1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

games cause my computer to restart , help me solve the problem

Discussion in 'Games' started by wolf2009, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    My system :
    ASUS A7N8X Mobo nforce2 chipset, 420 W PSU 18 A on 12 V rail , AMD AthlonXP 2800+ Barton , 1 GB DDR333 RAM , 7600 GT AGP , Creative X-fi Xtreme Audio , Windows XP.

    Some games like Splinter Cell, Driver 3 , San Andreas cause my computer to restart .
    I have the latest drivers for everything .

    When i report the error to microsoft i get this response :

    Problem caused by Device Driver

    You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.

    I dont know which driver is causing this .

    EDIT : This is what i got on BSOD ,

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    p17xfi.sys - Address f69ed0c7 base at f69bd000

    that file p17xfi.sys , is that related to my creative x-fi soundcard drivers ?

    i have the latest drivers for that card .

    EDIT : I removed the X-fi Sound Card and its drivers , First uninstalled with revouninstaller , then cleaned in safe mode with driver sweeper and driver cleaner .

    And now all the games work . So i guess it was the card causing all the problems . SO what should i do now , i had the latest drivers for that card .

    UPDATE : I reinstalled the drivers and put the soundcard , and again the same problem .

    I also did memtest and got errors . So is it the RAM or the soundcard drivers ?
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2008
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,583 (13.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,978
  3. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    16,921 (6.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,644
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    If it shuts off completely then thats a psu problem.
  4. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,134 (5.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,544
    Location:
    Florida
    might be an IO or allocation error causing it because of the drivers used by your mobo try reinstalling those.
  5. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,583 (13.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,978
    Ah, yes! With an older system like his this is very possible. I love it that IRQ settings are a thing of the past.
  6. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,134 (5.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,544
    Location:
    Florida
    i know right IRQ error whats that? but i got them on my old nforce 2 rig
  7. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    turn off automatic restart in windows on crash,

    rightclick on my computer, properties, advanced tab, startup and recovery, uncheck box "Automatically restart"

    this wont fix it, but it should give you a BSOD that will give you information on whats going wrong.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
    Solaris17 says thanks.
  8. wolf2009 Guest

    EDIT : This is what i got on BSOD ,

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    p17xfi.sys - Address f69ed0c7 base at f69bd000

    that file p17xfi.sys , is that related to my creative x-fi soundcard drivers ?

    i have the latest drivers for that card .
  9. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    15,509 (6.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,107
    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    your computer sounds like it's tired of playing games.

    on a helpful note.... pull your x-fi out and remove all the drivers.
  10. wolf2009 Guest

    EDIT : I removed the X-fi Sound Card and its drivers , First uninstalled with revouninstaller , then cleaned in safe mode with driver sweeper and driver cleaner .

    And now all the games work . So i guess it was the card causing all the problems . SO what should i do now , i had the latest drivers for that card .
  11. mrhuggles

    mrhuggles

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,540 (0.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    174
    yay, i am glad you figured that out, if it makes you feel better i have one of those x-fi extreme audio cards aswell, mine is a pci express one, i paid like around 50 bux for it, and i wish i didnt, its just another software card, granted it has some cool features for a software card, but i didnt really need it, mine hasnt been makeing anything crash, but then again the newest thing i have been running lately is ragnarok online, maybe i can trade it for something, good to know its gonna give me problems :?
  12. francis511

    francis511

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,547 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    271
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    p17 is an X-FI driver.San Andreas used to crash for me when my overclock/memory timings had been pushed too far.
  13. jaxxxon New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    174 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Location:
    Wales
    I used to get that error when gaming, if it comes back change your ram, worked for me. 1 year later, no BSOD. I read up on it ALOT and nearly everyone says its a RAM issue. Don't be suprised if it comes back.
  14. Morgoth

    Morgoth

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,795 (1.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    250
    Location:
    Netherlands
    hmm i think i need to try this to mybe makes my oc more stable
  15. wolf2009 Guest

    UPDATE : I reinstalled the drivers and put the soundcard , and again the same problem .

    I also did memtest and got errors . So is it the RAM or the soundcard drivers ?
  16. Skrabrug

    Skrabrug New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    608 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    34
    Location:
    Australia
    I had this same problem with Manhunt.. just stopped playing it after it happened xD
  17. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,134 (5.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,544
    Location:
    Florida
    i have an idea that will solve all your probs ill trade you my sound card for yours....

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page