This is sort of related to gaming, but it's my computer not functioning properly not me not understanding how to load a game, etc.
Im sort of new to this, i usually sort the problems out myself (minor problems) but at the moment my computer is going through a crisis in terms of gaming. I have never had this problem before, until yesterday, and it is still happening today. Basically, when i play specific games, not only do they freeze my computer, my computer will all of a sudden crash and forces me to reset. Today, im now getting the Blue Screens (have had it twice). I have every error noted and the screenshots are shown below.
Game wise, i am currently playing three games. It plays Freelancer fine, it plays Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy fine, but all of a sudden when playing Guild Wars, after a certain amount of time my computer will just go through this phase where it freezes for 10-30 seconds then carries on ever 2 minutes, and then completely freezes. It is only today that the blue screen has been made, twice. I have had Guild Wars for over 2 years now and have never had an error like this before. Like i said, all other games run fine. I have noticed Guild Wars is the highest required graphics in terms of the three games i have, but that hasnt stopped me before, i play with all settings on max and have never had a problem until now. I have had numerous amounts of 'high end games' like Cod4, Quake 4, and run all them on moderately high with my computer running as smooth as anything. I just dont understand why this problem has all of a sudden come up.
This is the blue screen that i encountered. Basically, i wanted to see if my computer would still do this, so i switched on Guild Wars, and went downstairs for half an hour. I came up and this was on my screen (I used my Phone to produce the image);
(I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6800 XT - my computer runs very well with any game, only a a year/2 years old) As you can see.. it is very, very annoying.
All i did from that was reset and try it again. Restarted, put game on, went downstairs, came back after 30 minutes and it was at my login page! So it had obviously (somehow) reset itself due to one of these failures. When i logged in, i noticed another error and i made sure i took a picture of it;
I have just recently started my own clan on Guild Wars (4 days ago) and this really isn't the best of news right now considering i can't go 10 minutes without my computer failing.
I have opened my computer up, and the fan was very dirty. I cleaned that all up and have taken the panels off of the sides to try and reduce heat (if thats what it is, but i don't know) and it still happens.
I am not a computer whiz, i don't understand computer talk as i haven't learnt the ins and outs of a computer (I couldnt say what PSU is, etc) but i have enough common sense to know when there is an error and that i am in desperate need for it to be fixed.
Many thanks for reading, i hope someone can get back to me. Thankyou.
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And did you clean up the dust inside the case ? Might be overheating when the graphics card gets somewhat "really active" ...
Also, nv4_disp is some nVidia driver stuff. You might also want to update / downgrade your driver, if you changed it, that is (no reason to change it if it worked fine for 2 years on the same games).
Just use Safemode, run cleanup software, reinstall all drivers to their most recent, and reboot. Should work dandy
Thankyou for the replies, i appreciate it.
And did you clean up the dust inside the case ? Might be overheating when the graphics card gets somewhat "really active" ... Also, nv4_disp is some nVidia driver stuff. You might also want to update / downgrade your driver, if you changed it, that is (no reason to change it if it worked fine for 2 years on the same games).
I did clean up the dust. I thought it might overheat, so i've taken both side panels off of my tower - this hasn't happened before so i don't think it's a case of it overheating.
I updated my driver, nothing happened, exactly the same. I will try again later. I have used the same driver for 2 years and have never had this problem before so i don't think it's that?
Anyways, just use Safemode, run cleanup software, reinstall all drivers to their most recent, and reboot. Should work dandy
What is this cleanup software? Im not sure about uninstalling the drivers, what will happen if i do? Will i notice a difference when uninstalling then installing the new driver?
Im still unsure about what to do.
Thankyou for the replies. Calum
I have this same prob too with Guild Wars, Counter Strike: Source, & Day of Defeat: Source. I got it narrowed down that it has to do with DX9. Anything DX8 or lower has no problems. I've tried turning shaders off, changing default setting, individual settings. Latest drivers & everything still no solution.
Well, does the DirectX 9 Direct3D test succeed or fail in dxdiag ? :hmm:
Maybe you don't have enough RAM to handle it all. Whats your system specs?
A lack of ram should not result in a BSoD... game might crash if it's not well programed, but that shouldn't affect the system itself so badly.
An ATi HD 2600 Pro (AGP version) did that too me because of drivers not made correctly for the AGP version (they have fixed drivers now...). It obviously showed something that said ATi and not NV on the BSoD.
I would say download "Driver Cleaner", uninstall the Nvidia Drivers, run Driver Cleaner to remove the residual files for the NV drivers, and download/install the latest driver for your card from the nvidia site.
OK I think I may have resolved this. I also added my system specs to my signature. Anyhow, I was fed up with this new thing I found resident in my memory that Microsoft added after I installed the latest IE a while back so I found a utility to remove it. The program is said to be used for MS Office but it becomes integrated into windows. I used this program, Gerhard Schlager :: CTFMON-Remover , to remove it and I haven't crashed for 3 days. I've aslo left my Guild Wars running which crashed at least once a day up all night the past few nights as well. Played Day of Defeat: Source before doing it to and everything works great. Hope this helps. If I BSOD at all I will edit this reply.