PC Crashing/Reboots when trying to run Games

By kaiserx · 4 replies
Mar 22, 2006
  1. Hi!
    Been having this system error when i try to run games, it crashes.. this is the event error:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 3/22/2006
    Time: 5:27:37 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: USER
    Error code 100000d1, parameter1 0000bb90, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f80bd334.

    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 64 100000d
    0020: 31 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 1 Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 62 62 39 30 2c 20 00bb90,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 00000002
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 30 2c 20 66 38 30 62 00, f80b
    0050: 64 33 33 34 d334

    I have also attached a minidump coz i dont know what file is causing it to crash.. pls help... thanks
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    1 minidump crashes with memory corruption. It has a bugcheck of 8E.

    1 minidump crashes at ati3duag.dll. your graphics card driver. It has a bugcheck of 8E.

    1 minidump crashes at smwdm.sys. SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio. It has a bugcheck of D1.

    Update all your graphics and sound drivers.


    A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn’t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).


    The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.

    Also, go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. kaiserx

    kaiserx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    PC Crashing

    i have tried updating the drivers before but still it crashes. i had also ran memtest86+ to test RAM stick. Is it possible that the PSU would cause these errors and reboots if it lacks power(watts)? Mine came w/ the casing, i think its 250 or 300W i bought my pc 3 yrs ago and i suspect PSU is not working well anymore.. these are the PC components:

    Asus P4S533-MX MoBo
    P4 2.4 GHz (w/o HT northwood)
    2 x 256MB DDR PC2100
    ATI Radeon 9550XT
    1 - Combo CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW drive (added recently)
    1 - CD-R/RW drive
    40GB HD
    1 - internal PCI modem
    1 - 3.5" floppy Disk drive
    1 - casing fan

    thanks for the help i appreciate it :)
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, it is possible for an underpowered psu to cause random crashes.

    The only way to find out if this is your problem, is to try a higher powered psu.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. kaiserx

    kaiserx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I replaced my PSU(300W) w/ a bit beefier one(400W) and it seems to work fine now. Decided to replace it coz speedfan was reading 3.02v on 3.3v rail and on the new PSU, speedfan reads same 3.02v on 3.3v rail i dont know why but im glad it works fine now. Was i running low at +12v rail? and if i was, how can we know that PSU is underpower? w/ the components i have listed it seems a 300W PSU is enough.. Im sure a lot of people having the same problems and really having a hard time figuring out whats wrong w/ their PC's.. btw thanks alot again :)

    300W PSU(generic)
    +3.3V / 28A
    +5V / 30A
    +12V / 15A

    400W PSU
    +3.3V / 28A
    +5V / 30A
    +12V / 24A
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