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I get one on 8, once in a blue moon.

same here.

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The last bad driver related one must be in the early days of Windows 7.  The last BSoD I've had was messing around with Overclocking settings a few months ago on Windows 8.1.  I cannot actually remember any 'random' BSoD for a long time.

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Microsoft always got blamed even though it was rarely their fault (failing hardware, bad drivers, etc).

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Fun fact: The graphics stability that users of modern Windows enjoy is the result of a new display driver model introduced in Windows Vista.

My BSoD's decreased tenfold for this reason alone. It was one of the contributing factors that made me switch to Vista full time, and ditch XP for good.

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Actually the easiest way is to have an nVidia graphics card in your system...

 

 

Gotten a few BSODs on 8.1 from running beta NVIDIA drivers, but that's almost to be expected.

 

 

Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it 

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I think Windows will always be synonymous with the BSOD. Mainly due to the fact that it is such a common occurrence. Although these days I don't usually encounter the BSOD on Windows 8 much, it just completely locks up instead. I don't know which is worse TBH.

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The only one I've had in 7 was when I had that nvidia driver issue last year because I have a Fermi card.

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Last BSOD I had was with XP Pro SP3. I skipped Vista and went to Win7 for a few years and then to Win 8 and now 8.1. 

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only time I get bsod is when there is a bad overclock. which I normally can fix. 

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I've only seen it once or twice with Windows 8 after it just came out. I believe it was a driver issue. Other than that, Windows has been pretty rock solid as of late

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Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it 

Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.

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Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.

If you think it will be better with AMD then have fun, bit it won't, their drivers are worse

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Had one about 5 minutes ago.  Was playing ARMA Cold War Assault, I died, then windows died.

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Had one about 5 minutes ago.  Was playing ARMA Cold War Assault, I died, then windows died.

:D

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Been running every single Beta driver nVidia has released for years in the last 3 systems I've had, never caused blue screens, I did have a defective part, but was replaced and all has been good, so no not driver related, altho normally hardware or drivers are the main culprit unlike before when it was likely XP causing it 

 

Newest one cause issues if you also have Hyper-V installed. On 8+, drivers should be made with Hyper-V in mind, since most WP / Win devs have that installed. I guess nVIdia skipped checking for compatibility.

 

 

I think Windows will always be synonymous with the BSOD. Mainly due to the fact that it is such a common occurrence. Although these days I don't usually encounter the BSOD on Windows 8 much, it just completely locks up instead. I don't know which is worse TBH.

 

What do you mean lock up?

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What do you mean lock up?

It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

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Last BSOD I got was on a high end server that had a chipset starting to fail... and at that point, any OS will crash... excluding that, I haven't seen one since Windows XP, and even then it was when a driver was bad

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Sorry my experiance with nvidia was two separate cards on two separate systems, I'll never buy one of their products again, including nforce chipsets.

I currently have an Nvidia and its causing me BSOD's left and right. Sometimes Windows manages to save itself by successfully restarting the graphics drivers. But in return crashes everything using GPU acceleration (including IE >.>).

Last time I ever frigging buy an Nvidia, I had one before and ATI before that down to my first being a GeForce 4 440mx. I always thought it was the semi low end cards I invested in. I bough t a 200 euro GTX 760 to get a top of the line card not much behind the latest and greatest.... And I'm still getting shaffed with crappy drivers. They still require reboots on updates and reinstalls (WTH, AMD fixed this during Windows 7 beta's and had driver updates working without reboots before Windows 7 went RTM). And crash regularly.

I've tried every driver version since the one that supports my card, all crash. Currently am using the BETA driver and it "seems" less but still a crash every few hours of heavy gaming.

 

I've ruled everything out, it are Nvidia's drivers that are constantly causing this. I thought it could've been influenced by the CPU, RAM  or even PSU. but it isn't.

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It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

 

Any idea what causes this? Perhaps we could try and find what causes the error.

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It becomes unresponsive and provides no notification of an unrecoverable system state a la the BSOD.

 

I feel confident in saying that 99% of the time, Blue Screens are related to: 1: Failing or Bad Hardware (yes hard-drives dying cause corrupt system files, not MS's fault) and 2: Crappy software that installs any type of virtual device driver (CD Burning, Anti-Virus, etc) and 3: Badly created drivers.

 

If you setup Windows XP or newer up on a brand new system, and let it sit with no device drivers, patched it all the way up. It wouldn't EVER crash, unless it had some type of hardware/power failure.

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About 10 minutes after me looking @ this thread - I had a 0x1E BSOD

Playing Wolfenstein New Order is kicking my video card's ass. (the courtyard scene was getting about 5 fps I bet.

It is time to bring the old 570GTX behind the shed and put it out of its misery.

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I've had better luck with Windows 7 (keep in mind all my PC's & tablets run Windows 8.1 and love it) I only install apps through the Windows Store don't visit questionable websites and manually check for updates every 2 days (even though I know about patch Tuesdays) well I have had 2 Surface RT's, a HP Touchsmart (Intel ver) & a Surface Pro 128GB all need to enter repair mode from not booting ok. This has happened only once on each of the machines (I kind of believe the Sandisk micro SD cards are to blame (on the Surface RT's I redirected the user folders to the micro SD's) but still doesn't explain the Surface Pro & HP Touchsmart.

 

Any ideas?

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Bill handled that one like a pro, love watching that video.

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I still get occasional bsod's on win7, restarts usually 'fix' whatever the issue was.....

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I still get occasional bsod's on win7, restarts usually 'fix' whatever the issue was.....

Why dont you jump ship to the Win8 club?

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