Windows 7 x64 BSOD -- driver related... I think

By Noodz
Apr 1, 2012
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    "I was just watching some videos on youtube when the BSOD happened"...

    You don't know how many times we see this exact complaint here. Have you done anything about the video driver issue? Is Flash and Java installed properly? Do you see any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
  2. Noodz

    Noodz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I resinstalled the video drivers but have had the same 'Page Fault' BSOD again since, only while playing Gotham City Imposters though, all other games i've tried work fine.

    As far as I know Flash and Java are installed correctly but i'll reinstall them when i get home.
    I don't recall seeing any exclamtion points in the device manager, but i'll check that again when I get home too.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, let us know...
  4. Noodz

    Noodz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    The only thing I found in the device manager with a yellow exclamation mark next to it was the Ethernet Controller, so this probably isn't the problem.
    I've reinstalled Flash and Java.
    One thing i realised with Java is that I had previously only installed the 64bit version, I mainly use Chrome as my browser which currently doesn't have a 64bit version. Could this have been the problem?
    Both 32 and 64bit Java are now installed.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Well, you shouldn't have any Yellow Exclamations at all, and your on-line watching YouTube videos so yes it could be the problem. You must fix this ASAP! Try deleting the Ethernet controller and restart. Don't worry about Chrome being 32-bit. It works fine... That's my most used browser
  6. Noodz

    Noodz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    The Ethernet Controller in the 'Other Device' section only appears when I use the command to show non-present devices (SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1).
    When I used the command again to check it out it no longer had an exclamation point and was greyed out instead with a question mark. So I have uninstalled it.

    The other device in that section (Saitek SST Programmable Device Interface, which I believe is for my Cyborg RAT 9 mouse) also has a question mark.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Greyed-out and/or question marked devices in the device manager are not good either. If your computer had no issues at all, you could probably ignore these, but because you are having issues, nothing should be ignored. Go here and see if you can find an updated driver for the Seitek issue:
    http://www.saitek.com/uk/down/drivers.php

    "When I used the command again to check it out it no longer had an exclamation point and was greyed out instead with a question mark. So I have uninstalled it"...
    I don't think it is really uninstalled
  8. Noodz

    Noodz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    The Saitek issue is fixed now. I've rebooted the computer and the Ethernet Controller isn't appearing in the device manager any more so it's either uninstalled or hiding somewhere (all devices were unhidden via the view menu and the cmd commandline).
    No BSOD's yet today, I'll let you know if I get any.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, just let us know if you get any more BSOD's... Good Luck :)


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