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Question BSOD while downloading game via Steam

Jun 29, 2020
Hello, first off I wasn't sure where to post this, since I've never used this forum before, but I need some advice or direction since I am sorely lacking in technical know-how when it comes to PC's.

Been having issues with my PC BSOD'ing whenever I try to download a certain game through the Steam application recently.

Below is the details Microsoft gives me whenever I reboot my PC. I'm currently running on Windows 7 64x

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050031
BCP3: 00000000000406F8
BCP4: FFFFF800037CF9F8
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I don't know if this is even enough information to be able to assist, so if I'm lacking anything please let me know and I'll do my best to comply.
Jun 29, 2020
@cherry blossoms

So far this is the only program that's been causing it, and only just recently when downloading a specific game (Hunt: Showdown) within Steam. I'll try clearing the cache and re-attempting the download afterwards.

Edit: I should note I've downloaded multiple other games of a comparable size both with Steam and outside of Steam with no issues until a few days ago

Edit2: Clearing the cache via Steam still didn't prevent the bluescreen. Same as before, while trying to download the same game, at varying times during the download it will simply bluescreen. Worth nothing I have plenty of space for the game to install itself with 240gb worth of free reign to give it.
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cherry blossoms

Apr 13, 2016
Minidump: 063020-48438


Arg1: 0000000000000008, EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT
Arg2: 0000000080050031
Arg3: 00000000000406f8
Arg4: fffff800037819f8


IMAGE_NAME: ntkrnlmp.exe


SYSTEM_MANUFACTURER: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BIOS_DATE: 04/08/2013

AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor
AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Current Speed 3800MHz

Model # F3-1600C11-8G
Size 8192MB
Speed 800MHz

OSNAME: Windows 7


amd_sata.sys.................. Apr 11 2012 AMD SATA Controller AHCI 1.2 Device Driver
amd_xata.sys.................. Apr 11 2012 AMD Stor Filter Driver
amdiox64.sys.................. Feb 18 2010 AMD IO Driver
amdxata.sys.................... Mar 19 2010 AMD storage controller driver - usually from Win 7 DVD
AppleCharger.sys.......... Oct 24 2012 GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver (recommend uninstall)
athrx.sys.......................... Jun 14 2012 Atheros network adapter driver
btath_bus.sys................. May 21 2012 Atheros BlueTooth driver
hamachi.sys.................... Feb 19 2009 LogMeIn Hamachi Virtual network interface driver
MbamChameleon.sys... Apr 29 2020 MalwareBytes
mbamswissarmy.sys..... Nov 20 2019 MalwareBytes
nvhda64v.sys................. Jun 9 2020 NVidia HDMI Audio Device
nvlddmkm.sys................ Jun 21 2020 NVidia Video drivers
nvvad64v.sys................. Mar 14 2019 NVIDIA Virtual Audio Driver
nvvhci.sys....................... Jan 10 2020 NVIDIA Shield Virtual USB or NVVHCI Enumerator Driver
Rt64win7.sys................. Aug 23 2011 Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
RTKVHD64.sys............. Oct 30 2012 Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver
tap0901.sys.................... Apr 21 2016 TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 or OpenVPN driver or COMODO
VBoxUSBMon.sys........ May 27 2016 VirtualBox USB driver
ViaHub3.sys................... Jan 2 2013 VIA Labs VL800 & VL801 Superspeed USB Host Controller Driver
xhcdrv.sys...................... Jan 2 2013 VIA Labs eXtensible Host Controller driver
YSDrv.sys........................ Oct 11 2017 VirtualBox Support Driver

CPUZ was unloaded


Hi, there's likely a BIOS update for your system. As cherry blossoms said above, you are using BIOS version F1. Your motherboard has 2 revisions. I'm not sure which revision that you have, but both revisions have newer BIOS's available than F1.

Rev 1.0
Latest is F2j.

Rev 2.X
Latest is FD.

Don't update yet. Always make sure you have the right motherboard link first, and never update when you might lose power for any reason. More answers should be on the way.

Edit: Now that I look at it again, if he has F1, then it's likely he has Rev 1.0 of the motherboard since that version isn't available on Rev 2.X
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Win 10 Master
if you not sure which revision you have, it should be printed on the motherboard near the GPU slots.

I would update these LAN drivers
Aug 23 2011 - Rt64win7.sys - Realtek 64 bit Windows 7 driver http://www.realtek.com/

there are newer LAN drivers for both revisions as well.
rev 1 - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-970A-DS3P-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-lan
rev 2 - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-970A-DS3P-rev-2x/support#support-dl-driver-lan
probably same driver in fact.

given age of WIFI drivers, i would update those as well.
May 21 2012 - btath_bus.sys - Qualcomm Atheros BUS driver https://www.qualcomm.com/
Jun 14 2012 - athrx.sys - Qualcomm Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN Device driver https://www.qualcomm.com/

I would have thought there were Killer drivers for them but I can only find win 10 drivers

What WIFI card have you got?
Jun 29, 2020
Worth noting that today I've factory reset my PC in preparation for a somewhat clean slate after seeing all this, so I now run on Win10 instead of Win7.

I'm about to take out the WIFI driver and replace it with a USB-based one since this one is old and has lost its antenna after multiple moves cross-country. The new one I'll be using is a:
"Techkey Wireless USB WiFi Adapter, 1200Mbps Dual Band 2.42GHz/300Mbps 5.8GHz/867Mbps High Gain Dual 5dBi Antennas Network WiFi USB 3.0 for Desktop" or so amazon says.

As for the BIOS and everything I definitely need to update it, I've just never done so before so I'll have to make sure I know what I'm doing beforehand. Edit: Just found it, motherboard is indeed Rev 1.0

I don't know if its worth noting, but this was a Pre-built I bought from Cyberpower-PC back in 2013 that has since had a GPU, heatsink, and PSU replaced inside of it.

Also might be a little late in coming, but I'll try to post some specs since that might come in handy.

CPU: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor 3.80GHz
Installed RAM: 16.0GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology co. , Model 970A-DS3P,
Chipset: AMD RD9x0 Rev.02
Southbridge: AMD SP910/950 Rev.40
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc., Version F1 - AMD AGESA OrochiPIV, Date:04/08/2013
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, Rev. A1
Product ID: 00325-80000-00000-AAOEM
Edition: Windows 10 Home, Version 2004
OS build: 19041.264

Also a belated thanks to everyone taking the time to try and help me out, and putting up with my slow responses and lack of knowledge, I truly appreciate it.
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