be completely irrelevant, since the blue screen may have occured when I went to watch a youtube video.
It seems that we have a long way to go before solving this one. The below is my full error message.
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Okay on another thread http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ode-116-a.html
someone is asserting, quite categorically that
"Bugcheck 116 is an attempt to restart your video card after a fail."
Perhaps my freeze caused some corruption on the C drive in the area where my video driver is held. I am looking at my Nvidia Controller to see if there is a way of updating drivers
from within that. Yes, the first item in the right hand window is "Download drivers and software." Updating drivers should not hurt? Perhaps I shoudl do that disk check first.
The disk check of the C Drive went smoothly during the reboot required by the driver install. No errors were found.
I am very glad I updated my video driver. Until now my computer (monitor?) had been making strange rapid clicking noises as I moved my mouse, like it were struggling to keep up with the mouse movement. Now the display is stable and silent. I would recommend video driver updates to anyone, especially if you can do it with a few clicks from the maker site with googling for drivers and or using special driver deletion software.
This thread about the BCC:Code 116 http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ode-116-a.html
refers to this very knowlegeable thread which is, I would say, the definitive BCC code thread STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
It points to the fact that a lot of things can cause a video card problem, such as a corrupted disk or corrupted system files. I am now going to try a system file scan SFC.EXE /SCANNOW
which was ignored completely!
I have not had a bsod for a while. My noob conclusion advice is scan system/C drive files and do a display driver update, before suspecting hardware problems (dust, heat etc).