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Freezing while gaming [hard reset req]

Q: Freezing while gaming [hard reset req]

I have had a problem, for the last two months or so, that consists of my laptop freezing and requiring a hard shutdown to fix it. I have a Dell XPS15, 6gb ram, i5-2450M dual core, and a 1gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 525m graphics card with the newest drivers.

Basically, I will play any game, from the original Mass Effect to WoW to Kerbal Space Program, and my computer will freeze, and occasionally make static noise until I hold down the power button for a hard shutdown. I've done stress tests and monitored the heat, and I don't ever seem to reach the heat threshold. Additionally, I've dusted out the fans and such. One or two times I have been able to alt-tab to fix the problem, and it pops up with an error stating that the display driver has failed.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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A:Gaming/simming causes freezing and hard reboot

Dear Mark:
Run diags for the memory [ W7 repair environment by booting to the W7 DVD ], for 8 hours, or until an error appears.

Are your mem sticks matched?

Run a HDD diag.

Set the over clocked items to nl clocking.

I use OCCT for CPU & GPU stressing.

I had a BSOD problem with a non gaming machine; my video driver was referenced. I had the latest video driver, but uninstalled, ran Guru3D's driver sweeper 7 re-installed from a fresh download. Same BSOD. I went down 1 version of video driver. I haven't had a BSOD since. Newer is NOT always better.
Who wrote the drivers? ASUS? Nvidia. Someone on this forum recently had a similar problem with leshcat graphics drivers.

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It does sound like a heat issue and a malfunctioning/overheating graphics card can certainly cause these issues.

Are the issues still occuring?
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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.
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A:BSOD while gaming, error *attempt to reset display driver failed*

It's a stop 116.

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A:Freezing Forcing Reset

Generally, Freeze could be from number of constraints.

Junk filesLow Ram, High UsageBack ground programHidden VirusHardware issue

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A:Random Computer Freezing - Need to hard restart after freezing No BSOD

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A:Freezing during gaming.

What have you done for troubleshooting already?

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A:Computer freezing randomly and having to reset

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A:Boot, reset, freezing probs

whats the windows version?
I sometimes get the blue screen,Click to expand...

can you post details of error - stop code and any filenames
you may find some info in the event viewer - look for entries at time of restart
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admin tools>
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A:Random Freezing While Gaming

Try these hardware tests and report back
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2. Prime95 - Run all three tests (Large FFTs, Small FFTs, Blend) for 3-4 hours each or until fail -
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A:Random Freezing During Gaming

PSU info -

If software is the cause, Driver Verifier should be of help.

Driver Verifier -

If Driver Verifier BSODs, provide full system info -

3 places you can look for additional information -
START | type view | "View all Problem Reports" | 2x-click on line item for additional crash info

2. Reliability Monitor -
START | type perfmon /rel

3. Event Viewer -
START | type eventvwr.msc | Custom Views | Administrative Events

Regards. . .


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A:Computer freezing during please

so far you specs are looking good but could you tell us how much ram you have
you can obtain this by going to Control Panel\System

I.E memory(ram) 8GB or whatever you system has
also what game this is happening with
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A:Computer freezing while gaming

Hello and welcome Darren mate one or two things can you do this Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

and run Speccy and see what the temps are Speccy - Download

and read this ditty of mine

UsingHW Info PSU

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Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and itwill highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed descriptionof that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailedand are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow inthe pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic towhere it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Postback apic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this but pleaseonly use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9vinto a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see thepartial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scrolldown that listing.

Now a good reference article is this
Voltage Rails - Power Supply 101: AReference Of Specifications it will explain in detail what thevoltages are and functions of the PSU

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A:Freezing On Cold Boot And Reset // Vss Error

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A:Computer freezing when gaming + minidump

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2. Check airflow of your casing, ensure that it has good inflow and outflow to have reasonable cool running temps.

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A:3 Week old gaming computer is freezing

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Please remove ASUS software, this is recommended for the time of troubleshooting for 2 reasons
it is known for causing bluescreensit uses outdated drivers
As soon as your system is stable again you may install it if you want

Diagnostic Test


Please make a backup of your important files and get your rescue media or create one.
Please create a restore point.
Please follow this tutorial to run driver verifier.

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Fixes already tried:

Changing SATA cable on SSD
Reseating GPU/Power connections
reinstalling drivers/installing new drivers
updating BIOS
underclocking GPU.

Does anyone have any help?

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Games ran through Steam
new build, used less than 5 hours, max.
After turning off the computer for a period of time, it'll let me play for 20-ish minutes, but then trying to reboot and play again results in near instant crash(2-5 minutes of play).

A:Freezing and Buzzing from monitor during gaming.

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A:System is freezing, while av-scanning or gaming

check there's enough power from your PSU to power everything.

I remember playing Half Life 2 and other games for that matter after I'd reassembled my PC. It would freeze for like 5 seconds at a time, then resume, then freeze again.

I took my PC apart and worked out it was the cables from the PSU... I was sharing the graphics molex connector branch with the C:\ drive when I should have used it for the D:\ drive as C:\ needed its own cable branch (ie. no sub branches) ... hope that makes sense.
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Full Retail

Bought from roommate and replaced his hard drive with a brand new hard drive (2 weeks).

He never had any issues with freezing or BSOD. We've reseated all hardware, completely removed dust, temperatures are consistently between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius, CHKDSK showed 0 bad sectors, Memtest had 0 errors, several antivirus/malware programs have come up 100% clean.

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Dump files and report are included. Any help is greatly appreciated. I tried to follow the posting guidelines, but please let me know if I missed anything or should include anything else! We've been working on this issue for three days straight, and I'm at my wits' end.

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Hello Ransom and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Report

Graphic Driver

Your Nvidia Graphic Driver is roughly showing errors. We want to reinstall the Nvidia Drivers, without having left-over files after the installation. This tutorial shows how-

i) Make your way to Nvidia Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
ii) Uninstall the one you currently have and all its extensions
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and download the driver.

This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
is always instant death (double fault). The first number in the
bugcheck params is the number of the trap (8 = double fault, etc)
Consult an Intel x86 family manual to learn more about what these
traps are. Here is a *portion* of those codes:
If kv shows a taskGate
use .tss on the part before the colon, then kv.
Else if kv shows a trapframe
use .trap on that value
.trap on the appropriate frame will show where the trap was taken
(on x86, this will be the ebp that goes with the procedure KiTrap)
kb will then show the corrected stack.
Arg1: 0000000000000008, EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT
Arg2: 0000000080050031
Arg3: 00000000000006f8
Arg4: fffff80002ed14d0
SFC /scannow

We usually ask people to do this command to check if Windows is corrupted. It's the most common used one to check if the Windows files are corrupted. If it'll find errors, it'll restore them.

If you're having a custom customization layer on your Aero, it's likely to get restored to default.
Press Start | search 'cmd' | Right-click it
| open as Admin | type SFC /SCANNOW

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Related to ISWKL.sys ZoneAlarm ForceField from Check Point Software Technologies. I would remove both checkpoint AVG and replace them with MSE

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A:BSOD and Freezing while gaming or watching videos

Are you overclocking?

Processor Version AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Processor Voltage 89h - 0.9V
External Clock 200MHz
Max Speed 3200MHz
Current Speed 4000MHz
As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings. Also set the BIOS to default, too.
How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

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See how it goes. Let us know.

BugCheck 101, {19, 0, fffff880009ec180, 1}

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for pacer.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

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Just giving this thread a bump.
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A:Desktop Computer freezing while gaming, unsure of issue

The only temps we can check are for the video card as Dell motherboards don't have sensors, using GPUz what temp do you see>

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A:Computer screen freezing with audio loop while gaming

What's the make and model of the PSU? Complete system specs
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A:Computer Freezing/Black Screen during gaming/watching videos

Follow it : STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
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A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.
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A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
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I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

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'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'


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