Crashing when gmod loses focus

I recently got a new computer, ever since gmod crashes when I alt-tab or click out of the game. At first I thought this only happened on some servers but then I relized that it is happens on all servers just some servers make it occur more than others. I alt-tab frequently so this is becoming a major irritation, I like to be able to work on lua without exiting the game. I’ve never had this problem before the computer change and I have tried reinstalling both gmod and steam. A solution, or even an explanation of what is wrong would be extremely helpful.

Here is the windows error report

Product hl2.exe
Problem Stopped working
Date 8/6/2010 11:10 PM
Status Report Sent
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hl2.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4c354523
Fault Module Name: client.dll
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4c5bf825
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 002acdad
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 1984813864

And Computer Stats

Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium Service Pack 1

I also discovered that it happens when opening the set material tool and it begins drawing all the materials, however this time the error is

Product
hl2.exe

Problem
Stopped working

Date
8/7/2010 11:39 PM

Status
Report Sent

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hl2.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4c354523
Fault Module Name: StackHash_fd00
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 60a12306
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 1949392293

Are all of your drivers up to date?

I get this - Sort of. It depends what map and what addons you are playing on. I usually play gmod in a small window, and if it loses focus, it crashes.

i get it when i try to connect to a server, pretty much the same error message… it just started doing it yesterday

As far as I can tell, but my new graphics card is an ATI card and I’m not familiar with them. If my assumption that Catalyst automatically updates my drivers is correct then yes because catalyst is up to date, if not somebody please correct me.

Hm I thought it was something to do with the new engine. I used to be able to Alt-Tab out the game and tab back in near instantly but since the new engine update its been really slow and 8/10 times it crashes.

So I suppose I’m not the only one having this problem and it may not have been related to my computer change, other people having this problem post error report to make a fix come sooner!

PS: crashing for lua_reloadents, error is the same as Fault Module Name: StackHash_fd00

Do the gmod developers look at this? I hope they see the problem since it seems to be a problem with the software.

If you have an MDMP file upload it somewhere and link to it so they can have a look.

What does MDMP stand for?

Mini-dump. Basically a dump of the program’s state when it crashed.

if someone can tell me how to get it I will post it

Usually in your [name]/garrysmod folder.

Dump Summary

Dump File: hl2_4260_crash_2010_8_12T7_23_12C0.mdmp : G:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\hl2_4260_crash_2010_8_12T7_23_12C0.mdmp
Last Write Time: 8/12/2010 12:23:12 AM
Process Name: hl2.exe : g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\hl2.exe
Process Architecture: x86
Exception Code: 0xC0000005
Exception Information: The thread tried to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have the appropriate access.
Heap Information: Not Present

System Information

OS Version: 6.0.6001
CLR Version(s):

Modules

Module Name Module Path Module Version


hl2.exe g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\hl2.exe 0.0.0.0
ntdll.dll C:\Windows\System32
tdll.dll 6.0.6001.18000
kernel32.dll C:\Windows\System32\kernel32.dll 6.0.6001.18215
user32.dll C:\Windows\System32\user32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
gdi32.dll C:\Windows\System32\gdi32.dll 6.0.6001.18159
advapi32.dll C:\Windows\System32\advapi32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
rpcrt4.dll C:\Windows\System32\rpcrt4.dll 6.0.6001.18247
imm32.dll C:\Windows\System32\imm32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
msctf.dll C:\Windows\System32\msctf.dll 6.0.6001.18000
msvcrt.dll C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll 7.0.6001.18000
lpk.dll C:\Windows\System32\lpk.dll 6.0.6001.18000
usp10.dll C:\Windows\System32\usp10.dll 1.626.6001.18000
GameOverlayRenderer.dll G:\Program Files\Steam\GameOverlayRenderer.dll 0.89.39.43
launcher.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\launcher.dll 0.0.0.0
wsock32.dll C:\Windows\System32\wsock32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
ws2_32.dll C:\Windows\System32\ws2_32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
nsi.dll C:\Windows\System32
si.dll 6.0.6001.18000
shell32.dll C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll 6.0.6001.18505
shlwapi.dll C:\Windows\System32\shlwapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
ole32.dll C:\Windows\System32\ole32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
tier0.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin ier0.dll 0.0.0.0
steam_api.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\steam_api.dll 0.87.47.49
vstdlib.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\vstdlib.dll 0.0.0.0
comctl32.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.6001.18000_none_5cdbaa5a083979cc\comctl32.dll 6.10.6001.18000
filesystem_steam.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\filesystem_steam.dll 0.0.0.0
Steam.dll G:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.dll 2.0.887.303
version.dll C:\Windows\System32\version.dll 6.0.6001.18000
nlaapi.dll C:\Windows\System32
laapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
IPHLPAPI.DLL C:\Windows\System32\IPHLPAPI.DLL 6.0.6001.18000
dhcpcsvc.dll C:\Windows\System32\dhcpcsvc.dll 6.0.6001.18000
dnsapi.dll C:\Windows\System32\dnsapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
secur32.dll C:\Windows\System32\secur32.dll 6.0.6001.18272
winnsi.dll C:\Windows\System32\winnsi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
dhcpcsvc6.DLL C:\Windows\System32\dhcpcsvc6.DLL 6.0.6001.18000
NapiNSP.dll C:\Windows\System32\NapiNSP.dll 6.0.6001.18000
pnrpnsp.dll C:\Windows\System32\pnrpnsp.dll 6.0.6001.18000
mswsock.dll C:\Windows\System32\mswsock.dll 6.0.6001.18000
winrnr.dll C:\Windows\System32\winrnr.dll 6.0.6000.16386
Wldap32.dll C:\Windows\System32\Wldap32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
psapi.dll C:\Windows\System32\psapi.dll 6.0.6000.16386
rasadhlp.dll C:\Windows\System32\rasadhlp.dll 6.0.6000.16386
dbghelp.dll g:\program files\Steam\dbghelp.dll 6.7.5.0
CSERHelper.dll G:\Program Files\Steam\CSERHelper.dll 4.50.0.0
uxtheme.dll C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll 6.0.6001.18000
asOEHook.dll C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SECURITY SUITE\Engine\4.0.0.127\asOEHook.dll 17.5.0.127
comctl32.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.6001.18000_none_886786f450a74a05\comctl32.dll 5.82.6001.18000
oleaut32.dll C:\Windows\System32\oleaut32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
msvcr90.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4974_none_50940634bcb759cb\msvcr90.dll 9.0.30729.4974
msvcp90.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4974_none_50940634bcb759cb\msvcp90.dll 9.0.30729.4974
xfire_toucan_43094.dll C:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire_toucan_43094.dll 1.0.0.43094
winmm.dll C:\Windows\System32\winmm.dll 6.0.6001.18000
oleacc.dll C:\Windows\System32\oleacc.dll 4.2.5406.0
msimg32.dll C:\Windows\System32\msimg32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
msvcr71.dll C:\Windows\System32\msvcr71.dll 7.10.3052.4
GameHook.dll C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\GameHook.dll 4.0.121.0
lgscroll.dll C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\lgscroll.dll 4.0.121.0
msvcr80.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4053_none_d08d7da0442a985d\msvcr80.dll 8.0.50727.4053
msvcp80.dll C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4053_none_d08d7da0442a985d\msvcp80.dll 8.0.50727.4053
ntmarta.dll C:\Windows\System32
tmarta.dll 6.0.6001.18000
samlib.dll C:\Windows\System32\samlib.dll 6.0.6001.18000
engine.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\engine.dll 0.0.0.0
wininet.dll C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll 8.0.6001.18928
normaliz.dll C:\Windows\System32
ormaliz.dll 6.0.6000.16386
urlmon.dll C:\Windows\System32\urlmon.dll 8.0.6001.18928
iertutil.dll C:\Windows\System32\iertutil.dll 8.0.6001.18928
inputsystem.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\inputsystem.dll 0.0.0.0
materialsystem.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\materialsystem.dll 0.0.0.0
datacache.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\datacache.dll 0.0.0.0
studiorender.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\studiorender.dll 0.0.0.0
vphysics.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\vphysics.dll 0.0.0.0
valve_avi.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\valve_avi.dll 0.0.0.0
avifil32.dll C:\Windows\System32\avifil32.dll 6.0.6001.18389
msacm32.dll C:\Windows\System32\msacm32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
msvfw32.dll C:\Windows\System32\msvfw32.dll 6.0.6001.18389
vguimatsurface.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\vguimatsurface.dll 0.0.0.0
libcef.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\libcef.dll 1.0.0.1
winhttp.dll C:\Windows\System32\winhttp.dll 6.0.6001.18315
opengl32.dll C:\Windows\System32\opengl32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
glu32.dll C:\Windows\System32\glu32.dll 6.0.6000.16386
ddraw.dll C:\Windows\System32\ddraw.dll 6.0.6001.18000
dciman32.dll C:\Windows\System32\dciman32.dll 6.0.6001.18272
setupapi.dll C:\Windows\System32\setupapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
dwmapi.dll C:\Windows\System32\dwmapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
winspool.drv C:\Windows\System32\winspool.drv 6.0.6001.18000
comdlg32.dll C:\Windows\System32\comdlg32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
crypt32.dll C:\Windows\System32\crypt32.dll 6.0.6001.18000
msasn1.dll C:\Windows\System32\msasn1.dll 6.0.6001.18326
userenv.dll C:\Windows\System32\userenv.dll 6.0.6001.18000
vgui2.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\vgui2.dll 0.0.0.0
shaderapidx9.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\shaderapidx9.dll 0.0.0.0
d3d9.dll C:\Windows\System32\d3d9.dll 6.0.6001.18000
d3d8thk.dll C:\Windows\System32\d3d8thk.dll 6.0.6000.16386
aticfx32.dll C:\Windows\System32\aticfx32.dll 8.17.10.1036
atiu9pag.dll C:\Windows\System32\atiu9pag.dll 8.14.1.6126
atiumdag.dll C:\Windows\System32\atiumdag.dll 8.14.10.768
atiumdva.dll C:\Windows\System32\atiumdva.dll 8.14.10.267
steamclient.dll G:\Program Files\Steam\steamclient.dll 0.89.39.43
imagehlp.dll C:\Windows\System32\imagehlp.dll 6.0.6001.18000
tier0_s.dll G:\Program Files\Steam ier0_s.dll 0.89.39.43
vstdlib_s.dll G:\Program Files\Steam\vstdlib_s.dll 0.89.39.43
rsaenh.dll C:\Windows\System32\rsaenh.dll 6.0.6001.18000
XInput1_3.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\XInput1_3.dll 9.15.779.0
wintrust.dll C:\Windows\System32\wintrust.dll 6.0.6001.18387
stdshader_dbg.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\stdshader_dbg.dll 0.0.0.0
stdshader_dx6.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\stdshader_dx6.dll 0.0.0.0
stdshader_dx7.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\stdshader_dx7.dll 0.0.0.0
stdshader_dx8.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\stdshader_dx8.dll 0.0.0.0
stdshader_dx9.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\stdshader_dx9.dll 0.0.0.0
icudt42.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\icudt42.dll 4.2.1.0
clbcatq.dll C:\Windows\System32\clbcatq.dll 2001.12.6931.18000
wbemprox.dll C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wbemprox.dll 6.0.6001.18000
wbemcomn.dll C:\Windows\System32\wbemcomn.dll 6.0.6001.18000
wbemsvc.dll C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wbemsvc.dll 6.0.6001.18000
fastprox.dll C:\Windows\System32\wbem\fastprox.dll 6.0.6001.18226
ntdsapi.dll C:\Windows\System32
tdsapi.dll 6.0.6001.18000
netapi32.dll C:\Windows\System32
etapi32.dll 6.0.6001.18157
game_shader_generic_garrysmod.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\game_shader_generic_garrysmod.dll 0.0.0.0
unicode.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\unicode.dll 0.0.0.0
WSHTCPIP.DLL C:\Windows\System32\WSHTCPIP.DLL 6.0.6001.18000
client.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\client.dll 0.0.0.0
server.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\server.dll 0.0.0.0
soundemittersystem.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\soundemittersystem.dll 0.0.0.0
lua_shared.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\lua_shared.dll 0.0.0.0
scenecacheproxy.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\scenecacheproxy.dll 0.0.0.0
toybox.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin oybox.dll 0.0.0.0
GameUI.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\GameUI.dll 0.0.0.0
dinput8.dll C:\Windows\System32\dinput8.dll 6.0.6001.18000
hid.dll C:\Windows\System32\hid.dll 6.0.6000.16386
MenuSystem.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\bin\MenuSystem.dll 0.0.0.0
gm_sqlite.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua\includes\modules\gm_sqlite.dll 0.0.0.0
vaudio_miles.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\vaudio_miles.dll 0.0.0.0
Mss32.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\Mss32.dll 3.0.0.0
mssmp3.asi g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\mssmp3.asi 0.0.0.0
mssvoice.asi g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\mssvoice.asi 0.0.0.0
dsound.dll C:\Windows\System32\dsound.dll 6.0.6001.18000
powrprof.dll C:\Windows\System32\powrprof.dll 6.0.6001.18000
MMDevAPI.dll C:\Windows\System32\MMDevAPI.dll 6.0.6001.18000
AudioSes.dll C:\Windows\System32\AudioSes.dll 6.0.6001.18000
AudioEng.dll C:\Windows\System32\AudioEng.dll 6.0.6001.18000
avrt.dll C:\Windows\System32\avrt.dll 6.0.6001.18000
wship6.dll C:\Windows\System32\wship6.dll 6.0.6001.18000
serverbrowser.dll g:\program files\Steam\steamapps\meatloaf\garrysmod\bin\serverbrowser.dll 0.0.0.0
libvlccore.dll C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\libvlccore.dll 1.1.0.0
libqt4_plugin.dll C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\libqt4_plugin.dll 0.0.0.0
libvout_sdl_plugin.dll C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\libvout_sdl_plugin.dll 0.0.0.0
libxml_plugin.dll C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\plugins\libxml_plugin.dll 0.0.0.0

Mail the MDMP to support@garrysmod.com with full computer specs.