Windows 10: BSODs when using Pot Player & Black Screens when gaming

  1. Posts : 6
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10240 Multiprocessor Free
       14 Dec 2015 #1

    BSODs when using Pot Player & Black Screens when gaming

    Hi everyone,

    I recently built a computer and am having a few issues. The most recent problems (BSODs - MEMORY_MODULE, IRQL) came while watching videos through Pot Player, which I had just installed.

    While not a BSOD, my computer monitor has gone black a number of times while playing even low-intensity games. The computer itself stays on, but my only choice is to reboot. I have monitored temperatures of both the CPU and GPU, and they both stay fairly low (CPU- 35-40C, GPU 45C). I am not OCing. For reference, my outputs are HDMI to monitor, DisplayPort to A/V Receiver, and optical to receiver.

    I believe I have the latest BIOS firmware, graphics drivers, etc. I ran 2 passes of memtest without error. I'm worried that there might be a hardware issue, but I don't know where to start.

    I can't add a 2nd system spec to my profile, so here are the particulars for this computer:

    AMD FX-8350
    Cooler Master Hyper EVO 212
    MSI 970 Gaming MB
    Power Cooler R9 380 4GB
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
    2x External 2TB WD MyBook HDs
    Crucial MX100 SSD 500GB
    Corsair CX600
    Rosewill Stryker M Case

    Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,723
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Dec 2015 #2

    warning   Warning
    Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
    If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

    BSODs when using Pot Player & Black Screens when gaming Diagnostic Test BSODs when using Pot Player & Black Screens when gaming

    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note

    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

    Please update your network drivers
    Driver Reference Table - athwnx.sys
    ffffd000`287eb418  fffff800`46632426Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athwnx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
    *** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athwnx.sys
    *** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athwnx.sys
    0: kd> lmvm athwnx
    start             end                 module name
    fffff800`464b0000 fffff800`468d0000   athwnx   T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: athwnx.sys
        Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\athwnx.sys
        Image name: athwnx.sys
        Timestamp:        Mon Apr 27 04:56:55 2015 (553DA577)
        CheckSum:         0040C98A
        ImageSize:        00420000
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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