might be Graphic card related

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  1. aboona777

    aboona777 Well-Known Member

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  2. GeneralHiningII

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    Alright - the driver installation.
    This is what I suspect is the problem, as the FIFA installation should've gone through easily. (Millions of people have failed spectacularly in installing the new NVIDIA drivers - there are, indeed, ways to install the drivers correctly).

    Install Driver Sweeper here: Driver Sweeper 3.2.0 - TechSpot Downloads
    it scans your computer for any outdated/broken drivers.

    Download BUT DO NOT INSTALL the latest NVIDIA Drivers here: Drivers | GeForce
    Remember, just download the .exe file, but don't double click it or anything.
    Then put the file on your desktop or somewhere easy to find.

    Now, instructions:
    1. Reboot the computer, repeatedly press F8 to access Advanced Boot Options. Select Safe Mode.
    2. When Safe Mode has loaded, Start > QuickSearch “Device Manager” or Start > Control Panel > View by: Large Icons > Device Manager.
    3. On Device Manager - Display Adapters > [select onboard GPU] – right click > Uninstall. Do not select the option Delete the driver software for this device.
    4. Uninstall the GPU.
    5. Now Run Driver Sweeper. Tick the Boxes "NVIDIA PHYSX" and "NVIDIA CHIPSET". Don't tick the Box "NVIDIA DISPLAY". Now select "Clean". Let it run through, and reboot when prompted.
    6. On Windows, wait for the card to reinstall. When the card is reinstalled, you should receive the message “Device [GPU Name] has been successfully installed – [GPU NAME]”. When you receive this notification, reboot your computer one more time.
    7. After the reboot, install the pre-downlaoded driver. Select the box on the install menu "Clean install" (NOTE: That button just resets the drivers, you still have to do steps 1 to 6). Install the driver.
    8. Reboot the computer one more time, and retest the problem.

    Come back with the results and see if it's fixed.
    If it is - good.
    If it isn't - suspects: Audio Drivers, Windows 8 corruption and, possibly, the FIFA 13 installation. But we'll get to that if the problem does come back.
     
  3. aboona777

    aboona777 Well-Known Member

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    Hi GeneralHiningII
    Thanks for the pointers.
    I followed the steps, and ran FIFA 13 with no problems.
    Then I ran Need for speed- Most Wanted, and i got a BSOD!
    The error was, as in last time (during the same game as i recall):

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    Dump File : 110912-24117-01.dmp
    Crash Time : 11/9/2012 10:24:11 PM
    Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
    Bug Check Code : 0x00000050
    Parameter 1 : fffff802`9b558084
    Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
    Parameter 3 : fffff802`9bde1ce3
    Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000002
    Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
    Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ad40
    File Description :
    Product Name :
    Company :
    File Version :
    Processor : x64
    Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ad40
    Stack Address 1 :
    Stack Address 2 :
    Stack Address 3 :
    Computer Name :
    Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\110912-24117-01.dmp
    Processors Count : 8
    Major Version : 15
    Minor Version : 9200
    Dump File Size : 297,152
    ==================================================

    any idea of what that might mean?
    please let me know if you need me to attach the dump file or anything

    thanks again
     
  4. GeneralHiningII

    GeneralHiningII Honorable Member

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    yeah, if you could, just attach the dump file - there's no need to grab it all, just the dump file would be fine for this one.
    At least we got rid of the FIFA 13 problem.
     
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