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Windows 7: BSOD playing games, or opening high graphic related programs

26 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
BSOD playing games, or opening high graphic related programs

Sometimes i get bsod while running games. i don't know whats causing this, i pretty much don't know about bsods.
I just suspect the reason is there is secondary/primary graphic card on my computer, its called apu.
Device manager shows two display adapters, one of them "AMD HD 7660G" (my processor is AMD A-10 4600 APU with Radeon HD Graphics).
Other one "AMD Radeon HD 7700 series" says the device manager. (HD 7730M Chelsea Pro says the sticker on laptop)

I had this issue both before the format, and after the format. .dmp file is the first bsod after format.
I will try provide information if you ask anything else than posted.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!
Note: User Account Control disabled on my computer. If this info helps anything.
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26 Oct 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall Daemon Tools at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
  • Double click to open it.
  • Click this button only:
  • If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
A stop ox116 is a display/graphics related BSOD. And your display driver seems to be out of date.
    Image name: atikmpag.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Mar 23 07:42:25 2012 (4F6BDC09)
Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.

During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
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Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
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Let us know the results.
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800c10d4e0, fffff8800409c9f0, 0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+79f0 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: 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: fffffa800c10d4e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800409c9f0, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000002, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:

fffff880`0409c9f0 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h






fffff880`093bd888 fffff880`04147140 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0c10d4e0 fffff880`0409c9f0 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`093bd890 fffff880`04146e4a : fffff880`0409c9f0 fffffa80`0c10d4e0 fffffa80`09e43910 fffffa80`0a3cd410 : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
fffff880`093bd8d0 fffff880`0537bf13 : fffffa80`0c10d4e0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`09e43910 fffffa80`0a3cd410 : dxgkrnl!TdrIsRecoveryRequired+0x1a2
fffff880`093bd900 fffff880`053a5cf1 : 00000000`ffffffff 00000000`00100930 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 : dxgmms1!VidSchiReportHwHang+0x40b
fffff880`093bd9e0 fffff880`053a4437 : 00000000`00000102 00000000`0000000c 00000000`00100930 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiCheckHwProgress+0x71
fffff880`093bda10 fffff880`053772d2 : ffffffff`ff676980 fffffa80`0a3cd410 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWaitForSchedulerEvents+0x1fb
fffff880`093bdab0 fffff880`053a3ff6 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`07b97090 00000000`00000080 fffffa80`0a3cd410 : dxgmms1!VidSchiScheduleCommandToRun+0x1da
fffff880`093bdbc0 fffff800`03b712ea : 00000000`fffffc32 fffffa80`0a3b6b50 fffffa80`06fdb040 fffffa80`0a3b6b50 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0xba
fffff880`093bdc00 fffff800`038c58e6 : fffff880`009c0180 fffffa80`0a3b6b50 fffff880`009cafc0 00000000`00000002 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
fffff880`093bdc40 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16

STACK_COMMAND:  .bugcheck ; kb

fffff880`0409c9f0 4883ec28        sub     rsp,28h

SYMBOL_NAME:  atikmpag+79f0

FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner

MODULE_NAME: atikmpag

IMAGE_NAME:  atikmpag.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

BUCKET_ID:  X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start             end                 module name
fffff880`04095000 fffff880`040ea000   atikmpag T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: atikmpag.sys
    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
    Image name: atikmpag.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Mar 23 07:42:25 2012 (4F6BDC09)
    CheckSum:         0005ABFC
    ImageSize:        00055000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
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26 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I will make necessary downloads, installs and tests then i ll let the result known. Thanks for your answer.
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26 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I will try to give full detail just in case another person might run into same problems.
I was using AMD Vision engine.
I uninstalled Daemon tools, and confirmed with standalone installer's "uninstall" button.
I used AMD Clean Uninstall program from AMD website.
My usb ports stopped working.
I installed Catalyst 13.9 as graphic and hdmi driver. I found USB drivers in the driver CD that came with my laptop. It was together with AMD Vision engine installer, so i had to deselect others else than USB driver. (13-9_mobility_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql.exe is the name of file what i exactly downloaded from amd website)
Now my device manager says "AMD HD 7660G+7700M Dual Graphics" instead of "AMD HD 7660G"
I installed Daemon Tools Lite withy uncheking "SPTD 1.83" option box.

So far problem is gone. I played 3 different games and two of them was giving BSOD frequently when played in high graphical options. I didn't get any BSOD.

Seems problem is fixed :) Thank you Arc for solving it!
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27 Oct 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

No, it is not me. If anything is done here, it is done by you only. I just helped you to get the causes of the issue.
You are welcome mate. Let us know for any further issue :)
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