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Computer freezes while playing games

By 1337
Dec 13, 2010
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Yes. Do you have another video card slot on your motherboard? Try that.
  2. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    uh yea i got a few PCI slots, and i also hae on-board video i may try an see how it does with onboard video, but first i think i'll try a diff PCI slot
  3. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    bluescreened me today, here is new minidump.

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  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Your error is 0x00000035: NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS
    In theory, this is a driver or other software issue, which encounters a stack problem. In practice, it has historically pointed to a driver problem and also occurs when RAM itself is flawed.

    Reading other info on this it can be caused by a higher driver addressing and taking over an area that prevents a lower driver from functioning. Unfortunantly it doesn't tell us which driver.

    Have we tried Memtest yet on your memory?
  5. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    nope we havent tryed memtest, where do i get that an how i use it?

    Also, not really sure if it could be a driver problem or not because i just reformatted this pc a month ago? i dont know something around that, i was useing vista on it before an it was still doing these problems occasionally
  6. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Also just got another bluescreen error not 5 secs after my game loaded, here's the minidump

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  7. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    and 2 more mini dumps, it bluescreened me 2 times since my last post

    im just curious also why my PC runs at 100% PC usage when i play games

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  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    The most specific thing cited as yur cause is the Nvidia display driver nv4_disp.dll

    The other two simply cited hardware.
  9. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    the other 2 was jsut hardware errors or? im starting to think the video card is going bad for the reason of all these problems idk not sure yet, i would like to have a good idea of what it is b4 i decide to order a new video card haha, umm about that mem test how do i use an where do i get?

    btw dont know if u saw in my previous post, ty for takeing the time to help me with this issue, i wouldnt be no where near finding out the problem if it wasnt for u.
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    You're welcome. :) All it said was hardware but thinking about it it did have in parenthesis a reference to the Nvidia driver.

    If you can borrow a video card for one hour, install and load it to see in another card is experiencing the same issues.
  11. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    uh yea not sure if i can get another one but i'll see if any1 has one i can try or something, about the memtest though where do i get that an how does it work?

    just curious but if i do a repair on windows could it fix it? i cant remember 100% if it bluescreened me when i was useing vista, i remem it locked up once or twice though, or would a reformat fix it. But dont wanna reformat unless it would fix haha
     
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Memtest:

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Step 2 – Because of errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    Link: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html


    * Get back to us with the results.


    *** If Memtest shows no errors then find the voltage specs of your RAM and compare it to the voltage setting in your BIOS. Do they match? How about the timings?
  13. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    i did memtest, memory was fine. I reformatted PC it worked sweet for 2 days like 2 lock ups and no bluescreens was running fine and now here it is starting same thing again bluescreened me while playin games video started lagging a lil and then bluescreen, heres the minidump.

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  14. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Your error is 0x000000FE: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER
    Cause and possible fix: Usually indicates a USB driver problem. Makes sure, though, that you have the latest Windows service pack installed.


    The Windows driver specifically cited as the cause of your issue is usbochi.sys which is a USB controller driver. I made mention in my very first reply that we here at techSpot strongly suggest that XP needs to be updated to Service Pack 3.

    Update to the latest SP3.
  15. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    ight well heres my lastest minidumps, if this is same errors as b4 i'll upgrade to SP3, i just cant understand why this PC needs sp3, the other PC ran smooth with SP2, hopefully these arent video driver fails.

    My brother recently updated to SP3 yesterday i think and his PC is running fine though, i'll upgrade it soon.

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  16. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    been a while since i post, hopefully you get to read this, my PC doesnt want to install SP3 for some odd reason but idk if that would even fix my problem anyway, it just doesnt make sense, my PC has been running fine ever since i last reformatted, and now its starting to do all the same things again, bluescreens lock ups etc, could my harddrive be bad? or do you have any clue i know ive asked this quiet a bit but im runnin gout of ideas and i dont really want to order a vid card if thats nto the problem but here are my 5 recent minidumps.

    Hopefully we'll know what the problem is from these or at least a clue

    Also i think the problem is getting worse, it bluescreened me on windows startup now. Another thing itryed to reformat my PC but it will go to where it loads the files before you delete the partition but it says \i386\ntkrdmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 768, i have no idea what this is means this is first time i saw it and thats got me thinking that my harddrive has gone bad.

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  17. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Five different minidumps with five different error codes and four different probable causes:

    0x8E - Pool Corruption

    0xFE - usbohci.sys

    0xA - i8042prt.sys

    0x50 - hardware

    0xD1 - i8042prt.sys

    Refressh my memory: Did we have you run memtest on your RAM? If so, for how many passes?
  18. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    umm nope we didnt, im not sure if im going to be able to if i cant get this program burned onto a disc so i can check it and i have no floppy drive, theres no other way i can check? but im gonna try and burn the program to a disc an see if i can get it goin
  19. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    im just gonna do something differant, i'll try 1 stick of each ram an see if i get the bluescreens an stuff still because i cant get this thing to burn so i'll try 1 stick of ram invidually an see if it bluescreens me.
  20. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Also, what is the make of your harddrive?
  21. 1337

    1337 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 43

    western digital


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