BSOD whilst playing Walking Dead


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Hey, this is the first time this has happened since i've owned the computer. I was playing the Walking Dead game for about an hour and a half and out of no where I BSOD.

Here is the minidump which was created: http://www.mediafire.com/?3321dcvbo2c61dp or use the attachment.

If anyone could tell me what caused the BSOD so i can see if i can do anything to prevent it happening again in the future, i would be extremely grateful. Thanks :)

Here are my specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Ram: 8GB DDR3
GPU: Gainward GTX 660ti
Processor:Intel Core i5 3570k 3.40ghz (not overclocked)
HDD: 500gb
 

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Have you installed ALL available patches from Microsoft Update?

What malware protection do you use and have you scanned your system with it?
 
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Have you installed ALL available patches from Microsoft Update?

What malware protection do you use and have you scanned your system with it?
I only have the important updates installed and I use avast. I did a full scan about a month ago and their were no detections.

Would installing the optional updates possibly prevent the BSOD from happening in the future?
 

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It is possible since the optional updates typically include device drivers.

In your case the BSOD was related to discache.sys which is an indexing & caching driver. It's an unusual culprit and usually there's an infection. Of course, you could also simply have a corrupt system file and/or failing hard drive.

I'd run all the available updates first. Then, in the command prompt, run "chkdsk c: /f" and "sfc /scannow" to check the drive and the file system integrity, respectively.
 
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It is possible since the optional updates typically include device drivers.

In your case the BSOD was related to discache.sys which is an indexing & caching driver. It's an unusual culprit and usually there's an infection. Of course, you could also simply have a corrupt system file and/or failing hard drive.

I'd run all the available updates first. Then, in the command prompt, run "chkdsk c: /f" and "sfc /scannow" to check the drive and the file system integrity, respectively.
I just installed some optional updates, ran a quick scan in Avast which found nothing and also ran the chkdsk and sfc /scannow which found no errors. Hopefully the BSOD was a one off and won't happen again. :S

Anyway thanks for your help, i'll post here again if the BSOD reoccurs.
 
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hey, just experienced another BSOD straight after my PC booted up. This is after i had updated my graphics drivers and installed some optional windows updates. :S
 

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