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Vista BSODing and Crashing Problem

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August 26, 2009 2:13:18 AM

I built one of my computers November 2008. The specs are: Q9550, EVGA 790i Ultra, GTX 260 216, 4 gb DDR3 - 1600, WD 640 GB HDD, and a CoolMax 950CUG, and Windows Vista x64. For a while it worked great, then all of a sudden (during Call of Duty World at War) i went to move my mouse and my view changed a little and froze. There was a repetitive tutting sound from my computer, so i restarted. This happened a few more times, almost always in COD WaW and once/twice in other games, like Far Cry 2. Also, after installing the 185.85 drivers (and those later on) i find that my computer freezes on me at times when I move the mouse after leaving it idle. During the 185.85, it often froze at the user selection screen with a few pixel sized artifacts. I'm currently running the 190.62 drivers, and my computer now keeps restarting/freezing randomly. It BSoDs often during nTune too. First time i installed, when i tried to configure power settings (aka fans, clocks, etc) right when i went to the screen after opening nTune where it says i agree to blah blah blah it BSoDed. I uninstalled in safe mode and reinstalled after a few days, then it BSoDed straight on the user screen. I uninstalled in safe mode again thank god, and a month later installed BitDefender trial edition. Computer was amazingly slow, i mean took 30 minutes to load a profile and open windows, and eventually (even in safe mode) would not work. I somehow uninstalled BitDefender. This computer is NOT connected to the internet, but just in case i ran ESET NOD32 and G DATA total care 2009 and both showed no viruses/spyware/malware. I also ran CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner, RegEasy, and other Registry cleaners. NOne of them has stopped the problem. Im going to attach the errors shown in the Problems menu in Vista for the most recent ones. If anyone can help me it would be AMAZINGLY appreciated. Oh yeah, 3dMark06 and Prime95 show that my hardware is rock solid, so i don't think its the PSU or CPU or memory. I haven't played COD WaW for a while so that freeze with the repeating noise hasn't happened for a while, but after COD Waw it started showing on my desktop, so i changed the ACPI settings in the BIOS.


Product
Windows

Problem
Shut down unexpectedly

Date
8/25/2009 8:19 PM

Status
Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
Mini082509-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: a
BCP1: FFFFF0000481D050
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF80001A670A1
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1





Product
Windows

Problem
Video hardware error

Date
8/24/2009 12:15 PM

Status
Not Reported

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20090824-1215.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: FFFFFA80061604E0
BCP2: FFFFFA6003AEF140
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1





Product
Windows

Problem
Shut down unexpectedly

Date
8/13/2009 10:55 PM

Status
Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
Mini081309-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: FFFFFFFFC000001D
BCP2: FFFFF80001AA8F0F
BCP3: FFFFFA6001BE2A88
BCP4: FFFFFA6001BE2460
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1






August 26, 2009 2:15:15 AM

Oh yeah, the problem happened on two separate video cards, an 8400 GS and a Zotac GTX 260 OC so i don't think thats the problem. ALL of my fans run at 100% so i doubt overheating is the culprit, and nvidia system monitor shows fairly decent temps with my CNPS9700 and the gpu fan. ANY help whatsoever would be appreciated.
August 27, 2009 3:04:24 AM

It could be that the PCI-e slot is damaged because the graphics card was not installed correctly or forced in the slot. Maybe a professional diag. tool from a company like this one: http://www.rst.com/rst-usb.shtml would help find the problem to repair.
August 27, 2009 3:36:42 AM

Interesting. That could be the case because my Tagan EL Diablo (probably the worst case ever DO NOT buy) had a poorly designed gpu cage and i had to really shove it in there. dang. oh well, thanks for the reply
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