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BSOD with 2142

By aarononline
Jul 24, 2008
  1. I have an issue that seems to be come and go without any real reason for it.

    Some days I play Battlefield 2142 for hours and nothing happens but, alot of the time, it will lock up for a second and then I get the dreaded BSOD. It is nausiating since I cannot figure out why and the reasons it gives me means little to nothing to me in the way of helping me solve the issue.

    The latest reason I recieved had this information :

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.2
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 1000008e
    BCP1: C0000005
    BCP2: 81FD55A8
    BCP3: 89267B9C
    BCP4: 00000000
    OS Version: 6_0_6001
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 768_1

    Files that help describe the problem:
    C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini072408-01.dmp
    C:\Users\Krenz Family\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-18500-0.sysdata.xml
    C:\Users\Krenz Family\AppData\Local\Temp\WER7B3A.tmp.version.txt


    I looked where it said the files that would help describe it were located and, not shockingly, those files were not present (yes, I have "show hidden files" selected)

    I run Windows Vista Home Basic on a Gigabyte mobo, AMD X2 5000+ BE processor, 4 Gb of ram, NVidia 8600 GT XXX Edition video card.

    Is there any test I can run to look for errors or something that would help me figure this all out ?
     
  2. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Posts: 47

    I'm not an expert buddy, but my best guess would be to update all drivers and try again...

    I think Vista could be an issue...I had a problem with starcraft crashing on my sister's desktop and I changed the visual appearance to windows classic and that solved my problem, it could be the Vista Aero function that is screwing with you.
     
  3. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm, I will see what I can do.. it is just an odd thing.. some days it will go all day without a single crash and let me play for hours... other days it crashes after about 10 minutes every time I get into a game... odd !!

    I redid my graphic drivers (deleted and reinstalled) and played a few rounds but I doubt this is a cure and I am sure I will be frustrated once more.
     
  4. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    0x8E errors are almost always Hardware errors, most notably RAM is the main cause.
    Try running Memtest86 for 3-5 hours (Minimum Of 7 Passes) or Overnight which would be better.

    Download the Memtest pre-built ISO from the link below and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (V3 for Windows Vista) also on a link below. Then boot off the CD and let the test take over. If it lists any errors in the test you need to buy new RAM.

    Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
    ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
     
  5. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much... hopefully that is not it since I just bought the RAM back in April I believe... heck, the only "old" thing in my pc is the video card (everything else was new as of March/April) and that was bought last October or November...

    Such is the world of computers ! I will post back after I run everything and let you know what I find out.
     
  6. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well the memory checked out good (thank God)... got another error while playing the game this morning... this one make any more sense ?

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: BF2142.exe
    Application Version: 0.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 471f3744
    Fault Module Name: StackHash_bb82
    Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00000000
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.2
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: bb82
    Additional Information 2: 78507d732a375e195cd7886bc443da70
    Additional Information 3: 2481
    Additional Information 4: 61438663de04930ceb762a90cef881b7
     
  7. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    0xC5 errors are caused by faulty drivers which have corrupted the system pool, basically if you have installed new software make sure it is up to date in this case install any game updates for Battlefield and check for updated device drivers for your Graphics card.
    Also try a full virus scan as well.
     
  8. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I will be sure to do that, well, all of those. I will post anything I find out and/or if nothing changes
     
  9. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, the past few days have been smooth. I believe the issue to be related to graphics drivers by Nvidia and Windows Vista having a sparring match.

    I deleted the drivers for Nvidia and downloaded the Nvidia drivers created by Omega and it has been running very well since. Of course, I have not had a hardcore gaming session since but I will give it a workout ASAP and will probably make a final progress report on it by the end of the week.
     
  10. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    Thanks for the update :).
     
  11. aarononline

    aarononline TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, for now I guess we shall have to call this closed.

    I have tried a few different resolutions and video settings from low to high and it seems to have been cured by the Omega drivers for NVidia instead of using the NVidia drivers themselves. Of course, now that I post this something will happen hahaha but nothing I can do about all that.

    Thank you all for your help and I will be sure to drop back in should anything arrise.
     
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