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Drivers (possibly) failing while playing games

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#1 Sifsnack


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 09:39 PM

I've owned this pc for around 2 or 3 years now and i've always had mild driver issues. Over the past 4 days they've progressively worsened into the current state, mainly the fact that playing a game anywhere from 10 seconds to 1 minute in the screen freezes, the sound freezes as well, then my computer does one of four things.


1. I am able to cntrl alt delete after some time and it says the drivers crashed but recovered.

2. The screen eventually goes black, maybe pops back up once, then goes black again and i am forced to hold down the power button.

3. The screen goes black and then the computer shuts itself off and restarts on its own.

4. The screen goes black and then i get an input not supported message on my monitor.


The only things i have really tried is a clean install of drivers and re-seating my graphics card.


Attached File  DxDiag.txt   26.79KB   3 downloads


What should my next steps be? Thanks for your time.


Edit: Also if this is of note the bios is about 2 years old and i built the pc myself. Also the temperatures seem to all be in the norm, although i can't see them at the time of the crash seconds before the crash i have tabbed out and CPU and GPU are both well under the norm.

Edited by Sifsnack, 10 July 2016 - 09:43 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:24 PM

C: and D: drives appear overful.  Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance.  Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty).  Low free space can cause BSOD's - but the actual amount depends on the files being used by the system.

Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:

1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.
If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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