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PC BSOD'ing a lot more common now, used to during an hr or so of playing games

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December 3, 2013 1:38:21 AM

Before my pc blue screens text will become extremely illegible and figgity, colors will be in all the wrong places, and it's pretty scary. About an hour or so into playing assassin's creed 4 it will blue screen, it's happened a number of times now in the past week. The last time it happened was out of the blue while I was on skype in a video chat. I have no idea what could be causing this. I did a google search, and learned that daemon tools could be a possible cause of a bsod, so I uninstalled that. So far smooth sailing, but I'm not sure what to expect.

During the recent bsod, it read that the error was "ntfs.sys" with following text that read something along the lines of "Page_screen_error"

I have no idea what could be the cause. I thought for a while it's been my processor, of which I haven't applied thermal compound to in nearly 3 years since I built my pc and the fact that I haven't thoroughly cleaned out my system in 7 months due to depression and lack of motive to do much of anything. Help is very much appreciated, thanks in advance.
December 3, 2013 1:45:50 AM

That sounds like hard drive or possibly RAM at fault. You should run WMD to check the memory ( http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57569731-285/test-y... ).

Also, what make is your hard drive? You'll need to run the brand's diagnostic tool. Lastly, you need to post the dump file from your BSOD most likey in C:\Windows\Minidump.
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December 3, 2013 5:27:58 AM

Without knowing the BSOD STOP code/Error message, its hard to debug, but running memtest86+ (preferred over the windows memory checker) is a good first step.
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December 4, 2013 11:48:26 AM

I can't find any minidump files or even the location. I've ran the windows memtest twice now, and it returned results both times saying there's nothing wrong. I've encountered three bsod's over the course of the past day, including two cases where I had to restart my pc due to nearly every program I had running crashing and giving errors and numerous alerts. Very strange. I want to rid of these issues asap, so help is extremely appreciated.
Here's pictures of all three bsod's in order of when they occured:



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December 4, 2013 12:07:17 PM

Ignore my comment; I'm pretty sure you found your answer with the DaemonTools uninstall.
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December 5, 2013 11:38:36 AM

No, it's still occurring. My PC recently crashed nearly every program I had running again, while I was using Chromium and in a Skype call. I'm not sure what to do nor what exactly is wrong with my PC.
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December 5, 2013 3:02:21 PM

xX_Jesus4208gbram4tbhddbf369fps_Xx said:
No, it's still occurring. My PC recently crashed nearly every program I had running again, while I was using Chromium and in a Skype call. I'm not sure what to do nor what exactly is wrong with my PC.


Are you overclocking anything?
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December 5, 2013 3:14:30 PM

Check your RAM. You can make a bootable USB or CD with Memtest on it. Run it for a few hours and see if it comes back with anything. If it passes Memtest, probably a software or HDD problem.
www.memtest.org
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December 9, 2013 12:15:21 AM

I've ran memtest twice a few days ago and it said everything was fine. This is the newest bsod, happened less than 10 minutes ago:
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