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BSOD - Black Screen of Death

By freakilicious
Mar 10, 2011
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  1. Hey guys,

    For about one month now, i've got a problem with my PC. it's an old Medion PC from the Netherlands. it worked well for about 5 years or so. now just a month ago everytime i start a game such as Battlefield 2 or H.A.W.X i get a BSOD. microsoft advised me to flash by BIOS but when i try to update it, it just doesn't work. i changed every possible config in my BIOS but also did not work. i also tried running uniblue's registrybooster but that didn't solve the problem either.
    i downloaded a different application to get to know what caused my BSOD, its a file named atikvmag.dll. looked up some solveable things for that file as well but i still can't fix the problem.
    so maybe you guys know what i should do.

    greetz from the netherlands
    Freek

    ps. sorry for my bad English, i'm just Dutch :p
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    atikvmag.dll is a video card driver. I suggest doing the following...

    1. Download Driver Sweeper free version to your desktop screen and install.

    2. Download the latest diver(s) for your video card but don't install them.

    3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Sweeper but ONLY for the video card drivers. I had someone use it on their chipset drivers! If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay; just leave all other drivers alone.

    4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.


    * By the way, your English is fine. :)
  3. freakilicious

    freakilicious TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh dude thanx man it worked
    i've been working on this thread since january 18th or so.
    glad it's over now.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,140   +29

    Good for you! Glad it is working out. :)


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