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November 8, 2013 7:35:01 AM

Hi,

Whenever I run an application on my PC , it would crash. It wouldn't close completely so I can click its icon again and get back to it. Even when I play games this happens.

PC Specs

i5-3350P

HD 7770

Seasonic S12 II 520 watt

Windows 7 64bit

Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks !
November 8, 2013 7:53:08 AM

Would you like to tell me more about this problem... I mean what error appears after crash???
Close the windows or any other
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November 8, 2013 7:58:13 AM

It doesn't have any error window popping out. Windows doesn't even says that it crashes. But it does ! It's definitely not the hardware. When I run Call of Duty World At War ,and in the middle of a campaign or Zombies game , the screen would occasionally turn black and then I would return to the desktop , so I click the COD icon to get back into the game. The runs but it caprashes again.

It's not only for COD. Chrome too. But it's not so bad for Chrome. It's just really frustrating when I'm sniping in TF2 and then I crash.
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November 8, 2013 8:05:48 AM

hmmmmmmm
may be it is a virus/something...???
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November 8, 2013 8:54:16 AM

-_-

It's a newly built PC
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November 8, 2013 9:04:53 AM

When the app crashes, is it still listed as a 'running process' in Task Manager?

If I were you, I would uninstall Chrome and see if CoD runs any better.

You can easily put Chrome back later.
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November 8, 2013 9:06:57 AM

Yes , it's still running. But what's the point of installing Chrome ? The crash also applies to other applications and games.
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November 8, 2013 9:11:16 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Yes , it's still running. But what's the point of installing Chrome ? The crash also applies to other applications and games.


It's just something about Chrome. It's too shiny and invasive.

I don't trust it.

Alternatively, if you are particularly infatuated with Chrome, create a new User Account, make Internet Explorer the default browser and try and play CoD from there.
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November 9, 2013 6:35:45 AM

I need help !!!

Crashes are so frustrating :( 
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November 10, 2013 5:59:04 AM

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I have a solution... :D 
First backup all of your data present in C drive (also check folders like My documents, Downloads etc).
after that install new windows. It is only way which can solve your problem.
:bounce: 

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November 10, 2013 6:01:41 AM

No way I'm doing that
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November 10, 2013 6:05:33 AM

try re-installing apps/games... or try a good anti-virus (latest version not older/oldest)
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November 10, 2013 6:07:39 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
No way I'm doing that


Did uninstalling Chrome not work?

What about using I.E. in an alternative account?
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November 10, 2013 6:15:40 AM

yeah........... :) 
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November 10, 2013 7:01:14 AM

Does this happen with all apps?

And when you click the icon again, does the app run properly?

I hate to say this but, there may be a Windows Update that fixes a compatibility issue that was caused by Service Pack 1.

It might be worth checking out.
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November 10, 2013 7:06:30 AM

So much stuff to do for Trouble shooting :/ 

And yes , when I click the icon , the apps run smoothly.

Hmmm....

The main apps that I use and observe the crashes are

TF2
Crysis
Call of Duty World at War
Google Chrome
Batman Arkham City

The regular windows explorer doesn't crash
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November 10, 2013 7:08:25 AM

where are y'all finding your resources ? I have a thread at the Microsoft forum , and I got a response to update drivers. I did that.
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November 10, 2013 7:12:56 AM

I wonder, did you do any tweaks to your system where you changed the settings in variables like WaitToKill in the registry?

I'm thinking that maybe the apps aren't waiting long enough for the graphics adapter to be initialised.

Have you tried uninstalling the re-installing your graphics card?

That might reset some default settings.
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November 10, 2013 7:15:23 AM

I overclocked my GPU a little. It's still in the " stable zone " . Could the crashes be from the OC ? Back to defaults !

I'll stay with the defaults for a few days , let's see if the crashes still continue

thanks
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November 10, 2013 7:15:38 AM

Or have a quick look at your graphics card settings and see if putting some of the features under 'Application' control helps.
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November 10, 2013 7:17:29 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
I overclocked my GPU a little. It's still in the " stable zone " . Could the crashes be from the OC ? Back to defaults !


Definitely. That would have been my first task.
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November 10, 2013 8:13:07 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
where are y'all finding your resources ? I have a thread at the Microsoft forum , and I got a response to update drivers. I did that.


Was that to me?

I can be quite creative at times. I'm pretty good at research and I've been involved with computers for almost thirty years now. I started with the Sinclair ZX 81.

I was a machine code programmer in the days when resources like processor speed, RAM and drive space was very limited, one kilobyte, that's right, a kilobyte, and so we had to take account of things like how many 'clock cycles' were required in a process and optimise our code.

I've seen quite a lot and I can remember some of it.

I also know that the error codes that come with BSoD's aren't worth the paper they are written on.

Blue screen error are like being in a room when there is a power cut and when you ask what happened, you are informed that the light went out.

A BSoD does nothing more than inform you that the computer has some kind of problem. I find it mildly amusing when people A) post the errors codes that appear on their screens and B) ask for BSoD error details as a first step in troubleshooting.

The only useful information generated by a BSoD is the blue screen; 'There is a problem of some kind'.

I know that the Emperor wears no clothes and I want to share that with everyone.

The home computer industry is a capitalist scam; batteries, ink cartridges, operating systems, all of it. There is no need for all these computer problems; the equipment should work as expected consistently and reliably.

And there is no reason to make relatively new equipment obsolete. If you have to build your hardware around a particular O/S then you should rethink what you want a computer for: do you want to edit video or do you want to run Windows 8? Do you want to produce music or run Windows 8? Do you want to e-mail, socialise, download or do you want to run Windows 8.

The Emperor wears no clothes. Don't buy into it. If enough of us don't buy into it then they will have to manufacture and sell us what we actually want.

But I do love puzzles. Computer problems are like Sudoku to me; there is a logical path to the solution.

I simply find it unacceptable that someone should be paid a hundred dollars or so for solving a Sudoku.

And it's nice to be nice. :) 
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November 10, 2013 11:19:45 PM

^ interesting...
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November 10, 2013 11:37:09 PM

Sadly , the crashes still continue.

Can't be a RAM problem could it ? How do I know whether its my RAM that is causing the problem other then to install memtest ? I have the CPU and Memory widget on my desktop and the memory widget is active.

:( 

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November 11, 2013 3:40:52 AM

I tried uninstalling Chrome. No difference :( 
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November 11, 2013 5:51:49 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Sadly , the crashes still continue.

Can't be a RAM problem could it ? How do I know whether its my RAM that is causing the problem other then to install memtest ? I have the CPU and Memory widget on my desktop and the memory widget is active.

:( 



I can't see how, to be honest. Start an app, memory fail. Start it again, memory okay. Doesn't add up to me.

I think that the graphics card is taking too long to become available to the apps you are trying to run. The app seems to be 'timing out' when some resource fails to become available.

Do you have a virus guard? Or some kind of protective monitoring software? Turn it off for now.

And the Firewall.

I'm wondering if the apps you are trying to run are making requests to the system and that those requests are being processed for safety before being allowed to execute.

This might introduce a time delay that causes a time out.

Or perhaps an app that has control over the graphics card might be slow to let it go. Maybe you have an accelerator plug-in that is running all the time?

Actually, Firefox...

I am not an I.E. advocate so don't go thinking that I am on a campaign to discredit, and to cause to fall out of usage, all browsers except for Microsoft's.

But, I don't suppose you have Firefox installed?

You know what I'm going to suggest if you do?

Another thing you might try is to go into your graphics card control panel and where you have settings that are under application control, change them to 'auto' or some other setting that specifies a global default.

Do you see where I'm coming from though? Regarding the 'time out'?

Out of interest, how many 'running tasks' are there in Task Manager?

Try reducing the number by ending as many processes as you can get away with.

If you have more than thirty-five or so running processes then you should be able to turn something off to stop it running. Is 'sidebar' running? End it.

I would close the widgets for now and every other running process that makes use of the graphics card would be ended too where possible.

I would even close the programs responsible for the tray icons for the graphics Adapter, the icons on the Taskbar to the left of the clock.

And services.

You might have a running service that is related to video functionality. Cyberlink RichVideo for example. I would disable that service for now.

I'd disable the 'Windows Media Player Network Sharing' service too.

Set the desk-top theme to Windows basic so that Aero isn't interfering.

How many mice and keyboards do you have in Device Manager? Disable what you don't use.

How many Graphics Adapters are listed there?

When you installed these games and apps, did you 'Run as administrator'? This can have an effect on how programs are installed.

These are some of the avenues I would explore.

I hope there is something useful here. :) 
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November 19, 2013 1:06:55 AM

These are the settings.
I can't seem to go to " Application Settings "


I have done evrything you have suggested , but at the Mircosoft forum , someone suggests that I should re-install my Windows 7. I'm using the OEM version so I'm afraid that I can't install it again.
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November 19, 2013 1:29:58 AM

Could u post the list of processes from the Windows Task Manager with show processes from all users turned on(also adjust columns)
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November 19, 2013 1:46:08 AM

The process TWCU. Remove it. I think it is TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility. Uninstall any programs related to it and report if it works or not
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November 19, 2013 2:00:30 AM

just removed it. Hoped the crashes stops. I'll check back in a few days
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November 25, 2013 11:43:35 PM

Did it work or what?
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