Windows 10: BSOD While Gaming (Kernel_Security_Check_Failure) Solved


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
       24 Dec 2015 #1

    BSOD While Gaming (Kernel_Security_Check_Failure)


    Anyone that could help, I appreciate it! This issue started yesterday, and I can't pinpoint what started it. I finished my last final for the semester, and I went to open Batman: Arkham Knight. The launcher opened and got to the main menu, but then I got the BSOD saying Kernel_Security_Check_Failure. I have done some reading, and it seems that it's most likely due to a driver issue. I've recently had some issues with trying to force my laptop to use my Nvidia GPU instead of the on board graphics, but that's the only thing I've been changing lately. It was several days before I tried gaming, after which I was able to play Arkham Knight just fine. Other applications so far don't seem to affect it, and after I post I will test a few other games.

    Other information: I'm on vacation right now, and can't backup to be able to do a fresh install of win 10. I'd like to be able to game while I'm still on vacation.

    Attached are my dump files. I ran the driver verifier, and have the results from that in the updated zip file. I don't know what files to go to to see what driver(s) are the issue that's causing the crash.
    Last edited by Menendon; 24 Dec 2015 at 11:41. Reason: Updated .dmp zip
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  2. Posts : 12,518
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Dec 2015 #2

    You are required to remove every bypass/crack on your system before we proceed.
    Forum rules
    4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).

    Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
    Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

    1. Uninstall Daemon Tools
    2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
      • Double click the executable to open it
      • Click on the button shown below


    If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       25 Dec 2015 #3

    I uninstalled Daemon Tools, but it didn't help. I started going through my drivers, and found that my onboard Intel graphics driver was out of date, even though I had made sure my Nvidia one is up to date. I still can't get my pc to use only the Nvidia one. Would you know anything about that? The Physx engine never changes from the onboard to the Nvidia when I open any game.

    Anyways, since updating my graphics driver, it hasn't had a BSOD again.
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  4. Posts : 12,518
    Windows 10 Pro
       25 Dec 2015 #4

    Switchable GPU's are known for causing problems

    For example
    Today I installed the AMD stuff for my AMD GPU, but hibernation didn't work, screen flashed twice before logging in and the Catalyst software couldn't open. All this and more always happen when I install the AMD stuff to use the AMD GPU. I have never been able to use the AMD GPU for a second without problems and always have used my Intel GPU even though the AMD GPU is by far better.
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  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       26 Dec 2015 #5

    Wow, that's interesting. I have an Nvidia, and in the control panel everything is set to use it, but it still isn't being utilized. It says it's still a render-only card. Is there a way to switch that, or do I just have to wait until I have a new rig?

    axe0 said: View Post
    Switchable GPU's are known for causing problems

    For example
    Today I installed the AMD stuff for my AMD GPU, but hibernation didn't work, screen flashed twice before logging in and the Catalyst software couldn't open. All this and more always happen when I install the AMD stuff to use the AMD GPU. I have never been able to use the AMD GPU for a second without problems and always have used my Intel GPU even though the AMD GPU is by far better.
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  6. Posts : 12,518
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Dec 2015 #6

    I don't have an nvidia card and thus never seen it what you mean, you likely get an answer here: Graphic Cards - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       26 Dec 2015 #7

    Perfect, thank you for your help!

    axe0 said: View Post
    I don't have an nvidia card and thus never seen it what you mean, you likely get an answer here: Graphic Cards - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    27 Dec 2015 #8

    Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.
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  9. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       27 Dec 2015 #9

    Yes, I am... The same one that requires that I run as administrator, otherwise it decides to ask for a smart card. I'll roll back.

    lsvet1 said: View Post
    Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.
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  10. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Home/10.0.10586 Build 10586
    Thread Starter
       28 Dec 2015 #10

    I rolled back to 359.06, and no BSOD under the same conditions now. Turns out the issue was the Nvidia driver update!

    lsvet1 said: View Post
    Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.
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