Games Crashing after a fresh Installation of Windows 8.1

  Owlington123 14:05 29 Nov 2014

My PC Broke a week or so ago Windows corrupted causing BSOD, so i bought a new SSD and HDD and did a complete refresh, installed Windows 8.1 Pro to my SSD (I had Win7 before) and now everytime i run the 2 games i've installed so far to my SSD they both crash after a few minutes or even seconds of playing.. DayZ Closes and says "DayZ has stopped Responding" and ArcheAge just closes to Desktop without any prompt or warning.. Help is very appreciate right now.

Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 3570K @ 3.40GHz RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 951MHz Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z77 (LGA1155) Graphics BenQ GL2450H ([email protected]) 1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (MSI) Storage 111GB INTEL SSDSC2CW120A3 (SSD) 465GB Hitachi HGST HTS725050A7E630 (SATA)

  rdave13 15:24 29 Nov 2014

Try uninstalling the games from the SSD and install on the HDD. Keep as much of the SSD free of data as you can. Have you done the usual tweaking required for SSDs?

  Owlington123 16:46 29 Nov 2014

Installed it onto the HDD and still no luck with DayZ, Stops Responding after a few minutes, i'm new to SSD's could you explain to me what i must do?

  rdave13 18:08 29 Nov 2014

If it still crashes on the HDD it could be you need to update your GPU's drivers. As of interest Intel has a SSD toolbox that will help you get the best out of your drive.

Click here. I don't use an Intel drive so I can't advise, so would suggest you follow the installation guide and use the help files if you are going to use it.

  Owlington123 19:04 29 Nov 2014

Drivers are up to date according to Geforce Experience.. no other explanation to me:/

  rdave13 14:37 30 Nov 2014

Found this for archeage , as for the other try compatibility trouble shooter older-programs-compatible-version-windows .

Searching I find that both games play ok on win 8.1 for some but not for others. No idea why that should be unless it's another program affecting them.

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