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Stackhash APPCRASH problem.

Last response: in Windows 7
November 10, 2010 2:30:07 AM

Video games keep crashing. (I haven't seen any other programs with this problem)

Some do, some don't. Some use Steam other I have a disc for.

Win7 Ult 64 bit. HD Radeon 4850 Tired Run as Admin, updated(10 10) and rolled back drivers(9 12). It isn't overheating.

No viruses, and I can't find anything that would make it do this. Started a few days ago. Didn't do anything before to change anything.

This is the error I get for every game.

"Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: SWTFU.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4ac80e11
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c000001d
Exception Offset: 46893c6c
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789"

Someone told me it was the Stackhash causing the errors.

I googled the problem and the only solution i have found is to make a DEP exception for the program I am using. But That doesn't fix my problem.

This is the exact post in the microsoft tech support forum


The StackHash error occurs when DEP is invoked and has an issue with whatever application you’re trying to run (and there are several hundred out there that seem to give it fits). The error is related to Data Execution Prevention.

We will narrow down on the issue, by booting the computer in clean boot. To boot the computer in clean boot refer the link:

If the issue does not persist after booting in clean boot state, then continue with the troubleshooting to check which application or software is causing the explorer to crash, you may continue with step 2 from the above link.

Make sure you reset the computer to normal mode from step 7 after completing with troubleshooting.

After finding which application is causing the problem, you may follow the below steps:

Open the Start menu and click Control Panel
Browse to System Maintenance then System
In the left panel, select Advanced System Settings from the available links
You should now see the System Properties Window, which will have three sections. The top section is labeled Performance and has a Settings button. Click this button.
Select the Data Execution Prevention tab.
Select the option which reads Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.
Use the Browse button to locate the executable file for the application you were trying to start (oiwsetup.exe) when you received the StackHash error, and click Open to add it to your exceptions list.
Click Apply or OK to commit your changes.

The games in question still crash, The Force Unleashed when i get in a certain room, Rise Of Legends after roughly 30 minutes of gameplay.

Any insight guys?
a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 3:05:28 AM

make sure you have enough power to run your games.
a cheap and/or underpowered PSU can run for a little while, but will eventually start causing errors. Calculator
to see if you're PSU has enough power. If not, get one from a reputable company that you trust
November 10, 2010 3:28:45 AM

That might be it. according to neweggs calculator I need a 475 Watt PSU, I currently Have a 430 Watt Corsair PSU.

But why? I have played More graphics intense games for longer. And why only certain games?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 3:48:52 AM

overloading the PSU will cause it to burn out over time. Like OCing other hardware
I have no idea why only certain games... they must be more graphically intensive than others.

I had a 400 Watt PSU that came w/ my case that lasted for about 2 years before it crapped out. Started having games crash, and textures not load correctly.

So i got an 800 Watt BFG PSU thats 80+ certified. It has worked well.
November 10, 2010 3:51:54 AM

this seems odd. Rise of legends is 5 years old and i can only play it for 20 minutes. But new vegas is not even a month old and i can play it for hours at a time with maxed graphics.
a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 4:03:59 AM

that i can't explain
November 10, 2010 4:05:49 AM

Well im picking up a 650 Watt corsair PSU when I get paid Friday. Hopefully this fixes the issue.
a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2010 4:19:39 AM

let me know if that works
i'd be interested by the outcome
November 16, 2010 5:57:46 PM

Got a new PSU today (Corsair 650TX) and I still have the problem.
November 16, 2010 6:14:09 PM

Most likely the motherboard since everything is plugged into it, including a not strong enough PSU which causes clipping at loads and could easily damage components.
a b $ Windows 7
November 16, 2010 6:16:37 PM

a good possibility...
first i'd try to do a repair of the OS, just to rule out software

boot to the installation disk, after you select your language click repair in the bottom left corner
November 16, 2010 6:36:09 PM

You could also run sfc /scannow in the command prompt to scan your system files.
November 23, 2010 2:24:48 AM

Ran, sfc /scannow and everything was fine. currently trying to find my windows disk.
November 25, 2010 3:23:24 PM

Put in one of my extra harddrives and completely reinstalled windows on it. Still have the problem.
a b $ Windows 7
November 25, 2010 3:54:11 PM

then it would seem a hardware issue
probably your GPU
download a program called Furmark
and run it as a stress test over night
see if it has any artifacts... could be a sign of there being a graphics issue.
November 25, 2010 9:38:11 PM

Not a GPU issue, have done that and installed a different GPU and I still have the problem.
August 24, 2013 7:56:11 AM

I got it to work by going to properties, and then click: run in windows 7 compatibility mode ( because I work with windows 7); and click run: maximized.
I hope it works for you, it did for me :) 
October 6, 2013 10:46:08 PM

I found a solution :D  click right on the program (if it's running already but you don't know where it is the location, run task manager and look at process window, on windows 8 it's details window. When you found the process click right on it and press "open file location"), run the troubleshoot compatibility and make sure that it runns like administrator checking the box needs additional permission, test the program and save the settings. For me it works (sorry for my bad english :)  )