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Windows 7: BSOD when opening programs/win32k.sys ...

24 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
BSOD when opening programs/win32k.sys ...

First time as far as I know having these win32k.sys crashes, but they happen constantly now if I try to open programs (chrome opens, which is awesome and also terrible because I'm scared to open anything else..)

(to help illustrate the time frame, starting at 9:04 with the first launcher crash)
The first time I got the crash i was patching Path of Exiles , and it BSOD'd during the installer which was weird. Well I restart and rerun the patcher, cant run it because it's got a corrupted pak file so I never it took me awhile to get it back up (had to delete the 5gb pak file finally) got patcher back up, and soon enough...another BSOD. I figured it was overheating or something so I tried it again. crash again. Then I stopped that and tried to run miranda64 (chat client) another crash. Then I tried to run SW Update, Samsung's software update service, another crash..

Okay, just crashed again, restarted opened chrome and then crashed as I was doing it might be totally random/not relative to what I open, but maybe just on luck...I doubt all that but I'm sure something is telling here. Also, I can see the above image is blank, but when I try and open paint and paste something all of the inside of paint is sort of blank...and I can't really see what I'm doing..

here I am now, scared as hell....any help here? Sorry if I haven't provided all the info, tried to get what I saw is requested..gladly post anything else needed.

EDIT: Oh also, when i hit ctrl+alt+del I just see one huge textless button instead of the buttons there before...

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24 Jan 2013   #2

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