I have been suffering from intermittent "Access Violation" errors since I built the comp many months ago. Every time I've tried to sort it out I've given up in frustration, as other peoples fixes don't seem to work.
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme6
Processor: Intel i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8GB RAM (2x 4GB Gskill
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB
- Applications freeze but I am still able to ctrl alt del and switch to other running programs.
- Applications are almost always games though media programs are also problematic. (VLC, Shogun 2, Mount & Blade warband, NS2 Beta etc.)
- Event Viewer shows an app error Event ID 1000
eg. Faulting application name: Shogun2.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x4e8f1284
Faulting module name: Shogun2.dll, version: 220.127.116.11, time stamp: 0x4e8f11ec
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x005a46fd
Faulting process id: 0x1028
Faulting application start time: 0x01cc8ba701642c21
Faulting application path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2\Shogun2.exe
Faulting module path: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2\Shogun2.dll
Report Id: c0ca1da3-f79a-11e0-a47f-002522b03168
- Possibly related: I often get graphical anomalies in games.
Steps I've taken
Googleing the problem and posting on the forums of the games that crash has left me frustrated. But it does mean I have done things that may help rule out causes.
- Ran memtest86+ 0 errors (total of 17 passes now)
- Scanned comp with Malwarebytes (nothing)
- Scanned with Avast (nothing)
- Reinstalled/Updated drivers (of pretty much everything on my comp)
- Rolled back video drivers to a couple of previous versions
- Turned off DEP via control panel
- And reluctantly ran a reg cleaner
Most suggestions seem to be aimed at addressing the following possible causes
Incorrect or corrupted drivers
Corrupt registry entry
Malware or adware
I have been wondering whether my video card could be a possible cause. I haven't been able to find a program to test video memory (Is it even possible?). I tried 'Video memory stress test' (Which reported that it couldn't test my video card).
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Edited by PrplPplEater, 24 April 2012 - 04:18 AM.