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Windows 7: Pc Games Keep Crashing (All)

13 Oct 2010   #21
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You are welcome, Steven.


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13 Oct 2010   #22
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Steven, to help you with your troubleshooting, uninstall Norton antivirus. Norton is known to cause BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. Use this tool to uninstall it: Tool. Download and install http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ in its place.
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14 Oct 2010   #23
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

The OP is not getting any BSODs, he is just getting a display driver crash caused by a TDR event
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14 Oct 2010   #24
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
The OP is not getting any BSODs, he is just getting a display driver crash caused by a TDR event
Thanks and noted. We are trying to eliminate the hardware if it is causing the fault for now.

Stevens

How are things progressing?
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14 Oct 2010   #25
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

I attached two picks from GPU-Z hope this helps also, this was from just downloading some thing I think


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14 Oct 2010   #26
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven511 View Post
I attached two picks from GPU-Z hope this helps also, this was from just downloading some thing I think
Thanks - those appear fine. Any recent TDR errors like over the last 24-hours? Have you tried what Carl suggested i.e. uninstall Norton and replace with MSE for now? Regards
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14 Oct 2010   #27
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Sorry m8 but what do you mean by TDR
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14 Oct 2010   #28
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven511 View Post
Sorry m8 but what do you mean by TDR
More info here:

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Q: What is TDR?
A: TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery) is a windows vista and windows 7 feature. Its purpose is to detect when the GPU stops responding, disable it and reinitialize it without the need to exit windows or reboot.
Q: What does TDR have to do with atikmdag?
A: A TDR event is reported to the end user by a notification bubble. This bubble will indicate "The display driver [insert name here] has stopped responding as was recovered." The driver name for all ATI systems is atikmdag, for NVIDIA users the same error will be reported but with the driver name nvlddmkm.sys. Atikmdag will also appear in the event viewer log under the warning associated with the TDR event.
Q: What causes TDR to trigger an event?
A: This is a very complicated question. The events can be due to almost anything in your system hardware or software. This has caused much confusion, as the same error is a symptom for everything from bad memory to a software fault.
The following hardware issues are examples that can cause a TDR event:
- Failing overclock on CPU or GPU
- Bad sector in memory resulting in corrupt data being communicated between GPU and the system (either video or system memory)
- Corrupt hard drive/windows install resulting in corruption to the system registry or the page file
- Over heating of GPU or CPU again resulting in corrupt data being communicated.
- GPU failure due to any sort of issue from insufficient power(VERY common) to heat.
The following software issues are examples that can cause a TDR event:
-Incompatible drivers of any sort (either GPU, sound, etc)
-Messy registry
-Known vista issues resounding around multiple displays, aero, dreamscape, and various display drivers.
-Known vista issues that sometimes cause corrupt information to be sent to the video card from system memory (will be addressed completely in SP2, has had various fixes applied since vista's release)
-Bad direct x files
-bad system files
-Bad driver (some drivers will cause an event due to internal bugs, however these are not nearly as common as many think due to all of the previous things causing the same symptom)
Q: How do I fix my TDR events?
A: This entirely depends on what is causing the event. As one can see there are almost limitless causes. First you must determine if the issue is hardware or software related, which can be quite a headache.
Some fixes work for some users, some do not
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14 Oct 2010   #29
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Not sure if its me or the forums but I see some writing then like 5mins later I see more like after I refresh the page alot also but if you mean any crashes still on games then yes I tryed uninstall the AIT driver and reinstalled but it didnt seem to work also Norton360 detected this -


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14 Oct 2010   #30
Steven511

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Oh and I dont even get to see the bubble saying that the display driver has stoped responding I have to restart my pc all the time now when it crashes altho World of Warcraft seems to work fine altho I didnt get to raid yet since I was on a break to test would it crash or not
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