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BSOD problem

By ZachS
Sep 19, 2012
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  1. Hi, I have frequent BSOD, It might be my graphics card, any help would be appreciated. I have included the latest minidump as a txt file since I can't upload .dmp

    Thank you anyone that can help!

    windows vista ultimate, 32 bit
    4GB ram
    core 2 quad at 2.66ghz
    geforce 9600 gt 512mb
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Go to:C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. Select all the files with the .dmp extension and send them to a compressed (zipped) folder. Upload that folder as a file here
     
  3. ZachS

    ZachS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, this should be better.
     

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  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Nice job on posting the many minidumps:) Looks like a video driver issue...
     
  5. ZachS

    ZachS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I changed to the newest geforce driver, under directX diagnostics my driver version says 9.18.0013.0634 Woke up to a BSOD today and had one yesterday since the driver update. Here is a new minidump. I really hope to iron this out! Thanks for the help!
     

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  6. ZachS

    ZachS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also under the sound tabs in Direct X it says ctaud2k.sys is not digitally signed. I have tried changing drivers to no avail. I have Creative SB X-Fi (I believe it is the X-treme gamer one, maybe not) Version says 6.00.0001.1375... A question, could external harddrives possibly cause a BSOD?
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Do you see any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
     
  8. ZachS

    ZachS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, I've checked that. Everything has a driver.
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Have you checked the memory using Memtest86?:
    http://www.memtest.org/
    You download a pre-built .iso file version 4.20 and burn it to a CD or DVD. Then boot the computer with it. Let Memtest86 run for at least 7 passes
     
  10. ZachS

    ZachS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I burned memtest86 to a cd, booted into it and I get an error that "the memory map contained ranges extended above 4gb" (I have 4gb of ram, 32 bit system) BUT it says I can continue anyway, and both times I ran it for hours. It seems to hang up on the 4th test called Stride6, and it made it to pass 6 not 7... but no errors display and wouldn't make progress or let me press x to quit (like it was unresponsive). So I guess we shouldn't rule out the memory yet? idk, thanks for any help!

    The bsod are pretty frequent, and I can't find any pattern of when they occur, at first I thought it was just watching streaming flash or occassionally during games, but it seems to happen at any time between 30 minutes to several hrs.

    some of the messages at bs are nvlddmkm.sys , portcls.sys , sptd.sys , driver_irql , sometimes the code is x0000008E or D1
     

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  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,065   +169

    Change the memory
     
     
  12. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Posts: 527

    I think u got bad ram take them out blow dust out insert them back in changing them around and see if porblem still there change memory or take 1 stick out at a time then run and see which is giving bsod
     


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