April 12th, 2005, 08:35 PM #1
Huh? Lighting quick BSOD, ruined my game.
I just bought Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and a new DVD player to go with it. Looks great, I can play it and everything, but the problem is is that every 20-30 minutes, the game will give me the ol BSOD, but only for a split second, and then it will reboot. I could even live with that, but when i went to play the game just now, it told me that my main profile was damaged, and that i have to start a new one. Anyone have any ideas on what could be happening here, or....
is there any way to make this BSOD not dissapear instantly, so's that I can read it?
is there anything else i need to do to a DVD drive? It works, but Im kinda suspicious that this problem may be because of the DVD drive. I pretty much just slapped it in instead of my cd drive, set the jumper to master, put in the IDE, put in the digital audio, put in the power, am I missing something?
any help would be great.
April 12th, 2005, 08:40 PM #2
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right click on my computer, propertise, advance, click settings on startup and recovery and click automagically restart
their shouldnt be anything you have to do to your DVD drive. How are your temps?
April 12th, 2005, 08:43 PM #3
temps are all normal, theres no abnormal behavior in the game either, it just all of a sudden takes a dump on me?
What did that automatically restart option do?
April 12th, 2005, 08:45 PM #4
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it makes so it doesnt automatically reboot the system when you get a blue screen
so you can actually do something productive like figure out what your problem is.
April 12th, 2005, 08:48 PM #5
ah i see, that will certainely help
Ok, im going to go and play it again, and this time when i get the blue screen ill read it and tell you what it says.
April 12th, 2005, 09:29 PM #6
nope it didnt work. BSOD just disappeared again before i could read it. I did catch the words newly installed, and i think i saw the word hardware also in a different place, not sure what is going on.
I've got the windows error report here, the error report says that the following files will be included in the error report : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini041205-09.dmp
dunno if that can help anyone?
April 12th, 2005, 09:38 PM #7
not sure if this would help but did you run the game update yet? i havent had this issue myself yet sorry, but it does for sure sound like a temp issue.My signature really sucks
April 12th, 2005, 09:46 PM #8
run a Hijack this just to be safe, the Files that are in error report maybe spyware because it's in Temp folderRIP TKOP!!
April 12th, 2005, 09:55 PM #9
Try disconnecting any USB stuff you have hooked up.
You have a major conflict (Duh!) that is rebooting you through hardware, rather that software. I say this because the lack of BSOD after you changed the "no" to automatic reboot. If it was software related Windoze would produce the blue screen. It's not. It's almost like a short (it isn't the same).
Your software problem are from the sudden "unplugging" of your system during this event.
I'd remove everything you can except your video card and work up. I'll bet it's your DVD player."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
April 12th, 2005, 10:38 PM #10
well the BSOD DOES come up, just for about 1/2 a second tho, then it reboots. I just got BSODed while i was talking on messenger here tho, and it stayed, i dont know if i got the same screen, but this one talks about
Check to see that you have enough disc space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, try disabling the driver or check with the manufacturer for updates. Try changing video adaptors.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options.
STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005,0x00000000,0xF8A0D840,0xF8A0D540)
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your sysadmin for technical help.
yada yada yada
April 12th, 2005, 11:06 PM #11
How about some system specs?
Like cards plugged in, DVD's, CD's etc.
If you unplug the DVD does it still happen? And have you updated the drivers from the DVD manufacturer?"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
April 12th, 2005, 11:15 PM #12
Athlon 2500 (barton) OC'd to 3200 (i know, but i've never had problems with it before, ill change it if i have to, but i dont think this is it)
Geforce 5200 fx
LG 16x DVD player
LG 52x CD-RW
WD 80gig HD w/ 8meg buffer
Windows XP pro (OEM)
oh yeah and a regular 56k modem
and no i didnt get any drivers at all for my DVD player, does it need drivers?
April 12th, 2005, 11:44 PM #13
What about PSU? Post brand wattage and max amp along 3.3 5 12 volt rails. This can be found on a sticker located on PSU itself.
What brand of RAM? Run memtest86 to rule out. http://www.memtest.org/
List all IRQ's
DVD was it added as slave?Work hard to become not to acquire. I didn't work hard to win a million dollars, I worked hard to become Winston Cup Champion. Alan Kulwicki 1992
April 13th, 2005, 12:02 AM #14
Try backing down the OC for now.
Does it only crash during games? And when playing the game do you need the CD/DVD?
And if you go into the game and do nothing, like just sit there, hiding. Does it still crash?"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
April 13th, 2005, 12:24 AM #15
Turned down the oc, its back to a 2500, the DVD is set to master, i made sure, cdR IS set to slave, i made sure. I have a generic kinda 350 watt PSU, and generic (azenram) RAM modules. Never had a prob till now.
And I thought it was only crashing during the game, but since ive posted here, its suddenly crashed twice, both times when i was just chatting on MSN. Gives the same BSOD.
Yes, you do need the DVD in the drive to play the game. And i havent tried just sitting there hiding, it will take like 20-30 minutes, ill try that tommorow sometime, but it seems to just crash for no real reason. But i have left my computer on today for 3-4 hours asleep with no crash, so im assuming it needs some time.
Temp is a little high, but not very 45C, my chip usually runs about 40-43 when not OC'd, i think its just cooling down right now or something.
April 13th, 2005, 12:41 AM #16
If you've created crashes on MSN chatting, then unplug your DVD and see if you're still crashing.
The DVD seems to be the only new piece of hardware you've added, and you are crashing now and you weren't before. Is this about right?"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
April 13th, 2005, 06:13 AM #17
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This may or may not help you, but I have the same mobo and processor...
I was having some problems with my system crashing because I had the RAM and CPU running at different speeds (200 and 167). I changed both to the same (167 now) and it's been pretty stable since. Then again, I don't really overclock my system...
And this won't do much good if it's a hardware issue, but there you are
April 14th, 2005, 02:48 PM #18
The problem seems to be solved, thanks guys. I'm not sure what did it, but I undid the OC i had on my system, and I also downloaded some drivers and codecs and stuff to fully support my DVD drive, and i haven't had any problems, so it must have been one or the other.
April 14th, 2005, 03:02 PM #19
id blame the OC.. some games are more sensitive to OCing than others.AMD Opteron 146 2.8ghz 280x10
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April 15th, 2005, 01:18 AM #20
id still run scandisk and system file checker if you have not already done such...He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
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