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Windows 7: dxgmms1.sys BSOD - Left 4 Dead 2

01 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 32-Bit
dxgmms1.sys BSOD - Left 4 Dead 2


I recently upgraded to Windows 7 x32 from Windows XP x32
I've had the same BSOD three times now, fairly regularly, but also random

All three times it happened while playing Left 4 Dead 2.
The thing is I can't recreate it, it started about 2 months ago, but I ignored it and just let it do it's thing, but a week and a half ago it really got to me so I formatted my CPU, I assumed this would stop it... needless to say it hasn't. I don't know what it is

If it means anything... I did originally install 64Bit windows 7 on the first day it came out but my computer didn't handle it too well so I dropped down to 32Bit.

I will try literally anything because this really is beginning to bug me.

My computer spec:
Motherboard: Winfast
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
GFX: Radeon X1600 Seroes
RAM: 2x 1024 MB

Any help to stop me from getting further BSODs would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if there's any more information I need to provide to help with the troubleshooting.

Attaching Minidumps

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


4 memory dumps - STOP 0x19; STOP 0xD1; STOP 0x10E; STOP 0x8E
2 blamed on dxgmms1.sys; 2 are unknown

Can't really tell what's going on here, the Windows Debugging Tools aren't able to access symbols for your operating system files (in particular NTOSKRNL.EXE/NTKRNLMP.EXE/NTKRNLPA.EXE) from the Microsoft Symbol Server - so that makes debugging them difficult if not impossible.

Please do the following:
- activate/validate the Windows installation at Genuine Microsoft Software
- run sfc.exe /scannow to replace any problem files
- If that doesn't fix it, then wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows
- don't use "leaked"/torrent builds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 32-Bit

Did the validation
How do i do a sfc?
I've wiped the hard drive previously
and i refuse to use torrents etc.

My brother has a PC that is identical to mine in every way that is less than 15 metres away from me, yet he is working perfectly. please i need a fix?

& i assume when you say wipe the hard drive you mean format but windows 7 doesn't seem to allow you to do a full format as it keeps the old files.

The only difference between mine and my brothers PC is that he didn't install 64 bit to start with

{Attached todays minidump}
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 32-Bit

And again...

Ran a sfc and it found no problems, im beginning to think about murdering my machine with a chainsaw... anyone opposed to the thinking help me please!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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