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Windows 7: BSOD due to Atikmpag.sys and infinite loop of display drivers!

03 Jun 2017   #1
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
BSOD due to Atikmpag.sys and infinite loop of display drivers!

Greetings,

I've been getting several BSOD's while playing GPU intensive games such as SWTOR. It really wasn't an issue since I've only been getting 1-2 BSOD's every month or so, but up until a few days ago, it's gotten much, much worse.

As usual, as I was playing SWTOR, my laptop suddenly froze up and then the BSOD came up indicating there was an infinite loop of the display drivers. I just thought it was one of the very few blue screens I would suffer for this month, so I restarted the system.

However, as the desktop was booting back up, about a minute into the process, the laptop froze up and then I experienced yet another BSOD, but this one was different - It indicated that the Atikmpag.sys was faulty or what not and resetting the display driver was not possible.

Now, every time I restart the laptop, I would always get either the atikmpag.sys or infinite loop of the display drivers BSOD 1-2 minutes in, and I can't figure out the issue. The laptop would always freeze up right before it gets a blue screen. Sometimes, after freezing up, it would just restart without any sort of a BSOD.

I've already re-installed the display drivers, messed around with the page file, reset the BIOS settings to default, attempted to update the drivers themselves, but that ultimately failed as I had to preform a system restore since I couldn't boot windows up.

Is there anything more I can do? Please look at the attachment for more info regarding my system. Thanks!

Regards,
MrCode




Attached Files
File Type: zip WIN7-20130910JB-Sat_06_03_2017__91930_53.zip (2.05 MB, 2 views)
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04 Jun 2017   #2
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It is strongly recommended to remove following programs
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite	Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite	Public
Start Menu\Programs\Driver Booster 3	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Driver Booster 3	Public
Start Menu\Programs\Driver Booster 4	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Driver Booster 4	Public
Start Menu\Programs\IObit Malware Fighter	Public:Start Menu\Programs\IObit Malware Fighter	Public
Start Menu\Programs\IObit Uninstaller	Public:Start Menu\Programs\IObit Uninstaller	Public
Start Menu\Programs\Wise Registry Cleaner	Public:Start Menu\Programs\Wise Registry Cleaner	Public
Don't use IObit software, they are known for causing problems.
Registry programs: BSOD - playing, web browsing - Windows 10 Forums
Daemon tools, known for causing BSODs
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04 Jun 2017   #3
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you.

I will uninstall those programs ASAP and get back to you on the situation.
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04 Jun 2017   #4
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just to update you on the situation, after uninstalling all those programs, it seems that the problem was fixed temporarily.

Is it possible to continue using this thread for future reference just in case I get more BSOD's?

Thanks!

Regards,
MrCode
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05 Jun 2017   #5
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

So long as you don't reply to this thread months after the last post, because that would eventually result in a loss of overview.
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09 Jun 2017   #6
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So I was just browsing the web one day, and I got the same display driver loop BSOD yet again.

Is there any way to diagnose the problem? Should I post the event log for the most recent BSOD?

Thanks.
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10 Jun 2017   #7
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Post a new zip from the DM Log Collector.
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08 Jul 2017   #8
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hello again!

Yet again, I experienced another BSOD indicating that my driver was doing the whole loop thing again, but this time, my laptop won't even boot up - it just stays idle in the windows logo screen then restarts itself.

I tried doing the windows startup repair as well as system restore, but none of these have helped.

The only way to access windows is via safe mode at the moment. Please help!

Thanks.

Regards,
MrCode


Attached Files
File Type: zip WIN7-20130910JB-Sat_07_08_2017__74256_31.zip (2.07 MB, 1 views)
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08 Jul 2017   #9
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How old is your laptop?
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08 Jul 2017   #10
MrCode

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's about 5 yrs old, so it's getting there.

I just want to get it fixed temporarily before I get a newer one.

Also, the IObit smart defrag is still running while I boot up the computer, even though the program has been uninstalled, so would that be a problem at all?
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