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Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I was in COD4 online lastnight and got a BSOD at the end of the game. I had forgotten to set windows to pause at any blue screens so the PC rebooted.

    After it had rebooted I went into Event manager but couldn't see any error logs in software, application or system.

    Although this hasn't happened since has anyone got any ideas what it might have been?
     
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    Hmmn, CoD4 isn't well known for giving BSOD but if I had to guess I would say prob due to graphics card drivers and/or DirectX issues.

    Try updating both of those.
     
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    I am running the latest of both, I was wondering if it may have been a punkbuster issue as I had a few earlier in the day where I had to update it.
     
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    PB doesn't usually give BSOD either - more likely to see comments about updating PB A or B.

    I would still suspect graphics and it could be an issue with running the "latest" versions e.g. the 7900 cards needed beta drivers to get them to work with CoD4.

    If the problem persists then try rolling back to older drivers or beta drivers. Also, have you installed all the patches for CoD4 thru to 1.7 ?
     
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    I am running 1.7

    My graphics card is GTX260 not played COD4 a lot since having the card so could possible be the issue, I will see if there is anything that happens tonight. Maybe COD4 doesn't support it properly.
     
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    I've just Googled "GTX260 CoD4" and am looking thru the answers.

    Top of the list is : http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=2884079 which you may want to read thru as it looks like someone else with a similar prob.

    I'll post here if I find out any more for you.
     
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    cheers for that, I have had no issues on any other games such as Far Cry 2 or Medieval 2 Total war and BIOSHOCK and Crysis

    EDIT could it have had something to do with the server I was on?

    It could also be one of those random things that happen from time - time, I hope
     
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    Get the machine to halt on the BSOD, copy down the hex codes and google them! :blink
     
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    I'll change it today incase it happens again. I had forgotten to do it.

    Its never happened before so I am hoping it's a random thing. I just find it weird there is nothing in event manager about it.
     
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    If it was just a one-off I wouldn't worry about it
     
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    I just get worried when stuff like that happens. It's like I get worried because I sometime get NV4.dll is being used by another process when I boot up but has never cause any harm or issues to the comp.
     
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    Then don't worry, seriously 8)

    Take my machine - this morning it was totally locked up, frozen. It stays on 24/7 as I run a language filter for 5 CoD4 servers for a GSP.

    I rebooted, all seems ok then it just completely froze again. rebooted to safe mode, all ok. The only thing I have done over the weekend that just *may* have triggered something was to install the Left4Dead demo via Steam. It played up. I rolled back to Friday's checkpoint, all ok and I'm a happy bunny. Do I go looking for what happend - no. Time is money in IT. Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) and go with what works !

    BTW - you'd be surprised how many server probs can be fixed just by a reboot !
     
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    I suppose so, I need to stop analysing everything.
     
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    YES :biggrin
     
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    btw it did happen on one of the INX servers (the one that always has the most players).
     
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    We did have some probs over the weekend :cry:
     
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    Firstly what did the message on BSOD say and I want the long code near the bottom etc I hard disk was dying out although I new it was because of a clunking noise but used the message and codes you find on Microsoft website to find what I already confirmed. If I have the answer to problem it could be the game it corrupted or need to download an update itself since have no other problems with other games.
     
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    I forgot to have it pause on all errors so the PC rebooted and theere was nothing in event manager, I'll monitor it and see what occurs it probably wasn't anything major.
     
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    maybe it was something to do with that.
     
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