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Windows 7: Solved: BSOD when starting any game, error 0x000000f4

12 Feb 2017   #1

Win 7 Home
Solved: BSOD when starting any game, error 0x000000f4

Hi all,

For two days I got BSODs 0x000000f4 just seconds after entering any graphics-intensive game.

After extensive searching, even on this forum, and using BlueScreenViewer, I defragmented my SSDs, and the problem is fixed, I can play games again. BSV says the address in stack where the error was is ntoskrnl.exe+37ab70.

Drive D: where my games are, was 66% fragmented!

So before you go ripping out your PC's proverbial guts, try defrag, it's a simple thing, but so easy to forget about unless specifically reminded (or a crisis hits).

EDIT: Also do a game file repair with the tool you use to manage it, after defrag.

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12 Feb 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)

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