Video Hardware Error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    whenever I am putting my Samsung 5 Series out of sleep, the computer freezes. This results in me restarting the pc, some times the problem even then reoccurs.

    I run the MS Diagnostic Tool. The following error emerged:

    Problem: Video hardware error

    Files that help describe the problem:




    Having looked around I could not find any solutions to the problem on the net, nor any trouble with my hardware.

    This error simply came out of nowhere without any hardware/ software/ driver update.

    Thanks for the help, cheers!

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:48 PM


  • We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.  


    If you are overclocking (pushing the components beyond their design) you should revert to default at least until the crashing is solved. If you dont know what it is you probably are not overclocking.

    You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

    To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.  


    The procedure:
    * Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
    * Zip up the copy (compress them)

    *Please upload them to a file sharing service like Skydrive or"Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.


    Link for how to  upload below.
    To ensure minidumps are enabled:
    * Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
    * Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
    * Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
    * Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
    * Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
    * OK your way out.
    * Reboot if changes have been made.
    Please also run MSinfo32 and upload the output as well.
    To run MSinfo32 please go to start>run>MSinfo32
    Go to "file" "save" and upload the saved file with the DMPS
    System specs are extremely useful so please include whatever you know.

    Blue Screen View & Who Crashed are often wrong and should only be used in an emergency...

    You can read more about BSODS here
    You can learn how to test your memory here
    Asking an effective question to get help fast here
    Basic troubleshooting tips can be found here

    Wanikiya & Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:11 PM