Game crash causing Windows restart

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ToolPackinMama, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Hi guys,

    Somebody I know was complaining that after he updated his mobo and cpu
    that the game Dragon Age: Inquisition wouldn't start for him. Obviously
    the computer runs, so he got that far, but his problem is that when the
    game starts to load, it doesn't just CTD, it RESTARTS WINDOWS.

    What do you think his problem is?
     
    ToolPackinMama, Dec 24, 2014
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  2. ToolPackinMama

    Flasherly Guest

    Before the handheld "age" places like BestBuy had a spell where games
    were considered by the pre-assembled industry (HP, Compaq, etc.) - as
    either for "make or break 'em," sales/profit wise. Today 50%, at
    least, of households play games -- lots avoiding the build/pc hassles
    with a dedicated game console.

    Games indeed are demanding and may require extensive troubleshooting
    thruout soft and hardware.
     
    Flasherly, Dec 24, 2014
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    Paul Guest

    http://www.loadthegame.com/2014/11/15/dragon-age-inquisition-denuvo-drm/

    "its latest title is protected by Denuvo's latest DRM system"

    It says here, the people behind it are DRM veterans, but that
    the scheme was cracked in two weeks of work. That doesn't
    mean a public crack is available though, to stop the system-affecting
    problems.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Unbr...-Has-Already-Been-Cracked-Report-466284.shtml

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denuvo

    "3DM... has suggested that Denuvo Anti-Tamper employs a "64-bit
    encryption machine" that requires cryptographic keys unique to
    the specific hardware of the installed system.[3]"

    http://www.incgamers.com/2014/12/denuvo-drm-has-been-cracked

    "needs to detect a variety of hardware information on your computer"

    So that's why changing the motherboard, upset it. The
    NIC MAC address will have changed.

    And the fact it is crashing the OS, tells you it's
    "more rootkit magic". No wonder paying customers
    install the cracked versions of games.

    It would be interesting to see if Denuvo is white-listed
    in AV or rootkit detection software. I don't expect
    it would get flagged, and it's probably a waste of
    time testing for that. If an AV removed the rootkit,
    it would only break the game.

    Computers don't crash, if they haven't been tampered with.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Dec 24, 2014
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