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Every 2 minutes, no matter if in-game or in the menus, it freezes for about 5 seconds, then minimizes and I'm unable to go back to it, even though it's working.
All I can see is the cursor and hear the sound of the game, but there is no video. {F28163} {F28164} {F28165} {F28166} {F28167}


Legacy ID
Won't Fix
Game Freezes

Event Timeline

TriploA set Category to Game Freezes.Dec 17 2013, 3:56 AM
TriploA set Reproducibility to Always.
TriploA set Severity to None.
TriploA set Resolution to Won't Fix.
TriploA set Legacy ID to 2387851782.May 8 2016, 2:01 PM

Please try to turn off other running programs like Skype, Fraps etc. and then start the game.

If it doesnt help send us dxdiag and files from this folder: "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

Can you pack the files in winrar and upload it somewhere please?
When the *.rar will be smaller than 2.097k, you can attach it here. Thank you.

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TriploA added a subscriber: TriploA.May 8 2016, 2:01 PM

Closing Skype and other programs didn't help...

Could it be a problem with my video card drivers?

I uploaded everything from inside that folder like you said, it's here for checking.

seems like the dxdiag is still missing:

I just added the correct files komin.

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komin added a comment.Dec 18 2013, 4:48 PM

Looks like that your game has problem with locating a running instance of Steam. Try to run Steam as Administrator, if it wont help try to reinstall Steam. It also can be caused by non standard version of Windows or some other software that you are running in your PC.

I tried testing it right now but the Wait for host that is happening to everyone is not letting me do so... but I will test as soon as I can! Also, could it be a problem with a program called ASRock exTreme Tuner? It's used for overclocking.

Thanks for all the support so far!

And I can assure you my Windows is okay, it's updated and original, no problem with that most probably.

Running as Admin didn't work out, I'm currently reinstalling Steam and if that doesn't help I may reformat my PC... the time had come anyway, really long since I last did it.

No success Komin, I did unninstall every unnecessary program, even my anti-virus, but nothing changed. I reinstalled DayZ and Steam. I still get the crash.

ASRock exTreme Tuner could be part of problem, try to turn it off and run game without it.

Already did, nope. Here's a list of programs I'm running while testing: Steam (obviously), SteelSeeries USB Soundcard, Logitech Gaming Software, Avast, Eraser and Catalyst Control Center. That's all.

I also tried disabling Eyefinity and using only one monitor screen, but it didn't help.

I tried running the game through the Steam folders directly and I got the following message, just like you said: Unable to locate running instance of Steam.

The game started and ran normally, then crashed again.

komin added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 3:33 PM

That could be a different crash. Go to this folder "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\" and delete DayZ folder. Then run game manually from Steam folder, wait for crash and then send us files from here "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"

Then delete DayZ folder again, run game normally via Steam Library, wait for crash and send us files from here "C:\Users\<Name>\AppData\Local\DayZ\"
Thank you

I uploaded both folders, the first one running directly through the folders and the second one running from Games Library on Steam.

Did your game crash when you run it from Steam Library? There are no crash dumps in RunInLibrary.rar. Can you try it again please?

No crash dumps are created when I run through library. It crashes but there are no files created.

I've already tried to reproduce the crash for 15 times and no files are created, I guess it's because the game doesn't crash, it just gets minimized and I'm not able to go back to it...

After reinstalling Steam, the DayZ.rar I uploaded was all I could get AppData\Local\DayZ\ after another crash running the game from my games Library.

I will create another topic, because my problem is totally different than what I thought...

My problem is another one, and I am creating another topic.