DWAYNE MCCLELLAN asked on March 20, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Webcam Software Causes BSOD Indicating Stream.sys
» My Windows 7 64-bit machine has lately become unable to stream any video. Whenever an application tries to pull video from a webcam or stream my desktop as a pseudo-webcam feed, I immediately crash to a blue screen of death. The error CODE is 0x000000C4, and it indicates the file stream.sys. This crash happens instantly with every webcam app I've got, including Skype, WebcamMax, ManyCam, and Google+ Hangouts. It also happens with different cameras, or even when no cam is attached at all.
When a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) system failure occurs for most users there is insufficient time to note down in full what it says; the exact text is important to anyone trying to diagnose what is wrong. You can gain the time needed when the error next occurs by following the procedure described below.
If you haven't done so already disable automatic restart on system failure. This should help by allowing time to write down the Stop Error code and related information properly. Select Start, right click on Computer select Properties, Advanced System Settings, Start-Up and Recovery, System Failure and uncheck the box before Automatically Restart. Do not re-enable automatic restart on system failure after getting this information as this setting is best left to not to allow Automatic Restart.
If the system failure occurs during the booting of the computer you need to try a different approach. You can access the Windows Advanced Options Menu on many computers by constantly pressing the F8 (Function) key during Start-Up and selecting the option - Disable automatic restart on system failure. This method is not always easy to use as it can be difficult to depress the F8 at exactly the right time. Try again if it does not work first time. On some computers a different key has to be used.
For a BSOD which not easy to get rid of, just use DLL Suite to fix it. It allows free download of any corrupt or missing dll file, including .sys files and .exe files.
NATHAN SPARKS replied on March 26, 2013