Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Various BSODs in Windows 8.1, usually during games

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Various BSODs in Windows 8.1, usually during games


    Hey, my PC's been plagued by various issues for a while now, such as various BSODs and programs suddenly crashing and unwilling to start again until a reboot. I'm hoping the fix for the latter is the same as the fix for the BSODs.

    Since the blue screens usually seem to reference some form of memory, be it physical or virtual, I've had windows memory diagnostics do a bunch of extended passes, but it found no problems, and Samsung Magician says the SSD is fine too, which means I'm increasingly hopeful it's just a software issue.

    Latest dump was made with driver verifier's help, by the way. Not sure if that helps any.

    PC is an Asus Z87 pro mobo, with i7 4770k CPU and Geforce GTX 780.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

    Do your still need help with this problem?
    I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.

    Driver Verifier memory dump points to video
    - update video drivers
    - run the video tests from this page of free diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    A couple of friends suggested I check the system's stability in Linux by using a bootable USB stick, which crashed just as quickly, making them think it was a hardware problem after all. So for now, I took out the SSD and a memory stick, and waiting to see if the problem persists.

    Video drivers are up to date, and I ran furmark, which ran fine with no problems, and the GPU only reached a temperature of 67-68 degrees.

    For now I guess I'm playing the waiting game, if anything happens I'll be sure to post more details in this thread.

    Edit: Forgot to mention, I did update other drivers thanks to the link you provided, 7 were outdated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    I'm glad to hear that you might have fixed it.
    Should you have further problems, I'll be automatically notified if you reply to this topic.
    Good luck!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Various BSODs in Windows 8.1, usually during games
Related Threads
Hi, For the past month or so, I've been having spontaneous (but inconsistent) BSoDs pop up on this laptop (It's only 2 months old and is a high-end gaming laptop) all with the same error of DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (0x9f). I haven't been able to pinpoint what's been causing it, as I've used a...
Hi, I have this Asus UX302la Ultrabook and I get various blue screens. They happen when playing games (Hearthstone, Octodad, Civ5) or watching Youtube videos. They are random, but almost guaranteed to happen the those situations. Most of the BSODs have ntoskrnl.exe involved. The error...
Hello, I got a brand-new X1 Carbon ThinkPad about a week ago, and I have been experiencing various BSODs, which I have uploaded the minidump files of here. They have varied from the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error to KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. I thought that the problem was related to my graphics...
Hi everyone! Built a new PC a couple of weeks ago and its been a nightmare ever since. I have: Intel i5 4440 CPU ASUS H81M-L motherboard NVIDIA GTX 760 8 gigs of memory, single Kingston stick Corsair VS550 550w PSU
So I have a new Windows 8.1 build and its been having quite a few problems. On start ups if I don't go into bios before loading into windows I get a blue screen. I also get lots of crashes, usually when playing games. If you need me to upload any other files let me know. Thanks in advance,...
Solved CTD and BSODs when playing games. in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi! I just got a new rig, I bought it from a friend. He set it up for me, reformated it and installed all the necessary drivers. Prior to this, everything was running fine. All games were working nicely, no CTDs and no BSODs. This is not the case now. I frequently get CTD in just about every...
Solved BSODs or Crashes While Playing Games in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
i dont know why these bsod s or crashes coming. i tried to update my drivers it didnt work. if you need more information just reply here i will answer it as soon as i see it
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook