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Windows 7: Continuous BSOD's even after new Win7 install onto new SSD

15 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Continuous BSOD's even after new Win7 install onto new SSD

It's been a long time since I've been on this website, think it was over some Windows live junk, but chea. So I'm not really sure what is causing the issue, I was lead to believe my old SSD was giving out on me along with perhaps a mishap with an update to newer drivers of ATI 5xxx HD graphic cards. But alas after trying to do what i could, i eventually gave up noticing i was running low on SSD space from my 60GB and reinstalled onto a 120GB after getting fed up with the BSOD's on that. So, i moved onto the next, got it all up and running, but it seems something is wrong with it as well and i can't exactly pinpoint it and i've forgotten how to read memory dumps correctly so here I am again at this great community to fix this thing again.
( As for issues i've run into, seems like playing League of Legends will result in a BSOD here and there while in game, sometimes just browsing on firefox 13 here and there results in my computer starting to freeze up and going black with a rare glimpse of my desktop or things on it before going black again with the mouse unresponsive, etc. But regardless of those two, sometimes it'll just flat out BSOD. )

Quick tidbits :
  • x64
  • Retail
  • Hardware? About 2 years i believe.
  • OS install date? Few days ago, Sunday the 10th.
Any other information or Screen caps, I can give, just let me know ~

- Rei

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Problematic Software:
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You do not have all Windows Updates installed. Please install any remaining updates.

All of your crashes were DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
  • If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

  • Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
  1. Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
  2. Click Start Menu
  3. Click Control Panel
  4. Click Uninstall a program
  5. For AMD:
    • Uninstall AMD Catalyst Install Manager if it is listed (this should remove all AMD graphics software and drivers)
    • If AMD Catalyst Install Manager is not listed, use the following method to uninstall the graphics drivers (this applies to onboard graphics, as well):
      1. Click Start Menu
      2. Right Click My Computer/Computer
      3. Click Manage
      4. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
      5. Expand Display adapters
      6. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
        • Right click the adapter
        • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
        • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
      1. Login as an adminstrative user
      2. Click Start Menu
      3. Click Control Panel
      4. Click Hardware and Sound
      5. Click Device Manager (the last link under Devices and Printers)
      6. Expand Display adapters
      7. Do the following for each adapter (in case you have multiple display cards)
        • Right click the adapter
        • Click Uninstall (do not click OK in the dialog box that pops up after hitting Uninstall)
        • Put a tick in Delete driver software for this device (if this option is available, otherwise just hit OK) and hit OK
  6. Restart your computer after uninstalling drivers for all display cards
  7. Install the driver you selected for the display cards once Windows starts

Remember to try multiple versions of the graphics drivers, download them fresh, and install the freshly downloaded drivers.

warning   Warning
Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

Your crashes were all 0x116 Video TDR Error crashes:

  • Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
    These are all stop 0x116 VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE conditions.

    It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception.

    Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash. As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds. If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

    If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating. Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU. Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference. If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.
    The above quote was taken from, which is linked to in usasma's thread about this error. Closely follow the first three posts of usasma's thread outlining STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting and proceed through each step. Let us know if you need further help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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