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BSODs, freezes and black screens while playing games

By BoomHeadShot
Nov 14, 2012
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  1. Hi I'm new to the forums and I've joined it for help on this. My computer is custom built and for that past 2 weeks it has been BSODING,Freezing with a sound loop, and black screens. My computer is fine with everything else and I really need some help to get my computer up and running again. If you have any help that would be great. Thanks.
    P.S I may have to talk to you more tomorrow its getting late here. Thanks again.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Okay, post any minidumps by going to C:\windows\minidump. Minidump files have a .dmp extension. Select all the files and right-click, to send them to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload that folder as a file here. Give us some detailed specs of this troubled custom computer
     
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  3. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I have a NVIDIA Geforce GT 430
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor
    ASUS M4N68T-M Motherboard
    2 8GB Ram sticks (cant find name)
    OS: Windows 7
    Hopefully you can help :)

    Oh and with the Minidump files its says can't find or no permission?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Is Windows 7 fully updated including the optional updates?
     
  5. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    It is not actully. I usually do not update it since last time I did it kind of messed my computer up. Should I install them?
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Absolutely YES! Run Windows Update manually. If the updates fail to install, restart the computer or shut down, start up and try again
     
  7. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Alright I'll install them all. 134 updates. Maybe it will help XD
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

  9. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  10. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Never mind didn't read the last part of your post.
     
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Yes, restart or shut down and boot up... This will allow the updates to finish
     
     
  12. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I got a BSOD while downloading for windows updates and now when I try to open windows update its just white.
     
  13. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Nevermind took like 15 minutes for it to load.
     
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Windows 7 is up to Service Pack 1 and it is pretty large in size. The .NET Framework updates take some time too. Be patient and take your time. Run Windows Update one more time after you see "no more updates found"... Any BSOD's are not good, and they may mean that there are incorrect bios settings or memory problems
     
  15. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Alright I updated now what?
     
  16. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Also here is a minidump that popped up after my computer BSOD'd.
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    The minidump is corrupt...
     
  18. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Ugh thought so... I think all mine are corrupt for some reason :\

    Anyway to fix the minidumps that are corrupted?
     
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Go into Control Panel, System. On the far left you will see Advanced System Settings. Start up and Recovery, Settings. Uncheck "time to display a list of operating systems" and lower the "time to display recovery options when needed" to 5 seconds. Uncheck "automatically restart" and set the minidump type to small (256kb). Get into "system protection" configure, and turn off system protection and delete all restore points. Then turn back on System protection and create a new restore point
     
  20. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Now what? Will the mini dumps be uncorrupted?
     
  21. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Seems like it is still corrupted it says file not found or no permission when I try to do Send To compressed zip file.
     
  22. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Have you done all the steps I mentioned? If so, just wait until you get a "fresh" BSOD
     
  23. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yes I did everything you said. I guess I will wait for a "fresh" BSOD and tell you how it goes.
     
  24. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,060   +169

    Your computer should be booting up a bit faster and yes, post any new BSOD's:)
     
  25. BoomHeadShot

    BoomHeadShot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yes I have noticed that my computer has been booting up way faster. I'll try to see if I get a fresh BSOD playing a game.

    Okay I just got a BSOD but it says the same thing file not found or no permission, but I just noticed something next to the minidump file there is a little lock icon. I don't know what it means but maybe its the no permission thing?

    Could that be the problem?
     


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