PC crashes every time I play a game.

Okay, so I'll be honest with you guys. I pirated something the other day, and after I did that my PC has been acting annoyingly broken. It crashes every time I play a game, no matter what game it is it'll crash after around 5 or 10 minutes of playing. There isn't a blue screen or any warning, it just shuts off like the power supply decides to stop doing it's job.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/23/2015, 23:45:46
Machine name: OWNER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150427-0707)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/15/12 09:30:46 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8094MB RAM
Page File: 3431MB used, 12756MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 670
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_097A196E&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4039 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1991 MB
Shared Memory: 2048 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic Non-PnP Monitor
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  1. What game exactly ?

    Go into event viewer and look for exact error code.
  2. Kolzach said:
    Okay, so I'll be honest with you guys. I pirated something the other day, and after I did that my PC has been acting annoyingly broken.


    Well, thats the start of the problem.

    Have you removed that thing?
    Run virus and malware scans, preferably from boot media?
  3. Have you tried scanning the system.

    Remove the pirated game, and delete its registry entries.

    Also, try to do a system restore.

    If all else fails, do an OS reinstall.
  4. What is the make and model of the PSU?
  5. USAFRet said:
    Kolzach said:
    Okay, so I'll be honest with you guys. I pirated something the other day, and after I did that my PC has been acting annoyingly broken.


    Well, thats the start of the problem.

    Have you removed that thing?
    Run virus and malware scans, preferably from boot media?


    Oh of course, I've deleted every trace of it I can find. I've done multiple full computer virus scans with Malwarebytes and MSE and nothing comes up. I'll try boot media although I've never heard of it.
  6. dsr07mm said:
    What game exactly ?

    Go into event viewer and look for exact error code.


    Any game, it doesn't matter what one it is. Although, I did play GTA 5 for around an hour or so last night and it didn't crash for some reason, GTA was running in safe mode.. if that has anything to do with it. Also I've logged my temps when my PC crashes with HWiNFO64. Not sure if you guys would want that or not.
  7. Stryker13799 said:
    Have you tried scanning the system.

    Remove the pirated game, and delete its registry entries.

    Also, try to do a system restore.

    If all else fails, do an OS reinstall.


    I have deleted the software and all of it's files, I've done many virus scans but all come up blank. I can't do a system restore because my computer never made reset points automatically, and if I can't get the problem fixed soon I'll try to wipe the whole PC and reinstall Windows.
  8. That is a hardware monitoring software. Do you need that to be running in the background?
  9. Emerald said:
    That is a hardware monitoring software. Do you need that to be running in the background?


    I'm sorry, what software are you talking about? HWiNFO? no, I don't need that running if that's what you're talking about. I was just checking my temps while my PC crashed. Just in case it was overheating without telling me or something.
  10. Emerald said:
    What is the make and model of the PSU?


    I apologize for replying to this so late, I had to take off the cover and look. I don't know what model it is but my PSU is from Apevia. Is there any way I can tell what voltage my PSU is?
  11. Kolzach said:
    Emerald said:
    What is the make and model of the PSU?


    I apologize for replying to this so late, I had to take off the cover and look. I don't know what model it is but my PSU is from Apevia. Is there any way I can tell what voltage my PSU is?



    Well, I have heard that Apevia PSUs are not that reliable.

    Did you buy that system pre built?
  12. Stryker13799 said:
    Kolzach said:
    Emerald said:
    What is the make and model of the PSU?


    I apologize for replying to this so late, I had to take off the cover and look. I don't know what model it is but my PSU is from Apevia. Is there any way I can tell what voltage my PSU is?



    Well, I have heard that Apevia PSUs are not that reliable.

    Did you buy that system pre built?


    No, or well, I guess. My dad has a friend that owns a shop that sells a bunch of computer stuff. He built the PC for me for my birthday a few years ago.
  13. USAFRet said:
    Kolzach said:
    Okay, so I'll be honest with you guys. I pirated something the other day, and after I did that my PC has been acting annoyingly broken.


    Well, thats the start of the problem.

    Have you removed that thing?
    Run virus and malware scans, preferably from boot media?


    I've just finished doing a virus scan in Safe Mode, after that I did a boot media scan. It found 2 infected steam files. I deleted those and restarted my system but it wasn't the problem. My PC still crashes every time. Could it be my OS? I'm going to do a windows repair with Tweaking.com and see how that goes.
  14. Could you tell me what the name of the torrent was?

    And who was the group that uploaded it ( Skidrow, 3DM, Codex etc )?
  15. Upgrade power supply?
    Show the temperatures also, please, it could be games overheating to the TJ Max (highest temperature before the computer shutdowns itself)
    Also it could be the GPU, but i think that would not be the case.
  16. Stryker13799 said:
    Could you tell me what the name of the torrent was?

    And who was the group that uploaded it ( Skidrow, 3DM, Codex etc )?


    This was the exact torrent

    https://thepir<Edited by Moderator>

    The group is either ChingLiu or R2R I'm not sure which is which. But the thing is, I've downloaded this torrent before and nothing happened. On the exact same PC too. A few months ago I downloaded a bad torrent that made my PC slower than anything. I took it to my fathers friend and he wiped the hard drive completely. He said I had a virus. But I don't understand how I've downloaded this before with no errors, and now after he touched it, the virus seems to have screwed up my PC. Could he have added something to my computer?

    I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot asking this, I don't really know a lot about computers.
  17. Star OS said:
    Upgrade power supply?
    Show the temperatures also, please, it could be games overheating to the TJ Max (highest temperature before the computer shutdowns itself)
    Also it could be the GPU, but i think that would not be the case.


    I don't know if you guys can do anything with it, but I've logged my temps into a CSV file with HWiNFO while playing a game up until crashing point.

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/hdr5x7blbmibz52/HW2.CSV
  18. It seems to be a hardware issue guys. Not even a boot media virus scan can fix it. Maybe it was just coincidental that my PC decided to start getting old the same day I downloaded the torrent?
  19. Kolzach said:
    Stryker13799 said:
    Could you tell me what the name of the torrent was?

    And who was the group that uploaded it ( Skidrow, 3DM, Codex etc )?


    This was the exact torrent

    https://thepir<Edited by Moderator>

    The group is either ChingLiu or R2R I'm not sure which is which. But the thing is, I've downloaded this torrent before and nothing happened. On the exact same PC too. A few months ago I downloaded a bad torrent that made my PC slower than anything. I took it to my fathers friend and he wiped the hard drive completely. He said I had a virus. But I don't understand how I've downloaded this before with no errors, and now after he touched it, the virus seems to have screwed up my PC. Could he have added something to my computer?

    I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot asking this, I don't really know a lot about computers.


    So you downloaded a pirate copy of FruityLoops, ostensibly to do some audio editing?

    Whatever virus and malware you found...isn't all of it.
    It's not temps, it's not your hardware.

    Your system is still infected.
    Wipe and reinstall the OS. And don't download/install any pirated software.
    Oh, and change all of your passwords, local and online.
  20. Your original statement outlined the actual problem:
    Quote:
    I pirated something the other day, and after I did that my PC has been acting annoyingly broken.


    Full wipe and reinstall.
  21. USAFRet said:
    Kolzach said:
    Stryker13799 said:
    Could you tell me what the name of the torrent was?

    And who was the group that uploaded it ( Skidrow, 3DM, Codex etc )?


    This was the exact torrent

    https://thepir<Edited by Moderator>

    The group is either ChingLiu or R2R I'm not sure which is which. But the thing is, I've downloaded this torrent before and nothing happened. On the exact same PC too. A few months ago I downloaded a bad torrent that made my PC slower than anything. I took it to my fathers friend and he wiped the hard drive completely. He said I had a virus. But I don't understand how I've downloaded this before with no errors, and now after he touched it, the virus seems to have screwed up my PC. Could he have added something to my computer?

    I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot asking this, I don't really know a lot about computers.


    So you downloaded a pirate copy of FruityLoops, ostensibly to do some audio editing?

    Whatever virus and malware you found...isn't all of it.
    It's not temps, it's not your hardware.

    Your system is still infected.
    Wipe and reinstall the OS. And don't download/install any pirated software.
    Oh, and change all of your passwords, local and online.


    Alright, well thanks for your help anyways. I'll wipe it tomorrow and see if that fixes it.
  22. Kolzach said:
    USAFRet said:
    Kolzach said:
    Stryker13799 said:
    Could you tell me what the name of the torrent was?

    And who was the group that uploaded it ( Skidrow, 3DM, Codex etc )?


    This was the exact torrent

    https://thepir<Edited by Moderator>

    The group is either ChingLiu or R2R I'm not sure which is which. But the thing is, I've downloaded this torrent before and nothing happened. On the exact same PC too. A few months ago I downloaded a bad torrent that made my PC slower than anything. I took it to my fathers friend and he wiped the hard drive completely. He said I had a virus. But I don't understand how I've downloaded this before with no errors, and now after he touched it, the virus seems to have screwed up my PC. Could he have added something to my computer?

    I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot asking this, I don't really know a lot about computers.


    So you downloaded a pirate copy of FruityLoops, ostensibly to do some audio editing?

    Whatever virus and malware you found...isn't all of it.
    It's not temps, it's not your hardware.

    Your system is still infected.
    Wipe and reinstall the OS. And don't download/install any pirated software.
    Oh, and change all of your passwords, local and online.


    Alright, well thanks for your help anyways. I'll wipe it tomorrow and see if that fixes it.


    Do let us know what happens.
  23. Good luck with that but pirating doesnt necessary means that something is infected. Although you gotta check that no matter if its verified or not. I've been there couple years ago and never had issues. Did you try HD sentinel to check your HDD from bad sectors ? By using torrent client, it's gonna pretty much eat your hdd for allocating at the begining and afterwards during seed/peer time.

    My HDD's broke 2 times so far, once on that purpose which you mentioned and once in Lords of the Fallen which apparently is reducing or "was reducing" lifetime..or whatever the hell I was reading about back then at release. So you could check your hdd's aswel.
  24. dsr07mm said:
    Good luck with that but pirating doesnt necessary means that something is infected. Although you gotta check that no matter if its verified or not. I've been there couple years ago and never had issues. Did you try HD sentinel to check your HDD from bad sectors ? By using torrent client, it's gonna pretty much eat your hdd for allocating at the begining and afterwards during seed/peer time.

    My HDD's broke 2 times so far, once on that purpose which you mentioned and once in Lords of the Fallen which apparently is reducing or "was reducing" lifetime..or whatever the hell I was reading about back then at release. So you could check your hdd's aswel.


    The full wipe and reinstall didn't work, I'm still crashing. I'll download HD Sentinel and see if it can figure out what the issue is.

    In other news, I can play games as long as I use the "-SKIPGPUCHECK" launch command in steam. Do you know what that command does? maybe I can work out the issue from there.
  25. dsr07mm said:
    Good luck with that but pirating doesnt necessary means that something is infected. Although you gotta check that no matter if its verified or not. I've been there couple years ago and never had issues. Did you try HD sentinel to check your HDD from bad sectors ? By using torrent client, it's gonna pretty much eat your hdd for allocating at the begining and afterwards during seed/peer time.

    My HDD's broke 2 times so far, once on that purpose which you mentioned and once in Lords of the Fallen which apparently is reducing or "was reducing" lifetime..or whatever the hell I was reading about back then at release. So you could check your hdd's aswel.


    I get some kind of error whenever I try to install the trial version of HD Sentinel, any ideas?
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