Over the past six months or so I have had an issue where, while playing Warcraft III, my computer will all of a sudden freeze and give me the blue screen of death with no error message. This would happen maybe every 3-4 weeks or so.
Lately, I have been having more problems with this, which as far as I can tell has only happened while playing Warcraft III (the only relatively strenuous application I run). So I decided to install SP2. Once I did that my computer started giving me the blue screen alot more often in addition to the fatal errors.
So I reformatted and reinstalled Win XP with SP2 (streamlined). Now I literally cannot play War III for more than 5 minutes or so before my computer either randomly resets or freezes in some random state between resetting and running.
I thought it might be War III that was giving me the problems but I decided to simultaneously run Windows Media Player while encoding a video to simulate how I listen to music while I play War III (not always). I left the computer and returned later to find that it had reset again.
What is the issue?
I have the latest drivers for my components.
nForce2 Deluxe (using the onboard sound)
512 MB Corsair PC3200
80GB WD Caviar HD
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
I'm not sure what to do, my first inclination is to get some new memory, but I have had this computer for 2 years and these issues are recent...
Need more info. to help you trouble shoot. Turn off Auto reboot when system crash. System Properties > Advanced >Startup and Recovery >System failure > uncheck Automatically restart.
Need stop code:
example "Stop: 0xC000012F STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_NOT_MZ "
Is there anything in your event logs under application or system? Look for Errors like this:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Computer: "your computer name"
The Symantec Ghost Configuration Server service failed to start due to the following error:
The device is not ready or Warcraft III not ready .
Event Type: Information
Event Source: Save Dump
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Time: 3:48:53 PM
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000d1 (0x00008249, 0x00000006, 0x00000000, 0xf80d3bd4). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini090904-04.dmp.
That is the first event I have logged after the computer last restarted today. I can't find any errors that occur at the same time as the reboot.
Stop 0x000000D1 or DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
The Stop 0xD1 message indicates that the system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. Drivers that have used improper addresses typically cause this error.
Interpreting the Message
This Stop message has four parameters:
IRQL at time of reference.
Type of access (0x00000000 = read operation, 0x00000001 = write operation).
Address that referenced memory.
Resolving the Problem
For additional troubleshooting suggestions that apply to all Stop errors, see "Stop Message Checklist" later in this appendix.
Stop 0xD1 messages can occur after installing faulty drivers or system services. If a driver is listed by name, disable, remove, or roll back that driver to confirm that this resolves the error. If so, contact the manufacturer about a possible update. Using updated software is especially important for backup programs, multimedia applications, antivirus scanners, DVD playback, and CD mastering tools.
For more information about Stop 0xD1 messages, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base link on the Web Resources page at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/reskits/webresources. Search using keywords winnt, 0x000000D1, and 0xD1.