[SOLVED] BSOD & Game crashes and I have no clue why

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I am posting this on behalf of my friend, who isn't very tech savvy, but I've tried helping her myself.

The last few weeks, her computer either blue screens, or the game crashes whenever she tries to play games. Certain games work, others do not.

So far, we know that Overwatch works fine, but games like Dead By Daylight and RUST do not.

Here is an example of Dead By Daylight crashing:


Sometimes it goes further, sometimes she can get into a game, but inevitably it will crash.

Sometimes she will get a BSOD with "SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE".

She's tried installing a new motherboard, and new RAM, and re-installing Windows and we get the same problems. So we don't think it's the RAM or the Motherboard or even drivers.

So we figured it could be the graphics card, right? So I told her to plug her monitor into the motherboard so it uses onboard graphics instead, but we get the same crash you see above.

Here is a list of everything we've tried:

  • New motherboard
  • New RAM
  • Switching monitor to onboard graphics in case it was the GPU
  • Re-installing windows
Does anyone have any idea where to go from here?
 

gardenman

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I ran the dump file through the debugger and got the following information: https://violentrestaurant.htmlpasta.com/

File information:042620-8109-01.dmp (Apr 26 2020 - 05:30:25)
Bugcheck:CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (EF)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: svchost.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 04 Min(s), and 12 Sec(s)

Possible system page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/omen-x-by-hp-900-000-desktop-pc-series/12079701/manuals
It appears you have the latest BIOS already installed.

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Colif

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Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD -
that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

copy that file to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link in your thread so we can help fix the problem

SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE seems to tie into BIOS settings. Have you got the latest BIOS on motherboard?

there are 2 other potential fixes here - https://www.minitool.com/news/system-pte-misuse.html , don't follow do the 3rd one until you tell me what board they have, as many new boards have easier ways than downloading a file onto USB
 
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Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD -
that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

copy that file to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link in your thread so we can help fix the problem

SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE seems to tie into BIOS settings. Have you got the latest BIOS on motherboard?

there are 2 other potential fixes here - https://www.minitool.com/news/system-pte-misuse.html , don't follow do the 3rd one until you tell me what board they have, as many new boards have easier ways than downloading a file onto USB
Okay she can't do anything with the DMP file because apparently she doesn't have any permissions (even though it's her home computer and she owns it). She can't upload it or zip it because it says "File not found or no read permissions".

This whole thing started because of updates that Windows had her do. She says there was a windows update and a GeForce update and nothing has been right since.

This is her BIOS version:


I'm gonna have her do the other steps and see what happens.
 

Colif

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Okay she can't do anything with the DMP file because apparently she doesn't have any permissions (even though it's her home computer and she owns it).
that is why I said in my instructions
copy the minidump file(s) to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link in your thread so we can help fix the problem

she can't upload original as the system owns it. But she can upload the copy.
 
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that is why I said in my instructions
copy the minidump file(s) to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link in your thread so we can help fix the problem

she can't upload original as the system owns it. But she can upload the copy.
I told her to copy it to her desktop and she still couldn't do anything with it. I'll try and go through it with her again later.
 

Colif

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It is possible the desktop folder (desktop items are in a folder) is also protected so she might want to use Documents folder to copy to,

I can't check myself as I don't have anything in the folder (nor ever set it up) but many other people have followed same instructions so it should work.
 
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It is possible the desktop folder (desktop items are in a folder) is also protected so she might want to use Documents folder to copy to,

I can't check myself as I don't have anything in the folder (nor ever set it up) but many other people have followed same instructions so it should work.
Nope, still no luck. Even in documents.



And if she tries to upload them, she gets errors from the web page (presumably because it has no rights to access the file)
 
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Colif

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Hmm, I feel I need to take your name off you and make it my own.

Whats on D & E drives? Try moving file to a folder on D drive and see if it is same. or onto a USB drive...

You should be able to copy the original dmp file from that folder to any other and then you own the new file. Copying creates a file owned by you. So it doesn't make sense that you don't have permission to zip the copy. I can see what it says though.
 
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Hmm, I feel I need to take your name off you and make it my own.

Whats on D & E drives? Try moving file to a folder on D drive and see if it is same. or onto a USB drive...

You should be able to copy the original dmp file from that folder to any other and then you own the new file. Copying creates a file owned by you. So it doesn't make sense that you don't have permission to zip the copy. I can see what it says though.
Okay, I think she may have somehow moved it instead of copying it (not sure).
Anyway, here's the dmp file: https://easyupload.io/l483nh
 

Colif

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That would make sense. Windows shouldn't let you move files you don't own, but that's just logical & Microsoft aren't logical at best of times.

Okay, I send link to a friend, he is asleep now but will answer later with a link I can use to look at problem
 
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That would make sense. Windows shouldn't let you move files you don't own, but that's just logical & Microsoft aren't logical at best of times.

Okay, I send link to a friend, he is asleep now but will answer later with a link I can use to look at problem
Thanks! Let me know when you have further information. I did a quick look with some software and it came up with the SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE from that dump.
 

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Hi, this is not a standard minidump from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder. However I was able to look at it and here are the results: https://pastebin.com/NSgV11mD

File information:$R12LOKB - Copy.dmp (Apr 19 2020 - 16:06:20)
Bugcheck:SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE (DA)
Driver warnings:*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for EasyAntiCheat.sys
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: svchost.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 27 Min(s), and 48 Sec(s)

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Hi, this is not a standard minidump from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder. However I was able to look at it and here are the results: https://pastebin.com/NSgV11mD

File information:$R12LOKB - Copy.dmp (Apr 19 2020 - 16:06:20)
Bugcheck:SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE (DA)
Driver warnings:*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for EasyAntiCheat.sys
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: svchost.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 27 Min(s), and 48 Sec(s)

This information can be used by others to help you. I can't help you with this. Someone else will post with more information. Please wait for additional answers. Good luck.
This makes a lot of sense. Overwatch works (doesn't use EAC), but Rust and DBD both crash as they use EAC.

But what's confusing, is we've reinstalled Windows a few times, so how does this still happen?
 

Colif

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How does she connect to internet?
Wifi or Ethernet?

Her ethernet drivers could use an update
Oct 22 2018 - rt640x64.sys - Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/

newest drivers - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

Intel wifi seems fairly new
Aug 27 2019 - Netwtw04.sys - Intel Wireless Wifi Link driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29455/Windows-10-Wi-Fi-Drivers-for-Intel-Wireless-Adapters

difficult to find the drivers page for device. I know its out there but I can't find the link.

I am just guessing easycheat is crashing due to internet drivers being older.
 
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How does she connect to internet?
Wifi or Ethernet?

Her ethernet drivers could use an update
Oct 22 2018 - rt640x64.sys - Realtek NICDRV 8169 PCIe GBE Family Controller driver https://www.realtek.com/en/

newest drivers - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

Intel wifi seems fairly new
Aug 27 2019 - Netwtw04.sys - Intel Wireless Wifi Link driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29455/Windows-10-Wi-Fi-Drivers-for-Intel-Wireless-Adapters

difficult to find the drivers page for device. I know its out there but I can't find the link.

I am just guessing easycheat is crashing due to internet drivers being older.
She is using wifi to connect.

I went into device manager and tried to update her wifi driver, and it says she has the newest one.

It says it's "Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265"

EDIT: We used the Intel Driver & Support Assistant and she had an update for the wifi driver. We installed it, restarted, and still got the crash you see in the first post from Dead By Daylight.
 
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Colif

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1st reply i made talks about the error being BIOS related.

if so, it could be this driver -
Oct 03 2017 - TeeDriverW8x64.sys - Intel Management Engine Interface driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

The newest are from 2018 - https://support.hp.com/ie-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/OMEN-X-by-HP-Desktop-PC/12079701/model/13316270/swItemId/ob-211237-2

She has newest bios, updating the above file could make a difference.

I found the drivers page - https://support.hp.com/ie-en/drivers/selfservice/OMEN-X-by-HP-Desktop-PC/12079701/model/13316270
 
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1st reply i made talks about the error being BIOS related.

if so, it could be this driver -
Oct 03 2017 - TeeDriverW8x64.sys - Intel Management Engine Interface driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

The newest are from 2018 - https://support.hp.com/ie-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/OMEN-X-by-HP-Desktop-PC/12079701/model/13316270/swItemId/ob-211237-2

She has newest bios, updating the above file could make a difference.

I found the drivers page - https://support.hp.com/ie-en/drivers/selfservice/OMEN-X-by-HP-Desktop-PC/12079701/model/13316270
Nope, still the same issues.

Another thing is, she claims when she starts these games, it blacks out her other monitor and she can't see anything on it.

Overwatch doesn't do any of this, so it MUST be EAC doing something, as none of her EAC games work properly.

EDIT: Seems to mess with her "explorer.exe". Her screen just went completely black and had to open task manager, close explorer, and open it again to get it back.
 

gardenman

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I ran the dump file through the debugger and got the following information: https://violentrestaurant.htmlpasta.com/

File information:042620-8109-01.dmp (Apr 26 2020 - 05:30:25)
Bugcheck:CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (EF)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: svchost.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 04 Min(s), and 12 Sec(s)

Possible system page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/omen-x-by-hp-900-000-desktop-pc-series/12079701/manuals
It appears you have the latest BIOS already installed.

This information can be used by others to help you. I can't help you with this. Someone else will post with more information. Please wait for additional answers. Good luck.
 

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