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April 6, 2014 12:26:14 AM

I had recently purchased Bioshock as a pc download (not a Steam DRM) from Amazon. My PC should be able to play it perfectly, but I keep getting the "Bioshock.exe has stopped working" error message. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've tried using the Stereo Mixer method (though how the game's sound is connected is beyond me). I've scoured numerous forums for a fix, but to no avail. Is there any simple, easy-to-understand method to this problem? Please help me...would you kindly?
April 6, 2014 12:53:03 AM

A) Steam does NOT do DRM (Digitial Rights Management), any security for the software (key, DRM, etc.) is made by the maker of the game.
B) your not telling us a thing about what your playing this on, far as we know your trying on XP SP1 on a Pentium 3 Computer.

C) Do some basics first then tell us the results:

Download and run SPECCY, copy and paste the first tab to show your idle temps
Download and run MSI Afterburner, run some of the games that crash, what temps are you getting when underload?
Open Computer, Can Air dust out the bunnies and use paint brush on the vents, coolers, fans, etc.

Did you install all Windows Updates? Including options except BING? Check them and repeat till ALL are installed.
Download and run Slim Drivers, install all the latest updates but you don't need to reboot until you do the last update
Remove whatever AV your using and go to www.filehippo.com and download AVAST! or AVG and do a full system scan - this repeatedly has resolved alot of people issue relying on MS Essentials.
Download Malwarebytes do a full system scan (AV doesn't pick up alot of malware) - this resolved almost ALL other similiar posts to date as most had Malware the AV didn't pick up.
Repeat the AV/Malware scans till the system comes up clean.

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April 6, 2014 6:09:53 PM

A). I meant Steam Key

B). Specs:
CPU: Intel i5-4430 3.0 GHz
GPU: Geforce GTX 660
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64-bit

C). I would prefer a method that doesn't involve downloading a bunch of unknown stuff onto my computer.
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April 6, 2014 7:14:03 PM

These are all FREE well known tech tools used. There is no 'just type this command" and instantly will fix your situation. As this is potentially any number of things these are the "basics" which relieve a majority of the issues as people are looking at >>>> one thing... when the problem is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> somewhere else they can't see because Windows doesn't know to tell them about that issue. Windows is dumb, and can only do what you ask it to do, so now we are asking to do 'the basics'.
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April 6, 2014 8:16:18 PM

I think I just fixed it. I downloaded the V1.1 patch from the Bioshock website. It appears to be working now. Running in Windows XP compatibility mode seems to have solved the sound issue as well.
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April 7, 2014 1:26:30 AM

Big Red Rooster said:
I think I just fixed it. I downloaded the V1.1 patch from the Bioshock website. It appears to be working now. Running in Windows XP compatibility mode seems to have solved the sound issue as well.


yea i was gonna suggest you the update for it, i had the exact same problem and was about to give up so the update will help.

Its because it was not made for win7.
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