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Windows 7: Random BSODs while gaming


03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Random BSODs while gaming

So this has been happening to me a lot lately. I have no clue why. I game all the time on my computer, but as of recently I have been experiencing tons of BSODs. They are always completely random. It can happen in any game, even emulated sega games.

I haven't recently installed any new hardware whatsoever. Nothing. I used to have my graphics card overclocked, but I changed back the settings to see if that was the problem, and it still happens. I have updated my graphics drivers to the latest also.

My system specs are below.

Crash dump is in zip. I'm at a loss on this one.

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03 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Ok well for the first time while playing a game a couple minutes ago, instead of a BSOD, the computer just restarted itself.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My first guess would be a heat problem. Did you check the temps? You can use Core Temp ( Core Temp ). It minimizes to the task tray (notification area). That way you can watch the temps all the time.
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Both cores are running at about 60C under load of about 80%

Pretty high. I'm going to apply some new thermal paste. I have some artic 5 sitting around (if I can find it)
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03 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Unfortunately this is gonna be difficult because you're still using the Release Candidate. There aren't any symbols for the debugger to work with.

Please do this in order to give us more info:
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MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type "msinfo32 /nfo C:\Users\Public\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to the C:\Users\Public\Desktop directory to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.
The dump file blames amdk8.sys - a processor driver. It's unlike that this would be the cause.

Next, Please update or remove these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager. Please use the following instructions to locate the most current drivers:
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How To Find Updated Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
Here's the older drivers:
Code:
92e18000 92e28e80   adfs     adfs.SYS     Thu Aug 14 10:57:15 2008 (48A447CB)
9f609000 9f618000   AmdLLD   AmdLLD.sys   Fri Jun 29 15:47:32 2007 (468561D4)
91e04000 91f5ad80   cmudax3  cmudax3.sys  Wed Jun 27 23:43:36 2007 (46832E68)
8b8cd000 8b8d1300   hotcore3 hotcore3.sys Mon Jan 21 08:33:06 2008 (47949F12)
91f8e000 91f99000   irsir    irsir.sys    Sat Jan 19 00:55:21 2008 (479190C9)
936cd000 936da000   libusb0  libusb0.sys  Tue Mar 20 06:33:27 2007 (45FFB877)
9f6b7000 9f6c1000   secdrv   secdrv.SYS   Wed Sep 13 09:18:32 2006 (45080528)
91360000 91366000   StarOpen StarOpen.SYS Tue Jun 27 15:15:56 2006 (44A183EC)
9154a000 91574000   TotRec7  TotRec7.sys  Mon Oct 20 10:27:27 2008 (48FC954F)
91fd4000 91fdb000   vncmirror vncmirror.sys Fri Mar 14 13:42:46 2008 (47DAB916)
Once the drivers are updated, wait to see if you get more BSOD's.
If you do, post back with them and we'll see where to go from there.

Summary of the BSOD:
Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
Built by: 7100.0.x86fre.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700
Debug session time: Sun Jan  3 13:26:19.961 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 1 days 18:54:57.936
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntkrnlpa.exe
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for halmacpi.dll
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for halmacpi.dll
BugCheck 7F, {d, 0, 0, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for amdk8.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for amdk8.sys
Probably caused by : amdk8.sys ( amdk8+1bb6 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID:  VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Heres the requested file. Will do what you said now.

EDIT: Finding drivers for those seems to be, well...impossible

Searching in google leads to nothing.
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03 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Max Temps of the 6000+ are 55-63.

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom?, AMD Athlon? FX, AMD Athlon? X2 Dual-Core, AMD Athlon?, and AMD Sempron? Processor

I would say ideal you'd want to see 55Cish or so under a load (gaming)

May just need to get some better airflow going to it
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03 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Max Temps of the 6000+ are 55-63.

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom?, AMD Athlon? FX, AMD Athlon? X2 Dual-Core, AMD Athlon?, and AMD Sempron? Processor

I would say ideal you'd want to see 55Cish or so under a load (gaming)

May just need to get some better airflow going to it
I don't think its an airflow problem. My case has great airflow. I can't seem to find my thermal paste though.....
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03 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

This really sucks until I fix this. My computer is used mainly for gaming, and its impossible as of right now because of the BSODs I get while doing so.
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03 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You'll know the older drivers better than I will (they're installed on your system).

Here's my best guess as to what they are:
adfs.SYS Thu Aug 14 10:57:15 2008 - Adobe Drive File System Driver
AmdLLD.sys Fri Jun 29 15:47:32 2007 - AMD Low Level Device Driver
cmudax3.sys Wed Jun 27 23:43:36 2007 - C-Media Audio WDM Driver
hotcore3.sys Mon Jan 21 08:33:06 2008 - Paragon Hot Backup
irsir.sys Sat Jan 19 00:55:21 2008 - Windows Vista Infrared Driver (visit Windows Update)
libusb0.sys Tue Mar 20 06:33:27 2007 - USB Library files for multiple open source projects
StarOpen.SYS Tue Jun 27 15:15:56 2006 - The process belongs to the software StarOpen or VideoNow Media Wizard or RPS Burn by Hasbro or AT&T or Verizon or Virgin Broadband.
TotRec7.sys Mon Oct 20 10:27:27 2008 - Total Recorder WDM audio driver
vncmirror.sys Fri Mar 14 13:42:46 2008 - RealVNC VNC Mirror Miniport driver
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