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Windows 7: BSOD on World of Tanks, Skyrim; error 0x00000050, dxgmms1.sys

01 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD on World of Tanks, Skyrim; error 0x00000050, dxgmms1.sys

I've been having an issue with blue screens my computer. It has occurred during action- and sound-heavy moments in World of Tanks and Skyrim; there's a freeze, a single tone issues from the speakers, and then the screen displays lines of color before finally bringing up the blue screen.

I had an issue with this previously, contacted my manufacturer, and sent in the computer for a full check diagnostic. They ultimately determined it was an issue with the hard drive and sent me back the computer with that replaced. However, now the blue screens have happened again.

I guess I probably should've posted here from the start.

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01 Feb 2013   #2

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Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.
*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

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Errors are sometimes found after 8 passes.

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If Memtest86+ does not find any errors with ram run Windows Memory Diagnostics for 7-8 passes following its tutorial: Memory Diagnostics Tool

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04 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I didn't find errors with either MemTest86+ nor with the Memory Diagnostics Tool.
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04 Feb 2013   #4

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15 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

So no blue screens until tonight. World of Tanks, crashed to desktop. Restart the application. Crash again. Restarted again, another crash, this time the application stopped but the sound still played, I eventually used Task Manager to quit. Opened Firefox, and the pages are loading really slowly. Then the blue screen:

Stop: 0x0000003B and atikmdag.sys this time.
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15 Feb 2013   #6

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I just took a look at your old dump again. rdyboost.sys is related to RAM so I would suggest you to try different RAM sticks and do some RAM intensive task or play your games and see if it blue screens again. Memory tests are not always reliable so you should check with new sticks.

If you are overclocking any hardware, STOP. Reset any changed values back to default.

Usual causes:  System service, Device driver, graphics driver, ?memory
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88005725c9a, fffff88008d21930, 0}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+aac9a )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
*                                                                             *
*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff88005725c9a, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff88008d21930, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.

Debugging Details:

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.

fffff880`05725c9a 87422c          xchg    eax,dword ptr [rdx+2Ch]

CONTEXT:  fffff88008d21930 -- (.cxr 0xfffff88008d21930)
rax=0000000000000001 rbx=fffff8a00dd3c010 rcx=fffff8a00dd3c338
rdx=0000000800000000 rsi=fffff8a00dd3c120 rdi=fffff8a00dd3c010
rip=fffff88005725c9a rsp=fffff88008d22310 rbp=fffff88008d22390
 r8=0000000000000002  r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffff88002f65ca0
r11=0000000000000000 r12=0000000000000000 r13=fffff8a00dd3c150
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=0010  ss=0018  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00210206
fffff880`05725c9a 87422c          xchg    eax,dword ptr [rdx+2Ch] ds:002b:00000008`0000002c=????????
Resetting default scope




PROCESS_NAME:  firefox.exe


LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER:  from 0000000000000000 to fffff88005725c9a

fffff880`08d22310 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : atikmdag+0xaac9a

fffff880`05725c9a 87422c          xchg    eax,dword ptr [rdx+2Ch]


SYMBOL_NAME:  atikmdag+aac9a

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: atikmdag

IMAGE_NAME:  atikmdag.sys


STACK_COMMAND:  .cxr 0xfffff88008d21930 ; kb

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x3B_atikmdag+aac9a

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x3B_atikmdag+aac9a

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start             end                 module name
fffff880`0567b000 fffff880`06191000   atikmdag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Thu Dec 20 02:38:55 2012 (50D225DF)
    CheckSum:         00AC6529
    ImageSize:        00B16000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
fffff880`08d21170  fffff800`02ddf694 nt!_imp_NtOpenSymbolicLinkObject+0x918c
fffff880`08d21178  00000000`00000000
fffff880`08d21180  fffff800`02c19000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`08d21188  fffff800`02c8ded3 nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
fffff880`08d21190  fffff800`02e9db04 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x284b04)
fffff880`08d21198  fffff800`02c8dac0 nt!KiSystemServiceHandler
fffff880`08d211a0  00000000`00000000
fffff880`08d211a8  fffff800`02c8db3c nt!KiSystemServiceHandler+0x7c
fffff880`08d211b8  fffff880`04c99e6d dxgkrnl!_GSHandlerCheck_SEH+0x75
fffff880`08d211c0  fffff880`04ca1e9c dxgkrnl!_real+0x2d8c
fffff880`08d211e8  fffff800`02cb984d nt!RtlpExecuteHandlerForException+0xd
fffff880`08d211f0  fffff960`003d187c win32k!gbUserInitialized <PERF> (win32k+0x2f187c)
fffff880`08d211f8  fffff960`003977cc win32k!_real+0x1fc
fffff880`08d21200  fffff960`000e0000 win32k!DereferenceW32Process <PERF> (win32k+0x0)
fffff880`08d21218  fffff800`02cb8625 nt!RtlDispatchException+0x415
fffff880`08d21220  fffff800`02ddf694 nt!_imp_NtOpenSymbolicLinkObject+0x918c
fffff880`08d21238  fffff800`02c19000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`08d21268  fffff800`02c19000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`08d21270  fffff800`02ddf694 nt!_imp_NtOpenSymbolicLinkObject+0x918c
fffff880`08d21288  fffff800`02e9db04 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x284b04)
fffff880`08d212b0  fffff800`02c8ded3 nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
fffff880`08d212b8  fffff800`02c19000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`08d212c0  fffff800`02e9db04 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x284b04)
fffff880`08d212c8  fffff880`08d22ae0
fffff880`08d212e0  fffff800`02c8dac0 nt!KiSystemServiceHandler
fffff880`08d212e8  fffff800`02ddf694 nt!_imp_NtOpenSymbolicLinkObject+0x918c
fffff880`08d21328  fffff880`016629bb tcpip!TcpTcbReceive+0x50b
fffff880`08d21438  fffff880`01663e80 tcpip!TcpBeginTcbSend+0x670
fffff880`08d214d8  fffff880`01668d50 tcpip!TcpSendDatagramsComplete
fffff880`08d215a8  fffff880`016856da tcpip!TcpPeriodicTimeoutHandler+0x714
fffff880`08d21628  fffff880`016635f5 tcpip!TcpPreValidatedReceive+0x3e5
fffff880`08d21660  fffffa80`0a0fc010
fffff880`08d21668  fffff880`0163ec2a tcpip!IppPrevalidateLoopbackReceive+0x24a
fffff880`08d216b8  fffff880`01562d4b NETIO!FsbFree+0x6b
fffff880`08d216d0  fffff880`01772f90 tcpip!Ipv4Global+0x45f0
fffff880`08d216e8  fffff880`01772f90 tcpip!Ipv4Global+0x45f0
fffff880`08d216f0  00000000`00000000
fffff880`08d216f8  fffff880`0163e81e tcpip!IppLoopbackTransmit+0x2be
fffff880`08d21700  fffff880`0176e9a0 tcpip!Ipv4Global
fffff880`08d21798  fffff880`0176e9a0 tcpip!Ipv4Global
fffff880`08d217a0  fffffa80`0adde060
fffff880`08d217a8  fffff800`02c9a968 nt!KeExpandKernelStackAndCalloutEx+0xd8
fffff880`08d217b0  fffff880`0176e9a0 tcpip!Ipv4Global
fffff880`08d217d8  fffff800`02c8dc40 nt!KiSystemCall64
fffff880`08d217e0  fffff960`00271064 win32k!NtGdiDdDDISetAllocationPriority
fffff880`08d217e8  fffff880`0567b000 atikmdag
fffff880`08d217f0  fffff880`05d31b54 atikmdag+0x6b6b54
fffff880`08d217f8  fffff880`0567b000 atikmdag
fffff880`08d21800  fffff880`05d3252c atikmdag+0x6b752c
fffff880`08d21808  fffff880`0567b000 atikmdag
fffff880`08d21810  fffff880`05d22a64 atikmdag+0x6a7a64
fffff880`08d21818  fffff880`0413b000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
fffff880`08d21820  fffff880`041bc2f4 atikmpag+0x812f4
fffff880`08d21828  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21830  fffff880`04ca6494 dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x21494)
fffff880`08d21838  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21840  fffff880`04ca65cc dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x215cc)
fffff880`08d21848  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21850  fffff880`04ca65b4 dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x215b4)
fffff880`08d21858  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21860  fffff880`04ca65c0 dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x215c0)
fffff880`08d21868  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21870  fffff880`04ca6614 dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x21614)
fffff880`08d21878  fffff880`04c85000 dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::AcquireDdiSync <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x0)
fffff880`08d21880  fffff880`04ca6668 dxgkrnl!_fastflag <PERF> (dxgkrnl+0x21668)
fffff880`08d21888  fffff960`000e0000 win32k!DereferenceW32Process <PERF> (win32k+0x0)
fffff880`08d21890  fffff960`003d187c win32k!gbUserInitialized <PERF> (win32k+0x2f187c)
fffff880`08d21898  fffff800`02c19000 nt!KiSelectNextThread <PERF> (nt+0x0)
fffff880`08d218a0  fffff800`02e9db04 nt!BBTBuffer <PERF> (nt+0x284b04)
fffff880`08d218a8  fffff880`08d220d8
fffff880`08d218b0  fffff880`05725c9a atikmdag+0xaac9a
fffff880`08d218f8  fffff800`02cc95b1 nt!KiDispatchException+0x135
fffff880`08d21930  fffff880`0176e9a0 tcpip!Ipv4Global
fffff880`08d21938  fffff880`01661bd7 tcpip!IpNlpFastSendDatagram+0xb77
fffff880`08d21990  fffffa80`0a66d8c0
fffff880`08d21998  fffff800`02faa3c5 nt!MiUnmapViewOfSection+0x295
fffff880`08d219a0  0007ffff`ffffffff
fffff880`08d21a28  fffff880`05725c9a atikmdag+0xaac9a
fffff880`08d21a68  fffff880`01663e80 tcpip!TcpBeginTcbSend+0x670
fffff880`08d21a70  00000000`6d611261
fffff880`08d21c18  fffff880`04db3bf4 dxgmms1!VidSchiAllocateQueuePacket+0x158
fffff880`08d21c20  00000000`0000000c
fffff880`08d21c48  fffff880`04db3f09 dxgmms1!VidSchiAdjustWorkerThreadPriority+0x1c5
fffff880`08d21c50  fffffa80`07fcc010
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15 Feb 2013   #7

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 BSOD on World of Tanks, Skyrim; error 0x00000050, dxgmms1.sys

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