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Windows 7: BSOD after clicking dubious video link

27 Nov 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
BSOD after clicking dubious video link

Was trying to watch a movie online through one of those free sites (, had never used it before), clicked the search function on the site but nothing happened other than a brief pop-up window which closed right away - everything was fine for a minute but then the screen went black and came back about 5 seconds later and said something like "Windows display kernel has stopped working". Was fine for another minute or so then black screen, and the computer restarted automatically. After choosing normal mode it happened again about 30 seconds after logging back in (though also flashed a bsod this time), so went into safe mode, ran spybot virus scan (found nothing of importance) and tried to run malwarebytes but it kept aborting the scan a few seconds after starting it. Then I downloaded and installed the latest nvidia driver, rebooted, but same thing after only seconds of logging in. Not sure what to do next, attached the files mentioned in the faq.

edit - from what I gather it's either a driver issue or the card is dying, tried a bunch of driver stuff but still same problem, do I just need a new card? It's like 6 years old so that wouldn't be surprising.

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29 Nov 2016   #2

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