Windows 10: Is Riot Vanguard causing my computer to restart?

Discus and support Is Riot Vanguard causing my computer to restart? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; For the past couple of months, I have been getting PC restarts. Changing the settings to make the PC not restart only makes it completely freeze.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Ethan Rao, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Ethan Rao Win User

    Is Riot Vanguard causing my computer to restart?


    For the past couple of months, I have been getting PC restarts. Changing the settings to make the PC not restart only makes it completely freeze. Today I tried the minidump method, and I uploaded them to OneDrive.


    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Atf26tIQQ4TEo1edUuVdBV2WjcV_?e=CqRs8q

    I also took a look at them myself using the WinDbg tool - two of the minidumps pointed towards Riot Vanguard. Am I correct here? Should I just uninstall Riot Vanguard and Valorant for a while and see if that was indeed the issue?

    :)
     
    Ethan Rao, Sep 16, 2020
    #1

  2. BSOD on shutdown and restarts

    Its called riot vanguard. People were saying its a rootkit anti cheat software. Not quite sure what that means.
     
    NathanLeung1025, Sep 16, 2020
    #2
  3. __AW__ Win User
    Bluescreen after a few minutes of first startup of the day

    The most probable cause of the BSODs is the Vanguard anti-cheat driver. It's implicated in four of the five dumps. The other crash was a nonspecific memory corruption.

    vgk.sys

    Fri Jul 31 05:27:22 2020

    C:\Program Files\Riot Vanguard\vgk.sys

    Vanguard anti-cheat
     
    __AW__, Sep 16, 2020
    #3
  4. Is Riot Vanguard causing my computer to restart?

    random restarts

    Hi Lili,

    Hardware failure or system instability can cause the computer to
    randomly restarts. As our initial troubleshooting step, we suggest you to run the Power troubleshooter on your computer and check if it fixes the issue. Here are the steps:

    • Press Windows key.
    • Type Troubleshoot.
    • Under Find and fix other problems look for
      Power.
    • Then Run the troubleshooter.

    Update us with the outcome and if you need further assistance.
     
    Marilou Ser, Sep 16, 2020
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