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  • Hi everyone, here is my situation.

    My computer a few days ago froze while I was playing a game of Counter Strike: Source. I had to manually turn off and turn on my computer to fix it. When I restarted, I got to the "Starting Windows" screen and then the screen went black, my Num Lock indicator on my keyboard turned off, and my computer hung for about 30 seconds and gave me a BSOD with this message:

    http://img717.imageshack.us/i/img00130201101221141.jpg/

    I haven't added anything to my computer or changed any hardware in it recently other than a new wireless mouse. I tried restarting the computer with my wireless mouse's USB plugged in and out and I got the same BSOD message.

    I tried going through Startup Repair and System Restore but even doing those and restarting my computer I still got the same BSOD message after the "Starting Windows" screen

    I decided to prep for the worst, so I went into safe mode and took all my important files off of my C Drive and put it on an external drive, and I reformatted my computer with my Windows 7 Installation disk

    I booted up my computer again, and STILL got the same BSOD message even with a fresh install of Windows 7. I tried Startup Repair and it didn't work. I can't do System Restore either because I have a fresh install of Windows 7.

    At this point I'm running out of ideas and I haven't been able to see my normal desktop for about 3 days now. Thankfully I have a laptop but I would like my regular pc to be up and running for the other folks who live in my home.

     

    Does anybody have any tips or advice for me to fix my BSOD problem? You may notice on my picture above my BSOD screen has some horizontal lines running across it like the image been scratched up. My bootup screen also has the same horizontal "scratches". I'm not sure if they're related, but in the past my BSODs didn't have any weird things on it.

    If it helps, here are my system specs

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

    4GB Ram

    BFG Nvidia 8800GT

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    640GB Hard Drive (Main Drive)

    750GB Hard Drive (Media Drive)

    *500GB External Hard Drive (Backup)

     

    Thank you all SO much in advance if you can help me out! Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:13 AM Focus (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:19 AM

Answers

  •  so could this mean my graphics card overheated and fried?

    this maybe the cause.

    Clean the cooler of the card and try also a newer BIOS and different drivers.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, February 14, 2011 4:24 AM
    Monday, January 24, 2011 1:39 PM

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  • A bugcheck (BSOD) is a mechanism to protect your PC from damage. You get this crash:

    Bug Check 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR

    This indicates that an attempt to reset the display driver and recover from a timeout failed.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff557263%28VS.85%29.aspx


    We can't debug this. You can only make sure hat your PSU is powerful enough for your graphic card. You can check the RAM with memtest86+ so that the RAM is error free and try different graphic card drivers.

    If memtest is fine and different driver don't fix it, try a different graphic card.


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:06 PM
  • Thanks for the reply Andre

     

    My PSU should be enough to support my graphics card it's 650W and an 8800GT graphics card that I've used for three years now.

     

    I ran the memtest86+  and it seems my RAM is alright

     

    I don't have any spare graphics cards lying around though, so could this mean my graphics card overheated and fried?

     

     

    Thanks for great help in advance!

    Monday, January 24, 2011 5:26 AM
  •  so could this mean my graphics card overheated and fried?

    this maybe the cause.

    Clean the cooler of the card and try also a newer BIOS and different drivers.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Monday, February 14, 2011 4:24 AM
    Monday, January 24, 2011 1:39 PM