HL2 engine problems - Stop: 0x000000EA

By mpilky ยท 8 replies
Jun 20, 2007
  1. hi,

    new to the forums but have used your advice many times as i found a solution

    however this time i cant find anything anywhere to help me, not even at HP

    the problem is that whilst playing counter strike: source i get a bsod :[ after a random amount of time. the full stop code given (at the rare occasion it stayed there) was;

    STOP: 0x000000EA (0x85BC7020, 0x85E2A1BO, 0xF79D8CBC,0x00000001)

    my PC's basic parts are

    HP - Compaq nx9420
    CPU - C2D @ 2.16 GHz (stock)
    GFX - Mobility Radeon x1600
    Drivers are all latest, tried older and Omega
    RAM - 1024 Mb (laptop type, cant remember name for it lol)

    i know a fair bit about what im doing so if anything is needed i will happily post it, if theres a short decription of how to obtain,
    this is a ever persistant problem
    windows reistalled, and all drivers where completely removed before new ones installed

    have tested RAM, HDD, Video Card, CPU and all report no hardware problems.

    all help greatly appreicated.

  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Try to reinstall the game, didn't know if you tried all you said was reinstall windows and the drivers.

    Also try a Error check, go to My Computer > Rightclick your main drive ( C: is what it should be called ) > properties and click tools and use the error check, click both boxes and it'll ask you to restart computer, when you reboot it will run about a 2-3 hour long scan ( longer if you have a bigger hard drive )

    Hope this helps! :)
  3. mpilky

    mpilky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ahh sorry

    yes reinstalled the game before windows and ,multiple times after, verifyed that the local content is good :]

    also i have checked the hard drive, ther is no problems.
    all hardware apparantly has no problems.

  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Try going into the advanced lauch settings, and copy/paste this into it: -dxlevel 80

    Don't think this will do much, but it may.
  5. mpilky

    mpilky TS Rookie Topic Starter


    tried this though aswell

    and tried it with -dxlevel 70 for, all this seems to do other than remove what dx9 brings is give a fps improvment, but still same crashes :[
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    What about resolution? I can't remember how to force resolutions, but google will. try a lower resolution.
  7. mpilky

    mpilky TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried :[

    was originaly on 1680x1050 when i first played

    then i went down to 800x600, got the problem so now run it on 1280x800 to get aspect right.

    but appriacite suggestions all the same

  8. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Have you tried defragmenting? (not your entire computer, unless you don't usually do it. I mean with steams defragmenter under/above verify integrity of game cache)
  9. mpilky

    mpilky TS Rookie Topic Starter


    all installed games on steam have been defragged and verifyied

    also the whole hdd has a % deragmetion of 0.1, it wont get any lower unless i format i think lol

    all standard things i seem to have tried. obv still appriciating the help!

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