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Portal 2 causing BSOD 124/101?

By sockmonkey
Nov 12, 2012
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  1. Story:
    I came here once with an older build and found it to be very helpful, hope that it still is. So here it goes;

    Recently I had an urge to play Portal 2, and after installing it from steam I went to run it and it crashed immediately.
    Being that I wanted to play this game really bad I attempted everything, googled around a little and found nothing but foolish answer like "update you bios" I don't see how my bios could be the issue here. After all, it does nothing after it reaches post, correct?

    Well when ever I launch Portal 2 sometimes it will make it to the menu screen but when I move my mouse it does the same thing as it not making it there. As soon as it loads it BSODs with a clock interval not received second clock in allotted time or something like that its to fast really.
    The problem only happens in NEW Valve games like Portal 2, SC:GO. I haven't tried any others. Oddly enough I can run Portal (1) just fine, no lag, no weird frame rate issues, its just fine.

    I'm going to add the .DMP files for someone to help me better.

    Things I have tried to do to fix it:
    I have tried a "skidrow crakfix"
    I have tried to run as admin/compatibly mode (XP SP2)
    I have uninstalled my gfx drivers, and re installed them.
    I have re installed chip set drivers.
    Monitoring resources while game is launching and nothing is being maxed, temps are normal.

    My system specs:
    Asus Crosshair IV Formula (mobo)
    AMD Radeon HD 6570 (GPU)
    AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
    500W PSU

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,837   +164

  3. sockmonkey

    sockmonkey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have already re installed them once before, I have the feeling that if I do that it wont fix it, like it did the last time. Should I maybe try the beta (Sounds stupid to me) but maybe it will be worth it. I'll give your idea a shot too.
  4. sockmonkey

    sockmonkey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, done with the fresh re install of my gpu drivers, with that I now have 2 visual c++ 2010 and 2 visual c++ 2008, should I remove the duplicates and maybe the 2008 one completely?

    I'm also going to re-install Portal 2 right now.

    Okay.... Maybe it is the bios, still seems a little weird, but hey, I want portal 2.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,837   +164

    I don't think the 2008 visual c++ matters here...
  6. sockmonkey

    sockmonkey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, it was the BIOS, updating that made it work again. Thanks for the reply.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,837   +164

    Okay, good work:)


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