Author Topic: Why is it that I keep getting blue screens while playing games?  (Read 1104 times)

I keep getting blue screens as soon as I start playing any game. I've got a intel i5 3400 cpu and 16 memory so power should not be a problem whatsoever. I've updated all of my drivers. None of these programs have ever been an issue before and the only two games that dont crash are Minecraft and Blockand. All of my steam games crash as well as Rigs of rods. I've completely reinstalled steam and all of the games but the problem still occurs. I've also uninstalled all of the programs I've recently installed before and after the problem began. This is now the tenth time this has happened according to MS event viewer. Please post any solutions to this issue.



Are you playing on water levels? That might be your problem.

How can I check?
When it blue screen's there will be an error code, Write it down the post it.

How can I check?
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

this program lets you view the blue screens and will let you tell us what kind of error codes you get without having to actually get them and then write it down on paper like a caveman.

to me it sounds like serious hardware failure, anywhere from CPU to RAM or GPU...

How can I check?
Or if the blue screen doesn't stay for very long - I know it only flashes up for a second on some computers - when windows next boots up properly it will say something like

'Windows has recovered from a serious error
errror code: *This is the bit we need*'

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

this program lets you view the blue screens and will let you tell us what kind of error codes you get without having to actually get them and then write it down on paper like a caveman.

to me it sounds like serious hardware failure, anywhere from CPU to RAM or GPU...
What information am I supposed to give you from here?

What information am I supposed to give you from here?
go into "view" and do "windows xp style" or something similar.  look for that and click it.  then it'll show you the whole blue screen exactly as it was.

copy and paste the entire text here.

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Ntfs.sys

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050033, 0x00000000000406f8,
0xfffff88001257fb0)

*** Ntfs.sys - Address 0xfffff88001257fb0 base at 0xfffff8800124a000 DateStamp
0x5040d4c6




A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
to your computer.

The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Ntfs.sys

UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart
your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050033, 0x00000000000406f8,
0xfffff88001257fb0)

*** Ntfs.sys - Address 0xfffff88001257fb0 base at 0xfffff8800124a000 DateStamp
0x5040d4c6

Ntfs.sys

I'm no expert on BSOD's, but allow me to contribute my thoughts;
Oh dear

I'm no expert on BSOD's, but allow me to contribute my thoughts;
Oh dear
forget I just built this computer about a month ago

forget I just built this computer about a month ago
1) Download and run memtest to check the ram (http://www.memtest.org/). If ram passes with no errors then
2) Open an elevated command prompt (right-click on command prompt icon & open as administrator). Type: chkdks /r (then press ENTER). Say yes when asked if you want to run checkdisk at the next boot. Exit the command prompt and reboot. If hd passes with no errors then
3) Download and install the latest drivers for video and sound cards and check for a bios update. Get the drivers from the OEM websites, not from Windows Update.

Do drivers even affect ntfs.sys?

Do drivers even affect ntfs.sys?
not directly.  it's more like an error from hardware that cascades its way down into an error.