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2 years ago#1
ARG!

I get 3 different BSOD, but they ONLY happen when i use steam.

My laptop is on all 8-12 hours a day at work with no BSOD at all. When i get home and game, no BSOD on non steam games.

Seems to be related to game updates in steam.

The BSODs are:

IRQL not less or equal
Bad pool header
Don't remember the last one

Drivers up to date according to Slim Drivers. Malwarebyts shows clean. CCleaner showing clean.

Sager Laptop
i5 2450m
670m (331.65)
8gb ram
Win7

Any ideas?
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2 years ago#2
Use origin.


This is just another nail in Steam's Coffin.


BUMP, Somebody help the guy, he actually did some of the work himself
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2 years ago#3
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
2 years ago#4
Rexdragon125 posted...
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html


Awesome, thanks.

It appears to have something to do with my network driver.

ndis.sys and ntoskrnl.exe are the most common culprits. Guess I'm going to remove my wlan driver and reinstall off the driver disk instead of the most recent update.
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2 years ago#5
Sounds like a potential memory problem. Try each stick of ram separately.
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2 years ago#6
How could it be a memory problem when it only happens when steam is up?
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2 years ago#7
Bossdog421 posted...
I get 3 different BSOD, but they ONLY happen when i use steam.


lol

always funny when someone tries to blame an oft-used app for their BSODs.

Chrome, Steam, Notepad...

Basically, your system is a delicate little snowflake and not robust at all.

Probably driver related.

might wanna reinstall display drivers

eventvwr.msc and look under System for fatal errors, google those codes.

if you can't fault find, reinstall OS
2 years ago#8
Ningishzida posted...
Bossdog421 posted...
I get 3 different BSOD, but they ONLY happen when i use steam.


lol

always funny when someone tries to blame an oft-used app for their BSODs.

Chrome, Steam, Notepad...

Basically, your system is a delicate little snowflake and not robust at all.

Probably driver related.

might wanna reinstall display drivers

eventvwr.msc and look under System for fatal errors, google those codes.

if you can't fault find, reinstall OS


Of course it's driver related. But it IS steam that is activating the problem. I work with the laptop on plugging away for 10 hours straight, no issues. If i launch steam right now i will get a BSOD as soon as it attempts to update a game.

I launch BF4 play for 2 hours with no problems,then i launch steam and BSOD. It ONLY happens when I use steam. It's not a coincidence.
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2 years ago#9
Ningishzida posted...
Bossdog421 posted...
I get 3 different BSOD, but they ONLY happen when i use steam.


lol

always funny when someone tries to blame an oft-used app for their BSODs.

Chrome, Steam, Notepad...

Basically, your system is a delicate little snowflake and not robust at all.

Probably driver related.

might wanna reinstall display drivers

eventvwr.msc and look under System for fatal errors, google those codes.

if you can't fault find, reinstall OS


OR if the problem is caused by running Steam the problem is how Steam is interacting with something so it is partially at fault and you're just being an ass for no reason.
2 years ago#10
Troubleshooting a problem like that is a waste of time.Reinstall your OS or spend days googling the problem then after you find nothing do a fresh OS install
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