My computer has BSOD 3 times today and yesterday, all while or after playing games, the codes were, for the first time, a driver related code(ntoskrnl.exe), with code 0x1000007e, the 2nd time was also driver related(0x000000d1), with rt2870.sys driver in question and DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check string(this one was in the middle of gaming). The third was KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, 0x0000001e, and tcpip.sys.
What drivers can these issues be narrowed down too, because I really do not want to remove all drivers and reformat my drives. Which would mean reinstalling games, etc...
Since the BSODs occured while or after gaming, then it may be related to a graphics driver. What you can do is download a software like Driver Fusion, clean out all existing graphics drivers, and then reinstall them. Be sure to install the latest non-beta drivers. If you have a pre-built computer from Dell, HP, or something, get the drivers from their website, otherwise get it from Ati/Nvidia. If this does not fix your issue, then it may be hardware related. Sometimes hardware issues may trigger driver crashes. While playing games, monitor your temperatures and see if they go too high. Anywhere over 90 when not overclocked can be considered high.
It's been working fine for the past 2 weeks but what i recently did was move drivers off my SSD and onto my HDD to save space, some drivers/parts of drivers may have been deleted/lost and that's whats causing BSOD.
I'm just asking if anyone can look at my error codes and tell me what drivers are causing the problem, so I can avoid reformatting and reinstalling everything.