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BSOD & hard crashes playing Steam games and/or using Netflix/Hulu apps

Q: BSOD & hard crashes playing Steam games and/or using Netflix/Hulu apps

Hello My Dell XPS L X laptop is constantly having hard crashes watchdog BSODs and extremely high disk and sometimes memory hard Steam BSOD and/or using crashes playing Netflix/Hulu apps games & usage BSOD & hard crashes playing Steam games and/or using Netflix/Hulu apps This normally occurs while using the Netflix Hulu apps or running games in Steam both separately or simultaneously I can generally get almost an entire day of Netflix Hulu and sometimes am able to play a game for awhile before the crashing occurs For reference here are a list of the errors I have encountered BSOD quot video scheduler internal error quot BSOD quot Clock Watchdog Timeout quot NVIDIA OpenGL quot Unable to recover from a kernal exception Error code subcode Display driver stopped responding and has recovered quot Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver Version XXX XX stopped responding and has successfully recovered stuttering checkered pattern only on BSOD & hard crashes playing Steam games and/or using Netflix/Hulu apps secondary monitor locking up entire system I used several different drivers Games absolutely crash times more than Netflix Hulu or even YouTube which I don't think has ever caused a crash goodguyyoutube jpg Most games don't even make it past minutes The levels of usage observed in Task Manager as follows Memory - Disk - This primarily occurs when launching pretty much any application or performing a task Things I have done to problem solve - clean installs of Windows bit Home EditionDDU clean install of either older drivers or updated driverssfc scannow dism online cleanup-image restorehealthMonitored all temps under removed Malwarebytes and SpybotFurMark GPU Stress Test min C - max C ran Driver Verifier couldn't read the faulting driver's name compatibility modeunderclocking under with MSI Afterburnerdisabling GTunplugging secondary monitorupdated biosdisabled and stopped running Windows Services quot Superfetch quot and quot Windows Search quot turning off quot show me tips about Windows quot quot Show app notifications quot quot Show app notifications on the lock screen quot quot Show alarms reminders and blah blah quot quot Hide notifications while presenting quot increased virtual memory I also have a secondary monitor a Sharp TV For reference here is a list of the games I currently try to play Sid Meier's Civilization VPrison ArchitectAlways Sometimes MonstersDead StateProject ZomboidFallout New VegasThe Elder Scrolls SkyrimState of Decay I sincerely thank anyone and everyone who tries to help out THANK YOU DESKTOP-FJ SQ M-Fri zip

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A:Do you need more than Windows default tools to check/repair a hard drive?

IMO, always use the tool provided by the vender. At the time you need this tool, you don't need a 3rd party screw-up to 'help you' really mess it up.
 

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A:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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Perform a clean install of Windows

Re-install Nvidia drivers
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An i5 with a good video card. Games are GPU intensive so you'll need a video card to handle the latest games with 8 gigs of memory.

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A:External hard drive not showing up on my PC

Hello there,

There are a lot of different reasons for an HDD to stop showing. A few things you can try are:

Try using a different USB cable, make sure it is as short as the original one, or even shorter. This is important it terms of providing enough power for the drive to function properly.

Try connecting it to different USB ports.

Try connecting it to a different PC.

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I have been using my external hard disk(WD My Passport Essential SE) 1 Tb, since last 6 months, but after a recent virus scan, my laptop is not showing the external hard disk, i have tried using My computer, Manage and Disk management.

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A:Problem with my external WD 1TB My Passport hard disk

First, try accessing it from another computer to be sure it can be accessed elsewhere. The Western Digital Passport Essential has had a pretty high failure rate as seen in our shop... so the unavailable external hard disk may not have anything to do with the virus scan may have nothing to do with the problem.

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During Setup, it will ask you if you need any extra drivers such as SCSI (or SATA in your case). If so, press F6. Now you are in trouble, because SATA drivers come on a floppy and new(er) Dells don't have a floppy anymore. Borrow a floppy-drive from another PC and install that in your Dell.
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If your HDD is failing the manufacturer's tests it is probably dead. IF you need to get your data back look for a reputable data recovery company in the area.
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If you don't get the 980, you will only be kicking yourself later. That is if you are seriously considering it.

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If you are talking about the games that are loaded by a app. You will need to uninstall the app. Then reinstall the app. I have no ideal why this happens . But I have seen it more then once.
 

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A:PC laggy and sluggish when connecting additional hard drives

I don't know the answer but will comment about the issue of lag in typing. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse and I know when the batteries need replacing because the keyboard behaves exactly like yours and the mouse stops moving the cursor properly. Maybe your issue's connected with the power being drawn when you have the two drives connected. Don't rush out and upgrade your psu though. I only switch on my usb external hard drive for the occasions I need it.
 

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I'm having a bit of trouble following (more than likely my fault). What is the GPU fan speed during load?

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If the fan speed doesn't appear to be normal, the fan itself could be broken.
 

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Hello there,

It is absolutely normal not to see the rest of the free space in the moment. When you clone a drive you create the exact same image of old drive on the new one. This includes the size of the original HDD. However if you go to Disk Management ( type diskmgmt.msc in the search in the start menu and hit enter) you will see that you have one partition of 160GB and the rest of the space will be listed as unallocated. To use it you have two options ? you can create a second partition or you can extend the original one to take all the available space.

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Hello,

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Hi.
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Hey, Luminaton03!

Sorry to hear you are experiencing such an issue.
Your data is stilll there somewhere as long as you don't overwrite it. If you save new data, it would rewrite your previous files.
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A:Don't see my external hard drive in disk management or on computer

Check this thread out: http://goo.gl/rxkBN
 

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Trobles86 said:





I also hooked up the hard disk to my laptop with a hard disk adapter and got the same results.Click to expand...

If you have access to another PC or laptop then you can connect the hard drive in to that machine and get the files you wanted to recover from your hard drive in there.
 

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Ray G said:





I partitioned the damaged area off so it cannot be used or accessed. When the drive was connected to the last system I had it in, the system's SMART said to "back up all data that failure was eminent".Click to expand...

My experience with drives has been exactly as the Smart warning. Once the drive starts to fail, it will not stop deteriorating. I would say the drive is history and should not be trusted further, not even as a slave.
 

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A general rule of thumb but not an absolute is, you can put in better RAM. RAM will simply down-clock to the highest settings the motherboard supports. But like I said though, it is not an absolute, as you can still find incompatible RAM.



amalsk said:





Hey Guys. I would like to upgrade my computer. I've got a 40 GB HDD right now. Is it possible to add another 80 GB HDD to my computer? If so, how? Could I use both the HDDs?Click to expand...

Before we can answer with a direct answer, we need to know if you are working with IDE and/or SATA ports. I'm certain your machine is IDE, but I'm not certain it has free IDE and/or SATA ports. Short answer is yes you can, it all depends on the availability of port and finding a drive that will connect.



amalsk said:





Another question. I've got 512 MB RAM right now. And they are of PC2700 type. Is it possible to remove them and add PC3200 type RAM? And while inserting RAM, is it true that we should put it in sets of two? I mean if I want 1 GB RAM, could I put 2x 256 MB and one 512MB or should I put only 4x 256 MB?Click to expand...

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Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
 

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I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

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A:Transfer OS to new SSD and keep Games on HDD

So the current 1TB hdd is in the system & you now have a 128 ssd in as well? if I am correct, then you are wanting windows on the ssd & the hdd as the "data" storage, correct??

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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Ping the euw server ip from your cmd if this is normal ping then of course its there side ive had this alot of times its all server sided Euw servers are bad they keep saying they'll upgrade but apparently it is taking years for it to be upgraded

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A:Hard drive not detected

Not very likely, at least not easily. Try it with another computer before you do anything further. Also try a different USB cable.

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Hey Partian Shot. A desktop drive is bigger and will generally have greater capacity. What is the make and model number of your laptop?. Do you have the Windows OS on a disk?
 

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