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BSOD playing Watch Dogs

  1. #1

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    BSOD playing Watch Dogs

    Hello everyone,

    Everytime when i am playing Watch Dogs i get an BSOD after several minutes.

    The minidump says:
    Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error (see attachment)

    I am uploading it here, for those who may wish to review it.


    For the last two/three hours i ve bin playing CoD Ghosts and Black Ops II and no problems. the BSOD's only appear during Watch Dogs
    Last edited by Yortje; 06 Jul 2014 at 07:42.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Please update your videodriver to the latest version 14.6 from here AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Driver for Windows

    If this does not stop the bsod.

    Please check your memory because one of your dumpfiles mentioned memory corruption.

    Tutorial Memtest86+ and download
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  3. #3

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Right after the installation of the 14.6 driver from ATI, when i clicked on the 'done' button i got a new BSOD, with the name: atikmdag.sys (see attachment).

    This night i will run the memorytest. By tomorrow i will give you the results.

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  4. #4

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Last replay for i run the memorytest. Just played Sniper Elite 3 and after 10 (maybe 15) minutes i got an BSOD. See attachment for crashdump.

    Could the reason be my new '4096MBATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (290), Club 3d' that i installed this Saturday (yesterday)? If so, i will return it.

    Many thanks,


    ps. Maybe an strange conclusion but is it possible that its the memory on the videocard/GPU?
    Last edited by Yortje; 06 Jul 2014 at 15:09. Reason: new sudden thought
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  5. #5

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Your latest dumpfile is again a memory corruption

    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
    BugCheck 109, {a3a01f5928f31a43, b3b72bdf7b705cd6, fffff80122377840, 1}
    Probably caused by : memory_corruption
    Followup: memory_corruption
    2: kd> !analyze -v
    *                                                                             *
    *                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
    *                                                                             *
    This bugcheck is generated when the kernel detects that critical kernel code or
    data have been corrupted. There are generally three causes for a corruption:
    1) A driver has inadvertently or deliberately modified critical kernel code
     or data. See Kernel patch protection for x64-based operating systems
    2) A developer attempted to set a normal kernel breakpoint using a kernel
     debugger that was not attached when the system was booted. Normal breakpoints,
     "bp", can only be set if the debugger is attached at boot time. Hardware
     breakpoints, "ba", can be set at any time.
    3) A hardware corruption occurred, e.g. failing RAM holding kernel code or data.
    Arg1: a3a01f5928f31a43, Reserved
    Arg2: b3b72bdf7b705cd6, Reserved
    Arg3: fffff80122377840, Failure type dependent information
    Arg4: 0000000000000001, Type of corrupted region, can be
     0 : A generic data region
     1 : Modification of a function or .pdata
     2 : A processor IDT
     3 : A processor GDT
     4 : Type 1 process list corruption
     5 : Type 2 process list corruption
     6 : Debug routine modification
     7 : Critical MSR modification
    Debugging Details:
      Kernel Generated Triage Dump
    PG_MISMATCH:  10
    fffff801`22377840 4883ec08        sub     rsp,8
    BUGCHECK_STR:  0x109
    PROCESS_NAME:  System
    ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) amd64fre
    ffffd000`23691088 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000109 a3a01f59`28f31a43 b3b72bdf`7b705cd6 fffff801`22377840 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
    CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -db !nt
    2 errors : !nt (fffff80122377934-fffff80122377fc4)
    fffff80122377930  8c  28  00  00 *39  02  00  00  10  33  d2  4c  8b  85  e8  00 .(..9....3.L....
    fffff80122377fc0  01  75  07  49 *c3  c1  ff  ff  ff  ff  4d  33  d2  e8  2e  1b .u.I......M3....
    MODULE_NAME: memory_corruption
    IMAGE_NAME:  memory_corruption
    FOLLOWUP_NAME:  memory_corruption
    FAILURE_ID_HASH_STRING:  km:memory_corruption_stride
    FAILURE_ID_HASH:  {574dbc1b-92cb-fb09-cb7a-cacc1bb2c511}
    Followup: memory_corruption
    This could be also a (memory)problem of your videocard.
    You can test your videocard for faults with Prime 95

    Download and Tutorial Prime95
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  6. #6

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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    Hi Lifetec,

    I think Prime95 is used for stress testing the CPU and not the Graphics card. Furmark or 3D Mark Vantage is used for stress testing the GPU. ^_^

    @Yortje :-

    Follow the guide over here :-


    Make sure, you don't leave that unattended. Also, if you face any problem, report back here and immediately close the Furmark. Read the guide properly.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1

    Hi Lifetec,

    I think Prime95 is used for stress testing the CPU and not the Graphics card. Furmark or 3D Mark Vantage is used for stress testing the GPU. ^_^
    Yes you are right blueelvis i ment Furmark.(slip of the mind)

    @ Yortje
    You said you switched your videocard.
    Did you also upgrade your PSU ?
    What wattage has your current PSU?
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  8. #8

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Yes I have update it: Corsair 750 Watt.

    * running an burn in benchmark with Furmark. So far so good. Max 87 degrees. Or should I do an specific test (different resolution or something)?
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  9. #9

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Not good att all :(

    Right after i hit send button (previous message) i got a new BSOD. Something like: Rdoll no more no less (or something, it went to fast to notice).

    The memorytest disk was already in the cdlayer so the memorytest was automatically running (see attachments).

    I am curious.. In Holland it's almost night. I will run the memorytest and get back tomorrow with the results.

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  10. #10

    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)

    That indicates a RAM module is faulty, you would need to test individual RAM module using memtest to determine the faulty one. Also, try reseating the RAM modules after blowing air using a blower in the RAM slots to make sure there is no dust in between and the RAM's are seated properly.
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