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Windows 7: BSOD whenever playing a game, multiple different errors

20 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
BSOD whenever playing a game, multiple different errors

Is Windows 7 . . . - x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
64 bit - the original installed OS on the system?
- an OEM or full retail version?
full retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer - What is the age of system (hardware)?
1.5 years
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
1.5 years

Basically I've been having this problem recently where if I play a game for too long, I'll get a BSOD crash. Happens with skyrim, portal 2, and now ToR. I think my RAM is faulty, so I ordered new RAM (hasn't come in the mail yet), but I've been getting errors like "Attempt to reset the video driver failed." Any advice?

Memtest had about 10 errors in the first 4%, hence why I ordered new RAM. If I run verifier I can't even start up windows without a BSOD

Edit: I should add that I never used to have these problems, but about a month ago it started happening with skyrim, then it happened on portal, and now on ToR. I can play the game for 10-20 minutes before a crash. They're coming more frequently now though.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Couple of issues

These were caused by a memory exception. Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.


*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:

- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.

If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Second Old drivers

irsir.sys    1/19/2008 1:36:11 AM        fffff880`07200000    fffff880`0720c000        0x0000c000    0x47919a5b                    
Sahdad64.sys    10/27/2008 10:56:11 PM        fffff880`017f2000    fffff880`017fd000        0x0000b000    0x49068d5b                    
Saibad64.sys    10/27/2008 10:56:15 PM        fffff880`01662000    fffff880`0166b000        0x00009000    0x49068d5f                    
SaibVdAd64.sys    10/27/2008 10:56:20 PM        fffff880`03e1a000    fffff880`03e24000        0x0000a000    0x49068d64                    
hamachi.sys    2/19/2009 5:36:41 AM        fffff880`08085000    fffff880`08090000        0x0000b000    0x499d3639                    
Rt64win7.sys    2/26/2009 4:04:13 AM        fffff880`07d78000    fffff880`07daa000        0x00032000    0x49a65b0d                    
NuidFltr.sys    5/8/2009 3:53:31 AM        fffff880`02dec000    fffff880`02df5000        0x00009000    0x4a03f30b
How To Find 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.
- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: Drivers and Downloads

HInt:::: Your uptime for most of these drivers is over 2-3 days. If you reboot once a day it will eliminate many problems.
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