Hi, I'm looking for solution to a problem, which occurs only in certain Steam games. For example in DX: Human Revolution and Tribes: Ascend, issue is totally identical: game freezes, and right after screen will turn to black and last sound starts to loop. No BSOD, no error notifications, just total crash. After resetting only message as follows will be logged in Windows Event Management:
There's numerous ways I've tried to deal with this: disabling Firewall / Antivirus software, Catalyst Control Center and so on. Tried to run as admin, in compatibility mode... Memtest is possibly the only option that I haven't tried, but as I said, this occurs only in certain _Steam_ games, so it can't be RAM..?
Well you have a good rig going on and that shouldn't be happening. Have you tried the Verify Integrity of Game Cache? I will post how to do it in case you don't. When you do it.
You should do it at least 3 times for each game. After doing all that and still happens then try uninstalling the games using a uninstall program and I don't mean the remove/change program in the control panel
Or the game's unintall program. When you use thoes programs they don't get all the files and when you reinstall the game you will most likely still have the problem. I will link you to revo a good program.
If you do have to uninstall the games and reinstall them use the Verify Integrity of Game Cache after each install. For some reason Steam has a problem with down loading all the files to your rig.
I don't know why but it happens to me just about every time I down load a game from them. Give what I have stated a try and let us know what has happened and good luck.
NOTE:When in Steam, left click on Games. Then left click on view Games Library. Right click on the Game. Then left click on properties. Then left click on local files. Then left click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
Sorry I did not get back to you right away I am on vacation sort of speak. I don't think reformating your hard drive is going to fix the problem. The reason I say this is because some games just won't work with the new GPU's or other new hardware
For Example I have Age of Empires III and I down loaded it on my rig now and It would never run or work and I was so disappointed but when I down loaded it on one of my old Dells.
It worked just fine. So I took out the hard drive and hooked it up in my rig and the game works just fine. My point is with win 7 or even my hardware for some reason would not let the game fully down load.
So when I down loaded on to a system with XP and old hardware it worked but the hardware in my new rig wouldn't let it down load. As you can see what my rig is today.
There are some cases that some Steam games just won't play right no matter what you could try to talk to Steam or read their forum and even ask questions. But I am out of Idea's you have done a lot and got nowhere.
You would think you wouldn't have these types of problems but they are out there and I have seen a lot of people with these problems without any fix's. Maybe you could try on another PC with your game.
Then if it works and it is almost the same as your set up which by the way is a very nice rig, then that would tell you that either it is a hardware problem or you have malware issues.
Do everything possible before you reformat your hard drive. Then let us know if anything has changed. Good luck to and I hope it works.
I SOLVED black screen + jammed sound freeze about a month ago. Tried many things, but only one worked:
Download any program that allows you to clock your graphic card (I used nVidiaInspector) and underclock it a little.
I had often crashes in League of Legends, Diablo 3 and similar games, but since i turned both GPU and graphic memory 40 MHz lower, I never had even one crash, and the underclocking had no serious impact on fps. Seems like capacitors cant handle highest performance any more.