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Windows 7: Random BSOD while doing nothing, after startup, playing games

28 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Random BSOD while doing nothing, after startup, playing games

Recently, my computer has started freezing up more often, sometimes it gives out a 'dragged-out' sound before dying(in typical BSoD's) and sometimes it doesn't. Seldom do I get a BSoD file/problem alert from it if it freezes up.

The freezing up/BSoD may happen anytime, sometimes right after start-up, while playing games(league of legends), or just surfing the web.

In addition, sometimes, when I start-up, my computer fails to detect the graphic card, and I need to plug the video cable from my graphics card to the motherboard to see the screen.

Do kindly tell if you need any other information.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

Bug check 116, go through STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Did you try another graphics card on the computer and seen if it crashes? Does the motherboard have on-board VGA slot? How does it work if connected there?

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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8005ff41b0, fffff88013bca630, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

Followup: MachineOwner

0: kd> !analyze -v
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8005ff41b0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88013bca630, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:

fffff880`13bca630 ??              ???






fffff880`009a9c10 fffff800`0357ae5a : fffffa80`039cf300 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`039cf890 fffff800`032d4d19 : nt!MmZeroPageThread+0x5e0
fffff880`009a9d40 fffff800`032d4d26 : fffff800`03456e80 fffffa80`039cf300 fffff800`03464cc0 00000000`00000000 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`009a9d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`009aa000 fffff880`009a4000 fffff880`009a7700 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiStartSystemThread+0x16



FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: Unknown_Module

IMAGE_NAME:  Unknown_Image




Followup: MachineOwner
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I only have a PCI 2 slot for the graphics card, no specific VGA slot, neither do I have another graphics card to test it at hand

I belive I'm using a BIOSTAR A780L3G(read off the label on the board (A78LBM3S R01P 1019) and googled it).

I've ran the FurMark Test.. my system froze after minute or so after I stopped the FurMark Test(I was afraid of damaging the hardware and stopped it as it was reaching 70 C) - the temperature was 52C when it froze.

Nothing wrong was found with sfc.exe /scannow

Prime95 TortureTest was ran for 9h19mins with 389,343 & 381 tests on each processor, 0 errors & warnings.

I'll try the HD diagnostic when i come back from school later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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