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Windows 7: BSOD while playing games Locale ID 2057.

01 Jun 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


Thanks to jcgriff2:
Bring up elevated Admin cmd prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | "Run as Administrator" | type/ paste the following -
where /r c:\ /f /t AODDrive*.* > 0 & start notepad 0
It may take a few minutes.

A Notepad will open wth the results.
Please post the results here.

Beyond that, try the video tests here: Additional Hardware Diagnostics

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02 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 64 bit


53888 05/03/2012 16:04:30 "c:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\aoddriver2.sys"

I'm gonna try some of the video tests you suggested and report back.
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02 Jun 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


OK, try this to get rid of the bugger!:
If AODDriver2.sys is still present and the software/device isn't present and the driver isn't needed - then please do this:

- create a System Restore point.
- create a System Repair disc and ensure that it works. To do this, go to Start...All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc
- uninstall all ATI video stuff using Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program (this may make the next 3 steps unnecessary - if so, just continue on).

- check in services.msc to see if there is an AOD service. If there is, set it to "Disabled" for the startup type.
- then disable any startups that name AODDriver2.sys using Autoruns (free from here: Autoruns for Windows )
- rename AODDriver2.sys to AODDriver2.BAD (it's probably in C:\Windows\System32\drivers)
----------01 June 2012 - Owner found AOD in C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64

- reboot and see if that fixes the problem(s). Check in C:\Windows\System32\drivers (or the other folder) to be sure that it stays renamed.
- install fresh video drivers using the procedure here: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure
DO NOT install the full Catalyst Control Center package!!!
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02 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 64 bit

Right I've done everything you said and it looks to be gone (I re ran that search for the previous post and it comes up blank).

I'll test it and report back soon.

Btw I monitored the graphics cards temperature throughout the day and it never exceeded 73 so it doesn't look like its overheating.
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03 Jun 2012   #15

Windows 7 64 bit

Nope not fixed it, I got a BSOD this morning and it crashed the computer (so I got a mini dump at least, see attached).
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03 Jun 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP


This is most likely a hardware problem - and most likely associated with your video card (although the motherboard is a possibility also). My suspicion is the video card or the mobo - but I've been wrong before!

If you've uninstalled the video drivers, and then reinstalled them according to my instructions we can probably rule out the drivers.

Run these free hardware tests: Hardware Diagnostics
Let us know the results as you run them - and we'll move on from there if you complete them without incident.

The following info is just FYI, I've already addressed the issues that I saw in the above paragraphs

- Further info on BSOD error messages available at:
- Info on how to troubleshoot BSOD's (DRAFT):
- How I do it:


amdxata.sys  Fri Mar 19 12:18:18 2010 (4BA3A3CA)
MpFilter.sys Fri Mar 09 06:05:26 2012 (4F59E3F6)
AtiPcie.sys  Tue May 05 11:00:22 2009 (4A005486)


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\FUBAR\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\060312-27175-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17803.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
Debug session time: Sun Jun  3 05:50:13.251 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:09.765
Probably caused by : hardware
BUGCHECK_STR:  0x124_AuthenticAMD
Bugcheck code 00000124
Arguments 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`04fc6038 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000
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03 Jun 2012   #17

Windows 7 64 bit

I've run the other tests and got no errors back from all of them any other ideas?
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04 Jun 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP


Please ensure that you've run all of the tests - as the next step involves hardware stripdown and is a genuine PITA!

Here's my suggestions: Sysnative Forums - usasma's blog
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04 Jun 2012   #19

Windows 7 64 bit

Unfortunately I have run all the test I will starting going through the steps shown in your blog and report back.
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24 Jun 2012   #20

Windows 7 64 bit

Right i've tried everything you said and came out with nothing

So I decided I would bite the bullet and bought a new GFX card.

It's been running three days now without problems so I can only assume it was my old GFX card, thanks again for your help with all this.
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